A refuse disposal container for receiving waste comprises a conventional drum, a top assembly for fixing to the upper end of the drum and a rolling support structure for supporting the drum. The top assembly can include a fixing ring or clamping band for embracing the upper edge portion of the drum and a pivotable cover to protect the drum contents from rain and the like. The rolling support structure may be in the form of a cart. The top assembly provides a hollow space for taking up a funnel and further tool. A filling device and a vent device each are provided with a metallic filter screen to protect the container against explosion.