How often do you think about the things you discard? Probably not much. However, it’s best to think about how we discard documents because many records have personally identifiable information (PPI). Unfortunately, fraudsters take advantage of personal, confidential, and financial information they find in trashcans and dumpsters. With access to even the smallest information, thieves can compromise identities and accounts. This process is known as dumpster diving.
Securing your dumpster has security benefits and other advantages. One way to prevent this is to have a secure fence around your dumpster. Here are four reasons to have a dumpster enclosure.
An Unlocked Dumpster is a Free-for-All
A dumpster enclosure helps to protect valuable information. Thieves search dumpsters to see if they contain sensitive information such as credit card statements and invoices. Fortunately, it’s possible to lock a dumpster and install a fence around it to keep thieves away from confidential, sensitive information. When a dumpster isn’t locked, anyone can dig through it and take whatever they find.
Speed is a fraudster’s best friend. They don’t want to hassle with fences and locks because they’re looking for the greatest opportunity with fewer barriers. Also, the more time they spend trying to rummage through a dumpster, the more suspicious they’ll seem.
Fences Aid Aesthetic Appeal
You’re probably thinking, “How attractive can a dumpster look? It houses trash.” However, when high-value clients or prospects tour a facility, they scan to see well-maintained grounds. A dumpster enclosure helps hide overflowing dumpsters that appear unprofessional and unsanitary.
Improved Waste Management
A dumpster enclosure will make the waste management process more discreet. However, it also keeps overflowing trash at bay. Does it seem like your facility has more trash piling up than others? That might be because the general public uses your dumpsters to discard waste. This occurrence is better than people littering. However, overflow fees can add up quickly. Limiting access to your dumpster is worth considering.
A dumpster enclosure keeps confidential information safe, makes your grounds look more appealing, and improves the overall waste management process. It also helps when residential communities have dumpster enclosures. Homeowners deserve to feel safe as well. Contact Hercules Fence today if you want a fence to enhance your residential community or commercial property.
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