General debris boxes can have any waste except dirt, rock, concrete, gravel and hazardous waste.
These boxes are used for mainly dirt. Rock concrete, brick, tile, and stucco are also acceptable in these boxes.
Hazardous materials are absolutely not accepted in any size debris box. These materials include asbestos, televisions, computer monitors, batteries or wet paint.
Please contact us (415-456-2712) or Marin Recycling Household Hazardous Waste (415-485-6806) if you have any questions about hazardous or how to dispose of it.
Each box varies in the weight they can hold. 6yd and 10yd dirt boxes have no weight limit. A 12yd general debris box can weigh up to 2 tons. A 20yd general debris box can weigh up to 4 tons. A 40yd general debris box can hold up to 8 tons. A fee is implemented when the box exceeds its allotted weight. The fee is $150.00 per ton.
Debris boxes can be kept for 2 weeks.
It is important to check with the proper authorities if the placement of the box will be on the street. Every city is different when it comes to obtaining permits. You're local parking enforcement office or building permit office will have more information. If the box is placed on your property (in the driveway) these concerns do not apply.
Make sure the placement area for the box is clear of cars, trash cans, etc so the driver has plenty of room to maneuver and place the box. Traffic cones can be used to reserve the spot.
We are happy to give you dimensions of each box to help you calculate what size fits your needs the best. Another way to find box dimensions is the "boxes" tab on our website. Also please note, our boxes have doors so limited heavy lifting is required.