Know the Debris before Filling A Roll Off
Many customers do not think about the weight of the debris that is going into a roll-off dumpster. Even if a dumpster is half-full, if it is over the weight limit, it will not be able to be picked up to ensure the safety of the driver and people on the road. Sometimes, the dumpster is not able to be lifted off of the ground if it is too heavy. Therefore, it is important to know about how much the debris will weigh before filling the dumpster.
Dumpster sizes are measured in Cubic Yards. A 30-Yard Dumpster has the capacity to hold up to 30-Cubic Yards of waste. As a reference, a standard Ford F-150 pick-up truck can hold about 2.5 yards of waste when loaded level at the top. Cubic-Yards are a measure of volume and not a measure of weight. 1 cubic yard is equivalent to 3’ft Long x 3’ft Wide ‘x 3’ ft Tall box.
If possible, it is a good idea to avoid certain debris or planning to rent multiple roll-off dumpsters so that the weight will not exceed the allowed weight in the dumpster. Here are some of the heaviest debris:
- Roofing Shingles
If you have any questions or concerns about the debris weight in your roll-off dumpster it is always a good idea to talk to your hauler before renting the dumpster! They will be able to help you determine which size dumpster/how many dumpsters are needed to dispose of the debris.
Affordable Roll-Offs does not allow heavy materials such as rock, dirt, brick, sod, or concrete in our roll-offs. For more information check out the FAQs.