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Thread #169570   Message #4098754
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
22-Mar-21 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Subject: RE: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Here in the US we talk about dumpsters - 10 yard, 20 yard, and frequently seen outside houses being emptied or renovated - a 30-yard dumpster. They make 40-yard ones, but I don't see those so often.

This is cubic yards. And since a term we frequently hear in conjunction with these containers is "dumpster fire," it kind of fits. :) The dumpsters behind businesses (and the memes of fires) are typically in the 10-yard dumpsters.