We’ve all been there. You’ve hauled out a bulky item out of your house or office and need to trash it. Now that you’ve gotten it out, you suddenly realize that you don’t know if you can legally throw it in the dumpster. Trashing junk can be confusing and costly when you don’t know what can go in a dumpster and what can’t. Avoid being hit with hefty fines or doing the ozone layer a disservice by learning what is ok to toss in the dumpster and what is illegal.
Assessing Your Dumpster Needs
Maybe you have access to a dumpster at your apartment complex, or perhaps you’re a business owner with a dumpster on site. Maybe you are thinking of trying to sneak your trash into someone else’s dumpster. There’s a good chance that renting a dumpster is the best option for you. First, you should know that using a dumpster that you don’t have legal access to can result in hefty fines. Why not take those fees that you’d pay and invest in renting your own dumpster?
Before you start hauling stuff out of your home or office, ensure that you have the space in your dumpster. Overloading your dumpster could also result in extra fees, or you might end up on your own when the dumpster service refuses to haul off the overloaded receptacle. Before you start moving stuff out, take a look at what you’re moving it into. You might need to hire a dumpster service to deliver to your site.
What Can and Can’t Go in the Dumpster
If the dumpster doesn’t belong to you or is being used by other companies or residents, it is usually good practice to only throw away small items and essentials. If you are renting the dumpster, there are still a lot of items that cannot be thrown in a dumpster. Many large appliances and electronics contain chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, that are extremely harmful to the environment. To avoid punching a hole in the ozone layer and the fines that come with it, it would be wise to study which items are prohibited from dumpsters.
Rubbish Works can get rid of almost anything for you, but there is a process that must be followed. If you have a dumpster rented through us, there are many items that cannot go into them. Most states have regulations pertaining to disposal of electronics, which means they cannot be thrown away in the same manner as the rest of your garbage. Television sets, VCRs, central processing units (CPUs), laptops, printers, fax machines, computer monitors, stereos, tablets, DVD players, radios, video game consoles and any video display devices that have viewing screens bigger than four inches on the diagonal are all prohibited from going in our dumpsters. Refrigerators and A/C units are some of those aforementioned items that contain harmful elements and cannot be disposed of in one of our dumpsters.
Although our dumpsters can handle the weight of many items, it can’t handle just any weight. Filling an entire dumpster with concrete, for example, is dangerous for our drivers and for other drivers on the road. Therefore, we simply can’t allow extremely heavy loads. Tires are also on our list of prohibited items as most landfills will not accept them – at least, not in the same manner as the rest of your garbage. They create gas traps that can destroy landfill liners and have the potential for fires.
Ask our technicians how you can get rid of prohibited items, and we’ll be glad to assist you. Rubbish Works is highly committed to protecting our environment, and we dispose of all items in the most environmentally conscious manner possible. We know all the rules, regulations, and what is in all of those hard-to-get-rid-of items that are clogging up your space. We’ll haul them off for you and ensure that you do no damage to our planet in the process.
Now that you know what can’t go into your dumpster, let’s talk about what can go inside. All of your basic rubbish can go into the dumpster, from food to furniture and most things in between. Musical instruments, medical equipment, power tools, remodeling debris, brick and concrete (in moderate amounts), and even your old appliances like dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, and ranges are allowed in the dumpster. Nearly anything that you can muscle into one of our trash receptacles can be taken away and recycled or otherwise disposed of without any hassle. Denver Dumpster Rental has never been easier. If you have any questions about allowable materials, simply call or email us. We’d love to help.
Renting a Dumpster
If you’ve decided that renting a dumpster is what you need and the items you need to get rid of fit into our scope of permissible materials, give us a call or visit our website. With one click of a button, we can be at your home or office, usually on the same day. We are fast, punctual, knowledgeable, and highly experienced. Dumpster rentals start as low as $309, and we have the best roll off dumpster Denver can offer. We’ll deliver at a time of your convenience and haul it off when you’re ready. We’ve been in the business since 2011 and take pride in our work, satisfying every customer who hires us.
Don’t get caught trashing your stuff the wrong way. Avoid fines, and don’t harm the environment. Most importantly, avoid the stress. Let the Rubbish Works take care of it for you.