Waste Removal Tips & Advice

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Avoid Overspending on Junk Removal Services

The cost of junk removal varies a great deal, which is why it's so important to know what to look out for when it comes to good junk removal services and great junk removal pricing.

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Why You Should Rent from a Locally-Owned Dumpster Company

When it comes to most goods and services, shopping and hiring local is always a great idea. This is especially true when you're in need of a dumpster rental. Learn why renting local is best and how to find locally-owned and operated dumpster companies for free with Hometown.

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12 Yard Dumpster Dimensions and Rental Costs

12 yard dumpsters offer a nice combination of loading capacity, compact footprint, and affordable rental rates. Learn all about the 12 yard dumpster's best uses, average pricing, and common dimensions.

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The Different Types of Dumpster Styles

Dumpsters come in a variety of types in order to accommodate all types of disposal projects. Learn all about the different types of dumpsters available to you so you can choose the style that is best for your particular project.

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The Best Way to Clean Out a Rental Unit

Hiring a junk removal company to handle a rental unit cleanout is the fastest and most cost-efficient option. We'll discuss this and other rental unit cleanout options.

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How to Clean Out a Messy Bedroom Fast

If there's a room in your house that has been overtaken with junk and clutter, knowing where to start can seem like an overwhelming process. Learn how Hometown can help you find a local junk removal company that can help you reclaim your messy bedroom fast.

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How Much Is a Cubic Yard?

Dumpster rentals come in a variety of sizes, and each size is measured in cubic yards. Know how to estimate your junk or debris in cubic yards to make it easier for you to choose the right dumpster size for your project.

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How Do Cleanout Services Work?

Junk removal companies specialize in home cleanouts, business cleanouts, and every type of cleanout in between. If you've never hired a company to help with a cleanout before, you may be wondering what to expect. Find out what to expect from the first point of contact to the last.

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Junk Removal Services

Junk removal services are a convenient, handy way to get rid of any amount of junk, trash, or debris quickly and safely, but prices can vary quite a bit. Find out the main factors that affect junk removal cost to help ensure you pay a fair price for your services.

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Make Sure You Share These Details with Your Dumpster Rental Provider

Be thorough in sharing project details with your dumpster rental company to ensure you get the right size dumpster and avoid additional fees in the end. Here are some tips to follow.

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How to Get Rid of Large Amounts of Trash at Once

If you have a large amount of trash to get rid of, renting a dumpster or hiring a junk removal service are both convenient and affordable options. Learn which service is best for different projects, how much they cost on average, and how to get the best deal on either service.

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How to Get the Lowest Price for Bulk Waste Pick-Up Services

When you have a large amount of junk or trash to get rid of, there are several different options available depending on where you live. Read about the different options and how to get the lowest price for your bulk waste pick-up.

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Avoid These Costly Dumpster Rental Mistakes

Avoid additional dumpster charges by planning ahead and following the terms and conditions spelled out in the dumpster rental agreement. These are the most common pitfalls to avoid when trying to save on dumpster rental costs.

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Getting Rid of Landscaping Debris

It doesn't take long for homeowners to realize that yard waste and landscaping debris adds up quickly, especially if you live in an area with all four seasons. We'll help you determine the best solution for managing your landscaping debris.

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How to Get Rid of Bulky Waste Items

If you have bulky or heavy items to throw out that you don't want to haul to the landfill yourself, there are several different options available to you depending on where you live. Learn about the different options to decide which method will work best for your situation.

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How Fast Are Junk Removal Companies at Finishing the Job?

Junk removal companies are highly efficient at what they do. They handle multiple cleanups per day, so speed and efficiency are key parts of their business. Find out how long most junk removal projects take and how to find the most efficient company.

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Planning for Rain or Severe Weather During a Dumpster Rental

Rain, thunderstorms, hail, and other severe weather are not ideal when you have a dumpster rental. Read about ways to mitigate the affects on your rental experience so that you have the most affordable and stress-free service possible.

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Plan Your Office's Move in 10 Simple Steps

Relocating your office can be stressful, whether you're a small business or a more established company. Ensure your office move goes smoothly by following these 10 simple steps.

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House Flood Cleanup Checklist

Clean up and rebuild following a home flooding situation by following a few basic steps. Safety is the top priority in any flood situation, so keep this in mind throughout the process.

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Frequently Asked Junk Removal Questions

Looking for answers to some of junk removal customers' most frequently asked questions? We've got the answers you're looking for. Find out how junk removal works, how much it costs, who to hire, whether or not to tip, and more.

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How the Dumpster Drop-off and Pick-up Process Works

The dumpster rental process is not complicated and is pretty much the same from one company to the next. Find out the dumpster rental process and know what to expect to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

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Recycle Your Electronics With Junk Removal Services

Making sure to properly dispose of electronic waste is important to avoid contaminating local landfills with heavy metal and other potential hazards. Learn how to responsibly get rid of e-waste with local junk removal services.

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Eco-Friendly Junk Removal Options

Junk removal is one of the most eco-friendly disposal options homeowners and business owners can choose. Learn about the junk removal process and how junk removal companies keep usable goods and materials out of the landfill.

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What Size Dumpster Do I Need to Clean Out My House?

Roll-off and trailer dumpsters come in a variety of different sizes to accommodate small to large home cleanouts. Learn how to choose the right size dumpster to stay within your budget and avoid overspending by hundreds of dollars.

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Why You Should Rent From a Licensed and Insured Dumpster Rental Company

Not ensuring that the company you rent a dumpster from is licensed and insured can result in a world of headaches. Read about the importance of hiring a licensed, bonded, and insured waste disposal company and the potential risks and dangers of hiring services that fail to meet this criteria.

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What Is an On-Site Junk Removal Estimate?

Most junk removal companies will not offer pricing estimates online or over the phone because each junk removal project can be so vastly different that it's difficult to provide an accurate estimate. Learn all about on-site, no-obligation junk removal quotes.

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Why You Should Hire a Licensed and Insured Junk Removal Company

Not ensuring that the junk removal company you hire is licensed and insured can result in a world of headaches. Read about the importance of hiring a licensed, bonded, and insured junk removal company and the potential risks and dangers of hiring services that fail to meet this criteria.

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How to Schedule a Dumpster Pick-up

Scheduling a dumpster pick-up is easy, though it varies slightly from company to company. When reaching out to dumpster companies during the initial quote process, make sure you understand which pick-up procedure they use for their dumpster rental services.

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Dumpster Delivery Tips and Guidelines

Ensure your dumpster rental process goes smoothly from start to finish by making sure you are prepared and ready for dumpster drop-off. Learn our dumpster delivery tips and guidelines are easy to follow and can save you time and stress during your dumpster rental.

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5 Tips for a Thorough Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a great tradition that gets us ready to enjoy the gatherings that warmer weather usually brings. Hometown is here to help you simplify and organize your spring cleaning plan of attack.

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How Much Does It Cost to Pick Up a Dumpster Bag?

The upfront cost of purchasing a bag dumpster is low, but the pick-up costs can drive the total cost to $300+ in some cases. Find out how much money you can save by renting a traditional roll-off dumpster or trailer dumpster in many situations.

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40 Yard Dumpster Rental Costs Near Me

The national average cost to rent a 40 yard dumpster is $550-$750 for a seven-day rental. 40 yard dumpsters cost $14-$19 per yard on average. Learn more about 40 yard costs, factors that affect pricing, and more.

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30 Yard Dumpster Rental Costs Near Me

The national average cost to rent a 30 yard dumpster is $450-$650 for a seven-day rental. 30 yard dumpsters cost $15-$22 per yard on average. Learn more about 30 yard costs, factors that affect pricing, and more.

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How to Find Small Dumpster Rental Near You

Dumpster rentals are convenient but often come in sizes that may not be ideal for very tight spaces. Luckily, more dumpster companies are offering compact options for those with limited space. Learn how to find small or "mini" dumpsters near you with Hometown.

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20 Yard Dumpster Rental Prices Near Me

The national average cost to rent a 20 yard dumpster is $350-$550 for a seven-day rental. 20 yard dumpster costs $17-$28 per yard on average. Learn more about 20 yard costs, factors that affect pricing, and more.

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10 Yard Dumpster Rental Costs Near Me

The national average cost to rent a 10 yard dumpster is $250-$450 for a seven-day rental. 10 yard dumpster costs $25-$45 per yard on average. Learn more about 10 yard costs, factors that affect pricing, and more.

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The Best Bagster Alternative

Bagster is a popular option launched by Waste Management several years ago, but it's not the only small disposal solution out there. Learn the four other popular options that make great Bagster alternatives.

