20-Yard Roll-Off Dumpsters

The CWS 20-yard roll-off dumpster is perfect for garage and homeowner clean-ups. The 4' overall height allows for appliances and furniture to fit within the top of the dumpster. The lower overall height also allows for easier loading over the side walls.

Approximate overall dimensions of a 20-yard dumpster are: 20 feet long by 8 feet wide by 4 feet high. Please see the dumpster dimensions graphic, below. The "footprint" for a 20-yard dumpster is the same as a 10-yard or a 40-yard dumpster. The only difference is the height of the sides. The dumpster will typically fit in a standard residential driveway, however, only if the street access is adequate. Note that our delivery vehicle measures as large as a cement mixer truck, requiring a large clear area to perform the service. View the dumpster delivery video below to get an understanding of the area required to deliver a 20-yard dumpster. If you are unsure if the access is adequate, please contact CWS Customer Service.

Acceptable waste materials include: All types of Non-Hazardous Construction and Demolition (C&D) materials such as wood, metal, and plastic, drywall, green waste, cardboard, and household items that include furniture and appliances (excludes the City of Los Angeles – unless household debris are mixed with construction and demolition debris). Small quantities of Inert materials such as concrete, dirt, sand, brick, etc. are allowed in the 20-yard dumpsters, however the dumpster cannot be filled to the top with such materials as this would create an extreme and unlawful overweight situation. We suggest discussing the specifics of your project with a CWS Customer Service Representative prior to choosing a dumpster size.

Maximum legal road weight limit is 12 tons or 24,000 pounds. Should your dumpster weight exceed the legal road limit of 12 tons, we reserve the right to refuse service. A "Trip Charge" will result and/or an additional "Overweight Fee" may be charged. Please see the stickers on the outside of the dumpster for loading instructions or view the Dumpster Tips page for more detailed loading instructions.


Dumpster Rental Period: Flexible. Typically, 3-5 days (depending on service demand).

Street Use Permit: For those who intend to place a CWS dumpster on a right-of-way or public street, an official street use permit will most likely be required. . This type of permit will vary from city to city; therefore, contact your local municipality regarding specific requirements or contact our office for further details.

We also suggest you view our dumpster rental Terms and Conditions for more details.

20 Yard Dumpster Dimensions

Image of CWS 20-Yard Dumpster

Dumpster Delivery Video