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Roofing Shingle Types

How Does a Roofing Dumpster Rental Work

Shingles in Dumpster

If you're looking to dispose of old roofing shingles, you've found the perfect resource.

Our comprehensive guide on roofing shingles disposal simplifies the process, allowing you to effectively handle your roof debris and select the correct dumpster size for your project.

Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a professional contractor engaged in a roofing project, we're dedicated to eliminating the uncertainty associated with renting a roll-off dumpster for shingle roof removals and replacements.

Where to Start?

When beginning any roofing project, it's crucial to take several factors into account. Here are the key considerations:

  • Choice of Shingle: Decide between 3-Tab and Architectural Shingles.
  • Roof Size: Assess the dimensions of the roof to determine material requirements.
  • Shingle Layers: Consider the number of layers of shingles present.
  • Additional Materials: Account for items like felt, lumber, nails, etc., which require disposal.

*Additionally, be mindful of legal weight restrictions for hauling, as these may vary by location. Discuss this matter with your representative before delivery to ensure compliance.

3 Tab vs. Architectural Shingles

How Many Dumpsters Will You Need?

Asphalt shingles carry considerable weight, typically ranging from 45 to 60 pounds per bundle. Roofing shingles are measured in "roof squares," indicating the quantity required to cover 100 square feet of the roof. For example, a 2,000-square-foot roof is often referred to as a "20 square."

Replacing one square of the roof typically requires around three bundles of shingles. This means that an average roof square holds approximately 150 pounds of shingles.

Due to the substantial weight of asphalt roof shingles, proper disposal is crucial. Residential trash services often cannot accommodate the volume of discarded shingles, and most refuse haulers are reluctant to accept large quantities of asphalt shingles.

When arranging for a dumpster, it's essential to consider the weight of asphalt shingles. Many municipalities, counties, and states have regulations governing the allowable weight for transportation on streets and highways. Additionally, landfills impose restrictions on the weight of deposited loads.

While selecting a large dumpster might seem convenient for containing all shingle waste, it's vital to avoid exceeding weight limits to comply with regulations.


Be sure to check out our handy Weight Calculator

Weight Comparison: Common Roofing Materials

Roofing Type Weight per square (100 sq ft)
Copper 100-125 lbs
Asphalt shingles 275-475 lbs
Concrete tile 400-700 lbs
Asphalt shingles 275-425 lbs
Clay tile 1100-2000 lbs
Wood shakes 450-600 lbs

Dumpster Sizes Average Weight Limits

Dumpster Size Average Weight Limit
10 Yard 4,000-6000 lbs
20 Yard 5,000-7,000 lbs
30 Yard 7,000-10,000
40 Yard 12,000-16,000 lbs

Pros and Cons of the Most Common Roofing Materials

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Roofing Dumpster Rental FAQs

  • What CAN go in a roofing dumpster rental?

    Asphalt Shingles
    Slate Tiles
    Terracotta Tiles
    Concrete Tiles
    Felt Paper
    Wood Shingles
    Roofing Gravel
    Flashing and Trim
    Tar and Polyurethane foam – In most areas be sure to confirm with your account manager

  • What CANNOT go in a roofing dumpster rental?

    Paints and Lacquers
    Hazardous Materials
    Contaminated Soils and Absorbents

  • What size dumpster do I need for a roofing project?

    For most roofing projects, a 10 or 20-yard dumpster is sufficient. A 10-yard dumpster can typically hold debris from smaller roofs or partial roof replacements, while a 20-yard dumpster is suitable for larger roofs or full replacements.

  • Do I need to obtain a permit for placing a dumpster on the street or my property?

    In many areas, you may need a permit to place a dumpster on the street or public right-of-way. However, if you’re placing the dumpster on your property, a permit may not be required. It’s advisable to check with your local municipality or the dumpster rental company for specific permit requirements in your area.

  • Can I mix roofing materials with other types of debris in the same dumpster?

    It’s generally recommended to keep roofing materials separate from other types of debris to facilitate recycling and proper disposal. Mixing materials may also affect the weight limits or incur additional fees.

Have any additional Questions?
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