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  • 1.  Dumpster Issue - Need Suggestions!!!

    Posted 23 days ago
    We have a 171 unit facility.    While a small dumpster is there for the convenience of the live-in facility manager, tenants are constantly overflowing it which results in an extreme extra charge for our service provider. Our manager has even caught tenants bringing in their household trash to dispose of there.  How do I address this trash issue while still allowing the tenants to have reasonable access?  

    This has been an ongoing issue that needs a resolution.  Thanks in advance for your suggestions.





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    Melonie Harrell
    Little Dude Mini Storage
    Conroe TX
    (936) 273-2727
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  • 2.  RE: Dumpster Issue - Need Suggestions!!!

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi Melonie,

    We were having this problem several years ago and decided to ask the trash company for a dumpster that can be locked. We have trash cans around the property for the "reasonable" trash and our maintenance man empties them into the dumpster on a daily basis. But we let our tenants know upon move in that the dumpster is locked because it is for Facility trash only. Hope this helps!

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    JoLea Conn
    OnSite Manager
    ALL*STAR STORAGE
    Richmond TX
    (281) 341-7867
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  • 3.  RE: Dumpster Issue - Need Suggestions!!!

    Posted 22 days ago
    Great suggestion! I am changing providers in March so I will certainly ask about this before making a decision on who to use.  

    Thanks so much!

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    Gwendolyn Smith
    Little Dude Mini Storage
    Conroe TX
    (936) 273-2727
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  • 4.  RE: Dumpster Issue - Need Suggestions!!!

    Posted 21 days ago
    Edited by Michael Meylor 21 days ago
    We implemented JoLea's suggestion of locking dumpsters at two locations to deal with the dumping problem. At another facility with mostly business tenants, we used dumpster access as an amenity and increased rents.

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    Michael Meylor
    Neutron Corporation
    San Antonio TX
    (210) 630-9539
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