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How Big Is a 12 Cubic Yard Dumpster?

Posted by Junk King on Apr 5, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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Everybody knows what a dumpster looks like, but it’s hard to imagine how much stuff can fit inside them. Dumpster sizes are measured in cubic yards, which is not a unit of measurement that most of us are familiar with.

 The 12 cubic yard MINI dumpster rental from Junk King is a slightly smaller than most standard dumpsters, but still a manageable size that is driveway-friendly.

For most residential cleaning projects and many commercial junk disposal needs, our MINI dumpster rental is the perfect size.

Best of all, when you choose Junk King for dumpster rental, you pay only for the space that you use. If our 12 cubic yard MINI dumpster is bigger than you need it to be, you won’t overpay.

Visualizing a 12 Cubic Yard Dumpster

One cubic yard means a volume of space measuring one yard on each side. So, picture a 3-foot by 3-foot square on the ground, then imagine it as a cube that is also 3-feet tall. That’s about the size of a large oven.

Picture a stack of 12 of them, and that’s what can fit in the interior of a Junk King MINI dumpster rental.

By comparison, a typical large moving box measures 18” by 18” by 24”. That’s only about 0.16 cubic yards! A whopping 75 or more large moving boxes of junk can go in the MINI.

What Can Go in a Dumpster Rental?

Junk King lets you deposit just about anything in your dumpster rental. We only prohibit hazardous materials such as ammo, paint, and propane.

If it fits, drop it in. We handle the sorting on our end. That way you can throw in whatever junk you have, and still know that it will get recycled or reused if possible.

Our 12 cubic yard dumpster fits many large pieces of furniture and tons of debris, but you’ll want to try to avoid overflow so nothing sticks over the top of the dumpster. For example, you might partially disassemble a large piece of furniture so that it fits snugly without protruding. In general, breaking things down will help you fit more, so you can dispose of more junk in one dumpster rental.

What If I Don’t Need the Whole Dumpster?

We understand that it’s nearly impossible to guess exactly how much space your junk will take up in a dumpster rental. That’s why Junk King has become the first dumpster rental service to let you pay only for the space you use.

Most other dumpster rental companies make you pay for the entire dumpster, even if you only fill a fraction of it.

We do have a low minimum charge. If you only need to get rid of one small item, like a mini fridge, it may be more cost-effective to use Junk King’s full-service junk removal. Otherwise, our MINI dumpster rental is a smart choice for people who want to haul their own junk at their own pace.

We let you pay less for partial dumpster loads because we believe your cost should be connected to how much junk removal you need. Our team provides green disposal and recycling of the junk we take, so it’s less work for us to deal with half a dumpster load compared to a full one.

Take a look at our dumpster rental pricing to get an idea of your costs, or contact us for a quote.

Is the MINI Dumpster Rental Driveway-Safe?

Yes, the Junk King MINI was designed to be safe for driveways and lawns. It has a small footprint of 11 feet by 7.5 feet, even though 20% more than a standard 10 yard dumpster.

The MINI is a roll-off dumpster rental that can be safely laid down at your preferred location. When Junk King’s truck drops it off at the appointed time, just point the way and we will carefully lay it on your driveway or at the curb. The base of the dumpster prevents cracks, spalling, or other damage to concrete. And the dumpster itself is designed to deter raccoons and pests from creating a nuisance.

Book Online and Save $20 on Dumpster Rental!

Planning a big DIY project or cleaning out an office or attic? The Junk King MINI dumpster rental suits a wide variety of junk disposal needs.

For more info, call us at 888.888.5865 or book online now and save $20.

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