DUMPSTER TIPS

The safety of our customers and that of the driving general public is our primary concern.

SafetyBACK TO TOP

The CWS 40, 20 and 10-yard dumpsters are supplied with white reflectors at all four corners for night visibility. If the dumpster is to be placed on an incline, the rear wheels can be "locked" with a steel pin so the dumpster will not roll.

Placement on a Public Right-of-WayBACK TO TOP

Nearly every municipality requires a "Street Use Permit" if the dumpster is placed on a public roadway or right-of-way. Refer to the CWS "Legal Cites to Operate" for contact numbers and web links to apply for a Street Use Permit.

Facility Disposal Acceptable MaterialsBACK TO TOP

Any non-hazardous waste, including all types of wood, all types of plastic, all types of steel, cardboard, paper and paper products, drywall, green waste, roofing materials, carpet, carpet pad, insulation, appliances, furniture, household goods, inert (non-organic) materials such as concrete, asphalt, dirt, block, brick, stucco, sand, gravel, and ceramic tile. Please contact a CWS Customer Representative for more details.

40-yard Acceptable MaterialsBACK TO TOP

Any non-hazardous waste including all types of wood, all types of plastic, all types of steel, cardboard, paper and paper products, drywall, green waste, roofing materials, carpet, carpet pad, insulation, appliances, furniture, household goods, and small quantities of inert (non-organic) materials such as concrete, asphalt, dirt, block, brick, stucco, sand, gravel and ceramic tile. Please contact a CWS Customer Representative for more details.

40-yard Unacceptable MaterialsBACK TO TOP

All Hazardous Wastes including chemical products, oil filters, herbicides and pesticides, radioactive material, solvents, paint (except completely dried paint cans, no liquids), other flammable liquids, aerosol cans, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, motor oil, transmission oil/lubricating/hydraulic oil, oil filters, contaminated oils (mixed with solvents, gasoline, etc.), antifreeze, railroad ties, green treated lumber, refrigerators, petroleum contaminated soil/lead paint chips, tires, batteries, fluorescent tubes, medical waste, asbestos, dead animals, sealed tanks or barrels, and all liquids. Please contact a CWS Customer Representative for more details.

20-yard Acceptable MaterialsBACK TO TOP

Any non-hazardous waste including all types of wood, all types of plastic, all types of steel, cardboard, paper and paper products, drywall, green waste, roofing materials, carpet, carpet pad, insulation, appliances, furniture, household goods, and small quantities of inert (non-organic) materials such as concrete, asphalt, dirt, block, brick, stucco, sand, gravel and ceramic tile. Please contact a CWS Customer Representative for more details.

20-yard Unacceptable MaterialsBACK TO TOP

All Hazardous Wastes including chemical products, oil filters, herbicides and pesticides, radioactive material, solvents, paint (except completely dried paint cans, no liquids), other flammable liquids, aerosol cans, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, motor oil, transmission oil/lubricating/hydraulic oil, oil filters, contaminated oils (mixed with solvents, gasoline, etc.), antifreeze, railroad ties, green treated lumber, refrigerators, petroleum contaminated soil/lead paint chips, tires, batteries, fluorescent tubes, medical waste, asbestos, dead animals, sealed tanks or barrels, and all liquids. Please contact a CWS Customer Representative for more details.

10-yard Acceptable MaterialsBACK TO TOP

Any non-hazardous inert (non organic) waste including concrete (2 feet by 2 feet or less in size), asphalt, dirt, block, brick, stucco (no wire mesh), sand, gravel, ceramic tile, clay roofing tile. You may have up to 10 percent organic waste such as grass, roots and trash. Please contact a CWS Customer Representative for more details.

10-yard Unacceptable MaterialsBACK TO TOP

Roots, grass, trash and all hazardous waste including chemical products, oil filters, herbicides and pesticides, radioactive material, solvents, paint (except completely dried paint cans, no liquids), other flammable liquids, aerosol cans, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, motor oil, transmission oil/lubricating/hydraulic oil/oil filters, contaminated oils (mixed with solvents, gasoline, etc.), antifreeze, railroad ties, green treated lumber, refrigerators, petroleum contaminated soil/lead paint chips, tires, batteries, fluorescent tubes, medical waste, asbestos, dead animals, sealed tanks or barrels, and all liquids. Please contact a CWS Customer Representative for more details.

3-yard Acceptable MaterialsBACK TO TOP

Any non-hazardous waste including all types of wood, all types of plastic, all types of steel, cardboard, paper and paper products, drywall, green waste, carpet, carpet pad, insulation, appliances, furniture, household goods, and very small quantities of inert (non-organic and heavy) materials such as concrete, asphalt, asphalt roofing shingles, dirt, block, brick, stucco, sand, gravel, and ceramic tile. Please contact a CWS Customer Representative for more details.

3-yard Unacceptable MaterialsBACK TO TOP

All hazardous wastes including chemical products, oil filters, herbicides and pesticides, radioactive material, solvents, paint (except completely dried paint cans, no liquids), other flammable liquids, aerosol cans, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, motor oil, transmission oil/lubricating/hydraulic oil/oil filters, contaminated oils (mixed with solvents, gasoline, etc.), antifreeze, railroad ties, green treated lumber, refrigerators, petroleum contaminated soil/lead paint chips, tires, batteries, fluorescent tubes, medical waste, asbestos, dead animals, sealed tanks or barrels, and all liquids. Please contact a CWS Customer Representative for more details.

1-yard Acceptable MaterialsBACK TO TOP

Any and all non-hazardous waste including all types of wood, all types of plastic, all types of steel, cardboard, paper and paper products, drywall, green waste, roofing materials, carpet, carpet pad, insulation, appliances, furniture, household goods, concrete, asphalt, dirt, block, brick, stucco, sand, gravel and ceramic tile. Please contact a CWS Customer Representative for more details.

1-yard Unacceptable MaterialsBACK TO TOP

All hazardous wastes including chemical products, oil filters, herbicides and pesticides, radioactive material, solvents, paint (except completely dried paint cans), other flammable liquids, aerosol cans, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, motor oil, transmission oil/ lubricating/hydraulic oil/oil filters, contaminated oils (mixed with solvents, gasoline, etc.), antifreeze, railroad ties, green treated lumber, refrigerators, petroleum contaminated soil/lead paint chips, tires, batteries, fluorescent tubes, medical waste, asbestos, dead animals, sealed tanks or barrels, and all liquids. Please contact a CWS Customer Representative for more details.

Loading the DumpsterBACK TO TOP

Load evenly to distribute the weight. Do not overfill the dumpster above the top or sides. If the dumpster is loaded above the top or sides and/or is loaded unevenly, California State Law forbids CWS to transport the dumpster in this unlawful condition.

Images of incorrect and correct loading of a CWS dumpster

How to Avoid Delays in ServiceBACK TO TOP

To prevent service delays, please ensure that access to the dumpster is clear. No vehicles or other materials can be blocking the dumpster. In addition, make sure any security gates or fences are unlocked. The CWS driver will call you before the order is dispatched to confirm accessibility.