Debris Boxes

Recology CleanScapes offers low-cost drop box (dumpster) service for interior and exterior remodeling projects, demolition, land clearing, special events, and permanent locations. Debris boxes are often used for medium to large projects, including business construction and demolition, and residential clean-ups. See our debris box FAQs.

If you would prefer to call to order, or if you have questions about your order, reach us at: 206.767.3322.


Available Debris Boxes In Your Area
Volume Type
10YDS3 Open Debris Box
10YDS3 Closed Debris Box
15YDS3 Closed Debris Box
20YDS3 Open Debris Box
20YDS3 Closed Debris Box
30YDS3 Open Debris Box
30YDS3 Closed Debris Box
40YDS3 Open Debris Box
40YDS3 Closed Debris Box



The maximum allowed weight is 14,000 lbs due to safety concerns. If the container weighs more than 14,000 lbs, the container will be off-loaded at the customer’s expense. Materials such as dirt, concrete, bricks or other heavy materials add tremendous bulk and weight to the container and should be collected separately from other debris.

Recology CleanScapes trucks are 34 feet long. To enter a location and deliver a container, we need at least 34 feet plus the length of the container. We also need at least 16 feet of clear overhead space with no wires or building overhangs.

Recology CleanScapes offers a limited supply of containers with solid lids which help to reduce the amount of rainwater that enters the container. Rainwater will affect the weight of the container particularly if the container is filled with absorbent materials such as dry wall, carpet, or mattresses.

To minimize water volume and weight, remember to keep the lid closed, keep the container under cover or utilize a tarp where applicable. If a lid is needed, please mention when requesting the container so we can prioritize this need upon delivery.

During rainy weather, access to various sites may be limited due to mud, visibility, etc. If our driver feels that a location is not serviceable or unsafe, we will inform you as soon as possible, continue service when conditions improve, or work with you to find an alternative solution if needed.

If you have questions about how to operate your container lid, it is best to meet the driver on site during the initial delivery. Our driver can show you how to safely use the lid. For your protection, please do not remove the pins that connect the lid to the container. If the lid does not open to the correct side for your operations, please contact Customer Service at 206.767.3322 and we will work with you to resolve the problem.

In the City of Burien, hauling times for large containers are restricted by the City noise ordinance. Large containers can be collected in residential zones between 7am and 5pm.  Recology CleanScapes guarantees any haul within 24 hours of notification.

Recology CleanScapes guarantees any haul within 24 hours of notification for contract services, and offers a four hour time window for container hauling and delivery if requested when scheduling the delivery/haul.

When loading a large container, the materials cannot be higher than the sides of the container. If you are loading heavy materials, weight restrictions may limit the volume you can put into the container.

When you call to schedule the delivery or service of a container, you will be required to designate it as garbage; construction and demolition debris, recycling, or organic material.

The following items are allowed in a construction and demolition (C&D) debris container:

      • Wood waste
      • Metal and wire
      • Concrete, asphalt, rock, masonry, sand, dirt
      • Cardboard and paper
      • Hard plastics
      • Film plastics
      • Clean Polystyrene
      • Ceiling tiles
      • Plaster and drywall
      • Windows and glass
      • Roofing debris and asphalt shingles
      • Carpet
      • Toilets
      • Appliances
      • Mattresses (with surcharge)
      • Tires (with surcharge)

The following items are considered hazardous and are prohibited in all containers:

      • Gasoline
      • Paints, thinners, oils, stains
      • Fluorescent light bulbs
      • Gas-filled containers
      • Batteries

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When you contact Customer Service, please indicate the type of materials you will be loading into the container so that we can provide you with the best service and rates.

Before starting any renovation, check out the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency website for more information.

You will need to take the following steps:

      • Use an AHERA-certified building inspector to conduct an asbestos survey and locate potential asbestos-containing material.
      • File a notification with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency prior to any demolition activities.
      • Use an asbestos contractor to remove all friable asbestos-containing materials listed in the survey prior to any demolition.
Full roll-off containers can be heavy. We recommend that customers place sheets of plywood on top of the driveway where the container wheels and legs would go. Recology CleanScapes is not responsible for damage caused to property from roll-off containers.
Placing a container in the public right of way may require a street use permit. To request a permit, please call the City of Burien at 206.439.3161 or submit a Right-Of-Way Use Permit Application.
Due to the weight of materials such as concrete or dirt, a 10-yard container is the largest size available.
A dry run charge is a fee assessed if we come out to haul a scheduled container, but cannot haul that container due to access issues, excessive container weight, wrong material, severe contamination, or last-minute customer request to cancel collection.