What Is A Dumpster?
The word dumpster was first popularized in 1936 by the Dempster Brothers. The two entrepreneurs came up with the idea of filling uniformly sized containers with waste and then taking it away by loading it on their special hauling trucks. They then patented their new waste disposal method. Since then, dumpsters have become a household name.
A dumpster is a large trash receptacle with an open or closed top and which is used to store and haul trash and debris safely, conveniently, and affordably. Dumpsters come in various sizes and types that are suited for various projects.
Commercial and residential projects have varying dumpster needs and would require different dumpster rentals. Finding a dumpster size and type that is the right fit for your project is crucial for the success of your project.
Different Types of Dumpsters and their Uses
1. Front Load Dumpster
Front-load dumpsters are waste receptacles designed to be loaded from the front of the truck. They have slots on either side where the truck hooks its lifting spikes. Once the spikes are locked in place, the truck lifts the dumpster overhead using winches and metals sleds or robotic arms and dumps the trash directly into the truck’s garbage container.
Front-load dumpsters come in 2 to 8-yard capacities and are a convenient solution for commercial spaces requiring permanent, compact-fitting receptacles.
2. Rear Load Dumpster
A rear loader has a more complicated loading mechanism than the front loader dumpster. It has two poles that extend from the front lip and a slanted back that allows for easy trash deposit. The dumpster truck hooks its hinge and winch system on the dumpster, then pulls it to empty the waste into the dumpster truck.
It has a taller, slimmer design that allows it to hold more trash and fit into small, narrow spaces.
Front and rear load dumpsters offer a perfect solution for businesses and commercial spaces looking for a permanent solution to handle their waste streams.
3. Roll away/ Roll-off/ Construction Dumpster Rental
Roll away dumpsters or roll-off dumpsters are open-top, heavy-duty waste disposal receptacles that are used when a lot of trash needs hauling from commercial and residential projects. They are loaded on a truck using a winch and a metal sled or with a robotic arm.
The roll away dumpsters have wheels that allow for easy loading and dropping. These large-sized containers come in different sizes ranging from 10-yard capacities for small hauling needs to 40-yard capacities for heavy, bulky hauling.
Roll away dumpsters are a temporary solution that is perfect for a range of projects from home remodeling, demolitions, yard waste, roof tear-offs, and massive construction debris clearing.
Roll away dumpsters have several types depending on the materials that need hauling:
· Mixed trash dumpsters
These are the most versatile roll away dumpster rentals. The most common sizes are 10, 20, 30, and 40-yard capacities. They are a good fit for house cleanouts, garage cleanouts, attic and basement cleanouts, new constructions, home renovation projects, and roofing projects.
· Concrete/Dirt/Asphalt Dumpsters
This type of roll away dumpsters is suitable for hauling masonry products. They are commonly used during home improvement projects such as sidewalk removal, driveway removal, home foundation removal, pool removal, patio removal, and footings removal. Due to the weight of the materials being hauled, these dumpsters are usually between 10 and 20 yards big.
· Yard debris dumpsters
These are roll off dumpsters that should only be filled with yard debris such as grass clippings, leaves, brush, logs, and tree stumps. Yard debris dumpsters have several specific types for carrying the various yard debris. For instance, if you order a leaves receptacle, you should not throw in branches as this would mean the box is a mixed debris receptacle, hence leading to additional charges.