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The Ultimate Guide to 10 Yard Dumpster Rentals 

Our 10 yard “lowboy” roll off dumpsters are designed to make heavy dirt and concrete removal projects easier and more efficient.  With a capacity of 10 cubic yards, these waste bins are able to handle heavy debris including dirt, concrete, asphalt and other debris from construction projects.

The right size dumpster

The 10 cu yard dumpster size is designed to provide maximum storage for dirt and concrete removal projects. The dumpster is 8 feet wide, 18 inches tall, and 20 feet long. The dumpster features an open top and rear barn doors, allowing easy access. Their heavy duty steel frame makes them durable and able to handle the weight of heavy Construction debris and materials. These dumpsters are the ideal solution for quick and easy loading with an excavator or skid steer.

Why a 10 yard dumpster?

10-yard dumpsters offer a lot of advantages for both homeowners and contractors working on various projects. These compact yet versatile containers are designed to handle a range of materials. By choosing a 10-yard dumpster, you can streamline the waste management process, promote recycling, and ensure a cleaner, safer worksite.

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Advantages 10 yard “lowboy” dumpster


Low height: The 18-inch side walls make it much easier to load heavy materials. Workers don't have to lift the debris as high compared to a standard-height dumpster. This not only saves time and effort but also reduces the risk of injury.


Weight capacity: Lowboy dumpsters are specifically designed for heavy materials. They can typically hold up to 10 tons of weight. This makes them ideal for construction and demolition projects where large amounts of heavy materials need to be disposed of.


Easier access: The low height of the dumpster allows for easier access for equipment like wheelbarrows, excavators or skid steer. This streamlines the loading process.   Making it faster and more efficient, which saves time and money for the contractor.


the 18-inch side walls provide additional stability and security for the heavy materials inside the dumpster. This means that the contents of the dumpster can be safely transported to the landfill or recycling facility. Reducing the risk of tipping or spilling during transport. The low design also allows for easy transport. Making it more convenient to move the dumpster from one location to another.


When it comes to dirt and concrete removal projects, the 10 cubic yard dumpster from Haul’n Off San Diego Dumpster Rental can be an invaluable tool. The dumpster is designed to allow easy access, and its dimensions allow it to hold large amounts of debris and materials. This makes it ideal for projects that require large volumes of dirt and concrete to be removed.

How Much Material Can a 10 Yard Dumpster Hold?

Here is a chart of the capacity for a 10 cubic yard dumpster and the amount of different materials it can hold. Please note that these values are approximate. They can vary depending on factors such as moisture content, compaction, and the specific type of material.

Volume (cubic yards)
Approximate Weight (tons)
Decomposed Granite
Road Base

This chart assumes that the 10 cubic yard low boy dumpster is filled to its maximum capacity with each material. The weight of each material is based on typical values.  It's important to keep in mind that the actual weight may vary. Make sure not to exceed the dumpster's weight limit of 10 tons (20,000 lbs). Following this will ensure safe transportation and avoid potential overage fees.

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The low height of lowboy dumpsters facilitates the loading of dirt, which can be a hard process. The low sidewalls make it easier for workers to shovel dirt into the dumpster or use machinery to load the material without needing to lift it high off the ground.

Its unique design gives it advantages when handling heavy materials. Here's a detailed explanation for each type of material and the specific machinery used for each:

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10 cubic yard Lowboy dumpsters are designed to withstand the weight of heavy materials, making them suitable for concrete disposal. Their lower sidewalls allow for easier loading of broken concrete, which can be quite heavy and difficult to lift.​

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Asphalt can be challenging to load into a dumpster with higher sidewalls. Lowboy dumpsters provide a more accessible solution for loading asphalt due to their lower height and reinforced design.

10-yard lowboy dumpsters are preferred for concrete, dirt, and asphalt removal because of their lower sidewalls, which allow for easier loading of heavy materials, and their reinforced design, which can handle the weight of these materials. The use of specialized machinery for each material type enhances the efficiency of loading these heavy materials into lowboy dumpsters.

