Dumpster Rules & Regulations


Regulatory guidelines governing waste disposal practices and the use of waste disposal equipment such as dumpsters is vast and can be extremely complicated to follow.

WNY Dumpster will make every attempt possible to provide guidance and inform our customers regarding these guidelines if and as they change and when it pertains to waste disposal and recycling.

Listed below are some of the most common items found in our every day lives, which are unacceptable and are not permissible in our dumpsters in Buffalo. This list should not be deemed as complete but should be used as a basic guide. Further clarification can be gained by contacting us directly with your questions.

As a waste generator, you are legally responsible for compliance with waste disposal and recycling laws and guidelines as they apply to you and your business.

Unacceptable Waste Items for Dumpsters:

  • Medical Waste
  • Animal Waste or Parts
  • Appliances (Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, etc.)
  • Asbestos (Any Type)
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Computers and Monitors
  • Dirt/Soil
  • Fluorescent Lights, or their Fixtures
  • Liquids
  • Paint or Paint Cans (Unless paint is hardened in can, lids must be off)
  • Steel Barrels, Pails, or Drums
  • Tires
  • Bed Mattresses or Box Springs

Please don’t hesitate to call us at (716) 220-9741 or contact the New York State Department of Conservation, Region 9 office in Buffalo at (716) 254-7220 should you have further questions or need assistance.

Tires – $10.00
Liquid Paint Cans – $25.00
Florescent Lights – $10.00
Propane Tanks – $60.00
Medical Waste/Animal Body Parts – $75.00
Mattresses/Box Springs – $20.00
Televisions/Monitors – $10.00

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