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How Brackenbox Grew to be the BEST…

Dumpster Rentals – Recycling – Transport – Excavation Services

Jim Bracken started Brackenbox in 2003 as a roll off dumpster service for homeowners and contractors alike. Brackenbox can make recycling and waste containment and cleanup easy and convenient with dumpster rental serving Chicago. We offer metal recycling, paper recycling, plastic recycling, and roll off dumpster drop-off. You can fill out one of our online forms to request a free quote or find out more about our demo and excavation services.

Markham began as a crossroads for pioneers moving through land that belonged to the Ottawa, Chippewa and Potawatomi Native American tribes. The community grew into a village, which was incorporated in 1925 and named for a former president of the Illinois Central Railroad, Charles H. Markham. The city’s symbol, the “Lone Pine Tree,” is derived from the last survivor of six pine trees grown by resident Lawrence Roesner from seedlings brought from Germany’s Black Forest.

Markham was incorporated as a city in 1967 and continued to develop as a bedroom community for much of the surrounding area. Today, Markham covers an area of 5.31 square miles to the southwest of Chicago and is home to a population of 12,508.

What Sets Us Apart…

Emergency Services – Competitive Pricing – Great Value

There are many qualities that set us apart from similar businesses, including:

  • Same day & 24/7 delivery
  • Assorted materials delivered with your container
  • Competitive pricing
  • Commercial dumping
  • Family owned and operated
  • Prompt, reliable service
  • Complimentary estimates

Do you have questions about our company and what makes us qualified to help you? We would be happy to answer all of your relevant concerns. Contact us to inquire about our various Chicagoland dumpster rental sizes. We can determine which one is right for your project!

Our Customers Offer Their References…

Customer Focused…

Brackenbox is focused on you the customer. Whatever you need they will accommodate and make it happen.”


Extremely Reliable…

“We have used Brackenbox for many of our sites. They are very reliable, friendly and we like dealing with a family run business.”

John Burns

Earned Our Trust…

“We like the same day service. They’re are a very reliable company and do what they say. They have earned our trust over the years and recommend them to all our vendors.”

Loring Construction

Competitively Priced…

“Competitive pricing and great customer service. We wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.”

Illinois Construction

Serious About Recycling…

“Brackenbox is serious about recycling and staying current with recycling trends. Along with the reliable service, that is what sold us on using Brackenbox.”

O’Malley Construction Co.

May We Also Recommend These Other Fine Companies…

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The above companies offer many of the additional products and services required for demolition and/or site rebuilding – from demolition contracting and equipment transportation to recycled product for your construction or landscaping project.

In addition to Chicago, we provide dumpsters to these areas daily…

  • Alsip
  • Bedford Park
  • Blue Island
  • Bridgeview
  • Burbank
  • Burnham
  • Calumet City
  • Calumet Heights
  • Chicago Heights
  • Chicago Ridge
  • Country Club Hills
  • Crestwood
  • Crete
  • Dixmoor
  • Dolton
  • East Hazel Crest
  • Evergreen Park
  • Flossmoor
  • Ford Heights
  • Frankfort Square
  • Gilletts
  • Glenwood
  • Goodenow
  • Harvey
  • Hazel Crest
  • Hickory Hills
  • Homer Glen
  • Justice
  • Lansing
  • Lynwood
  • Markham
  • Matteson
  • Merrionette Park
  • Midlothian
  • Mokena
  • Monee
  • Oak Forest
  • Oaklawn
  • Olympia Fields
  • Oakland Hills
  • Orland Park
  • Palos Heights
  • Park Forest
  • Posen
  • Richton Park
  • Riverdale
  • Robbins
  • Sauk Village
  • South Holland
  • Steger
  • Thornton
  • Tinley Park
  • University Park
  • Willowbrook
  • Worth
  • E. Chicago, IN
  • Munster, IN
  • Highland, IN
  • Whiting, IN

At Brackenbox, we are committed to offering dumpsters and recycling services at competitive prices while striving to exceed your expectations. If you are unsure about the type of dumpster you need, please feel free to get in touch with us so we may assist you. We have a wide range of sizes and are happy to provide you with our expert advice.

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2300 W. 167th Street Markham, IL 60428

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Yard Waste

Here are some things you should know about disposing yard waste:

  • Under Illinois Law, it is illegal to put yard waste in your weekly garbage can, so a rented waste container is the only option for most homeowners.
  • Yard waste includes organic materials like grass, leaves, dead plants, and branches. It does not include dirt, rocks, tree stumps, sod, and food scraps.
  • If you are attempting to dispose of excavated soil, you will need to submit a form LPC-662 to the Illinois Dept of Environmental Protection.
  • And if soil is your yard waste, please order a 10 yard dumpster.
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Seasonal & Remodeling

Here are some things you should know about disposing seasonal items:

  • Christmas trees and wreaths are fine, but please be certain to remove the lights.
  • Please see our details on yard waste for brush and leaves.
  • Old snow and other tires are subject to a collect fee.