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How to Get Rid of Junk in Your Basement

Learn about the different types of disposal companies available to make getting rid of the junk in your basement fast, easy, and affordable.

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How Do I Choose the Right Dumpster Size for My Project?

Dumpster rentals come in various container sizes and weight allowances, making them a great option for all kinds of projects, but choosing the wrong size can end up costing you. Find out how to choose the right dumpster size to save money, time, and stress.

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What Can You Put in a Dumpster Rental?

Just because you rent a dumpster does not mean that you can throw whatever you want in it. Avoid additional fees and fines by knowing the types of items that can and can't go into a roll-off dumpster rental.

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What Junk Removal Companies Do With All Your Stuff

Hiring a junk removal company to remove and haul away your unwanted items is one of the most efficient and convenient disposal services, but you may be wondering what they'll do with all your unwanted stuff. Learn about the most common disposal methods utilized by reputable junk removal companies.

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Decluttering Your Home After Your Kids Move Out

Empty nesters inevitably reach a point when decluttering becomes necessary, especially when you're moving or downsizing your home. Find out the benefits of decluttering and downsizing, how to plan out your project, who to hire for help, or how to get it done yourself.

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How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Dumpster?

The national average cost of dumpster rental in the U.S. is $250-$750. Prices can vary significantly depending on a number of factors. Find out how much dumpsters cost in your area to ensure you pay a fair price with the help of our guide.

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Get Rid of Scrap Metal Fast With Junk Removal Services

If you have a pile of scrap metal that you don't have the time or resources to haul to a scrap yard yourself, hiring a junk removal company is a fast and easy solution. Read about the junk removal process and why recycling scrap metal is the best disposal method.

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The Average Cost of Dumpster Overage Charges

When renting a dumpster, it's important to be aware of potential overage fees. Find out what dumpster overage fees are, how much they typically cost, and how to avoid them. Find dumpster rentals near you with Hometown.

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How to Find a Temporary Dumpster Rental Near You

Renting a temporary dumpster is an affordable and convenient solution for a wide range of disposal projects. Learn how to make an informed decision on who you rent from to prevent overpaying or getting poor service.

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Tips for Handling Estate Cleanouts Quickly and Stress Free

Estate cleanouts often take place during a sad and stressful time, which is why making it as smooth of a process as possible is so important. Ensure your estate cleanout project goes smoothly and gets completed with minimal stress with these tips.

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7 Simple Steps to Planning an Estate Cleanout

After a loved one passes away, it can be an emotional and stressful time. If you have been named the executor of a deceased loved one's estate or are otherwise involved in the process, learn the steps of how to clean out and prepare an estate.

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Clean Up Your Construction Debris Fast with Local Disposal Services

One of the most important aspects of keeping a safe construction worksite is making sure the debris is properly contained and disposed of. Learn about the different types of local disposal services that make construction debris cleanup quick and easy.

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7 Reasons to Hire a Professional for a Hoarding Cleanup

Cleaning out a hoarding situation can be overwhelming, stressful, and potentially dangerous. Hiring a junk removal company to help clean out a hoarder home is a great option for a number of reasons. Find out more.

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Find a Company That Removes Junk Near You

At Hometown, we know how important it is to homeowners to get great home services for a fair price, and that includes junk or debris removal services too. Hometown makes it easy to find qualified junk removal companies in your area.

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Hire a Junk Removal Company for Spring Cleaning

Just as there are countless benefits to spring cleaning, there are countless benefits to hiring a junk removal service to help you get it done. Read about how to get all the benefits of spring cleaning in a fraction of the time by hiring professional junk removal.

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Hurricane Cleanup: Get It Done Safely for Less

Professional storm damage cleanup and junk removal services can save you time, stress, and risk after a hurricane. Find out what goes into hurricane cleanup, how much it costs, and how to find the right company to help get it done.

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How to Dispose of Electronics Responsibly

Proper disposal of e-waste, including electronic devices, like computers, TVs, DVD players, VCRs, phones, tablets, etc., is necessary to ensure potentially toxic materials don't end up in landfills and these items can be recycled. Find out the 3 easiest ways to get rid of old electronics.

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Who Will Pick Up Used Appliances or Furniture for Free?

Hometown understands that being savvy and saving money is important when it comes to removal projects. Read about multiple different methods to get your old appliances and furniture picked up and hauled away for free.

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How Empty Nesters Can Get Help Downsizing

There are many benefits for empty nesters to downsize their home, like lower living expenses and less time spent on maintenance and cleaning. Read about how to strategically plan your downsizing project.

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Get Your Yard Ready for Spring in 5 Simple Steps

Unsure of where to start when it's time to clean up your yard this spring? Hometown can help to break it down into individual steps. Minimize stress and streamline your spring yard cleanup project with dumpster rental or junk removal.

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Tips for Decluttering Before a Big Move

Ridding your home of unnecessary clutter prior to moving is an efficient way to de-stress and make the moving process easier. Read tips about how to strategically declutter before your big move.

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How Much It Costs to Clean Out an Apartment or Condo

Learn about the two most efficient options available when cleaning out a living space, average costs for each, and how to find the right company to help you get the job done.

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The Best Way to Get Rid of Old Carpeting

Pulling up your old carpeting is fairly simple, but getting rid of it is a different story if you don't have a plan in place. Learn about multiple carpet disposal options available to quickly and easily get rid of carpeting.

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How Much It Costs to Remove an Oven

As one of the most used appliances in your home, there will eventually come a time when you need to replace your oven. Learn about the many ways to get rid of your old oven and the average cost and time it takes for each method.

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How to Get Rid of Old Appliances

Offload old appliances using any number of ways to recycle or reuse them, including renting a dumpster, hiring a junk removal service, hauling it to the local recycling facility or scrap yard, or other means. Learn appliance removal tips, including how to get rid of old appliances for free.

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How Much It Costs to Haul Away a Refrigerator

As one of the most used appliances in your home, there will eventually come a time when you need to replace your refrigerator. Learn about the many ways to get rid of your old fridge and the average cost and time it takes for each method.

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Guide to Cleaning Up the Yard of an Abandoned House

Cleaning up an abandoned yard doesn't have to take a ton of time. Learn the benefits of having a well-maintained lawn, a few of the most common yard waste removal and disposal methods, and tips for getting the project done with minimal stress and time.

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How to Streamline Your Office Cleanout

Maintaining an organized company office is crucial for the productivity and morale of a company’s employees. When it's time for you to clean out your office space, our guide will help you get it done efficiently.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Homeowners

Spring is the perfect time to clean, declutter, and dispose of unwanted junk, waste, and debris. Learn tips to ensure a smooth and efficient spring cleaning project.

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Get Rid of Your Junk This Spring

Spring is an ideal time to declutter your home or business and dispose of unwanted junk, waste, and debris. Find out the many benefits of spring cleaning, which disposal method is best for your spring cleaning project, and how to find the best local company.

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Is Junk Removal Cheaper Than a Dumpster?

Maximize cost effectiveness and minimize stress during your waste disposal project by doing your research to ensure you choose the service that suits your physical ability, time constraints, and budget.

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How Much It Costs to Clean Out a Cluttered Basement

Cleaning out a cluttered basement can provide numerous benefits for your health and the accessibility and resale value of your home. Learn the average costs to clean out a cluttered basement and how to find locally-owned junk removal or dumpster rental services to help.

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Junk Removal Prices Near Me and How to Get a Good Deal

Ready to find out how much your junk removal project will cost? You've come to the right place. Find out the average cost for different size junk removal projects, factors that affect costs, and how to get the best deal.

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5 Red Flags for Waste Removal and Junk Haulers

While we would like to think that all contractors and service companies are honest and straightforward people, that unfortunately isn't always the case. Do your research and learn the red flags to watch for when renting a dumpster or hiring a junk removal company.

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How to Clean Up After a Burst Water Pipe

Dealing with plumbing problems is never fun but armed with the right knowledge, you can get the issue resolved in no time. Learn how to file an insurance claim for water damage, the cleanup process, and how to go about cleaning it up without filing an insurance claim.

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How to Get Rid of Unwanted Tires

Letting old rubber tires sit on your property can welcome a host of health hazards, so getting rid of them swiftly and legally is important. Find out the many responsible tire disposal options available to you.

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Is the Bagster a Good Deal or Should I Rent a Dumpster?

When you get sick of looking at that pile of junk sitting in your garage, basement, or attic, two of the most affordable solutions are renting a dumpster or buying a bag dumpster. Find out which option is the best deal.

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How Should I Dispose of Construction and Demolition Debris?

