Dumpsters are an efficient means of disposing a variety of waste, but not everything should go in a dumpster.
What Can Go in a Dumpster?
Just about everything, as long as it does not contain any hazardous chemicals, is permitted in a dumpster.
- mattresses (as long as there is no motor, or it is not a waterbed mattress).
- items damaged by fire or water
- construction debris
- household debris including couches, china cabinets, book cases, stools, chairs, dressers, etc.
You can put yard waste in a dumpster, such as grass, dirt, trees and branches, however, this vegetative material should be in a dumpster by itself, as it is disposed of differently.
What CAN’T Go in a Dumpster?
In general, nothing liquid or toxic can go in a dumpster. The dumpster gets unloaded at a landfill, and for health reasons, items such as:
- medical waste
- Industrial drums
- contaminated absorbants or car tires cannot be put in a dumpster.
Most appliances can be put in a dumpster, such as refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, even air conditioners, but all hazardous materials, such as freon, must be removed first. We recommend that any appliance that has freon should be removed by a specialist, such as a HVAC certified professional, because the refrigerant must be completely removed before getting rid of the appliance.
Televisions and computers, printers, cell phones, even VCR’s should also not be put in a dumpster, due to the toxic liquids that may be contained in them.
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