The commercial dumpster was revolutionary because it decreased the amount of labor needed to collect and transport debris and other waste by as much as 75%. Before the invention of the dumpster, sanitation workers shoveled waste onto flatbed trucks as a method for hauling waste. This required teams of workers and a lot of manual labor. With the invention of the roll-off, a single person now had the ability to collect the container of garbage and haul it away.
Some of the businesses that benefit from roll-off include restaurants, property management companies, hotels, schools, and hospitals. Residential customers can also benefit from the ability to rent dumpsters. Roll-off rentals can make processes like spring cleaning, moving, and remodeling much easier.