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What You Need To Know Before Receiving Your Dumpster

Dumpster Sizing Checklist

What you need to know when
choosing a dumpster

Dumpster Sizing Checklist

BAC offers its customers four different can sizes. 10, 15, 20, 30 YD containers.
Estimating your waste load will help determine the best can size. You don’t want to order a container that is too small or too big.

Use this simple guide to help you estimate the waste load you might have for your next project. If you have any questions about your projects and how to estimate what size dumpster you might need, we are always available via email of phone to help.

Roll Off Dumpsters

  10 YD 15 YD 20 YD 30 YD
Length 12 FT 14 FT 16 FT 22.5 FT
Width 8 FT 8 FT 8 FT 8 FT
Height 3 FT 4 FT 6 FT 6 FT
Common Uses Smaller Projects    

About (3) three truck loads         

Holds about 30 days’ worth of manure for (1) one or (2) two horse(s)
Smaller to Medium Sized projects

About (4.5) four and half truck loads      

Holds about 30 days’ worth of manure for (2) two – (4) four horse(s)
Medium Sized projects           

About (6) truck loads         

Holds about 30 days’ worth of manure for (4) four – (6) six horse(s)
Medium to Larger Projects    

About (9) nine truck loads         

Holds about 30 days’ worth of manure for (6) six – (8) eight horse(s)

Front Load Dumpsters

2 YD FL 4 YD FL 6 YD FL 8 YD FL
The 2 Yard Front Load dumpster is generally suitable for collecting mixed waste from small businesses that have a less significant waste stream or for families that don’t need frequent servicing. The 4 YD Front Load dumpster can cope with mixed debris and is a nice size for a large family, or office buildings. The 6 Yard Front load dumpster is appropriate for medium-to-large-sized businesses that generate most types of solid waste, as well as for farm use. The 8 Yard Front Load dumpster is best for the regular waste management needs of large scale businesses, schools, as well as shopping centers, restaurants, convenience stores, and gas stations.
  • Service frequency includes weekly, biweekly, monthly pickups, etc.
  • Holds approx. 15 13-gallon trash bags (standard kitchen size bag)
  • No sliding door; lock bar available for additional cost
  • Also available for recycling-specific materials
  • Service frequency includes weekly, biweekly, monthly pickups, etc.
  • Holds approx. 30 13-gallon trash bags (standard kitchen size bag)
  • No sliding door; lock bar available for additional cost
  • Also available for recycling-specific materials
  • Service frequency includes weekly, biweekly, monthly pickups, etc.
  • Holds approx. 45 13-gallon trash bags (standard kitchen size bag)
  • Also available for recycling-specific materials
  • Includes sliding door; lock bar available for additional cost
  • Bear-proof option available for additional cost
  • Service frequency includes weekly, biweekly, monthly pickups, etc.
  • Holds approx. 60 13-gallon trash bags (standard kitchen size bag)
  • Also available for recycling-specific materials
  • Includes sliding door; lock bar available for additional cost
  • Bear-proof option available for additional cost

Requesting a Quote

What you need to know
before you call

Requesting a Quote: What you need to know before you call

You decide it’s time to clean out your garage, or you are remodeling your bathroom, and you decide the best way to dispose of all the material is by renting a dumpster can. But you have never ordered a dumpster can before or you are familiar with dumpster cans but have a different situation this time. So now what? Call BAC when you are ready! But before you do, check out our pre-ordering checklist before you make the call. If you are not sure on how to answer any of the items, our friendly customer service representatives can help you answer any of your questions.

  1. County Regulations
    First of all, it is important that you familiarize yourself with any county regulations if you live within a subdivision or HOA. Some counties or subdivisions require permits to have a dumpster can placed on your property or street, while others may not.
  2. What are you trying to dispose of?
    BAC will accept household, construction, brush, and manure.
  3. Estimate your waste load
    Estimating how much and what type of waste you are trying to get rid of will help determine the best dumpster can size.
  4. Determine the best dumpster can size
    BAC offers its customer’s four different can sizes. 10, 15, 20, 30 YD containers.Estimating your waste load will help determine the best can size. As you don’t want to order a container that is too small or too big. See our simple chart to see what size is best for your project.
  5. Familiarize yourself with the do and don’ts of renting a dumpster can
    You can basically dispose of anything in dumpster cans. But there are some items that should not be placed in the container for safety reasons.

