Roll Off: What the Heck is it?

Trucks with specialized lift systems mounted onto them for commercial use in the garbage industry slide dumpsters, containers, bins and dumping bins on and off customized trucks. The bins are rolled off the truck onto the homeowner or business manager’s property and left for a period of time. When the client calls the roll off company and asks for a bin pick up, the garbage dumpster is lifted up and rolled onto the truck with hydraulic or pto driven fabricating system.
What’s amazing is that rolloff dumpster rentals don’t damage concrete or asphalt when placed on top of them. Seriously, the weight transfer system is carefully engineered to minimize impact to your property. One might argue it’s the 8th wonder of the world? Of course we are certainly biased towards the benefits of a roll-off container rental service that focuses on ethical disposal, customer service and affordable bins pricing.

Hook Lift: What the Heck Is it?

Other waste dumpster rental companies have hook lift systems for hoisting the dumpster off the truck and onto a driveway, city street or flat surface with reasonable access. It works similar to the rolloff chain and hook method where you attach a cable to the bin and pull it onto the truck with a track and chains. But, the difference is that a hook-lift truck uses a more sophisticated system that doesn’t require the driver to get out of the truck to attach onto the bin. You can also pick up hook lift bins on an angle which can be handy to fit in tight urban spots like alley ways in Kerrisdale, Oakridge and South Granville, BC. Rolling off trucks require more precision from their operators because the approach angle to pick up the trash bins are inferior. Best practices include getting out after the dumpster’s onto the truck to ensure that the locking features are engaged and to a safety inspection on the load. Best practices also include tarping loads while driving and not driving with materials hanging out of the box. Hook-Lift trucks are usually smaller in capacity, although we might see this trend shift for its cost saving benefits.

Compactor: What the Heck Is It?

A trash company wants to help you get the most bang for your garbage disposal buck. So, they consult with you to find a waste management solution that includes a compactor. The initial cost is high unless you build it into a rental, but by compacting your strata or condo development, you can rent smaller garbage bins and get more garbage removed each commercial trash bin hauling adventure that your trash service would otherwise be able to do. A nice perk to this approach is that the carbon footprint of the entire residential population is reduced through learning to use less fossil fuels to transport waste less efficiently without a compactor.

Commercial Trash Bin: What the Heck Is It?

A trash compactor is a specialized commercial trash bin. With the modifications of roll off or hook lift rails and some sort of hydraulics or power take off driven system it places the compactor on the truck for transport to dump the garbage and return the trash bin to its commercial placement. Often these come in the following sizes 2yards, 3 yards, 4 yards, 5 yards, 6 yards, 7 yards and 8 yard trash bins for industry and real estate development. To help you find us on the search engines, we would like to point out the commercial dumpsters can be rented for sizes ranging from 8 cubic yards to 50 cubic yards and that we can tailor the service to suit the need of the business in most cases. This includes ten yard dumpsters, 12 yard dumpsters, 15 yard dumpsters, 20 yard dumpsters, 25 yard dumpsters, 30 yard dumpsters, 40 yard dumpsters and 50 cubic yard dumpster rental services.