Things You Shouldn’t Put In A Dumpster

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It's that time of year when you may be starting a big project at home. Maybe you're cleaning out the basement to make room for a home theater, or perhaps you're finally installing that outdoor kitchen of your dreams and you need to make room in the backyard. Breeding Roll Off Service has dumpsters that will make any job so much easier, faster, and cleaner. Before you start throwing items in that dumpster, you need to know that there are several that will cost just a bit extra for disposal. This is due to the additional difficulty involved in their disposal. We are more than happy to take care of these items for you, and we certainly don't want an extra fee to come as a surprise!

This item is not prohibited, but please always place it on top of the other debris in your dumpster:

  1. Tires: Call us for more information. We accept used tires for disposal!

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The following 7 items should NEVER be disposed of in your dumpster as they pose a threat to the environment, wildlife, and public safety:

  1. Paints and Solvents – It is very common to have leftover paint lying around your attic, basement, or storage shed. We certainly understand wanting to get rid of these old paint cans that are taking up valuable storage space, but these items have chemicals that could potentially contaminate our water sources. How awful would that be?
  2. Automotive Fluids – Much like paint and solvents, these fluids are also potentially very hazardous to the environment.
  3. Pesticides – You may wonder why you can't dispose of something that you use all over your yard. The problem is that while pesticides do not pose a threat when applied conservatively, when they accumulate in large quantities in landfills, they are a genuine threat to our local wildlife. Don't forget about our furry and feathered friends!
  4. Powerful Cleaning Agents – These fluids can potentially leak into our groundwater! Protect our drinking water by keeping cleaning agents out.
  5. Various Chemicals – There are many other household products that may contain environmentally-hazardous chemicals and materials. The best thing to do is to ASK if you are unsure. 
  6. Electronics – Electronics are another definite DON’T. Fortunately, there are many recycling programs for such items.
  7. Batteries – Batteries, which still contain mercury, have the potential to leak and contaminate the surrounding area. However, like electronics, there are recycling programs available to make disposal a breeze. 

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This may seem like quite a bit to consider and question when doing your big clean-up project this summer, but Breeding Roll Off Service is here to help! We will answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide resource information as needed. Contact us today!

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