You might want to put some things in the container that we would prefer not to take. Even when an exception is made, you’ll likely incur some extra costs and you’ll have to call us about details before disposing of the following items.
Each dump site has different rules regarding what you can and cannot dispose of in the roll off dumpster. These items should be kept out of your rental dumpster. Again, if exception is made, you may have to pay a surcharge. We provide your rental and transport your debris, but your local municipal landfill sets the prices for disposal, which is what we must charge you. Pricing varies from one county to the next.
There are many things we do not permit to be disposed of in your rental dumpster. However, it is always best to ask.
Ink & Resins
Paint Cans and Lacquers
Oils, Fuels, and Propane Tanks
Items That Are Permitted in Your Dumpster
Appliances, Concrete, Brick, Asphalt, and Dirt
If the aerosol can is empty it can be disposed of in the dumpster. Cans that still have materials inside are not allowed. Full or even partly full aerosol cans may catch fire or explode, so we do not allow them unless they have been COMPLETELY emptied prior to disposal.
Construction debris is, of course, allowed in your roll off container. How else could you get that amazing project completed? This is the original purpose of these dumpsters! You can dispose of basically any type of material sourced from a building supply company. Lumber and wood scraps, trim, drywall, windows, siding, doors, pipes and most construction materials can be tossed right in so you can focus on the task at hand!
Most appliances are acceptable to dispose of in your rental including microwaves, stoves, and dishwashers. You may NOT, however, dispose of refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers. These are considered hazardous items as they often contain refrigerants, such as freon.
Furniture made of wood is permitted in the container. In some areas (depending on the local landfill), upholstered furniture may not be allowed, or you may have to pay a surcharge to have upholstered furniture dismantled to meet the landfill’s requirements.
Yard waste is acceptable so long as it is not comprised of substantial materials such as tree trunks. Tree stumps are usually not allowed to be mixed with other types of debris. A dumpster filled with ONLY yard waste may incur additional surcharges.
Disposing of Tree Stumps
Tree stumps can be problematic. We take tree stumps but because they can be very heavy since live wood holds a lot of water. This makes stumps much heavier than old wood or wood furniture. Additional weight is added when dirt accompanies the stump into the dumpster. Dirt is one of the heaviest materials, believe it or not.
This can bring on extra charges when paying by the ton. When a dumpster is overfilled past the weight the truck can handle, you will have to pay a surcharge that covers additional handling. This may require that you pay to rent for additional days or you may have to rent an additional dumpster. Please let us know if you have tree stumps to help plan for and prevent unseen surcharges.
Keep It Tidy
All the debris and waste within your rental must sit below the fill line. This is located near the top of the container, typically near the edge. When in doubt, leave it out! For safety reasons we cannot allow anything to protrude (or “stick out”) above the top of the dumpster.