Dumpster Rental vs Junk Removal

Taking on a renovation project or thoroughly cleaning your home can be a daunting task. Your two best options for dealing with all of the trash that will accumulate are either hiring a dumpster rental company or a junk removal company. Both options have pros and cons so you must decide based on your unique situation, which would be best. Here, we will discuss what dumpster rental and junk removal services entail as well as their advantages and drawbacks.

Dumpster Rental

Calling a dumpster rental company is recommended if you are thinking of doing the cleaning of the debris yourself. The process is also very simple. All you need to do is call the company and pick out a size that will take care of your junk disposal needs. Then, after they have dropped off the bin, all you will need to do is dump the waste into the bin. Once you’ve removed the junk, call the company so that one of their drivers can come to your property and haul the dumpster away.

However, there are certain cases where you will need to get a permit from the city, such as if you want the dumpster rental company to place the bins on the side of a street that is owned by the city. Also, in terms of size, some companies will provide a range of ten to forty yards. 

A ten-yard bin may be ideal for a cleanout of your shed or garage while a forty-yard container may be quintessential for a total re-roofing project or for a new construction project. If in doubt, discuss the project that you are working on with the company, and they will help determine what size bin will be appropriate.

It should also be noted that today’s dumpster rental company is environmentally-conscious. This means that they will try and recycle or reuse as much waste as possible when they pick-up the container from your property. You can sleep well at night, knowing that they took the time to ensure that everything that could be recycled was. 

There are other factors that you will need to consider if you decide to go to the dumpster rental route. Certain waste materials can weigh a ton (literally) and may cause damage to your property or driveway. You will want to make sure that you do not exceed the allotted weight limit to reduce the risk of issues.

Junk Removal

A junk removal company, similar to a dumpster rental company, can also help you complete any fall or spring cleaning projects. They can also help with general garbage removal, or help with yard waste issues, construction debris, and even estate cleanouts if you wish. The primary difference between the two services is that the junk removal company will also do the heavy lifting for you. Rental companies will expect you to take care of the debris dumping.

Both services are easy to order. All you will need to do is give the junk removal company a call and then schedule an appointment. Then, you will need to pay them, and they will take care of the work for you so that you can enjoy a clutter-free and immaculate work or home space afterwards. 

How much the junk removal service will cost will depend on many factors, such as the volume and the type of junk that you want them to extract. The good news is most junk removal companies will provide you with an estimate once they have arrived at your property. Then you will have a good idea of the final cost. 

Furthermore, most junk removal companies will work very quickly, but will also work prudently so that no damages are incurred to your driveway or property after they have finished working. Many will also recycle some of the junk that they haul and may even donate certain items that are still in good condition if you request it. They can even provide you with a tax-deductible receipt if you wish.

Which is better for me?

Dumpster rental is a better fit if you want a more flexible option, as you can rent a bin for up to a full week or even longer for bigger projects. Moreover, you can save some money on labour, as you will be the one doing the dumping of debris when you call a bin rental company. 

Also, dumpster rental services are recommended if you have at least seven cubic yards of junk that you will need to get rid of, as most roll-off containers commence at ten cubic yards. In other words, if you think you will only need three or four cubic yards to take care of all your junk then you will be paying significantly more than what you need.

As for junk removal services, it is best if you want someone else to do all of the work for you, and want all of your junk to be hauled away as soon as possible. Also, if you have only a few bulk trash items to remove then selecting a junk removal company over a bin rental company would likely be the cheaper option. 

To learn more about the difference dumpster rental and junk removal, call Gorilla Bins 905-230-1300 or contact us here.

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