What Size Dumpster Do You Need for a Kitchen Remodel?

Remodeling your kitchen is a big job. There’s a lot to think about, from the design to the materials to the budget. One thing you don’t want to skimp on is the dumpster. A too-small dumpster will delay your project, and a too-big dumpster will waste money. Here’s how to choose the right size dumpster for your kitchen remodels.


What’s a Rolloff Dumpster?

A roll-off dumpster is a type of dumpster that is typically used for construction or home renovation projects. These dumpsters are usually rectangular bins with an open top for easy disposal, designed to be rolled off of a truck onto your property. This rental service is often used by businesses or homeowners who need to dispose of large amounts of waste. Customers can choose the size and type of dumpster they need, and the company will deliver it to their location. Once the dumpster is full, it can then be rolled back onto the truck and taken to a landfill.

A roll-off dumpster rental is an excellent option for heavy-duty residential and commercial projects. These dumpsters are typically much larger than standard trash bins, making them ideal for large-scale projects like renovations, home cleanouts, and construction sites. While some fees are associated with renting a dumpster, it is generally much cheaper than hiring a full-service garbage company to haul away your waste.

Tips for Renting a Rolloff Dumpster for a Kitchen Remodel

A residential dumpster rental can be an easy and affordable way to dispose of the debris from your project, but there are a few things you should keep in mind before you decide which size or type of dumpster to rent.

First, consider the scope of your project. Are you planning to gut your kitchen or update the cabinets and countertops? The amount of debris you produce will determine the size of the dumpster you need.

Next, think about where you’re going to put the dumpster. You don’t want it in the way of your workers or in the way of your daily life. But you also don’t want it too far away from the house.

The best place for a dumpster when you’re remodeling your kitchen is in the driveway. This way, it’s out of the way but still close enough that getting to it is not a hassle.

Another thing to think about when you’re remodeling your kitchen is how long you’ll need the dumpster. If you’re doing a major renovation, you’ll probably need it for several weeks. But if you’re just doing a minor update, you might only need it for a few days.

The Amount of Waste You Anticipate

As anyone who has remodeled a kitchen knows, the process can create a lot of debris. And that debris has to go somewhere. For most homeowners, that means renting a dumpster. But what size dumpster should you rent? The answer depends on the size of your kitchen.

A small kitchen remodels will generate about 6-9 cubic yards of waste, equivalent to 2-3 standard pickup truck loads. A medium kitchen remodels will generate about 12-18 cubic yards of waste or 4-6 pickup truck loads. And an extensive kitchen remodel will generate 24 cubic yards of waste or eight pickup truckloads.

So how do you know what size dumpster to rent for your kitchen remodel? If you have a small kitchen, a 20-yard dumpster should be plenty. For a large project, consider renting a 30-yard dumpster.

The Type and Weight of Debris

The type of debris you have from your kitchen remodel can lead you to rent either a larger or smaller dumpster. If you have a lot of large items, such as appliances or cabinets, you will need a larger dumpster. However, a smaller dumpster will suffice if you have mostly small items, such as dishes or silverware.

Another critical factor to consider is the weight of the debris that must be removed. The heavier the debris, the larger the residential dumpster rental will need to be. For example, if you are planning on gutting your kitchen and removing all cabinets, appliances, and flooring, you should consider a 30-yard dumpster. On the other hand, if you are simply replacing your countertops and backsplash, a 20-yard dumpster will suffice.

To get an accurate estimate of how much debris your kitchen remodel will generate, consult with RGH Waste & Disposal. We will help you determine the appropriate dumpster size for your project.

The Best Dumpster Size

When it comes to dumpsters, size definitely matters. A 20-yard dumpster is perfect for small projects, such as a partial kitchen remodel. On the other hand, a 30-yard dumpster is better suited for larger projects, such as a full kitchen remodel or major home renovation.

RGH Waste & Disposal offers 20-yard and 30-yard dumpsters. Our insight is that smaller dumpsters frequently end up being too small for a person’s needs, and larger ones wind up becoming excessively costly. With these two rental options, we’ve found the perfect solution for just about any project.

Rent a Roll-Off Dumpster from RGH Waste & Disposal

Instead of wasting time and energy searching online for residential dumpster rental services and gathering quotes from their websites, look no further than RGH Waste & Disposal to see what we’re able to offer and what our clients have had to say. We think you’ll understand why we’re an industry leader.

Give us a call or send in our online form to receive a free quote from us. Our service representatives will carefully evaluate what you need the dumpster rental for, present you with an accurate estimate that includes an estimate of the rental charge and answer any questions you have.

We’ll bring the dumpster to you after 24 hours or the same day, and you are able to fill it. After we’re finished, call us, and we will be happy to come to pick it up. From that point, we take care of all the transportation and disposal. Your project’s waste is out of sight and out of mind.


Lisa is the General Manager of RGH Waste and Disposal LLC. After many years of working in waste management, Lisa has ‘seen it all’ and then some! She knows the 'ins' and 'outs' of waste disposal and has a wealth of experience from years of working with first-time dumpster renters to seasoned commercial clients.