What Items Can Be Placed in a Construction Bin?
Posted in Bin Rental, on November 04, 2020
While your dumpster rental bin may look like a big ‘free for all’, there are rules and restrictions to keep in mind. What you put into your construction bin rental affects the environment, and it also impacts the total cost. Here’s a lowdown on what you can (and can’t!) dump in a dumpster:
You can put almost any non-hazardous junk or waste in your dumpster rental, including old clothing, toys, nick-nacks, and more. Essentially, if you can throw it out in your regular trash can, you can dump it in the rental bin.
Most appliances and electronics like ACs, washers, dryers etc. can be thrown in a dumpster, but not always! All hazardous components and chemicals like freon must be removed before dumping the appliances. It's prudent to check with your dumpster rental before throwing them. Your local regulations may also carry a per-item fee on dumping appliances and electronics.
All types of furniture like tables, chairs, couches etc. can be put in your dumpster rental. However, throwing mattresses and upholstered furniture may carry additional fees depending on your local regulations. In some places, these items are not allowed in landfills at all. Be sure to check with your dumpster rental company before disposing of them.
Construction & Renovation Debris
You can put almost all the debris from your renovation and construction project into a construction bin rental. This includes drywall, tiles, old fixtures, countertops, siding and other construction debris. As concrete, brick, and stone are heavy debris, it makes sense to opt for a construction bin rental rather than a regular dumpster rental. In case you go over the specific weight of a dumpster, you may end up paying overage fees. So, avoid nasty surprises on your bill and go for a heavy debris construction bin rental.
Due to the heavyweight of asphalt shingles, you should get a dedicated construction bin rental or roll-off bin for them. Roofing shingles may also carry additional fees for disposal, so ask your bin rental before dumping them.
What You Can’t Put in a Dumpster
All materials which can be toxic or hazardous, such as paint, lacquers, asbestos, motor oil, e-waste, tires, batteries, medical waste or flammables cannot be put in a dumpster. This is essential to conserve the environment as well as the landfill workers. Donate or recycle old tyres, e-waste etc. If you have these materials in large quantities, you can hire a certified hazardous waste disposal company like Binworks. Most communities have scheduled hazardous waste collection events for the safe disposal of these materials. And remember, when in doubt, it is best to ask!
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