Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Put in a Dumpster?

These Materials Can Sometimes Be Put in a Dumpster

Certain items, such as upholstered furniture, appliances, electronics, and mattresses, are allowed inside a dumpster in some areas. Because waste regulations can vary from state to state, and even from city to city, this is not the case everywhere.

For the following items, you should always call ahead to check if they are accepted in your area.

Items You Cannot Put in a Dumpster

While rules can vary for some materials, there are prohibited items you cannot throw in a dumpster anywhere. This includes refrigerators, tires, chemicals, car batteries, railroad ties and any other materials that are toxic, pose a significant safety hazard or could damage the container. Keep reading to learn how to handle waste materials that are not allowed in your roll off dumpster.