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How to Estimate Dumpster Size:

Measurement Information

1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet (3 feet X 3 feet X 3 feet)

To figure how many yards you need measure the length and width of the area you intend to cover in feet.

Pick-up truck hold about 3 cubic yards


Household items

a good way to visualize 1 cubic yard is a washing machine

1 washing machine is about 1 cubic yard

1 three seat couch is about 2 cubic yards

1 recliner is about 1 cubic yard

1 king size bed 3 cubic yards


Roofing is measured in squares

1 roofing square is 100 square feet or a 10X10 block

3 bundles = 1 square

1 bundle weight 70-80 lbs. per bundle (longer life shingles weigh more)

210-240 per square times how many layers

approximately 10 squares = 1 ton