If you are doing a larger clean-out project with large bulky items, a large demolition project or building or remodeling an entire home, then a 30 or 40-yard dumpster may be the one for you. 30 and 40-yard dumpsters are taller, 6 and 8 feet tall respectively. You must also keep in mind that you cannot fill the dumpster higher than the outside rim of the dumpster. Haulers must tarp the loads in order to haul them legally and heaping up the debris higher than the outside rim will prevent them from tarping the load.
Your Local Dumpster Rental Man also reminds renters that there are some items that cannot be placed in a dumpster. Laws and regulations vary from state to state, so you are encouraged to contact your Local Dumpster Rental Man representative to inquire of the items that cannot be disposed of in a dumpster.
Typically any type of home pesticide or chemical that could potentially damage the environment cannot be thrown into a dumpster as common waste. Batteries, whole tires, wet paint, propane tanks, 55-gallon drums, asbestos, etc. also cannot be thrown into a dumpster. Some landfills are not licensed to accept any type of hazardous waste and if they are, they must abide by state and federal laws and local haulers must therefore abide by the same rules.
Pesticides, fertilizers and home cleaning products can seep into the ground water and contaminate the soil. Even at a landfill, where the landfill “cell” is lined with plastic, breakouts of leachate (water seeping out of a landfill) sometimes occur and that’s why landfill owners are as cautious as they are as to what they will allow in the landfill.
Tires can be disposed of in a landfill, but most landfills require that the tires be cut in quarters. This prevents the tires from “floating” back to the surface which mosquitos can then use as breeding grounds. Some communities provide a tire pick-up day for residents where the township will rent the dumpsters and charge homeowners a fee for each tire that is to be disposed of. Other communities will also offer a hazardous waste pick-up day to residents. Homeowners should check with local authorities to find out if this is offered in their communities.
If a homeowner is unsure if any material is considered hazardous, they should call a local Dumpster Man representative for more information.