Wednesday, 22 April 2015

What Materials Are Not Safe to Place in My Dumpster?

One question, we receive daily from customers, is "Is there anything I can't throw in the dumpster?  The answer is Yes.  We cannot accept any hazardous, regulated, or dangerous materials.

Federal, State, and Local governments regulate certain materials which are hazardous to people or the environment.  These items include: asbestos, bio hazardous waste, tires, certain pesticides, paint, car batteries, oils, and freon related items.

Additionally, we cannot accept dangerous materials that are flammable or combustible. These are items which can cause injury to landfill workers or other customers disposing of their debris at the site.  The heavy dozers running over refuse can cause items to explode.  For safety, we cannot accept items such as: ammunition, propane bottles, gasoline, oils, paint thinners, or other combustible chemicals.

Many are surprised to find we ARE able to accept tires and appliances, as well as electronics and mattresses.

If you are unsure if an item can go in the dumpster just give us a call at (405) 640-4345. We would be happy to answer your questions.

If you do have toxic or hazardous materials to dispose of you can contact the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility in Oklahoma City at (405) 682-7038 or visit them on their website.

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