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Common Things Thrown Away –

Most people don’t think twice about what goes into their garbage can. But for businesses, there’s a lot more to consider—especially when renting a dumpster. Not only do you have to decide what size you need, but you also have to think about what can and cannot go into the dumpster. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the most common items you’ll find in a dumpster.

Clothes and Shoes: One of the most common things that people throw away are clothes and shoes. Clothes can be donated to charities or second-hand stores, but often they end up in the trash. Shoes are another item that is frequently thrown away, even if they’re still in good condition. If you’re looking for a new wardrobe, dumpster diving is a great way to find clothes and shoes for cheap or even free.

Paper products: This one should be pretty obvious. Paper products make up a large portion of what gets thrown away daily, from paper towels and napkins to cardboard boxes and newspapers.

Plastic bottles and cans: Plastic bottles and cans are other everyday items in a dumpster. While some plastics can be recycled, most end up in the trash. And because they take centuries to decompose, they’re not great for the environment either.

Food waste: Food waste is another big one. From uneaten portions of meals to expired food that’s been sitting in the back of the fridge, there’s no shortage of edible items that end up in the trash.


These are just a few of the most common items in a dumpster. Of course, every business is different, so your dumpster may also contain other objects. To ensure your dumpster rental experience goes smoothly, educate yourself on what can and cannot go into a dumpster. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask our dumpster rental company for guidance. We’ll be more than happy to help.

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