Dumpster Rental in New York
We can help take the stress out of hiring a dumpster truck in New York by giving you access to our comprehensive database. The number of companies we have on our listing covers most areas of New York, meaning we can help you find a dumpster rental company near you. We can also offer some advice regarding what items you can throw away into landfill, and which ones will need alternative solutions. Here is a quick guide.
When you are throwing waste into your dumpster truck, you have to be careful of the items you can just throw away without a thought. There are some items that are prohibited due to environmental concerns, and they can also be dangerous if not disposed of properly.
Items that you can send to landfill include:
- Vegetation – tree stumps, logs, and roots. Smaller plants can be thrown into the landfill whole, or the facility will recycle them into wood chips for commercial use. Logs may incur additional fees depending on the dumpster rental company, due to their weight and size.
- Optical wires – such as phone wires and old electric wires from walls.
- Structural items – steel, fabrics, wooden posts and supports.
- Top soil.
- Floor boards and floor tiles – wooden and ceramic. Wooden floor boards can be recycled if there are no embedded items such as nails or metal supports inside.
- Pipes – although check if the pipes contain lead, if they are old metal pipes.
- Roof tiles and insulation material.
Items that cannot be thrown into landfill include:
- Batteries – even when flat, batteries can burst and catch fire, which can be dangerous. They can also cause injuries to anyone nearby. Batteries need to be disposed of carefully, following a specialist procedure. It is best to call a professional service to deal with these.
- Paint – although empty paint cans are allowed. When disposing of empty paint cans, you should leave them open.
- Liquids – including oil and gasoline, as they can leak and contaminate the ground water. Oil and gasoline are also flammable, and landfill fires can be hard to put out as well as emitting toxic fumes.
- Asbestos – broken parts can cause lung damage and other health issues if inhaled. If you have asbestos that you need removing, you need to contact a specialist. Do not remove asbestos yourself and be careful not to break parts off.
- Biological waste – like liquids, this can contaminate the ground water. Biological waste can also spread disease by being a home to bacteria, which can be dangerous to people living around the area.
Dumpster truck companies can advise you on whether items can be thrown away or must be handled separately, if you are unsure. The companies in New York can also advise you on whom you can go to for additional information.
It is important to follow the rules and regulations of your city's landfill, especially regarding prohibited items. Failure to follow them can result in penalties from the city. Always clarify whether an item can be thrown into landfill before loading it into the hauler. If you are unclear whether something is prohibited or not, it is better to keep it on-site than risk penalties.
When throwing out waste, you need to take into account the size and weight. You may need to cut items like pipes, poles and floorboards to size to fit a dumpster truck. Items such as rocks can be quite heavy and if you go over weight limits, you can end up paying extra fees. It's usually best to stop loading a hauler if you think it is too heavy, even if the truck does not appear full.
Sometimes it is worth hiring a dumpster truck for a few days while you clarify what items can be thrown away, and their weight. Some dumpster companies in New York can be rented out per day, while others take longer bookings. For instance, some companies hire their trucks out per week. We can sort out the length of time for you when you are booking. We understand some jobs only require a short rental, while others will need longer. Our bookings allow you to set the required time, and we will provide contact details of companies so you can discuss your needs directly.