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Understanding Roll Off Container Specifications And Limitations

It is important to understand the specifications and limitations of a roll off container before you contact a rental agency to have one delivered to your job site in order to avoid violating local laws or incurring extra service fees from the agency.

Roll off containers are simply the standard waste dumpster that you see at most construction sites, a large steel container with wheels at one end, generally with an open top (although you can order special dumpsters with a lid to use on recycling or other similar jobs). Most people rent them in order to help clear away large amounts of waste or debris from a construction site or from landscaping and have it transported directly to the landfill with the minimal amount of effort.

A construction dumpster is particularly useful for transporting a large amount of waste from your work site, but you need to be aware of the weight, volume and size specifications of the dumpster in order to avoid incurring extra fees or delaying the removal. Determining the proper waste container that you will need can be difficult for an inexperienced individual, but if you keep in mind a few points it will be much easier.

Essentially all dumpster rentals in Greensboro are priced according to the volume of waste that will be transported in the container, which determines the size of dumpster that you will require. The standard dumpster for a home remodeling or construction job is 20 cubic yards. That translates to being approximately 16 feet long, 5 feet high and 7 feet wide. A dumpster of this size can transport approximately three tons of waste material, depending on the density of the debris being transported.

The standard 20-yard dumpster will take care of most projects, but if you need to transport a great deal of material or particularly dense debris you may need to order a larger dumpster.

Dumpster rentals can go as big as 40 cubic yard containers (7 feet high, 7 feet wide, and 22 feet long), but these larger dumpsters cost more money and have other considerations. Finding a place to park a 40-yard dumpster may be difficult, particularly since it requires a hard and flat surface like the street. Additionally most public roads have a weight limit to be considered, so you will need to be extra careful not to over fill a larger dumpster if you wish to avoid steep charges from either the transportation company or the city.

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