Before you simply estimate your total waste and select one dumpster to dispose of it all, you need to more closely examine what materials you are disposing of. This is due to a few reasons.
First, state laws and regulations prohibit certain materials to be disposed of together, as this poses environmental risks. In order to avoid contamination fees associated with these laws, you need to carefully determine what materials you are disposing of and whether you need to rent separate dumpsters for those materials.
Second, you are not allowed to place any hazardous materials in a dumpster as this similarly poses harmful risks to both people and the environment. Hazardous materials include wet paints, electronics, batteries, propane tanks, and more. We understand that these things may be difficult to determine on your own, so don't hesitate to contact Sourgum Waste for more information and clarity.
Depending on your project and the waste you are disposing of, Sourgum Waste offers a variety of dumpsters to fit your specific needs:
Construction & demolition:
Any non-hazardous material that you would find at a construction or renovation site, anywhere from sheetrock and lumber to shingles and concrete. If you have a large amount of concrete or other heavy debris, we recommend getting another dumpster specifically for it, to help lower your costs.
Any non-hazardous item from your home, including furniture, gear, toys, appliances, and more. If your household items are still in good working condition, consider upcycling them by donating or selling them instead of disposing of.
Any material you may need to dispose of during a roofing job, including asphalt shingles, wood shingles, clay, and more.
Brush, branch & logs:
Most typical yard waste including brushes, branches, and leaves are all acceptable. Logs over 4 inches in diameter or tree stumps can be disposed of, but they will incur an additional charge.
Concrete that is free of any rebar, trash, wire mesh, or other contaminants. We recommend getting a separate dumpster for concrete, as concrete dumpsters have higher weight limits and will avoid you from paying weight surcharges.
Concrete with rebar:
Concrete that has rebar, wire mesh, or other metals which can be often found with concrete demolition. Again, we highly recommend getting a separate concrete dumpster in order to control your costs.
Concrete, brick mix:
Concrete that is mixed with, brick, stone, or other heavy materials. Please note your concrete mix cannot have large amounts of dirt.
From your driveway, roadway, basketball court, or another asphalt surface.
If you have material that is not listed above, or if you are unsure where your waste fits in the list, we are happy to help. Submit a free roll-off dumpster quote request online or give us a call at (732) 366-9355 for friendly support.
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