The size of the container is determined by what you are hauling, the quantity of debris, and how you plan to load the container. Below are a few of the common materials loaded into containers.
Inert Material – Dirt, rock, block, concrete, sand, asphalt, tile, or any combination of these materials is considered inert material. They are considered inert because they produce no chemical breakdown, change, or activity over time, i.e., they do not rot. In contrast, miscellaneous trash and yard brush rot.
If you are hauling all inert material, you would need the smaller 15YD container. The dimensions of the 15yd container are: 8’ wide x 12’ long, and 5’ high. You may load INERT ONLY material in a 15YD container to flush, for a flat fee of $300, and are not subject to weight. In fact, heavy inert material is not recommended content for the 30YD or 40YD containers due to weight.
Depending on the quantity of material, you could get a 20, 30, or 40YD container for household clean-outs. The height of the 20YD container allows the average size person to load material over the side of the container. The 30 and 40YD containers would have to be loaded by either walking or wheel-barrowing the material into the container via the end door. All containers have 8’-wide end doors.
Depending on quantity of material and how you plan to load the material, any size container would work for construction or remodeling debris. The 15YD container includes up to 3 tons of dump for $300 with a rental timeframe of two weeks maximum; however, the 20YD container includes up to 4 tons for $325, and has a rental timeframe of up to four weeks. So , for an additional $25, you get an additional ton (a $42 value) and two additional weeks with the 20YD container versus the 15yd container.
Only Tile roofing is recyclable, and could be loaded to flush in a 15YD container. All other roofing material, could go in a 20, 30, or 40YD container, depending on quantity and how you plan to load the material. The roof of the average-size home, can be contained in a 20YD container; however, a large home or commercial site, would probably need a larger, 40YD container.
Yard Brush & Tree Trimmings
Yard brush and tree trimmings may go in a 20, 30, or 40YD container based on quantity, and how you plan to load the container. Get a 40YD container for large tree branches to allow for breadth, and a 20YD container for brush only. It is not recommended to load a tree trunk into a container due to weight of the trunk, in addition to the weight of the dirt attached. The 5’-high sides of a 30YD container is perfect for loading yard debris with a Bobcat.
Material Not Allowed In Containers
NO TIRES or any other petroleum-based product; No PAINT or other hazardous material or liquid. A refrigerator or any other appliance containing freon coolant, require an additional $50 charge per unit.