Rolloff/ waste disposal question

Discussion in 'Waste Removal and Garbage Truck Driver Forum' started by Dino soar, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    Dec 8, 2017
    I have a few questions.

    If I have a dump truck can I go to wherever the roloffs dump at and just dump out a dump truck load?

    If this is the case can you dump wood at the place where the roloffs dump? I have some wood from an old deck from my sister's house and I also have some roofing materials rubber roof and plywood. I have a roof I'm going to put on to my garage so going to have even more plywood to take.

    This particular dump truck is probably only 7 yards or so so would it be better just to hire a roll off?

    And the last question is how do I find where the roloffs dump in my area?
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  3. Colt6920

    Colt6920 Light Load Member

    Apr 28, 2017
    Usually a landfill or transfer station.
    Also, depending on the area, C/D (construction and demolition) debris (what you have) may go to a different facility than regular trash.

    In any case you should be able to dump at the same facilities, especially C/D waste, as many demolition contractors use dump trucks to haul demolition debris (typically loaded by the demolition excavator)

    When in doubt, find a local place and call. Google is usually good for this. Search transfer station and then landfill. Disposal rates can vary if you have more than one in your area, too so you should check on that too.
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  4. 201

    201 Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Sure, rolloffs are just a different kind of dump truck. I think landfills take anything, as long as it's not hazardous. You can rent those "bags" and a truck picks them up too.
  5. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

    Oct 21, 2017
    Driving my recliner
    it all goes to a landfill. You would take it to your local landfill.

    don't even go on landfill property in Jersey or Pa without the proper permits if you have commercial tags. Both will refuse to allow you to dump & you’ll get hammered with some pretty big fines.

    For a couple hundred bucks you can rent a 30yd roll off. They drop it off, you fill it up, they haul it away. They may charge like $500 or more then refund a portion after the fact. What they’re doing is pre-charging their dumping fees, and refunding the balance after they dump your can. Building material isn’t all that heavy so you’ll get some back.
  6. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    West Monroe, La
    As noted by some other members, it depends on the landfill. Landfills are regulated by the DEQ & each landfill is issued a permit/license/certification by category related to what they are allowed to take per DEQ.
    Some may only be able to take basic waste. Its best to call your local landfill & ask if they can take those materials. Once you arrive at the landfill, ask where you are supposed to dump your waste.

    Just as a note, in addition to a specific class license, like our drivers license come in class A, B. C, D & E, there are also restrictions & endorsements that can be added to that class of license. Landfills can also be granted specific wastes if they have or create special facilities or specific technology or equipment.
    My point is, don't assume that just because one waste is accepted that all related wastes are accepted. Call your local landfill(s) & ask if they accept those items of waste & how much they charge to dump those items. Things like shingles or siding from the 1940's, 50's or 60's sometimes contain asbestos so most..... and I say MOST landfills cant take it. There is a specific license the landfill needs from the DEQ to accept those items. So, just because they normally take shingles, dont mean they take ALL shingles etc. Just call & ask. Dont assume.... it can become costly.... VERY costly for all involved if you dump the wrong stuff.
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