Whether you are a construction manager preparing to clean up a finished site, a real estate investor in need of garbage management for an upcoming flip, or a homeowner who has been pushing off that Spring cleaning to-do list for far too long, dumpster rental is always a convenient and cost-effective way to go. But renting a dumpster comes with some rules, namely what you can toss inside of it.
Before getting started on your container-worthy project, continue reading to review what you can and cannot put in your rented dumpster, plus a bonus tip on where to get the best roll-off service in Central Indiana.
What You Can Throw Out in a Dumpster
Although all container rental companies are different in terms of what they accept in their dumpsters, there is a general rule of thumb you can use to base your trash-tossing decisions on while you work. For the most part, dumpsters and roll-off containers are best reserved for things like landscaping waste, lumber/wood, construction scrap, renovation debris, wooden furniture, Alkaline batteries, and general garbage.
Yard work can be a major undertaking in any scope, especially for larger properties and commercial buildings. Dumpster rental is a popular resource used by many who have large-scale landscaping projects to pursue. From tree limbs and branches to leaves, underbrush, weeds, rotted logs, and all other forms of green waste.
Wood and Lumber
Aside from yard debris, any form of wood or lumber is perfectly accepting for dumpster disposal. Things like leftover or warped lumber, tree removal scrap, and even wooden furniture are all accepted items for dumpsters and containers.
Construction and Renovation Scrap
Construction scrap like drywall, siding, roofing, metal materials, paper waste, and more are common dumpster-accepted items. Additionally, debris left over from home improvement or renovation work, are items that go in a dumpster. You have seen roll-off containers and dumpsters are construction sites many times over in your life, and for good reason. They work well to mitigate and manage garbage during construction and afterwards for post-construction cleaning.
Alkaline batteries, like the ones we use everyday in our alarm clocks, TV remotes, and favored electronics, are acceptable items to put in a dumpster. Although batteries such as AAA, AA, C, D, button cell, and 9 volts can be tossed into a dumpster, it is strongly encouraged to recycle used batteries at the local Metal Recycling Center. You might even get paid!
Miscellaneous trash is also commonly accepted for dumpster-use. This can include a vast array of trash, including cardboard boxes
Items That Might Not Be Dumpster-Approved
Again, not all container companies are the same when it comes to their regulations on what can be put in their dumpsters, but most do not accept a base list of items, or they recommend alternative disposal methods for certain items. These commodities might include upholstered furniture, mattresses, box springs, appliances, electronics, aerosol cans, and food scrap. Appliances and electronics, regardless of condition, should be recycled rather than tossed out.
Things that can NEVER be thrown away in a dumpster:
▷ Hazardous Waste
▷ Biological Agents
▷ Flammable Items
▷ Medical Waste
▷ Toxic Building Materials (i.e. asbestos)
*Contact the local sanitation department in Indianapolis to learn how to dispose of these items.
Dumpster-Approved Items That Usually Come With a Weight Limit:
▷ Scrap Rebar
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