Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items

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.  When you order the bin online or contact us to order a dumpster, you will be asked to identify the load type.

What can be thrown into a dumpster?

Common household items including clothes, various personal items, and housewares can be thrown into a dumpster. If you are renting a dumpster because of a remodel, most of the debris, including lumber, drywall, flooring, siding, and cabinetry, can be placed in it.

Other items that are acceptable are:

  • Appliances - Please contact us directly to see if we can accept the appliance in question. Usually we can, but it's for a fee.  
  • Furniture Wooden furniture is always accepted. Check local restrictions on upholstered pieces.
  • Yard Debris Yard debris is usually accepted. In some locations, you may be able to dispose of tree limbs, bush trimmings, and shrubs in a dumpster. Other locations may only allow a few bags of leaves. Stumps are not accepted.
  • Asphalt, Brick, and Concrete - May be disposed of in dumpsters specially designed to hold heavy materials.

When disposing of 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.

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 a roll-off dumpster is to check it 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.  

If you have any questions about what we accept please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Construction/Demolition

   Lumber
   Roofing
   Siding
   Flooring
   Windows

Mixed Trash

   Misc household junk
   Toys & Clothes
   Furniture (fees apply for mattresses and box springs)
   Paper
   Games

Bulk Items (Fees Apply)

   Electronics
   Appliances
   Tires
   Mattresses

Unacceptable Materials

   Hazardous Waste
   Batteries
   PCB Ballasts
   Fluorescent Bulbs
   Liquid (paint, tar, caulk, fuel)

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