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A typical dumpster can hold 1616 gallons of waste. That is about 8 cubic yards of waste in a dumpster.

A large black garbage bag is about ¼ of a cubic yard; thus, four black bags equal 1 cubic yard.

A dumpster holds about 32 full black garbage bags.

By compacting that waste, the volume is reduced enough to be emptied 4 times less often.

A rule of thumb for a non-compacted and compacted waste ratio is between 25-1 and 20-1.

This means about ¾ of the dumpster waste could be compacted to a single black garbage bag.