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Types of Transportation Containers for Construction Debris Removal

When starting a construction project, most people will center their budgets on hiring the best construction workers and buying the best materials. Though important, these are not the only things that might cripple your project or affect its quality. Your waste management is an essential element in the success of your project. Without the right measures for handling waste, your project may end up stalling.

Hiring a company that deals with construction debris removal is among the essentials of your project’s success. These companies have several transportation container options available for your waste. Below are some tidbits on the containers that will best apply to your construction waste’s transportation.

Rectangular roll-off containers

There are three types of rectangular roll-off container grades. These include heavy, medium, and light-duty containers. Light-duty containers are used for the collection of demolition debris, light-weight construction materials, and ordinary garbage collection. Medium-duty containers are most commonly used for collecting demolition and construction waste, while heavy metals are best transported using a heavy-duty container.

Rectangular roll-off containers are among the most versatile options for construction debris removal because they have open tops. As such, they can easily fit irregularly-shaped items. Tarps are sometimes added to the containers to keep the waste inside or prevent contaminants and water from destroying the container. A tub-style container closely resembles the rectangular roll-off. The major difference between them is that the tub-style container has tapered sides to ease the dumping of waste.

Dewatering containers

At times, the solid waste in your construction site can get mixed with liquids that increase its weight and make it hard to categorize. Dewatering containers, as the name suggests, can drain liquids in your waste. This not only eases waste classification but also reduces a container’s payload.  Dewatering containers have permanent or temporary steel baskets that separate liquid and solid waste. Some construction sites re-use the water separated from their solid waste in their projects to cut back on costs and play their part in eco-conservation.

Rolling roof container

This is sometimes called a clamshell container. It has a sealed lid and sealed tailgate that allows it to safely transport hazardous construction waste such as asbestos, mercury, and lead. This waste can be detrimental to the environment and people around it during transportation because it gets thrown around and might release its harmful compounds in the process. A rolling roof container has a single or double cover that ensures the materials being transported are safely contained. The cover also ensures there is no contamination of the waste by environmental elements.

Sealed and sludge container

Sealed and sludge containers are available in tub and rectangular-style alternatives. Sludge containers are primarily meant to transport heavy-duty and dense liquid waste like sewage, while sealed containers can be used for light liquids like water. The containers also have sealed tailgates with slider-style hinges. These ensure that the waste does not leak from the containers. Though primarily used for liquid waste, sealed and sludge containers can also be used in place of the tub and rectangular roll-off containers for hauling solids. Nowadays, they are preferred over the latter in most constructions because of their ability to keep waste inside the vehicle.

Vacuum tank

This is a completely enclosed container used to haul sludge and non-hazardous or hazardous liquid waste from your construction site. It is also sometimes used to store liquids like water that is used in your construction project. The container often comes with a suction that can suck up the liquids in your site for transportation. This minimizes the costs and time used to load these liquids onto their transportation containers.

Poly and poly box tanks

When you are hauling highly corrosive liquids from your construction site, you need a poly box or poly container. These are made of heavy-duty plastic polymers that are corrosion-resistant. Their sealed tailgates ensure the materials transported do not leak from the containers, whereas their rounded corners make them easy to clean between uses. Poly and poly box containers are mostly used to transport or store acidic materials in construction.

When putting together a construction project, most companies account for the disposal of their waste but forget to factor in how the waste will get to its disposal site. Do not be fooled into using one of your construction vehicles for hauling construction waste. Most municipalities will fine you for this, and you place your vehicles at risk of extensive damage from some of the toxic substances in your waste.

While some waste management companies offer one of the above waste transportation containers for construction debris removal to its disposal site, most do not. Pick a company like Junk King that factors in debris removal from your site in addition to its disposal to ease your waste management.


Junk King Sonoma
1364 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-5P

Providing junk removal services to the Sonoma area, including:

Glen Ellen
Rohnert Park
Santa Rosa
and these nearby zip codes:
94928, 94931, 94951, 94952, 94954, 95401, 95403, 95404, 95405, 95407, 95409, 95412, 95425, 95439, 95441, 95442, 95444, 95448, 95452, 95472, 95476, 95492