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When to Rent a Dumpster for Home Projects

Our 20-yard roll-off dumpsters are ideal for large home projects in Birmingham, San Antonio, & Nashville.

Independent Waste was built to handle the biggest waste removal challenges faced by the construction industry. But we bring that same level of logistical know-how and heavy-duty commitment to customer service to residential customers in Texas and throughout the Southeast. For weekend warriors, DIY doers, and handy homeowners, a temporary roll-off dumpster is the ideal solution to handling debris on your property.

Whether you’re taking on major home renovations, adding a room or outbuildings to your home, or undertaking a major cleanup project, use this guide to understand when a roll-off dumpster is the right choice for you.

How Big of a Roll-Off Dumpster Do I Need?

For most home projects, we recommend 20-yard dumpsters. These containers are ideally sized to handle heavy materials commonly encountered in home projects, like tiles, roofing materials, asphalt shingles, bricks, and more. For major renovation or construction work that doesn’t involve these heavy items and generate significant waste, a 30-yard dumpster may be required.

Both of these dumpsters have the same 23’ x 8’ footprint and can easily fit in most driveways. For more information about renting a temporary roll-off dumpster, check out our easy process.

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Whether you’re building, renovating, or cleaning up, Independent Waste has 20-, 30-, or 40-yard dumpsters ready to deploy to your location. Order today for next-day or scheduled delivery.

Explore Common Dumpster Uses for Home Projects

Cleanouts, Junk Removal, & Decluttering

Many spring cleaning projects can easily be handled by your regular curbside pickup service. But for the complete overhauls of overly packed attics, basements, and living spaces, a 20-yard dumpster rental is ideal. Whether you’re preparing a home to sell, getting ready for a renovation, or simply making a change, Independent Waste is your partner in waste removal.

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling

DIY remodels can be incredibly rewarding, but of course, they make a lot of debris. Temporary roll-off dumpsters make sense when you need a place to store and dispose of bathroom and kitchen tiles, old plumbing fixtures and materials, cabinetry, countertops, non-electronic appliances, and more. We can scale to the size of any remodeling project.

Roof Repair, Roof Replacement, & Gutter Work

If you’re brave enough to take on roofing work on your own, you need a waste removal partner who can readily meet your needs. We always recommend 20-yard dumpsters for projects involving roofing shingles (asphalt, clay, slate, or metal), flashing, gutters, and other heavy materials. Whether you need one dumpster or multiple, trust our team to set you up for success.

Yard & Landscaping Projects

20-yard dumpsters are ideal for projects involving large amounts of tree limbs, dirt, shrubs, and more that can’t be picked up by your residential waste management company. Do note that we cannot accept contaminated soils. Signs that your soil may be contaminated include patches of discolored soil, unpleasant odors, inability to grow plants or grass, multiple unexplained holes or dips in the yard, or a known presence of contaminated water.

Storm Debris & Disaster Recovery

After a fire, flood, or severe weather event, homeowners are often left with soggy building materials, tree limbs, shingles, siding, and more on their property. While your weekly trash removal service may take care of tree limbs, they often won’t accept larger items like wet carpeting, tree stumps, and more. A roll-off dumpster can help you clean up quickly and efficiently.

What Makes Us the Most Trusted Construction Waste Haulers


Independent Waste values the importance of partnership through honest and clear communication.


We understand the importance of being present, responsive, and ready to help.


Our teams pride themselves on finding progressive solutions and being flexible to meet our partners where they are. We win when we help you win.


We are committed to hard work and going the extra mile to deliver the highest level of service.


At Independent Waste, we know that our business is only as good as our service. We’re here when you need us—every time.

Waste Removal Solutions Delivered to Your Driveway

Get trusted temporary dumpster service for your next home renovation, major cleanout, or add-on project. We offer all-inclusive billing, flexible rental periods, and a next-day guarantee for all deliveries and hauls.

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