    To get the full list, check out our do’s and don’ts check list, see our FAQs/terms of condition page, or give us a call.
  6. Determine when you want your dumpster can delivered
    Is it better for you to arrange delivery in the morning or afternoon, Monday or Tuesday? Or do you need it ASAP? Morning deliveries are scheduled between the hours of 7am-12pm, whereas afternoon deliveries are scheduled between the hours of 12pm-5pm. It’s always a good idea to call BAC at least 24 hours in advance to make sure you schedule your container the day and timeframe you want it delivered.
  7. Determine the placement
    Placement of the container is very important. Make sure you state exactly where you need the dumpster placed, and make sure that the location is a safe, flat surface. If you would like boards placed under the container to help avoid damage to surfaces such as pavement or asphalt, you may request boards for a minimal fee, unless you have those already on site.

    Also, make sure that the route to your container placement is safe to get to as well, to prevent any damage to surface or septic tanks.
  8. Arrange for removal and disposal
    BAC dumpster can rental periods are for 14 days unless other arrangement have been made. There are daily fees after the specified amount of time, but please do not let that stop you from keeping the container longer if you haven’t completed your project. 

    Give us a call at least 24 hours ahead of time when you are ready to have the dumpster can removed. 

Do’s & Don’ts

What you can and cannot put
in your dumpster

Do’s and Don’ts: What you can and cannot put in your dumpster

You can basically dispose of anything in dumpster cans. But there are some items that should not be placed in the container for safety reasons. Those items include hazardous materials such as gas, propane tanks, vehicles, paint, asbestos, liquid waste, or infectious waste.

Try to place the material as evenly as possible when disposing of material in the container to avoid any delays at time of removal, and keep material at or below the top rail of the container.

Electronics, refrigerant containing appliances, tires, mattresses or box springs incur extra fees atop of the quoted price, so please either avoid placing the material in the container or understand that there will be extras fees.

To get the full list, check out our FAQs, view our terms of conditions page, or give us a call.

Dumpster Sizing Checklist

BAC offers its customers four different can sizes. 10, 15, 20, 30 YD containers.
Estimating your waste load will help determine the best can size. You don’t want to order a container that is too small or too big.

Use this simple guide to help you estimate the waste load you might have for your next project. If you have any questions about your projects and how to estimate what size dumpster you might need, we are always available via email of phone to help.

Roll Off Dumpsters

  10 YD 15 YD 20 YD 30 YD
Length 12 FT 14 FT 16 FT 22.5 FT
Width 8 FT 8 FT 8 FT 8 FT
Height 3 FT 4 FT 6 FT 6 FT
Common Uses Smaller Projects    

About (3) three truck loads         

Holds about 30 days’ worth of manure for (1) one or (2) two horse(s)
Smaller to Medium Sized projects

About (4.5) four and half truck loads      

Holds about 30 days’ worth of manure for (2) two – (4) four horse(s)
Medium Sized projects           

About (6) truck loads         

Holds about 30 days’ worth of manure for (4) four – (6) six horse(s)
Medium to Larger Projects    

About (9) nine truck loads         

Holds about 30 days’ worth of manure for (6) six – (8) eight horse(s)

Front Load Dumpsters

2 YD FL 4 YD FL 6 YD FL 8 YD FL
The 2 Yard Front Load dumpster is generally suitable for collecting mixed waste from small businesses that have a less significant waste stream or for families that don’t need frequent servicing. The 4 YD Front Load dumpster can cope with mixed debris and is a nice size for a large family, or office buildings. The 6 Yard Front load dumpster is appropriate for medium-to-large-sized businesses that generate most types of solid waste, as well as for farm use. The 8 Yard Front Load dumpster is best for the regular waste management needs of large scale businesses, schools, as well as shopping centers, restaurants, convenience stores, and gas stations.
  • Service frequency includes weekly, biweekly, monthly pickups, etc.
  • Holds approx. 15 13-gallon trash bags (standard kitchen size bag)
  • No sliding door; lock bar available for additional cost
  • Also available for recycling-specific materials
  • Service frequency includes weekly, biweekly, monthly pickups, etc.
  • Holds approx. 30 13-gallon trash bags (standard kitchen size bag)
  • No sliding door; lock bar available for additional cost
  • Also available for recycling-specific materials
  • Service frequency includes weekly, biweekly, monthly pickups, etc.
  • Holds approx. 45 13-gallon trash bags (standard kitchen size bag)
  • Also available for recycling-specific materials
  • Includes sliding door; lock bar available for additional cost
  • Bear-proof option available for additional cost
  • Service frequency includes weekly, biweekly, monthly pickups, etc.
  • Holds approx. 60 13-gallon trash bags (standard kitchen size bag)
  • Also available for recycling-specific materials
  • Includes sliding door; lock bar available for additional cost
  • Bear-proof option available for additional cost

Requesting a Quote: What you need to know before you call

You decide it’s time to clean out your garage, or you are remodeling your bathroom, and you decide the best way to dispose of all the material is by renting a dumpster can. But you have never ordered a dumpster can before or you are familiar with dumpster cans but have a different situation this time. So now what? Call BAC when you are ready! But before you do, check out our pre-ordering checklist before you make the call. If you are not sure on how to answer any of the items, our friendly customer service representatives can help you answer any of your questions.