When you need to get rid of debris from a construction or demolition project, there are multiple disposal options available to you. Compare the benefits and costs of each to find out if you should hire a junk removal company, rent a dumpster, or haul the debris yourself.

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Trash Disposal Showdown: Junk Removal vs 10 Yard Dumpsters vs Bag Dumpsters

For relatively small cleanup projects around your house or business, there are multiple disposal options available to you. Compare the benefits and costs of each to find out if you should hire a junk removal company, rent a 10 yard dumpster, or buy a bag dumpster.

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6 Steps to Cleaning Up After Your Basement Floods

A flood in your basement is a huge pain, regardless of the severity. Learn the steps you should take to protect your property, and thereby yourself, by getting things dried out, cleaned up, and back to normal as soon as possible.

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Get Rid of Construction or Demolition Debris with Junk Removal Services

Getting rid of construction and demolition debris is part of maintaining a safe worksite. Learn how hiring a junk removal company to take care of the mess for you can save you time, money, and stress.

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Storm Cleanup Tips for Homeowners

Storms often come with a certain degree of cleanup, like fallen branches or limbs, wind blown lawn furniture, knocked-down fences, pieces of siding, or roofing shingles. Learn our 3 biggest tips for handling storm cleanup quickly without overpaying.

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Storm Cleanup: Who to Hire and How Much It Costs

Storm cleanups cover a broad range of property cleanup projects after a hurricane, windstorm, flood, fire, tornado, winter storm, and any other natural disaster. Get your yard cleaned up fast after a storm with the help of professional storm cleanup services.

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Streamline Fire Damage Cleanup with Junk Removal

Smoke damage, ash, burnt items, and potential water damage or foam from extinguishing a fire...these are all things you might face after minor fire damage. Get your home cleaned up fast after a fire with the help of professional cleanup services.

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Garage Cleanout Costs and How to Save Money

Hiring a junk removal company to handle a garage cleanout project is an efficient and relatively affordable option. Learn about average costs, how they compare to dumpsters, how to choose the best company, and more.

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How to Clean Up Your Property After a Windstorm

Fallen tree limbs, large branches, wind-blown trash, and stripped siding from houses...these are all items you might find in your yard after a big windstorm. Get your yard cleaned up fast after a storm with the help of professional storm cleanup services.

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How Much It Costs to Clean a Hoarder House

Hiring a professionally trained, licensed, and insured company to clean out a hoarder home is important for the safety of all involved. Learn how much hoarding cleanup services cost on average and how to find a reputable company in your area.

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Estate Cleanouts: How They’re Done and How Much It Costs

Estate cleanouts cost $500-$2,000 on average, but pricing may vary depending on where you live, how accessible the items are, how much space your items take up on the truck, and more. Find out how Hometown can help you get your whole-home cleanout down quickly.

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The Best Ways to Get Rid of Furniture, Appliances, and More

Junk removal services offer a fast, convenient solution for removing furniture, appliances, and all kinds of household junk, debris, or heavy items. Find junk removal services near you and get answers to common questions.

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How Much It Costs to Clean Out Your Garage, Basement, Attic, or Entire Home

Junk removal pricing varies based on multiple factors. Learn what popular home cleanout projects cost, including garages, attics, basements, and whole-home cleanouts.

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How to Clean Out an Old Dirty Basement

Cleaning out your basement doesn't have to take as long as you think. Utilize your time and resources wisely and see how professional cleanout services can help.

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Trailer Dumpster Sizes, Weight Limits, and Rental Costs

Learn all about the various trailer dumpster size options available and their average dimensions, weight limits, and weekly rental costs.

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How to Get Rid of Junk Fast

Don't let your decluttering project drag out for weeks or months. Learn the best strategy to get rid of your junk as fast as possible. Find junk haulers near you with Hometown.

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How to Find the Cheapest Junk Removal Service in Your Area

Get the lowest rate on junk removal services by following these simple tips. Learn how to find the best price and the best junk, waste, or debris hauling company for the job with Hometown.

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What Items Can and Can't Go in a Bagster?

Bagster dumpsters are a popular choice for small residential cleanups, but they may not be the optimal choice in all situations. Learn about Bagster pricing, what can and can't go in a Bagster, and other considerations. 

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The Fastest Way to Clean Out a Cluttered Garage

Garage cleanouts are less stressful and overwhelming with the help of junk removal services. Find out where to start with your garage cleanout project and how to get it done ASAP.

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What Is the Quickest Way to Clean Out a Basement?

Basement cleanouts are less overwhelming with the help of junk removal services. Find out where to start with your basement cleanout project and how to get it done as quickly as possible.

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Are Junk Removal Companies Expensive?

If you have unwanted items to get rid of and are considering professional help, you're likely wondering if junk removal services are expensive. Learn about average junk removal costs and things to consider when deciding if junk removal is worth the cost.

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The Best Way to Handle an Estate Cleanout

Find out why junk removal is the best way to handle an estate cleanout. Streamline the process by getting the help of pros who can clean out a basement, attic, or entire home, or haul away a pile of unwanted items with tact.

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Calculating Wet Debris Weight to Avoid Dumpster Overage Charges

When waste or debris gets wet inside a dumpster it can add a significant amount of weight to the load. In some cases, it could cause overage fees as high as $100 per ton. It's important to keep dumpster loads as dry as possible. This guide will reveal how precipitation affects dumpster loads and how to prevent going over the dumpster weight allowance.

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Total Guide to Junk Removal in San Diego

Get answers to some of the most common questions homeowners and business owners have about junk removal services in America's Finest City. Know what to expect when you hire a San Diego junk hauler.

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The Benefits of Renting a Trailer Dumpster

There are different container options when it comes to renting a temporary dumpster. Learn about the benefits of opting for a trailer dumpster and how it might save you time and money on your disposal project.

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Why You Should Hire Junk Removal Services to Clean Out a Hoarder House

Handling a hoarding cleanup comes with many challenges. Learn why hiring a junk removal company can help mitigate some of the biggest challenges faced when remediating a hoarder's home.

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Hire a Junk Removal Company to Clean Up a Foreclosure

Learn why hiring a junk removal company to handle a foreclosure cleanup is a convenient and efficient way to start fresh. Discover why it's a cost-efficient option that can turn a major project into easy work.

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Everything You Need to Know About Renting a Dumpster in Houston, TX

Learn all about what to expect when renting a dumpster in Houston, TX. Find out about permit requirements, average pricing, how to find reputable dumpster rental companies, and more.

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Hire a Junk Removal Service to Clear Out Clutter After the Holidays

Once the holiday season has come and gone, it's all too common to find yourself surrounded by items that are no longer being used. Learn how hiring a junk removal company can help you quickly get rid of clutter after the holidays.

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How Garbage Is Safely Contained in Landfills

Making sure that garbage is safely contained in landfills is crucial in minimizing the environmental impact of landfills. Learn all about how garbage is processed and handled safely in landfills nationwide.

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How Recycling Facilities Work

Recycling is an important part of waste disposal and is a relatively simple process. Learn all about how materials are recycled at recycling facilities so that they can be reused for other products. 

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Rental Cleaning Checklist for Property Managers and Landlords

Read our cleaning checklist for landlords and property managers to ensure your rental unit is ready to be shown to potential renters.

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Guide to Renting a Dumpster in Columbus, OH

Do you need to rent a dumpster in the Columbus, Ohio area? Start here. Find out everything you need to know about renting a dumpster in Columbus, including local laws, average costs, common sizes, dumpster types frequently available, and more.

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Benefits of Recycling Junk vs Throwing It Away

Recycling reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, saves energy, and prevents pollution. Learn about the many other benefits of recycling that are often overlooked.

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Lowboy Dumpster Rental Guide

Lowboy dumpsters are a roll-off container with shorter sides compared to traditional roll-off dumpsters. Find out why lowboys are ideal for loading heavy debris over the sides and how much debris they can typically accommodate.

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Finding a Reputable Dumpster Company to Rent From

Make sure the dumpster company you rent from is operating legally to avoid any liability in the event of an accident. Read our blog to learn how Hometown can help you find reputable dumpster rental companies in your area.

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Why Roll-Off Containers Are Perfect for Heavy or Bulky Items

Loading heavy and bulky items into a dumpster is easy when you rent a roll-off container. Learn why this type of dumpster is great for large-item disposal and other ways to get rid of your heavy unwanted items.

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Does My HOA Allow Dumpster Rentals?

When renting a roll-off container for a home project, it's important to check with your HOA (if applicable) to ensure compliance. Learn about the most common HOA guidelines related to waste disposal and specifically, dumpster rental.

