Roofing Dumpster Rentals

Our Complete Guide to Renting a Dumpster for Roofing Projects

Is your roof displaying signs of damage from a recent storm? Is it nearing the end of its lifespan or requiring frequent repairs? Are you experiencing water leaks in your home? It may be time to consider a new roof.

Investing in a new roof protects against the elements, potential energy cost savings, increased home value, and an improved aesthetic appeal.

Undoubtedly, a roof replacement is a significant financial commitment. When the decision is made to replace your roof, the initial step involves removing the old one. If you're a homeowner seeking to economize on roof replacement expenses, you can undertake the tear-off process yourself. Although removing a roof doesn't require specialized skills, it can be hazardous and physically demanding.

Before embarking on this project, it's advisable to consult with a professional roofing contractor. Inquire about potential cost savings to assess whether the financial benefits justify the effort.

Let's Talk About Disposal Options

Rent a Roll-Off Dumpster

The process of removing roof shingles involves two main tasks. Initially, you must remove the shingles, and subsequently, you need to address the disposal of the roofing material. This guide will outline the steps for the safe and efficient removal of roofing shingles, as well as the proper containment and disposal of the resulting waste and debris during a roof tear-off.

Optimal disposal of asphalt roofing shingles is achieved through the use of a dumpster rental. You can conveniently have a roll-off dumpster delivered to your home's driveway. This facilitates the easy disposal of shingle roofing waste directly from the roof into the dumpster. Any shingles that fall around your home during the process can be gathered in a wheelbarrow and transported to the rental dumpster.

A sizable roll-off dumpster equipped with a swinging back door allows you to walk into the dumpster and deposit the shingles effortlessly. This feature ensures even weight distribution, maximizing the efficient use of the dumpster space.

Dumpster rental for shingles

Choosing the Right Dumpster Size

There are many things to consider when starting a roofing project,  below are the most important items to consider.

  • Type of shingle 3-Tab vs. Architectural
  • Size of the Roof
  • Number of layers of shingles
  • Additional materials such as felt, lumber, nails, etc that must be disposed of.


* Keep in mind depending on the location we are limited by the amount of weight we can legally haul.  Be sure to discuss this with your representative before delivery.

What to Consider When Renting a Dumpster for Roofing Projects

Asphalt shingles are heavy, typically ranging from 45 to 60 pounds per bundle. The measurement unit for roofing shingles is referred to as a "roof square," denoting the quantity required to cover 100 square feet of the roof. For instance, a 2,000-square-foot roof is termed a "20 square."
In most instances, replacing one square of the roof necessitates approximately three bundles of shingles. Consequently, the average weight held by a roof square is approximately 150 pounds of shingles.
Given the considerable weight of asphalt roof shingles, proper disposal is paramount. The volume of discarded shingles often exceeds what can be accommodated by residential trash services, with most refuse haulers unwilling to accept large quantities of asphalt shingles.
When arranging for a dumpster, it is crucial to factor in the weight of asphalt shingles. Many municipalities, counties, and states enforce regulations governing the allowable weight for transportation on streets and highways. Additionally, landfills impose restrictions on the weight of deposited loads. While opting for a large dumpster may seem convenient for containing all shingle waste, it's essential to avoid exceeding weight limits to ensure compliance with regulations.

Dumpster Sizes for 3-Tab Shingle Removal

Dumpster Size Average Weight Limit Number of 3-Tab Shingle Squares Average Size of Roof Removal
10 Yard 4,000-6,000 Ibs 20-30 2,000-3,000 sq ft
20 Yard 5,000-7,000 Ibs 25-35 2,500-3,500 sq ft
30 Yard 7,000-10,000 Ibs 35-50 3,500-5,000 sq ft
40 Yard 12,000-16,000 Ibls 60-80 6,000-8,000 sq ft

Dumpster Sizes for Architectural Shingle Removal

Dumpster Size Average Weight Limit Number of Architechural Shingle Squares Average Size of Roof Removal
10 Yard 4,000-6,000 Ibs 15-25 1,500-2,500 sq ft
20 Yard 5,000-7,000 Ibs 20-25 2,000-2,500 sq ft
30 Yard 7,000-10,000 Ibs 25-40 2,500-4,000 sq ft
40 Yard 12,000-16,000 Ibs 45-65 4,500-6,500 sq ft

Did you know Asphalt Shingles Can be Recycled?

Repurposing roofing shingles through recycling diminishes the volume of construction waste deposited in landfills. The recycled material derived from aged roofing shingles finds valuable applications, such as contributing to the composition of asphalt roadways.

Rather than discarding or burying old roofing shingles, seek out a roofing contractor or recycling facility in your vicinity that specializes in reusing torn-off roof shingles. This way, you not only benefit from a stunning and long-lasting new roof but also contribute to the planet's well-being by responsibly managing our natural resources.

If you have any additional questions?
Give us a call today and let our expert team walk you through the rental process