Commercial Containers

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Commercial container or cart service is available to assist commercial businesses, and multi-unit properties meet their waste removal and recycling needs. We offer multiple container sizes and a number of service formats to help you meet your business or building's waste collection  and recycling needs.  Roy Strom has been assisting businesses and multifamily building owners large and small throughout the Chicago area for over 65 years.

The illustrations below will give you an indication of a container's size;  and a typical commercial use for a certain sized container.  If you have any questions, would like  guidance on what a business your size typically requires, or wish to learn more about municipal requirements, recycling, etc.,  do not hesitate to give our sales office a call at 708-344-5000 or 630-469-5005.   

(Container sizes are approximate as manufacturers specifications very.)

1yd  Container

Dimensions:

  • 46 inches tall
  • 77.5 inches wide
  • 29 inches front to back

Common uses:

  • Commercial dumpster
  • Used by small businesses
  • In tight quarters
  • locations with limited access
  • loading docks - inside

1.5yd  Container

Dimensions:

  • 49 inches tall
  • 77.5 inches wide
  • 39 inches front to back

Common uses:

  • Commercial dumpster
  • Used by small businesses
  • In tight quarters
  • locations with limited access
  • loading docks - inside

2yd  Container

Dimensions:

  • 51 inches tall
  • 77.5 inches wide
  • 44 inches front to back

Common uses:

  • Standard dumpster used by small / medium size commercial / retail businesses
  • Restaurants with daily or at minimum multiple day collection
  • Schools, library and park district facilities, social organizations (VFW, American Legion, etc.)
  • 2-3 flat multi-family buildings
  • Locations where space is at a premium

3yd  Container

Dimensions:

  • 63.5 inches tall
  • 77.5 inches wide
  • 49.5 inches front to back

Common uses:

  • Used for commercial / retail businesses
  • Dual collection container (once side refuse and the other recyclable)
  • Great for a commercial business that wants to recycle, but does not have the  space to store an extra container  
  • Schools, library and park district facilities, social organizations (VFW, American Legion, etc.)

4yd  Container

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Dimensions:

  • 52 inches tall
  • 77.5 inches wide
  • 93 inches front to back

Common uses:

  • Used by commercial / retail businesses
  • small to medium size restaurants with multiple day pick up
  • Schools, park district facilities,social organizations (VFW, American Legion, etc.)
  • 3-6 flat multi-family buildings
  • Business amassing a good amount of corrugated weekly

6yd  Container

Dimensions:

  • 53 inches tall
  • 77.5 inches wide
  • 130 inches front to back

Common uses:

  • Restaurants with multiple weekly collections
  • twice a week collection multiple
  • 5-8 unit multi-family buildings with multiple weekly collections
  • Commercial business
  • Small industrial - trade shops / businesses
  • Schools, park district facilities

8yd  Container

Dimensions:

  • 53 inches tall
  • 77.5 inches wide
  • 163 inches front to back

Common uses:

  • Restaurants
  • Commercial Businesses
  • Small industrial-trade businesses
  • Schools
  • larger facilities