No matter how big or small your construction project is, having debris– the huge heaps of waste that are left behind after a construction– is something that can’t be avoided. The final step after a construction project is removing the debris and this can be a problem if you don’t know what to do.
To avoid having problems with your construction waste disposal, what you need is to look for a construction site dumpster. A construction dumpster is the most common carrier on construction job sites.
They are usually large, open-topped dumpsters, some with an access door for easy opening that can serve many purposes and are typically rented by companies on a temporary basis. They are also called “roll-off” dumpsters because of the wheels on the bottom that help haul the containers away.
Since construction dumpsters are designed to handle different types of debris, they are categorized into the following:
1. Concrete Dumpster
A concrete dumpster is designed to hold tons of weight and is designed with an access door that makes loading debris easier and safer. Concrete, brick, and asphalt are extremely heavy materials that require a heavy-duty construction disposal container.
2. Roofing Dumpster
Because of the general wear and tear, roofs are regularly replaced and a roofing dumpster is made to hold all types of roofing materials — from sheathing to shingles.
3. General Trash Dumpster
This type is a standard trash container that can be used to hold all sorts of construction debris such as sheetrock, flooring, cabinetry, glass, siding, or broken appliances.
4. Dirt and Yard Waste Dumpster
Landscaping projects also generate a lot of waste. A dirt and yard waste dumpster is designed to hold all types of rocks, sod, and other outdoor debris.
Construction dumpsters can also be categorized based on their design. Here are some of them:
1. Front-Load Dumpster
A front-load dumpster is loaded into a truck from the front. Generally, it has a top that slants downward, allowing trash to be dumped in. Its container also has slots on each side which is designed for a dump truck to insert its prongs and lift the dumpster.
Front-load dumpsters are convenient because of their compact design and slanted front that allows waste to be easily deposited.
2. Rear-Load Dumpster
On the other hand, this kind of dumpster has a slanted back and extending poles. Its contents are dumped into a truck with the use of a hinge and winch system.
The truck manually hooks on the rear load dumpster and then pulls the dumpster upwards. A rear-load dumpster can hold more trash but it is more difficult to dump waste into it.
While you know the types of construction dumpsters, it is still important to know how to segregate all the waste and debris for the safety of the people who will finally dispose of them.
Furthermore, you also have to consider the size of the dumpster, which is measured in cubic yards, available in a wide variety of capacities meant for different projects. The best size that you will choose depends on the amount of debris and the nature of your construction project.