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Old 08-17-2007, 09:33 AM   #1
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Dumpster size for a house remodel?


We are tearing out all carpet and linoleum, a tiled bathroom and shower, and just general trash and old paint, wood, etc left behind by the previous owners in a 2800 sq ft house. Do we need a 30 or a 20 size dumpster? Thank you!

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Old 08-17-2007, 07:53 PM   #2
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Not likely. I'm thinking more like 6' by 20'. Of course bigger is often (offen) easier but I've work BIG commercial construction jobs that don't use dumpsters THAT BIG!

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I have to disagree.

Go for the 20... You will fill it easily. Be sure you roll the carpet as you take it out--it will take up less space.
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1) No way to tell from here
2) You'll find more stuff to throw in there if it's there
3) Your neighbors will find stuff to throw in there
4) Your relatives will find stuff to throw in there

Get the 30
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I always get a 30... unless I know I only need 10 then I get a 20.
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1) No way to tell from here
2) You'll find more stuff to throw in there if it's there
3) Your neighbors will find stuff to throw in there
4) Your relatives will find stuff to throw in there

Get the 30
I couldn't agree more.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:38 PM   #7
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The difference in cost between sizes is nothin' compared to the cost of getting a 2nd container!

I paid $30 to bump up from a 15yd to 20yd and should have gone even bigger.

Among other things, you wont have to be worried about packing everything so nice and tight in there...
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Check in your area but most Dumpster Companies will charge an arm and a leg if you throw paint in (It's considered Hazardous waste). Your best bet is to go to a local recycle place with the paint.

As far as size a 20Yrd should be more than big enough.
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only cost me 100 bucks to go from 10 to 20. Here not cheap tho, with a break 460 bucks for 20
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Get the biggest one they have. Better to over estimate if this is a mysterious calculation.
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As far as sizes go, I would try going to www.domesticdumpsters.com. They have a FAQ section that helps to select the correct dumpster size. Also, don't forget about getting a permit for the dumpster. Most municipalities require the homeowner to obtain a permit before the roll off container is delivered. DomesticDumpsters.com also has local permit applications available for download.

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You would be surprised how fast you can fill a 30 yard dumpster. I bought a 1800 sf cabin this summer and filled 1 1/2 30 yard dumpsters from the demolition of a small single car garage and general cleanup of the house. For me, the price difference between a 20 and 30 was $45. I was also allowed more tonnage in the base rate.

If you find you have extra room, offer up the extra space to the neighbors.
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hey i am very late to answer this question but idea is not old anyway.
yes should be try 30 dumpster i think.It is very good.
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only cost me 100 bucks to go from 10 to 20. Here not cheap tho, with a break 460 bucks for 20
Holy buckets! Couple years ago (about the time this thread was started), when I was renovating a house I bought, we rented the biggest dumpster available for $180. The previous owner was a hoarder, so we filled it 3 times. I'm glad that "project" is in the past!
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Holy buckets! Couple years ago (about the time this thread was started), when I was renovating a house I bought, we rented the biggest dumpster available for $180. The previous owner was a hoarder, so we filled it 3 times. I'm glad that "project" is in the past!
I work in the estate sale business. I did a hoarder project a few months back. He was a mechanic type - car engines, transmissions, plumbing parts, about 20 wooden doors (not for the house, just spare doors), wood, gross furniture, carpet, mowers, on and on and on.

3 dumpsters worth. Get good with an axe to make things smaller. That extra labor is worth saving on dump costs.

If there is metal, don't forget the metal yard. Made $1700 in metal alone - half from steel (heavy...) the rest from copper and brass (wire and pipes), lead, and stainless steel.

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