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What You Should Know About a Yard Waste Dumpster Rental

What You Should Know About a Yard Waste Dumpster Rental

Yard Waste Disposal Made Easy

Are you a landscaper, gardener, or greenskeeper? Looking for the best way to dispose of your organic waste? Lucky for you, a yard waste dumpster rental makes cleaning up your yard debris easy.

As professional waste managers, our team at Discount Dumpster has the solution to all your yard waste disposal needs. Stay tuned to learn more about the yard waste dumpster that will help you clean up your landscaping projects!

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Can Yard Waste Go in a Dumpster?

So, can organic materials go in a rental dumpster? The answer is probably. Unless stated otherwise, yard waste that can be tossed in your roll-off dumpster container includes:

·      Trees and tree branches

·      Stumps

·      Grass and trimmings

·      Leaf piles

·      Shrubbery and bushes

·      Green waste

Of course, every jurisdiction has special regulations pertaining to yard waste disposal. Some locations also have limitations as to the amount of green waste that can be taken to a landfill. Therefore, while it is safe to assume most yard waste can be tossed in a dumpster, we always recommend checking with local authorities before tossing your landscaping debris.

How to Dispose of Yard Waste

Which Dumpster Rental is Best for Yard Waste?

Deciding which dumpster is best suited for your landscaping project depends entirely on the size, weight, and overall scope of your project. 

10-Yard Dumpster

For grass clippings, trimmings, or leaf piles, a 10-yard dumpster will usually do the trick. This is among the smallest roll off sizes, and it's recommend for smaller-sized landscaping projects and yards. It can also be used for unwanted junk, household waste, and lightweight yardwork.

15-Yard Dumpster

For branches, shrubbery, and medium-sized yards, we recommend a 15-yard dumpster. This size is designed to hold a bit more (and a bit heavier) debris than the 10-yard dumpster, yet it is still incredibly affordable.

If you’re stuck deciding between the 10-yard dumpster and the 15-yard container, experts will usually recommend the 15-yard option. That way you'll have plenty of space to throw your extra household waste, damaged furniture, construction debris, and unwanted junk in with it.

20-Yard Dumpster

Finally, if you have a corporate landscaping project or need to dispose of large amounts of yard waste, a 20-yard container might be the best option. Because each dumpster container adheres to a different size limit, a 20-yard dumpster is ideal for heavier waste like large tree branches and dirt piles.

Is There Yard Waste That Shouldn’t Go in a Dumpster?

We mentioned that most yard waste is okay to toss in a roll-off dumpster container. However, there are exceptions based on disposal regulations. Here are some items that you should avoid tossing in your yard waste dumpster:

Heavy Materials

We mentioned that most yard waste is okay to toss in a roll-off dumpster container. However, there are exceptions. Here are some items that you should avoid tossing in your yard waste dumpster:


Another type of organic waste that shouldn’t be tossed in your dumpster rental is sod. As you can probably imagine, sod can become tricky to dispose of (especially when wet!), therefore, you shouldn’t put it in your dumpster rental. Not only that, but most landfills won’t accept large amounts of sod.

So, what happens when your landscaping project requires a bunch of sod removal? We recommend hiring a local junk removal company. Although junk removal companies are more expensive than other waste removal methods, they are best equipped to dispose of sod and other specialty items.

Of course, if you have any questions about your upcoming project, give our team a call. We love talking yard waste disposal.

Local Regulations

Some counties impose their own regulations on how much yard waste can be thrown into a dumpster. Therefore, it is always a good idea to contact local authorities before beginning your project. Discount Dumpster services over 35 states in the continental United States, so our team is available to help you understand the rules and regulations in your community. Give us a call today to speak with an expert waste manager.  

Is There a Limit on How Much Yard Waste Can Go in a Dumpster?

So, how do you know the weight requirement for your dumpster rental? Well, that’s easy. You should be informed of the unit’s weight allowance when you go to rent your yard waste removal container. Then, if you think you might exceed that weight allowance, a good team should help you find a container that is better suited for your needs.

If your debris remains under the specified weight limit, there is no additional cost whatsoever. However, if your debris exceeds the allotted weight limit, you will be charged overweight fees. How much can you expect to pay? Well, the rate is usually a prorated $75.00 per ton overweight, but this will vary depending on which transfer station is closest to you. 

Need a Dumpster Rental for Yard Waste?

If you have any yard work projects, the easiest way to clean up the debris is to rent a roll off dumpster. When it comes to renting a roll-off dumpster, there is no better company than Discount Dumpster. If you’re ready to jumpstart a tidy and debris-free future, contact our team today!

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