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Prohibited Waste

Symbols for hazardous waste

Items That Should Not Go In Your Dumpster

All items listed below, but not limited to, are prohibited from disposal inside SteelSmith roll-off dumpsters. If you have items listed below, or an item you have questions about that is not mentioned below, please contact us for further assistance with your disposal needs. We may still be able to assist you in your waste disposal need. Check for warning labels on the items in question to determine if your material(s) are toxic or hazardous, including the symbols above. Most chemical products fall under those categories, including household cleaning solutions and sprays. If your item(s) are marked as such, do not throw it in the SteelSmith roll-off dumpster. Please contact us for further assistance with your disposal needs. We may still be able to assist you in your waste disposal but will need to handle it in a responsible manner.

Flame retardant material found in older homes and different types of industrial products. Labeled as a carcinogen, it cannot be mixed with general waste stream and needs to be handled separately. Please contact us as we can still help you with your responsible waste disposal need with this material.

Items containing high levels of lead and other heavy metals should not be mixed with other waste streams.

Infectious Waste material consisting of but not limited to medicine, medical equipment that has come in contact with bodily fluids, used medical supplies, needles, bandages, biomedical waste, etc.

Refrigerators contain toxic chemicals and are not allowed in most landfills.  Items containing refrigerant must be evacuated according to federal disposal guidelines. Properly drained refrigerators and a/c units can be disposed of inside of our roll-off dumpster and roll-off containers. Contact us so we may help you determine if we can accept your material.

Propane Tanks, Sealed Units, Aerosol Cans, Freon Aerosol Cans , Foam Aerosol Cans , Empty Oil Cans , Fuel Tanks, Used Oil, Used Oil Drums, Paint Cans (that are not empty), Fuel, Oil Filters

Railroad ties are treated in creosote, which is harmful when handled incorrectly. SteelSmith can still help you with your waste disposal of this material but will require additional paperwork and it cannot be mixed with general waste streams

Unprocessed tires can damage equipment and structures within landfills. Tires cannot be mixed with general waste stream material and needs to be handled separately. Please contact us as we can still help you with your responsible waste disposal need with this material

TV’s, computers, monitors, computer parts, radios, etc.

Contain small amounts of mercury. Mercury is a toxic heavy metal that can cause severe damage to the brain, nervous system, kidneys, lungs, and other vital organs and must be handled and disposed of properly.

Used as coolants and lubricants in transformers, capacitors, and other electrical equipment because they don’t burn easily and are good insulators. Build up in the environment can cause harmful health effects and should be disposed of properly. This includes ballast.

Cannot be mixed with or into other waste stream loads. We can dispose of yard waste but it needs to be handled separately.

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