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How to Properly Dispose of Waste in a Dumpster Rental

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If you’re considering renting a dumpster for personal or professional use, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations regarding what can and can’t be disposed of in the dumpster.  This will save you time, money, and energy in the end and will make sure that your job site keeps moving efficiently.  

Dumpster rentals are a simple process, and will largely work for the majority of job sites and needs you may have.  There are some exceptions, so let’s go ahead and look at how to use your rentable dumpster in the most effective and efficient manner.  

What Goes in a Dumpster?

For the average house cleanup, you’ll have no worries.  Normal household waste and trash will be fine in the average dumpster, along with most furniture, yard waste, or construction debris, a dumpster rental will handle it just fine.  Let’s look at some of the things to watch out for when loading your dumpster.

  • Mattresses

Certain locations prohibit mattresses ending up in landfills, which requires special precautions to be taken when disposing of them.  If this is the case, discuss it with your waste management company, or look into local guidelines for disposing of mattresses.  

  • Appliances

For the most part, appliances should be fine in a dumpster rental.  However, some older appliances like refrigerators or air conditioners contain freon or other toxic chemicals that must be drained of or otherwise dealt with before disposal into a dumpster.  If you’re not sure if the appliances you will be getting rid of contain any toxic or regulated chemicals, ask the company you will be renting from and they will likely be able to inform you further about what to do.

  • Construction Waste

Almost all construction waste should be fine in a rentable dumpster.  They are particularly well-suited for things like renovation jobs, where a large amount of trash and waste is produced in a short amount of time.  If you’re going to have a “clean load”, or a load with just one type of waste, like roofing shingles, you may be able to save money on the disposal costs.

Overall, dumpster rentals are an excellent way to save time, money, and effort, and to make sure that your business and projects are conducted in a safe and environmentally sound manner.  Even the most difficult projects can be handled by waste disposal companies, allowing you to focus more on logistics and other issues, and creating a more efficient, more productive, and overall more successful result.

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