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Question DetailsAsked on 7/5/2017

Available rolloff's and how to pick the right dumpster size in Atlanta 30315 zip

Project is for cleaning our old landscape on 1/4 acre yard & one cabinet 6 feet tall(i could break it down if need it)

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Garbage Collection would be the normal Search the List category for this - and many othe vendors will have pictures and info on sizes and cost on their website.

Certainly a normal 6' cabinet could normally be taken apart or cut up with a sawzall to fit in your normal trash over the course of a couple of weeks.

Landscape debris - you need to watch the weight allowance on the dumpsters, and also that generally dirt and rock and such is NOT allowed to be put in them. Commonly, unless a contractor is doing this, a small dumpster - maybe the size apartment buildings and restaurants use which the trash truck can just empty on site (rather than haul to the dump to empty) is best - cheap, will commonly hold as much weight as you are allowed in a load anyway, and can be emptied and reused during the course of your project. Generally, unless doing a whole-house gutting job or a lot of tree debris (if allowed to be dumped in the landfill in your area rather than at a wood recycling lot) the larger sizes are not worth it, as you hit the weight limit long before it is full volume-wise.

Here is a link on the roll-off type dumpsters commonly available FYI -

The smaller sizes that can be dumped into the garbage truck on site (so you skip some of the delivery/pickup fee for a larger one) typically run 3, 4,6, and 8 cy - see this list - 6cy is a popular for small demo jobs or yard pickup.

Of course, if a contractor is doing this have HIM select the size and arrange for the delivery and pickup as needed and include it in his bid to you.

Actually, depending on what size cleanup you need to do, and commonly for your size yard, it may be just an additional garbage can for a few weeks or months, being pickup up with your usualy weekly trash pickup, will do the job. OR upsizing your trashcan if by size in your area - we upsized to a 96 cubic foot one (our trash company uses rolling cans which are designed to be picked up and dumped into the truck by a mechanical arm) to handle our summer yard trimmings and such which are not suitable for composting - granted it is oversized for the winter garbage, but can cost a LOT less than a rolloff if you do not have a lot ot get rid of and will be stretching the work out over several weeks (or can just pile it and dispose of it incrementally over a month or two - especially if not organic material which will go slimy with time.

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