What size Asphalt Bin do I need?
One of the most important things that you should know before hiring our asphalt bins is that it is an incredibly heavy material. It is such a heavy material that you will not only need a bin capable of handling the weight of the asphalt, but also a heavy-duty truck to haul the bin filled with the asphalt waste.
Calculating Asphalt Weight
Prior to scheduling one of our asphalt bins, you will first need to calculate the amount of material you will be moving to order the right size of bin. The National Asphalt Pavement Association has provided guidance on asphalt weight calculations. According to NAPA, asphalt density weight is 145 pounds per cubic foot and 3,915 per cubic yard.
Proper Way to Load an Asphalt Bin
Asphalt should be properly loaded into the bin for safety, and, due to the disposal guidelines, asphalt bins should be solely dedicated to asphalt. If you need a mixed-use bin for asphalt and other materials such as concrete, you can count on us to provide the same. When you load the bin with asphalt, make sure that it is loaded 12- to 18-inches from the top of the bin to ensure safe transportation from the job site to the waste disposal facility.
One more thing you need to consider when loading an asphalt bin is that the weight of the asphalt combined with the weight of the bin has the potential to damage the storage area. That’s why it is highly advisable to use plywood underneath the bin to allow for more even weight distribution as well as to minimize the risk of damage.