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Dumpster Renting vs Junk Removal Service

May 6, 2022

Dumpster Renting vs. Junks Removal Services: Which Is the Best for You?

Are you renovating or moving? You're probably wondering how to deal with unwanted junk. Do you rent a dumpster or hire a junk removal company? There are many pros and cons to each option to consider. This post compares the two options to help you choose the appropriate solution for your needs.

Dumpster Rental

Dumpster rentals are a popular option for general contractors to use during large renovation projects or new home construction for their large capacity and high weight limits. Homeowners can rent dumpsters for similar DIY project’s or, to throw out large volumes of junk. However, before renting a dumpster, you should be aware of a few of the limitations of a dumpster.

  1. Dumpsters have item restrictions: Dumpsters limit your flexibility. Most dumpsters have a weight limits and item restrictions that may be inconvenient while trying to dispose of some items. Concrete, dirt , rocks and other landscaping materials generally require special dumpsters rated for higher weight limits and impact resistance. Furthermore, paint, automotive fluids, and other chemical waste is prohibited in dumpsters.
  2. You have to load it: With a dumpster rental, you will have to do the loading yourself. This is fairly obvious unless you plan to hire laborers, but loading can be very tiring and does require some skill.
  3. Dumpsters sit on your property for seven to 10 days: Having the dumpster on your property is a pain. It not only takes up valuable parking space but also attracts other people to throw their garbage in the dumpster. Some localities require permits to store the dumpster on the street. A dumpster can also damage your lawn or driveway due to the weight of the load as you fill it up.
  4. All items go to the landfill: Once your dumpster is collected, everything inside of it is disposed of in a landfill. There is no opportunity for recycling or donation of items in decent condition. College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving donates or recycles up to 70% of the items it takes.

Why Would You Get a Dumpster?

Renting a dumpster has its fair share of perks. They come in different sizes to fit your disposal needs and are strong enough to hold large volumes of debris, concrete, other heavy items. Furthermore, you can rent out a dumpster for as long as you need, especially if you have prolonged home renovation projects. Dumpster rental is a good option if you have a large volume of junk that can not be recycled, sold or donated, are undergoing significant home renovations or, conducting a big yard cleanup project.

Junk Removal Services

Hiring a junk removal service like College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving is a great way to dispose your household junk items. Our professionals come to your aid, and you do not have to lift a finger.

Let's look at why most people prefer junk removal services:

All the heavy lifting is done for you: One of the benefits of hiring professionals with years of experience is that you get to sit back and let them handle things for you. A junk removal service handles all of the hauling and loading. This gives you well-deserved peace of mind as you don't have to worry about the manual work or the disposal of the items.

70% of all items are donated or recycled: College HUNKS is committed to keeping as much of your junk out of landfills as possible. Any item that can be recycled or donated heads off to our local partners before anything is hauled to the landfill.

Saves on time: Our team can take care of your clutter within a day. This allows you to focus your time and energy elsewhere with an assurance that experts are handling the task well.

Reduces safety hazards: Dealing with junk on your own can leave you vulnerable to injury. By hiring junk removal services, you are letting experienced experts with the appropriate training to deal with the junk without risking your safety.

Pricing by volume: When you rent a dumpster, you'll pay a higher, flat fee regardless of how much junk you're getting rid of. However, you can get a customized pricing option with a junk removal service like College HUNKS. You'll find that pricing by volume is the cheaper pricing option for loads smaller than a dumpster.

Declutter Your Life with the Help of College HUNKS

Getting rid of your junk couldn't be simpler. College HUNKS provides customized, fast, and reliable junk removal services. Ready to get your junk professionally taken care of? Give us a call at 833-626-1326.