What Can and What Cannot Go Into a Dumpster in Hamilton CA

We know that when you get a bin from Clean Er Up you’re doing it because you’ve got a big mess to clean up. Maybe you’re doing a home renovation and have a lot of old broken tile and drywall you want to get rid of. Maybe you’re doing new construction and you just have so much trash from the process. Or maybe you’re taking on a beast of a yard and will be pulling out stumps. All of this is just the kind of thing that a dumpster in Hamilton CA is for.

But what isn’t allowed in a Hamilton dumpster rental? What products, substances, and chemicals are meant to be disposed of somewhere else?

Here is your comprehensive guide to what can and cannot go into a dumpster in Hamilton CA.

What Can Go Into a Dumpster in Hamilton CA?

This is the easy part, because SO MUCH can go into a dumpster, and we know you’ve been dying to get rid of it. 

General Trash

If you’ve got a question, check the section below, but typically anything that you throw into your trash bin every week can be thrown into a dumpster. There are exceptions for things like glues and adhesives–those should go in your regular trash, not the dumpster–so be sure to read on. But as a rule of thumb, anything you’d toss in the bin under your sink is good to toss in the dumpster.

Furniture

No problems here. It all can go. Couches, tables, chairs.

Appliances

Appliances can go in the dumpster, BUT there are a couple hitches. While you can throw out your washer and dryer, your microwave, your oven and your trash compactor, you will need to make sure that your refrigerator or AC units are free of any freon. (If you don’t know how to remove freon from one of these devices, contact an appliance or HVAC repair specialist and they’ll take care of it for you.)

Electronics

While you can throw away any electronic device in a dumpster, there is a question of how much you can throw away. If you’re just cleaning out a house and getting rid of some TVs and a couple computers, then you’re fine. But if you’re doing a major overhaul of an office space and getting rid of a lot of electronics, you may need to recycle them as e-waste. There are dedicated e-waste recycling companies in Hamilton CA that you can contact who will come to you and pick up old electronics.

Yard Waste

We’ll take any yard waste you can throw at us. If it’s organic, it can go in the dumpster.

Construction Debris

This includes a whole host of things, including bricks, asphalt, stone, shingles, drywall, wood, siding, tile, carpet, and most anything else from a construction site. However, if you are getting rid of a particularly large amount of stone and concrete, please contact us to make sure that it’s not too heavy for our dumpsters.

Other

The list of what can go in a dumpster can go on and on, but things like toys, books, paper, filing cabinets, non-organic trash are all good in the dumpster.

What Can’t Go In a Dumpster in Hamilton CA?

While there’s a lot that can go in a dumpster, there’s a lot that can’t. Here are the items that shouldn’t go in, and suggestions about where else you should dispose of them.

Adhesives

It may seem odd that you can’t throw glue and epoxy away in a dumpster, while you can easily put it in the regular trash. But this is because we don’t want any of the adhesives leaking and gluing things to the inside of the dumpsters. They can be very difficult to remove.

Batteries

Car batteries contain harmful chemicals and should be disposed of either at a recycling center or an auto shop. Lithium batteries, like those found in laptops, should be recycled with an e-waste recycler. Regular alkaline batteries, however, can go in the dumpster.

Corrosive Waste

Corrosive wastes are either acids or bases that can cause severe burns and erode metal. This includes bleach, oven cleaner, and rust remover. They should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Center.

Cleaners or Solvents

Cleaners or solvents–even household cleaners–shouldn’t be put into dumpsters. Typically, small amounts can be poured down drains and then you are free to put the empty bottles in the dumpster.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, which is highly toxic and must be recycled. 

Food Waste

Yes, we said that we’ll take anything organic, and we won’t mind if you empty the fridge into the dumpster. However, if it’s a large amount of food waste (if you’re cleaning out inventory at a grocery store or something similar) then that can attract unwanted animals. We recommend either throwing this in the regular trash or sending it to a composting center.

Fuels or Oils

Fuel like gasoline or kerosene, oil, propane tanks, or other combustible and flammable items should not be put in a dumpster. This also includes matches and flares, rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover and other ignitable wastes. Contact the Hamilton fire department about where these items can be dropped off.

