Any type of dumpster can be tagged with graffiti. From business dumpsters in alleys to a simple container you’ve rented for a few days while you clean out that attic. Even though those taggers actions are not really your fault, your dumpster rental company could end up charging you a fee for the damages since the container was in your possession during. To avoid facing an awkward and potentially costly situation, implement a few of these tips to avoid a graffiti plastered dumpster.
You want to make it as hard as possible for graffiti culprits to leave their mark, or “tag”. Have your dumpster placed in a well-lit area or one that has a motion sensor light. If the dumpster is in your driveway and you have motion sensor lights, a sneak is less likely to want to approach for fear of being seen. When possible, use vegetation or a fence to create a barrier between the outside world and your dumpster rental. This is especially handy for construction sites where no one is watching during the duration of the evening. Having a fence around the perimeter can keep out graffiti culprits and protect innocent passersby from hurting themselves. In the case of businesses who keep dumpsters behind their building in alleyways, move the container to the end of an alley or have surveillance cameras and lights focused there. The higher the risk of getting caught the less likely a suspect will offend.
Another great way to ward off graffiti is by applying a clear coat to painted and unpainted surfaces. Doing this will keep any “art” from sticking around. Many dumpster companies do this automatically to protect their equipment but never assume this is the case.
When you’re working on a new home that no one lives in, let the neighbors and local law enforcement know. By telling these folks you have an open project, they are more likely to keep an eye on the neighborhood for anything suspicious. If you do become the victim of graffiti vandals, whether on a dumpster or your personal property, such as home and vehicle, check out this Graffiti Removal Guide generously provided by the NoTAG group in the city of Tucson.
Our Dumpster Tip of the Week is Courtesy of the Frankfort Dumpster Rental Service! Thanks, Gang!