Prohibited Items

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Prohibited Items

We pride ourselves on our ability to help consumers with all kinds of different waste. However, there are still particular products that we cannot accept in our dumpsters. This includes all combustible, harmful, or toxic materials. If your products fall under these categories, examine them to identify warning tags and symbols on the label. Most chemical items will certainly fall under these categories as they are usually made from hazardous chemicals or aerosols sprays.

If you discover any of these symbols on the label of your waste products, look for the guidelines for disposal on the label tag. If no instructions are present, consult your neighborhood sanitation division to locate a hazardous waste collection facility near your location.

Do Not Put These Items In Your Rented Dumpster

Banned items include the following:


Tires are banned from dumpsters because of the damage they can cause in landfills. Tires drift up to the top of landfills as methane gas accumulates inside the tire’s internal surface. The methane gas in the tires can break plastic liners and ventilation pipes as the gas continues to build up.

Tires must be left with local recyclers or rubber recovery business firms in your area.


Because of the high lead-acid composition in batteries, they are particularly dangerous. Batteries also have high levels of lead and other heavy metals that must not be mixed with hazardous waste from other products. Whenever you locate a dead automobile battery take it to an auto parts store or an accredited recycling center.


Because tree stumps are so bulky and they often cause damage to landfill liners – they are normally prohibited from dumpsters and landfills. There are a few options that you can take to get rid of tree stumps:

You can buy or rent a wood chipper and reduce the tree stump to mulch for your garden or neighborhood trees.
You can hire a landscaping company to remove the tree stump for you or you can call up the local recycling center to see if they accept tree stumps.

Railroad Ties

Railroad ties fall under banned items due to their creosote content, a material derived from pitch tar that could be harmful when dealt with poorly. Railway connections are pieces of creosote-treated lumber utilized in the building of railroad tracks. They are generally declined by garbage dumps and should be disposed of per neighborhood, state and government guidelines. It is not suggested to burn or mulch railway connections as their creosote coating can release damaging chemicals into the air.

Paints & Lacquers

Lacquers and paints are banned because of their capacity for having dangerous components such as lead or mercury, especially those mixtures produced prior to the 1990s. In addition, they can harm or completely discolor equipment such as trash vehicles and dumpsters. Consult our guide to discover exactly how to properly reuse or dispose leftover paint containers.


Forbidden oils consist of those utilized in vehicles – as well as those used as basic industrial lubricants. Used motor oil could be recycled through a variety of nationwide retailers and many auto parts shops and mechanic stores.


Asbestos is a health hazard in most US states and thus it is outlawed from garbage dumps. It is a flame-retardant product found in older residences and various industrial items. Eliminating asbestos-containing products from homes or offices is extremely dangerous as well and must only be done by accredited professionals.

Infectious Waste

Infectious waste includes products made or used in hospitals, clinics or medical offices. This can include contaminated body fluids. Items such as hypodermic needles, blood vials and used bandages should be disposed of via waste haulers that are certified to take care of, transport and finally dispose of medical waste.

Contaminated Soils & Absorbents

Polluted soils should either be treated or controlled per federal government superfund standards. Polluted soils that are mixed with harmful compounds cannot be discarded away via regular MSW transporters. Infected absorbents need to similarly be dealt with or taken care of by means of special contamination material processors.

Ink & Resins

Because they can damage equipment and tarnish the interior of containers, ink used in printers and pens – along with resins cannot be put in dumpsters. These substances are best disposed of via recycling facilities and/or office retail stores with drop-off areas for hazardous substances.

Industrial Drums

Typically, Industrial drums are made and used to store the byproducts of several different commercial and industrial processes. These substances are sometimes considered hazardous and must be gotten rid of through licensed haulers and industry participants. Drums that have been sterilized could be reused as scrap metal.

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