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Dumpster Rental vs Junk Removal: What’s the Difference?

You’ve binged all of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and you’re ready to tackle your own decluttering project. But, before you can start dreaming about a more organized home, you have to ask yourself what you will do with all the junk.

There are really two options when it comes to getting rid of your unwanted household items: renting a dumpster or hiring a junk removal company. We’re going to break down the difference between the two and which option is best for your project.

The Benefits of a Dumpster Rental

Renting a dumpster is simple, saving you money with a predictable upfront cost. It is the true DIY option. But, like any do-it-yourself project, you save on price, but it takes a little more time.

The process is easy. You call us, tell us what size bin you need, we deliver it. Now, you get to work filling it. Once you’re done, we pick up the bin and dispose of the junk for you. That’s it. We told you it was simple. Plus, when we dispose of the items, we maximize what is recycled, trying to keep as much out of the landfill as possible.

The cost of a dumpster rental is very predictable, making it easy to budget. The price of the bin includes the drop-off, pick-up, and disposal of one tonne of waste. There are no hidden fees. Additionally, the quicker you fill, the more you can save with our special 3-day rates.

There is a prorated fee if you go over the one-tonne weight limit. However, since you are doing a decluttering project, odds are you will not go over one tonne.

We have dumpsters in various sizes, so you will find the right bin for your project. Generally, for a seasonal cleaning or decluttering project, a 5-yard bin is the ideal choice.

The Benefits of a Junk Removal Company

If free time is non-existent for you, a junk removal company may be the answer. That’s because they not only dispose of the items, but they do all the heavy lifting.

With a dumpster rental, you throw the items in the bin; with junk removal, they are the ones that take it from your home and toss it in—making it a great choice for those with limited mobility or injuries.

The cost of the junk removal company is dependent on how much work they have to do. The more items you have, the more it will cost you. They do provide an estimate, but the pricing model is not as simple as a dumpster rental.

Which Option is Best For You: Dumpster Rental or Junk Removal?

Junk removal or dumpster rental? The question comes down to two factors: time and money.

A junk rental company will cost you more for a larger project, but it saves you the time of having to do the work yourself.

The dumpster rental is the more affordable option, but it means you get your hands a little dirtier. You have the rental for seven days, giving you time to go through everything in your home.

A dumpster is also far more cost-effective when you have a sizeable decluttering project. If you have just a few items and want support lifting them, junk removal is for you.

Finally, if you are doing a home renovation or remodel, a dumpster is ideal. It gives you or your contractors a place to collect all the waste and debris.

More Questions? Talk To Us

If you want to learn more and find out if a dumpster rental is the right choice for you, give us a call, and we will guide you through the process.

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