How big is a ten yard dumpster?

This is a question we get often. Ten yard dumpsters are about ten feet long, eight feet wide, and four feet high. Knowing the dimensions of the dumpster doesn’t always allow us to visualize how much it can actually hold.


A ten yard dumpster can hold roughly three to five pickup truck loads.


These size dumpsters are commonly used in residential areas because they do not take up as much space. The benefits of using a ten yard dumpster is that is fits right in most driveways. We recommend a ten yard dumpster for the following projects:


Removal of a small deck

Yard debris cleanup

Small kitchen or bath remodeling

General household clean outs

Dirt and concrete removal

Interior renovations

Basement or garage clean outs


The ten yard dumpster is great for those smaller projects, especially when you are lacking the space for a larger size dumpster. The ten yard dumpster is the smallest dumpster we carry, and also the least expensive. If your job requires more then one dumpster, we recommend using a larger dumpster if you have the space. This will ultimately save you money in the long run.


For more information, be sure to check out our dumpster size guide.


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