Prevent illegal Dumping in Your Dumpster BinDisposal Queen Team
Hopefully, this should remind you to take preventative measures to ensure that strangers are not using your dumpster and that it will be filled only with items thrown out by the residents in the building. Be sure to inspect the dumpster regularly, especially during high-traffic times such as weekends, and do your best to keep your property secured from those who would take advantage.
The best thing you can do to make sure strangers are not using your dumpster and to make sure you are getting the full use of your dumpster rental is to make sure the lid stays on. If you allow others to gain access to your dumpster by enabling the lid to open, there is a chance that they will use it as an opportunity to dispose of their own trash. This is especially true if they can overcome the locking mechanisms that many providers now offer with their rentals.
If you have a dumpster on your property, do not hesitate to take action if your neighbours are dumping waste in it. You might also want to call the number on the side of the dumpster if you see anyone dumping things into it. The main thing to remember is that illegal dumping is a crime, and no one will tolerate it.
Why should I stop others from dumping in my dumpster?
While you might think this is a great idea for extra space, you should be careful and proceed with caution. There are many different facets one should consider before going the route of dumpster diving. For instance, how much will your rental company charge you for having strangers use your rental, along with the possibility of receiving a citation from authorities? Depending on where you live, you may receive an additional fine and citation from authorities if you allow strangers to think it’s ok to dump their unwanted items in your dumpster.
There are cases where the renter will need to rent a second garbage bin to accommodate all the garbage and the extra garbage, which can cost them more. Also, if other people throw out toxic materials such as chemicals or paint without asking for permission, they will have to pay additional fees for their mistakes.
Be Loud and Clear
The first step to renting a dumpster is to let people know it’s not for public use. A simple sign should do the trick. It’s good to mention that there will be legal penalties for anyone who tries to ignore your warning.
If you have enough room, the easiest solution is to add a lock to your dumpster. The number one reason why people put their trash in another person’s dumpster is that there isn’t one around. A well-placed sign may not be enough to discourage some people from tossing their trash into yours. When renting a unit with a lockable lid, it’s worth mentioning at checkout time.
Be Specific About the Space and Timing
A lot of trash will most likely be thrown in the dumpster, so make sure to clean it regularly. If you do not clean your rental dumpster often enough, the stink and odour will hit you hard when the next person dumps their trash if there is already a load of junk inside. This can lead to both safety and health hazards. You should first try to tidy up your rental if you see too much garbage inside. An alternative option would be to rent a larger dumpster that can accommodate more waste.
When you rent a dumpster, your main goal is to remove it from your property as quickly as possible and with as little hassle as possible. Therefore, when scheduling delivery of the dumpster rental, try to pick a time when it will not be occupied by anyone else who could use the bin.
What if my efforts don’t work?
You can try your best to prevent illegal dumping. Staying in touch with the trash company and carefully monitoring their activities is the first thing to do. If illegal dumping ends up occurring despite trying everything, you must talk to a lawyer beforehand to have an idea of what will be expected of you and how the lawsuit process will work. Calling a lawyer and taking the guilty party to court over illegally using the dumpster bin may earn you the needed compensation to pay off any additional fines incurred due to the extra usage.
If your dumpster bin was compromised, and it’s because someone filled it to the brim or almost completely, you should at least try to work things out with whoever filled it up. In most cases, the bin rental company won’t be able to do anything other than offer more dumpster bins for rent if your original rental garbage bin was compromised. However, if you had your bin filled completely or almost completely by someone else, contact your waste disposal company and ask them whether anything can be done to rectify the issue.