Why Do You Need to Keep Your Dumpster Secured?

Keep Your Dumpster Secured

Your dumpster rental comes with a lock, which can keep it well-secured whenever it is not in use. Although this can be laborious and time-consuming in winter, you should do so nonetheless to protect your interests.

Why Should You Keep Your Dumpster Secured?

Consider these reasons to keep your dumpster rental well-secured whenever it is not in use:

  • Some people are known to rummage through dumpsters for recyclables as well as other items of interest to them. Besides making a mess, they could also get hurt while doing something so dangerous, which is a problem because you might be held liable for the consequences. Even if you manage to win your case, fighting it can be extremely stressful. Not to mention expensive and time-consuming.
  • Similarly, if you put documents containing financial information in your dumpster, you could end up becoming the victim of identity theft if you are not careful about securing it. Canceled checks, credit card bills, and the like would be disastrous if they ended up in the wrong hands. Even something as simple as your name, your phone number, and your email address can be used against you.
  • Unauthorized dumping is a serious problem because there are a lot of businesses and consumers willing to scrimp by tossing their trash into someone else’s dumpster. Unfortunately, if that trash happens to be toxic, you are the one who will take the blame if it is caught.
  • Dumpsters are a popular place for urban wildlife to search for food. As a result, if you leave your dumpster unsecured, you are increasing your chances of attracting all sorts of animals, some of which can be surprisingly dangerous for your health.

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What Factors Determine Your Optimal Dumpster Size?

Choosing the Right Dumpster Size

Choosing the right dumpster size means balancing two competing considerations. On the one hand, you want your dumpster to be big enough to be able to accommodate all of your waste, but on the other hand, you want your dumpster to be small enough so that you don’t have to spend money on unnecessary space. Fortunately, there are a number of factors that you can use to figure out what dumpster size you should get.

The Factors That Determine Your Optimal Dumpster Size

Here are some examples:

  • You need to be able to come up with an estimate for the volume of your waste. If you don’t know how, you should not hesitate to consult someone with more expertise and experience. For example, if you are renting a dumpster for a construction project, don’t hesitate to consult the construction contractor. Please note that a lot of waste use up more space than what their volumes would suggest because they can’t be put in neat pile.
  • On a related note, you need to take your waste’s weight into account as well, since dumpsters come with a weight allowance. For example, roofing tiles are surprisingly heavy for their size, meaning that they can approach a smaller dumpster’s weight allowance even when there is a seemingly small number of them.
  • Finally, you should get more space than what you believe you will need. This is because even the best estimates can be wrong, meaning that you should have some extra space to keep you covered in case your estimates are wrong. After all, while paying for unnecessary space can be irritating, it is still much better than having to rent a second dumpster because your first dumpster cannot handle all of your waste.

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Please contact us for more information about choosing the right dumpster size. We want our customers to be satisfied with our waste disposal services, which is why we are prepared to answer all of their questions.