How to Choose the Right Roll-off Bin for Your Disposal Needs

Trying to figure out how much trash your event or project will produce can be tricky. You want to make sure your dumpster accommodates all of the debris, but you don’t want to pay for space you don’t need. But how do you ensure you don’t rent a dumpster that’s too big – or too small?

Need help determining what size dumpster you should rent? Contact Showbiz Restrooms. With our years of experience assisting customers with their dumpster rental needs, our team can help you choose the right dumpster at the right price. Call (818) 925-5544 today for the best dumpster rentals in Los Angeles.

Choosing the Right Size Dumpster

Dumpsters are categorized by the amount of trash or debris they can hold, which is measured in cubic yards. The size of the dumpster will help determine the type of event or project they will be best suited for.

Available Options

Roll-off bins and dumpsters typically come in the following sizes. We also provide examples of events each size is ideal for and an estimate of how many truckloads and trash bags of debris each size holds to help you determine which size works best for what you are looking for.

3 Yard

Measuring 6 feet wide, 4 feet high, and 4 feet wide, 3-yard dumpsters can hold 18 30-gallon trash bags and up to 600 pounds of debris, making them perfect for smaller events. Many event planners choose to rent multiple 3-yard bins rather than one larger dumpster, as they are better at concealing the trash and can be placed in multiple locations around the event.

10 Yard

These roll-off dumpsters can hold ten cubic yards of debris and are great for small, short-term projects or events. Holding around three pick-up truckloads of debris or 60 30-gallon trash bags, this size can easily accommodate the needs of at-home parties, garage clean-ups, and small home remodeling projects. 

20 Yard

A 20-yard dumpster is ideal for slightly larger events, such as class reunions or outdoor weddings, or projects, such as a medium-sized home renovation. Used for a wide range of waste and debris, this size dumpster can hold approximately six pick-up truckloads or around 120 30-gallon trash bags.

30 Yard

With a 30 cubic yard capacity, these dumpsters are suitable for a large single-day event, such as a corporate party, or a two-day event, such as a weekend festival. A 30-yard dumpster can hold around 4 tons or 8,000 pounds of debris and 180 30-gallon trash bags, making it also ideal for medium construction projects or remodels.

40 Yard

Holding around 240 30-gallon trash bags and up to 6 tons or 12,000 pounds, this size is perfect for large concerts or festivals, as well as whole-home renovations and large construction projects. 

What to Consider When Renting a Dumpster

Roll-off dumpsters are a great solution for temporary waste management for your event or project. However, there are some things to consider.

  • Where to Place the Dumpster – You will need to find a location that is not only convenient but also allows easy access for pickup and drop off. You may also determine that having a few smaller units placed in various locations around your event or job site will work best.
  • Compare Your Options and Shop Around – Take some time to learn about the available sizes, options, and prices, and be sure to get estimates from a few reputable waste management companies before committing.
  • Know What You Can and Cannot Dispose Of – There are certain regulations as to what can be placed in a dumpster. For example, toxic substances and asbestos can’t be disposed of in a roll-off bin. So, be sure to go over what you can and cannot place in the receptacle so you aren’t fined for improper disposal.
  • Plan Ahead – Waiting until the last second will limit your options. Your dumpster rental may also be delayed or end up costing you more. Plan ahead to ensure you get the right dumpster on time at the right price.

Contact Showbiz Restrooms Today

While planning for waste disposal isn’t the most glamorous part of your event planning, it is arguably one of the most important. To ensure you adequately accommodate the trash produced by your L.A. area event, you will need to choose the right-sized dumpster. When you work with a team that has years of experience planning the waste needs of large events, you can rest assured knowing your event will be a success.

At Showbiz Restrooms, our team is happy to assist you with all of your event’s waste management needs. From dumpsters to luxury restroom trailers, we’ve got you covered. For expert assistance with dumpster rentals in Southern California or any of our other temporary waste management services, fill out our online form or call (818) 925-5544 today.