Hot Water Heaters

Hot water heaters can contain harmful gases and should not be damaged by throwing it in a dumpster (or throwing something on top of it). If you’re getting rid of a hot water heater, we recommend transporting it carefully to a landfill

Biohazardous Waste

Biohazardous wastes contain things that are potentially infectious. This can include blood, animal waste, animal body parts and bodily fluids. It also includes sharps such as needles, glass vials and blades.

Medication

Medications should not be thrown in the trash or put into the water supply (don’t flush them down the toilet). They can be disposed of at the local pharmacy.

Paint or Lacquer

Paint, paint thinner, wood stain, and lacquers cannot go into a dumpster. They should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Center.

Printer Ink or Resin

While the ink of a single printer isn’t a problem, if you’re getting rid of a large quantity of ink it should be done through a recycling center. Any amount of resin should be taken to a recycling center.

Railroad Ties and Telephone Poles

Railroad ties and telephone poles are treated with harmful chemicals and are not permitted in most landfills. Some recycling companies will still take them.

Reactive Wastes

Reactive wastes are materials which are unstable under pressure or heat. This includes propane tanks, oxygen tanks, aerosol cans, ammunition and fertilizer. These should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Center.

Tires

Tires cannot be thrown in a dumpster as most landfills do not accept them. They can be recycled at an auto shop or tire store, however.

Toxic Wastes

This includes anything that may be dangerous if exposed to the body, inhaled, or swallowed. This includes antifreeze and pesticide. They should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Center.

Conclusion

As mentioned above. Most construction, yard or day-to-day trash materials are fine to throw in your dumpster rental. Outside of that, please consult our guide, call us, or contact your local Household Hazardous Waste Center.

Garbage Bin Rental in Hamilton, Ontario

For any construction or home improvement project, there’s always a junk problem. 

Whether you’re ripping stuff out, working with a new construction or you just have a lot of junk that needs to make its way to the local recycling or disposal center, garbage bin rental in Hamilton can help keep your worksite manageable and also take care of the tricky aspect of seeing all that junk off.

Just call us and tell us how much junk you have or what size container you’d like and we’ll show up with a dumpster bin at your Hamilton worksite, ready for immediate loading. Once you’ve filled your dumpster, let us know and we’ll return and haul it all away.

How do you price your bins?

All our garbage bin rentals in Hamilton are priced according to the number of days a rental is needed and the loaded bin weight after you’ve filled it with your junk. Bin rentals are reserved for 1, 3, 7, 10 and 14 days. If you need to rent a dumpster in Hamilton, Ontario for more than two weeks, please contact us.

Clean fill bins are not charged by weight, only the number of rental days.

What size bins do you rent?

Currently, we’ve standardized on four main bin types. Our smallest bin rental in Hamilton, Ontario is a 4 yard bin (12′ long, 5′ wide, 2′ high), but we also have 10 yard bins (12′ long, 5′ wide, 5′ high), 16 yard bins (12′ long, 6′ wide, 5′ high) and 20 yard bins (12′ long, 8′ wide, 6′ high).

Multiple garbage bins can be rented if one isn’t enough, or we can also remove a bin and return it if you have a continuing junk removal need.

How can I determine the dumpster size I need?

While those that have rented a dumpster or two before may be able to estimate the dumpster size they’ll need before starting, dumpster selection itself is more art than science. Each job is different, and a 10 yard dumpster bin rental in Hamilton may be perfect for one job but inadequate for another. 

However, we can say that smaller garage or attic cleanout jobs should be fine with a 4 or 10 yard bin. Larger 16 and 20 yard bins are better for renovation projects, while the largest bins are typically reserved for commercial projects.

If you have any doubts as to the dumpster size you need, contact us and we’ll help you obtain the right sized dumpster for the job.

How should I load my dumpster rental?

Like any loading project, we recommend loading our dumpsters with the heaviest and largest items first so that weight can be spread out evenly throughout the garbage bin. Smaller and lighter junk should be placed on top, but be careful not to overload the dumpster. No material should be hanging over the sides or peeking out the top. 

We won’t be able to remove a garbage bin rental in Hamilton if it’s not safe for the trek to the recycling center.

Where do you take all the junk?

All the contents of our dumpster bin rentals in Hamilton are taken to Recycle City in Hamilton, Ontario. They take care of all the sorting, recycling and disposal, and we take the empty bin back to headquarters to get it ready for another rental.

