How many pounds of material can I put in my rolling bin?
Rolling bins are typically rented based on how much trash they can hold in terms of internal cubic yards, but heavier materials will cause the bin to reach its limits long before it is completely full. The actual amount of weight that can be placed in a given container will depend on the size of the container in question, so below is a summary of standard roll-off container rental sizes, along with the maximum weight allowance.
10 yard containers – 1.5 Tons – 3000 lbs
These small trash bins are most commonly used to dispose of general household items such as books, boxes, furniture, papers, and small amounts of pipes. They are good for deep cleaning a small room.
20 Yard Dumpsters – 3 Tons – 6000 Pounds
These dumpsters are probably the most popular size with homeowners. They are great for getting rid of excess junk after taking care of general house maintenance, especially when redecorating or cleaning out the attic.
30 yard containers – 4 tons -8000 lbs
30-yard roll-off containers are typically used at the lower end of the industrial scale. They can handle a lot of weight, making them great for dealing with debris from heavy-duty and landscaping renovation projects.
40 yard containers – 5 tons – 10000 lbs
40-yard dumpsters tend to be used only on large-scale construction sites. They can move an incredible amount of trash, but since they take up a considerable amount of space, it is not feasible to use these types of bins in most commercial or residential sites.
One thing to remember when loading any dumpster rental is that regardless of how much space is left in the bin, if you are loading it with heavy material, you must be very careful not to exceed the specified weight limits. Doing so will not only cause problems when it comes to the rental company trying to take the container away, but it may also cause you to pay an additional charge as a result.
Most people won’t be able to tell if they’ve exceeded the weight limit for roll-off containers just by looking, but a good rule of thumb is that if you’re filling the container with heavy material (such as dirt or concrete), don’t fill it any higher. From the half. If you stick to that, you shouldn’t have any problems.