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Do’s & Don’ts for Keeping Animals Out of the Dumpster May 8, 2018

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Do’s & Don’ts for Keeping Animals Out of the Dumpster, Ozark, Alabama

The last thing any commercial facility needs is to be invaded by pests. But all too often, poor use of the dumpster attracts rodents, insects, and other unwanted visitors to your property. As the team at Southeast Waste Disposal in Ozark, AL, explains, following a few basic do’s and don’ts will ensure that you keep animals away from your garbage.


Keep the dumpster lid tightly secured.

It’s all too easy to leave the dumpster lid open after taking out a big load of trash, but you should always take those extra few seconds to close the lid. Closing the dumpster lid helps trap the aroma from discarded food and other products that would attract pests.

Use animal repellent.

In situations when animal invaders are truly relentless, a quality repellent is your best option for lasting results. Using pellet formulas or spraying a water-diluted ammonia solution around the dumpster will keep animals away.


Leave food near the dumpster.

Apartment complexes and other locations often suffer from overflowing trash cans, and as a result, people leave discarded pizza boxes and all kinds of food scraps at the side of the dumpster. This is a guaranteed way to attract raccoons and other animals and should be avoided whenever possible.

Try to save on plastic.

Even with the lid closed, clever animals can still work their way inside the dumpster if they smell food. Don’t try to save pennies by skipping plastic garbage bags! Storing food waste in garbage sacks helps trap the smell and reduces the likelihood that animals will be drawn to your property.

Whether you need a new dumpster for your property or want to schedule weekly garbage collection, Southeast Waste Disposal will help your company manage its trash appropriately. With a wide range of options available, they can meet the needs of any business. To learn more about their waste management services, visit them online or call (334) 774-4158.

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