With the convenience of online ordering (as well as phone orders), Clean Er Up Bin Rentals is the best place to order a garbage bin rental in Hamilton today. Call us or book online now.

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Garbage Bin Rental in Burlington, Ontario

It’s not every day that you need to rent a garbage bin. In fact, many people will never rent one in their entire lives. But when you need one, you need one, and we are proud to say that CleanErUp Bin Rentals is here when you need us for whatever job you want to throw at us. With same-day delivery, you can be sure that you get your garbage bin in Burlington, Ontario, right when the need arises.

A Bin for All Projects

There are many reasons that people need large garbage bins. Our garbage bins, which come in four sizes (4 yard, 10 yard, 16 yard, and 20 yard), are heavy-duty and sturdy enough for as much abuse as you can dish out. 

Whether you’re renovating a house and doing extensive demolition that will all need to be hauled away, or whether you’re cleaning up an unkempt yard and need to cut down a few trees and dig out some stumps, these bins will hold whatever you can throw at them. Our customers use them when cleaning out old houses, when tearing off a roof, when ripping up a lawn, and sometimes when they simply need to empty a particularly messy garage that’s gotten out of control. 

Anywhere in Burlington, Ontario, where you need to haul something to the dump and don’t know how to do it, just call us. You’ll just have to load the garbage bin, which we’ll drop off in your driveway or yard, and then you fill it as high and deep as you’d like, and we’ll haul it away. You never have to go to the dump yourself, and you never have to worry about transporting a big unwieldy rental truck. We take all the hard work on ourselves, and you just have to worry about the job at hand.

How Are the Garbage Bins Priced?

The garbage bins are priced based on size and the number of days that they’re at your property. There are also fees associated with overloading the bin in terms of weight.

Yard and Driveway Protection, and Clean Up

Don’t worry about our garbage bins messing up and damaging your property. When we come to drop off the bin, we don’t merely drop it onto the driveway: we properly protect the driveway with lumber so that the heavy bin will not dig into the cement or asphalt. Our bins move on that lumber on rollers so that there is never a sharp point digging into your drive. We clean up the lumber, take the bin, and we’re on our way, leaving you with a newly emptied house or yard.

The bins are taken to Recycle City, in Hamilton, Ontario, and from there they sort through everything in the bin to dispose, recycle, or mulch the contents. 

Order Your Garbage Bin in Burlington, Ontario, Today

How Do I Know What Dumpster Size I Need?

Finding the right size roll-off dumpster is crucial, no matter what the type of project. With the perfectly sized dumpster onsite, waste disposal becomes convenient, efficient, and even cost-effective, whether it’s a renovation, new construction, demolition, or a simple home de-cluttering project.

How to Choose the Right Dumpster Size for Your Project?

If you try to squeeze 10 yards of debris in a 4-yard dumpster in an attempt to save costs, it can be counterproductive. A dumpster bin that is too small tends to be overloaded, which can lead to a mess and extra disposal fees. It can even slow down work as piles of junk gather on location and you find yourself struggling to fit it all in or work around it.

In some instances, you may even have to scramble for an additional bin at the last minute, which can prove to be twice as costly. On the other hand, if the bin is too big, you end up paying unnecessarily for a large sized bin that is not required.

So, how does one find the perfect dumpster rental size? Clean Er Up Bin Rentals provides a helpful guide to help you pick the ideal size based on the type of project so you’re able to stay on schedule and on budget.

Factors to Select the Right Dumpster Size

When picking the right size disposal container for any venture, residential or commercial, some of the most important considerations are the type and volume of waste

Type of Waste

What type of junk will your project generate? Will it be household waste or construction material like wood planks, saw dust, or other raw material? Will it be concrete and brick? For instance, demolition projects typically lead to heavy waste such as block, brick, and asphalt that require large-size dumpster bins that have a high weight bearing capacity. On the other hand, for a garage or attic clean-out, a moderate 10-yard dumpster rental will suffice.

Total Volume

Clean Er Up Bin Rentals provides dumpsters that are typically ‘sized’ according to the cubic yard of volume they can hold. We provide 4, 10, 16, and 20 yard dumpster rentals.

