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Dos and Don’ts of Using Dumpsters

You can throw nearly anything in a dumpster, but there are few things to consider due to safety hazards and local restrictions. With the holidays here and a new year coming quickly, there are many reasons to declutter your home or business:

  • Clean out your holiday decorations so you have more room in your attic.
  • Thinking about selling your home or downsizing?
  • Need to repurpose a room in your home for a different use?
  • Your business is taking off and you need that “storage area” for an office now.
  • Remodeling your home.

With any of these reasons, you will need a dumpster rental in the Tampa Bay area. Here are some of the dos and don’ts plus some frequently asked questions:

Dos of a dumpster?

Dumpsters can be used for general waste (nonhazardous waste, junk or debris) which is typically anything involved with a general cleanup around the house or office and property that is neither liquid nor of a hazardous nature. This includes items like: trash, wood, furniture, roofing shingles, siding, construction & demolition debris, yard wastes, appliances (some exceptions), and flooring.

Don’ts of
a dumpster?

These items cannot be put into a dumpster:

  • Batteries
  • Paint and Solvents
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Pesticides
  • Powerful Cleaning Agents
  • Other Chemicals
  • Hazardous Waste – Asbestos
  • Electronics – TVs, Monitors, Fridges, etc.

To dispose of any of these items that can’t go into your dumpster, contact your local county office. They will be able to provide you with a plan or contact.

What do I do with
hazardous chemicals?

You cannot put any hazardous waste into a dumpster. Contact your local county office. They will be able to provide you with a plan or contact.

3 things that will cost extra?

  • Tires
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances

How high can I fill a dumpster?

Dumpsters can be filled level to the top.

How much weight can I put in the dumpster?

It depends on the size of the dumpster. When you place your order, you will be told the weight limit for each dumpster size.

Ready to order your dumpster to clear out that space quickly? We can help you. Junk Buddy serves Pinellas County, Tampa and New Port Richey and we will provide a free, no-obligation on-site estimate. When you call us, our friendly customer service can give you a rough estimate of prices based on your information you provide, but it’s our truck team who will provide an accurate quote when they arrive. You can book online or call us at 1-877-910-JUNK. Sit back and relax while our truck team handles the hard work and hauls your junk away.

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