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  • Guide to Renting the Right Dumpster This Summer

    May 12, 2021
    If you have plans to clear out clutter, update, or remodel your Las Vegas home this summer, you’re going to need a way to carry the debris away. You could load it up into the back of a pickup truck and haul it away, but that’s time-consuming and expensive. A more economical, practical way to remove unwanted debris, however, is to rent a dumpster. But, before you do, you’ll want to learn a few things about dumpsters. Dumpsters of various sizes are available to rent from Lunas Construction for the summer months. When choosing a dumpster it’s important that it’s the right size for your needs, is capable of holding the materials you have to discard, and that it fits the worksite. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right dumpster this summer:

    Determine the Volume

    The first thing to consider when renting a dumpster is how much you have to throw away. We have dumpsters with capacities ranging from 6 yards to 40 yards, so you can rest assured we have what you need. A good way to decide what size you need is to estimate the number of trash bags worth you’ll be discarding. Then, you can decide the size dumpster you need, typical dumpsters include:
    • 10 Yard – (14′ x 7.5′ x 3.5′), holds 50-70 trash bags
    • 15 Yard – (16′ x 7.5′ x 4.5′), holds 80-100 trash bags
    • 20 Yard – (22′ x 7.5′ x 4.5′), holds 110-130 trash bags
    • 30 Yard – (22′ x 7.5′ x 6′), holds 170-190 trash bags
    • 40 Yard – (22′ x 7.5′ x 8′), holds 230-250 trash bags

    Decide What’s Going in the Dumpster

    The size dumpster you’ll need will also depend upon what you plan on throwing away. Typically, smaller dumpsters are used for lightweight household trash, but not heavy materials. If you need to discard building materials and other heavy items, a larger dumpster is going to be required. We suggest renting:
    • A 6 to 12-yard dumpster to throw away common household items and trash.
    • A 16 to the 20-yard dumpster to get rid of light to heavyweight construction materials and other heavy items.
    • A 30 to the 40-yard dumpster for large amounts of lightweight items and materials.

    How Much Space Do You Have to Work?

    When renting a dumpster this summer, one of the most important things to consider is where it’s going to be. Although you may have a big project that requires a large dumpster, if you don’t have the room, you’ll have to adjust accordingly. Take note of potential issues with local ordinances, neighbors, and any tradespeople working on your site. Choose a dumpster that’s maximum size, but takes up minimal space whenever possible.

    Rent The Right Dumpster

    You’ve got a list of home improvement projects you’re itching to get done this summer. During the planning process, don’t forget to think about how you’re going to get rid of all that junk and debris. Contact us at Lunas Construction to find out how you can rent a dumpster for your next project. We offer a full line of dumpsters capable of handling whatever you’ve got to get rid of. Our dumpster experts have been helping people just like you get the right dumpster for years and we’re here to help you too. Not sure what size dumpster you need? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Just give us a call at 702-644-6840 and tell us about your project. We’ll be happy to help you decide what size you need, we’ll deliver it to your location, and we’ll pick it up when you’ve filled it.