6 Yard Dumpster

6 Yard Dumpster Rental Specifications and Prices

6 yard commercial dumpster in an alley

6 Yard Dumpster

A 6 yard front load commercial dumpster is typically used as a permanent container for locations such as restaurants, apartment complexes, and warehouses.  They offer ideal dumpster solutions for small to medium businesses that produce a decent amount of trash and or recyclables.

Give us a call today to find out pricing for 6 yard commercial dumpster rentals and 6 yard concrete dumpster rentals for the Greater Sacramento Area.

Dimensions and Capacity

Standard dimensions of a 6 yard commercial dumpster:

  • Length: 6 ft
  • Width: 5 ft
  • Height: 6 ft

6 Yard Dumpster Weight

A 6 yard dumpster weighs between 1,200 and 1,700 pounds, depending on the manufacturer and its intended use.

Capacity of a 6 yard commercial dumpster:

  • 1,200 lbs
  • Roughly 36 trash bags

Additional Features

  • Drain plugs
  • Lock bars

Ideal Users


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Property Management

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Small Offices

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What Can You Put In A 6 Yard Dumpster?

There are two different kinds of 6 yard dumpsters, the first is your commercial for trash and recyclables, and the second is your concrete low profile 6 yard dumpster.  They are structurally very different and have very different purposes.  Please be advised with the type of dumpster or dumpster trailer you are renting before placing any type of items like concrete or dirt in your dumpster.

Acceptable Materials

  • Household and office trash
  • Organic waste
  • Plastic
  • Cardboard
  • Papers
  • General trash

Prohibited Items

  • Appliances
  • Computers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Paints
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous waste
  • Industrial waste
  • Medical waste
  • Liquid
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Demolition / Construction debris
  • Propane tanks
  • Fluorescent bulb
  • Chemicals

Rental Costs and Considerations

Pricing Overview

Pricing for renting your 6 yard bin is going to vary greatly depending on the following:

  • Length of contract
  • Frequency of services
  • Location

We recommend that you contact us regarding pricing and availability!  We serve nearly all of Greater Sacramento, and we’re happy to help and give more information or an estimate.

Additional Fees

Using your 6 yard dumpster requires following the guidelines being understood prior to delivery.  Not doing so may result in small additional charges.  Below are some of the most common issues that may lead to increased cost and additional fees:

  • Exceeded weight limit
  • Volume exceeding the top of the bin
  • Prohibited materials
  • Expedited services
  • Delay in services
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Maximizing The Use Of Your 6 Yard Dumpster

Depending on your level of preparation, renting your 6 yard dumpster can be a headache or a breeze.  We want to make sure that your dumpster rental goes as smooth as possible so you can spend your time solving more important problems.

Efficient Packing Tips

When it comes to efficiently packing your 6 yard bin, make sure that you do the following:

  • Break down all large items into smaller pieces
  • Place the larger items first
  • Fill the empty spaces with smaller items
  • Bag loose items as much as possible

Scheduled Pickups

When it comes to getting your container or bin serviced smoothly, make sure that you take note of the following:

  • All containers should be visible to the driver with approximately 30 feet of space around it
  • If a dumpster is inside an enclosure, the access area must be at least 12 feet wide and the gates need to swing open fully 180°
  • Dumpster lids need to be able to fully close, with no additional bags or junk on top or beside it
  • Make sure that your dumpster is unlocked prior to pickup

Frequently Asked Questions

A 6 yard commercial dumpster can fit up to 36 (33-gallon) trash bags, or 12 (96-gallon) trash bags.

A 6 yard dumpster is typically used for multi-family housing or small offices, while an 8 yard dumpster is used in large apartment complexes and office buildings.

The average cost of a commercial 6 yard dumpster rental will vary from $160 – $350 per month depending on the following:

  • Length of contract
  • Number of services per month
  • Ease of accessibility