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If Your Dumpster Doesn’t Have A Hinged Door And You Can’t Seem To Reach Over The Top Of The Wall, Consider Buying A Step Ladder Or Creating Steps Using Solid, Durable Items Like Concrete Blocks!
The likelihood that you will encounter this scenario is slim because most dumpsters have hinged access doors on the back of them or are low enough to the ground that you should be able to reach over the side.  However, your dumpster position could have been limited and maybe you can’t access the door or yours is an older model that doesn’t come with one.  In such circumstances, you have to be a bit creative and add a foot or two to your reach.

You can accomplish this in several ways but the easiest and safest way is to use a step ladder.  If you don’t already have one, you can find them in home improvement/hardware stores, mass retailers and many grocery stores.  There are actual metal step ladders or they have single step ones made from the most durable plastic.  Some of the single step ones even fold up for easy storage.  They can range in price from $10 to $400 depending on what you need and how complex you want to get with it.

In a pinch, you can make a step or two using materials you might have on hand but be warned: this is not the safest route to go.  You can risk the items moving, sliding, shifting, crumbling, breaking or toppling over.  If this is the only option you are going to take, try and keep your materials on flat, even ground and make sure they don’t skid across the surface.  Only use items that can bear significant weight such as concrete blocks or heavy wood blocks.  Do NOT use cardboard, plywood or thin materials of any kind because you will fall right through and injure yourself on the broken object or risk having the debris you are hauling fall on top of you.

We strongly urge you to consider only using an actual step-ladder or safety step option but, if you create a step option yourself, please be careful and realize the dangers that could occur.

Our Dumpster Tip of the Week is Courtesy of the Naperville Dumpster Rental Service!  Thanks, Gang!

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