Houston contractors discussing their need for a 30-yard dumpster at their job site.

Best Uses of a 30-Yard Dumpster for Houston Contractors

No matter what type of work you’ve been contracted to do, you’re going to produce waste. This is especially obvious when the job calls for removing something, but you shouldn’t overlook the waste from construction packing materials either. For medium to large jobs, a 30-yard dumpster can be the ideal solution.

Measuring 22 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 5.5 feet tall, these dumpsters get their name from their 30 cubic yard capacity. They’re great for jobs at private homes, as they will fit in most driveways. In addition, the door on the end of the dumpster makes walk-in unloading a breeze, which is incredibly convenient for wheelbarrows.

So what types of jobs should make you lean towards the 30-yard dumpster? We’ve put together a list of some of the best uses for this model we could find.


Home renovations, especially kitchens and bathrooms, generate a large amount of trash. You’re going to need space for things like cabinets, bathtubs, countertops, sinks, and toilets. Even the waste from pulling up old floorboards and tiles adds up.

30-yard dumpsters are a convenient way to get the old pieces out of your way without multiple trips to a dumpsite. The waste generated by the average renovation can be carted away in one go, leaving the driveway clear for you to move in the new material.

Medium to Large Cleanouts

If you’ve ever had to clean out a house after a flood, fire, or even a hoarding situation, you know the benefits of having a large dumpster on hand to take care of the mess. Furniture, appliances, clothing, and electronics all have to go. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, you can waste half of your crew hauling the trash away.

Instead, park one of our 30-yard dumpsters in the driveway. You’ll be loading up couches, beds, and even wheelbarrows full of trash in no time. Afterward, we’ll collect the dumpster, and you’ll be left with a clean job site.

Outdoor Removal Projects

30-yard dumpsters are also ideal for large removal projects. For example, if your client is replacing an in-ground swimming pool or getting rid of an old deck, you’ll need to get rid of a lot of trash. Instead of piling up lumber or pieces of pool lining on their lawn for eventual disposal, you can keep your site clean as you go.

Designating a few crew members to haul the trash to the dumpster keeps your site from looking cluttered, and that can keep your client happier. After all, they’re interested in a new pool or deck, not having their yard turned into a temporary landfill.

Large Yard Cleanup

Sometimes a client is looking for a clean slate for their landscaping. This can mean eliminating trees, shrubs, and other plants, but there’s often more to it than that. For example, landscaping rocks or bricks may need to go, or even larger items like birdbaths or children’s play areas.

With the proper breakdown of the larger trees, a 30-yard dumpster will accommodate most yard cleanup jobs. Your client will be left with a pristine yard to make their own instead of piles of debris that will eventually be hauled away but are killing their grass in the meantime.

Smaller Construction/Demolition

Finally, smaller construction and demolition jobs can easily benefit from a 30-yard dumpster. Home additions, in particular, are good candidates for this size waste solution. If you’re adding on a room or extending a porch, you need somewhere to collect the construction debris, packing materials, and other waste.

Come prepared with a 30-yard dumpster and save yourself the hassle of making repeated trips to the dumpsite or leaving clutter in your client’s yard or house. It’s a simple solution that will not only save you time, it will also make you look more professional to your client.

Schedule Your 30-Yard Dumpster Rental Today

Gainsborough Waste has a large inventory of roll off dumpsters in various sizes for you to choose from. If it sounds like your job needs a 30-yard dumpster, give us a call today. We’ll schedule your rental and service it on your schedule.