There are basically two options available when it comes to removing large amounts of trash: dumpster rental or junk removal services. So, when is renting a dumpster the option, and when would it make more sense to hire a junk removal service? Good question…let’s answer that for you.
Cost of Dumpster Rentals vs. Junk Removal Services
The pricing in both cases can vary significantly based upon your location and type/amount of material to be loaded. In most cases dumpster rental prices fall between $300 and $600 for a seven-day rental. The pricing structure for most junk removal services is based upon the type of junk you’re removing and how much of it.
So, it’s tough to quantify in numbers whether hiring a junk removal service is the better deal. However, if you need to junk only a few larger items, such as appliances or furniture, a junk removal service is the more cost-effective option. Renting a dumpster is more economical for bigger jobs where you’ll be throwing out at least 7-cubic-yards of material or more.
Amount/Type of Material
If the material you plan to throw out is heavy and bulky, it’s a job better left for the professionals. Junk removal companies have all the tools necessary to safely dispose of larger items. Have you ever tried hauling an old freezer up the stairs?...not fun! If the overall scale of the cleanout is simply too much for you to handle, hiring a junk removal service is definitely the best option. Why risk injury, or spend the entire weekend, trying to clear out junk from your home? Let a junk removal company take care of it, so your time is better spent doing something else.
For new construction or certain remodeling projects, hiring a junk removal service may not always be the ideal solution. Renting a dumpster is the better option in cases where you’ll be removing junk over a period of several days or weeks. If you’re in a situation where you need a pile of junk or debris removed quickly and without you having to lift a finger, paying a little extra to hire a junk removal service is certainly a good way to go.