What Can I Put In My Dumpster?
The type of material you will be disposing of may have an impact on the cost and size of your dumpster. Examples of load types are described below, each of which is managed and taxed differently. By law, we cannot accept any toxic or hazardous waste (i.e. paint, oil, batteries, chemicals, insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, asbestos, chemicals, fluorescent bulbs or ballasts). Additional restrictions apply - be sure to review our terms and conditions at check out.
What can be thrown into a dumpster?
If you are renting a mixed trash bin, common household items including furniture, personal items, packaging, and housewares can be thrown into a bin. If you are renting a demolition and construction bin for a remodel project, most of the debris, including lumber, drywall, flooring, siding, and cabinetry, can be placed in it.
Other items that are acceptable are:
- Mixed Trash - Furniture, clothing, common household trash, toys, packaging, electronics NOT containing mercury.
- Construction and Demolition - Lumber, cabinets, scrap metal, flooring, siding
- Asphalt, Brick, and Concrete - Bins used exclusively for heavy debris items should ONLY be used with our 5 YD bin and can only be filled half way before it will become to heavy to haul away.
When disposing of hazardous electronics, pharmaceuticals, car parts, or refrigerators, check with your local sanitation department. Check out your city or town’s recycling programs that make disposing of these items easy, and usually free.
In some instances we will accept appliances and hazardous electronics, but please contact us first prior to throwing such items in the bin. While we won't always take everything, we are a great resource for disposal options. Please don't hesitate to call us for referrals.
What cannot be thrown in a dumpster?
There are a number of items that should not be disposed of in a dumpster. Most of these items have the potential to contaminate the environment or pose a health hazard. The easiest way to determine if an item can go into our bins is to check the item for warning labels. If the label contains a poison, chemical or bio-hazard symbol, it needs to be disposed of according to the instructions on the label. If there are no disposal instructions you can call your local sanitation department to find out how to properly dispose of these dangerous materials.
Misc household junk
Toys & Clothes & Games
Some electronic items (except items containing mercury including, but not limited to; computers, monitors, TV’s, and printers)
Mattresses (fees apply)
Hazardous Waste (see terms and conditions)
Batteries & Car Parts
PCB Ballasts & Fluorescent Bulbs
Soil and Sand
Liquids (paint, oil, tar, caulk, & fuel)
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