8 yard non CDL truck

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  1. richny

    richny Bobtail Member

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    Hi all, looking into starting a residential trash business. Been finding conflicting information. How many 96 gallon cans would fill an 8 yard rear loader?
     
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  3. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    8 Cubic Yard = 1615.79221 Gallons (US)

    At 96 Gallon a can you are looking at 16-17 cans going by that formula, but I think that seems way low.
    The average American creates like 4 pounds of trash a day. So a family of 4 would make roughly 112 pounds of trash a week. If your truck can compact 1000 pounds per square yard, you can probably cram between 60-100 cans in an 8 yard truck. A big 31 yard truck can do about 700-800 cans so a small 8 yarder should be between 60-100.
     
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