10-yd dumpster: the best way to remove concrete, dirt, and asphalt 

10 yard dumpsters are eco friendly

Dumpster rental services are essential for managing waste generated by homeowners and contractors and their households, construction sites. Waste collection services provide customers with the opportunity to rent a dumpster to help to keep the environment clean and healthy. By disposing of waste materials safely, efficiently & in an eco-friendly manner. Haul’n Off helps keep San Diego Ca. and surrounding cities clean. The process of disposing clean dirt and clean concrete at recycling facilities involves several steps. The goal is to ensure that the materials are properly processed and repurposed. Here is an overview of the process:

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Collection and transportation

First, the dumpster delivery to the jobsite. The clean dirt and clean concrete materials are collected in separate dumpsters. This ensures that they are not mixed with other types of waste. This is crucial because recycling facilities require separated materials to efficiently process and repurpose them. Mixing materials can lead to, making the recycling process more difficult and less effective.

Arrival at the recycling facility

Arrival at the recycling facility: Upon arrival at the recycling facility, the 10 cubic yard roll off dumpster is emptied.  Its materials are inspected to ensure that they meet the facility's requirements for clean dirt or clean concrete. This may involve checking for the presence of contaminants such as rebar, grass, rocks or other debris.


Processing: Once the materials are accepted, they undergo processing. Clean dirt is usually screened to remove any debris. It may be further processed to create engineered fill, topsoil, or other soil products. Clean concrete is crushed and processed to create recycled aggregate. This may involve removing any remaining rebar or reinforcing materials, as well as sorting the aggregate by size.


The recycled materials are then used to create new building materials. Recycled dirt can be used for landscaping, erosion control, or as a base for road construction. Recycled concrete aggregate can be used as a base for new concrete, road construction, or other building projects. creating strong and durable material where needed.

recycling facilities do not accept mixed materials in dumpsters is that it complicates the recycling process. This reduces the quality of the recycled product. Separating mixed materials is difficult and costly. Additionally, contaminants can reduce the structural integrity of the recycled material, making it less suitable for use in new construction projects. To maintain the efficiency of the recycling process and ensure the highest quality of recycled materials, recycling facilities require clean, separated materials.

Uses for recycled dirt & recycled concrete

Here is a chart illustrating the materials before and after recycling. Also you will find their uses, and the potential uses for contaminated materials.

Raw Material
Uses (After Recycling)
Mixed Material
Uses for Mixed Material
Clean Concrete
Recycled aggregate for new concrete, road construction, building projects
Contaminated Concrete
Crushed and used as fill material, may require special disposal
Clean Dirt
Engineered fill, topsoil, landscaping, erosion control, road base
Contaminated Dirt
requires special disposal

For mixed materials, it's important to note that their use depends on the type and level of contamination. In some cases, mixed materials might require special disposal or treatment to prevent environmental hazards. Always consult with local regulations and guidelines when dealing with mixed materials to ensure proper handling and disposal.

How much does a 10 yard dumpster cost?

Please note that the price ranges provided in the chart can vary depending on the specific location, regulations, and service provider. The chart displays the price ranges for 10-yard "lowboy" dumpsters for various materials, including clean and contaminated dirt, concrete, and asphalt. The weight column represents the weight for each material type.  The price range columns show the cost for recycling or disposing of contaminated materials.

Material Type
Approx. Weight (Tons)
Price Range (Recycled)
Price Range (Contaminated)
Clean Clay Roofing Shingles
$825 - $1000
$1725 - $19750
Clean Asphalt
$775 - $1100
$1,305 - $1500
Clean Concrete
$675 - $900
$1,450 - $1600
Clean Dirt
$675 - $900
$1,450 - $1600

Remember that these price ranges are estimates.  They can vary depending on factors such as location, local regulations, and the specific service provider you choose. It's essential to consult with a local dumpster rental company to obtain accurate pricing information for your project.

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