Dumping trailers are often essential for a construction site that will be hauling away waste and recyclables as part of the cleanup process. If you're a contractor, you may require multiple trailers and your employees are likely to use them many times throughout a project. If this is the first big project you've got and you're just beginning to use these trailers however, you're going to need these trailer suggestions.
On a busy site, dumping can be an afterthought. Workers may treat the dump trailers like home trashcans, not caring that they're overflowing and thinking someone else will handle it. This should be addressed before the trailers are even used; let everyone know how high the trailers can be loaded. Remind them that overflowing trailers can present spill risks that can be dangerous for drivers on the streets. Ensure multiple people are monitoring the dump trucks and cover the tops with tarps or covers when the limit has been reached.
Check Dumping Rules
You've likely arranged to dump contents in junkyards, salvage yards or other locations. However, what you may not have noticed is the guidelines for what is allowed, assuming that all contents are acceptable. If you haven't yet, ask for a list of any prohibited materials so you don't dump undesirable contents and incur extra fees.
Recycle When Possible
Remember to include recycling centers in your list of dumping locations. Wood, brick, aluminum and even concrete can usually be recycled and reused by others. You might choose to designate a dump trailer for separate materials.
Keep Chargers Handy
Pump and battery chargers will need to be powered so that the parts don't fail when you're trying to unload materials. Getting a few trickle chargers that can be used on the spot can end up saving time and preventing problems.
Unloading may be something you imagine will go quickly. In fact, you or your operators may hasten the process by lifting the load too high and fast. This isn't always smart because the quick motion and center of gravity shift could jerk the cab or in rare cases cause flipping. Instead, lift slowly and have a team member signal when the load has emptied.
Your company's experience with construction dump trailers can be better when you're mindful of these pointers. Consult rental companies about these and other trailers you might find helpful on your site.