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Dumpster Rental vs. Full Service Junk Removal

Posted by Junk King on May 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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Everybody has something to get rid of, whether it’s a stain-covered sofa or a pile of debris created by the latest DIY weekend adventure. All you want is for the junk to be gone, but curbside trash can’t handle the size or volume of whatever you have. Between full-service junk removal and a dumpster rental, one of these represents your best solution.

Junk removal can feel like waving a magic wand over your trash, while some situations really call for a dumpster so you can collect the junk over the course of a few days or more.

You can get either service you need from Junk King, the #1 rated junk removal service. Whether you want our driveway-friendly MINI dumpster rental or our famous crew of junk haulers to do the lifting for you, we have you covered.

Let’s compare junk removal and dumpster rental to see which suits your current needs. Feel free to call us at 888.888.JUNK for a free quote to help you decide.

When to Choose Dumpster Rental

Dumpster rentals are best suited to ongoing projects. Perhaps you need to clean out a relative’s house and the process will involve sorting through what to keep and what to throw away. Or maybe you are remodeling a bathroom and need a dumpster rental to collect the old debris and waste while you work.

The most likely reasons that dumpster rental is right for you:

  • You need to take your time because a home improvement or cleaning project will create debris over the course of several days.
  • You need to get rid of a large amount of small debris that will fill half or more of a dumpster.
  • You aren’t sure when the project will be finished so you need an open-ended dumpster rental rather than a one-time pickup.

When to Choose Junk Removal Service

Oftentimes, no explanation is really necessary for junk removal. You want to point to the trash and let somebody else do the dirty work. Who wants to carry a refrigerator up and out of a basement?

Many items can be downright dangerous to carry if you don’t have the muscle power. Junk removal services are easier on you, safer for your property (we don’t scratch up your walls), and you don’t need to impose on friends and neighbors for favors.

The main reasons to choose junk removal rather than a dumpster rental:

  • You want or need help with lifting and carrying, especially for heavy items like appliances and furniture removal.
  • You want a fast junk removal service to get rid of everything all at once.
  • You only have a small number of items that would not fill up half of a dumpster rental or more (e.g. an old freezer or sofa).
  • You don’t have a driveway or space for a dumpster rental. Our MINI dumpster is designed to be driveway-friendly, but sometimes you really just need your junk hauled away by a truck.

Costs of Dumpster Rental vs Junk Removal

The pricing works a bit differently for dumpster rental and junk removal, so one option may be more cost-effective for the other. The answer mostly depends on how much junk you have.

At Junk King, we price our full-service junk removal based on how much volume your junk will take up in our truck. You get a fair price that covers any recycling fees or disposal fees and all the labor involved. Our pricing estimator can give you a very accurate quote by adding up your items.

Our MINI dumpster rental costs have a minimum charge of $168, half loads of $248 to $288, and full dumpster loads are priced at $328 to $348. You can even keep the dumpster rental for extra time and just pay a low per diem fee.

So, junk removal service can actually cost less if your estimate comes in below that dumpster rental minimum charge. The dumpster rental can be more cost-effective in some other cases, especially if your family and friends can provide free labor.

Junk King Has Options for Dumpster Rental AND Junk Removal

Either way, you can enjoy great customer service and our eco-friendly recycling solutions when you choose Junk King for full-service junk removal or a MINI dumpster rental.

As the #1 rated junk removal company in North America, we do what it takes to ensure customer satisfaction. We show up on time for appointments, provide fair written estimates without surprise fees, and we even guarantee the lowest written quote for junk removal.

Book Online or Call Today for More Info

The helpful team at Junk King can help you decide between our amazing professional junk removal service or our 12-yard, driveway-friendly MINI dumpster rental. Call 888.888.JUNK (5865) or book online to schedule your appointment now!

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