Interestingly, Berks County, unlike many other counties in Pennsylvania, was not independently founded. Instead, it was amalgamated from parts of Lancaster, Chester, and Philadelphia Counties in the late eighteenth century, with its seat at Reading the first major development in the area. Around four hundred thousand people today call Berks County home, with most of the county draining into the Schuylkill River. As with most metropolitan areas in the modern United States, Berks County demands an efficient, cost-effective means of managing the waste generated by its population, which is where dumpster usage steps in. Since the 1930s, communities across the United States of America have been using dumpsters to temporarily store their waste. Although dumpsters are most commonly used by apartment buildings, schools, event sites (such as sports stadiums) and other areas which see high volumes of people on a regular basis, an increasing number of smaller businesses and homes are using dumpster rental to address their waste management needs. The front-loading garbage trucks built specifically to handle and empty dumpsters are capable of handling a wide variety of dumpster sizes. This has led to the development of both larger and smaller dumpsters tailored for use by those whose waste management demands do not fit the specifications of the original dumpster. For example, many restaurants and eateries in the Berks County area are now using smaller, ninety-five gallon dumpsters to accommodate the sheer volume of waste. Imagine, for example, any fast food eatery, with all the accompanying packaging, food waste, paper towels, straws and leftover meals. A regular household bin just won’t be able to handle that volume of waste, but a traditional dumpster would be far too large. The toter, or ninety-five gallon dumpster, is perfect for this scenario, and has been adopted by small businesses, churches and even larger households across the nation.