- Do you need a permit?
- How much will it cost?
- What size do you need?
- What about recycling?
Do You Need a Dumpster Permit in Atlanta?
Regarding an Atlanta dumpster permit, some types of roll off dumpster uses do require permits in Atlanta. If the dumpster is being rented in association with one of those activities, a permit may be required. For example, permits are required for construction and demolition. Special events permits are required for activities in which a large gathering is expected. A complete list of activities requiring permits can be found at atlanta.gov .
What Size Dumpster Do You Need?
Here are the 4 most common dumpster sizes used in Atlanta and some projects each is commonly used for. Have a look and if you still have questions give us a call at 404-666-8363, we’ll gladly answer them.
10 Yard Dumpster
20 Yard Dumpster
30 Yard Dumpster
40 Yard Dumpster
How Much Does it Cost To Rent a Rolloff in Atlanta
There are several factors that affect the exact rental dumpster rental prices in Atlanta including dumpster size, debris type, debris weight, rental period, and landfill charges in your county. But, typically you can expect the price to be somewhere between $300 and $750. To get a quote on an exact all-inclusive price, give us a call at 404-666-8363.
Where Can You Take Your Recycling in Atlanta?
By visiting atlanta.gov’s recycling page, you can find information on the City’s recycling program. It is called Cartlanta Recycling. Primarily geared toward residential wastes, it provides curbside pickups and promotes waste recycling. This program is mainly for aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles, and paper products such as junk mail, magazines, and envelopes. Cardboard boxes are accepted as well.
Plastic bags are not allowed through the curbside recycling program. Instead, residents are encouraged to take them back to the grocery store for recycling. Likewise, wire hangers can be taken back to the clothing store from where they came.
There are some privately operated recycling centers in Atlanta as well. Businesses may wish to contact one of them to set up a recycling program.
How Can You Dispose of Prohibited Items in Atlanta?
When the dumpster is being rented for wastes that will be taken to a landfill in the area, an understanding of what types of things are acceptable vs. what must be handled separately is necessary. The EPA has very strict regulations that deal with hazardous waste disposal in Atlanta, as well as the rest of the country. Items that are ignitable, toxic or corrosive are likely to be considered dangerous. Also, the regulations contain lists of specific wastes that are hazardous.
For practical purposes, wastes like paints and solvents should be kept out of the dumpster as they likely meet the criteria for hazardous waste. Complete information regarding the identification of these types of wastes can be gathered by reviewing the regulations listed in 40 CFR Part 261. If these wastes are generated as part of commercial operations, they must be handled by a company that is licensed to handle hazardous waste.
If the dumpster is being rented for residential use, items that are considered household waste should be kept out of it. The city of Atlanta defines household hazardous waste as any product that is labeled toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable or irritant. More information regarding the local requirements can be found by visiting here.
The City of Atlanta does not operate a system for the collection of household hazardous waste, but their recycling partner, Keep Atlanta Beautiful does. There is a link on the website listed above that will provide information regarding collection locations and dates.