Typically, a commercial container is 6 feet wide, 5 feet long and 6 feet high. These garbage bins can hold up to 1,400 pounds of garbage. Ideal for construction sites, house cleaning and remodeling. Commercial containers are the common containers normally seen in places such as restaurants, gas stations, and parking lots.
These garbage bins are usually rented on a permanent basis and have regularly scheduled pickups in which dump trucks drag garbage and debris. Reassessing the Pros and Cons of Choosing Containers for Commercial Container Service, By Andy Sorensen In 1936, Dempster Brothers in Knoxville, TN patented the Dempster Dumpster container, designed to make it easier to collect waste from its construction sites. It wasn't long until the dumpster became very popular and, as a result, they closed their construction business and focused on selling garbage bins. Except for the use of new materials and coatings, the overall configuration of garbage containers has not changed much since the first models.
The concept is elegant in its simplicity: a steel container with fork pockets that can be picked up and unloaded onto a truck on-site for transport to a disposal facility. Prior to this invention, garbage and bins were carried far away. Let's look at the pros and cons of each type of container. Steel The main strength of the standard steel garbage container is the durability of steel.
They can take a beating in all kinds of weather and contain a large volume of garbage. In some cases, steel is the only material strong enough to contain the type of waste being dumped, such as construction debris. There are situations where the weight of the steel container is a significant inconvenience, since it hinders movement, delivery, collection and can cause injury to the employee. The design of the dumpster allows only three of them to be stacked for storage and businesses need acres of land to store them.
Over time, steel containers rust, especially bottoms. In some places, such as coastal cities, salty air will cause garbage containers to rust more quickly and will require more frequent repair or replacement. There are many companies that specialize in replacing funds and refurbishing containers. Some will even come to the site to do the work, but in most cases the container is taken out of service for repair.
Modular Steel Structure with Bag Liner A third option in the garbage bin design combines the strength of steel with the durability of a polyethylene bag in a modular design. Modular containers can be repaired on site and weigh approximately the same amount as a plastic container of similar size. A 2-yard model weighs 260 pounds. The use of a polyethylene bag as a liner for the container means that this type of container will not be usable in all situations.
Construction debris and other heavy and sharp materials could damage the bag. Various bag options allow the container to hold liquid waste. Since the frame of the container is made of steel, it will eventually rust. However, parts that rust or are damaged can be replaced on site.
The main benefits of this type of container are that they can be folded for shipping and storage, it weighs much less than steel, and almost all parts can be replaced on site. When folded for shipping or storage, units can be stacked to nine heights. The lower weight and modular design of this container allow for on-site delivery with a pickup truck or similar vehicle. The lighter weight of the container makes it much easier to move around in the field, reducing fatigue and the possibility of injury for the driver.
Additional Considerations When choosing a garbage container, it is also important to consider the equipment and personnel required to deliver the product to the site. Given the shortage of Class B drivers across the country, carriers would benefit from choosing the modular container model, as it can be delivered with a van or other smaller vehicle. In any case, the possibility of delivering a garbage container without specialized equipment or drivers with a Class B license will save the carrier time and money. With a circulation of more than 60,000 100% qualified subscribers, Waste Advantage Magazine is an independent publisher with staff that has more than 100 years of publishing experience.
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Waste shipping companies that offer commercial or industrial garbage bins generally have various bin sizes, usually ranging from 1 yard to 8 yards. . .