What Can Go In A Dumpster?

May 23, 2021

What do you do with all the junk that has accumulated around your house, yard and garage over the years? You can't just set it out with your weekly trash. Most larger items like mattresses, furniture, tree branches, and the like the local trash companies will not take. The perfect solution is a roll off dumpster rental from Trash Daddy Dumpsters. The best thing about a dumpster rental is that you can put almost anything in one to get rid of all that extra junk. We deliver it, place it where you want it, and you just load it up. There are some things though that you CAN'T put in them, because of regulations at the landfills and what they can accept. Since they can take so many things, it's much easier to list the items that you can NOT put in them, which we will detail below.

what cant go in a dumpster rental


No type of electronics can be thrown in a dumpster. This would include computers, radios, or televisions. These need to go to specific recycling locations as opposed to the landfill.


Tires also cannot be put in a dumpster as the landfills will not take them. Like electronics, they need to go to specific disposal locations.

Appliances With Chemicals Like Freon

While many appliances CAN be thrown away in a dumpster, the ones that can NOT are the ones with chemicals in them like refrigerators or air conditioners.


Household cleaners, paint, or any other chemical cannot go in a dumpster. This is mainly due to the flammable nature of the chemicals.

Flammable Materials

Oil, gasoline, propane tanks, and any other flammable materials cannot go in a dumpster.

Medical Waste

Any kind of medical waste also can't go in a dumpster.

Contaminated Soil

Most dirt can be removed with a dumpster, but not contaminated dirt. Like the other items on this list, this has to be disposed of in specific locations.

What Can Go In A Dumpster - In Conclusion

It's much easier to talk about what can NOT go in one, because you can put almost anything in them. If you have to get rid of anything mentioned in this article, you need to do some research in your local area for what companies can take these items. If you have questions, reach out to our experts at Trash Daddy Dumpster Rentals and let us help you get rid of that junk laying around your house. We would love to hear from you!

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