• 16205 Old US 41,
  • Fort Myers, FL 33912



Keep Your Dumpster Clear of These Items

Though we pride ourselves on our ability to help customers with all kinds of different waste; there are still certain items that we absolutely cannot accept in our dumpsters. This applies to any and all flammable, toxic, or hazardous materials, as well as additional items that you cannot throw in a dumpster. To determine if your materials fall under these categories check for warning labels and symbols on the items in question. Most chemical products will fall under these categories, including household cleaning solutions and sprays.

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If you find any of these symbols on your waste items check for disposal instructions on the label. If none are present, consult your local sanitation department to find a hazardous waste collection center near you.

Additional prohibited items include the following:

Tires. All tires of any kind are prohibited due to the damage they can cause to landfills.

Batteries. Car batteries are particularly hazardous due to their lead-acid composition. These batteries contain high levels of lead and other heavy metals that cannot be mixed with other wastes.

Railroad Ties. Railroad ties are pieces of creosote-treated lumber used in the construction of railroad tracks.

Paints & Lacquers. Paints and lacquers are prohibited due to their potential for containing harmful elements such as lead or mercury, especially those manufactured prior to the 1990’s.

Oils. Prohibited oils include those used in automobiles and those used as general industrial lubricants. Used motor oil can be recycled through a number of nationwide retailers, as well as most auto parts and mechanic shops.

Asbestos. Asbestos is a flame retardant material found in older homes and various industrial products. It is considered to be a carcinogen in most US states and is therefore banned from most landfills. Removing asbestos-containing materials from homes or offices is highly dangerous and should only be done by licensed contractors.

Infectious Waste. Infectious waste consists of materials used in medicine or that have come into contact with bodily fluids. Items such as hypodermic needles and used bandages should be disposed of through waste haulers that are licensed to handle, transport, and dispose of medical waste.

Contaminated Soils & Absorbents. Contaminated soils and absorbents that are mixed with hazardous substances cannot be disposed of through normal MSW haulers.

Ink & Resins. Ink used in pens and printers, as well as resins, can damage equipment and stain the interior of dumpsters. These are best disposed of through recycling centers and/or retailers with drop-off locations.

Industrial Drums. Industrial drums are used to contain the byproducts of a number of different industrial processes. Often, these substances are considered hazardous and should be disposed of through licensed haulers and industry participants. Clean drums can be recycled as scrap metal.

Food Waste. Though food waste can be land filled we do not allow for its disposal in our dumpsters due to its potential to attract vermin and spoilage. If you have to dispose of large amounts of food waste, consider using municipal trash services or sending the waste to local composting centers.

Fuel. All fuel types are banned from landfills, and therefore, our dumpsters. Gasoline/petroleum is highly flammable and should only be disposed of if it can no longer be used as a fuel source. Disposal should only be handled by hazardous waste disposal centers. Consult your local fire department or recycling center to find hazardous waste disposal centers near you.

Adhesives. Adhesives such as glue or epoxy should be disposed of with regular household trash or recycling, rather than a dumpster. Loose adhesives can damage the container or cause waste items to become entangled and hard to remove.

Refrigerants. Items containing refrigerant must be evacuated according to federal disposal guidelines. This is to ensure that no hazardous chemicals are introduced into the environment. Properly drained refrigerators can be disposed of using regular dumpsters in some cases, contact us to determine if we can accept your refrigerator.

Stumps. Tree stumps are generally prohibited from landfills due to their bulkiness and tendency to cause damage to landfill liners. That being said, you have a couple of different options for disposal. You can call up your local recycling center to see if they accept tree stumps, rent a wood chipper and reduce your stump to mulch for your trees or garden, or call us to schedule a Grapple truck for remove it for you.

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