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How to Prevent Illegal Dumping in Your Roll Off Dumpster Rental — Part 2

Last week we discussed the problems faced with illegal dumping in your roll off dumpster rental. Here are a few more tips for preventing illegal dumping:


This one is similar to locks – if you can’t access it, you can’t dump in it. Placing a dumpster behind a fence or gate prevents the general public from using the bin. If fencing isn’t an option, consider placing it inside a garage, barn, or outbuilding.

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Keep It Covered

While not as secure as locks, using a tarp and some bungee cords is another way to prevent people from accessing your dumpster. Like locks, this method requires a little extra time but can help deter illegal dumping. This can also help keep the load dry; wet loads are a lot heavier than dry loads which can incur extra expense on your part.


Scheduling a roll off dumpster is a sneaky way to help prevent illegal dumping. Do not rent a dumpster if you will be away for long periods of time. Schedule your dumpster to be dropped off at a time when you know you can quickly load it, and schedule the pick-up day in advance as well. Some companies can take several days to come remove the container so by scheduling in advance, you lessen the amount of time people have access to the bin.

Include Your Neighbors

If you can’t be around to watch your dumpster at all times, let your neighbors know you have one and ask them to be watchful of the area in your absence. Good neighbors will help you with this task, and the bad ones will know you are aware of the potential for illegal dumping.

Another strategy is to go the opposite route. If you only have a small project, you can save money by getting a few neighbors to go in on a dumpster rental together. Most people have junk somewhere that needs disposed of so at least one neighbor should take you up on this deal.


Check your dumpster each day for illegally dumped items. If you notice anything unusual, search the garbage for any identifying labels or tags and call local law enforcement. If you don’t notice any identifying markings, it’s still a good idea to inform the local authorities of the issue especially if you have the dumpster for a few more days. Police may choose to increase the patrols in your area which could deter some people from illegally dumping.

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