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What Can Go Into a Roll-off Dumpster?

If you’re wondering what can go into a roll-off dumpster, consult with your dumpster rental company for the most updated local regulations. Most places have similar restrictions so this guide will give you an overview of what can and can’t go in your roll-off dumpster rental. Whether you have a household or construction project, it’s important to know what you can throw in the dumpster and what will get you fined.

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For people located in the Mobile or Montgomery, Alabama area, check out our roll-off dumpster rental services for the best dumpster rentals. Here is a breakdown of what you can throw in your dumpster rental:

Construction Debris

For construction projects, you can discard most construction waste, including tiles, drywall, stones, wood, bricks, roofing, glass, concrete, electrical waste (wiring, junction boxes, etc), and more. As long as the construction materials are not deemed hazardous, you should be able to dispose of them in your roll-off dumpster rental.

Hazardous materials that cannot be thrown in your dumpster include refrigerators, air conditioners, paint and lacquers, oils, fuels, asbestos, and products with hazardous labels.

Household Trash

Most household trash can be thrown in a roll-off dumpster rental. This includes furniture, small appliances, food, bags, alkaline batteries, most small electronics, and organic yard waste like leaves, weeds, grass clippings, and pet waste. You may be able to recycle some items and if you have a large amount of recyclables, we offer recycling services as well.

Some household items are categorized as hazardous and can’t be disposed of in a regular dumpster rental. You cannot dispose of medical waste products like syringes, hot water tanks, many household cleaning fluids, and refrigerators. When in doubt about a product, check the label to see if it has a hazardous label and disposal instructions. Some household cleaners can be diluted and poured down the drain, for instance.


Keep in mind that you will have weight limits for your roll-off dumpster so if you have heavy materials like concrete or a lot of items, you will need to check the weight. Your dumpster rental company can help you assess your needs as far as dumpster size and type.

Circle J Roll-offs offers roll-off dumpster rentals in Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama to meet your commercial and household needs. We offer dumpster rentals for construction or home projects and also offer recycling services, environmentally-friendly waste removal options, services for the National Cardboard Pickup Program, and LEED-certified waste management.

Contact us today to get started with your roll-off dumpster needs.

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