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How 10 Yard Dumpsters Can Cost Less Than 3 Yard Bag Dumpsters

Without proper planning, renting a Bagster or other bag-style dumpster can be a costly mistake. Learn about when a bag dumpster makes sense and when it may actually be less expensive to rent a larger 10 yard roll-off dumpster.

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Quick Guide to Renting a Dumpster in Louisville, KY

Learn all about what to expect when renting a dumpster in Louisville, KY. Find out about permit requirements, average pricing, how to find reputable dumpster rental companies, and more.

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Renting a Dumpster in Omaha, NE: Everything You Need to Know

Learn all about what to expect when renting a dumpster in Omaha, NE. Find out how to find reputable dumpster rental companies, permit requirements, average pricing, and more.

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A Guide to Renting a Dumpster in Cincinnati, OH

Learn all about what to expect when renting a dumpster in Cincinnati, OH. Find out about permit requirements, average pricing, how to find reputable dumpster rental companies, and more.

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Take Advantage of Slow Seasons to Tackle Projects

There are several key advantages to renting a dumpster during the autumn-winter seasons. Find out why the slowest time of year for dumpster rental companies is typically the best time for renting a roll-off dumpster.

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How to Get Rid Of a Couch

Learn about the different ways to get rid of an old couch and why hiring a junk removal service is a quick and easy option.

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Why You Should Get Multiple Quotes Before Hiring a Junk Removal Provider

If you're considering hiring a junk removal provider to assist in a cleanout or bulk item removal, be sure you get multiple quotes. Know what's a fair price in your area and be sure you receive great customer service.

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The Importance of Getting Several Dumpster Rental Quotes

Get quotes from multiple providers prior to booking. Find the best deal and ensure the rental company can meet the needs of your timeline and other key factors.

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Junk Removal Tips and Alternatives

If you're trying to decide if hiring a junk removal service is right for you, read our article for tips and alternatives to ensure that your project goes as smoothly as possible.

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Junk Removal Minimum Fees

Every junk removal company has a minimum fee they charge for their services. Learn about average minimum fees and what projects qualify for these base prices.

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Signs of Quality Junk Removal Services

Learn about what to look for when shopping around for junk removal services. Ask the right questions to make sure that you're hiring a qualified and affordable junk removal company.

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Questions to Ask Junk Removal Companies Before Hiring

Find out which questions you should get answers to before hiring a junk removal service. Ask the right questions to ensure you get quality service when you need it for a fair price.

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5 Ways to Dispose of Leftover Waste That Didn't Fit in Your Dumpster

Learn 5 of the easiest ways to dispose of leftover debris following a home project, cleanout, or other job. Compare the pros, cons, and costs of each method.

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How to Get Rid of a Microwave

Learn all about the different ways to get rid of an unwanted microwave in order to avoid getting fined for illegally dumping it in your weekly trash bin.

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5 Advantages to Keeping an Organized Company Office

Learn the biggest advantages that organized companies have over unorganized companies and the best ways to keep your company's office space clean, organized, and efficient.

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Rent a Dumpster to Tackle a Foreclosure Cleanout

We've gathered everything you need to know about renting a dumpster to make your house cleanout go as quickly as possible. Find out how to tackle a foreclosure cleanout today.

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How to Get Rid of a Bathtub

Replacing a bathtub is usually saved for a whole bathroom remodel, which can be a huge project. If you’ve torn out your old bathtub and need a disposal solution, we’ve gathered a list of all your options.

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How to Get Rid of a Washer and Dryer

As one of the most used home appliances, there will eventually come a time when you need to replace your washer and dryer. We’ve gathered everything you need to know if you have an old washer or dryer that you need to get rid of.

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How to Get Rid of a Refrigerator

As one of the most used appliances in your kitchen, there will eventually come a time when you need to replace your refrigerator. We’ve gathered everything you need to know if you have an old fridge that you need to get rid of.

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What to Look for When Using a Hauling Service for Recyclable Materials

Recycling has strict guidelines, and you want to be sure the service provider you rent from follows those rules. Find out the most important things to look for when using a hauling service for recyclable materials.

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Use a Dumpster to Keep a Worksite Safe and Clean

Don't neglect to properly contain your construction and demolition debris until your project is finished. Avoid unnecessary hazards by renting a dumpster to keep your site safe.

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How to Get Rid of a Dishwasher

The average life expectancy of a typical dishwasher is 6-10 years on average and when yours finally kicks the bucket, the inconvenience can be felt immediately. We’ve gathered everything you need to know if you have an old dishwasher that you need to get rid of.

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How to Get Rid of an Oven

As one of the most used appliances in your kitchen, there will eventually come a time when you need to replace your oven. Find out your options when you're ready to get rid of your oven.

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Hiring a Junk Removal Service for Tenant Cleanups

Learn everything you need to know about hiring a junk removal company to clean out a rental property so that it can be ready for new tenants as soon as possible.

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Real Dumpster Rental and Junk Removal Reviews

Learn how to spot false online reviews and the motives incentivizing fake "consumers" from leaving these fake reviews.

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How to Choose the Best Dumpster Rental Provider

Choosing the best dumpster rental provider isn’t as simple as picking the one with the cheapest rates. Learn the 4 key things to consider when renting from a dumpster rental company.

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Know the 3 Different Types of Dumpster Rental Companies

Learn about the 3 different types of dumpster rental companies and how understanding the difference will help ensure you get the best price.

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10 Questions to Ask Dumpster Rental Companies Before Renting

Renting a dumpster doesn’t have to be difficult if you know the right questions to ask providers. Learn the top 10 questions you should ask dumpster companies before renting from them.

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How to Get the Cheapest Dumpster Rental Near You

When you need to rent a dumpster, Hometown understands that you want to get great service for the best price. Learn our tips and tricks to get the best price for your dumpster rental.

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Renting a Dumpster for Home Cleanouts

Find out why renting a dumpster is an easy and affordable tool to help you with your home cleanout, eviction, hoarding situation, estate cleanout, and more. 

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Rent a Recycling Dumpster: Sizes and Costs

Learn why renting a dumpster for recyclable debris is a great idea that is environmentally friendly and may actually save you money in the long run.

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Junk Removal 101: A Guide to Junk Removal Services

Find out everything you need to know about junk removal services, average junk removal costs, who to hire, and more. Make your junk removal project seamless and stress-free with the help of our guide.

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Cost of Hauling Waste Yourself vs Renting a Dumpster

Hauling debris or junk to your local landfill or recycling facility may not save you as much money as you think. Compare costs and learn what to consider before deciding on the right waste disposal method for you.

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Rent a Dumpster for Dirt

Although it’s organic and comes from nature, dirt can't be dumped just anywhere. Discover how effective renting a dumpster for bulk dirt removal can be.

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7 Easy Ways to Get a Discount on Your Dumpster Rental

Renting a dumpster is a convenient and affordable way to get rid of large amounts of junk. Discover our simple tips and tricks to help you save money and get discounts when renting a dumpster.

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The Future of World Wide Waste Output is Horrifying

Researchers estimate the worldwide waste output in 2100 to be three times that of today. If things don't change this century, we could all be literally living in a pool of trash decades from now.

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Eco-Friendly Company Saves 2.5 Billion lbs. of Wood and Plastic Scrap from Landfills

Learn how one eco-friendly manufacturer of composite decking/railing materials saved over 2.5 billion lbs. of wood/plastic scrap from landfills and turned a profit from recyclables.

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The World's First Robotic Recycling System

Baetsen Recycling is set to install the world's first robotic recycling system at its Netherlands-based recycling facility. Learn more about how ZenRobotics' ZRR system is revolutionary. 

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16 Tips for a Smooth Move Abroad

Planning to move abroad requires quite a big planning and organization. Here are some tips to get you to your destination without the hassle and stress.

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Find Out if You're a Hoarder [Infographic]

Hoarding is an all-to-common problem that is today recognized as a mental disorder. Despite the fact hoarding can be harmful to your mental and physical health, it's good to know that it's a very treatable problem. If you're 'collecting' is bordering on out-of-control, use the infographic created by MyMove.com titled Are You a Hoarder to take a more light-hearted approach to diagnosing the problem.

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7 Factors That Affect the Cost of a Dumpster Rental

Learn about the different factors that affect the cost of a dumpster rental and get tips on how to get the best price.

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How to Tear Down and Dispose of a Wood Deck

Deck demolition can be a relatively simple DIY project with the right tools and a plan. Read our guide to learn a few key factors when it comes to the prep, demo, and cleanup.

