What Can You Throw in a Roll-Off Container?

What Can You Throw in a Roll-Off Container? lehnhoff's supply

Let’s go over what items you should and should not throw into roll-off containers.

If you’re doing spring cleaning, getting ready to move, or starting a remodel, a roll-off container is an excellent option to dispose of waste. There are various sizes to choose from, meaning they can fit almost anything you need to get rid of! However, you should not dispose of certain items in roll-off containers. Let’s go over what items you should and should not throw into roll-off containers.

What is Safe to Throw in a Roll-Off Container?

Like your regular trash can or recycling bin, roll-off dumpster containers have strict specifications on what can and cannot be thrown away. Construction projects, home renovations, spring cleaning, and other activities accumulate a staggering amount of waste, so it’s crucial to dispose of all items and materials correctly.

Of course, many items are acceptable for disposal in a roll-off container. Non-hazardous materials and household items or debris can be tossed into containers. Some of the most common articles of waste you can throw in commercial and residential roll-off containers include:

  • Boxes
  • Wood flooring
  • Water or fire-damaged items
  • Sinks and some pipes
  • PVC
  • Screens
  • Mattresses
  • Dried paint cans
  • Siding
  • Furniture 
  • Household trash
  • Landscape materials

Most yard debris, such as leaves, branches, grass, and trees, are safe, except for stumps. Most containers can also hold heavy materials such as asphalt and brick. Your waste disposal company can also tell you what to avoid when utilizing a roll-off container.

What Can’t You Throw in a Roll-Off Container?

The best way to determine if something is safe to throw in a roll container is to check the label. If it contains a poison, chemical, or hazardous warning, there should be specific instructions on how to dispose of it. These items include automotive products, home and office waste, building materials, and more:

  • Wet paint
  • Oil
  • Asbestos
  • Sealed tanks and drums.
  • Electronics (e-waste).
  • Tires
  • Certain types of appliances

You can’t dispose of paint, paint thinners, lacquers, or wood stains in a roll-off container. If you have leftover latex paint that can’t be reused or recycled, allow it to dry completely so it can solidify. Once the paint has hardened, you can toss it in a roll-off dumpster.

Because most landfills in the United States don’t accept tires, you can’t dispose of them in a roll-off container. But there are many ways to get rid of scrap tires. You can take them to a local auto parts store or tire dealership or find a local recycler to convert old tires into asphalt or rubber mulch.

Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help

If you still have more questions about roll-off containers, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.

Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook, X – Twitter, and Pinterest!

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