If you have a dumpster on your property, you should seriously consider installing a fence around it. Not only do fences keep trash out of sight, but they also help mitigate the potential health and safety risks that dumpsters, waste materials, and pests can present. There are a few key things that you need to think about before you install a fence around your dumpster. Here are three things that you need to take into consideration when planning to install a dumpster area fence.
While it might be tempting to completely surround your dumpster with fencing, keep in mind how much space you have available and how much space waste removal professionals need to access and empty your container. If a waste removal service stops by with a truck and either lifts your dumpster up to empty it or rolls it away, keep this in mind. You need to keep enough space available near the fence for the truck to park, and you need to leave a wide enough gap or install a gate so that the arm of the truck can lift up or roll away the dumpster.
There are many different materials to choose from when installing any fence, but keep in mind what the materials of your dumpster area fence may be exposed to. Wood fences can be an economical and aesthetically pleasing option, but they can degrade and rot without proper care when exposed to trash and pests. Chain link fences are similarly cost effective, but they will not hide dumpsters as a solid fence would. Vinyl fences are very low-maintenance and would hide a dumpster well, but they cost significantly more. Consider your aesthetic, financial, and maintenance needs and limitations when selecting a material for your dumpster area fence.
Just as you have a wide variety of choices for the look of a residential fence, so too do you have limitless options when it comes to the color and design of your dumpster area fence. You can choose to match the color to other fences or buildings in the area to camouflage the dumpster. You can install a good neighbor fence to hide trash while giving the area the aesthetic benefit of a wood fence. Keep in mind the purpose of the fence and use colors and designs to serve that purpose.
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