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Denver Roll Offs Weight Limitations

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
iii. Asphalt 3400 lbs
iv. Gravel/Rock 3200 lbs
v. Brick 3000 lbs
vi. Sand 2800 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

For the exact measurements and sizes of our Denver roll off dumpster trash removal containers, go HERE and HERE on the website to check them out and then give us a call with any questions you may have. We’ll can help you figure out the correct size for your job, so put our years of experience to work for you.


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