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Types of Small Containers for Waste Management

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Our team at Keystone Waste Solutions LLC has been working in the waste management industry for many years, and in that time, we have worked on a wide range of projects. Some of our clients generate huge quantities of waste and require multiple large containers, while other clients generate comparatively little waste and can get by with a smaller container. In this article, we will focus on the small containers we offer, going over the main types we offer to help you decide which is right for you.

Types of Small Containers for Waste Management

The main difference between our small containers is the way they load. We offer:

  • Front-Load Containers – You are most likely familiar with front-loading small containers, as this is another term for your average dumpster. Front-load containers are equipped with lids that open to the front, and they are a great choice for a variety of waste management needs. These containers are emptied by garbage truck lifts, which flip the whole container upside down and let the waste inside fall into the hopper of the truck.
  • Side Load Containers – Stationary dumpsters are typically front-load containers, but the trucks they are emptied into are often equipped with side-load containers. Many waste collection trucks are equipped with automated lifts which raise containers over the side of the hopper to empty waste that way.
  • Rear-Load Containers – Among the most popular types of small containers used in waste management is rear-load containers. As the name suggests, the loading area of these containers is located in the back. Since these containers are typically attached to trucks, placing the loading area in the rear makes it easier for the crew to toss in new waste when on the go.