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What Are Trash Dumpsters?
Trash dumpsters are steel waste receptacles used for collecting waste which is then unfilled into garbage trucks. They are common in commercial and residential purposes and provide a clear and convenient means of storing and transporting garbage to landfills, recycle centers and incinerators.
Various Types of Dumpsters
There are various dumpster types to choose from where you make your choice based on the amount of trash you have to get rid of, the location for placing the trash bin rental and the type of waste you have. It is always better to know your trash bin rental options before you call the local dumpster rentals as it ensures you choose the right dumpster for your waste removal needs.
Front Load Dumpsters
They are waste receptacle containers with slots on both its sides for inserting the garbage truck’s front prongs. Once in place, these prongs can lift the receptacle into the rear storage. These trash dumpsters are popular in companies where local trash pickup services are not available like offices, card shops, beauty salons, small restaurants and retail stores. These front loader dumpsters are available in sizes ranging from 2-8 cubic-yard sizes.
Rear Load Dumpsters
They are similar to the front load ones with the difference is that they work on a more complicated mechanism – a winch and hinge mechanical system. You find two poles extending cross ways out of the front edge of the trash bin rental which gets locked over the base of the opening at the back of the garbage truck. Then the hook-attached winch is fastened into the hole found at the rear of the dumpster and tugs the dumpster till everything in it falls into the garbage truck’s cavity. This type of dumpsters too is available in various sizes ranging from 2 – 8 cubic yards.
Roll Off Dumpsters
They are the largest type of dumpsters that usually have a capacity of 40 cubic yards space. These receptacles are rather convenient as they can be loaded in various ways; either using a winch and metal sled or with the help of a robotic arm mechanism. In case of the robotic arm mechanism there is a hook on the receptacle’s edge which is used for dragging the receptacle to the rear of the dump truck. In case of the sled and winch system, it works by lifting the metal sled from the garbage truck’s bed to a 45-degree angle. This done, the waste receptacle is then secured to the winch, and pulled up by the metal sled. Once the container and sled starts ascending, the sled slowly tilts back into a horizontal position. These roll-off dumpsters are popularly and more often used on projects that produce lots of trash like construction sites and in homes undergoing renovation.
They offer a great option for storing, transferring and eliminating waste from your construction project. These dumpsters are compatible with forklift trucks and are locked onto the forklift’s prongs for the forklift operator to safely dispose of all the refuse. While these trash hauling dumpsters are usually made using heavy duty steel, gauge steel construction may differ in the manufacture and type of forklift dumpster. These dumpsters come in various sizes ranging from ½ to 5 yards with a maximum holding capacity of 6,000 pounds of waste.
They are also referred to as small or mini dumpsters and are best used for clearing a household of trash and for small scale jobs like bathroom remodeling. These dumpsters can hold a maximum of 2 tons of trash. Some of these dumpsters come with wheels which let you move the dumpster around the job wherever required. Once done, you just have to call the trash bin rental to haul and transport your waste to the designated garbage disposal areas.
How to Choose the Right Receptacle for Trash Removal?
You have to choose based on the amount of garbage you have to throw away, the type of trash you are expecting, the location for placing the receptacle and how long you will require the dumpster. The heavier and bulkier the waste is, the larger the dumpster you require. The dumpster should always be easily accessible as it makes it easier for trash hauling services to drop and pick-up the receptacle.
The longer you require the dumpster, the more you have to pay for it. Sometimes, it’s cheaper renting a small dumpster and make multiple hauls instead of hiring a large one as large ones are not only more expensive to hire, you may have to hire it for the entire day while you wait till the receptacle is full to haul away.