Dumpster enclosures are structures that obscure dumpsters. They not only improve the appearance of a property by concealing the dumpsters, but also prevent people from dumping their personal trash there. They also help to keep out raccoons and other pests from getting into your trash.
Local Ordinances for Dumpster Enclosures
Depending on local regulations, dumpster enclosures can be required for certain commercial and multi-family properties. The city regulations may also dictate details such as where the dumpster can be located, what it’s constructed with, the enclosure height, and the paving surface.
Typically, local ordinances will require that the dumpster enclosure is planned and constructed in a way that allows unobstructed access to each dumpster, as well as a gate that can be emptied by the garbage pickup. It also has to be planned so that it doesn’t block a street intersection, and that it’s set a certain distance away from the property border.
Dumpster enclosures can be made out of several different materials, including wood, vinyl, chain link, metal, and concrete. The right material for your property’s dumpster enclosure will depend what your city’s requirements, as well as your budget and resources to maintain the enclosure.
The dumpster enclosure would need to be designed in a way that it completely covers the dumpsters, and also allows access to your employees as well as for garbage pickup. Dumpster enclosure dimensions include height, overhead clearance, length, width and depth, gate opening, gate swing angle, and truck approach length.
City ordinances may also require that your dumpster enclosure is placed on a hardened paving surface, such as a parking lot. When we install dumpster enclosures, we create post holes and pour concrete to ensure that the posts are sturdy.
Dumpster Enclosures FAQs
How do I know if I need a dumpster enclosure?
Depending on your city’s requirements, you may need a certain type of enclosure. Dumpster enclosures can also be used to hide dumpsters so your property has a cleaner and more professional appearance.
How do I check my city’s dumpster enclosure requirements?
Every city has different dumpster enclosure requirements that can be found online by searching your city name and “dumpster enclosure requirements”.
Why Choose Southern Asphalt Engineering to Install Your Dumpster Enclosure
At Southern Asphalt Engineering, we can ensure that your dumpster enclosure is constructed for function and durability. With over 15 years of experience installing dumpster enclosures in Miami-Dade and Broward county, we’re familiar with all city codes and can ensure that your enclosure will be constructed in compliance with your local regulations. Call us or fill out the form below to get a free dumpster enclosure estimate today!