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Dumpster Rental Resource Guide

Utilize our resource guide for all the information you need to know regarding dumpster costs, dumpster sizing, junk removal services, commercial waste management, and more.

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Hiring the Right Dumpster Service: Everything You Need to Know

Quality customer service is just as important as pricing when it comes to dumpster rental. Learn why hiring a locally-owned dumpster rental company is your best disposal option.

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Solutions to Stop Others from Illegally Dumping Trash in Your Dumpster

Don't get caught paying for other people's trash. Find out how to prevent others from tossing things in your temporary dumpster with these easy tips.

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Dumpster Sizes Chart: Dumpster Sizes and How Much They Hold

Read about how to save on dumpster costs by ensuring you choose the right roll-off dumpster size for your project needs.

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Bagster vs Dumpster: Buy a Dumpster Bag or Rent a Small Dumpster?

See how the 3 yard dumpster bag, Bagster, compares to renting a standard 10 yard roll-off dumpster, and find out which is the best choice for your project.

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30 Yard Dumpster Guide: Average Costs, Weight Limits, and More

This guide will help you determine if a 30 yard dumpster is the right size container for your project. Learn about dimensions, weight capacities, average pricing, and more.

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What Goes In a Dumpster and What Doesn't [Infographic]

Certain items are prohibited from being tossed in roll-off dumpster containers by most dumpster rental companies. This infographic gives you a visual depiction of this information.

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A Story about Decluttering (Spoiler Alert: Teamwork Helps!)

Learn how an 80-year-old woman with a home filled with 40-years of clutter managed to remove nearly 50 bags of junk in a single weekend with teamwork.

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“Eco-Flippers” Turning Old Homes into Energy Efficient Investments

Flipping houses has been around for quite some time, but a new trend in house flipping, called eco-flipping, aims to make the process a bit greener. Learn all about it here.

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Don't Throw That Away! Guide to Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal

Here’s a quick rundown of several of the most common items prohibited by dumpster rental companies and how to properly dispose of them.

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Clean Load Your Dumpster to Save Money

To save money in the debris disposal process, we recommend clean loading your dumpster. Learn how to clean load your dumpster and the benefits with our article.

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How to Efficiently Clean Up a Foreclosure or Eviction Property

Cleaning up after a foreclosure or an eviction can be a huge project. Develop a plan of attack for when residents leave behind junk, trash, or damage to clean up with this guide.

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What Can I Expect to Pay for Dumpster Service Costs?

Learn the several key factors that impact dumpster service costs for both temporary roll-off dumpster rentals and commercial trash service. 

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Dumpster Rental Terms and Conditions: A Closer Look at the Fine Print

Save time and hassle before renting a dumpster by learning how rental agreements typically work. Avoid being surprised by fees, weight allowances, repercussions for overfilling the container, and more. 

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How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Dumpster for a Week?

We'll discuss the cost of renting a roll-off dumpster for one week and provide tips on how to choose the best dumpster rental provider to get the best deal.

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6 of the Best Ways to Dispose of Yard Waste

Learn the best yard waste disposal methods, as well as how to rent a dumpster for yard waste, yard debris recycling, green waste handling, yard waste pickup service, and much more.

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8 Simple Tips for Decluttering Your House and Maintaining Your Sanity

Discover simple but profound tips for heavy duty decluttering of your house. We help you get organized, get motivated, and get the clutter-free home you deserve. Prepare to make your Facebook friends a bit jealous.

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20 Yard Dumpster Guide: Versatility and Affordability

This guide will help you determine whether a 20 yard roll-off dumpster is the right size container for your project, including pricing, weight capacity, and more.

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Top 10 Cities for Green Homes in America

A list of the 10 cities in America for green homes has been released. A green home is one with eco-friendly features, such as Energy Star appliances, low-flow faucets and more.

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Labor Day Weekend is the Perfect Time to Declutter

Labor Day weekend is a great time to clean out your home. Learn which areas of the home are best to tackle before the holidays and how to do it.

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10 Tips to Take the Stress out of Moving

Moving is one of the top 5 most stressful life events. Reduce this stress by employing the right strategy leading up to moving day with our helpful tips.

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5 Essential Tips When Renting a Roll-Off Dumpster

Whether it’s for a spring cleanout or a major remodeling job, renting a dumpster can help get the job done more efficiently. Find out why it’s important to keep a few things in mind to help minimize the overall cost and to move the process along smoothly.

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What Junk Removal Companies Will and Won't Take

Junk removal services are a great way to get rid of unwanted household items, but there are some items they won't take. Find out what items junk removal companies typically will and won't accept.

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The Process of Obtaining a Dumpster Rental Permit

If your project requires you to place a dumpster in a public right of way, you will most likely need an appropriate permit. Learn how to get a dumpster permit in detail so you're prepared.

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5 Tips for Construction Debris Disposal

Keep your construction, renovation, or demolition site running smoothly by understanding these five essential elements of renting a construction dumpster for a project.

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Lower Your Cost to Rent a Dumpster in 2022

Looking to rent a dumpster? Don't get stuck paying too much! Learn our insider tips to help avoid overpaying for your roll-off dumpster rental.

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The Beginner's Guide to Renting a Dumpster

Renting a dumpster is an easy process if you understand the basics. Follow this simple guide to ensure your dumpster rental experience goes smoothly.

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Garage Cleanout Strategies and Organization Ideas

Our comprehensive garage cleanout and organization guide offers strategies, tips, and tricks for achieving a clean and organized garage. 

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How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Concrete Dumpster?

Learn how container size, debris weight, your location, and landfill/recycling fees all play a role in the quote you get for your dumpster rental.

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10 Yard Dumpster Guide: Convenient Size, Great Price

10 yard dumpsters are economical and feature a small footprint, making them the ideal choice for small home cleanout projects, roof tear-offs, and light demolition projects. This guide will explain when a 10 yard container is right for the job and when it's not.

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Survey Says...Americans Love to Recycle! [Infographic]

Is this the 'Green Generations'? It would seem so according to a new survey that finds a vast majority of Americans care about recycling and living an eco-friendly lifestyle.

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How to Teach Kids About Responsible Waste Removal

Kids may not fully understand the ramifications of tossing recyclables in the trash instead of the recycle bin. Find out why it's so important for adults to teach kids about responsible waste removal and recycling.

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20+ Creative Ways to Reuse Empty Bottles and Cans

Get inspiration for recycling and reusing empty bottles and cans. Find DIY decor and other crafting ideas with your recyclables. 

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Which Dumpster Size Do I Need?

Determine which size dumpster is right for your particular cleanup job. Avoid making the costly mistake of renting the wrong dumpster size for your project.

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The Health Benefits of Decluttering

Decluttering your home rids your space of unsightly junk and can positively impact your health, too. This article will go over some of the benefits of decluttering your space.

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Kitchen Demolition Debris Disposal Guide

Renting a dumpster offers the most efficient way to dispose of kitchen demolition debris. We’ll discuss tips to help you with the disposal of your renovation debris.

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Top 6 Ways to Avoid Dumpster Overage Fees

If you aren't careful, unexpected overage fees can make your dumpster rental bill higher than your original quote. Read our tips so that you aren't surprised on the day your final bill arrives.

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The Ultimate Guide to Dumpster Sizes

Learn all about the various dumpster size options available to you. Find out what typically fits in various dumpster sizes and which container is best for your project.

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Hoarding Cleanups: Costs, Considerations, and Disposal Options

There are several ways to address a hoarding situation. Learn the various strategies, costs involved, and other considerations.

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Small Dumpster Rental: Guide to Renting “Mini Dumpsters”

If you have a small project like a light remodel or small cleanup, a small dumpster may be a great option. Find out if a mini dumpster is the right choice for your project.

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Waste Management's Dumpster Rental Prices Are Costly Compared to Local Haulers

Find out why you should be renting local instead of renting from the big guys, like Waste Management. Save $155 or more in some instances, and get the best customer service.

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42 Ways to Go Green This Year

We've compiled a large list of 42 ways to go green so that you can start living a more sustainable lifestyle today.

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Burning Trash is no Stink

Learn about the growing trend of trash incineration and its many benefits, like generating 19 billion kWh of electricity and keeping millions of tons of garbage from entering landfills.

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Let’s Talk About Food Waste

Food waste is a bigger problem than most Americans think with an average of $165 billion worth of food is thrown away each year in the U.S. Learn more about how to prevent food waste.

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DIY Home Staging: Sell Your Home Faster for Less

Properly staged homes sell within less than a month 94% of the time. If you know what you're doing, you can easily stage your home yourself with these staging tips.

