Choosing the right container for the type of waste you handle is crucial. Improper selection or inappropriate use of the container can drastically shorten its life. It can also be a potential hazard for humans and the environment. For example, hauling dense and acidic waste in a light and an unlined container can cause permanent structural damage. Be it industrial activity, disaster clean-ups, building projects or demolition jobs, the waste produced needs the appropriate containers. Business also need to have waste reduction strategies in place.
Types of Waste Containers
Heavy industries such as construction and oil and gas produce large amounts of solid, liquid and gaseous waste, which could be hazardous. Demolition jobs and agricultural activities on the other hand produce non-hazardous waste. Choose the containers from the list below based on the application.
Roll-off containers/boxes. They are generally used to haul hazardous and non-hazardous liquids or dry and solid waste. The roll-off containers come with a canvas tarp, poly top or steel hardtop. They can be easily rolled-off on-site by the truck. Once the box is filled up, the truck can pick up and carry it back to the waste processing or disposal site, landfill or recycling unit. These boxes are easy to roll on and off the truck using a hydraulic arm and hook lift mechanism.
Tub style containers. These containers have distinct tapered sidewalls for easy dumping of waste. They are usually used to haul heavy-duty scrap produced by the construction and demolition industry, such as concrete blocks.
Sealed and sludge style containers. A standard sealed container is similar to the roll-off box, whereas the sludge style is suited for heavy-duty and dense applications. The sealed tailgate with slider hinges ensures all material stays in the container for secure hauling. Since they ensure zero leakage, they are also ideal for hauling toxic or hazardous waste.
Dewatering boxes. This container is ideal for situations where you need to separate solid waste from liquids like sludge and slurry. Dewatering boxes can drain the liquid from the container using a geo-textile and synthetic filter liner. The filter liner usually comes in 100, 250 and 400-micron configurations. Dewatering significantly reduces the weight of the sludge and makes it easy to transport.
Recycler containers. They are used to haul materials such as plastics, clothing and batteries and come with peak, hip/gambrel or flat roof, hinged or sliding lids and interior dividers.
Vacuum boxes. They are ideal for use with vacuum trucks, which help segregate solid waste from sludge. They are completely sealed and enclosed containers that store or carry materials that can be harmful if left exposed. They are most commonly found in the oil and gas industry and environmental services.
Poly box and Poly tanks. They are used with a special corrosion-resistant plastic polymer that is ideal for transporting materials that are too acidic for steel containers. The sealed tailgate ensures that there is no spill during transportation, and rounded-corners help in easy cleaning.
Frac tanks. As the name suggests, they are extensively used in the fracking industry for storing and transporting chemicals, oil and gas and water. They can also be used for liquid and solid waste containment.