How To Safely Use a Roll-Off Dumpster

When your dumpster is delivered to your home or business, there are dumpster safety rules that need to be followed.  Some things like for example car batteries, tires, refrigerators etc. cannot be placed in our dumpsters for environmental reasons.

What Cannot Be Thrown in A Roll-Off Dumpster

There are many items that should not be disposed of in a dumpster. Most of these items have the potential to contaminate the environment or pose a health hazard. Some of these items include:

  • Automotive
  • Tires
  • Oil
  • Fuel and fluids
  • Batteries
  • Home & Office
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cleaning products
  • Partially full aerosol cans
  • Mercury containing bulbs
  • Refrigerators
  • Hot water tanks
  • Mattresses
  • Building Materials
  • Paints, lacquers & stains
  • Adhesives, glues & epoxy
  • Inks/resins
  • Refrigerants & refrigerant containing products
  • Asbestos containing products & materials
  • Site waste
  • Stumps
  • Pesticides
  • Contaminated soil or absorbents
  • Railroad ties
  • Industrial drums & manufacturing by-products
  • Petroleum refining & chemical manufacturing wastes
  • Other Hazardous Waste
  • Food waste
  • Biohazardous or infectious waste such as medical needles & bandages
  • Highly flammable products or accelerants
  • Toxic and corrosive waste
  • Radioactive waste

When disposing of electronics, pharmaceuticals or refrigerators, check with your local sanitation department. Check out your city or town’s recycling programs that make disposing of these items easy, and usually free.