What Can You Throw in a Dumpster
And what CAN'T you throw in a dumpster
Why it matters
What you put into a dumpster impacts the price you pay, as well as the environment.
Most household and construction debris can be thrown into a roll-off container. Modern landfills are well equipped to keep contaminants contained and prevent leaching.
However, there are some materials that are regulated or banned by various local and federal regulations in order to protect people and the environment. Breaking these regulations can result in unwanted additional fees and other penalties.
This guide will answer the question of what you can and can’t throw into a dumpster. We did our best to make the below list as comprehensive as possible, but if you still need help determining what is accepted in your area, contact Sourgum Waste and we’ll be happy to help.
What can I put in a dumpster
Typically any non-hazardous material can be put into a dumpster. Most household waste, bulky furniture, construction debris, yard waste and appliances are perfectly acceptable. Below is a list of the most universally accepted materials along with some exceptions.
What can't I put in a dumpster
All hazardous materials are prohibited from going into the dumpster. This includes materials that can be toxic or pose a safety hazard such as wet paint, asbestos, sealed tanks, or flammables. This helps protect hard working men and women as well as our environment.
Always remember to ask when in doubt. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Don’t risk the chance of getting extra fees or harming others.