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What You Should Know About Dumpster Usage

Renting a dumpster can be a very challenging task.  Not knowing the various sizes of dumpsters and typical usage needs is a receipt for an expensive rental project.  Under-estimating the quantity of waste material for a small project can quickly result in higher dumpster cost.  The use of dumpsters can be quickly broken down into two categories – Permanent and Temporary.

Temporary Dumpsters

Temporary roll-off dumpsters typically range in sizes from 10 yard dumpsters, 15 yard dumpsters, 20 yard dumpsters, 30 yard dumpsters, 35 yard dumpsters and 40 yard dumpsters. This type of dumpster rental is often referred to in the industry as “large container service” because of the relatively large size of the containers used. Roll-off dumpsters are so named because they actually roll off the back of the truck. You will typically see these dumpsters on construction sites, roofing jobs, general clean-outs of a home or business, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling or other home remodeling project. Because they are large dumpsters and because the trucks can maneuver on most job sites they are often the best dumpsters for temporary construction usage. Construction dumpsters also take into account the type of solid waste material being loaded into the container.

General Waste – is the most common type of waste material for the construction dumpster. This type of waste is also known as Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

Green Waste – waste material of this type is typical green foliage, stump, and brush material. This type of waste is often grinded and used as mulch or compost.

Construction & Demolition (C/D) – this type of material includes lumber, sheet-rock, stucco, and other related construction material.

Concrete – this type of material can be crushed and reused for filler material. This material can be placed into smaller dumpsters. 10 yard dumpsters referred as a low-boy containers are standard types of dumpster for this material.

Cardboard or Metals can also be managed with large dumpster rentals.

Permanent Dumpsters

Permanent dumpsters come in 3, 4, 6, or 8 yard measurements and are uncommon for large projects, like construction, as the trucks that transport these models are not designed to handle extreme weight or uneven terrain. The garbage containers are picked up by either front load trucks or rear load trucks depending on the area available for maneuvering. The smaller dumpsters, up to the 4 yard dumpsters, can be outfitted with wheels so the containers can be rolled out for servicing. Smaller containers and permanent dumpsters are often found outside of businesses and strip malls.  Dumpster service is usually on a weekly basis anywhere from once per week to seven days per week. Sizes depend on need and are part of the normal municipal waste collection. Compactors are special dumpsters that crush debris or cardboard to allow maximum collection space. This dumpster is attached to a large motorized compaction unit which compresses the waste into the dumpster rental. These are fully enclosed dumpsters with the only access through the compaction unit itself; unlike the open top dumpster rentals where waste can be thrown over the side and into the box.

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