Here are some things you should know about disposing remolding debris:

  • Most fixtures, removed during a renovation or remodeling project are accepted in a waste container; but please review our page on appliances before throwing it all together.
  • Light fixtures and other such items are acceptable, but please do not dispose of any bulbs at the same time. Also be sure to remove any batteries that may be in some items .
  • Kitchen cabinetry, doors, wallboard, trim and other demolition debris is completely acceptable as well.
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Hazardous Waste

Here are some things you should know about disposing hazardous items:

  • Motor oil, gasoline, heating and diesel fuels are all BANNED disposal items.
  • Lithium batteries are considered hazardous and are banned from waste containers.
  • Spent car batteries, which contain lead and harmful acids are hazardous and banned from waste containers.
  • Asbestos waste is hazardous and is banned from disposal in a waste container.
  • Propane tanks are considered hazardous and are banned from disposal in a waste container.
  • Antifreeze of any type contains glycols that considered hazardous and are banned from disposal in a waste container.
  • Pesticides and pool chemicals, especially chlorination tablets are hazardous and banned from disposal in a waste container.
  • Pressurized fire extinguishers and aerosol cans of all types are hazardous and are banned from disposal in a waste container.
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Here are some things you should know about old disposed bulk furnishings:

  • Bulk furnishings are acceptable in a rented waste container
  • Mattresses; however, are subject to a State-mandated $10 Fee.
  • Please remember that these items are called 'BULK' because they are BULKY and may take up valuable space in your container. If the items are still in good, serviceable condition, consider reaching out to organizations like Goodwill or The Salvation Army that may have just the use or place to rehome such items.
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Here are some things you should know about electronics:

  • Illinois has an extremely strict E Waste Ban; hence, there are a number of items we are unable to accept in our dumpster units. These include: Televisions, Computer Consoles, Video players of all types; Cellphones, Smartphones, Gaming Consoles & Stereo Equipment.
  • Many such items are subject to recycling and any electronics store may be able to assist in such matters. .
  • Lithium batteries (rechargeable) and Fluorescent Light Bulbs are readily recyclable at most home centers and may not be placed in a rented waste container.
  • Any of these banned electronic items will be rejected if found in a rented container.
appliance items for placement in dumpsters


Here are some things you should know about appliances:

  • Dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, washers and driers are allowed in a dumpster; however, the doors MUST be removed ahead of disposal. If this is not done, we reserve the right to reject the item(s) or charge a fee for door removal. This in accordance with State Law.
  • Water heaters may be placed in your dumpster unit; but please ensure that it has first been thoroughly drained.
  • By State Law, microwaves must be recycled, which begins with returning them to the appliance store.
  • Should you have any further questions, please call us at 708.339.4100.
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Are You a Contractor, Looking for Additional Services?

Then, if you are new to Brackenbox, please be sure to drop us a line at...

Dump & Return -

Need us to come, grab your container, empty it and return it for refilling? We can do that!

Attentive Driver -

(Live-Load)- Need our driver to stay on-site while you fill your container? We can do that!

Container Liner -

(10 Yard Containers Only) - Need us to transport wet concrete or other saturated materials? We can install a liner into our 10 Yard Containers.

Relocation Service -

Need us to move your container from one area of your jobsite to another? We can do that!

Switch-Out Service -

Need us to bring an empty container when we come to pick-up your full unit? We can do that!

Wood Driveway Protection -

Need us to bring a selection of material to place under your container to protect your driveway? We can do that!

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What Materials Are Prohibited?

For a more complete listing, visit this page...

  • Aerosol cans
  • All liquids
  • Animals
  • Antifreeze
  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Barrels
  • Batteries
  • Chemical products
  • Computers
  • Contaminated oils (mixed with solvents, gasoline, etc.)
  • Dirt
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Hazardous waste
  • Herbicides and pesticides
  • Industrial waste
  • Lubricating/hydraulic oil
  • Medical Waste
  • Microwaves
  • Monitors
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Other flammable liquids
  • Paint (except dried latex paint cans, no liquids)
  • Petroleum-contaminated soil/lead paint chips
  • Propane tanks
  • Radioactive material
  • Railroad ties
  • Solvents
  • Televisions
  • Tires
  • Transmission oil
  • Keep in mind that larger dumpsters (30+ Yard Containers) may also prohibit additional materials, such as:
  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Demolition material