In most cases, no. However, some dumpster rental companies may be able to accommodate this request if you make arrangements beforehand. You may incur additional fees for the e-waste disposal. Always ask if the dumpster rental company accepts TVs; never dispose of a TV in a dumpster. Should the rental provider accept TVs for disposal, it should be kept separate from the other wastes, junk and debris.
Yes, most furniture is acceptable, including wooden chairs, sofas and tables. Your local environmental regulations may limit certain furniture from dumpster disposal, such as upholstered items or chairs with electronics built-in (e.g., massage chairs or hospital beds). Check with your dumpster provider if you have furniture that contains electrical components. Your best bet, if the furniture is still usable, is to donate it to local charitable organizations – it’s free for you and you get a tax write off.
No, it’s illegal to throw whole tires in a dumpster. However, some areas may allow cut tires to be disposed of in the general waste stream. Never put scrap tires in a dumpster without first discussing it with your dumpster rental provider.
Not in all areas. Many cities charge a fee for mattress disposal, so dumpster rental companies in these areas will not allow you to throw a mattress in the dumpster – at least not without charging you an additional fee to cover the expense. Notify your rental provider if you have mattresses to dispose of.
Most dumpster rental companies prefer to have construction debris separate from household junk and trash. The same goes for roofing shingles, concrete and yard wastes. Some cities require that roofing shingles be recycled, and the same is often true for construction debris. In these cases, dumpster rental companies will require the dumpster to be clean-loaded, or loaded with only one type of debris (e.g., concrete or roofing shingles, or metals or trash, etc.). So, generally you should not mix construction debris, concrete, yard debris, or roofing shingles with other wastes.