Using a Dumpster for Construction Waste Disposal in Port St Lucie, FL
Types of debris not allowed in construction dumpsters
Due to the potential for environmental issues, certain wastes are banned from the general waste stream. These are items that most dumpster rental companies prohibit:
- Scrap tires
- Electronics (e-wastes)
- Household hazardous wastes (HHWs), chemicals and liquids
- Explosive or flammable wastes (e.g., fireworks)
- C&D debris containing asbestos
Check with your roll-off rental company to see which wastes are prohibited. This can vary by company. Some companies may accept “special” wastes like those listed above for an additional fee.
Where is the debris dumped after it’s picked up?
In most cases, waste is hauled to the nearest landfill. However, there’s a growing trend nationwide to dispose of construction and demolition (C&D) debris at a dedicated C&D landfill. These facilities are able to recycle the vast majority of this debris, which helps reduce landfilling and increases recycling.
An EPA survey noted there were about 1,900 C&D landfills nationwide, although that number has grown since this data was collected in 1994. You can find the nearest C&D landfill and reference local rules & regulations regarding C&D disposal by checking out this resource from the EPA.
Some states and cities have made it mandatory to recycle certain types of C&D debris. For instance, Connecticut mandates that C&D metals be recycled.
Depending upon where you live, you may be required to keep C&D separated by type. Discuss this with your roll-off provider to ensure you abide by all of rules governing your state.