Four Ways To Protect Your Rented Dumpster And Your Business's Reputation

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Economic times are tough for many people these days, but as a small business owner, that doesn't mean you want people regularly rummaging through your rented dumpster. Renting a dumpster, like those from Metropolis Disposal, is an important part of nearly every business, and you need to keep yours in good shape and to prevent people from becoming injured in or near it. If you find yourself spending more time worrying about this danger than you do actually running your business, there are steps you can take to help alleviate this problem without making a name for yourself as the unfriendliest business owner in town. 

Don't Put Anything of Value in Your Dumpster

This simple rule works for every business owner, regardless of what they peddle. Don't toss usable items into your dumpster at the end of the day. Odds are good that there are local charities who would love to accept torn bags of diapers, canned food that's still two weeks from its expiration date, and outdated office equipment that you've outgrown.

Recycle What You Can

Keep outdated magazines, newspapers, and comic books out of your dumpster by sending them to the recycle center instead. If there's not enough of them to make it worth your while, find a local person who would love to pick these items up for you and dispose of them properly. Often, local pet shelters use items like these, newspapers especially, for makeshift bedding. 

Donate Old Fixtures

When it comes time to remodel, consider donating old clothing racks, glass display cases, shelving systems, and wall pegs. Putting items like these in your dumpster is an invitation to everyone in town who sells scrap metal or owns a business similar to yours. Get rid of items like these and help build your reputation in the community by donating them instead. Your local second-hand clothing shops or even schools or libraries might be able to make use of old racking and shelving that's still in good shape. 

Give Away Excess Food

The quickest way to make everyone in town dislike you is to toss good, healthy food into your dumpster at the end of the day. If you own a fast food chain that often has pieces of chicken, hamburger, or other foods left under the warming lights at the close of business, let your employees take them home.

If you follow these simple tips regarding what not to put in your rented dumpster, it will go a long way toward protecting yours from vandalism. 

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