Whether an at-home handyman or small business owner in need of a disposal unit, dumpster rentals are a perfect way to keep your small to medium sized projects organized.


How Do I Know What Dumpster Size is Right for Me?

A 15-yard container is perfect for small-to-medium projects or if you have a limited amount of space to work with. These dumpsters hold 15 cubic yards are approximately 16 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 4 feet tall. A good estimate of how much space 15 cubic yards is the equivalent of 4 to 5 pickup beds-worth of material.

Jefferson Recycling’s 15 Yard Dumpsters are Available in the Follow New Jersey Counties:

  • Morris County
  • Sussex County
  • Essex County
  • Passaic County
  • Bergen County
  • Hudson County


Here are some of the following jobs that are ideal to choose a 15-yard dumpster.


Home Renovations

When doing any legitimate home or business renovations, a dumpster will be extremely handy for getting rid of unwanted material quickly and efficiently. Consider the following tips to help make your renovations go more smoothly and potentially save you money.


Reuse Old Materials

Often, we find ourselves getting rid of items when they could have found another life. When in the midst of a renovation, people also tend to overbuy. Lots of industrial materials can serve a second purpose if thought about creatively. Do you have a little pond in your garden? Use that extra vinyl sheeting for a pond liner. Need something more practical? Reuse drywall pieces for small patches on holes, or scrap wood for drywall backing or shims.


Return Unused Renovation Supplies

Be smart with how you are handling any supplies purchased for your remodel or renovation. If you’ve purchased from the right hardware store or vendor, they may be inclined to buy back leftovers. For them it will be good customer service and added money, if the materials are still in good shape. For you, it’ll recoup any excess costs incurred during your project.


Deck or Siding Removal

Caring for and updating your property isn’t just for home interiors; it extends to your deck and house siding. If you’re only doing an update to your deck, make sure to do a safety inspection prior to any work. Look to see if lag screws have been properly installed in the ledger board, whether nails are missing in the joist hangers, and whether any posts are showing signs of rot. Strengthen post connections with carriage bolts, and reinforce a wobbly deck with a diagonal brace.

If your vinyl siding is started to chip, crack, and show overall brittleness, you could be in for an expensive repair to the tune of thousands of dollars. If you’re handy, this can be replaced on your own by getting a zip tool, scaffolding or a ladder, a claw hammer, and a set of carpenter’s pincer pliers.


Constructing a New Home

Whether it’s a home or business expansion, or a new building all together, you’re going to need to stay organized and have a plan. Work with a certified general contractor who has strong word of mouth referrals. Don’t overbuild for the neighborhood, as your home won’t be worth what you’d expect when it comes to resale.

If you’re taking on a DIY home build, the most important thing you can do is be realistic with what you are and are not capable of. Do you have time to paint, yourself? If you don’t, you’ll be looking at unpainted surfaces for a long time. Wanting to install your own plumbing? It’s admirable, but keep in mind that plumbing errors can be one of the most frustrating and expensive things to fix after installation. Building a home is an extremely satisfying achievement, but it re quires you to be realistic. Don’t take on more than you can chew, or else the savings you expected may turn into added costs.


Utilize a C&D Recycling Company for Home Improvement Dumpster Services

A C&D recycling company such as Jefferson won’t just save you time and stress, we make a positive impact on the environment as well. Our dumpster rental services allow us to rescue several tons of construction waste each year. If you think a 15-cubic yard dumpster is the right size for your home construction project, we will make the process pain free. When you’re done with the waste container, we will pick it up and then process any waste and recyclables in an efficient and ethical manner.

Jefferson Recycling takes pride in being a leader in NJ Class B recycling. Contact Jefferson Recycling today for dumpster services, onsite crushing, or demolition needs.