Dumpster Rental in Chicago
Whether you need a dumpster truck for commercial or residential purposes in Chicago, dumpster rental companies can tailor their services around your needs. We take the hassle out of it by allowing you to select the type of waste you need thrown away, and the volume. This also gives the company an idea of how they can best help you.
Before you book your dumpster, there are a few things you need to know about Chicago's landfill policy. The city of Chicago has made some recent changes to their policies and not following them can result in fines.
Firstly, electronics can no longer be disposed in landfill. The city now encourages people to recycle electronics, either for parts or to organizations that re-distribute them to the needy. If you are in a residential area, you can be fined up to $100 for throwing electronics into the waste. There are larger fines if you operate a commercial firm. Most dumpster truck companies in Chicago can help you with the disposal of unwanted electronic goods, by bringing them to local drop-off points. They can find out where the nearest drop-off point is and if you have multiple items, work out the best way of disposing of them.
The drop-off points are meant to act as a collection area for electronic waste. Items are gathered and are then sent to the recycling facility, where parts are taken out to be reused. This reduces the amount of waste going into landfill and prevents potentially dangerous toxins from being released into the atmosphere by improper disposal. Also, landfill space is not unlimited, and the less waste that goes into landfill, the less pressure there is on the current space.
If you are a commercial user, it is good to have a chat with the dumpster truck company about your needs before you start. The company can help you plan on how to dispose of waste efficiently and quickly. They can also offer personalized solutions, as they understand that all situations are different. Some companies have specialized items that can help commercial users, such as using heavy steel containers and lids to reduce fire hazards and for pest control.
There are also special trucks for commercial users. Some trucks are front loading, which, at 2 to 8 cubic yards are smaller than standard trucks, but are very useful for companies that generate a high volume of paper waste. They are also useful for food waste. Front loading trucks are great because it makes it easy to compact the waste, meaning you can throw away a larger amount of waste without having to hire a large truck.
Companies have various front loading trucks to suit your needs. They can adjust the height for you, and can also have containers on special rollers for easier access. Some containers can be rolled into the premises to make it easier to dispose of items. Other containers are small enough to enter offices, saving you the effort of having to lift items outside. All the waste is kept in one location while awaiting removal to the landfill facility, making it sanitary and versatile.
If you are thinking of hiring a front load truck, here is a guide to their sizes:
2 cubic yards – Around 14 bags of garbage. This is a good size for small offices and cafes whose staff are performing a regular clean-up of the premises. It also saves having to make several trips to the landfill, which you would have to undertake if you were using a regular vehicle.
4 cubic yards – Around 28 bags of garbage, generated by places such as most cafes and medium-sized offices.
6 cubic yards – Around 42 bags of garbage. Suitable for most offices and kitchens, including restaurants and large cafes.
8 cubic yards – Around 56 bags of garbage. The best solution for large offices and industrial kitchens. These trucks are particularly popular if an office is undergoing a major overhaul of its filing system and requires large amounts of paper records to be destroyed. Recycling older paper records can generate a great deal of waste.
Not all companies will have front end loading trucks, but our database can put you in touch with those who do. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.