Prohibited Materials

Dumpster Material Guide: Do's & Don'ts

Learn what materials are accepted and prohibited

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We’ve compiled comprehensive guidelines for what can and cannot be disposed of in our dumpsters. Generally, we accept most non-hazardous waste; hazardous materials including batteries, paints and tires are prohibited. Check out our dumpster material guide below for more complete information. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re here to help make your dumpster rental as easy as possible.

Prohibited Materials

Prohibited items, which include materials that are flammable, toxic, hazardous or corrosive, should never be thrown in our dumpsters. The following prohibited items will result in extra disposal fees, which will be added to your bill. Any hazardous or toxic waste found in our dumpsters becomes the responsibility of the customer.

Adhesives

Rather than placing glues and other adhesives in your dumpster, throw these items out in small quantities with your regular trash.

Asbestos

Asbestos is a highly dangerous mineral fiber. Licensed experts are required for any asbestos removal because it poses a health risk.

Batteries

Disposal Fee: $33.75 Each

Batteries contain chemicals, metals and corrosive materials that can be extremely dangerous.

Cleaning Products

The harsh chemicals found in most cleaning products can become hazardous if they aren’t disposed of in a certain way.

Contaminated Soil

Soil that has been in contact with hazardous material such as chemicals and vehicle oils is also hazardous and must be treated.

Fluorescent Bulbs

Disposal Fee: $33.75 Each

Fluorescent bulbs, CFLs and other bulbs that contain mercury are hazardous. Recycle these instead.

Food Waste

Food waste can attract animals and pests. Should be thrown out in your regular garbage container, not our rental dumpster.

Fuels

Fuels, like petroleum and gasoline, are highly flammable and therefore banned from landfills. Do not place in our dumpsters.

Industrial Waste

Typically contained inside industrial drums, these byproducts are hazardous and must be transported by licensed haulers.

Inks

Inks and resins contain chemicals that are unsafe for the environment and should be brought to a recycling center for proper disposal.

Mattresses

Disposal Fee: $100.00 Each

Mattresses and box springs require special handling and shouldn’t be thrown in our dumpsters.

Medical Waste

Disposal Fee: $56.75 Each

Medical waste and personal protective equipment (PPE) should be handled by licensed removal experts.

Monitors

Disposal Fee: $50.00 Each

Hazardous waste, including TVs or monitors, cannot be placed in our dumpsters.

Motor Oils

Motor oils are considered hazardous. Your local hazardous waste facility can provide best practices for disposal.

Paints

Paints, lacquers and their cans contain harmful elements. All of these materials should be disposed of separately.

Propane Tanks

Disposal Fee $33.75 Each

Due to the gas and pressure inside propane tanks, they can’t be safely thrown in our dumpsters.

Railroad Ties

Railroad ties are usually creosote-treated wood, which is a dangerous chemical. Contact local authorities to find out where you can take them.

Refrigerants

Disposal Fee: $75.00 Each

Refrigerants are dangerous and federally regulated. Appliances containing refrigerants must first be drained.

Tires

Disposal Fee: $50.00 Each

Tires must go through a special recycling process instead of being tossed in our dumpster for landfill disposal.

TVs

Disposal Fee: $75.00 Each

Hazardous waste, including TVs or monitors, cannot be placed in our dumpsters.

Accepted Materials

The vast majority of your debris can be thrown in our roll-off containers, making clean-up of any project quick and easy. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re here to help make your dumpster rental as easy as possible.

Appliances

Extra Fees May Apply

Most household appliances can be thrown in our dumpsters but must have hazardous fluids removed. Extra disposal fees may apply.

 

Asphalt

Special Use Dumpster

Asphalt is accepted material but requires the use of special dumpsters designated for heavy debris. Call us to learn more.

Block

Special Use Dumpster

Block is accepted material but requires the use of special dumpsters designated for heavy debris. Call us to learn more.

Brick

Special Use Dumpster

Brick is accepted material but requires the use of special dumpsters designated for heavy debris. Call us to learn more.

Cardboard

Cardboard is accepted in our open-top dumpsters, special use or mixed debris, as well as our trash compactors.

Concrete

Special Use Dumpster

Concrete is accepted material but requires the use of special dumpsters designated for heavy debris. Call us to learn more.

Dirt

Dirt generated from landscaping or land clearing can be thrown in our dumpsters. However, contaminated soil is prohibited.

Electronics

Extra Fees May Apply

Electronics are accepted, however large quantities must be recycled as e-waste. Monitors and other items may require an extra disposal fee.

Flooring

We accept all types of flooring in our dumpsters, like solid or engineered hardwood flooring, tile, vinyl planks and carpeting.

Furniture

Extra Fees May Apply

Almost all types of furniture are accepted. Upholstered furniture, like couches or arm chairs, require an extra disposal fee.

Household Junk

Everything from household clutter to unwanted furniture can go in our dumpsters. Questions on what you’re tossing? Call us!

Hard Plastics

Hard or rigid plastics are accepted, including storage crates, children’s toys, shelving, buckets, jugs and plastic furniture.

Metals

Metals Only Dumpster

We accept all types of nonferrous and ferrous metals for recycling. To be placed in our special metals only roll-off containers.

Renovation Debris

Renovation debris like drywall, flooring, wood, cabinets, ceiling tiles, sinks, toilets, countertops and bathtubs are all accepted.

Roofing Shingles

Special Use Dumpster

Asphalt roofing shingles are another type of heavy debris that can go in our dumpsters. Call us and request a special-use dumpster.

Stumps

Stumps must be small in diameter. If you have large stumps, call our team to find out if they need to be placed in a separate dumpster.

Wood

All untreated wood products are accepted. Conversely, treated wood can’t be thrown in our dumpsters. Questions? Call us.

Yard Debris

Yard debris like trees, garden waste, large amounts of brush and leaves and even fencing can all be disposed of in our dumpsters.