Compliance with EPA and Government Regulations
On February 16, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, unveiled strict regulations to prevent stormwater pollution due to heavy rainfall. To do this, companies have to close their dumpsters with lids or other special covers that are ineffective sometimes, like roll-off tarps, at the end of every business day to prevent serious environmental damage.
If companies fail to comply, they will be charged fine ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 per day. The EPA identified six ways stormwater runoff can lead to pollution and waste management was among those. According to the EPA, rainwater or snowmelt that does not seep into the ground picks up industrial pollutants, such as nitrogen, phosphorous, litter, grease, chemicals and more.
Dumpster covers have helped businesses earn No Exposure Certification For Exclusion from NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Storm Water Permitting as well as ISO14001 and SWPPP Certification.
Reducing Tipping Fees and Theft
Roll off dumpster covers reduce tipping fees and save companies money in the future. Waste soaked by water and ice cost more to dispose of because of the increased weight. Theft seems to be unavoidable, but dumpster covers deter dumpster divers, illegal dumping, thieves that want to steal valuable recyclables, and even curious children.
Our Dumpster Covers
Roll off dumpster covers, such as the ones we sell at DumpsterGard, are High Molecular Polyethylene plastic panels made from over 90% recycled materials. Our dumpster lids are not only a great investment, but they are also lightweight for ease of installation, adjustable to accommodate 20, 30, and 40 yard dumpsters, durable enough to hold its shape over time and for extreme weather conditions, and securable without needing to modify the dumpster.
In addition, installing our DumpsterGard system will give you more control over who and what goes in and out of your dumpster, reduce tipping fees by keeping rainwater, snow, and ice from making your solid waste heavier, and voluntarily lessen your company’s negative environmental impact.
Who knew something as simple as a dumpster cover could save your company so much money? If you do not have a dumpster cover, it is possible that you are not complying with EPA and government regulations. Dumpster covers also help reduce tipping fees and theft. For more information on how to protect your dumpster, visit DumpsterGard!
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