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Rent a Dumpster for a Garage Demolition Project

It's important to have a plan of action in place for the disposal of demolition debris. A construction dumpster is an ideal option that offers a convenient and cost-efficient solution.

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What's the Smallest Dumpster You Can Rent?

The most common dumpster rentals come in 10, 20, 30, and 40 yard capacities, but there are smaller "mini" dumpsters available for rent on the market. Learn about the different types of mini dumpsters and how to find the smallest dumpster in your area with Hometown.

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8 Yard Commercial Dumpster Guide for Large Businesses

Learn all about 8 yard commercial dumpster sizes and whether or not it's the right container size for your company's needs.

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Dumpster Rental 101: How to Rent a Dumpster

Learn everything there is to know about renting a dumpster and how to get the best price. Explore tips on getting the right dumpster size, understanding rental terms, and what affects cost.

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What's Included In My Dumpster Rental Cost?

Read about everything that's included in the cost of renting a dumpster, including dump fees, fuel charges, rental costs, and more.

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A Contractor’s Guide to Renting a Dumpster for Large Demolition and Construction Jobs

Planning ahead can save contractors thousands of dollars in disposal costs while improving efficiency and increasing workplace safety. Read this article to learn more about renting a dumpster for a construction or demolition work site.

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How Big Is a 10 Cubic Yard Dumpster?

10 yard dumpsters are great for a variety of small projects. Find out what fits in a 10 yarder, how much weight they hold, typical dimensions, and more to determine if it's the right dumpster size for your project.

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60+ Ingenious Ways to Reuse Scrap Tires

Get inspired and find new solutions for your old scrap tires. There are thousands of ways to reuse or upcycle these tires into useful, eco-friendly creations.

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City’s Quest toward Green Dominance has it Putting Trash into the Roads

Vancouver is taking plastic waste and putting it into its streets, literally. A new plastic/asphalt mixture is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional asphalt.

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Neighborhood Trashed? There’s an App for that

Learn about a cool new app available on iPhone and Android devices that lets you report illegal garbage dumps quickly and easily.

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When Is It a Good Idea to Hire a Junk Removal Company?

We've compiled everything you need to know to determine what projects will be more efficient with the help of a professional junk removal service.

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Disposal Options for Flooring Removal Projects

If you're considering replacing your floors, start here. Find out how to remove and dispose of your old flooring, popular replacement options, and more.

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Disposal Options for Interior Demolition Debris

There are several options when it comes to removing debris generated during an interior demolition project. Learn all about the top four disposal options today.

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Yard Waste Dumpster Rental Guide

Renting a dumpster for yard waste offers convenience, speed, and a great value for cleaning up large landscaping projects. Read our guide to get started with your yard waste removal today

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How to Get the Best Deal on a Dumpster

Get the lowest rate possible on your next dumpster rental by following these simple tips.

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How Long Can I Rent a Dumpster?

Rental periods can vary depending on the dumpster provider's policies. Learn all about dumpster rental periods and how long you can likely keep your dumpster.

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All You Need to Know About Furniture Removal Costs

Find out how much furniture removal costs. Discover your options, including junk hauling services, dumpster rental, and donation, and choose the best furniture removal method for you.

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How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Dumpster for a Day?

Are you looking to rent a dumpster for just a day or two? Learn what you can expect to pay for a short-term dumpster rental and whether dumpster rental services offer a discounted price for short term rentals.

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Big List of Recycling Organizations Helping America Go Green

Find out what nonprofit organizations are doing in your state regarding recycling and waste diversion. Do your part to help keep our planet clean and healthy.

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Trashed Homes: 13 Houses Constructed from Junk

Not all junk is bound for landfills. Check out these awesomely creative houses constructed out of trash and recyclables.

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How to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste

Proper disposal of household hazardous waste is important to the health of our environment. Read our article to learn the proper procedure for responsibly disposing of hazardous household waste.

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Decluttering: A Guide for Success

Decluttering has a number of health and environmental benefits. Learn how to streamline the decluttering process and why it's worth it using our helpful guide.

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How to Demolish and Dispose of a Concrete or Paver Patio

If your patio looks worse for wear, it may be time to remove or replace it. Find out how renting a dumpster or hiring a junk removal service can help with your concrete patio removal.

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Rent a Dumpster for a Shed Demolition Project

Determine the correct dumpster size for your shed demolition project and keep these important tips in mind when removing a shed and renting a dumpster to accommodate the debris.

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6 Yard Commercial Dumpsters for Medium-Sized Businesses

We’ll cover all you need to know about renting a 6 yard dumpster for your business, including common dimensions, costs, and other considerations.

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Why 15 Yard Dumpsters Are the Right Size for the Right Cost

15 yard dumpsters work well for all kinds of medium-size jobs. Learn all about 15 yard dumpster dimensions, weight limits, average costs, and when it's the right choice.

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Why You Should Share a Dumpster With Your Neighbor This Season

Dumpster rental rates depend on the size of the bin and the location of the rental. Learn how to save on dumpster rental costs by sharing the container with your neighbor.

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Renting a Dumpster for Interior Demolition Debris: Keys to Success

If you’re planning on doing some interior demolition and you’re curious how you should get rid of all the debris that will pile up, read our dumpster rental keys to success.

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The Big List of Dumpster Rental Costs in All 50 States

We've surveyed thousands of dumpster companies. Find out how much it costs to rent a 10 yard or 20 yard dumpster in your hometown.

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LEED Certification by the Numbers

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its first comprehensive report in late-2013 detailing the economic and environmental benefits of LEED certification. Here are some of the key findings.

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How to Save Money on Your Dumpster Rental

Learn the tips to save as much as a few hundred dollars the next time you rent a roll-off container for a clean-out or construction project.

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4 Tips You Should Know Before Starting Your Bathroom Remodel

Studies show a very high ROI when renovating a bathroom, but the key is following the correct steps to ensure everything is handled properly. Learn  our top 4 tips for bathroom renovations.

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Do's and Don'ts of Renting a Dumpster

There are several important things to consider before and after renting a roll-off container. This guide will help ensure you’re getting the right dumpster and the best possible deal.

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Hiring a Junk Removal Company to Remove Your Old Mattress and Box Spring

Getting rid of your old mattress and box spring doesn't have to be a chore when you hire a local junk removal company. Learn more in this article.

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How to Dispose of Spent Fireworks and the Duds

The proper way to dispose of consumer-grade fireworks includes saturating them in water followed by the proper bagging method. This quick guide will walk you through the five-step process.

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4 Yard Dumpsters: An Economical Midsize Commercial Dumpster

A 4 yard commercial dumpster is a great disposal solution for many small-to-medium sized businesses and commercial establishments. This quick guide will help you determine if it's the right dumpster size for your needs.

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How Much Does a 20 Yard Dumpster Hold?

20 yard dumpsters are considered 'medium-sized' dumpsters and are ideal for a wide range of cleanups. Will it work for your project? This guide will help you decide.

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Why Big Box Store Dumpster Rental Isn't Always the Best Option

When renting a dumpster for a small home project, it’s tempting to run to your local home improvement store, but you should know that options are very limited in these cases, and you could end up paying quite a bit more.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Dumpster Weight Limits

Dumpster rentals come with weight limits, but they vary from one size and provider to the next. Learn all about how to estimate the weight of debris to ensure you don't go over your dumpster's weight allowance.

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Detroit’s curbside recycling plan off to a shaky start

Detroit launched curbside recycling in 2014, but participation rates are low at just 10% one year later. Learn more in this article.

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HometownRep Helps Great Companies Build a Strong Online Reputation

It's critically important for businesses to manage their online reputation in the Internet age. Studies show more than 80% of customers research online before choosing a product or service. HometownRep takes the guesswork out of managing your online reputation. Here's a quick primer.

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Mobile App Makes it Easier to Recycle Holiday Junk

Recycling made easier. The newest version of the iRecycle app from Earth911.com makes it simple to find recycling and disposal sites near you.

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14 Examples of How NOT to Haul Trash

Hauling trash is best done by the pros. Here are 14 perfect examples of why hauling your own trash may not always be a good idea...

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Useful Tips for Conquering Clutter in the Basement

Basements seem to be magnets for clutter. Learn how to keep your basement clean and organized with these helpful tips.

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Debris Disposal Options for a Bathroom Remodeling Project

Renovating a bathroom is a great way to boost the value of your home. Discover the best ways to handle debris during your bathroom remodel project.

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How to Estimate the Weight of a Dumpster Load to Avoid Overage Fees

Learn how to calculate a weight estimate for your dumpster load so that you can avoid costly overage fees on your final bill.

