Dumpster Dimensions

Photo of three solid waste containers

Rear-load trucks service the following dumpster sizes: 1, 1.5, and 2 cubic yards. Front-load trucks service the following dumpster sizes: 3, 4, 6, and 8 cubic yards, as well as compacted dumpsters in those sizes.

Choosing your storage area

To have waste service at your apartment, you must have a storage area that is:

  • Hard, flat and level
  • Convenient for tenants and collection vehicles to access
  • At least 4 feet x 8 feet

 

Note: The model in the photos below is 5' 6" tall. Click or tap the photos to enlarge.

Rear load dumpsters

Photo of 1 cubic yard container

1 cubic yard container
Length = 78 inches
Depth = 30 inches
Height = 40 inches

 

Photo of 1.5 cubic yard container

1.5 cubic yard container
Length = 78 inches
Depth = 35 inches
Height = 40 inches

 

Photo of 2 cubic yard container

2 cubic yard container
(Shown with plastic lids)
Length = 78 inches
Depth = 41 inches
Height = 41 inches

 

Front load dumpsters

Photo of 3 cubic yard container

3 cubic yard container
Length = 78 inches
Depth = 43 inches
Rear Height = 48 inches
Front Height = 40 inches

 

Photo of 4 cubic yard container

4 cubic yard container
Length = 78 inches
Depth = 54 inches
Rear Height = 48 inches
Front Height = 46 inches

 

Photo of 6 cubic yard container

6 cubic yard container
(Cathedral-type)
Length = 71 inches
Depth = 66 inches
Height = 82 inches

 

Photo of 8 cubic yard container

8 cubic yard container
(Cathedral-type)
Length = 86 inches
Depth = 71 inches
Height = 82 inches