• Samantha Stewart

    Price competitive- fast delivery and pick up

    • Damian Gillette

    Great! On time and easy to deal with.

    • Dave B

    Needed a 20 yard dumpster at my house. Had a lot of scrap from remodeling most of house. Fast process to arrange drop off and pick up. Courteous phone service and driver. Very convenient start to finish. Just make sure to follow their rules and it will be a pain-free experience

    • Richard Lincoln

    The service provided by Danny (x2019) and staff was excellent customer service was excemplerary. I would recommend your company to all my friends and family.

    • Jay Tak

    Fast and simple.

    • Daniel Aguillon

    Fast fast super fast good good

    • Patricia

    Make sure you order the right size. The people there are there to help you get the right size. Kind and courteous.

    • Kevin Preston

    Needed a dumpster for my kitchen renovation. Called on a Tuesday had it delivered Thursday. Filled it in 2 days, called Monday, it was gone Tuesday morning. I would say you can't beat that kind of service.

    • Suzanne Vickory

    Dumpster.com staff were friendly and efficient. Delivery and pick up were prompt. We had two dumpsters delivered. The first was in very poor condition and probably frightened the neighbors. But it got the job done. The second appeared to be brand new and was great advertising for the company’s green Program, which I appreciate. Thank you.

    • Myrna Deleon

    Reasonable price n efficient...

    • Larry

    Dumpster arrived with no problems. And schedule pick up was quick. All staff I dealt with get a Grade A, explained everything, will rent again in future and thank you

    • Debbie Lynch

    The dumper was there when I got home and it was in the right place. Like that I wasn't charged any more money because they couldn't get here on the pick up date.

    • George Brooks

    I contacted Rodger about a dumpster to clean out my basement . He was very helpful in helping me determine the right size and informing me as to what should not be put in it and what was a extra charge. The driver was very professional and careful as to where he placed the dumpster. You are the best will recommend you to others

    • Kenneth Townsend

    Very satisfied with this company..

    • Ryan M.

    I recently ordered a dumpster through dumpsters.com it was easy and convenient! Customer service was excellent, very helpful assisting me on the size and type of dumpster I needed. Delivery was right on time and once you get the dumpster all you have to do is tell them it's full and ready for pickup! I will definitely use dumpsters.com again!!

    • Lynne F

    both the customer service rep to the driver provided professional service! Very polite and thorough.

    • Christy

    Thank you for such great fast service. Customer service associate was very nice and explained everything no hidden charges. You Have a great business

    • Mark Dominguez

    great service

    • Denice Smith

    The company was very professional, Randy made the experience very pleasant. The dumpter was delivered early on a Friday, and was picked up the following Tuesday afternoon. Many thanks!

    • Sonia Rodriguez-Hernandez

    The dumpsters always show up as scheduled. While the Friendly and professional staff make ordering quick and easy.
    - Palatine, US

What Can Go in a Dumpster?

Learn What Is and Is Not Allowed in a Dumpster

If your junk removal project or debris cleanup involves common nonhazardous waste, chances are you can put it in a dumpster. But if you’re not sure about a certain item, check out our handy lists below. 

Each list offers guidelines for both temporary dumpsters and permanent dumpsters. Temporary roll off dumpsters are rented for one-time waste removal projects, such as cleaning up after a remodel or a roofing project. Permanent front-load dumpsters are rented by businesses and organizations for ongoing trash collection. There are different rules on what can go in each dumpster type, so be sure to check out the right list for your container.

Still have questions? Call 844-444-DUMP and one of our experts will be happy to tell you if your items can be thrown in a dumpster.

Items Commonly Allowed in a Dumpster

What Can I Throw in My Temporary Dumpster?

  • Aerosol Cans: Empty cans are okay to throw away in a dumpster. 
  • Appliances: Dishwashers, microwaves and stoves are generally accepted in roll of dumpsters. Refrigerators are not accepted unless they’ve been drained of refrigerant.
  • Heavy Debris: Asphalt, brick, concrete, dirt and other heavy debris are accepted in temporary dumpsters.
  • Electronics: Things like computers, printers and TVs are generally allowed. They may not be acceptable in some areas due to local regulations.
  • Furniture: Beds, chairs, desks, dressers and tables are also usually accepted. They may not be acceptable in some areas due to local regulations.
  • Yard Waste: Grass, dirt, leaves, logs, shrubs, small branches and stumps are generally accepted, but note that stumps may not be accepted in all locations.

What Can I Throw In My Permanent Dumpster?

  • General Trash: All common refuse is accepted in our commercial dumpsters.
  • Aerosol Cans: Empty cans can be thrown away in a dumpster. 
  • Food Waste: All food waste is accepted in a front-load dumpster.
  • Boxes and Packaging Materials: Break down large boxes to avoid taking up extra space in your container.
  • Office Supplies and Electronics: Electronics may not be accepted in all areas due to local regulations.

Items Commonly Not Allowed in a Dumpster

While there are many items we can accept, some require separate disposal through a municipal or specialty service. These include any flammable, toxic or hazardous materials. Check out our lists for specific examples. 

What Is Not Allowed in a Temporary Dumpster? 

  • Adhesives: Epoxy, glue and other loose adhesives can damage the dumpster.
  • Asbestos: Considered to be a carcinogen and banned from most landfills.
  • Batteries: Batteries can contain high levels of lead and can’t be mixed with other waste.
  • Contaminated Absorbents and Soils: Must be treated or disposed by hazardous waste processors. 
  • Food Waste: Can attract vermin and spoil. 
  • Fuel: No type of fuel can be put in a dumpster.
  • Industrial Drums: Substances inside are considered hazardous.
  • Infectious Waste: Consists of materials used in medicine, such as used bandages or discarded surgical gloves.
  • Ink and Resins: Any ink used in pens and printers, as well as resins, can stain the interior of the dumpster. 
  • Oils: Any oil used in automobiles or as general industrial lubricants.
  • Paints and Lacquers: Can contain harmful elements such as mercury and lead and can damage or stain the interior of the dumpster.
  • Railroad Ties: Generally not accepted by landfills due to their toxic creosote coating. 
  • Refrigerators and Air Conditioners: Only those that are properly drained of refrigerant can be thrown in a dumpster.
  • Tires: All tires are prohibited from dumpsters due to the damage they can cause to landfills.
  • Hot Water Tanks: The void space in water tanks can collect harmful gases in landfills.

What Is Not Allowed In a Permanent Dumpster?

  • Oil: Motor oil, industrial lubricants and cooking oil cannot go in a dumpster.
  • Fuels: All fuel types are prohibited in dumpsters due to their flammability.
  • Tires: Not allowed in dumpsters due to the damage they can cause to landfills.
  • Car Batteries: The toxic chemicals they contain cannot be mixed with other waste.
  • Air Conditioners: They contain refrigerants that require specialized handling.
  • Liquid Chemicals: Require specialized handling to be disposed of safely.
  • Asbestos: Banned from most landfills because it is considered a carcinogen.
  • Industrial Drums: Substances they contain may be hazardous.
  • Medical and Hazardous Waste: Require specialized handling to be disposed of safely.
  • Roofing Materials: Must be disposed of in a temporary dumpster.
  • Concrete, Brick and Asphalt: Heavy debris like these must be disposed of in a temporary dumpster.
  • Construction Materials: Materials such as drywall, lumber and flooring must be disposed of in a temporary dumpster.

If you have any further questions about what is or is not allowed in a dumpster, give us a call at 844-444-DUMP and a team member will help you determine the right way to dispose of them.


Need help? Talk to a Dumpsters.com Service Specialist.

Call 844-444-3867