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4 Items To Avoid Throwing In Your Dumpster

Renting a dumpster is an easy solution to get rid of that unwanted garbage, but there are actually some items that shouldn't be thrown away without consulting your dumpster rental company first. For those items we can use special services to remove them safely, so just give us a call when in doubt.



BATTERIES


Most people know that throwing batteries away can be damaging, but when you have a dumpster rental you may think, why not? Batteries contain different chemicals like lead, mercury, and cadmium. These substances can eventually seep into the ground, causing environmental contamination over time.


Batteries that should not be thrown away include car batteries, rechargeable batteries, and lithium. You are better off recycling the batteries or finding your nearest hazardous waste facility to dispose of all batteries.


TIRES


If you didn’t know, it is illegal to throw tires into any landfills so they need to be kept away from all dumpsters. You can find where to dispose of tires at PA.gov website.


ELECTRONICS


This includes computers, cell phones, DVD players, and even printers. Currently, there are nine states where it is illegal to have any e-waste resulting in fiend for throwing electronics in dumpsters. Instead, try to find a retail store or online service that will buy your old electronics.


CHEMICALS


This might be the most obvious one, but chemicals such as paint, oil, solvents, gas lead-based cleaners, and pesticides are not allowed to be discarded into dumpsters. Chemicals such as these ones can not only cause environmental harm but personal harm to the dumpster and potentially anyone around it.



Now that you are aware of what cannot be thrown away, you're ready to rent! And remember, if you do have some of these items to throw away, give us a call and we can always find a way to get rid of something you don’t need.


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