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Safety Considerations When Using Roll-Off Containers

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Roll-off containers can be useful and convenient in a wide variety of settings, but they can pose certain safety risks if they’re not utilized properly. Here at Keystone Waste Solutions LLC, we prioritize our clients’ safety, and we want to do all we can to ensure that our materials are being used according to best industry practices.

Safety Considerations When Using Roll-Off Containers

In this blog, we’d like to go over some key safety considerations and tips to keep in mind whenever you use roll-off containers in your business operations.

  1. Determine the right size for your needs. Overflowing roll-off containers may tip over if they become unbalanced, but choosing a container that’s too big for your needs might make it more difficult to maneuver it around your site as needed. If you’re not sure what size is right for your specific job, our team would be happy to help you assess your needs and pick the perfect option.
  2. Choose a designated area for the container. Make sure to clear off a designated spot for your roll-off containers near your job site. To meet safety guidelines, take care to put the container on a level surface away from walkways or vehicle traffic and clear of any overhead wires or tree branches.
  3. Keep your roll-off containers balanced. As you fill your container, try to maintain an even balance of items to prevent it from tipping over. Also, don’t overload your roll-off containers, as this can pose serious safety hazards when the container is being unloaded or transported.
  4. Never throw away hazardous materials. Certain materials can’t be disposed of in roll-off containers due to potential fire hazards, health risks, and environmental dangers. For instance, throwing away paint and gasoline is often prohibited since these substances can contribute to numerous health and safety issues.