Spring is here, which means more kids are outside playing and we want to encourage safety around roll-off container collection trucks.

collection truckChildren are naturally fascinated with trucks, and how they work, but it is important to keep a safe distance and use common sense around these large vehicles.

Our top priority is ensuring the safety of people, their kids and animals in our residential as well as our business districts. Here are some spring safety tips to encourage safe habits around collection vehicles.

Know the schedule of when a service vehicle might be in the area. Waste and postal vehicles, trash trucks, and other package delivery services keep regular schedules within their area.

Always, keep a safe distance from the truck – at least 20 feet. Do not climb on the truck. Never stand or play in or around waste and recycling cans or roll-off containers. You might get dumped with the trash!

It takes large, heavy, trucks at least twice as long to stop as a car, so never cut in front of or stop suddenly in front of one. Always keep a safe distance from a collection trucks.

Children should not be allowed to help load any materials into the containers or trucks. In addition to sharp edges, debris can come out of the containers when being lifted by the collection truck.

Collection trucks stop and often back-up as they maneuver into place so don’t follow too closely while walking, running, playing or biking around a roll-off container. Stay alert and listen for the beep-beep-beeping of the back-up alarm.

There are several areas where the visibility is restricted for a driver. Remember if you can’t see the driver, the driver most likely can’t see you!

All collection trucks are equipped with a back-up alarm. Whether you are walking or driving near one of our trucks, if you hear this sound or see the white back-up lights, be sure to get out of the way.

Since 1999, R & R Container Service has provided our residential, commercial, and industrial customers with superior, professional, and friendly roll off containers and waste management services.