It can be rather appealing to rent a dumpster, yet individual size differences that include 10-yard, 15-yard, and 20-yard dumpsters can determine which type of job they are best used for.
Having knowledge of which type of bin will best suit your needs can save you money and hassle in the long run. Here's what you need to know about renting a 10-yard dumpster VS a larger bin.
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About 10-Yard Dumpsters
Among the smallest of cleanup jobs you’ll take on, it’s always a good idea to choose a 10-Yard Dumpster Rental. It's the smartest choice when you need to get rid of large amounts of debris that would take forever with conventional pickup truck hauls. No matter if you decide to add backyard waste like leaves, branches, or grass clippings, it's also ideal for small home-based construction projects and renovations.
And though there are bigger containers that hold much more, a 10-yard dumpster can hold a lot of volume of heavy material like dirt, grass, tiles, and more. It’s also the perfect choice for low-cost alternatives when you’re doing smaller cleanup jobs that require waste disposal. Yet for all of the odd jobs you choose to use a 10-yard dumpster, it’s an easier solution that also comes with plenty of other benefits.
Best uses for a 10-yard dumpster
Smaller waste problems tend to be a hassle of the amount that needs to be hauled away. This is where a 10-yard dumpster makes quick work for cleanup and cleanout jobs. It's a container that can easily fit into nearly any flat area next to your home, in a backyard, or even in your driveway. It's also perfectly suited for light debris dumping that includes small furniture items, old carpets, and home remodel construction debris.
This smaller workhorse for dumpster containers is an additional idea for garden debris or asphalt shingles that need to be disposed of. Because it fits practically anywhere you need it for convenience, it can be dropped off just as easily and picked up when it’s full. You can see a video of how well it fits into a residential driveway here. It’s one of the best ways to have an efficient method for getting rid of stuff you don’t want anymore.
Types of projects ideal for a 10-yard dumpster
Cleaning out a garage
When faced with smaller task-based jobs, a 10-yard dumpster is perfect for fitting into tight spaces, and doesn't require more than a small room’s worth of debris to fill. The overall cost of renting this size container is more economical, making a 10-yard dumpster an ideal choice for weekend warrior projects. We also offer a done-for-you garage cleanout service, you can see more about it here.
Landscaping and Lawn Care
Outdoor cleanups that include backyard work involving tree and bush pruning, grass cuttings, and tossing away weeds work great with 10-yard dumpsters. It's also excellent after storms where fallen branches, seasonal leaves, and landscaping waste are removed from front or backyards.
Kitchen Remodeling Projects
Kitchen remodeling projects where old cabinets are removed along with old fixtures will fit in this ideal container just fine. This can further include old kitchen walls and floor tiles additionally, we offer debris removal if you're not feeling the task of loading up a dumpster yourself.
Bathroom Renovation Projects
Bathroom projects tend to have minimal debris aside from old cabinets or fixtures that are thrown into this container. If there are lots of floors and wall tiles, it makes sense to use a 10-yard container to dump all the construction waste for bathroom upgrades.
A typical basement cleanout is ideal for removing furniture, old carpets, and years of clutter that all fit into this container
Old roof shingles that are removed and replaced will have plenty of room in a 10-yard dumpster without adding to a roofing budget or requiring a bigger container.
Rotting wood from outdoor decks will easily fit into smaller dumpsters like this. Old wood beams and removed sections will all stack neatly along with any other clutter or construction material that is torn down and removed. See more about our demolition services here.
Moving Out/In Cleanouts
A favorite for homeowners or property managers includes house, apartment, or office cleanouts where light debris is quickly tossed into a 10-yarder. Even adding office furniture, and junk inside boxes fits perfectly to remove unwanted leftover items or debris without adding to moving costs or upkeep budgets.
Unwanted Appliance Removal
Using a 10-yard container to get rid of old refrigerators, washers, dryers, microwaves, and freezers are easy to group together so they all fit together in the same dumpster. This saves more time and money than single-trip disposals which all have these items removed without paying someone more with a pickup truck over several trips. If you only have an appliance or two for removal, you'll want to hire us for pickup, read more about it here.
Construction Site Cleanup Projects
For most home-based or small business construction projects, light debris and waste is best-suited for 10-yard containers. This is when old drywall chunks, removed fixtures, and all material that’s scrapped as garbage will fit conveniently. Even old 5-gallon buckets filled with debris can be tossed into these containers for easy transport to a debris dumpsite.
How much stuff fits in a 10-yard dumpster
Some worry that a 10-yard dumpster is not big enough for their cleanout needs merely due to its small-sized appearance. As looks can be deceiving, 10-yarders can hold much more than you think. On average, this dumpster can hold more than three pickup truck loads and will fit nine garbage cans worth of material. This is why it makes sense to rent because of the capacity to fit more than most people would expect for small-scale cleanout jobs.
Projects including roof replacement, window, and wall removal, and even remodeling projects all work just fine with 10-yard containers. Even slightly bigger jobs like driveway removal will all benefit from the amount of material and debris that fits into these smaller dumpsters.
Deciding Between a 10-Yard, 15-Yard, and 20-Yard Dumpster
Obviously, looking for the right size dumpster will have pros and cons no matter what size you choose. With a 10-yarder, there will be good and bad talking points that make it easier to decide if this is the best option for you. Here are some things you should consider:
Fits into spaces and areas where larger or longer dumpsters will not fit easily
Will not fit large pieces inside without demolishing them beforehand
Less expensive to rent than larger sizes making it cost-effective due to its size
Not good for projects where more than 2 or 3 rooms of junk need to be disposed
Perfect for small-scale projects that don't produce a lot of debris or waste
There can be weight limits if solid waste like soil or heavier material is placed inside
Cost of renting a 10-yard dumpster
All throughout Phoenix you'll find that most dumpster companies will charge within the same range of prices for 10-yard dumpster rentals. This price range can fluctuate from $300-400 per week or more depending on the number of days it will be rented. This cost is significantly cheaper than 15-yard to 20-yard dumpsters, making this size a deal for the rental price but is limiting if you have more material that needs to be dumped. See more on comparing dumpster rental pricing for various sizes.
This is why 10-yard containers are perfectly suited for occasions including spring cleaning, cleanouts, and small-scale demolitions. Because it’s a great balance for a container that’s space-saving, it’s also for ideal dumpster drop-offs where space is limited. You do want to consider that extra weight that’s put into 10-yarders beyond the limit amount will add on extra weight charges.
This is not typically a problem for seasonal clean-up jobs, small remodeling projects, and landscaping makeovers that will benefit from the cost to rent this size container.
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