Removing debris from tall structures and high-rise buildings safely, efficiently and cost-effectively is rather challenging. While metal dumpsters might be suitable for disposing of ground level debris on construction sites, they are way too heavy, cumbersome and bulky to be hoisted on rooftops or to clear debris located several stories above ground.
Using chutes to slide debris down into a dumpster is not the ideal solution either for several reasons. First, maintaining chutes in good working order is labor intensive and requires frequent repairs due to the friction, tearing, and damage that sharp objects and abrasive materials commonly found in industrial debris can cause to the chute fabric as they slide down. In addition, dumping debris down a chute from an elevation generates a lot of airborne particles, dust and pollution that could present a significant health hazard to workers and the general public.
Fortunately, there are new special debris removal dumpster bags on the market that are perfectly suited for this task and are ideal for the roofing and construction industry. These lightweight dumpster bags weigh under 10 lbs and measure roughly 36″ in width, length and height respectively. They are frame-less, self-standing and unlike other flexible dumpsters and traditional metal containers available on the market, they are so light and compact, that they can easily be deployed by one person in under five minutes on any rooftop, even on the tallest high rise buildings.
Despite their compact size, these reusable FIBCs (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers) can haul amazing quantities of debris from roof tops over and over again without falling apart. With a loading capacity of 2,200 lbs and a volume capacity of 27 cubic feet, they can hold virtually any type of abrasive or sharp material generated on a construction site, including jumbo sized debris such as broken glass, torn metal, splintered wood, sheet-rock, cement chunks and much more. Because they are made from woven polypropylene, these dumpster bags are rip resistant and will not burst open even if the bags are punctured while being lowered to the ground by crane or while suspended in mid air. The straps that support these specialized FIBC bags are even tougher. They are designed to withstand 6,000 lbs of pressure and are made from the same type of nylon material used by car manufacturers for seat belts.
In addition, these special FIBC bags are equipped with a safe and easy to use dump bottom mechanism. This gives them a significant edge in terms of discharge rate. Once a bag is filled with debris and lowered to ground level, its contents can be quickly emptied into a traditional dumpster or a truck by simply releasing a few straps. This forces the bottom of the bag to spread wide open and the contents to spill out while the crane lifts the bag back up to the rooftop for another load.
These bags are fully customizable. Upon request the manufacturer can modify them to suit a customer’s specific needs. This includes altering the size of bags as well as the number of straps for added support. Of course, the bags are not just useful for removing debris from rooftops. They are also perfectly suited for removing debris at ground level, on steep inclines or even below ground.
The manufacturer of these specialized debris removal bags is currently offering a free sample bag with the purchase of three or more bags, so if you are starting a new construction, remodeling or renovation project and you need a cost-effective alternative to traditional metal dumpsters take full advantage of their free sample and compare how quickly and efficiently you can clear debris from a site with these new and improved flexible dumpster bags.