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Choosing The Best Sized Dumpster For Your Yard

Once you have made the decision to rent a dumpster it’s time to pick out the right size for you. Depending on the size of the project and what materials you are looking to remove, you may want to get more than one dumpster, or adjust the size you were looking to get. 

Dumpster rentals work by the ton, so a 10 yard dumpster will typically be able to hold 2 to 3 tons of debris. Now, not all yard waste was made equal. Before you begin with the yard cleanup after a storm, or really want to make a water feature that pops, you have to start with a quick tally of materials you will be getting rid of. It may end up being more cost effective for you to get two smaller dumpsters instead of one large one if the materials you are putting into the dumpster end up incurring fees. 

Types of Yard Waste

  • Compostable 
    • Leaves
    • Twigs and branches
    • Shrubs
    • Small flowers
    • Miscellaneous plants
    • Natural, undyed mulch
  • Tree Removal
    • Large trunks
    • Large limbs
    • Root masses
  • Dirt
    • Topsoil
    • Clay
    • Sand
  • Misc Yard Waste
    • Plastic flower bed liners
    • Sod mesh
    • Sprinkler heads
    • Flower bed borders

Depending on the dumpster rental company you go with and the area you live in will depict what items can be put into a single dumpster together. Consulting with your chosen company will give you a good picture on if your project would be better served with one or two dumpsters. 

Compostable Items in Roll Off Dumpsters

Dumpsters for compostable items can incur fees if they find items that do not belong. Compostable items and products are able to break down and decompose naturally at the end of their life. Items like treated wood, stained wood or lumber, or dyed mulch cannot be placed in a dumpster that is specifically for compost items. Some areas allow the larger tree removal parts to be in with the compost dumpster, so verifying what can and can’t be placed saves you time and money. A dirt dumpster is best for large projects like installing a pool or leveling uneven ground. it will also be dumped and grated for items like large rocks, concrete, bricks, and other items that don’t belong. 

Dumpster Rentals for Yard Cleanup

All of these different components may sound daunting, but what you really gain from renting a dumpster for your yard waste is not just the time saved but the hassle of having to learn all of these rules on your own. A dumpster rental company will know the ins and outs of yard waste disposal with your local government and take the guesswork out of the equation, keeping your costs down. 

Dumpster rentals have never been easier or more affordable. With projects large or small, Sweet Dumps is here to support you and help you get your project done on time and on budget. Whether you are a homeowner, landscaper, or renting a property the experts at Sweet Dumps have seen it all. Call today for a free quote or if you have any questions. We work with our community, for our community.