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How Big is a 6 Yard Dumpster?

The typical dimensions of a 6 yard dumpster are 5 feet long, 6 feet wide and 6 feet high. These bins hold 6 cubic yards of trash, or about 72 kitchen-size garbage bags.

What’s the Weight Limit?

A 6 yard bin usually has a 1,200 pound weight limit. Disposal costs for this amount of debris are covered by our flat rate price. Keep in mind that depending on what you’re throwing out, you may hit your dumpster’s weight limit before it’s full. Our team will ask questions about your waste stream to make sure you’ve got the right size for your business.

6 Yard Front Load Dumpster with Listed Dimensions as 5 feet long, 6 feet wide and 6 feet high.

What’s the Price of a 6 Yard Dumpster?

The cost of a 6 yard dumpster rental depends on the location of your business, how often you want your bin picked up, local disposal fees, taxes and any add-ons like lock bars or wheels. When you choose Dumpsters.com as your waste management solution, the cost of your 6 yard bin is locked in at a flat-rate price. As long as you follow your rental agreement, you won’t be surprised by what’s on your monthly bill.

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Is A 6 Yard Container Right for Your Business?

A 6 yard dumpster rental is a perfect solution if you regularly throw out a lot of trash or the occasional bulky item. This container size allows busy organizations to operate more efficiently by ensuring waste removal is never a headache. We recommend a 6 yard dumpster for organizations like:

Rental Properties:

Hotels, apartment buildings, retail space

Food Industry:

Restaurants, bars, grocery stores


Up to 15,000 square feet


Over 5,000 square feet

Not Sure a 6 Yard Dumpster Is the Right Fit?

A 6 yard trash container is a good choice for a variety of businesses, but we also offer other front load dumpster sizes. Please keep in mind that you can rent multiple dumpsters in different sizes to meet your organization’s needs. Want help choosing a bin? Give our team a call.

Our short-term rental agreements are designed to adapt as your business needs change. If you need to swap in a different size dumpster or update your trash collection schedule, just give us a call.

Size Information
2 Cubic YardsDimensions: 6 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet
Typical Covered Weight Limit: 400 pounds
4 Cubic YardsDimensions: 6 feet x 4.5 feet x 4 feet
Typical Covered Weight Limit: 800 pounds
8 Cubic YardsDimensions: 6 feet x 6 feet x 7 feet
Typical Covered Weight Limit: 1,600 pounds

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6 Yard Dumpster Rental Details

Pickup Options

Our team will help you decide how often your dumpster should be emptied and you can change your pickup frequency at any time.

Pickup Options Are:
Weekly, Bi-weekly or Monthly

Contract Length

With a shorter contract for your 6 yard trash dumpster, you get more flexibility to move or expand than with the usual 3 - 5 year agreements.

Our Contract Length:
12 Months


A lock bar keeps others' trash out so you won’t have to worry about your bin filling up before your scheduled collection. Add these features for a monthly fee.

Add-Ons Available:
Lock Bars

A 6 yard waste bin can handle a range of debris, including general trash, packaging materials and food waste. However, there are a few prohibited items that should not be tossed in your container. To avoid additional fees, please call our team with any questions about what cannot be placed in your 6 yard container.

Need to Clean Up After a One-Time Project?

Construction materials, remodeling debris and bulky items like furniture shouldn’t be thrown in your commercial trash bin. If you’re renovating your business, switching out the furniture or planning another junk removal project, call us to rent a temporary roll off dumpster to haul away the debris.

Learn More About Our 6 Cubic Yard Dumpsters

Searching for a container that can keep up with your organization’s waste stream? Our 6 yard dumpsters are perfect for mid-to-large businesses throwing out a significant amount of trash each week. One of our larger dumpster sizes, a 6 yard waste bin can keep up with bustling restaurants, large warehouses and more. Check out these resources for tips on setting up your rental and keeping your property tidy: