What Can Be Disposed In A Dumpster

What Can Be Disposed In A Dumpster - Garbage Removal

Disposing of large piles of waste is not fun. Going through trash bags, organizing, and piling the waste can take a lot of time. If you have to take special measures to dispose of the waste after all of that, you could have a serious project on your hands.

Thankfully, a lot of your typical household waste can be disposed of in a dumpster. If you are wondering what can be disposed in a dumpster, check out this quick guide.

What can be disposed in a dumpster?

General Household Waste

Anything you throw out in your kitchen or bathroom trash. This includes spoiled food, drink and food packages, remnants of a mess, old cotton swabs and so on. If you find yourself with a full bag of garbage, or even a few, you can tie them off and toss them in your local dumpster worry-free.

Various Household Items

Glass jars, shampoo bottles, packaging from mail, old light bulbs, old pillows and blankets, clothing — all of this can be legally tossed in a dumpster. That said, there are other ways to dispose of these items that might be a better choice.

If you can donate old pillows, blankets and clothing, you should. Recycling anything that can be recycled is also preferential. Typically, items in a dumpster are collected and thrown in a landfill. Although this is unavoidable for some items, it really helps for other things to be donated.


If you have small tables, chairs, stools, picture frames, shelves, and other items made of wood, and you can’t recycle them for whatever reason, they can be tossed in the dumpster, too. If you can, try to break them down to conserve space.

These, and many other items, can be disposed in publicly provided dumpsters (for those that live in an apartment complex or other shared living spaces) or in privately rented dumpsters. Honestly, the list of what cannot be disposed in a dumpster is much shorter than the list of what can be disposed in a dumpster.

You will need to avoid throwing electronics, batteries, and anything really heavy or dangerous in a dumpster. Most other items are dumpster-friendly, but may also be recyclable.

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One Response to “What Can Be Disposed In A Dumpster”

  1. Maggie Allen says:

    It’s good to know that you can put woodwork into garbage dumpsters if they cannot be recycled. I’m in the middle of going through my house, and I have quite a few pieces of wooden furniture that I can’t recycle. They’re also really old, so I know that no one would want them. I’ll be sure to start looking for a dumpster service so that I can throw everything out! https://www.northsideskipbins.com.au/contact-us/

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