Dumpsters are available to rent in several sizes, ranging from 5 cubic yards to 40 cubic yards. Many dumpster rental companies offer sizes in increments of 5 cubic yards. However, some companies offer more specialty sizes, such as 8- and 12-cubic yard sizes.
Typical 5 cubic yard dumpsters are ideal for small projects, such as a bathroom remodel. Dumpsters measuring 20 cubic yards are perfect for medium-sized jobs, such as roof removal and landscaping projects. Home additions and building demolition projects are best served by dumpsters that are 30 cubic yards or larger. Larger sizes are also recommended for most commercial building projects.