Roll-off dumpsters are great for spring cleaning, renovation projects, landscaping projects, and just about any other project you can think of. They offer the convenience of having a dumpster at your home and make it easy to dispose of things you don’t want. Although roll-off dumpsters can help with a multitude of projects, some things cannot be placed in them. Here’s what you need to know about items you can and cannot place in roll-off dumpsters.
What You Can Put in a Roll-Off Dumpster
Most non-hazardous waste, junk, and debris can be placed inside a roll-off dumpster.
Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washers and dryers, and the vast majority of household appliances can be thrown away with a roll-off dumpster.
Things like couches, mattresses, tables, box springs, bookcases, entertainment centers, hutches, china cabinets, chairs, and other furniture can be disposed of using a roll-off dumpster as long as the piece of furniture does not contain hazardous material.
Trees, brush, sod, mulch, branches, and other vegetative waste are allowed to be disposed of in roll-off dumpsters. However, yard waste should not be mixed with construction debris or other debris since local landfills recycle yard waste by mulching it.
Construction debris, such as dirt, brick, stone, mixed concrete, clean concrete, roofing shingles, drywall, wood, siding, tile, and insulation can be disposed of with a roll-off dumpster.
Asphalt can be disposed of using a roll-off dumpster. Oftentimes, it is recycled and turned into millings that can be repurposed for new paving projects.
What Can’t Be Put in Roll-Off Dumpsters?
Asbestos, gasoline, pesticides, motor oil, automotive fluids, propane tanks, household cleaners, ink and resins, contaminated soil or absorbent materials, and medical waste cannot be placed in a roll-off dumpster.
Car batteries and dry-cell batteries can never be placed inside a roll-off dumpster because they leak harmful chemicals into the environment. Instead, recycle car batteries by returning them to nearly any retail store that sells car batteries. They usually offer bins designated for old batteries.
Under no circumstance should an automobile be placed inside a roll-off dumpster. Instead, try selling it, selling its parts, or bringing it to a junkyard.
Want to Learn More?
If you’re interested in a roll-off dumpster rental in Maryland, LCI Recycling has the perfect one for you. We offer 20 cubic yard dumpster rentals and 30 cubic yard dumpster rentals. We provide an extensive list of accepted and unaccepted items beforehand, so you never have to guess what you can and cannot place in the dumpster. Give us a call today at (301) 953-2493 to request an estimate.