If you are renovating or have a major construction project coming up, a 30 yard dumpster might be the right size for you. They have the same footprint as a 20 yard dumpster but are a little higher. The key to choosing the right size roll-off dumpster is in being able to estimate how much you are going to need to dispose of.

What’s the difference between a roll-off dumpster and a regular dumpster?

Roll-off dumpsters are used on a temporary basis, as opposed to commercial dumpsters, which are used for garbage disposal and will remain on-site at the business who is renting it.

Commercial dumpsters are usually on wheels so that they can be moved easily. Roll-off dumpsters do not have wheels and will remain in place until the truck comes to pick it up.

Because of this, you need to ensure that the surfaces your dumpster will be sitting on are protected. We recommend a sheet of plywood be placed in the area to minimize the impact on your driveway or yard.

A roll-off dumpster is delivered on a truck and will remain at your job site until it is scheduled for pickup. 30 yard Action Roll-Off dumpsters feature an open top and swinging double doors on one end, which can be opened for walk-in access or closed to contain your debris.

Some older 30 yard containers do not have doors, however, our entire fleet at Action Roll-Offs are newer models and all of them have this handy feature.

How much waste does a 30 yard roll-off dumpster hold?

A 30 yard roll-off dumpster holds 30 cubic yards of waste. Dumpster size is measured in volume, so a 30 yard dumpster would be 22’ long by 8’ wide by 6’ in height.

So, in terms of figuring out the size you need, if you think about an average household stove, that’s about one cubic yard. A 30 yard dumpster, therefore, would accommodate 30 such appliances.

Another gauge might be the number of pick-up truck loads that would equal 30 cubic yards. A 30 yard bin will accommodate the equivalent of roughly 12-15 pickup truckloads of waste. When you look at it that way, a 30 yard roll off is a much more economical and time-saving choice than doing it yourself.

If you aren’t sure about how large of a dumpster you will need, we invite you to speak to one of our dumpster specialists directly. Action Roll-Offs is a leader in Houston roll-off rentals and our friendly associates are always happy to help.

What is a 30 yard roll-off bin good for?

A 30 yard roll-off dumpster is a good size if you are:

  • Doing a major renovation
  • Starting new construction of house, cottage, or outbuilding
  • Undertaking a large roofing job
  • Getting ready for a demolition
  • Doing a whole-home cleanout
  • Removing a large deck
  • Renovating a large yard or landscape
  • Removing and replacing a perimeter fence
  • Cleaning out a two-stall garage
  • Demolishing a shed or outbuilding
  • Demolishing an inground swimming pool

If you need help deciding what size dumpster you need for your project, give us a call today and we’ll walk you through it. Our people are friendly and professional and one thing is for sure – they know dumpsters better than anybody in the entire Houston area!

What types of waste are you moving?

Roll-off dumpsters are handy, but they are not suitable for every type of waste. We do not accept hazardous waste such as:

  • Medical waste
  • Gasoline containers
  • Diesel containers
  • Automotive oils and oil containers
  • Chemical waste
  • Paint
  • Aerosols
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Fluorescent lighting and light bulbs

The reason we do not accept such materials is due to the rules and regulations at landfills and transfer stations. Hazardous materials and appliances need to be disposed of appropriately and this is an entirely separate undertaking.

Additionally, many items that you are throwing away can be recycled. This way, recyclable items such as lumber, cardboard, glass, and so on, can be kept out of the landfills and put to better use.

How much is a 30 yard roll-off rental going to cost?

Every job is different. We have a base rental price but we also need to consider what you are disposing of and the weight of that load.

To receive a custom quote, call today or visit our Get A Quote page and request a quote online at your convenience. Once we understand your needs, we will respond quickly with a quote and a plan to get you started.

Action Roll-Offs offers super-fast response, meaning that in most cases, you can order your roll-off and have it on site within 24 hours. Call today and find out why Action Roll-Offs is Houston’s favorite roll-off dumpster rental service.


Call: 979 826 2815

Never wait to order, we’re ready for your call. Our Customer Success team will ensure you choose the perfect sized dumpster for your needs, complete with super fast delivery and on time pickup!