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Should I Rent a Dumpster or Hire a Junk Removal Company?

2015-01-22 By Admin

You have a lot of stuff (read: junk) that you're ready to finally rid yourself of, but you're debating about just how to go about it. You know one thing is for certain, it won't be you that actually hauls it away. You're not going to spend the money on renting a truck to back and forth to the local landfill and to one or more recycling facilities. So, you're facing a choice: rent a dumpster or hire a junk removal company.

Both will haul away the load but which is the best option for you? It's not a tough question to answer, you're just wondering which will be the most feasible. To decide on the one that's the best fit for you, knowing what each offers will obviously help.

What to Know about Renting a Dumpster

Dumpsters come in many sizes. They are measure in yards, so, you'll have to do a bit of calculation in order to correctly rent a dumpster. Keep in mind that you'll have to take into account a few things when you begin to do the math. The first is one that will be able to accommodate what you're throwing out. The second is one that isn't too big because it will be more expensive and you don't want to pay for something you won't use.

Few homeowners are equipped with the proper tools and knowledge to haul the waste off to the proper facilities on their own. It requires a large, weight-bearing vehicle that — that they need to fill and empty several times — the fuel for multiple trips to the correct disposal facilities, and in some cases the permits to drop off waste at those facilities. -- Angie's

The third consideration is not ordering one that is a bit too small. If it's not large enough to hold everything, you'll have to pay to have it emptied and redelivered, which will also be another expense. Last but not least is the amount of time the dumpster will be on your property. Should it be for a remodeling project, it's likely to be there for as long as the job lasts -- that might be an unwitting invitation to a code violation.

Benefits of Junk Removal Services

A junk removal service might cost a bit more, but the benefits are much greater. The reason why is there will be an entire crew to pickup and haul away the load. That's just one huge advantage -- not having to put the hard labor into the cleanup. Another benefit is not having to deal with the local landfill and recycling facilities. Make no mistake, each will be quite time consuming and very picky about what is and what isn't acceptable.

Yet another benefit of a junk removal service is something you probably won't think about ahead of time before renting a dumpster; and, that's prohibited items. Some materials and debris won't be permitted to be thrown into a dumpster. That's why a junk removal company makes a better choice.

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