A roll-off dumpster provides a convenient way to dispose of waste by reducing the number of trips you make to and from the disposal site. People use it for various construction, household, landscaping, demolition, and other projects. However, there are types of waste you should not put in a roll-off dumpster. This blog post explains what kinds of things typically should not go in a roll-off dumpster rental.
Avoid disposing of cell phones, computers, hard drives, DVD and VCR players, and computers in a roll-off dumpster. Putting these wastes in a landfill is illegal in some states. Thus, the dumpster rental company could face a significant fine for dumping these items along with the other types of trash. Therefore, donate or sell old electronics instead of putting them in a roll-off dumpster. Alternatively, drop -off repairable electronics at a local recycling site. Some electronic companies provide exchange programs allowing customers to take old electronics back for a discount. Therefore, consider such programs in your area.
You can sell or donate mattresses that are free of major rips, odors, and stains. However, you may recycle a mattress that is unfit to sleep on. You may find a recycling facility that accepts whole mattresses in your area. Alternatively, you can break down an old mattress if you have time and a few tools. That way, you can reuse or dispose of various parts separately. If you can’t give away, donate, upcycle, or recycle your mattress, check the local municipality regulations on curbside mattress disposal. Alternatively, pay a fee for its disposal by a rental dumpster company.
Different battery types have unique disposal requirements. For instance, you must recycle button cell or lithium-ion batteries because of their mercury and silver content. Therefore, take your button cell or lithium-ion battery to a local battery drop-off site instead of putting it in a roll-off dumpster. Some repair shops can also take your battery for recycling. Also, you can recycle your car battery or put it in the trash. Some car shops accept old batteries and ensure their proper disposal.
Tires should also not go into a roll-off dumpster. The ideal way to dispose of them is via a tire shop. Most retailers can give you a discount for taking in your old tires when installing or buying new ones. However, check whether the local authority has a day for picking up bulky trash if you’re unable to take your scrap tires to a local shop. Also, some landfills accept old tires at a fee.
Flammable, acidic, or corrosive, and latex paint are some of the chemicals that should not go into a roll-off dumpster. Therefore, take such materials to a hazardous waste collection facility. Municipal collection and drop-off locations also provide options for their disposal. Also, some mail-based services accept them through pre-paid postage labels.
Roll-off dumpster services have strict specifications or rules dictating the types of items that you should try to avoid putting in a bin rental. By knowing what to avoid putting in a roll-off dumpster, you avoid violating dumping laws, while protecting the environment.