5 Roll Off Dumpster Safety Tips During A Home Renovation

Are you using a roll off dumpster rental service for home renovations? Think safety first.

If you are using roll off dumpsters, there should be some safety training first. Boyer Recycling and Disposal provides quality dumpster services in the Dallas Fort Worth area and as a good waste management service provider. We also want to be sure that you are using roll off dumpsters safely so you can get the most out of them.

In addition to the dumpster safety tips that are availed to you, it is important that you embrace conventional safety tips that you may be aware of. So here are 5 safety tips that may come in handy when you are using roll off dumpsters.

  1. Not everything can go in a dumpster: There are some items that simply don’t belong in a dumpster. For the most part, acidic material, flammable substances, solvents, radioactive materials, batteries and tires should not to be thrown into a regular roll off dumpster. Be sure that everyone that will be using the dumpster knows what can and cannot be deposited.
  1. Location/Surroundings: The location that you place your roll off dumpster is also very important. Be sure that the ground you are placing the dumpster on is stable and strong enough to support the weight of the dumpster. Also, consideration the surroundings. Be sure that driveways are clear and the dumpster is not an obstruction. Be sure there is plenty of extra space around and above the dumpster with plenty of clearance from walls, trees or any power lines that may become a hazard when using or collecting the dumpster.
  1. Non-Smoking Zone: Dumpsters are designated no smoking zones. Dumpsters are a fire risk caused from dry wood or even flammable waste like furniture or paper that could catch fire if a cigarette butt happens to find it’s way in. It is estimated that 1.69 BILLION pounds of butts wind up as toxic trash each year, creating an enormous environmental, health, and economic burden.
  1. Children Safety: If you have any children that may be playing near the dumpster, explain to them the dangers that can happen playing to near or around the dumpster area.
  1. Wear Safety Gear: Whatever it is that you are disposing, whether it is a commercial or residential, wear safety gear. At the very least wear a pair of gloves. This will help prevent contamination, minor injuries and infection. At a commercial level, use boots, helmets and proper gloves.