  1. County Regulations
    First of all, it is important that you familiarize yourself with any county regulations if you live within a subdivision or HOA. Some counties or subdivisions require permits to have a dumpster can placed on your property or street, while others may not.
  2. What are you trying to dispose of?
    BAC will accept household, construction, brush, and manure.
  3. Estimate your waste load
    Estimating how much and what type of waste you are trying to get rid of will help determine the best dumpster can size.
  4. Determine the best dumpster can size
    BAC offers its customer’s four different can sizes. 10, 15, 20, 30 YD containers.Estimating your waste load will help determine the best can size. As you don’t want to order a container that is too small or too big. See our simple chart to see what size is best for your project.
  5. Familiarize yourself with the do and don’ts of renting a dumpster can
    You can basically dispose of anything in dumpster cans. But there are some items that should not be placed in the container for safety reasons.

    To get the full list, check out our do’s and don’ts check list, see our FAQs/terms of condition page, or give us a call.
  6. Determine when you want your dumpster can delivered
    Is it better for you to arrange delivery in the morning or afternoon, Monday or Tuesday? Or do you need it ASAP? Morning deliveries are scheduled between the hours of 7am-12pm, whereas afternoon deliveries are scheduled between the hours of 12pm-5pm. It’s always a good idea to call BAC at least 24 hours in advance to make sure you schedule your container the day and timeframe you want it delivered.
  7. Determine the placement
    Placement of the container is very important. Make sure you state exactly where you need the dumpster placed, and make sure that the location is a safe, flat surface. If you would like boards placed under the container to help avoid damage to surfaces such as pavement or asphalt, you may request boards for a minimal fee, unless you have those already on site.

    Also, make sure that the route to your container placement is safe to get to as well, to prevent any damage to surface or septic tanks.
  8. Arrange for removal and disposal
    BAC dumpster can rental periods are for 14 days unless other arrangement have been made. There are daily fees after the specified amount of time, but please do not let that stop you from keeping the container longer if you haven’t completed your project. 

    Give us a call at least 24 hours ahead of time when you are ready to have the dumpster can removed. 

Do’s and Don’ts: What you can and cannot put in your dumpster

You can basically dispose of anything in dumpster cans. But there are some items that should not be placed in the container for safety reasons. Those items include hazardous materials such as gas, propane tanks, vehicles, paint, asbestos, liquid waste, or infectious waste.

Try to place the material as evenly as possible when disposing of material in the container to avoid any delays at time of removal, and keep material at or below the top rail of the container.

Electronics, refrigerant containing appliances, tires, mattresses or box springs incur extra fees atop of the quoted price, so please either avoid placing the material in the container or understand that there will be extras fees.

To get the full list, check out our FAQs, view our terms of conditions page, or give us a call.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact your local area government.

  • Manure
  • Landscape waste
  • Construction Debris
  • Roof Shingles
  • Renovation Debris
  • We can also haul and deliver mulch, stone, sand, etc

And so much more, please call 844-229-7300 for more information!

Once payment is made by credit card, or other means, a roll off dumpster will be delivered to you the next business day, if not the same day.

Rental costs depend on the size of the roll off dumpster (s) you choose.

Please call us for more information at 844-229-7300, or info@bigasscans.com.

It is preferred, but not necessary. However, please be as specific as possible when stating the location you would like the roll off dumpster to be placed, otherwise the drivers will use their best judgment and place the roll off container in the safest accessible area. For removal, customer agrees to provide unobstructed access to the roll off dumpster rental equipment on the scheduled pick-up day; if the dumpster rental is inaccessible, customer may be subject to additional pick-up charges.

It depends on the size of roll off container you wish to obtain. Please call 844-229-7300 for additional information about weight guidelines for a roll off dumpster rental in Northern Virginia.

We accept all major credit cards and e-check, and of course, CASH!

Please call 844-229-7300 to discuss your different options.

Call us at 844-229-7300 or send us email at info@bigasscans.com and we will discuss having a dumpster delivered to your location. You can also request a quote online, please give us at least one business day to process your quote.