All dumpsters have a maximum payload weight limit. Here are some guidelines to consider when you are choosing a Denver dumpster rental.
a. Companies offer weight limits that are roughly 300 to 500 lbs per cubic yard; for example, a 12-yard roll off may have a 4,000 to 6,000 lb limit.
b. Some companies specialize in heavy loads; i.e., concrete, asphalt, etc.
c. Exceeding established weight limits will normally result in extra charges, and in extreme cases, can damage the roll off or the truck.
d. A cubic yard is a 3’ by 3’ by 3’ box, but unfortunately most materials do not come neatly packaged in those dimensions. Multiplying the length, width and height (in feet) and then dividing by 27 will give you the approximate number of cubic yards to be disposed of.
e. A pile of materials is a bit more difficult to calculate, but approximate volumes for small cone-shaped piles are as follows:
|Pile Height:||Pile Diameter:||Approx Yardage:|
|2’||5’||.5 cu yards|
|3’||6’||1.0 cu yards|
|3.5’||8’||2.0 cu yards|
|4’||9’||3.0 cu yards|
f. Below is a general guideline of materials’ weights:
|Material:||Weight of 1 cubic yard:|
|i.||Concrete (solid)||4000 lbs|
|ii.||Concrete (crushed)||3300 lbs|
|vii.||Glass (broken)||2700 lbs|
|viii.||Lathe & Plaster||2500 lbs|
|ix.||Dirt (loose)||2500 lbs|
|x.||Ceramic Tile||1500 lbs|
|xi.||Drywall (500 sq. ft.)||1100 lbs|
|xii.||Rail Ties (approx 7 – 8)||1000 lbs|
|xiii.||Asphalt Shingles (3.7 sq.)||1000 lbs|
|xiv.||Construction Demo||350 lbs|
|xv.||Furniture (various)||300 lbs|
|xvi.||Brush, Limbs||250 lbs|
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