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3 Items You Can't Put In Traditional Roll-Off Dumpsters

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With spring right around the corner, many people are gearing up for spring cleaning. One of the ways to do that is by renting a roll-off dumpster to throw all of the excess stuff away from around the home. While many different items can go into one of these dumpsters, there are limits in what items are allowed. Certain items have to be disposed of differently. Here are some of the common items that you aren't allowed to put in a traditional dumpster rental.

Tires.

Many individuals have old tires lying around their home. Whatever your reason is for hanging onto the old tires, you need to know that most dumpsters don't want you throwing them in there to dispose of them. Tires are generally recycled and used for material to make new products. Because of this, they have to be disposed of in a proper manner. Many recycling facilities are able to take the tires for you. You can also ask the company you rented the dumpster from if they have a special place on their grounds to take the items.

Hazardous Materials.

Hazardous materials consist of things like paint, chemicals and batteries. You cannot just throw these items away wherever you want. When your dumpster is emptied into the landfill, all of those contaminants are going to be thrown out with it. As they break or leak, they are going to seep into the ground around them. That contaminates the ground and could end up making animals and people ill. If the contamination gets too far out, it will end up messing up the ground water and cause all sorts of havoc. Ask how to properly dispose of chemicals first.

Electronics.

Even though your old television might be broken and not working, that doesn't mean you can just throw it into the dumpster. There are a number of different components that come together to make the television work the way it does. You are much better off recycling it so the parts that are still working can be put to good use somewhere else. Landfills don't need to be flooded with a bunch of electronics that aren't going to break down as they sit there.

By going through the items above and determining where to best dispose of them, you can make sure you get the most out of your dumpster rental and avoid being hit with extra penalties and fees. For more information, contact companies like Western Disposal. 


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