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Residential Portland Dumpster Rental Services for your Home Project


American homeowners are fascinated with DIY projects, and it shows in how they spend their money at big box stores, like Home Depot, Lowes and Menards.

The most popular types of projects seem to vary per state, but the National Association of Home Builders surveyed 2,000 contractors and found that 78 percent of them said bathroom remodels were the most common, which probably mimics what many DIYers are doing out there.

Regardless of the type of remodel you’re tackling at your home, you’re going to need a place to put all the refuse that is generated when you tear out the old and prepare for the new. If you haven’t yet tackled a demolition project, be prepared to load out more waste than you ever thought possible. That tiny little bathroom has hundreds of pounds of materials in it, which means you’re going to need a dumpster.


How big of a dumpster should I rent?


This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions residential dumpster rental service companies get, and it’s a good one. Dumpsters are measured in cubic yards. As you assess your project, think about how many truckloads of material you’ll be tearing out and you’ll get a better idea of how big a dumpster you’ll need. Here’s a rough estimate:

  • 10 cubic yard unit – 3 truck loads

  • 15 cubic yard unit – 4-5 truck loads

  • 20 cubic yard unit – 6 truck loads


The most popular types of projects seem to vary per state, but the National Association of Home Builders surveyed 2,000 contractors and found that 78 percent of them said bathroom remodels were the most common, which probably mimics what many DIYers are doing out there.


Typical sizes for common projects


Small bathroom remodels will usually only require a 10 cubic yard unit, but if you’re doing a larger bathroom and you don’t want to worry about packing every square inch of available space in your dumpster, you should be fine with a 20 yard container.

If you’re thinking about going through your garage and doing a big cleanout, you’re probably going to require a 10 yard unit, perhaps 15 if you’ve been hoarding junk for many years.

Depending on the size of your house, people gearing up for a whole house cleanout will usually require a 15 or 20 yard dumpster. Larger homes can go as high as 30 yard units.

Obviously, a complete demolition project, say an old two-car garage, will most likely require the largest unit possible if you want to get it taken care of in one fell swoop. If you’re working in a tight space and have limited room for a dumpster, you’ll need to go with a smaller unit, but you can make arrangements with Spotless Dumpster to schedule pickups and replacements until the job is completed.

Not many homeowners are willing to tackle a whole house renovation project on their own, but if you’re one of those rare birds, you’ll also require the 30 yard container.


Seek advice from professionals


If you have any questions about residential dumpster rental service, call us at Spotless Dumpster Rental. We’ve helped many, many clients tackling home improvement projects with roll off services. Whether you’re replacing a roof, tearing out yard waste or remodeling a bathroom or kitchen, we have the services you need to make your project fast and efficient.



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I never used such companies in my life but now i come in need of such company that can do car junk removal. Dumpster rental companies are not so helpful for that work, i must contact a junkyard for that task.

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