Waste Removal Tips & Advice

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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

We know how important it is to get your rental ready for new tenants as soon as possible, so we've gathered everything you need to know about hiring a junk removal company to clean out a rental property.

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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

When it comes to renting a dumpster, it's very important to understand what type of company you're renting from. There are 3 different types of dumpster rental companies, and 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, especially if you know the right questions to ask providers. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 questions you should ask dumpster companies before renting from them.

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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.

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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. We compare the cost of each disposal solution, so you can be a more informed customer.

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Out with the Old, In with the New this Christmas Season

Christmas is the season of giving, but somehow you always end up with more than you started with. Before your home gets overrun with more 'stuff," create a decluttering plan of action.

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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%+

The nonprofit foundation Keep America Beautiful (KAB) recently launched its 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

When it comes time to move out of your rental property, it's important to make sure you're leaving the space in excellent condition to ensure your deposit is returned to you. That's why we've put together a 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

Hiring the first dumpster rental company you speak with might seem like the easiest thing to do, but shopping around for pricing could end up saving you money. Learn how to find reputable dumpster rental companies with competative 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

Did you know that decluttering your home has the power to maximize its value and make it stand out against the competition? 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

Getting quotes from junk removal services is a fairly simple and straightforward process. If you’re curious about what to expect before you start cold calling junk removal companies in your area, this article will break down the process. 

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

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of dumpster rental providers remain open for business. The dumpster rental transaction requires no face-to-face contact between customer and driver. Here are the details.

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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]

If there were ever an example of why you should get quotes from multiple dumpster rental companies, this is it. This is 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

    Hiring a junk removal company can be beneficial for a number of reasons. Regardless of your project size, it's important to know which questions to ask before hiring a junk removal service. Find out 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 shutdown, dumpster rental businesses remain open in most locations. These are essential businesses that do not require physical contact between customer and dumpster provider, abiding by social distancing recommendations during the coronavirus outbreak.

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    Rent a Dumpster From a Prescreened Local Dumpster Service

    If you need to rent a dumpster from a local dumpster service, you've come to the right place. Hometown Dumpster Rental screens local dumpster services to help you find the best company in your area to rent a dumpster.

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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

    With COVID-19 spreading quickly across the globe, many businesses are closed. As an essential business, waste removal companies are still open. So, if you're finding yourself with more free time at home, now might be a great time to tackle any remodeling projects you have been putting off.

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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 various wastes, debris, and 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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    E-waste recycling from the USPS and MaxBack

    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 projects you’ve been putting off than gorgeous weather, especially when those projects are set outdoors. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 6 transformative projects to tackle this summer to completely freshen up your outdoor space. 

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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 debris. Get information about costs to rent a dumpster, choosing container sizes, and expert tips. Save on your dumpster rental wtih Hometown!

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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,as well as go over information related to 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.

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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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      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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