• 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

    • Celisa Hoskins

    We have been using Dumpsters.com for the last 3 years. The representatives are always knowledgeable and friendly and go out of their way to help. The delivery is always timely and the pick up as well. We starting using them in Cincinnati then in Columbus and Indianapolis. It is wonderful to just contact one company to take care of all our cities. We typically order 2 to 3 dumpsters a week. I would recommend them to anyone.

    • Andrea Santiago

    Always able to fill my order quickly and with no delay.

    • Nikki Boyd

    Great service people with prompt responses and follow up. Happy to have them servicing our projects.

What Can I Put in a Dumpster?

Learn What Is Allowed in a Dumpster

If you have a junk removal project or debris cleanup consisting of common nonhazardous waste, chances are you can dispose of it with a dumpster. If you’re unsure whether or not a certain item can be thrown in your dumpster, call 844-444-DUMP and one of our experts will help you determine if your items are acceptable for disposal. 

Commonly Permitted Items

  • Aerosol Cans: Empty cans are okay to throw away inside a dumpster. 
  • Appliances: Dishwashers, microwaves and stoves are generally accepted in roll of dumpsters. Refrigerators are typically not accepted because the refrigerant they contain is toxic.
  • Heavy Debris: Asphalt, brick, concrete, dirt and other heavy debris are accepted in temporary roll off dumpsters.
  • Electronics: Computers, printers, TVs and more. May not be acceptable in permanent dumpsters in some areas due to local regulations.
  • Furniture: Beds, chairs, desks, dressers and tables. May not be acceptable in permanent dumpsters in some areas due to local regulations.
  • Yard Waste: Grass, dirt, leaves, logs, shrubs, small branches and stumps.

What Is Not Allowed in a Dumpster?

While there are many items we can accept, there are some that require separate disposal through a municipal or specialty service. This includes any flammable, toxic or hazardous materials. Our expert dumpster rental staff will help you determine which items are deemed acceptable and which items are prohibited when you call to set up your order. 

Commonly Prohibited Items

  • 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: All types of fuel are prohibited in dumpsters.
  • 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 and oil used 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 creosote coating. 
  • Refrigerants: Only properly drained refrigerators can be disposed of.
  • Tires: All tires are prohibited from dumpsters due to the damage they can cause to landfills.
  • Stumps: Tree stumps tend to be oddly shaped and can damage landfill liners.
  • Hot Water Tanks: The void space in water tanks can collect harmful gases in landfills.

If you have any further questions about what is allowed in a dumpster and what is not allowed in a dumpster, call 844-444-DUMP to speak with a customer service representative. They’ll help you identify any materials that may not be acceptable for disposal. 


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

Call 844-444-3867