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How many truck loads fit in a dumpster?

We get asked this question frequently by many contractors and residents renting our dumpsters. They often want to know what the right sized dumpster is for them. And most people have a decent concept of how much they can fit into a truck load. However, many people have different size trucks which can make it difficult to nail down and exact ratio of truck loads to dumpster size.

However, here are some general rule's of thumb we give to most folks:


10 yard = 3 Truck Loads

15 yard = 5 Truck Loads

20 yard = 6 Truck Loads

30 yard = 9 Truck Loads

*These are considering standard truck bed sizes.

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