If you’re planning a large construction, demolition, or residential clean-out project, chances are you’ll need a way to dispose of waste to avoid build up around the worksite. By renting a roll off dumpster to be dropped off when and where you need it and picked up when it’s full and the project is complete, you will eliminate the hassle of multiple trips to a waste disposal center and spend time working on what matters most. While we aim to keep this process as simple and hassle-free as possible, we understand that questions do come up and we’re always here to help.

Common Dumpster Rental Questions

As with any rental service, you want all the correct information before you initiate the project and get rolling. That’s why we put all our FAQs in one handy location. We’re all about convenient waste disposal, and we believe the dumpster rental process should be convenient from start to finish, too. Here are some common questions we get asked from time to time, but don’t hesitate to give us a call and ask us a question yourself.

What is a roll off dumpster?

A temporary, heavy-duty trash container that is used for short-term, clean-up projects is often referred to as a roll off dumpster. This type of dumpster is different than the dumpster you’ve seen behind your everyday restaurant for two reasons. First, a roll off dumpster is temporary and usually used for a project such as remodeling a house, renovating an apartment building, or a construction project that will result in large amounts of trash and debris that needs to be properly disposed of. Secondly, much like its name implies, this type of dumpster is made to be mobile and dropped off by trucks. In fact, they are literally rolled off the back of our truck when we personally deliver your dumpster to you.

Who can rent a roll off dumpster?

Everyone from contractors and construction companies to weekend warriors or homeowners making a move from one neighborhood to one across town can rent a dumpster. No special licensing or permits required. We only ask that you dispose of waste responsibly by only disposing of non-hazardous landfill waste. Please see our FAQ on “What kind of waste can I throw away?” below for more details!

How soon can I get my dumpster rental?

As soon as you give us a call to schedule a drop-off time for your roll off dumpster, we will check the current availability of our 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard dumpsters available for rental. We then work with you to schedule a drop-off time that meets your project needs. All that’s left to do from that point is load up the dumpster with waste and call us for pick-up once it’s full.

How do I determine what size roll off dumpster is best for my project?

Roll off dumpsters are sized based on how much waste they hold. An important thing to note is that a cubic yard of cardboard will weigh significantly less than a cubic yard of solid wood. The measurement of a cubic yard is 3 feet wide x 3 feet long x 3 feet wide. If you need help determining what size roll off rental will suit your needs best, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.

20-Yard Dumpster

8 feet wide x 22 feet long x 4 feet high and will hold 20 cubic yards of landfill waste

Capacity: 110-130 33-gallon trash bags, 1-3 tons (2,000-6,000 pounds) when filled*

30-Yard Dumpster

8 feet wide x 22 feet long x 6 feet high and will hold 30 cubic yards of landfill waste

Capacity: 170-190 33-gallon trash bags, 2-4 tons (4,000-8,000 pounds) when filled*

40-Yard Dumpster

8 feet wide x 22 feet long x 8 feet high and will hold 40 cubic yards of landfill waste

Capacity: 230-250 33-gallon trash bags, 4-5 tons (8,000-10,000 pounds) when filled*

*Depending on type of debris being disposed of

What kind of waste can I throw away in my dumpster rental?

KW Waste Management roll off dumpsters can be used for any type of non-hazardous landfill waste, including but not limited to:

Construction/Remodel Debris

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Concrete
  • Steel
  • Drywall
  • Clay & Brick Tiles
  • Wood
  • Sheetrock

Cardboard, Plastic, Trash

Yard Debris

Junk Cleanout

  • Old, broken furniture
  • Old Toys
  • Mismatched dishes
  • Unused items
  • Plastic and cardboard

Industrial Waste

  • Used office products
  • Plastic packaging
  • Clean glass
  • Paper and cardboard

What items cannot go in my roll off dumpster?

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (ERA) determines what materials are considered hazardous in Construction and Demolition (C&D). While most C&D debris aren’t hazardous, certain procedures must be carried out when disposing of materials deemed hazardous through the EPA’s RCRA. It’s not only the right thing to do as a company, contractor, or homeowner, it’s the law.

Some examples of hazardous materials are:

Home Clean-Out


Automotive body fillers


Oil filters



Batteries – NiCad (rechargeable)



Fluorescent light bulbs

Mercury switches (from thermostats)

Mercury thermometers

Dyes, paints, thinners, solvents, or cleaning fluids like Ammonia or Bleach

Materials that dissolve metal, wood, paper or clothing

Why should I rent a dumpster?

For safe and effective waste disposal at your residential or commercial worksite, a roll off dumpster offers a hassle-free and convenient solution that allows the individual, contractor, or company to spend more time on their project and less time on the following:

  • Figuring out how to make space for the incoming piles of debris
  • Going to and from the waste management center
  • Risking their crew, volunteers, or family members’ safety with unmanaged waste

KW Waste is an easy and affordable option for waste disposal, so trash and stress don’t build up.

Using KW Waste for your waste management solution is as easy as 1,2,3!

We know that every project has its own set of unique needs and challenges, that’s why we have a large fleet of roll off dumpsters and trucks, so you have what you need, right when you need it. At KW Waste Management, we will help you find the right solution to fit your waste solution needs in timing of drop-off, in the proper sizing of roll off dumpster, and in delivery service – all at a reasonable price. That’s how we roll. If you have any additional questions, we will be happy to discuss those with you! Reach out to us here.