Top 7 Items You Should Never Throw in a Roll-Off Dumpster

18 yard roll-off dumpster being dropped at a clients property for loading
18 Yard Roll-off Dumpster

Roll-off dumpsters are a convenient solution for a variety of waste disposal needs. However, not all items belong in these massive containers. Today, Freedom Junk Hauling and Demolition will enlighten you about the top 7 items that you should never throw in a roll-off dumpster.

Disposing of items incorrectly not only risks damaging the roll-off dumpster, but it can also pose environmental hazards and incur hefty fines. So, let’s get into it!

Average Fine: $2,500 – $10,000

From paint thinners to cleaning supplies, hazardous chemicals have no place in a dumpster due to the risk they pose to both humans and the environment.

Alternative: Contact your local hazardous waste facility for safe disposal.

Average Fine: $500 – $2,500

E-waste, including laptops, TVs, and cellphones, contain materials that can be toxic when not disposed of properly.

Alternative: Many electronics stores have recycling programs, or you can take them to a certified e-waste recycling center.

Average Fine: $200 – $1,000

Tires can trap methane gas, causing them to rise to the surface and potentially damage landfill structures.

Alternative: Most tire shops will accept old tires for a small fee.

Average Fine: $100 – $500

Whether it’s your regular alkaline AA battery or a car battery, these items contain acids and chemicals that are hazardous.

Alternative: Many retailers offer battery recycling programs.

Average Fine: $1,000 – $5,000

Appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners contain Freon, a chemical that depletes the ozone layer.

Alternative: Contact a professional to remove the Freon before disposal.

Average Fine: $5,000 – $50,000

Syringes, medications, and other medical wastes are not only hazardous but can also be illegal to dispose of improperly.

Alternative: Medical facilities and pharmacies often offer disposal services for these items.

Average Fine: $1,000 – $10,000

From aerosol cans to propane tanks, these items pose a risk of explosion.

Alternative: Check with local hazardous waste facilities for proper disposal methods.

Disposing of restricted items in a roll-off dumpster can lead to severe penalties and also negatively impact your community and the environment. The fines can range from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars.

Next time you rent a roll-off dumpster from Freedom Junk Hauling and Demolition, be sure to keep these seven items out of the bin. If you’re unsure about a particular item, always feel free to ask us. Responsible disposal is a collective effort that starts with you. Let’s face it, the term “dumpster fire” is best left as a metaphor for a disastrous situation, not a description of what’s actually happening in your rental dumpster! 🔥😉 

If you’re in the Greater Houston area and need to rent a roll-off dumpster, you now know who to call. Contact Freedom Junk Hauling and Demolition at 281-750-5579 to discuss your disposal needs today.

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