Estimating the Weight of Common Household and Remodeling Items

When renting a dumpster for residential use, it's helpful to estimate the weight of the items you plan to dispose of. Knowing these weights can help you select the appropriate dumpster size and avoid overloading. Here are some estimated weights for common household and remodeling items:

Residential Items (Non-Construction/Remodeling)

  1. Mattress (Queen Size)

    • Estimated Weight: 60-70 lbs
  2. Sofa (Three-Seater)

    • Estimated Weight: 150-200 lbs
  3. Refrigerator

    • Estimated Weight: 200-300 lbs
  4. Washing Machine

    • Estimated Weight: 150-200 lbs
  5. Dryer

    • Estimated Weight: 100-150 lbs
  6. Dining Table (Wood, Six-Person)

    • Estimated Weight: 100-150 lbs
  7. Dining Chairs (Each)

    • Estimated Weight: 15-20 lbs
  8. Dresser

    • Estimated Weight: 100-150 lbs
  9. Bookshelf (Medium Size)

    • Estimated Weight: 50-100 lbs
  10. Television (Flat Screen, 50 inches)

    • Estimated Weight: 30-50 lbs
  11. Microwave

    • Estimated Weight: 25-30 lbs
  12. Carpet (Large Room)

    • Estimated Weight: 400-500 lbs

Remodeling Items

  1. Drywall (1/2 inch, per sheet)

    • Estimated Weight: 50-70 lbs
  2. Wood Flooring (per 100 sq ft)

    • Estimated Weight: 250-300 lbs
  3. Concrete Debris (per cubic yard)

    • Estimated Weight: 2,000-3,000 lbs
  4. Roofing Shingles (per 100 sq ft)

    • Estimated Weight: 200-300 lbs
  5. Bathtub (Cast Iron)

    • Estimated Weight: 300-500 lbs
  6. Doors (Solid Wood)

    • Estimated Weight: 50-100 lbs
  7. Windows (Double Pane)

    • Estimated Weight: 100-150 lbs
  8. Cabinets (Kitchen Set)

    • Estimated Weight: 500-700 lbs
  9. Tiles (Ceramic, per 100 sq ft)

    • Estimated Weight: 300-400 lbs
  10. Insulation (Fiberglass, per roll)

    • Estimated Weight: 20-30 lbs
  11. Soil (per cubic yard)

    • Estimated Weight: 2,200-2,700 lbs

Please note: Due to their heavy weight, we do not accept soil, concrete, or roofing materials in our dumpsters. Overloading the dumpsters can cause damage and is against our service terms.

Tips for Estimating Weight

  • Check Manufacturer Information: Many items have their weight listed in the manual or on the manufacturer's website.
  • Use a Scale: For smaller items, you can use a household scale to get an accurate weight.
  • Estimate Conservatively: It's better to overestimate the weight to avoid overloading the dumpster.

Choosing the right dumpster size and being aware of the weight limits can save you time and money. If you're unsure about the weight of your items, feel free to contact us at M&O Dumpsters LLC for assistance.