For major construction jobs, a 40 yard dumpster can help make your life a lot easier. They feature the same general footprint as a 20 yard and 30 yard dumpster, but they offer more height.

If you’re not sure about what size dumpster you need, here are a few tips to help you make that determination:

What will a 40 yard roll-off dumpster hold?

A 40 yard roll-off dumpster will take 40 cubic yards of waste. A 40 yard dumpster is 22’ long by 8’ wide by 8’ in height.

Dumpster size is measured in cubic yards, with one cubic yard being 3’ x 3’ x 3’ – about the size of your standard household stove or washing machine.

40 yard bin will hold approximately six to eight tons of waste. That’s about 20 pickup truckloads of waste. When you look at it that way, a 40 yard roll-off is a far more economical and time-saving choice than simply 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 can I use a 40 yard roll-off bin for?

A 40 yard roll-off dumpster is a good size if you are:

  • Doing new residential or commercial construction
  • Need to do a large home or building cleanout
  • Doing a complete demolition
  • Doing a whole-home cleanout
  • Doing major renovations
  • Replacing an entire roof
  • Renovating a large yard or landscape
  • Cleaning out a three-stall garage
  • Demolishing an inground swimming pool
  • Community cleanups

Still not sure what size dumpster you need? Give us a call today and we’ll walk you through it.

The friendly staff at Action Roll-Offs are experts in the dumpster rental business and we’ll never steer you wrong.

Roll off dumpsters vs. regular dumpsters

The biggest difference between roll-off dumpsters and regular commercial dumpsters is that roll-offs are used on a temporary basis, such as for construction or demolition projects, and commercial dumpsters generally remain on site for extended periods.

Additionally, Commercial dumpsters are on wheels so that they can be moved when necessary. Roll-off dumpsters are brought in on a truck and will remain in place until we come to haul your debris away.

40 yard Action Roll-Off dumpsters all have an open top and swinging double doors on one end. These doors can be opened for easy access or can remain closed.

Not all types of waste are suitable for a roll-off

Roll-off dumpsters make your life easier, but they are not suitable for hazardous waste. We do not accept the following types of waste:

  • Medical waste
  • Gasoline containers
  • Diesel containers
  • Automotive oils and oil containers
  • Chemical waste
  • Paint
  • Aerosols
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Fluorescent lighting and light bulbs
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • AC units
  • Appliances containing Freon

Due to various rules and regulations at Houston landfills and transfer stations, hazardous materials and appliances need to be disposed of in an appropriate manner. If you are disposing of any of these types of items, please let us know and we will advise you of your options.

Why Action Roll-Offs?

Action Roll-Offs gives you a distinct advantage in dumpster rentals. We are a highly rated service with an A+ BBB rating, proving our dedication to exemplary customer service. Our drivers are professional, presentable, and helpful to a fault and you will always have the peace of mind of knowing you’ve got a “man of action” on your side.

Our process is simple. All we need to know is what size roll-off dumpster you need, when you need it, where it’s going, and what you’re getting rid of. Once that process is complete, your dumpster will be on its way to you.

How much is a 40 yard roll-off rental going to cost?

We treat every single job and every single customer as a unique situation. While we do have a base rental price, we also have to consider the weight of the load, which may affect your total cost.

Your rental is priced by the day. A typical rental is usually about a week, but there are really no limits as to how long you can keep your dumpster and you will be charged accordingly.

To obtain a custom quote on the spot, call us directly, or fill out our online quote request at your convenience. Once we understand your needs, we will respond quickly with a quote and an action plan to get you started.

Action Roll-Offs offers the fastest response in the business, meaning that in most cases, you can order your roll-off and have it at your job site within 24 hours of your call.

Drop us a line 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!