Buckets and dumpsters for handling and storage of materials on a site
13 July 2020
Two of the most important activities for an effective management of a construction site, are the storage and correct handling of materials. In the vast majority of cases, these operations are properly carried out using buckets and removable dumpsters.
The bucket is the end part of the arm of crawler machines such as cranes and excavators and is responsible for lifting, transporting, loading and unloading loose materials, or for excavating and moving soil.
Removable dumpsters are metal containers used to collect materials for construction, or rubble and debris produced in a construction site.
Buckets are suitable for a wide range of applications: agriculture, mining, construction, etc.
In addition to a quick handling of materials, they allow you to easily dig on very large surfaces. Depending on the vehicle on which they are mounted, they can appear in various configurations:
- suspended buckets, that is, attached to a crane arm,
- backhoe, mounted directly on the mechanical arms of motor vehicles
Depending on the use they are intended for, they are distinguished mainly in:
- Standard buckets: used for digging and loading medium-sized soils such as sand, gravel and clay.
- Reinforced buckets: they are equipped with reinforcement structures in the corners and inside, to dig compact agricultural soils or create foundations
Moreover, for more complex processings, special buckets are used:
- screening buckets, equipped with a kind of sieve to select materials of different sizes;
- clamshell buckets, equipped with hydraulic segments that allow the collection of scrap and large boulders,
- specific buckets for cleaning and restoring road surfaces.
- mixing buckets, specifically designed for the construction sector, which speed up the laying of materials such as concrete and cement
The removable dumpsters
Removable dumpsters are an indispensable tool for collecting and storing the materials needed for construction work, rubble and debris produced during demolition, dismantling, renovation, or other types of waste.
They are usually placed in strategic areas that are large enough to allow for the appropriate loading and unloading of a backhoe or under the mouth of a rubbish chute.
Their typical use does not require them to be moved during work. In most cases they are removed only when they are full of rubble or when the yard operations are finished.
Depending on the sector of use, removable dumpsters are mainly distinguished for:
- debris and inert, usually with single sheet metal walls and bottom;
- ferrous scrap, with single or double reinforcement band;
- municipal solid waste, for the collection of plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, wet organic waste;
- muds, sewage and other fluids, roofed and watertight.
The collection and disposal of bulky waste, covers all industrial activities, construction, craft, and even private individuals, in the event of evictions, renovations and demolitions, with heavy penalties in case of irregularities or non-compliance.
For this reason it is always advisable to hire a company specialized in the rental of these containers that can provide useful advice to identify the best suited to one's needs type of dumpster.
[cover photo: Cormidi C85]