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Recycling Ordinance

Commercial Dumpster Measurements

Photo of Commercial Dumpsters

Commercial dumpsters are typically available in 1 to 8 cubic yards (CY) capacity.

Measurements vary among manufacturers. Dumpster specifications were provided by different companies and should be used as a general reference. Contact hauler for specific measurements.

Please note that an additional space of at least 12 inches on each side of the dumpster is necessary to allow room for handles and maneuvering.

D = depth of container
L = length of container
H = height from ground to top of closed lid

D x L x H Capacity
(Cubic Yards)
37.5" x 71" x 31" 1 CY Illustration of Dumpster Measurements
30.5" x 72" x 32.5" 1.5 CY
33.5" x 72" x 34.5" 2 CY
36" x 71" x 39" 2 CY
40" x 81" x 48" 2 CY
41.12" x 71" x 50" 3 CY
41.5" x 72" x 41.5" 3 CY
42" x 71" x 51" 3 CY
48" x 81" x 60" 3 CY
51.5" x 72" x 46.5" 4 CY
55" x 71" x 51" 4 CY
55.5" x 71" x 63.75" 4 CY
56" x 81" x 66" 4 CY
66" x 81" x 69" 5 CY
60" x 72" x 64" 6 CY
62" x 81" x 74" 6 CY
68" x 71" x 63" 6 CY
75" x 71" x 75" 8 CY

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Photo and Illustration courtesy of EDCO.