When many people think of a dumpster, they have one or two images in their mind, probably a front-load container and a roll-off container. However, there are many more options available for waste management solutions – and the container, or combination of containers, you use depends on factors such as the amount of waste your site produces, the type of waste and even where you’re located. Our containers come in a variety of types, sizes and functions, so you can have the perfect waste management solution for your site’s unique needs.
Amount of Waste
A single front-load container may be the right solution for smaller businesses and organizations, such as a convenience store or a standalone retail operation. However, larger commercial sites and operations like schools, hotels and multi-unit buildings produce much more waste than one smaller container can reliably hold on a day-to-day basis. In these situations, using multiple containers for waste is an option, as is adding a trash compactor. We also encourage you to consider if a portion of that waste is recyclable – if so, adding recycling containers can help ensure your site stays neat no matter how much waste is being produced daily.
Type of Waste
A restaurant will produce a different type of waste than an office building, and an office building will have different types of waste than a construction site. A restaurant that produces large amounts of food waste needs to ensure they have waste containers that stay shut tight to keep animals out. The bulky waste produced at construction sites may not require a container that closes, but instead the priority is a larger size and sturdy build that can stand up to materials of varying types, shapes and sizes. Different office buildings will produce different types of waste depending on the building’s occupants; needs may range from a small front-load container for basic everyday waste like coffee cups to a comprehensive waste management solution that includes recycling containers for paper, glass and plastics.
Area You’re In
If your business is in a cramped urban area with limited options for where to put a waste container, you’ll probably need to opt for just one container. You don’t want to use up all the space available, as it’s best to leave plenty of room for employees to maneuver as they put waste in the container, as well as for snow plows and Troiano’s trucks to get around. Local wildlife, customers and other people who will be walking by the container, and proximity to other buildings are all factors to consider as well, impacting the size, number and types of containers you opt to use.
The experienced team at Troiano can help put together the right waste management plan for your company’s needs. Call us at (207) 767-2070 and our customer support staff will be ready to help you.