Dumpster Sizing For Roofing

What size dumpster do I need for a roof tear off?

Tearing off a roof is an intensive process and requires a lot of planning. Milwaukee Dumpster Rental offers roofers and homeowners reduced pricing for dumpsters used to dispose of asphalt shingles and roofing materials. We'll help you figure out what size dumpster you'll need for your roofing tear off.

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2 Step Process

1. Determine Total Roofing Squares (not the same as square footage)

  • 1 roofing square is the equivalent of 100 square feet of shingles.
  • 3 bundles of shingles = 1 roofing square = aprox 250 lbs

If you know how many bundles you need to buy, you're almost there.

If you need to purchase 30 bundles of asphalt shingles, you have a 10 square roof (30 divided by 3 = 10). If you have 2 layers of asphalt shingles on your roof, you have a total of 20 square. 

If you do not know your Total Roofing Squares use the link below or just ask your roofing company.

Determine your Roofing Square Total - on the ground

2. Asphalt Shingle Dumpster Size Guide

Use the table below to determine what size container you will need for asphalt shingles. Make sure to factor in the number of layers to be removed. For example 20 square X 2 layers = 40sq. Be aware that if you have cedar shakes to remove you will need a bigger dumpster. For example - If you have 10 roofing squares of cedar shakes you will need a 10 yard container.

Guide To Dumpster Sizes for Shingles and Roofing

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Number of
Roofing Squares
Dumpster Size
20 8 Yard
25  10 Yard
30 12 Yard
35 15 Yard
50 20 Yard
70 30 Yard
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