I have found that unless you have commercial equipment like a front, rear, or side loader truck - 64 gallon totes and up are too large. We recently used 3 of these for a client that gets 3x pickups per week and when full of food waste (Which we all know is sooooo heavy) it is nearly impossible to unload single handedly.
Has anyone else had this problem and what types of solutions are you currently offering you commercial clients that generate a good amount of food waste?
We use 48 gallon toter bins, sometimes as many as 10 at one location if it's a larger entity like a regional hospital and it has worked fine for us thus far.
We use 32 gallon toters for our restaurant customers and installed a lift gate onto the F150 we use for such large accounts. I was getting pretty strong lifting them onto the truck by myself when we got it installed but it was definitely for the best. Anything that size and up should def be lifted by a machine because it's just not safe.
We have a 55 gallon barrel as our largest option and it is nearly impossible for one person to manage loading/unloading. We are exploring the 35 gallons bins on wheels and we're purchasing a small cargo van with a ramp for loading/unloading.
We are only using 5 gallon bucket’s with lids now. Looking to scale up but nervous about the weight.
I am switching out buckets each week and cleaning them. This has proven to be a lot to clean sometimes. 🤢