There are numerous aspects to a commercial construction project. Many different teams work on it. The teams have their own rules, but they all have one thing: they all make a mess. Once the construction is finished, someone has to clean it up.
Using a commercial dumpster rental is easy to keep your construction site clean. Having a dumpster on-site specifically for the construction project will make the work smoother. Specializes in renting the right size dumpster for your project and can help you throughout the process in the metro area.
What Can Be Thrown in a Commercial Dumpster?
Just because it’s in a dumpster doesn’t mean you can put whatever you want in it. There are rules for what you can recycle in your home, and the same goes for using a commercial dumpster. These are the list of some items that are allowed in a dumpster.
When getting a dumpster for a roof replacement job, remember that asphalt shingles are thin and can be deceiving. This means you can put many of them in the container before it becomes too heavy. It’s important to think about how serious the shingles will be when reserving your container to get one that is the right size.
Other roofing materials.
Various roofing materials can be disposed of in a commercial dumpster. Clay tiles, metal roofing, and slate shingles can all go in the dumpster. Be sure to check if these materials can be mixed with other debris or if they have to be kept separate. If metal roofing is one of the materials, most of it can be recycled, so it’s important to keep it separated from other trash.
Your building debris.
You can also dump heavy junk like brick, stone, and concrete into a commercial roll-away container. This type of refuse is much bulkier and doesn’t lay flat as asphalt shingles. So you may need better than one dumpster or multiple loads if you are working on a large construction project. However, it is easier to monitor the weight of the container with bulky debris than with asphalt shingles.
Any trash from a commercial renovation project, like pieces of drywall, wood, metal, windows, or anything else, can be disposed of in a dumpster.
Is There Anything That Shouldn’t Go in a Dumpster?
A few items should never be disposed of in a commercial roll-off container. Here’s a list of the most common:
Paint, lacquer, or thinner.
Paint, stain, color, and paint thinner should not be disposed of in commercial dumpsters. Latex paint is the only variety of paint that can be disposed of in this way. If you must dispose of latex paint, let it dry completely before throwing it away.
Oils and flammable liquids, or other hazardous materials.
Items should not go in the trash. You can call a professional waste management company to help you get rid of them safely.
If you have old rubber tires, find a local recycler who can turn them into something else, like playground material.
Asbestos is a poisonous material that is often found on construction sites. If it is not managed correctly, the asbestos dust can be dangerous to workers and the public. To get rid of the asbestos safely, you should hire an abatement contractor. Do not put the asbestos in the dumpster.
Batteries and electronics.
If your construction site has any old electronics or batteries, it’s important to dispose of them responsibly. Electronics can cause fires, and batteries can leak harmful chemicals. Contact an e-waste recycler to make sure these items are recycled properly.
They sealed tanks and drums.
Sealed tanks and drums may be dangerous because they may be under pressure, or the contents may be explosive. Dispose of these items separately to stay safe.
If you have any questions about what can and cannot be put in a commercial dumpster, give us a call. We will help you figure out the best way to get rid of those items that are not allowed in commercial containers.
Commercial Dumpster Rental
We have the right-sized dumpster for your commercial project needs. We offer several sizes of commercial dumpster rentals. The largest is 20 cubic yards with a weight limit of two tons, and the smallest commercial container is six cubic yards with a weight limit of one ton. We offer several sizes in between. Contact us for an easy rental process.