What You Need to Know When Renting a Dumpster for Roofing Waste Disposal

Waste Service Management

A roll-off dumpster from S&S Waste Services can make cleaning up after a roofing job much easier, more efficient, and more convenient. We offer reliable waste removal and dumpster options for both residential and commercial roofing projects. If you are a roofing contractor, instead of worrying about how to haul off the waste yourself, consider renting a dumpster from us. We offer exceptional customer care, including on-time delivery, service, and pick-up with all of our rentals.

Below, we’ll go over some things you should know when renting a roll-off dumpster for roofing projects.

Change Your Habits

Many times, we get into a habit of doing things the same way over and over. While this can be a good thing, it can also be problematic. As a roofing contractor, you want to avoid renting the same size dumpster for every job. You will need to know the size of the roof, how many layers need to be removed, and the type of shingles being removed and put on. The two most common types of shingles you will be working with are 3-tab shingles and architectural shingles. 

Size Really Does Matter

At S&S Waste Services, our dumpsters come in 3 sizes: 10-, 12-, and 15-yard, all of which will accommodate most roofing projects. Our 10-yard dumpsters are 12’ x 8’ x42” and will hold approximately 4,000 pounds of roofing waste. Our 15-yard dumpsters are 12’ x 8’ x 72” and will hold approximately 5,000 pounds of roofing waste.

As a roofing contractor, the most important thing to remember when renting a dumpster is that size does matter. On average, 3 bundles of shingles covers approximately 100 square feet of roof and each bundle weighs about 60 to 80 pounds. Therefore, a 2,000-square-foot roof will generate approximately 3,600 to 4,800+ pounds of shingles and other debris.

When you get the right size, your customer and their neighbors will see you as the professional you are and will be more likely to refer you to others. You don’t want to have your dumpster overflowing or have to order more than one dumpster for a project.

Not Just Shingles

It is also important to note that you’re not just going to be disposing of old shingles. You will also be disposing of plywood, nails, tar paper, and other odds and ends, which will increase the weight. You will want to make sure that you only put approved items in the dumpster to avoid additional charges. If you do have questions about what items are allowed in the dumpsters and what items are not, please call us.

Weight Limits

It’s also important to note that while the size of the roof matters, there’s more to it than just that. You will also need to know the weight limit for the dumpster you are using. Our dumpsters will accommodate up to 3.5 tons. If you go over this weight limit, you will be charged an additional fee. To avoid this, you may want to schedule an extra pick-up. Simply call our office and we’ll be happy to do so.

Consider Recycling

We only get one planet, so we need to keep it healthy for future generations. We try to recycle as much as possible. Asphalt shingles can be recycled and used to patch potholes around North Carolina. While we will do whatever we can to make sure materials are recycled, you may want to consider it as an option to increase your profit margins.


If you are a roofing contractor in Western North Carolina, contact S&S Waste Services for your roll-off dumpster needs. We offer three sizes, which will accommodate most roofing jobs. If you have any questions or concerns about dumpster rentals, call us- we will be happy to help you address them and ensure that you get the best dumpster for your needs