what you need to know about roll-off dumpster safety

What You Need to Know About Roll-Off Dumpster Safety

Roll-off dumpsters are great for all sorts of projects, from minor tasks around the home such as cleaning out the garage to major construction and renovation efforts. Although the delivery and pick-up of your rental dumpster will be handled by professionals, you will be left alone with the dumpster during the rental period. That’s why it’s important that you learn how to properly use a roll-off dumpster so you can keep yourself and your family safe. Here are some quick safety tips to keep in mind the next time you rent a roll-off dumpster from Santa Rita Waste Systems.

Keep a Close Eye on Children

Children often see roll-off dumpsters as playground of sorts, so it’s important that the first thing you do when your rental dumpster arrives is tell your kids that it’s not a play thing. Never allow children to play around or inside a dumpster, especially when waste is being thrown up over the side walls. And because the waste inside the dumpster may have nails or sharp edges, never allow children inside a dumpster for any reason.

Don’t Overfill Your Dumpster

It can be tempting to overfill your dumpster to make the most of the rental, but this is not advised for a couple of reasons. First, it may prevent your dumpster from being picked up or it may cause additional fees to be incurred. An overfilled dumpster can also pose a safety hazard since items placed over the top of the dumpster are likely to fall, and depending on the size and weight of the item can cause serious injury to individuals below.

Load Your Dumpster Evenly

Consider how the materials inside the dumpster are spread out when loading your roll-off dumpster. Distributing the weight evenly from front to back rather than placing the bulk of the waste at the front or back will make it safer when the dumpster is being picked up and transported after you have filled it.

For fast, easy, and affordable roll-off dumpster rentals in Tucson and Southern Arizona, call Santa Rita Waste Systems at (520) 624-0550.