FAQs

FAQs

What types of waste can be placed in roll-off containers?

Just about any solid, non-hazardous construction/demolition waste can be placed in our roll-off containers for disposal. Wood, masonry materials, drywall, packaging materials, metal, green waste, and fiberglass insulation are all examples of acceptable waste types for roll-off waste containers. If you have a question pertaining to a specific waste type, please call us at (706)322-8923 or (334)297-2140.
 


What types of waste can be placed in commercial front-load containers?

Just about any non-hazardous solid waste that you would place in a residential garbage can to be picked up curbside can be placed in a front-load container for disposal. Oversized or long items left sticking out of the top of the container will prevent us from properly servicing the container. If you have a question pertaining to a specific waste type, please call us at (706)322-8923 or (334)297-2140.
 


How much weight can be placed in roll-off containers?

The Department of Transportation restricts the weight we can legally carry on the road to fourteen tons (28,000 pounds). This applies to all container sizes. If you are loading masonry materials, please limit the amount placed in the container to 12 – 15 cubic yards. If we are unable to legally carry the amount placed in the container, it will be the customer’s responsibility to off-load enough material for it to be transported. If we come to your site and the container is overloaded, you may be charged for our labor and truck time spent attempting to provide service. Please call us if there are any questions regarding properly sizing your container for the type of waste being loaded and transported.
 


How much time should I allow for roll-off container service from the time I call in an order?

We make every attempt to size our fleet to provide prompt efficient service for our customers. It is our goal to provide same day service but sometimes call volume is extremely heavy and we are unable to do so. We have a 90 percent overall success rate in providing 24 hour service. Rain events typically will cause periods of little customer activity followed by very heavy demand. We service the orders in the order in which they are received and make every effort to maximize our customers’ jobsite efficiency.
 


Where can a roll-off container be placed?

We do our best to place containers precisely where our customers want them. Please understand that the trucks and loaded containers can be much heavier than most residential driveways can bear. Our drivers are trained to advise customers about potential damage to lawns and driveways which may occur due to the weight of the loaded vehicle, but the customer is ultimately liable for any damage occurring to property due to our placing the container where we are directed.
 


What items/materials cannot be placed in a roll-off container?

The following list of prohibited items is not comprehensive – but these are the items we see most often which cause problems for us and our customers:

Liquids (paint, insecticides, solvents, detergent, etc), Electronic waste (TVs, computers, microwaves, etc), Batteries, Household garbage, Florescent light bulbs and PCB containing ballasts, Asbestos (Unless approved and properly packaged), Tires, Appliances containing refrigerants, Pressure-treated lumber, Creosote treated wood.
 


Can I move a container onsite with my own equipment?

It is almost never a good idea to move a container using heavy equipment. Our drivers are trained to place the container as close as possible to where you need it. Moving a container can damage it badly and can place it where it cannot be safely recovered by our truck when it is loaded. If there are special circumstances which require moving containers onsite, please call us so that we can work together to find a solution which allows us to safely accomplish this.
 


Does Containers by Reaves offer recycling services?

Containers by Reaves began as a subsidiary of a building demolition company, Reaves Wrecking Co., which began operation in 1946. Much of the success and longevity of this business was due to the commitment to recycling and re-use of materials recovered in the demolition or dismantling effort. We are very experienced in the recycling process and can be a tremendous resource for anyone wishing to set up a recycling system on their site. We provide recycled material tracking reports for your jobsite documentation as well.