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What Can Be Put In A Dumpster?

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What Can Be Thrown Away In A Dumpster?

When it comes time for you to need to order a  dumpster for a remodel, garage cleanouts, attic cleanouts, yard cleanup, etc, you may wonder, what exactly is allowed to be disposed of in one? That’s a good and very important question to ask.

Some people may think that everything and anything can be thrown away in a dumpster. But the truth is there are some things that are against the law to dispose of in a landfill. This is due to safety and health hazards certain items can cause.

First, we will go over all acceptable items you can put in a dumpster. Then, we will go over what is not allowed to be disposed of in a roll-off dumpster according to waste management rules.

Items Allowed To Be Disposed Of In A Dumpster

Items OK to put in a dumpster in Raleigh NC
General Waste / Trash

General waste or trash that you find around your home all goes safely into your dumpster. Examples include trash, food waste, clothing, and everyday household materials. Toys, curtains, rugs, old documents, cardboard, and similar non-organic trash can all be put in a dumpster, too.

Items OK to put in a dumpster in Raleigh NC
Construction Debris

If you are remodeling a home you will have a good amount of construction debris to dispose of. Drywall, wooden materials, siding, flooring, and other construction and demolition debris can go into dumpsters.

Heavy materials such as concrete, bricks, stone, and asphalt may be put in a dumpster but may be subject to an overage charge due to the weight.

Items OK to put in a dumpster in Raleigh NC
Furniture

Almost all types of furniture are accepted in dumpsters such as couches, tables, chairs, bed frames, etc. However, in some locations, upholstered furniture and mattresses are not allowed in landfills; and in others, you can throw furniture and mattresses in a dumpster, but it can come with additional fees depending on your local area’s regulations.

Items OK to put in a dumpster in Raleigh NC
Yard Waste / Debris

Trees, branches, bushes, grass, uncontaminated soil, and other green waste are allowed in most dumpsters.

Items NOT Allowed To Be Disposed of In A Dumpster

Appliances / “White Goods”

North Carolina law prohibits the dumping of appliances. You cannot dispose of washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, ovens, ranges, water heaters, freezers, unit air conditioners in a dumpster.

Hazardous Materials

Wet paints, stains, lacquers, and paint thinners are not allowed. Empty paint cans can be disposed of or recycled at PaintCare locations. Use the PaintCare Site Locator to find a place to drop off your leftover paint.

Asbestos, pesticides, motor oil and other automotive fluids, propane tanks, household cleaners, ink and resins, and medical waste should never be put in a dumpster.

Car Batteries & Tires

Do not put car batteries or tires in a dumpster.

The good news is there are various ways to properly dispose of scrap tires and batteries. Most auto parts stores or tire dealerships have recycling programs. It’s best to call and inquire about the details.

Another option includes finding a local recycler who will then convert old tires into asphalt or rubber mulch.

Miscellaneous items NOT to be put in a dumpster:
        • Discarded televisions
        • Fluorescent lights
        • Discarded computer equipment
        • Aluminum cans

To see that other items are not allowed in a landfill in NC, click this link.

Easy To Order

To make your life easier go online and order dumpster rental service in Raleigh. All garbage, as long it is not toxic, can be thrown in the dumpster as your project continues. Because a dumpster makes it easy to keep the area outside of the home neat and debris free, your neighbors will be happy not to see a huge mess at the curb.

Why Choose Discount Dumpster

    1. We are rated #1 in customer service and satisfaction.
    2. Our dumpster service is easy & quick to order, schedule, and pay right online.
    3. Our FLAT rates include delivery, pickup, and your rental period.
    4. Rent as many roll-off dumpsters as you need for your home project.
    5. We respect your property.

Roll-off Dumpsters

We offer quality dumpster service at an affordable price that is sure to fit in any budget, and are proud to service all of Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Harnett, Durham, and Wilson counties. To order your service 24/7, click on the button below and schedule your roll-off dumpster rental service today.

Discount Dumpster makes a cleanout or renovation project convenient, flexible, and simple. Best of all, we put you in control.
How to choose the right sized dumpster in Raleigh NC

How To Choose The Right Size Dumpster

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Figuring out which size dumpster to order does not have to be complicated.

With your project ready to start, it’s time to order a roll-off dumpster. Which size dumpster should you pick to handle your project? You don’t want to order one that’s too small or an overkill. Sometimes we make things more complicated than necessary. There’s an easy way we have found to decide which is right for you. Here’s some information to help you make the best choice. And of course, if you still can’t decide we are glad to make a suggestion.

10-Yard Dumpster

There a couple of sized dumpsters that we offer depending on the scale of the project. We have found for typical residential clients working on minor projects this 10-yard dumpster works great. This is an ideal choice if you are:

  • Cleaning up a one-car garage
  • Remodeling a bathroom
  • Removing carpet from a living room
  • Replacing kitchen cabinets
  • Gutting a half bath
  • Trimming trees or shrubs
  • Removing general landscaping debris

The 10-yard dumpster dimensions are 4′ tall x 7.5-8′ wide x 12′ long. These containers are able to hold up to 2 tons which is equivalent to 4 truckloads. Also, because of the smaller footprint of this small dumpster, we are able to fit in any standard residential driveway.

20-Yard Dumpster

For residential customers looking to tackle bigger projects such as:

  • Kitchen remodel
  • Removing roofing
  • Removing walls
  • Flooring and carpet
  • Removing siding
  • Downsizing before a move.
  • Decluttering an attic and basement.
  • Removing trees.
  • Large yard cleanups.

For these types of projects, our 20-yard container is a better fit. The 20-yard dumpster dimensions are 5.5-6″ tall x 7.5-8′ wide x 14-15′ long. These dumpsters can hold up to 3 tons of debris which is equivalent to 8 truckloads. The size of these containers is a convenient size that fits in most driveways.

Easy To Order

To make your life easier go online and order dumpster rental service in Raleigh. All garbage, as long it is not toxic, can be thrown in the dumpster as your project continues. Because a dumpster makes it easy to keep the area outside of the home neat and debris free, your neighbors will be happy not to see a huge mess at the curb.

Why Choose Discount Dumpster

    1. We are rated #1 in customer service and satisfaction.
    2. Our dumpster service is easy & quick to order, schedule, and pay right online.
    3. Our FLAT rates include delivery, pickup, and your rental period.
    4. Rent as many roll-off dumpsters as you need for your home project.
    5. We respect your property.

Roll-off Dumpsters

We offer quality dumpster service at an affordable price that is sure to fit in any budget, and are proud to service all of Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Harnett, Durham, and Wilson counties. To order your service 24/7, click on the button below and schedule your roll-off dumpster rental service today.

Discount Dumpster makes a cleanout or renovation project convenient, flexible, and simple. Best of all, we put you in control.