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Tips for renting a roll-off dumpster in Connecticut

5 most common dumpster styles

Commercial dumpsters – Businesses use these dumpsters for weekly or monthly garbage hauling service. They are not for temporary use.

Roll-off dumpsters – These are the containers you rent for temporary uses, such as household cleanouts, roofing projects or commercial construction.

Trailer dumpsters – Used by some dumpster rental companies, these trailers are used similarly to roll-off dumpsters but are different in that they are on wheels – this offers the benefit of being easier on your driveway.

Bag-style containers – These small bins are made from durable fabrics and plastics and range in size from 1 to 3 cubic yards and hold less than 2 tons of debris. The “Bagster” container is one such dumpster.

Lowboy dumpsters – Similar to traditional roll-off dumpsters but with low sides, making it ideal for loading heavier debris, such as dirt, roofing material, concrete, tiles and masonry.

Information about dumpster rental weight limits and overage charges

Dumpster rental providers typically put a cap on the amount of weight you can load into a dumpster due to the fact it costs them more money to dump heavier loads at local landfills. This weight limit can range from 1 ton (2,000 lbs.) to 8 tons (16,000 lbs.) or more.

Overage fees typically range between $50 per ton and $100 per ton. For example, if the weight allowance is 2,000 lbs. and your load weighs in at 2,500 lbs., you’d owe an additional 1 ton of overage charges at the $50 to $100 rate, or whatever rate your dumpster rental agreement specifies.

TIP: Be particularly careful of going over the allotted weight limit when dealing with heavier debris, such as concrete, roofing shingles, dirt or masonry.

Tips for Dumpster Rental in Connecticut

What happens to the debris I throw in the dumpster?

The State of Connecticut has implemented an integrated Solid Waste Management Plan that all private haulers must abide by. This program reinforces source reduction, recycling, composting, and energy source recovery.   The use of landfills and incinerators are a last resort, and sometimes the only option, depending on your debris. The plan offers alternative methods to disposing of regular household junk, solid waste, construction debris, metal, petroleum products, roofing debris, etc... You can find more information on the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection website or you call (860) 424-3366 with any questions.

The state has published a helpful guide called the Connecticut Guide to Disposal of Household Items showing disposal options for dozens of types of debris.  Construction and demolition debris, roofing shingles, clean loads of concrete, yard waste, and other debris may be recyclable.  Loads of mixed junk and debris typically end up in the landfill.  If you're concerned about how the debris in your dumpster will be disposed of, ask your dumpster service.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is the State of Mind in Connecticut

It pays to recycle

Recycling isn’t a choice in Connecticut; it’s required by law. Connecticut is a leader when it comes to recycling and the benefits are plentiful:

When renting a dumpster for any type of bulk waste removal, be sure to ask about recycling options for debris. It may save you money, for instance, if you separate recyclables from non-recyclables.

Despite the fact recycling is mandatory in Connecticut, the recycling rates are still only around 30%, so there’s still a lot of work to do!

What does State law require to be recycled?

The law requires certain materials to be recycled, as listed below. If you questions about how to properly dispose of a certain type of waste, check out this handy guide.

  • Glass and metal food/drink containers
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Boxboard & chipboard (e.g. cereal boxes)
  • Electronics
  • Plastics containers (#1 and #2)
  • Office paper
  • Scrap metal
  • Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries
  • Waste oil
  • Lead acid batteries (from vehicles)
  • Leaves (must be composted)
  • Grass is banned from disposal at landfills and resource recovery facilities (incinerators)

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What does my city accept for recycling?

The types of materials accepted for recycling by each municipality in Connecticut can vary slightly. To see what your town accepts, visit this page at the CRRA website.

How’s construction and demolition (C&D) debris disposed of in CT?

The State categorizes C&D debris as a distinct type of bulky waste that has value when recycled. Thus, it promotes proper recycling of C&D whenever possible.

The types of C&D materials that should be recycled include asphalt shingles, gypsum board, concrete, wood and more.

You can contact your local recycling coordinator to find the nearest C&D recycling facility.

“Special wastes” require special rules

Disposing of items, such as tires or asbestos, requires that you obtain a Special Waste Disposal Authorization. This permit costs $660, or $300 for asbestos debris only.

***This fee is waived for homeowners if the waste originated from their house.

Call (860) 424-3366 for more information and to obtain a Special Waste Disposal Authorization.

Contact the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)