What Can I Throw in a Dumpster?

Accepted and Prohibited Materials

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What is Allowed in My Dumpster?

Certain items can't be thrown in a dumpster due to safety hazards or local regulations. Not sure if you can put a particular item in your roll off container? Check the list below, or give us a call at 855-747-5943 to find out what’s accepted in your area.

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What Can I Put in a Dumpster?

Household junk and debris from construction or home improvement projects are typically allowed in a dumpster. This includes remodeling debris such as drywall, lumber, flooring, cabinetry and siding, as well as general household items from decluttering projects. Learn more about the items that can go in a dumpster in most areas.

Please keep in mind:

Some service areas have local waste ordinances that prevent us from disposing of certain items that we
normally accept. Contact Budget Dumpster at 855-747-5943 for your area's specific disposal guidelines.

Household Junk

Wooden Furniture

Brick, Asphalt, Concrete

Construction & Home Improvement Debris


Storm Debris


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These Materials Can Sometimes Be Put in a Dumpster

Certain items, such as upholstered furniture, appliances, electronics and mattresses, are allowed inside a dumpster in some areas. Because waste regulations can vary from state to state, and even from city to city, this is not the case everywhere.

For the following items, you should always call ahead to check if they are accepted in your area.

Upholstered Furniture

Yard Waste




Mattresses & Box Springs

Stumps & Large Yard Debris

Event Waste

Aerosol Cans

Items You Cannot Put in a Dumpster

While rules can vary for some materials, there are prohibited items you cannot throw in a dumpster anywhere. This includes refrigerators, tires, chemicals, car batteries, railroad ties and any other materials that are toxic, pose a significant safety hazard or could damage the container. Keep reading to learn how to handle waste materials that are not allowed in your roll off dumpster.


Hot Water Tanks


Paint Cans & Lacquers


Car Batteries

Medical Infectious Waste

Hazardous Materials

Contaminated Soils & Absorbents

Household Cleaners

Ink & Resins

Oils, Fuels & Propane Tanks

Railroad Ties


Industrial Drums

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