Common household garbage is acceptable to toss in dumpsters. Household trash is composed of any non-hazardous household materials, like furniture, regular trash, and some appliances. Outdoor trash like shingles and siding are also considered to be safe household garbage.
Wooden furniture is safe to throw away in a dumpster. Common wooden furniture pieces include chairs, tables, coffee tables, end tables, stools, bed frames, and shelves. Anything that is made purely out of untreated wood is acceptable at most landfills.
Appliances like microwaves, blenders, coffee brewers, and toasters are suitable for dumpster disposal. The rules and regulations do change depending on which appliance you need to throw away, like refrigerators and washing machines. Smaller appliances are almost always safe to be thrown in a dumpster rental.
Yard wastes like leaves, branches, and sticks are typically safe to throw away in a dumpster rental. Anything organic and non-hazardous should be safe to throw in, even if you have a lot of it.
Dirt disposal is accepted in most cases, however, any kind of contaminated soil cannot be thrown away. You can also see what options you may have within your community for recycling soil rather than dumping it.
Computers and other electronic devices are all acceptable waste items if they are no longer able to be recycled. This does, however, only apply to e-waste thrown away in small amounts. Larger amounts of e-waste generally require a different methods of disposal.
Alkaline is safe for landfills and dumpsters alike. Thanks to recent manufacturing rules, mercury is no longer used in batteries, making them safe to dispose of with other waste items.
Aerosol cans can be thrown away as long as they are completely empty. Even the smallest leftover amount could cause an explosion, which is why landfills and trash companies don’t allow any filled aerosol products.
Waste like drywall, plywood, brick, concrete, stone, and tiles can all be thrown in a dumpster. Keep weight limitations in mind, as these heavier waste products add up quickly.
No tires, chemicals or any regulated items.
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