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Celebrating 45 Years of Nisly Brother’s Rolloff Services

Rolloff dumpster services are a niche market.  However, within that niche market, there are different types of projects that require a  rolloff container. These projects range from large contractors that build housing developments or tear down football stadiums to small residential projects, such as cleaning out a house or replacing a roof. Whether the project will take a couple days or years to finish, rolloff dumpsters are a good option for quick and easy waste removal.

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For homeowners that are cleaning out their house, it might sound easier and cheaper to borrow a pickup truck and take several loads of trash to their local landfill. However, sometimes a project can become larger and more involved than ever imagined. Using our rolloff containers allows you to quickly and easily dispose of the trash from your project. We simply deliver the container and remove it after you’re finished with the project. After you are finished with the container, you can close the door and your job is finished. We take care of hauling the container to the landfill and disposing of your unwanted items. You can save time and money by getting Nisly Brothers to deliver a rolloff dumpster, since you won’t need to take multiple trips to the landfill with a pickup.

Tips when Using a Rolloff Container:

  1. Prepare a drop-off location for the rolloff container, and be ready to meet the driver when he delivers the rolloff container. When choosing a location, think of overhead wires, low hanging branches, and the size of the rolloff and the truck that will deliver the rolloff.
  2. Don’t over fill the rolloff. This may cause it to go over the legal hauling limit. This can also cause loose trash to blow out of the rolloff when it is being removed, which can cause hazardous conditions for other vehicles on the road.
  3. Don’t place hot ashes in the rolloff. This can cause a fire to start in the container, which can cause major damage to the container. (shown in the picture on the right)
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History of Nisly Brothers Rolloffs

Some time around the mid 1950’s a new concept in waste collection emerged in the United States. A large transportable container that could be delivered to the customer, unloaded at the customer’s site, (rolled off the vehicle, for this reason the name rolloff container) then filled with waste and loaded on a transport vehicle to be taken to the disposal site. After unloading at the disposal site, the rolloff dumpster can be taken to another site.

The containers are commonly referred to as rolloff containers or dumpsters, while the transport vehicles are referred to as rolloff trucks.

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In 1973, just 17 years after Menno founded Nisly Brothers, one rolloff truck and 4 rolloff containers in 12 and 16 cubic yard sizes were added to the fleet.  Menno was the main driver. A compactor container was added soon after to meet the needs of a customer.

Then in 1985, a larger truck and several new containers sizes, up to 30 cubic yards were added.

By 1990, the industry matured to a standard 22 foot long container with standard sizes being 10-15-20-30-40 cubic yard containers. Nisly Brothers purchased a new truck with a tandem axle allowing all sizes of containers up to 40 cubic yards to be handled safely and easily.

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A time saving, and safety driven improvement during this time was the automatic tarper. This device allows the driver to place a tarp over the loose waste all while safely standing on the ground. Placing a tarp over the container prevents material from blowing out of the container during transport.

The waste industry had for many years, used automatic transmissions in residential and commercial collection trucks to increase productivity and decrease driver fatigue. The early 2000’s brought this innovation to rolloff trucks. In 2005 the first rolloff truck with an automatic transmission was added to the fleet. All our rolloff trucks since then have an automatic transmission as standard equipment.

Another more recent innovation is automatic rear container hold down hooks. These devices safely latch the rear of the container securely onto the truck without the need for chains or straps.

There have been many changes and improvements to rolloff trucks and containers over the years improving safety and standardizing the sizes of the containers. However, none of these safety improvements matter unless you have a respectful driver at the controls to place your container where you need it, and when you need it.

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2019-01-08T08:26:00-06:00 January 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Celebrating 45 Years of Rolloff Dumpsters