Strategies for Handling Illegal Dumping in Your Dumpster

You purchase a dumpster that is exactly the right size. You schedule a time when you can take your belongings to the dumpster,  but when it is time to fill it up, your dumpster has already been filled by someone else. This can not only be a major inconvenience, but you also have to worry about what was dumped in the dumpster. If something was disposed of improperly, you might be blamed for it. Also, whatever is disposed of may be hazardous. The following strategies will allow you to reduce the risk of an illegal dumping in your dumpster.

Place the Dumpster in a Secure Location

If there is an area of your property that is difficult to access, this is a great place to put a dumpster. For example, if you have a fence that is secure, ask the dumpster rental company to place the dumpster behind the fence. Also, if you have security cameras, having the dumpster placed near the cameras will further deter others from dumping.

Place a Sign

Make sure to place signs on the dumpster that prohibit dumping. Many individuals do not realize that illegal dumping is a crime. That, coupled with the security cameras, can act as a deterrent against illegal dumping. The sign can include details regarding the fines that anyone dumping in the dumpster would have to pay.

Get a Dumpster Lock

If you will use dumpsters frequently, it may be worth it to order a dumpster lock. This will make it difficult for large items to be placed in the dumpster. Depending on how flexible the dumpster lid is, it may be possible to lift the lid up a few inches to deposit something small or flat, but it will be difficult to dump anything substantial.

Order More Dumpsters

Ordering additional dumpsters may be the only way to truly avoid not having enough space. This will also allow you to not have to worry about having more garbage than you expected to have. At the very least, you should consider having at least one additional dumpster or order a dumpster that is one size larger.

Hurry Up

One of the best ways to prevent improper dumping in your dumpster is to make sure that you fill your dumpster as quickly as possible and get it off your property. By doing this, you will be able to remove it and prevent others from dumping in it. 

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