How to Calculate Dumpster Sizes and Quantities

Learn how to estimate dumpster sizes and quantities for construction projects. Sponsored by BP Business Solutions @

About this course:

This is a micro learning course - this course takes less than 10 minutes to take and will help build your understanding of the topic.

Learn how to calculate the size and total number of dumpsters you will need for your construction or remodeling projects!

Construction projects generate debris. There is no way to avoid creating trash and debris on construction sites and projects. It is part of the process. Activities including demolition on project sites create debris. Waste is created from fall-off when cutting and fitting components to complete scopes of work. Packaging debris is generated from products being shipped in containers and wrappers to project sites.

Construction projects generate what is commonly called C&D debris or Construction and Demolition debris. Professional contractors understand that their project sites generate debris and waste. They know that they are responsible for removing debris from projects and disposing of that debris in a legal manner.

But what options are available for contractors to address disposing of the debris their projects create?

One of the most common methods for disposing of construction generated debris is by bringing dumpsters onto project sites. Dumpsters are containers used to collect debris as it is generated. Once the dumpster is filled the dumpster is hauled away from the site and the debris is disposed of.

You'll learn:

  • How addressing and handling construction generated debris properly can impact your projects and your company.
  • About various types of construction debris.
  • About some of the different size dumpsters that are available for project sites.
  • How to figure approximate dumpster sizes based on the volume formula.
  • Some questions to ask when talking with your dumpster provider.

Course Sponsor:

This course is sponsored by BP Business Solutions - a national agent specializing in offering solutions for trash and recycling removal, equipment rental and commercial cleaning services.

Your Instructor

Christophor Jurin
Christophor Jurin

Chris has over 30 years of experience in the commercial and residential construction industry. He has worked in multiple roles including leading construction crews, leading sales and marketing and serving as president of his family's construction businesses.

Chris has estimated and sold projects worth over $1,000,000. He has also been responsible for maintaining key accounts for over 25 years which have resulted in millions of dollars in revenues from repeat customers.

His history and current industry involvement include:

  • He is a third generation contractor. His grandfather first started in the roofing industry in the late 1940's.
  • He currently serves as the President of his family's commercial roofing company.
  • He currently serves as the President of Roof Asset Management Inc. - a roof consulting and evaluation firm.
  • He is a certified John Maxwell Team trainer and coach.
  • He holds an MBA in Executive Global Leadership from Delaware Valley University.
  • He has studied leadership with Bell Leadership Institute - Chapel Hill, NC.

"I have had a front row seat to see the benefits of personal development have for individuals and the companies who pursue education and growth. Constant growth is the difference between success and failure in business."

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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