Are You Getting A Dumpster Rental? Reasons You Should Consider Placing A Lock On The Dumpster

Posted on: 26 August 2017

Getting a dumpster is a great way to get rid of a lot of junk and waste quickly. Instead of making multiple trips to the dump, you can throw everything in a dumpster and let a company haul it away. Many dumpsters come with lids. These lids often have a hole where you can place a lock, in order to lock the dumpster when it is not in use. The average person probably doesn't see a need to lock up their trash. But there are many benefits to doing so. Here are a few of the reasons why you should consider placing a lock on your dumpster rental:

Prevents Unauthorized Dumping

One of the reasons why you may want to lock your dumpster is because it prevents unauthorized dumping. If your neighbors see your large dumpster, they may think that there is no harm in throwing a bag or two of their own junk in. However, this can cause your dumpster to fill up quickly. Also, you are responsible for what gets dumped in. If someone throws away something that cannot be discarded in these dumpsters, like old electronics or paint cans, you could be charged. Locking up your dumpster helps to prevent this scenario. 

Stops Dumpster Divers

Another benefit to locking up your dumpster is that it stops dumpster diving. If your neighborhood has a curbside trash pickup day, you know that people go through people's trash looking for items that may be of value to them. In the meantime, they make a mess, or worse, they may injure themselves while in your dumpster. If a nail pricks them or they hurt themselves, they may try to sue you, as the dumpster was on your property. Locking the dumpster helps to deter dumpster divers. 

Helps Keep Wildlife Out

The last reason you may want to lock up your dumpster is that it helps to keep wildlife out. Some types of wildlife, such as bears, can open up dumpster doors if they smell any scent of food inside. Unfortunately, they can make a mess out of the trash in the dumpster and it is never good for wildlife to be that close to your home. Locking up the dumpster helps to ensure wildlife cannot open up the dumpster and either make a home or a mess out of the dumpster contents. 

If you are getting a dumpster rental, you want to prevent unauthorized dumping, deter dumpster divers and keep wildlife out. Locking up your dumpster helps you to accomplish all of these tasks. Contact a company like Ware Disposal for more information and assistance.