20 Cubic Yard Dumpsters

20 yard dumpster in residential driveway

How Big Is a 20 Yard Dumpster?

The typical dimensions of a 20 yard dumpster are 20 feet long, 8 feet wide and 3.5 feet high. These containers can hold up to 20 cubic yards of material, which is equivalent to about 120 13-gallon trash bags.

What’s the Weight Limit?

A 20 yard dumpster generally has a 2-3 ton (4,000-6,000 pound) weight limit. Disposal costs for this weight of debris are included in our flat-rate price. A microwave alone can weigh up to 50 pounds, so be aware that the weight of your debris adds up fast.

man standing in front of 20 yard dumpster with height, width and length dimensions

What Does a 20 Yard Dumpster Cost?

The average 20 yard dumpster rental price is between $222 and $589. Our rates are all-inclusive, covering delivery, pickup, taxes and disposal up to your container’s weight limit. But keep in mind that exact price of a 20 yard container will depend on your location and the type of debris you’re throwing out.

Learn More About Our 20 Yard Containers

A 20 yard dumpster is our most popular roll off dumpster size as it suits a variety of projects including room remodels, floor removals and large landscaping jobs. Check out the video for more information or call us to speak with a dumpster expert and order your 20 yard roll off container.

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Is a 20 Yard Dumpster the Right Fit For Your Project?
Remodeling & Construction
a 20 yard roll off container with wood planks in the foreground

DIY experts, homeowners and contractors use 20 yard roll off dumpsters for jobs such as:

  • Renovating a master bathroom.
  • Remodeling a small kitchen.
  • Completing a roof tear-off.
  • Removing walls, flooring and carpet.

We take a range of construction debris including:

  • Plaster
  • Drywall
  • Wood
  • Flooring and Carpet
  • Countertops
  • Cabinetry

Typical Covered Weight Limit: 2-3 tons
carpet, boxes and other household debris inside of a 20 yard container

Cleaning out a home often requires a 20 yard dumpster to manage the debris from projects like:

  • Cleaning out the garage.
  • Decluttering an attic and basement.
  • Tossing items out before a move.

A 20 yard dumpster can take a variety of home cleanout items including:

  • General Trash
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Electronics

Typical Covered Weight Limit: 2-3 tons
Heavy Debris Jobs
heavy debris inside of 20 yard roll off container

Landscaping companies and homeowners rent 20 yard containers for a variety of outdoor projects including:

  • Removing trees.
  • Large yard cleanups.
  • Repairing a driveway and sidewalk.
  • Removing a brick or concrete path.

Many types of heavy debris can be thrown into a roll off dumpster including:

  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Brick
  • Block
  • Yard Waste
  • Stumps

Typical Covered Weight Limit: 10 tons

Please note that covered weight limits and accepted items may vary by location.

Not Sure a 20 Yard Dumpster Is Right for You?

If you don't think a 20 yard roll off dumpster is the best fit for your project, we have other size options. Use our dumpster weight calculators to estimate the weight of your debris and determine the correct size container for your project. Or just give us a call at 844-444-DUMP to get advice from our team.

We rent to customers working on a huge range of projects. Your team member will ask the right questions to help you make the best choice for your specific needs. And we make it easy to schedule a swap-out or rent additional containers if your needs change throughout your project.

Size Information

10 Yard Dumpster

Dimensions: 10 feet x 8 feet x 3.5 feet
Covered Weight Limit: 2 - 3 tons

15 Yard Dumpster

Dimensions: 14 feet x 8 feet x 4 feet
Covered Weight Limit: 2 - 3 tons

30 Yard Dumpster

Dimensions: 20 feet x 8 feet x 5.25 feet
Covered Weight Limit: 3.5 – 5 tons

40 Yard Dumpster

Dimensions: 20 feet x 8 feet x 7 feet
Covered Weight Limit: 5 - 6 tons

Please note: weight limits and dimensions can vary by location.

Ask Our Team About the Best Size for Your Job

Call 844-444-3867

How to Prepare for Delivery and Pickup for a 20 Cubic Yard Dumpster

When you order a 20 yard dumpster, keep in mind that you’ll need to provide placement instructions for our team. You won’t need to be onsite during delivery or pickup, but keep the following guidelines in mind:

Clear a Space:

Select a location for your dumpster. Remember that you’ll need a permit from the city to have the dumpster placed on the street.

Remove Obstacles:

The truck will need about 60 feet of space and 23 feet of vertical clearance to raise and place the dumpster.

Call for Removal:

Don't forget to call to schedule pickup for your dumpster on or before the last day of your rental period.

Once your order is completed over the phone, our team will send you an email with additional details, including a list of prohibited items and a copy of your invoice.