Other Items That You Cannot Throw Into A Dumpster
Furthermore, there are a few items considered hazardous waste that cannot be placed into a roll-off dumpster. Most of the items are considered general waste management knowledge, but it is still important to touch on the hazardous items. Items include household cleaners, propane tanks, automotive fluids, resins, and medical waste. If you have any type of soil that you need to throw away which has absorbed pesticides or herbicides, this may also not be permissible.
Keep battery disposal separate from dumpsters as well, especially car batteries. Any type of dry cell battery could leak chemicals into the ground. At your local waste management system, they should have specific bins where you can place car batteries, and even lithium batteries, so that they can be treated and disposed of properly.
Final Waste Management Rules Regarding Roll-Off Dumpsters
There are a few other items worth mentioning that should be considered when it comes to waste management. KC Dumpster recommends not disposing of electronic items such as cell phones, computers, printers, stereo systems, and televisions in the roll-off dumpster. For example, cell phones have batteries. Batteries should not be disposed of in a dumpster or in the trash. If you can remove the battery from your cell phone, we recommend that you remove it and then dispose of the phone and the battery separately, in an eco friendly manner. If you cannot remove the battery from your phone, it should be disposed of along with other electronic items, at a special facility specific to this type of waste. These items are dismantled, stripped for parts, and the remainder is melted down and reused if possible at waste disposal facilities.
By following these simple waste management rules, your waste will be disposed of properly. A key point to remember is if an item does not have the capacity to degrade naturally, or if it could pose a hazard to aquifers in the ground, it should not be thrown into a dumpster. All other items that have been mentioned will be permissible, allowing you to quickly clean up your home, or your place of business, using a roll-off dumpster.
For more information on waste management and how we can help, Contact KC Dumpster! We are here to help and are advocates of safe and environmental waste management methods.