# How many asphalt roofing shingles will fit into a dumpster

## How many asphalt roofing shingles will fit into a dumpster?

It depends on what size dumpster you order. We have 6 yard, 20 yard 30 yard dumpsters for roof tear offs. Please allow extra room for general construction debris such as pallets, gutters, cardboard packaging, sheets of plywood. Each dumpster has a tonnage cap. This is not the dumpster’s weight limit. If your dumpster goes over the ton cap you may be charged per ton over the cap. This charge is prorated. How much do asphalt roofing shingles weigh? 250 lbs per roofing square. 28 square = 3 ton (approximately). Make sure you factor in how many layers you need to remove or “tear off”. Order your dumpster online and save \$20. Keep your dumpster for one day or up to 15 days. How do I rent a dumpster for roofing?

## 1. Determine Total Roofing Squares Used

### 1 roofing square is the equivalent of 100 square feet of shingles. 3 bundles of shingles = 1 roofing square.

If you know how many bundles you need to buy, you are almost there.

If you need to purchase 30 bundles of asphalt shingles you have a 10 square roof. (30 divided by 3 = 10) If you have 2 layers of asphalt shingles on your roof you have a total of 20 square. Be aware that if you have cedar shakes to remove you will need a bigger dumpster. For example - If you have 10 roofing squares of cedar shakes to remove you will need a 10yrd container. 1 roofing square of Cedar Shake equal aprox 1 cubic yard. Find out what dumpster size you will need for your roof tear off.

Determine your Roofing Square Total - on the ground

## 2. Asphalt Shingle / Cedar Shake

Make sure to factor in the number of layers to be removed. For example 20 square X 2 layers = 40sq. Please be advised that if you have cedar shakes to remove you will need a bigger dumpster. For example - If you have 10 roofing squares of cedar shakes you will need a 10yrd container. 1 roofing square of *** Cedar Shake roofing equals approximately 1 cubic yard of dumpster. For example, if you have 12 roofing squares of cedar shakes you will need a 12 yrd container.

Number of
Roofing Squares
Dumpster Size
25  10 Yard
50 20 Yard
70 30 Yard