Dumpster Info

List of Things that cannot be put into a dumpster:

  • Batteries
  • Thermostats that contain liquid mercury
  • Lamps (fluorescent, HID, neon, mercury vapor, high pressure sodium & metal halide lamps
  • Agricultural pesticides
  • Hazardous wastes: toxic, corrosive, flammable, irritant, strong sensitizer (generates pressure thru decomposition, heat  or other means)
  • Low level radioactive
  • Electronics, computers, etc.
  • Medical waste
  • Demolition and construction waste ( No sheetrock, Roofing material, Metal)
  • Abandoned vehicles and parts thereof
  • White goods and other bulky waste,
  • Dewatered, treated or chemically fixed sewage sludge
  • Recyclables
  • Large amounts of metal
  • Bulky waste: appliances, furniture, trees, branches, stumps

Things that can be put into a dumpster:

Solid waste:

  • Garbage – All kitchen and table food waste, and animal or vegetable waste that results from storage, preparation, cooking or handling of food.
  • Recovered materials: discarded metal, glass, or plastic, clothing, house wares, toys, tools.
  • Rubbish: ashes, paper, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, wood, glass, bedding, crockery, plastics, rubber by-products and litter.