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Dumpster Enclosures and Why You Need Them

All business owners are acquainted with the importance of commercial fences for the sake of security. But have you considered the importance of dumpster enclosures? At their most basic level, we can define a dumpster enclosure as any sort of fencing that surrounds a dumpster. Too few people have a good sense of what makes these structures so useful. Here are a few reasons you should consider dumpster enclosures.

Dumpster Enclosures and Why You Need Them

Dumpster enclosures can significantly improve the aesthetics and security of a commercial space. Here’s how.


A proper dumpster enclosure can also function as a method of keeping animals out of your garbage. Of course, the typical line of defense in this regard is the dumpster’s lid. But some larger pests such as raccoons (or, if you live in their territory, black bears) can open the top and make a mess. They could also gnaw through the lid, giving access to rodents and other smaller mammals.

Dumpster enclosures can help keep larger animals out of your trash. Not only can critters make a mess of your garbage, but it could also be a health concern for them if they end up consuming they shouldn’t. They may also become stuck.


Let’s start with the most obvious one: not many people enjoy looking at dumpsters. One of the primary reasons dumpster enclosures are so popular is because they can improve the aesthetic appearance of a commercial space. For this reason, many people opt for a privacy fence around dumpsters.

Consider the possibility that you don’t mind the appearance of a dumpster personally, but your neighbors do. Or perhaps you don’t want the inconvenience that comes with a complete dumpster enclosure. For this reason, some people choose to install a partial enclosure that covers the dumpster for perspectives from which it could be an eyesore.


Some people may have raised an eyebrow at dumpster enclosures with anti-climb measures on them, such as barbed wire. But dumpster security is more important than you think. It’s not just critters who want to get into your trash; people might, too.

Dumpster diving is becoming increasingly common, especially near businesses specializing in food products. Some people partake in this because of the enormous amount of food waste our country produces. But as a business owner, you shouldn’t turn a blind eye to dumpster divers, as they can become a liability concern. Other individuals inclined to rummage through dumpsters may have a propensity for crime. An effective dumpster enclosure will keep them out.

Contact Hercules GSA for Dumpster Enclosures Today!

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