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2 Yard Dumpster: An Economical Commercial Dumpster Option

2 yard commercial dumpsters are ideal for small businesses. Learn all about 2 yard commercial dumpster costs, sizes, and other important considerations.

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Rent a Dumpster to Make the Moving Process Easier

Homes tend to accumulate trash and junk without us realizing it. When unwanted junk gets uncovered during a move, rent a dumpster to lighten the load.

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How to Prevent (and Address) Driveway Dumpster Damage

While driveway damage is extremely rare when renting a dumpster, it does happen from time to time. Learn how to prevent it and how you should handle cases where property damage does occur.

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3 Easy Ways to Get a Lower Price for a Single-Day Dumpster Rental

Save on the cost of a single-day dumpster rental by using these three simple strategies. Learn all the tips and tricks for saving money on your short-term dumpster rental.

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Consequences of Illegal Dumping in America

Illegal dumping is a global problem. Learn all about the resulting environmental issues, public health risks, and even tax hikes, and potential solutions to the problem.

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Rent a Dumpster or Hire a Junk Removal Company?

Renting a dumpster or hiring a junk removal service are two of the top ways to declutter or clear out bulk amounts of waste. Read about the cost and benefits of each disposal solution so you can be a more informed customer.

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5 Tips for Decluttering Your Home Before the Holidays

Create a plan of action to declutter your home and make room for all the new belongings your family has collected over the holiday season.

 

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10 Benefits of a Clean Home

Keeping a home clutter-free increases safety in the home, boosts overall productivity, and keeps money in your pocket. Learn the many benefits of a clean home with our article.

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Dumpster Rental Frequently Asked Questions

In this article, we answer some of the most common questions people ask when renting a dumpster so you get the best bang for your buck and know what to expect.

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How to Declutter an Attic Efficiently and Safely

The attic is the least visited part of the house. Learn the best way to maintain your attic to avoid future problems and save money in the long run.

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Can a Dumpster Be Placed in the Street?

A roll-off dumpster can be placed on the side of a city street or in the public right of way if the proper permitting procedure is followed. Here's a quick guide on the requirements.

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Commercial Dumpster Service Guide for Business Owners

This guide will provide the information you need to get started in choosing the right commercial dumpster service provider that suits the needs of your business.

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Best Dumpster Sizes for Small Demolition Projects

A dumpster is an ideal disposal solution for residential demolition because it is quick and convenient. Find out which dumpster size is best for your small demo project.

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Residential Dumpster Rental Options

There are a wide variety of dumpster options available for every type of cleanup project. We'll go over each option to help you choose the best solution for your project.

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How to Estimate Shingle Weight and Save on the Cost of Roof Disposal

Determine the weight of shingle debris from a roof tear-off quickly and get insider tips on how to save big money on the cost of roof shingle disposal.

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Why You Should Avoid Dumpster Brokers When Possible

Dumpster brokers tend to drive up the price of renting a dumpster. Learn why dealing directly with a local dumpster company can save you money and get you better service.

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“Recycling at Work” Aims to Boost Recycling at Your Workplace by 10%+

Read about the nonprofit foundation Keep America Beautiful (KAB) ad how they recently launched a newest initiative called 'Recycling at Work' to help boost recycling rates in the workplace.

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Eco-Friendly Junk Removal Companies Sweeping the Nation

Learn about the many eco-friendly junk removal services that are popping up around the country and how they donate and recycle most of the clutter you're getting rid of.

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Waste-to-Energy Efforts Expected to Expand Big Time Over the Next Decade

Your home may soon be powered by garbage! Research conducted by Pike Research suggests waste-to-energy plants will process 260 million tons of trash by 2022.

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How to Safely Remove Mold from the Home

Some dumpster rental companies require that moldy building materials are handled a special way to avoid spreading the mold spores. Here’s a quick overview of mold and how to dispose of it safely.

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Cleaning Checklist for Renters Moving Out

It's important to make sure you're leaving your rental in excellent condition to ensure your deposit is returned to you. Use our cleaning checklist so you don't forget a thing. 

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Junk Removal Checklist: Everything You Need to Know

If you’ve never hired a junk removal company, there are a few things you can do to prepare for their arrival. Start here to make the process as simple and easy as possible.

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Do Trailer Dumpsters Require a Permit?

Most cities have specific requirements that dictate when to obtain a dumpster permit and when one is not necessary. Find out if a permit is required when renting a trailer dumpster in your area.

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How to Prepare for Dumpster Drop-off

A small amount of planning can go a long way for dumpster rental. Learn how to properly plan for dumpster delivery and how to save time, money, and headaches with these tips.

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How to Ensure You're Paying a Competitive Dumpster Rental Price

Getting multiple quotes for dumpster rentals could end up saving you money. Learn how to find reputable dumpster rental companies with competitive pricing.

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Why You Shouldn't Necessarily Rent the Cheapest Dumpster

Learn how to properly vet potential dumpster rental companies to make sure that you get the best service. Sometimes going with the cheapest service costs you in the end.

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Overpaying for a Dumpster: A Cautionary Tale [Part II]

Misunderstanding the dumpster rental agreement, specifically the length of the rental period, can lead to hefty additional fees when your final bill shows up. A woman in Michigan recently found that out as her invoice ballooned to nearly 4x the original quoted price due to late fees incurred by keeping the dumpster for extra days.

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What Can I Put in a Dumpster?: A Quick Guide to What's Allowed in Roll-off Containers

Dumpsters are versatile, but they come with rules. Find out everything you need to know about what can and can't go in a temporary roll-off dumpster to avoid fees.

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Renting a Dumpster: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you need to rent a dumpster, we'll walk you through the process step-by-step. Learn how to get the best deal and how to have a stress-free dumpster rental experience.

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Recycling 101: Learn How to Recycle More and Throw Out Less

While there are no national mandates requiring individuals to recycle, the EPA announced in November 2020 its ambitious plan to increase American recycling efforts to 50% by 2030.

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Turning Trash Gas into a Sustainable Energy Source

More and more landfills across the country are turning to new technologies designed to convert a potentially harmful byproduct of landfills, methane gas, into a usable source of energy.

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Declutter Your Home to Boost Its Value

Learn how decluttering and staging your home can increase its selling value by 15-20% on average and get it sold faster, too.

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Understanding Junk Removal Quotes

Learn what to expect and how to understand junk removal quotes before you start cold calling companies in your area.

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Maintaining Social Distancing During Dumpster Drop-off and Pick-up

Learn how to rent a dumpster while still maintaining social distancing recomendations. Avoid face-to-face contact while still receiving the best customer service.

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Dumpster Trailers Are Useful Alternatives to Roll-off Containers

Rubber-tired dumpsters provide a more cushioned impact on concrete and asphalt, making these dumpsters an excellent choice for many jobs. Before renting a trailer dumpster, compare the advantages and limitations of trailer dumpsters before renting one.

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How Much Does It Cost to Haul Away Junk?

It's easy to accumulate clutter, but getting rid of it can be a whole other story. Hiring a junk removal company to clean out your home or office is a great way to free up space. Learn how much junk removal services cost on average and how to find a reputable company in your area.

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How Much Weight Can a 20 Yard Dumpster Hold?

Keeping an eye on the loaded weight in a 20 yard dumpster becomes exceedingly important when filling it with heavy debris, such as concrete, dirt, roofing shingles, or asphalt. Avoid incurring overage fees by understanding and abiding by your 20 yard dumpster’s weight limit.

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Overpaying for a Dumpster: A Cautionary Tale [Part I]

Read about a real example of how a roofing contractor nearly paid $155 more than he should've by unknowingly booking a roll-off container from a dumpster broker.

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Renting Construction Dumpsters: A DIY Guide to Construction Debris Removal

Renting a construction dumpster can speed up the debris removal process during a construction, demolition, or remodeling project. Find out everything you need to know about renting a dumpster for construction debris.

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Cities Going Green: Charlotte, NC [Infographic]

Charlotte, NC is taking measures to counteract its reputation for having heavy smog. Learn more in this brief informative article.

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Junk Removal Company Shows It’s better to Give Than to Receive

Honesty is the best policy. Leo Guarente, owner of Junk Depot in Saugus, MA, proved just that when he returned $114k worth of bond certificates to the rightful owner after finding them in the trash.

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Deck Renovation Project for a Fresh, New Outdoor Space

    Learn how to renovate an old deck with a little help from friends or family to have a brand new looking deck in as little as 1-2 days.

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    Composting 101: What's In, What's Out? [Infographic]

    Learn how to compost the right way, what is compostable, and what is not with our informative infographic.

