Your roof replacement company needs rented dumpsters to dispose of old roofing materials. Unfortunately, some neighbors may use your dumpster by mistake. While it may seem a harmless blunder, you should keep your neighbors from using your rented dumpster. Here are ways to prevent other people from using it.
Why Secure Your Rented Dumpster From Neighbors
Dumpster rental companies charge you depending on its total disposal weight. Imagine how much it would weigh if your neighbors used it, too. A small unit fills up fast if your neighbors also use it.
How to Keep Neighbors From Using Your Rented Dumpster
Prevent neighbors from taking advantage of your rented dumpster by doing the following:
Casually Point It Out
Communicate with your neighbors about your scheduled roof replacement. Then, inform them about the dumpster rental, and request that they avoid using it. Let them know about the dumpster’s weight limit and the rental’s policy on material disposal. You can also mention the extra charge you would incur due to added weight.
Leave Lights on It
Leave your dumpster underneath a bright porch to deter neighbors. It will make neighbors think twice about using your dumpster.
Cover It Up
Use a thick tarp to cover the entire rental dumpster, and tie it up with a bungee cord. Undoing the thick cover will attract attention and increase the chances of getting caught, so they would be discouraged from using your dumpster. Ask your roofer to do this daily.
Get Everyone Paying for It
Before renting a dumpster, inform your nearby neighbors about your project and dumpster rental plans. Ask them if they would like to contribute to the rental so they can also use it. Sometimes, you can find one or more neighbors who also need to rent a dumpster.
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