Gainsborough Waste 20-yard dumpster that can be used at the construction site

The Best Uses for a 20-Yard Dumpster at Houston Construction Sites

Whether you’re managing a home renovation or a commercial real estate project, construction sites generate a lot of debris. And, all that waste needs somewhere to go. That’s why you should consider renting a 20-yard roll-off dumpster.

Renting a roll-off dumpster from Gainsborough Waste will help you quickly and efficiently dispose of debris on your construction site. We’ll even deliver the 20-yard dumpster directly to your location and pick up the waste on your schedule.

This process will keep your construction site clear of potentially hazardous materials, making it a safe environment for you and your employees. But what type of construction waste can you put in one of our dumpsters? We’re here to answer that question for you. We’ll also answer some other questions you may have about a dumpster rental.

Types of Construction Waste for a 20-Yard Dumpster

Take a look at the following types of materials we will accept in our roll-off dumpsters.

Dredging Materials

Any substances or objects removed during construction site preparation are considered dredging materials. Some examples of dredging materials include trees, dirt, rocks, and tree stumps. You may encounter a lot of these materials during a demolition project.

Wood, Glass, and Plastic

During the demolition process, many construction sites generate scrap wood, glass, and pieces of plastic, including PVC-based products, plumbing pipes, and Styrofoam insulation. Meanwhile, glass material waste may include windows, doors, or glass shelves.

Most of these materials are non-hazardous unless contaminated with a dangerous substance. We accept non-hazardous waste, so make sure any hazardous waste does not end up in the dumpster.

Metallic Waste

Metallic waste includes non-hazardous materials like copper, aluminum, iron, steel, and mixed metals. These products are easily recyclable. However, you must ensure they do not contain hazardous materials like oil or coal tar.


Are you breaking up old concrete at the job site? You can toss broken pieces of concrete into a dumpster. However, we won’t accept wet concrete that is rejected during construction. It must be dry concrete waste.

Why Rent a 20-Yard Dumpster?

You can rent various dumpster sizes to accommodate the demands of your construction site, but the most popular for our customers is a 20-yard dumpster. This size dumpster holds between six and seven pickup truck loads, with a weight limit of approximately 4,000 to 6,000 pounds. A 20-yard dumpster is a great choice for three key reasons:

1. Easy to maneuver and place. A 20-yard dumpster is ideal for smaller job sites that don’t have a lot of room to work with, especially a home renovation project. For commercial projects, this size dumpster is ideal for moving the dumpster to different locations at the job site. Each day, our team can relocate the unit to a specified location where the majority of the work will be performed.

2. Protects your people. Leaving construction debris scattered around your job site will expose your employees to a greater risk of an accident. You want to prevent injuries by providing your workers with a designated location to dispose of waste.

3. Keeps you organized. Another key benefit of using roll-off dumpsters is increasing productivity by ensuring a clean and organized job site. Instead of workers working around waste that accumulates at the job site, you can create a great environment for your crew to perform their duties free of obstacles.

We Make Waste Disposal Easy at the Construction Site

Construction site waste creates many hazards if not disposed of properly. If you’re a Houston construction site manager, save yourself the hassle and consider renting a 20-yard dumpster from Gainsborough Waste.

Our Houston-based customer service team is ready to schedule your dumpster rental. Call us today at 713-785-8050 to discuss your project, the number of dumpsters you need, and when you would like to receive the dumpster(s). We are here to help!