Roll Off Container Specifications

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Understanding the specifications for a roll off container can provide for an efficient disposal of construction debris. A roll off container is a solid waste disposal box that is delivered to a home or business with a specialized truck. A roll off can be used to remove a large volume of debris, but it is important to review the size, weight, site and content specifications to avoid delays and surcharges.

Transporters size a roll off container by the amount of waste it is designed to handle and describe it by the number of square yards of material it can hold. Common sizes include 15, 20, 30 and 40 yard containers. For instance, a 20 yard container holds approximately ten pickup truck loads of debris.

A 20 yard container is approximately 5 feet high, 7 feet wide, and 16 feet long. In contrast, a 40 yard container is approximately 7 feet high, 7 feet wide, and 22 feet long. The widths are consistent because all the units have to be loaded on a trailer and transported on a roadway, but height and length can vary considerably.

Lea Miller
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