To help estimate the weight of the contents of your dumpster, please refer to the list of common debris types and their accompanying weights per cubic yard.
|Debris||Weight (lbs) per Cubic Yard||Weight (tons) per Cubic Yard|
|Bricks||2,500 - 3,500||1.25 - 1.75|
|Concrete & Asphalt||3,500 - 4,200||1.75 - 2.1|
|Dirt||2,000 - 3,000||1 - 1.5|
|Drywall||500 - 750||0.25 - 0.375|
|General Household Debris||150 - 400||0.075 - 0.2|
|Sand||3,000 - 3,200||1.5 - 1.6|
|Shingles (asphalt)||2,400 - 2,600||1.2 - 1.3|
|Shingles (slate)||9,000 - 10,000||4.5 - 5|
|Stone||2,600 - 2,800||1.3 - 1.4|
|Wood||300 - 500||0.15 -0.25|
|Yard Waste (no dirt)||400 - 700||0.2 - 0.35|
Here at Vine Disposal, it doesn’t matter what kind of garbage you have or how much of it there is. We have just the dumpster you need to dispose of whatever it is that you need to throw out. Just be sure to refer to our two charts to make sure you get the correct size.
In the first chart are the different sizes of dumpsters that we have available to you along with the length, width, and height dimensions. That way, if you have really large or long pieces of trash, you’ll know for sure if they’ll fit in the size that you are thinking about renting.
Of course, the overall material weight of your garbage and debris is the most important thing to make a note of. Since you can’t simply weigh all your trash, we put together this second chart to give you approximates regarding how much common trash weighs that usually gets thrown out in our dumpsters. If you were worried about all the garbage in your house weighing too much, you can clearly see that general house debris is actually the lightest thing on our list. Items such as concrete, asphalt, sand, and bricks have much higher material weights and might require a larger dumpster to compensate for that. If you have any slate shingles that you need to throw out, those will need special consideration because they are the heaviest debris, by far, on our list.
Please refer to our Dumpster Services page for additional information regarding the recording of debris weight, potential additional costs based on debris contents, and prohibited items. If you have any additional questions, you may reach us via telephone (Mon - Fri from 6 am to 6 pm, Sat from 9 am to 3 pm and Sun is Closed) or via our Contact Form. If you use the form, we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as we can with the answers you’re looking for.