Here are some guidelines of materials that are NOT generally allowed in most rented dumpster:
Illegal dumping is the disposal of trash generated at one location and disposed of at another location without legal permission. This includes dumping yard waste, appliances, tires and other garbage in alleys, dumpsters, vacant lots and open desert locations.
If you witness illegal dumping in progress, call your local authorities.
If you have our services and illegal dumping is occurring at your site, below are some suggestions for preventative measures:
An overloaded container happens when your trash or recycling materials exceed the top of the bin, prevent the lid from closing easily, or cover the ground around the container. It also applies when extra debris is found on top of a closed container lid. Overages may lead to an incomplete service or an additional charge of $65.00 per ton to your account.
If you notice overages occurring frequently, you may need a better fit.
It’s always a good idea to be prepared prior to your dumpster service.
Below are some action items to check-off as you complete them:
Acceptable Materials Include (for a list of Unacceptable Materials, See the top Tab):
Safety is important. Keep your crew safe by reviewing the dumpster safety rules below and posting these at your job site. Appoint a crew member as a dumpster-captain, to help share the daily responsibility of managing a dumpster.
Not all locations need a permit, but some Homeowner Associations, Improvement Districts, and Municipalities may require permitting. Be sure to check with your local governing authorities.
Be ready to provide the size of your dumpster and expected placement and duration. They may also ask the time of day you will be filling, to see if you are working past any prescribed noise ordinance hours. The municipality may ask about your plans to keep the debris area secure and clean.
Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, glues, adhesives, cleaning fluids, oil-based paints, paint thinners, stains, lawn and garden chemicals, pool and spa chemicals, propane and butane tanks, and automobile fluids are all considered household hazardous waste (HHW). These items generally contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients. Improper disposal of HHW has been known to pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health?
The disposal of these items are generally governed by local or state laws/regulations and local government offices should be contacted.
Dealing with construction project waste is the last thing you want to worry about on a job site. With a large selection of roll-offs and a dedicated team of service representatives, we can take care of your waste and recycling the right way so you can get the job done.
Not sure if those leftover materials are recyclable? Some examples of recyclable construction debris include:
Before you start disposing of all the debris from your yard, it’s important for residential customers to know what items do and do not count as yard waste.
The items listed below are acceptable to throw into your trash bin for collection on your service day:
Due to the weight, the items listed below are NOT considered yard waste:
The City of Chicago provides for only TWO durations for placement of a roll-off waste container:
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.
Here are some things you should know about disposing yard waste:
Here are some things you should know about disposing seasonal items:
Here are some things you should know about disposing remolding debris:
Here are some things you should know about disposing hazardous items:
Here are some things you should know about old disposed bulk furnishings:
Here are some things you should know about electronics:
Here are some things you should know about appliances:
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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