Transfer station

You eat food and throw away the wrapper, sneeze on a tissue and throw it away, tear off old roofs and then dispose of the roofing materials and at first you don’t think of it but then it hits you and you ask yourself, “Where does all of the garbage go to? Well you came to the right place to find that answer!

How Is Trash Collected In The First Place?

When it comes to construction projects, demolition and home renovations, temporary dumpster rentals are the right fit. There are 4 different types of temporary containers to help collect all of the disposal debris.

1. Lugger Bins

Lugger Bins are mainly used for demolition and scrap metal recycling services as it’s a lot easier to dispose the debris with an excavator or even with a bobcat skid steer. Lugger Bins are the least common out of the 4 and are rarely chosen.

 2. Hook Lift Bins

Hook Lift Bins are the most popular choice for house hold debris, gardening, roofing projects, and large home renovations. Clean Er Up Bin Rentals offers hook lift bins to customers throughout Southern Ontario and our trucks are able to get into alley ways where as other companies wouldn’t even dare! The best part about hook lift bins is the versatility that comes with them in the first place and they can be placed virtually anywhere on your property, even on slopes!

3. Roll Off Containers

Have you ever drove around and seen dumpsters at a city dump or even on construction site? Those are most likely going to be a roll off container due to the fact that they are mainly manufactured as 30 yard containers and 40 yard containers. The real benefits to roll off containers is that they can hold more weight in them due to the fact that on each truck that carries roll offs, has a cable attached to the truck which weighs way less. Roll off containers are used by the big boys in the waste management industry because they are the most popular for new development projects, huge demolition jobs and restaurant gut outs, which means more money for them!

4. Front Loading Dumpsters

There are several ways that trash is collected and it differs from industry to industry.  Shopping malls, restaurants, and fast food joints all have similar waste management dumpsters to help with the waste removal needs. These industries usually rely on Front Loading Dumpsters that you’ll find scattered throughout the premise in shopping malls or behind local restaurants/ fast food joints.On the inside of shopping malls mainly, you’ll find temporary garbage can rentals to which all the garbage is transported out in black garbage bags and placed inside of the front loading dumpster.

Where is the garbage taken to after disposal?

Most trash is picked up by several companies that have a contract with the city for certain areas in regards to trash collection. These types of services are scheduled weekly and vary depending on the weather conditions.


1. Transfer Stations

Waste transfer stations generate between 5000- 110,000 tons of waste every year and are responsible for making sure the cities waste collection is running smoothly. Transfer Stations offer considerable benefits for homeowners and waste collection owner/operators alike in regards to the time it takes for disposal compared with waiting for long line ups at the traditional landfills. The benefits include, shorter lineups, closer proximity to home, increased fuel savings, less traffic congested at landfills/roads, and reduced air pollution.

2. Recycling Centers

Yes that is correct, recycling centers play a huge roll in the economy of garbage collection. There are several facilities located near transfer stations that help with recycling products such as cardboard, plastics, wood and many more. Recycling Centers are a key success to keeping more garbage piling up at the landfills. The biggest recycling businesses located in major cities would be metal recycling as metal can recycled infinitely over and over again.

3. Landfill

“Where the garbage goes to die” ,eventually when all of the garbage has been sorted through, this is where the remainder of the garbage ends up. Landfills are the last process in the waste management industry with todays technology as we’re headed towards incinerators along with renewable energy. Eventually landfills will cease to exist in the near future but for now they are a holding place for everyone’s garbage. Throughout Canada there are 2400 active landfills with Keele Valley Landfill being the largest.



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