Dumpsters are a common sight in our neighborhoods, but they can also be dangerous. Every year, hundreds of people suffer injuries from dumpster-related accidents due to unsafe practices. To keep your family and community safe, it’s important to understand the basics of dumpster safety. At Bubs Disposal, we value safety and strive to do everything we can to make sure everyone who rents our dumpsters knows exactly how to use them. In this blog post, we will discuss five key points that you should consider when dealing with dumpsters: place it somewhere safe, avoid pinch points, keep kids and pets away, don’t overfill the dumpster, and don’t dispose of items carelessly. By following these guidelines, you can reduce the risk of injury or property damage associated with using dumpsters. Let’s break down each of these tips further to help keep you and those around you safe.
Place it Somewhere Safe
While it may seem like common knowledge, the improper placement of a dumpster can result in safety risks, operational inefficiencies, and legal issues. To avoid these expensive consequences, it’s best to seek the guidance of a trustworthy dumpster rental service. Our team evaluates your site and selects an ideal location for your dumpster that prioritizes safety. While public streets may be suitable, it’s important to verify with local authorities to avoid significant penalties. Our aim is to guarantee that your unit is easily accessible and poses no harm to your team members.
Avoid Pinch Points
Dumpsters are generally safe to use as long as proper precautions are being taken throughout. It’s important to be aware of pinch points and to keep a close eye on the area where the lid comes into contact with the unit to avoid injury, as that is the most dangerous part of the dumpster. Let our expert team take care of the heavy lifting for you – we’ll drop off the unit and haul it away when your project is complete. If you do need to handle the unit yourself, make sure to keep your arms and feet clear of the unit to ensure your safety.
Keep Kids and Pets Away
Dumpsters pose significant hazards to children and pets. Kids, in particular, are naturally inquisitive and may unwittingly wander too close to a dumpster rental, putting themselves in harm’s way by being hit by falling rubbish, getting stuck in the dumpster, or having their fingers trapped. Besides those dangers, the presence of hazardous waste in the vicinity of the container can transform your yard into an unsafe recreational space. To keep your kids safe, it’s critical to teach them about the safety measures surrounding dumpster rental prior to them being placed.
Don’t Overfill the Dumpster
Overfilling your dumpster can quickly become a safety hazard. If you overstuff the container, it could collapse and cause serious injury to anyone nearby. In addition, debris may overflow from the unit and create hazardous clutter on the ground, which can put people at risk of slips or trips. Therefore, it’s important to estimate how much material you’ll be disposing of during your project and rent a unit that’s large enough to accommodate all the material. Our team is happy to help you select the right size dumpster for your project so that overfilling it won’t be a concern.
Don’t Dispose of Items Carelessly
Although a dumpster is the perfect place to dispose of items that you don’t need, it’s important to exercise caution when putting things in the unit. Know what can and cannot go into your dumpster so as not to contaminate the environment. For example, hazardous materials like gasoline and paint should never be thrown away with regular trash. Additionally, it’s crucial to avoid putting heavy items on top of lighter ones as it can create a hazardous situation.
By following these five points, you can rest assured that your dumpster rental is being handled safely and responsibly. When in doubt, contact Bubs Disposal for professional assistance. Our team will provide all the necessary information to ensure that you’re using your dumpster correctly and safely. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or concerns about dumpster safety! Together, we can keep our neighborhoods safe and clean.