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    DIY Move Out Cleaning vs Hiring Professional Cleaning Services

    When it comes time to move out, there's often a lot of cleaning involved. From decluttering the years' worth of items that have collected over the years, to downsizing, to just starting fresh, preparing for a move can be a difficult and dirty job.

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    How to Choose the Best Junk Removal Company

    Regardless of your project size, it's important to know which questions to ask before hiring a junk removal service. Learn everything you need to know so you can hire with confidence.

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    Rent a Dumpster During Coronavirus Social Distancing to Declutter Your Home or Business

    Despite much of the country being shut down, dumpster rental businesses remain open in most locations. Learn how to rent a dumpster while maintaining social distancing recommendations.

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    Rent a Dumpster From a Prescreened Local Dumpster Service

    When renting a dumpster, a locally-owned provider is almost always the best option. Learn how Hometown screens local dumpster services to help you find the best company in your area to rent a dumpster from.

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    Best Dumpster Sizes for Shingle Roof Replacements

    Read our guide to learn how to accurately estimate the weight of roofing shingle debris you're dealing with before renting a dumpster. 

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    How to Declutter Your Home and Downsize

    Decluttering and downsizing your home offers many benefits. Follow this guide to learn not only why you should declutter your home, but how to come up with a successful plan of attack.

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    Moving Is Easier With a Dumpster and a Plan

    Whether you're moving or downsizing, the entire process can be stressful, but we're here to help. Learn how renting a dumpster can make the moving process much easier.

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    Guide to Renting a Dumpster for Roofing Shingles

    Our guide to roofing shingles disposal will make it easy for you to manage your roof debris and choose the right size dumpster for your project.

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    Cities Going Green: Indianapolis, IN [Infographic]

    As the state capital and second-largest city in the Midwest, Indianapolis has taken the bull by the horns in trying to turn things around to become eco-friendly.

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    What Does the World's Most Sustainable City Look Like?

    Masdar City, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is still in the early stages of being developed, but several buildings are fully operational, including the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

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    The Hidden Risks of a Cluttered Home

    A cluttered home is not only unsightly, but it can also be dangerous. Learn how decluttering your home can help keep you and your family safer, healthier, more organized, and happier.

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    Declutter Your Home to Sell It Faster

    Decluttering a home has the power to maximize a home's value in a competitive real estate marketplace, and it makes your home standout against the competition.

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    Move Out Cleaning Checklist for Homeowners

    Our moving-out cleaning checklist for homeowners outlines the steps to ensuring your move-out process is as tidy and stress-free as possible.

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    Understanding Dumpster Rental Quotes

    Before committing to a service provider, read this article to understand exactly what a dumpster rental quote entails so that you are not blindsided on the day your final bill arrives.

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    Rent a Dumpster for Remodeling During Coronavirus Social Distancing

    As an essential business, waste removal companies are still open during Coronavirus shutdowns. If you're finding yourself with free time at home, now might be a great time to tackle home improvement projects.

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    Dumpster Rental Terms to Know

    If you've never had to rent a dumpster and are unfamiliar with some of the industry terms you've been seeing, this article is for you.

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    Mattress Disposal Options

    You'll need to get rid of your mattresses approximately every 6-8 years. Avoid fines and penalties by learning about the different types of disposal methods in our guide.

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    What Fits In a 10 Yard Dumpster?

    Use this 10 yard dumpster chart to determine if a 10 yard roll-off dumpster can accommodate your project. We'll also discuss sizing and pricing, as well as how to avoid getting hit with additional overage fees.

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    Debris Removal: The Complete Guide to Getting Rid of Anything

    Find out how to dispose of common household wastes, debris, and general junk. Learn the most cost-efficient and eco-friendly disposal options for nearly every type of debris.

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    Comparing the Cost of Junk Removal to Dumpster Rental

    Learn about the average costs associated with dumpster rental and junk removal services to determine which is the best option for your waste removal project.

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    America's Greenest Cities: Houston [Infographic]

    Learn how Houston, TX has implemented new ways to "go green" to be as environmentally friendly as possible. 

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    USPS Expands Free E-Waste Recycling Solution for Consumers

    Learn all about the United States Postal Service's new partnership with MaxBack that makes it easier than ever for consumers to get rid of old electronic devices in an eco-friendly way.

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    Time to Renovate the Kitchen: 10 Tips

    Renovating your kitchen can greatly boost the value of your home if you know what you're doing. Read our guide for affordable and on-trend kitchen renovation ideas.

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    Tiny Homes Built from 99% Salvaged Materials

    A Texas-based building company may have a solution to the problem of scarce building materials: Tiny homes made from up to 99% salvaged building materials right down to the nails.

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    6 Home Projects to Tackle This Summer

    There’s no better motivation to tackle the outdoor projects you’ve been putting off than great weather. Read our list of 6 transformative projects to tackle this summer.

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    Why You Should Hire a Junk Removal Company to Handle an Estate Cleanout

    Estate cleanouts can be a very stressful project. Learn about how hiring a junk removal company can significantly lift the burden so that you can focus on more important matters.

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    Rent a Dumpster for Spring Cleaning

    Learn why renting a dumpster is a great way to make your spring cleaning project go as smoothly and efficiently as possible with our quick reference guide.

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    How to Rent a Dumpster

    Learn how to rent a dumpster and be free of your junk or debris. Get information about uses, costs, and tips to make the dumpster rental process as smooth and easy as possible.

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    How to Get a Dumpster Rental Permit

    Our guide will walk you through the simple process of obtaining a dumpster permit. Learn about permitting costs, whether or not you even need one, and more.

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    Why Large Dumpsters Sometimes Cost Less Than Small Dumpsters

    Read this article to understand why renting the smallest and cheapest dumpster could end up costing you more in the long run.

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    Large Dumpster Rental: When Is a 30 Yard or 40 Yard Dumpster the Best Choice?

    Learn about how to choose between a 30 or 40 yard dumpster size, how to save money, and other key tips when renting a large construction dumpster.

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    40 Yard Dumpster Guide: Average Costs, Best Uses, and More

    This guide will help you determine whether a 40 yard roll-off dumpster is the right size container for your project, including pricing, weight capacity, and more. Find out when it's best to rent a 40 yard dumpster.

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    Shingle Recycling Infographic - How it goes from the Roof to the Road

    Learn about the many benefits of recycling your old roofing shingles and how doing so not only minimizes landfill waste but helps to build our roads, as well!

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    Do I Need a Permit to Rent a Dumpster?

    It's important to know the legalities involved with renting a dumpster. Read this article for more information regarding situations that require a permit for dumpster rentals.

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    Firework Fail! How to Dispose of the Duds

    Firework safety is crucial during the fourth of July holiday. Properly disposing of damaged or faulty fireworks greatly reduces the risk of fires and injuries.

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    Composting is great for the environment

    Complete Guide to Composting Your Trash

    Find out why composting is a great way to start living a greener lifestyle and how it benefits the environment without taking much extra work. Discover everything you need to know in order to get started composting your trash and yard waste.

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    Mandatory Composting Coming to Vermont

    Learn all about Vermont's impending law to require the composting of food scraps, yard debris, and clean wood. Find out how this green law benefits the environment as well as residents and businesses in Vermont.

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    Junked Aircrafts Make Comfortable Abodes

    See the amazing ways people repurpose airplanes and other aircraft into amazing structures that are not only livable but stunning to look at.

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    Airport Feeds Trash to Worms, Makes Free Fertilizer

    Find out what the Charlotte/Douglass airport in North Carolina is doing to minimize it's footprint by recycling and composting waste on-site.

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    Man Builds Helicopter Out of Trash, Reminds Us Anything Is Possible

    Get inspired by the incredible story of Augustin—a man from Honduras working to build a helicopter our of trash and upcycled materials.

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    Silicon Waste Recycled into Thin, Flexible Batteries

    Learn all about how old silicon gets a new life as a lithium-ion battery. Find out how upcycling old materials to make new materials helps our environment.

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    Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly Waste Removal

    Learn all about how to handle bulk waste removal in a way that is not only better for the environment but also better for your wallet in some cases.

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    Turning Garbage into Electricity: Waste-to-Energy Facilities are an Eco-Friendly Alternative

    Discover how waste-to-energy plants work, how this process benefits the environment and surrounding communities, and more.

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    From Trash to Treasure: 7 of the Most Valuable Items Ever Found in a Dumpster

    Discover some of the treasure that people throughout the country have found thrown out with the trash—fine art, historical documents, ancient artifacts, lottery tickets, and more!

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