A “roll-off”, “roll-off container” or “roll-off dumpster” is an open top dumpster that is identified by its rectangular shape and utilizing wheels to facilitate rolling the dumpster in place. Roll-offs are transported by specialty trucks and are commonly used for construction and demolition waste. The size of a roll-off dumpster or roll-off container is usually measured in cubic yards.
A cubic yard has the dimensions of 1 yard all around. It is commonly used in the dumpster rental business as the measurement of how much trash can fit within each dumpster size.
A tipping fee is the fee that landfills charge roll-off trucks to dump their trash. When Contractor’s Disposal disposes of your waste, we pay a tipping fee to the landfill or facility that receives the material.
A dumpster quote is the base rate that you will pay for a roll-off dumpster and the cost is typically determined by the size of the container or roll-off dumpster. There may be other fees that are in addition to the base rate depending on the length of time you have the dumpster and the materials that you load inside the container.
Tonnage is the amount of tons (weight) that the dumpster will hold. This is a commonly used term in the waste industry.
A tonnage fee is a fee charged per ton over the weight limit. Most companies will have a weight limit for their containers. An example of this is that there may be a 4 ton limit for a 20 yard roll-off container and the customer is typically charged a tonnage fee for anything over the 4 ton limit.
Municipal solid waste is regular waste that you would have from your home or office. MSW is typically what is picked up in bins from your curb each week or month.
Construction & Demolition debris is debris from a construction project or demolition project and is typically hauled away in roll-off containers. Some C&D debris such as shingles, metal, etc. is easily recycled. C&D waste accounts for about 30% of what goes into a typical landfill.