A 10 yard container typically contains 2 to 3 tons, or 4000 to 6000 pounds. But if you get rid of materials such as concrete or brick, you can rent a special container for heavy waste with a weight limit of 10 tons. The average weight limit for 30 cubic yard containers is typically 4 to 6 tons, or 8,000-12,000 lb. A 4-yard container weighs approximately 1,500 lb empty with no waste material inside.
But it doesn't matter how much the garbage can weigh, only the weight of the material it contains. When taken to a landfill, the 4 cubic yards of the container must be below the maximum weight of your local landfill site to stay within the rental prices explained when booking. Garbage trucks can only safely lift and maneuver so much weight, so companies limit the amount of weight that can go inside a garbage container. For example, a 10-yard bin filled with some old furniture and garbage bags will weigh significantly less than a 10-yard bin filled with concrete or dirt.
The truck with the garbage container will be passed to a scale in the landfill and the total weight of the truck, container and debris will be measured. Each container size will have a different weight limit that the company will assign to each size. Each size container rental company had its own set of weight limits, depending on the type of debris, it is usually what determines how much weight they allow you. We will make removing waste from your small cleanup or remodel a simple and convenient process with a 4-yard container rental for residential use in your local market.