Commercial Dumpster Enclosure Requirements



Acceptable building materials for a dumpster enclosure is chain-link and privacy fence material. Brick and concrete block are not acceptable building materials.

The following are the size and space requirements associated with the three cubic yard dumpster. The measurement of the dumpster is 5’ wide x 5’ deep. When placed inside an enclosure, there shall be 2’ of clearance from the front interior bollards to the side of the dumpster. Between each dumpster there shall be a clearance of 1’ minimum. There shall be two bollards placed at the rear of the enclosure for each dumpster. The depth of the enclosure shall be a minimum of 7’ from the rear bollard to the front of the enclosure. Each bollard shall be 6" steel pipe filled to the top with concrete and mounded to prevent water from getting between the pipe and concrete.

The dumpster or dumpster enclosure shall be located such that a side-loader truck can pick up the dumpsters without a need to back up or otherwise maneuver. There shall be no gate on the dumpster enclosure and the enclosure shall not be used as a storage place. Examples include but are not limited to: Lawn equipment, ladders, tools, shelving, grease containers, or food stuff.

A three-yard dumpster serves four units at one pickup per week. Therefore, two pickups per week would accommodate eight units. Frequency of pickups may be increased if the dumpsters are overfull. A charge of $50.00 per dumpster is applied to commercial accounts that request extra pickup beyond regular service pickups. applied to commercial accounts that request extra pickup beyond regular service pickups. 
3 CY Dumpster Requirements