Enter the dumpster volume (yd^3) into the Dumpster Weight Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Dumpster Weight. 

Dumpster Weight Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Dumpster Weight.

DW = V * 300


  • DW is the Dumpster Weight (lbs of capacity)
  • V is the dumpster volume (yd^3) 

To calculate the dumpster weight, multiply the dumpster volume by 300.

How to Calculate Dumpster Weight?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Dumpster Weight.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the dumpster volume (yd^3).
    • The dumpster volume (yd^3) is given as:: 20.
  2. Finally, calculate the Dumpster Weight using the equation above: 

DW = V * 300

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

DW = 20 * 300 = 6,000 (lbs of capacity)

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

dumpster volume (yd^3) = 40

Test your knowledge and check your answer with the calculator..

DW = V * 300 = ?