Dumpster Rental in Palo Alto, CA 94301
What You Can Put in a Trash Container Rental in Palo Alto, CA
Whether you are doing a major spring cleaning or doing a home improvement project, you may need a trash container rental. However, you can’t throw everything into a dumpster, and every area has different rules as to what they allow in their trash containers. You may wonder what you can and cannot throw in a dumpster, so here is a guide to what you can put in your Palo Alto, CA, trash container rental. Contact 1-877-DUMP-PRO for more information on dumpster rentals.
What you can throw away and how much of it you can put in a dumpster will depend on where you live and the dumpster size. From electronics to furniture to batteries: read below to learn what you can and cannot throw into a Santa Clara County dumpster. Contact us so we can find out whether to charge a flat fee or to charge by cubic yards.
Luckily, any type of wood furniture is always acceptable to throw away in a dumpster; however, upholstered furniture is different. States and cities vary in their rules and depending on where you live, you can’t throw away your upholstered couch or even your mattress. This is because some landfills will not accept these items, so dumpster rental companies won’t allow you to throw them in their dumpsters.
That is not always the case, however. Some dumpster services may allow these items, but you will have to pay an additional fee to throw them away.
It’s not always clear what items you can and can’t throw away, and some items are gray areas. Electronics are one of those. In some states, you can throw electronic devices, such as TVs, computers, and cell phones, into a dumpster; on the other hand, some states will not allow it. You should research the laws in your city and find a way to recycle them as e-waste rather than putting them in a dumpster. As well, if you are cleaning someplace where you need to throw away a lot of electronics, your dumpster rental in Palo Alto, CA, may not allow for them.
For example, you may struggle if you have to clean out your office building. Chances are, you must throw out a lot of computers, monitors, and other electronic devices. Even if your dumpster company allows you to throw out electronics, they may not let you throw out that many computers. Before renting a dumpster from 1-877-DUMP-PRO in Palo Alto, CA, check the laws for where you live and the rules of the dumpster companies in your area.
If you are planning on doing a home renovation, you may need to rent a dumpster. You’ll have to tear away so much wood, brick, and anything else from your house, and if you can’t throw them in a large dumpster, you’ll have to make trip after trip to the dump.
Lucky for you, renovation debris is allowed in most dumpsters. You can throw away everything from siding, drywall, brick, roofing shingles, and more in a dumpster. The only case where you cannot throw these items away is if they contain asbestos. If your home has asbestos in it, you should never do that renovation by yourself. Hire a professional to remove and dispose of the material properly.
Yard Waste removal
Many dumpsters allow yard waste disposal in dumpsters: you can throw out everything from trees, leaves, logs, and other types of wood. Since these items are natural and can decompose on their own, there is no issue throwing them in a dumpster. However, some companies may have a limit on how much you can throw away—you can throw out a pile of logs, but maybe not a whole evergreen tree. So, keep in mind how much you need to dispose of and do your research before choosing a dumpster rental company in Santa Clara County.
Now that we have discussed what is generally accepted for disposal in dumpsters, we will discuss what you cannot throw away. One of the highest items on this list is paint. Most paints, lacquers, and paint thinners contain lead and mercury, which is toxic to the environment. The only type of paint you can throw away is latex-based paint; however, you can only throw it away once you dry it. To dry your latex paint, pour it into a box of kitty litter or shredded paper and let it sit. Once it’s dry, you can throw it into a dumpster safely. Once the paint on the inside of the can is dry as well, you can dispose of the cans.
While many states allow you to dispose of Alkaline batteries, it’s always best to recycle them, as they can release toxins into the environment. However, you cannot throw away any other type of battery. Car batteries, lithium batteries, computer batteries, and more contain hazardous waste that can harm the environment if it escapes from the battery. To keep the environment safe, you cannot throw these into a dumpster.
This may not seem as obvious as batteries and paint, but you cannot throw whole tires into a dumpster. Most landfills will not allow whole tires because of their hollow centers. As garbage piles on top of a tire, methane gas from the other trash will become trapped in the center. This trapping of methane gas is why dumpsters in Palo Alto, CA, will reject tires.
Finally, you cannot throw any type of hazardous materials into a dumpster. This can include asbestos, pesticides, motor oil, and many household cleaners. You may wonder if you can’t throw them into a dumpster, how do you get rid of them? Most areas will have a hazardous waste drop-off center where you can dispose of your hazardous materials properly. This keeps the environment safe from these toxic chemicals.
When you need to rent a dumpster, you need to ensure that you can throw away everything you can do by renting a dumpster of the correct size. We have roll off dumpster rentals in a variety of sizes with sizes ranging from small to extra large. While you can throw away furniture, renovation debris, yard waste, and some electronics, you cannot throw away batteries, tires, or anything with hazardous waste. If you have a project coming up and you know you can throw the items away, you should find a trash container rental in Santa Clara County. When you need to rent a dumpster, call 1-877-DUMP-PRO at 877-386-7776 today.
Some information about Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwestern corner of Santa Clara County, California, United States, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The city is named after a coastal redwood tree known as El Palo Alto.
Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Ohlone lived on the San Francisco peninsula; in particular, the Puichon Ohlone lived in the Palo Alto area. The area of modern Palo Alto was first recorded by the 1769 party of Gaspar de Portolá, a 64-man, 200-horse expedition setting out from San Diego to find Monterey Bay. The group trekked past the bay without recognizing it and continued north. When they reached modern-day Pacifica, they ascended Sweeney Ridge and saw the San Francisco Bay on November 2. Portolá descended from Sweeney Ridge southeast down San Andreas Creek to Laguna Creek (now Crystal Springs Reservoir), thence to the San Francisquito Creek watershed, ultimately camping from November 6–11, 1769, by a tall redwood later to be known as El Palo Alto.
Palo Alto is named after El Palo Alto, an historic 110 ft tall (34 m) California Redwood on the banks of the San Francisquito Creek, sighted and named by the Portolà expedition in 1769.
In 1777, Father Junipero Serra established the Mission Santa Clara de Asis, whose northern boundary was San Francisquito Creek and whose lands included modern Palo Alto. The area was under the control of the viceroy of Mexico and ultimately under the control of Spain. On November 29, 1777, Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe (now the city of San Jose a few miles to the south of what was to be Palo Alto) was established by order of the viceroy despite the displeasure of the local mission. The Mexican War of Independence ending in 1821 led to Mexico becoming an independent country, though San Jose did not recognize rule by the new Mexico until May 10, 1825. Mexico proceeded to sell off or grant much of the mission land.
During the Mexican–American War, the United States seized Alta California in 1846; however, this was not legalized until the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on July 4, 1848. Mexican citizens in the area could choose to become United States citizens and their land grants were to be recognized if they chose to do so (though many legal disputes arose over this).
Map of Palo Alto, CA
These are some links related junk removal and environmentalism:
- National Waste & Recycling Association
- Keep America Beautiful
- Plastic Pollution Coalition
- Ocean Conservancy