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How Big Are Junk Removal Trucks?

Mar 3, 2014 | Blog, Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever wondered “how big are junk removal trucks?” Well wonder no more! As Fire Dawgs Junk Removal has put together a blog to help this question! Keep reading to find out how big are junk removal trucks!

How Big Are Junk Removal Trucks?

Question: How big are junk removal trucks?

Answer: I like to joke to myself when I hear this question because although the customer may just be asking, “How big are your junk removal trucks,” we sometimes think they mean “I don’t know if you have a truck big enough for this job!” Either way, we are up for the challenge! Our junk removal truck can hold 16 cubic yards of debris, old furniture, concrete, brush, old appliances, and much more. A common term we use to describe our removal and salvage apparatus is that it is a “mini-dump truck.” The junk removal trucks are 12’ long, 5’ tall and 7’ wide which rounds up to 16 cubic yards.

How Much Debris Can 16 Cubic Yards Hold?

The answer to this is that it varies. However, we like to draw a parallel or provide an example most people can relate to and this is we put our dump truck into “pickup truck loads.” The term pickup truck load is highly subjective because how much a pickup truck load can hold is in the eye of the beholder. For example, a pickup truck load to us is what the back of a standard size pickup truck could hold and drive down the road without debris or items falling out of the truck.

Meanwhile, some people consider a pickup truck load how high and wide you can keep things in the truck enough that you can strap it down and have a 50/50 shot that something will fly out at the car behind you if you hit a bump in the road. Using our aforementioned description of a pickup truck load, our mini-dump trucks can hold 5 full pickup truck loads. You will often see residential size dumpsters in your neighbor’s driveway when they are into a remodeling project and our trucks can handle that same amount of debris, depending on the cubic yardage of the dumpster, except that with us, we do all the work for you and will be in and out within 2 hours!

Are you interested in getting your junk hauled away by the Dawg Tough team at Fire Dawgs Junk Removal? Keep reading to learn more about our junk hauling services!

Fire Dawgs Junk Removal


Fire Dawgs Junk Removal is a locally owned company on a mission to help you get your space back! We are firefighter founded and veteran owned! We can handle any job from demolition projects to entire cleanouts — and even simple curbside junk pick-up. Our crews take on the tough jobs that the other guys won’t and get “IT” done! Fire Dawgs ranked No.54 on the Inc 5000 list for the fastest growing companies in the Midwest!

We base our pricing is based on the amount of volume your items take up in our 16-cubic yard mini dump trucks. Your total cost includes all the labor, transportation, and disposal fees! But how does Fire Dawgs make a difference? We reuse, recycle, or donate over 60% of the items we haul away! Helping you go green!

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Ready for a firm, free, no-obligation quote on your service? Give our friendly, knowledgeable customer service team a call at 800-211-DAWG today to get a free estimate on your junk hauling service! Not able to call? Don’t sweat it! Contact us online here and we will reach out to you at your convenience. Do you have any videos or pictures of your items? Text them to us at 317-597-4744 to set up a quick and easy electronic estimate!

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