What Can and Can’t be Put in a Roll-off Dumpster?

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What Can and Can’t be Put in a Roll-off Dumpster?

A roll-off dumpster is a great way to quickly and easily dispose of rubbish. Whether you are renovating your home or cleaning out clutter, a roll-off dumpster can make the process much easier.

However, it’s important to remember when renting a dumpster from S&S Waste Services that there are certain things that are allowed and certain things that are not allowed in roll-off dumpsters. Below, we will explain what is and what is not allowed in our roll-off dumpsters, which should help make the process easier for you.

What Can Be Disposed of in a Roll-off Dumpster

As a general rule, you can place construction debris, yard waste, and household trash in a roll-off dumpster. If you’re not sure, please feel free to contact us with specific questions and we can help. Here’s what we can take:

Home Clutter

You may be surprised to learn that you can get rid of clothes, toys, furniture, and other household items in a roll-off dumpster. You can do a lot of decluttering.

Yard Debris

You can place things like branches, leaves, and yard waste in a roll-off dumpster, just make sure that you place mud or dirt in a bag before placing it in the dumpster to make clean-up easier.

Bulk Item

Many items such as mattresses, furniture, and more are too large for traditional trash cans and your local trash pickup may not do bulk items. A roll-off dumpster is big enough to accommodate these items.

Construction Debris

Things like shingles, drywall, and other construction debris can be placed in a roll-off dumpster, just make sure to break down large pieces so they don’t take up too much room.

Household Trash

Most household trash can be placed in a roll-off dumpster. If you’re not sure about something, it’s best to leave it out or call us and we can give you the green light or tell you not to. It is important to note that while it is allowed, it is not recommended because household trash can cause some bad smells.

What Can’t Be Disposed of in a Roll-off Dumpster

There are certain objects that cannot be placed in a roll-off dumpster. Some of the reasons include:

·  The item is not safe for the environment

·  The item may stick to other things and make a mess

·  The item takes up too much room

There are some items that seem to be acceptable at first glance but really are not. The items that can’t be disposed of in a roll-off dumpster include:

Hazardous Materials

Things like paints, oils, and chemicals should never be placed in a roll-off dumpster. If you need to dispose of these things, contact your waste management company. They can help you dispose of them safely.

Flammable Materials

Flammable materials such as gasoline and kerosene should never be placed in a roll-off dumpster as they cause a fire hazard.


For your safety, as well as the safety of those around you and the employees of the roll-off company, you should never place any type of ammunition in a roll-off dumpster.

Medical Waste

If you have medical waste, including biohazardous materials or syringes, you should not place them in a roll-off dumpster. Instead, contact a healthcare provider for safe disposal.

Things to Keep in Mind When Renting a Roll-off Dumpster

Disposing of illegal items could result in fines or even jail time. Putting too much stuff into the dumpster could result in increased charges and hassle. You should never fill the dumpster to the brim with debris. We prefer that you separate your trash into smaller piles before placing it in the dumpster so it’s easier to dispose of it.

Keep these recommendations in mind when renting a roll-off dumpster from S&S Waste Services. We can ensure that your debris is removed and disposed of in a way that is safe and ecologically friendly.