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Is A 20-Yard Dumpster Enough For Your Residential or Commercial Cleanup?

Are you moving? Selling your home? Planning a home renovation project? Or just cleaning house?


Or do you have a home remodeling or small construction project that's generating waste?


We have a 20-yd dumpster perfect for these medium-sized jobs. You can throw away any junk or trash you may have laying around. But you may be wondering what size dumpster you need. A 15-yard dumpster is a popular choice for many home renovation projects (it holds about five standard truck beds’ worth of stuff), but when you have a little more to get rid of, you may want to step up to this bad boy:



Here are some factors to consider:


Size of the Project

The size of your home renovation project is a key factor in determining whether a 20-yard dumpster is sufficient. For smaller projects, such as updating a bathroom or replacing kitchen cabinets, a 15-yard dumpster may be more than enough.


However, for larger projects, such as a whole-house renovation, a 20 cubic yard dumpster may be necessary.


By the way, our “How many truck loads fit in a dumpster?” page has some details that may help you.


What Kind of Waste Do You Have?

The type of materials you will be disposing of also affects the amount of space you need in a dumpster. Materials such as drywall and concrete take up more space than lighter materials such as wood or plastic. If your project involves a lot of heavy materials, you may need more capacity than what the 20-yard dumpster gives you.


Frequency of Dumpster Emptying

Another factor to consider is how often you'll need to empty the dumpster. A 20-yard dumpster can hold a significant amount of waste, but if you're generating a lot of waste quickly, you may need to have it emptied more frequently. This may be inconvenient if the dumpster is in a location that is difficult to access.


20-Yard Dumpster

Local Regulations For 20-Yard Dumpsters

Finally, it's important to consider any local regulations that may affect the size of dumpster you can rent. Some areas have restrictions on the size or placement of dumpsters, so it's important to check with your HOA or code compliance before putting a dumpster in front of your house


A 20-yard dumpster can be a good choice for many home renovation projects, but it's important to consider the size of your project, the type of materials you'll be disposing of, and any local regulations before making a decision. At Southern Roll Off Dumpster Rental, available sizes are:


  • 10 yards - 11 feet long, 3 feet tall, 8 feet wide

  • 15 yards – 20 feet long, 2.5 feet tall, 8 feet wide

  • 20 yards – 15 feet long, 3.5 feet tall, 8 feet wide

  • 30 yards – 22 feet long, 6.5 feel tall, 8 feet wide


If you're unsure whether a 20-yard dumpster is sufficient for your needs, we can help you determine the appropriate size and ensure you have the right dumpster for your project.


However Many Cubic Yards You Need, We're Here For You!

The 20 yard roll-off dumpster is great for seasonal yard cleanouts, small remodels, roofing projects, and spring cleaning. Sides are low for easy loading, and it’s big enough to hold all kinds of waste.


Southern Roll Off, LLC is Louisiana owned and operated, and fully licensed and insured. We provide fast, efficient, and dependable service to deliver both your dumpster and a hassle-free rental experience. We help residents throughout Baton Rouge and surrounding areas for waste and trash removal, site cleanups, and demolition services.


You can fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible with a full quote. Otherwise, just give us a call at 225-238-8000.

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