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Glossary of Wall Recycling Terms

Glossary of Definitions for Dumpster & Recycling Terms

B | C | D | F | H | L | M | N | R | S | T | W

B

Baler

  • A piece of heavy machinery that is used to bind recyclable materials such as cardboard into a compacted cube or block.

Bin

  • Another term for container or dumpster. Usually in reference to our smallest sizes.
aluminum cans recycled with Wall Recycling

C

Commercial Roll Off Dumpster

  • These temporary dumpsters are a perfect fit for a customer who is looking to repeatedly dispose of waste from projects such as new construction builds, landscaping operations, building clean-ups, roofing projects, disaster cleanup, construction or demolition sites, etc. Unlike front load containers, trucks can only haul one roll-off at a time. These differ from “Residential Roll Off Dumpsters” as those are one-time delivery and pickups. Roll Off dumpsters can also be called Open Tops.

Commingled Container

  • A single waste container is being used to house a blended collection of some or all of the listed material types below: paper, aluminum, steel, glass, and plastic.

Compactor

  • A type of equipment that uses pressure to compress recyclable materials into a dense mass that can later be shredded.

Construction and Demolition (C&D)

  • A term used to describe the type of waste that is primarily received from construction projects. Projects that typically fall under this term include but are not limited to: concrete, rebar, wood, paneling, linoleum, and carpet.

Container

  • Any size or shape of a receptacle used in the accumulation of waste from residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Containers often vary in size and type based on the needs of the customer or restrictions such as community and site location. Containers are often also referred to as dumpsters or bins.

D

Disposal Fee

  • A fee charged for the amount or type of waste brought in by customers to be disposed of. There are other factors that can affect this fee – please refer to Weight Fee, Tipping Fee and Material Fee.

Dumpster

  • A catch-all term for a front load or roll off container or bin.
residential dumpster rental services from Wall Recycling

F

Ferrous Metals

  • This term refers to magnetic metals derived from iron (steel). Any products made from ferrous metals include but are not limited to major and small appliances, furniture, and containers and packaging (steel drums and barrels must all be cut in half).

Front Load Dumpster

  • Unlike our temporary roll-off dumpsters (e.g. Residential and Commercial), our front load containers are permanently placed on your property for the duration of the customer’s contract and are emptied on a regular basis. These dumpsters are ideal for businesses and organizations such as veterinary hospitals, medical clinics, retail stores, schools, hotels, restaurants, salons, office buildings etc.
Ferrous Metals recycling

H

Hauling Fee

  • A fee charged to our residential and commercial roll off customers is calculated by factors such as weight, pick up and return time and materials within the container. We do have additional charges for materials found in bins that were not pre-approved. Check out our Dumpster Do’s and Do Not’s list here.
Raleigh commercial dumpster rental from Wall Recycling

L

Lockbar

  • A locking system is used on dumpsters to keep the dumpster lid closed for the purpose of preventing rainwater, wildlife, and unauthorized users from discarding waste into the container.

M

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

  • This is a term that covers the general definition of trash or garbage, the contents that make up everyday items discarded by the public, many of which could be recycled, including durable goods, non-durable goods, containers and packaging and etc.
Aerial view of Wall Recycling location

N

Non-Ferrous Metal

  • This term refers to magnetic metals not derived from iron (steel).
Raleigh scrap metal recycling employees

R

Recyclable Materials

  • Materials that are separated from the waste and are collected for use as a substitute for new raw “virgin” materials.

Residential Roll Off Dumpster

  • These temporary dumpsters are a perfect fit for a customer who is looking to repeatedly dispose of waste from projects such as attic/basement cleanouts, spring cleaning, moving, yard cleanup, junk removal, home remodel etc. Unlike front load containers, trucks can only haul one roll-off at a time. These differ from “Commercial Roll Off Dumpsters” as those are typically multiple deliveries and pickups. Roll Off dumpsters can also be called Open Tops.
Aluminum cans as recycling material

S

Scale House

  • A scale house is often found at a landfill or transfer station. This small office space is often located at the main entrance, where all incoming vehicles must stop to be weighted and/or measured in order to receive a disposal ticket.

T

Tipping Fee

  • A fee paid by anyone disposing of waste at a landfill. Also see Disposal Fee.

Transfer Station

  • A warehouse or facility that consists of a large pad where our drivers can empty the contents of their trucks. Other machinery/ vehicles (e.g. bulldozers) are then used to push the garbage into a secondary vehicle to be processed and separated.
Wall Recycling transfer station

W

Waste

  • A general term that describes unwanted materials left over as a result of human habitation or manufacturing and production processes.

Waste Characterization

  • The process of identifying various waste materials

Waste Generation

  • The volume or weight of materials and products that enter the waste stream before recycling, composting, landfilling, or combustion takes place. Also can represent the amount of waste being generated by a given source or category of sources.

Weight Fee

  • While we do provide a flat rate for our dumpsters, each size does have a weight limit and if a customer’s dumpster is overfilled and therefore overweight, a customer might receive an additional fee for each ton (tonne) over.
Waste

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