I just rented a 10 yard dumpster that I filled with hollow doors, wood trim,
some tile, dirt, grass, garbage, etc. The dumpster was overfilled when
picked up. Yet, I was astonished to find out that it weighed in at over 2
tones (over 4,000 lbs)! Does this sound possible or do you think that the
renter may be trying to over-state the weight. FYI - I'm being charged by
We filled 2 18-yard dumpsters cleaning out my mother's house.
I can EASILY believe that there was 8000 pounds in each one
(4 tons, twice what you had).
I do know that dirt weighs just over a ton per yard.
Also, remember they probably round to the ton or half ton at least.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) firstname.lastname@example.org
HP/Compaq Corporation email@example.com
It could be, especially if you had a large amount of dirt.
Did you get a copy of the weigh ticket? Every place I dealt with has a
ticket showing the weight of the vehicle going in, then going out. As an
example, I sent our 26 foot truck to the corrugated re-cycle place
yesterday. According to the slip, it had 3680 pounds on it.
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