To get a sense, please note that one yard can hold the waste of up to six trash bags (13-gallon). Or you may consider the weight instead of volume but it’s more difficult to estimate the weight of your junk. Then, based on the yard volume or weight, you can easily pick one of our bin sizes. For additional help in selection of the right dumpster size, refer to the next section.

What Are the Different Dumpster Sizes?

Clean Er Up Bin Rentals offers four different sizes of dumpsters to accommodate the varying needs of different types of projects, be it remodeling, construction, demolition, or clean-out. Here are their respective dimensions and project suitability.

4 Yard – 12′ long, 4′ wide, 2′ high

This is the smallest size of dumpster and is a fit for compact-sized home projects. It’s also perfect for small scale home de-cluttering.

10 Yard – 12′ long, 5′ wide, 5′ high

This model is best for small scale contractors looking to have a waste or storage bin onsite for renovation projects.

16 Yard – 12′ long, 6′ wide, 5′ high

Families looking to de-clutter their full-sized houses or mid-size contractors looking for a bin for debris for renovation projects can benefit from this midsize bin.

20 Yard – 12′ long, 8′ wide, 6′ high

This large commercial dumpster size is most suitable for contractors or families working on large remodeling or de-cluttering projects.

Quick and Easy Clean-Ups with Clean Er Up Bin Rentals

Clean Er Up Bin Rentals offers dumpsters for rent for diverse projects like construction, household debris, home clean-outs, renovation, remodeling, flood / fire restoration, and more!

If you need help in choosing the right dumpster rental size for your needs, contact us today and one of our experienced staff will evaluate your requirements and then recommend the perfect solution. Or reserve a bin now!

Can I Place A Dumpster Rental on the Street in Hamilton

So you’ve decided to rent a dumpster for a home or yard renovation project. This is great! This is the first step on the path to a new and improved property that will bring you much joy and satisfaction. But the question is: where am I allowed to put that dumpster rental? Can I put a dumpster rental on the street, or does the dumpster need to be on the property? Here is all you need to know:

Can I Place a Clean Er Up Bin on the Street?

The short answer is no, you can’t put a Clean Er Up Bin on the street, unless you have a permit from the city that specifically allows you to. This is in accordance with Hamilton, Ontario laws and ordinances. We recommend that you place the bin in either the driveway of the property, or even on the grass.

Either place is fine for the bin, and the bin will not cause damage to either (As long as you don’t overfill it), thanks to the advanced way that we pick up and drop off bins; there will be no unsightly gouges in your asphalt or lawn, and the bin can be easily transported to and from the location without any trouble. Our drivers are specially trained to make sure that the trucks do not damage your yard or drive, and the bins themselves are on rollers which make them easy to load and unload without causing harm.

To place a Clean Er Up Bin on the street, you would need to get a permit from the city of Hamilton.

How Do I Go About Getting a Permit?

To get a permit from the City of Hamilton, Ontario for placing a dumpster, you will need to contact the Corridor Management Office, which can be accessed through their website here. You will need to fill out the Temporary Lane & Sidewalk Occupancy Permit form, with a minimum of five days’ notice.

Rates for the permit range are $53.60 per lane per day, and the fee can be paid by cheques, Visa, or Mastercard, payable to the City of Hamilton.

If I Get a Permit, What Regulations Do I Need to Follow?

The dumpster cannot be placed within 3 meters of a fire hydrant, 6 meters of a crosswalk, and No Stopping Zones must be adhered to. If the sidewalk is closed it must be clearly marked. The permit may not be used for any personal vehicles. And the site must be left in the same condition it was in when the permit was issued.

What Are My Other Options?

The best option is to place your Clean Er Up Bin in the driveway or lawn of the property. To get a better idea of how the bins are delivered and picked up (and the care with which they are deposited and removed) you can visit our website here to watch a video.

Not only is this a cheaper option with less red tape, but it also makes for whatever renovation project you’re planning to be easier, as there is less time expended walking to the street. Having the bins close to your home, though they might make parking difficult for a few days, will be well worth it when you’re tearing out demolition projects, stripping a roof, or digging up your yard. You’ll be glad you had your bin so close to your home, and it will make a significant difference in the function of your project.

However, if you do need to place a dumpster on the street, it’s good to know the laws and procedures required in getting one there.

Now that you know where you can put your dumpster rental, make your Hamilton Dumpster rental online now!