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Renovating The Right Way With Garbage Removal

When my husband and I started buying bank-owned properties a few years back, I realized that clean-up was going to be a big part of the job. We were purchasing properties that were filled with trash, and it was really overwhelming at first. Fortunately, after cleaning up the mess on my own for a few houses, we wised up and started using a professional garbage removal company. In addition to hauling the garbage away quickly, they also took care of things like disposal fees and dumpster rentals. This blog is all about the advantages of expert garbage removal and why it is worth the investment.


Renovating The Right Way With Garbage Removal

Garbage Container Rentals – 3 Things That Are Prohibited

by Marina Montero

Big cleanup jobs on your property will produce a lot of waste. You're going to need to get rid of the garbage, but hauling it yourself can be time consuming. Also, most city ordinances have limits on how much garbage you can put out for curbside pickup.

There are container rentals where you can load all your refuse in one place, and then have it professionally removed when you're finished. But, you need to know that there are some prohibited items that you cannot put in the trash.


It is illegal to throw any type of tire into any garbage container. This includes your normal household trash can, or a rental dumpster. Most landfills will not take used tires either. Old tires are manufactured of toxic rubber and create a mosquito problem when they hold water.

Many auto parts stores will take used tires for recycling even if you are not purchasing new ones. If you have no other choice for old tires you need to remove from your property, consult with your community waste management division. Frequently, there are stations to deposit old tires where they are used in asphalt and other industrial purposes.


It is illegal to throw car batteries, as well as lithium batteries in a dumpster. The chemicals are toxic and can leak into the environment. Dumping batters into any dumpster or garbage can is not only illegal, but also ecologically unethical. Most battery retailers and electronics stores will offer battery disposal. Do not throw batteries in your rented waste container.

Gasoline, Oil, and Gas Tanks

Oil drums, fuel tanks, and other types of flammable containers can pose a serious safety hazard. It is illegal to throw them into your container. Never put gas cans, used automotive oil, or propane tanks into any garbage container. Contact your local fire department or city waste management service to find your local hazardous materials collection center.


Illegal dumping may be a violation of your state's laws. Each state has specific laws against prohibited dumping, whether in a rental container, or your normal curbside pickup. The punishment can range from a misdemeanor and fine, to a felony charge that carries jail time. If you have any questions about what is prohibited, save yourself a huge headache and find out beforehand.

Before you load anything into a waste container, consult your local garbage ordinance. You can also ask for a detailed list of prohibited items from a company that rents containers. They will be able to give you an accurate list and let you know how to dispose of those things you cannot put in your container. 

Keep these things in mind when before you contact a company that offers container rental in your area.