It’s true that you can put most of the waste produced from your remodeling or cleaning projects into your dumpster rental, but there are certain things that are an absolute no. Different dumpster companies might have different rules and regulations about what can be disposed of in their dumpster but there are some common items that almost every company prohibits.
The reason why these items aren’t allowed to be thrown into the dumpster is because they might be toxic to the land as most of the waste thrown into the dumpster ultimately ends up in a landfill. There’s also a problem with recycling. Materials that cannot be easily recycled are usually not recommended to be thrown into dumpsters. Good dumpster rental companies make sure that the waste in the dumpsters is utilized and recycled so non-recyclable waste is not preferred.
The following list of items should not be thrown in your dumpster rental but it is okay to dispose them in your house trash can.
Styrofoam: Styrofoam isn’t an eco-friendly material and everyone knows that. Unfortunately, Styrofoam can be found in a number of places in our houses. This item is flammable and can severely damage the environment. Special recycling bins for Styrofoam are placed in many towns and neighborhoods where Styrofoam can be safely disposed. It should not be thrown into a dumpster rental.
Paints: Paint and similar solvents are toxic because they contain chemicals that can damage the environment. Paint is usually used in remodeling projects and is a common waste product but it should never be thrown into your dumpster rental.
Electronics: Although e-waste can be recycled, dumpster companies are not the best experts in doing so. Old electronics should be thrown in an e-facility where they can be properly recycled.
Batteries: Again, the toxic constituents of some batteries such as mercury batteries are damaging to the environment and should not be thrown in the dumpster you’ve rented.
Cleaning products: Powerful cleaning liquids contain acid or other similar corrosives that can harm health and nature. Such products should be disposed of at a special disposal facility that specializes in recycling and discarding chemicals.
Call PAW Materials for our do's and don'ts with what you can put in our dumpsters. This guide gives you a good idea what is acceptable when renting a dumpster from us.
See yesterday's post:
Should you choose a small disposal system or a dumpster rental for your small project?