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Have you ever found yourself staring at an immense pile of rubbish from a home improvement or clean-up project, wondering, “How on earth am I going to get rid of all this?” Aha! That’s where dumpster rentals come into play. But choosing the correct one? Now that’s another story. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Understanding Dumpster Rentals and Dumpster Sizing

Renting a dumpster might seem daunting, especially if it’s your first time. From selecting the right size (10-yard, 20-yard, or 40-yard) to figuring out the rental process, it may feel like a puzzle you’re not equipped to solve. But fear not! Understanding the basics of dumpster rentals can make this a piece of cake, allowing you to manage your waste effectively and efficiently.

What Is a Dumpster Rental?

A dumpster rental is a service where you rent a large, rectangular container for disposing of waste materials. Picture a massive box capable of holding everything from your leftover renovation materials to that unsightly garden waste. They come in different sizes (10-yard, 20-yard, or 40-yard), offering flexibility based on your project needs.

Why Rent a Dumpster?

Why, indeed? Well, the primary reason people opt for dumpster rentals is to manage waste generated from large-scale projects efficiently. It saves multiple trips to the landfill, not to mention saving your vehicle from the mess.

Choosing the Right Dumpster Size

One of the biggest quandaries you may face is selecting the right dumpster size. It’s a delicate balance: too small, and you’ll find yourself with overflowing waste; too large, and you’ve spent more than you needed to. Recognizing the various dumpster sizes available and identifying which one is best suited for your project is crucial. A firm grasp on dumpster sizing will ensure you get the most bang for your buck and keep your project running smoothly.

Understanding Dumpster Sizes

Dumpsters are measured in cubic yards, denoting their volume. Common sizes range from 10-yard dumpsters, ideal for small projects, to 40-yard dumpsters, perfect for significant renovation or construction work. Think of it as a Goldilocks situation: you want to find the one that’s just right!

How to Determine the Right Dumpster Size for Your Project

When it comes to dumpster sizing, it’s better to err on the side of too large. A quick rule of thumb: for small to medium projects like garage cleanouts or minor renovations, a 10 to 20-yard dumpster might suffice. For larger projects like major renovations or construction, you may need a 40-yard dumpster.

But remember, these are just suggestions. Consider the nature and scale of your project, the type of waste you’ll produce, and local regulations. When in doubt, contact us; we’ll have the expertise to guide you.

Considering Your Project Needs

As much as we’ve been talking about the how, let’s not forget the why. Your project needs greatly influence the dumpster rental choice you make.

Evaluating the Type of Waste

Are you pruning the trees and need to dump a lot of green waste? Or perhaps dismantling an old deck, with wood and nails scattered everywhere? Different dumpsters handle different types of waste, so you’ll want to select a suitable one to handle your specific trash. Click here to compare sizes.

Estimating the Volume of Waste

Just as important is the amount of waste your project will generate. You’ll need a rough estimate of this to decide on the correct dumpster sizing. While it’s hard to be exact, being as accurate as possible will prevent you from having an overflowing dumpster or one that’s half-empty.

Choosing the Right Dumpster Rental Company

Now that we’ve examined the nuts and bolts of dumpster rentals and sizing, let’s consider where to rent your dumpster.

Best Customer Service

Our priority is to ensure that you are happy with our service. You will always speak to a real person here in Sacramento who will advise you on dumpster size and rate. We are professional and efficient—we guarantee it.

On-Time Delivery & Pick-up

No need to wait all day for your dumpster. We commit to a time and guarantee that we will deliver on our promise. And for the pick-up, we simply return for our dumpsters when you are finished. It is that easy.

The Right Dumpster

We offer three dumpster sizes that fit your budget and the needs of your commercial or residential project. We help you pick from our 10-yard, 20-yard, or 40-yard dumpsters. For our regular monthly commercial customers, we also offer various lid-covered sizes.

Best Prices in Sacramento

We guarantee the best rates for the service we provide in the greater Sacramento area. We pride ourselves in offering personalized service and still manage to offer rates that fit your budget. We also do not charge for same-day service.

Locally Owned Since 1991

We are a local Sacramento family business. We do not just operate and live here, we support other Sacramento businesses by shopping locally. Help stimulate our local economy and support local businesses rather than national chains.


What size dumpster should I rent for a home renovation project?

This depends on the scale of your renovation. For minor renovations, a 10-to 20-yard dumpster should suffice. For more extensive projects, consider a 30-to-40-yard dumpster.

Can all waste be disposed of in a rental dumpster?

Not all types of waste can go into a dumpster due to environmental regulations. Hazardous waste, certain electronics, and large appliances are usually prohibited.

How long can I keep a rental dumpster?

We offer flexible rental periods, while others have a strict schedule.

Are there extra fees involved with dumpster rentals?

Additional fees can include overage charges for exceeding the weight limit, late fees for extending the rental period, and fees for certain types of waste.

Can I place a rental dumpster on the street?

You might need a permit to place a dumpster on the street in Sacramento – contact us.