5 Ways to Maximize Space in Your Dumpster Rental

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Whether you’re renting a dumpster for a home renovation project, junk cleanup, or move, you want to get the most for your money. If you’ve never rented a dumpster before, there are several things you can do to maximize your space so that you’re using every inch of space that you rent. The team at Sweitzer Waste Removal has compiled a list of 5 tips to help you get your money’s worth.

How to Maximize the Space in Your Dumpster

Know What is Allowed and What’s Not 

Many people are unaware of what’s allowed inside a rented dumpster. They may shy away from putting items in because they don’t think they belong. Most debris resulting from a construction site is allowed inside the dumpster. At Sweitzer Waste Removal, here are the items that are not allowed:

  • Hazardous or Medical Waste
  • Vehicle or Tractor Batteries
  • Gasoline
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Tires

If you’re unsure if an item can go in your dumpster, it’s always best to ask rather than just throw it in there.

Put Large Items at the Bottom

Putting large items at the bottom of the dumpster is a smart idea because it makes it safer for loading and helps to optimize the space you have. This also gives you space to put the smaller items on top.

Load Evenly

Load dumpsters evenly to make them more stable and to ensure that you are using all available space. This is especially true if you put all the large items at the bottom and the smaller items on top.

Don’t Overfill

Most dumpster rentals have marked lines to show how high the dumpster can be filled. Never fill it past the line because it can cost you extra time and money. It’s also dangerous to overfill your dumpster because materials can come up and cause harm.

Use Bags for Household Waste

Use bags for household waste. Uniform bags are easier to stack up, reducing gaps, and minimizing the number of bags you need. Tie bags securely to prevent spills or loose items. This will help to maintain an organized dumpster. Fill the bags to their recommended capacity to maintain a compact arrangement.

Are You Ready to Rent a Dumpster from Sweitzer Waste Removal?

At Sweitzer Waste Removal, we offer dumpsters in sizes ranging from 10-30 yards. 

Here’s a quick snapshot of what each dumpster can hold:

10 Yarder 11x7x3 2 Ton Limit 4 door car
12 Yarder 11x7x4 2.5 Ton Limit 4 door car
15 Yarder 13x7x5 3 Ton Limit Caravan vehicle
20 Yarder 16x7x6 4 Ton Limit Short Bus
30 Yarder 22x7x6 5 Ton Limit School Bus


If you’re ready to get the most out of your dumpster rental from Sweitzer Waste Removal, contact us today. Call us at 203-245-8840 or contact us online for more information and to schedule a convenient drop-off time. We can help you determine what size dumpster you need so you get the most out of your dumpster rental.