With a little planning, you can maximize what fits!
First, survey your site and find materials of similar shape/size. Also, look for any large and bulky items that may be difficult to load into a partially filled dumpster. If you can, load the flat objects such as plywood, paneling etc. on the bottom of the container. Stack it flat so as to leave as little space as possible.
Next, find all your 2×4’s, vinyl siding, and anything that is long and straight and load them into the container with them lying in the same direction (not like a game of pick-up-stix). Now, you may find some “holes” developing in the container while you are loading. These “holes”, or pockets of air, can be filled with smaller material during the loading process such as wood cut ends, pieces of sheetrock, roofing material and so on. Continue this process until your roll off dumpster is loaded to the max!
Things NOT to put in your dumspter (which will cause you additional disposal charges):
- Flammable, toxic or otherwise hazardous materials
- Tires, car batteries, oils, fuels & propane tanks
- Adhesives, inks & resins
- Railroad ties