What Materials Am I Not Allowed To Throw Away In My Dumpster?

Waste disposal is a critical aspect of maintaining safety, environmental responsibility, and compliance with local regulations.

To help you make informed choices when using our dumpster rental services, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of materials that are not allowed in our dumpsters. These restrictions are in place to safeguard public safety, protect the environment, and adhere to legal requirements.

Here are some general guidelines of items that are NOT allowed:

General Guidelines

Materials Not AllowedReasons for Exclusion
Aerosol cansPressurized contents pose safety risks.
All liquidsSpill potential, environmental concerns.
AnimalsUnsanitary, inhumane disposal.
AntifreezeHazardous chemicals, environmental risks.
AppliancesContains refrigerants, environmental impact.
AsbestosHealth hazards, requires specialized disposal.
BarrelsPotential for hazardous contents.
BatteriesContain corrosive materials.
Chemical productsRisk of chemical reactions, environmental harm.
ComputersElectronic waste, recycling requirements.
Contaminated oilsEnvironmental contamination risk.
DirtExcessive weight, disposal restrictions.
Fluorescent tubesContain mercury, hazardous waste.
Hazardous wasteDiverse materials with potential harm.
Herbicides and pesticidesChemical toxins, environmental impact.
Industrial wasteVaried contents, specialized disposal.
Lubricating/hydraulic oilEnvironmental harm, alternative disposal methods.
Medical wasteHealth hazards, specialized disposal essential.
MicrowavesElectronic waste, proper recycling required.
MonitorsElectronic waste, recycling requirements.
Motor oilHazardous waste, environmental risk.
Oil filtersContain hazardous materials, need special disposal.
Other flammable liquidsFire hazards, environmental dangers.
Paint (except dried latex paint)Liquids pose environmental hazards.
Petroleum-contaminated soil/lead paint chipsSoil and lead contaminants, specialized handling.
Propane tanksExplosive potential, safety concerns.
Radioactive materialHigh-risk, specialized disposal mandated.
Railroad tiesTreated wood, environmental impact.
SolventsChemical hazards, environmental risks.
TelevisionsElectronic waste, recycling requirements.
TiresBulky, challenging to dispose of properly.
Transmission oilHazardous waste, environmental harm.

Additional Restrictions for Larger Dumpsters (30+ Yard Containers)

Materials Not AllowedReasons for Exclusion
ConcreteExcessive weight, specialized disposal.
BricksHeavy and bulky, require proper disposal.
Demolition materialDiverse materials, specialized handling necessary.

Please note that the acceptability of materials can vary by location and dumpster size. It’s crucial to adhere to these guidelines to ensure safety, environmental responsibility, and compliance with local regulations. If you have any questions or need clarification, don’t hesitate to reach out to Camarato Disposal for assistance.