What Can I Throw in a Residential Dumpster?

Written on: June 27, 2022

Important information to know ahead of your project

dumpster guide pennsylvaniaRenting a dumpster from PRO Hauling for residential projects like a renovation project or major de-cluttering or purge ahead of a move is a great idea.

Dumpsters are a cost-effective way of keeping your project moving forward. That’s because you don’t have to pause multiple times a day to deal with corralling waste and getting it to your local dump. You simply put the waste in the dumpster and keep working.

The experts at PRO Hauling will go over the scope of your project to make sure you have the right size of dumpster for the job. From there, we deliver the dumpster when you want it, setting it carefully on boards to protect your driveway. When you fill it, call us and we haul it away and replace it with another empty dumpster if you need it.

However, there are two important things you need to know when it comes to using your PRO Hauling dumpster: what can go into it and what can’t.

If you’re doing a renovation, a great many items can go in the dumpster, including plumbing fixtures, drywall, cabinetry, discarded wiring, piping, and more. If you are purging and have items such as furniture, small appliances like a coffeemaker or slow cooker, clothing, and toys that aren’t accepted for donation, those can go in the dumpster.

Items We Can Not Take

Let’s run down what we can’t haul away, for safety or regulatory reasons.



Household goods

Heavy items

Your municipality may have options for helping you get rid of some items, such as electronics, paints, and household chemicals. Check your local public works department website or get in touch with them for more information.

Do you have questions about renting a dumpster for your residential project? Get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help you!