A Guide to Estimating the Weight of Your Junk
Are you in the process of renting a roll-off dumpster for your junk removal? Or working on a remodel project and need an efficient debris removal solution that includes renting a dumpster?
Whichever stage you are in with your project, one thing is clear: the weight of your debris is a major factor determining the overall cost of renting a dumpster. Knowing why and how to estimate the weight of your disposable waste is key to planning and budgeting.
You should know that weight varies depending on the type of materials you want to dispose of. An example is that the weight and volume of yard debris are different from that of construction concrete. So, when renting a roll-off container, estimating junk weight is crucial to gauging what size dumpster you’ll need and what your overall costs will be.
Why Understanding the Weight is Crucial
- Estimating the weight helps you get the right dumpster size.
When disposing of vast piles of debris or home junk, you will need a sizable dumpster container because it is cost-effective and saves time rather than making trip after trip to a landfill in a pickup truck. However, you will need the right size of roll-off container; otherwise, you may underestimate your junk removal needs. Our dumpster containers are available in different sizes ranging from 10 to 40 cubic yards. And depending on the nature of your materials, you can easily exceed the weight limit before filling the container.
That’s why it is crucial to know the approximate weight so you can pick the right size.
For safety purposes and not breaking debris removal laws, a dumpster rental may not haul an overfilled dumpster.
- Knowing the weight of your junk helps you to plan and budget.
Another reason you need to estimate the weight of your junk is that it helps you plan and stay on budget. Getting the perfect size dumpster means that you will not have to request another roll-off container, which may cost you more money.
Also, overfilling a junk container is unsafe and may attract overage fees for each additional tonnage.
The Process of Estimating Junk Weight
When it comes to estimating the weight of your debris, you can DIY or let your dumpster provider handle the weight estimation. Either way, you want to be part of the process to understand the services you are paying for.
The first step to estimating the weight of your junk is to know the type of waste material. Are you disposing of construction debris, demolition junk, roofing shingles, or household junk?
Dense debris like concrete, bricks, stones, dirt, and other compact construction and demolition debris tend to be heavier and require a bigger dumpster container to avoid overweight fees.
If you are doing demolition, you can estimate the weight by calculating the size of the project. That is, you will need to measure the length, width, and height of the structure being demolished. FEMA provides the conversion rates of tones to cubic yards.
When estimating your household junk’s weight, there is no one size fits all formula that you can use to get overall weight in one go, but you can calculate the weight of each junk item and add them up. Don’t worry if you find the weight estimation process daunting. Team Clean and Haul has dumpster containers of all sizes and helps you estimate the weight of your junk at no additional cost. You don’t need an exact weight–just a basic understanding of the weight of the debris you’re looking to remove to ensure you get the best deal on your dumpster rental.
Estimating the Weight of Your Junk is Easy with Team Clean and Haul
Team Clean and Haul is the Phoenix junk removal company that can handle small or large junk loads in your area. We have skilled professionals to help you estimate your needs and avoid overweight fees.
Do you need a junk removal dumpster container? Call us, and we will help pick the right size for your junk needs.