When you own a storage facility, trash just naturally becomes part of the job, and there will always be a need to have available access to large trash receptacles on the premises. A roll-off dumpster is just one of the available options that you have to keep trash at bay on your business property, but it is easily one of the best. If you have been considering renting a roll-off dumpster to place at your storage unit facility, it is likely that you have some questions. Here are a few of the most prevailing questions storage facility owners have about renting and using a roll-off dumpster on their business property.
Does the dumpster have to be set up on concrete or blacktop?
The roll-off dumpster does need to be placed on a semi-solid surface and will not be able to roll into placement if there is not something solid for the dumpster to land on as it rolls off of the truck. However, if your storage facility has only gravel, there are solutions that can make delivery and set up possible. A sheet of metal or even plywood can be used to create a temporary placement area for the dumpster to be delivered.
What is the best way to make sure customers do not place any restricted items in the dumpsters?
All roll-off dumpster companies have their own set of restrictions concerning what can and cannot be placed inside of their receptacles. When you are not there to supervise everything going into the trash, it can be difficult to ensure that rules are followed. However, you can usually help keep disposed items in check by posting notices near the dumpster itself that clearly outline what is allowed inside. Extra surveillance near the dumpster is also a good idea if restricted items get to be a big issue with customers, as this will allow you to see who is disposing of items that are not allowed, such as chemicals or organic waste.
What roll-off dumpster size is best for a storage facility?
The size of the roll-off dumpster you choose should be relative to the size of your storage facility and how many units you have. If you have a large perimeter and many units, it is a good idea to actually have several small roll-off dumpsters available to make it more convenient for customers to dispose of their items. Otherwise, the size of the dumpster you choose is a matter of preference and space availability.
Making designated waste areas available for your storage customers is always a good idea when you are in the business of self storage. Talk to a roll-off dumpster rental company such as Tri-State Disposal for more information.Share