HIGH THROUGH - VOLUME
LOW THROUGH -VOLUME
Figure 6-10. Typical Low-volume Gate Areas.
site but can maintain a continuous forward move-
six-inch drop across the first 20' away from the
(2) Locate dumpsters on concrete pads.
(4) Maintain as level a grade as possible so
(3) Provide positive drainage away from the
that trucks do not have to move uphill to the dock.
The maximum standard desirable grade is 3%.
(4) Screen the pad with fences, walls, plant
(5) Be screened with walls, fences, plant mate-
material or a combination of these.
rial or a combination of these.
e. Drive-in Facilities. Drive-in facilities, such as
d. Dumpsters. The design of trash removal areas
banks and fast-food restaurants, require careful
is controlled by the size and location of the
and clear establishment of traffic patterns and a
dumpster pad. Figure 6-13 illustrates a typical
continuous traffic flow. The standard configuration
dumpster pad layout. Design for dumpster pads
for a single- or double-service position facility does
not lend itself to a two-lane approach and depar-
(1) Allow sanitation trucks to approach the
ture design. It usually relies on some form of loop
pad in a straightforward manner, align with
system. Figure 6-14 illustrates a typical layout for
the dumpster, reverse away from the pad and
a drive-in facility. Design for drive-in facilities
exit the site. It is preferable if trucks do not
have to reverse out of the site or turn to exit the