Although your rental dumpster can be used to dispose of many different types of waste, some wastes need to be eliminated in a particular way. These items may have serious health or environmental issues, and may also damage the dumpster itself. To avoid complications with your dumpster rental and to avoid any local environmental laws, take a look at this list of items which should be disposed of in a different way:
Leftover pesticides are not something that you should keep around the home or workplace. However, because they are hazardous to humans in high concentrations, they should not be disposed of in rental dumpsters. Pesticides can contaminate other items in the dumpster, which may increase their environmental and health impacts. Always remember to dispose of pesticides in compliance with local laws and regulations.
Medical and biological wastes are also considered hazardous materials. Items like syringes, medications, and some home health equipment need to be disposed of by specific medical waste service providers. Contact your home health provider or local waste management service for more information on how to dispose of these items.
While modern batteries are design to be much safer than older models, they still contain harmful chemicals like mercury. Batteries can be recycled safely, so save them for your next recycling trip instead of throwing them in your rental dumpster. You can also talk to your dumpster rental company about special recycling dumpsters available for rental.
Paint is another item that should not be disposed of in your rental dumpster. In addition to risking damage and spills within the dumpster itself, some paints contain chemicals, including lead and volatile organic compounds, that pose disposal problems while wet.
For more information on how to properly use your rental dumpster, contact the experts at RentDumpsters.com. At RentDumpsters.com we are committed to keeping the state of New Jersey’s environment healthy. All eligible waste collected in our dumpsters is processed according to the LEED recycling guidelines. For peace of mind and responsible rubbish removal, contact us today and set up a dumpster rental for your commercial or residential renovation project. For more information about our services call us at (888) 772-7368.