If you are preparing for a project and are not sure what to do with the debris, old furniture, or any other items that you no longer need, the easiest solution is a cheap dumpster rental! Cheap in this scenario is not about quality. We are talking about affordability. The good news is that at KC Dumpster we are not only affordable, but we are fast, friendly, and a service you can count on. With that said, there are restrictions that you must be aware of when it comes to what can and cannot be put in a rented dumpster. 

These limitations are in place for environmental reasons and to comply with municipal and state trash disposal requirements. If you have questions about certain items, be sure to communicate this at the time of your order. We will walk you through what is and is not allowed and answer any questions you have.

What Can Be Dumped in a Dumpster?

Dumpsters are authorized to hold the majority of nonhazardous garbage, rubbish, and rubble. But, before you look at dumpster rental prices near me, it is important to know exactly what you can put into a dumpster. 

The following items are typically permitted in dumpsters:

  • Trash in general
  • Wood
  • Furniture
  • Home appliances (some exceptions)
  • Electronics
  • Waste from the Yard
  • Demolition and Construction Waste
  • Furniture
  • Couches, tables, and chairs—virtually every sort of furniture is allowed in dumpsters.
what fits into cheap dumpster rental

However, upholstered furniture and mattresses are not permitted in landfills in specific areas; in others, you can toss furniture and mattresses in a dumpster, but you may be charged additional costs depending on your local area’s rules. Furniture and mattress disposal can be tricky, so make sure to always check with your trash rental company to see what kinds of furniture they accept in their containers.


Refrigerators, air conditioners, washers, and dryers—most common domestic appliances may be thrown away in a dumpster, but all hazardous substances and components, such as freon, must be removed beforehand. Suppose you want to get rid of a freon-containing device. In that case, you must engage an expert, such as an appliance repair specialist or an HVAC professional, to extract the refrigerant before disposing of it.

It’s worth noting that other appliance disposal choices might wind up saving you a lot of money. Some municipal utilities, for example, provide ‘bounty programs’ as an incentive to recycle appliances. What is a ‘bounty program’? Allowing a local recycler to collect old, inefficient equipment in return for a ‘bounty.’ Similarly, some programs give savings on purchasing upgraded ENERGY STAR® certified models, so this is something to think about. Contact your power supplier to see if your region has any reward programs.

old appliances fit into cheap dumpster rental

Electronics in Cheap Dumpster Rental

Most dumpsters take TVs, laptops, printers, and other electronics. Still, if you have a significant quantity of electronics, such as in an office cleanout, you will most likely be required to recycle them as e-waste.

In such instances, it is usual for an extra charge per item to cover recycling expenses. In certain places, municipal rules prohibit the disposal of electronics in dumpsters at all, so verify with your trash rental company beforehand.

Donate or recycle electronic trash such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and printers. (Find an e-waste recycler near you. Donate functional televisions and appliances to Habitat for Humanity or another charitable organization in your community.

Waste from the Yard

Most dumpsters accept trees, branches, brush, grass, and other green trash. However, whether or not a dumpster business will collect yard trash is determined by the rules in your area. In certain areas, the quantity of green trash you may transport to a landfill is limited, but you can fill a dumpster in others.

Debris from Construction Can Fit in Cheap Dumpster Rental

Brick, stone, concrete, and asphalt are all examples of building materials. Heavy waste, such as concrete, asphalt, and brick, can be put in ordinary dumpsters, but owing to their weight, certain businesses demand the usage of heavy-duty dumpsters.

Shingles for Roofing

Roofing shingles made of asphalt are another type of heavy waste that may be disposed of in a dumpster. However, there is occasionally a price connected with shingle disposal, so check with the dumpster rental companies you obtain estimates from to see whether they charge extra for roofing debris removal.

debris and trash fit into cheap dumpster rentals

Debris from Renovations

Dumpsters may hold drywall, timber, siding, and other building and demolition debris. Dumpster weight limitations are essential when dealing with large waste. The next time you’re looking for a way to make home projects and renovations easier, contact KC Dumpster to help you haul away the debris. 

Miscellaneous Items That Fit in Cheap Dumpster Rental

You can also throw away toys, drapes, carpets, old documents, cardboard, and other non-organic waste in a dumpster.

What Can’t Be Dumped in My Cheap Dumpster Rental?

In general, hazardous items such as wet paint, oil (other liquids), asbestos, sealed tanks/drums, electronics (e-waste), tires, and various types of furniture are not permitted in leased dumpsters.

Lacquers, stains, and paints

You cannot dispose of paint, paint thinners, lacquers, or wood stains in a dumpster except for latex paints. If you have leftover latex paint that can’t be reused or recycled, dump it into a box with kitty litter or crushed paper to solidify. Toss it in the dumpster after it’s firm and dry. Empty, dried-up paint cans can be recycled in your curbside bin, among other metals. The Lees Summit Recovery Park has a Paint Recycling program to help you get rid of old or unwanted paint as well. Give them a call at 816-550-1612 to set up an appointment. 


Tires cannot be disposed of in a dumpster since most landfills in the United States do not accept them. However, there are several methods for proper tire disposal. One alternative is to take your old tires to a nearby car parts store or tire dealership. Another alternative is to locate a local recycler who will turn used tires into asphalt or rubber mulch.

Dangerous Waste

Never dispose of asbestos, pesticides, motor oil and other automotive fluids, propane tanks, home cleansers, ink and resins, contaminated soil or absorbents, or medical waste in a dumpster. Most towns have community collection events when residents may drop off their hazardous trash for appropriate disposal. In some places, you may also have a household hazardous waste recycling kit delivered to your door. 

They make it simple to package your garbage and ship it in for ecologically responsible disposal. Take old motor oil to a nearby oil changing shop for appropriate recycling.

home recycling kit for hazardous materials


You should also not throw away car batteries and dry-cell batteries since they might leak substances that are harmful to the environment.  Instead, return vehicle batteries to almost any business that sells car batteries to recycle them. Drop off used dry-cell batteries, such as lithium, AA, and AAA, in designated containers available in shops.

You can recycle car batteries at most auto parts and service shops. Additionally, you may also get a return deposit if you take it back to the store you bought it from. 

Get the Dumpster Size You Need at the Lowest Price Possible

Depending on the size of your project and the kind of trash or debris you have, you may require a 10 yard or 20-yard dumpster; however, if your job is more significant or heavier, a 30 yard dumpster rental or 40-yard dumpster is likely your best option.  If you are not sure which size of dumpster you need for your project, contact KC Dumpster. We’ll make sure you get the correct size of dumpster you need for your project and answer any questions you may have. A cheap dumpster rental does not mean low-quality service. At KC Dumpster we offer that commitment to excellence not only to contractors but also to the average homeowner who needs help hauling trash and debris.