What Can Go in a Construction Dumpster?

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Renovating a house or any property looks so glamorous on television, especially the demolition process. We see Hollywood stars hammering their way through walls and destroying cabinets and countertops, but what we don’t usually see is the clean-up process that happens after. The debris from the demolition is loaded up on dumpsters and is driven away to be properly disposed of.

But how do you know what to put where? Can you throw everything in a dumpster and call it a day? Well, according to Hollywood Dumpsters and Haulers, you can throw almost anything. Almost being the keyword. The disposal depends on what type of material there is to throw away.​

Regular debris comprises drywall, plaster, scrap metal, and siding and can all be put in one dumpster and driven off to the local landfill but there is also concrete debris which needs a separate dumpster because it will be brought directly to a recycling facility. Regardless of what the debris is, proper segregation is a must.



Commercial Dumpsters

This is the most common type that can be found anywhere, restaurants, parking lots, and gas stations. These are permanently rented and are scheduled for regular pickup. They also have a lid to keep the odor in and the stray animals out.

Residential Dumpsters

​Residential dumpsters are similar to construction dumpsters but are used more for home projects rather than large-scale construction. Examples of home projects are exterior and interior renovations, household decluttering, junk removal, and flooring removal. Like construction dumpsters, they are a temporary rental solution and are hauled away once full.

Construction Dumpsters

These are the dumpsters that companies like Hollywood Dumpsters and Haulers own and are used for the sole purpose of loading construction debris from the site and hauling them off to be properly disposed of.


Construction dumpsters are designated commercial, double-wall dumpsters specifically designed to hold large amounts of construction debris, as well as a variety of miscellaneous items such as paint, hard hats, metal, and other building materials.
The size of these dumpsters ranges from a 40-ft. dumpster to a 200-ft. dumpster, and obviously the larger the dumpster the more debris can be loaded in. Each dumpster costs between $9,000 – $13,000, and a bulk waste dumpster costing around $13,000. The dumpsters come in four different varieties, but depending on the size of the construction or homeowner’s need, the price can vary.


Some common things that can go into a construction dumpster is:

  • Construction or demolition debris (except concrete)
  • Old furniture  
  • Trash
  • Carpeting
  • Yard waste (which can also be separated and recycled)
  • Some latex paints, although many cities allow these to be recycled
  • Anything non-hazardous
  • Concrete debris for specific hauling to a recycling facility and not the landfill


The following items cannot be disposed of using a construction dumpster:

  • Old tires
  • Batteries of any kind
  • Electronics
  • Appliances containing Freon
  • Paint thinners, solvents, and oil-based paints
  • Hazardous items

​Whether you decide to do a complete gut job or just some surface work, you don’t want to end up getting more work done than you bargained for. Let the hard working team g from Hollywood Dumpsters and Haulers do the heavy work and put it all in a dumpster where they can properly dispose of it.

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