A Look At The Typical Features Of A Roll-Off Dumpster

When you own certain types of businesses, whether it is some form of commercial business or a construction operation, there is bound to be a time when you have to rent a roll-off dumpster to house the waste produced by work operations. If you are relatively unfamiliar with renting a roll-off dumpster, you probably will not know a lot about how these waste receptacles are designed.

To better understand the functionality of a dumpster rental and how its different parts are designed to fit the purpose well, it is a good idea to get some general information about the different parts and components of a roll-off dumpster. Here is a look at some of the features of a typical dumpster.

Rollers On Bottom

Take a look at the base of your roll-off dumpster and you should find a set of wide rollers. These rollers are heavy-duty, designed to support the weight of the unit and hold it stable. However, they are also designed so the dumpster is moveable and can be rolled into place upon delivery. The rollers are usually placed on planks or concrete for support during delivery. 

Doors On One End 

If you look at your roll-off dumpster, there should be a set of integrated doors on one end of the unit. The reason these doors are in place is, if you have a large item that needs to be walked into the unit, it can be. It is much easier to load large, bulky items through a door on the side than to try and get them in the dumpster from overhead. 

Fork Pockets or Handles

The four pockets on a roll-off dumpster can be located on one end of the dumpster or the other, and sometimes there are pockets on either side. The purpose of these pockets is so the unit can be carefully retrieved with a lifting mechanism that has forks to grasp the receptacle when it is time for the dumpster to be picked up.

Drain Plug

Pretty much every roll-off dumpster you find is going to have a drain plug situated in the base of the unit. The drain plug is a spongy, rubbery plug that can be pulled out to allow collected moisture to drain from the unit. This can be helpful to know if you have to clean the dumpster while it is on your property or if it collects a large amount of rain and needs to be emptied.


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