No doubt you’ve heard the adage about how a square-shaped peg won’t fit into a round hole, regardless of how much you might want to bend physics. In the same vein, there are certain objects that just won’t fit into a rented dumpster, no matter how hard you try.
A dumpster can vary in size, but it’s usually between 9 and 12 feet long. The width can range from 5 1/2 feet to 8 feet. Sometimes, in the midst of a large project, you can rent a 20-yard dumpster. But if the item you want to dispose of is larger than these specifications, they won’t fit into the dumpster. No matter how hard you try.
Not to worry, though. Here are six items that won’t fit into a dumpster, along with information about the proper way to dispose of them:
Perhaps it’s not surprising that even small cars are too big to be disposed of in a dumpster. To some people, the most surprising factor is that it’s been tried. But you wouldn’t believe the kinds of things the public has tried to cram into dumpster bins over the years.
If you’re trying to get rid of your car, you can use any of these methods for disposal:
Believe it or not, cars are not the only vehicle that people have tried and failed to fit into a Dumpster. Golf carts, ATVs, four-wheelers, and boats also won’t fit into a dumpster. If you aren’t able to sell your recreational vehicle online, there are other avenues you can take for disposal:
Even though a Dumpster is built to hold an almost-infinite variety of different objects, storage units don’t make the list. You can’t fit a shed, trailer, or another variety of storage bin into your rented dumpster. But you can ask your junkyard or local scrap yard whether they want to purchase the storage area.
If you’re trading an old unit for a new one, you can contact the company to find out if they’ll take the old unit off your hands or allow you trade-in value when you purchase the new unit.
Okay, this one requires some elaboration. Most appliances and general pieces of furniture can fit in your standard rented Dumpster. But sometimes pieces like bedframes or sectionals that don’t break down will exceed the size requirements.
Try these options to dispose of overlarge furniture:
Many children grow up with playgrounds in their backyards. These can include swing sets, rock climbing walls, monkey bars, and tree houses. Oftentimes, these sets are difficult to dismantle, and they won’t fit into a dumpster in one piece. You can try these disposal methods instead:
Large Landscaping Materials
After you finish a renovation or other landscaping project on your land, a Dumpster rental is a good way to get rid of excess supplies and materials. But sometimes there will be large materials that can’t fit in the Dumpster, like large trees. Trying to make the trees fit in the Dumpster involves chopping them up, which is a hassle at best and hazardous at worst.
If you don’t chop up the trees, you could try these methods of disposal:
Hiring a Disposal Company
If you’re investing in a dumpster rental for your cleanup project, you might want to rent a bin from a company that provides additional junk removal services. For Canadians, RedBins is a company that’s been helping with garbage disposal for years. They can give you bins for the junk you can dispose yourself, and they can also give you teams of professionals to take care of the junk you need help with.
Professional disposal companies are ideal for the safe transportation of your garbage. For information about the disposal services available for your project, give RedBins a call at 416-733-2467.