//Common Yard Waste That Can Go In A Dumpster

Common Yard Waste That Can Go In A Dumpster

Managing a yard project for your home or rental property has a lot of different aspects that must be considered. One of the most common snags that people run into is disposal of the plant and dirt that comes with remodeling landscape. You could be a veteran landscaper or buying your first home; knowing how yard waste disposal works is key. 


Dumpster rentals have become more affordable and easily accessible in recent years, turning into one of the most common solutions to projects for inside the home, as well as out. However, knowing the proper use and limitations of a dumpster may not be as cut and dry as people think. 


Common Compostable Materials


One of the most common and abundant refuse from landscaping or refreshing your yard is plant based. Luckily, a lot of these flora can be put in one dumpster together, keeping it simple for you.


  • Leaves
  • Shrubs
  • Tree limbs
  • Branches
  • Smaller flowers and plants


Anything that you would imagine goes into a large compost pile are things that can go into the same dumpster. Having a designated dumpster for the compost materials will help you in the long run with not only time, but with money. Many dumpster rental companies will charge a fee for needing to sift through and sort compostable material from trash, rocks, bricks, and other materials not suited for the same waste site. Some common materials that do not qualify are


  • Construction materials
  • Painted wood or lumber
  • Treated or stained wood or lumber
  • Particle board


Always double check with your dumpster rental on what they qualify as compost materials. Larger logs and trunks may or may not be accepted. If you plan to remove old or used mulch, it is advised to also verify if it qualifies as compostable. 




Removing soil in large quantities is another reason rental dumpsters come in handy. If you plan on putting in a new pool, water feature, or even a new foundation, having a reliable place to offload the dirt makes the project run smoothly. Dirt dumpsters are a common practice and many dumpster rentals will know exactly what you need depending on the project. There are a few factors to keep in mind when thinking about dirt removal. 


The weight of the soil can vary drastically due to moisture. Two tons of dry dirt can quickly turn into three tons of wet dirt. With a junk removal service, this can turn into a disaster. But with a dumpster rental, a 10 yard dumpster holds 10 tons- making the worst case wet dirt scenario easier to combat. 


Bricks, Plastic, and Other Misc. Yard Debris 


Most of these other materials will fall under your basic trash removal and can be placed into the same dumpster. When removing yard waste, always keep in mind the weight rules. Bricks, concrete, and other dense materials may or may not need to be sifted out of the rest of the materials. The best practice is to discuss your project with your chosen dumpster rental. The experts will know the questions to ask.

At Sweet Dumps, we pride ourselves on communication and being as transparent as possible. Our goal is to provide a great experience with your dumpster rental and take the waste removal stress out of the equation. From landscaping to home remodels, our locally owned and family operated dumpster rental service is here for you. Give us a call today to schedule your roll-off dumpster rental.