Stay Safe & Avoid Fees: Learn What Isn't Allowed in Our Dumpsters


When it comes to waste removal, using dumpsters is a convenient and efficient option. However, it's important to be aware of certain restrictions and limitations to ensure your safety and avoid additional fees. In this article, we will go over what items are prohibited from disposal in our dumpsters, helping you make informed decisions and keep your waste removal process hassle-free.

Waste Restrictions and Weight Limits

Before ordering a dumpster, it is crucial to review the waste restrictions specific to the dumpster you plan to use. Waste restrictions and weight limits may vary depending on your city, county, and intended use of the dumpster. Confirming that the dumpster is suitable for your needs will prevent any potential issues during the disposal process.

Prohibited Items

While our roll-off containers can safely handle a wide range of trash, certain items are prohibited for disposal due to safety reasons. It's important to be aware of these items to avoid any potential hazards or damage. The following is a list of items that cannot be thrown away in our dumpsters:

1. Flammable Materials

Flammable materials pose a significant risk, and therefore, cannot be disposed of in our dumpsters. This includes any material that has the potential to ignite or cause a fire. Examples of flammable materials include gasoline, petroleum, and other fuels.

2. Toxic Substances

Toxic substances, such as chemicals and pollutants, cannot be thrown away in our dumpsters. These materials can have harmful effects on the environment and human health. It is essential to properly dispose of toxic substances to minimize their impact.

3. Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is any waste that poses a risk to public health or the environment. This includes items with corrosive, reactive, or toxic properties. Examples of hazardous waste include cleaning products, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals.

4. Corrosive Materials

Corrosive materials, such as acids and alkalis, can cause damage and pose a threat to the environment. It is important to handle these materials with care and dispose of them properly through designated channels.

Proper Disposal Methods

For items that are prohibited from disposal in our dumpsters, it is essential to find alternative disposal methods. Here are some general guidelines for commonly prohibited items:

  • Adhesives: Throw small quantities of adhesives in your regular trash instead of the dumpster.
  • Asbestos: Asbestos removal requires licensed experts due to its high health risk. Consult professionals for proper disposal methods.
  • Batteries: Dispose of batteries, especially car batteries, separately from other waste. Contact your local waste facility for guidance.
  • Cleaning Products: Most cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that require specific disposal methods. Follow the product's instructions or contact your waste department for guidance.
  • Contaminated Soil: Treat soil that may have come in contact with hazardous materials as hazardous waste. Consult hazardous waste processors for proper disposal methods.
  • Food Waste: Dispose of food waste in regular garbage containers or consider composting. Check with your municipal waste removal department for specific guidelines.
  • Fuels: Unusable fuels should be disposed of at a hazardous waste center rather than in dumpsters.
  • Infectious Waste: Materials containing bodily fluids or medication are considered infectious waste. Licensed waste removal experts handle these materials.
  • Industrial Drums and Waste: Industrial byproducts often contain hazardous materials. Contact licensed haulers and dispose of them at specialized processing facilities.
  • Ink: Ink cartridges from printers and pens should be brought to recycling centers for proper disposal.
  • Motor Oils: Consult your local hazardous waste facility for information on disposing of used motor oils.
  • Paints: Certain paints and their cans contain harmful elements. Take them to a recycling center or follow proper disposal methods.
  • Refrigerants: Contact our customer service team for information on draining refrigerators before disposing of them in dumpsters.
  • Tires: Recycle tires through specialized processes to avoid environmental issues.
  • Stumps: Heavy, bulky items like stumps should not be disposed of in dumpsters. Use yard debris recycling centers or contact landscaping companies for proper disposal.
    By following these guidelines, you can ensure safe and responsible waste disposal while avoiding additional fees and potential environmental hazards.


Proper waste disposal is essential for a clean and healthy environment. Understanding what is prohibited from disposal in our dumpsters helps you make informed decisions and protect yourself, others, and the environment. Remember to review waste restrictions, consult product labels, and contact your local waste department for specific guidance. Together, we can make waste removal as easy and safe as possible.

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