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A New Approach To Dumpster Rentals For Winter Projects

Posted by Junk King on Dec 20, 2016 7:04:29 AM

Dumpster rentals can be a great solution to a large junk removal project. But those massive, ugly metal boxes can be a bear to work with.

If you are a contractor looking to quickly and easily stage and remove your construction debris, or a homeowner clearing out yard debris and junk before the rains start, a dumpster is the perfect solution. Everything can be tossed into one container and it is out of sight and off of your lawn or driveway .

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Topics: dumpster rental, Yard Waste Removal, junk hauling, construction debris, MINI Dumpster

7 Tips For Your Next Home Remodeling Project

Posted by Junk King on Nov 10, 2016 8:24:55 PM

Almost every homeowner embarks on a home remodeling project of some kind. And if it's a DIY project, there is a lot to consider before grabbing your tools!

 

Any  home remodeling project can seem overwhelming, no matter how small. But it's guaranteed to go more smoothly if you know a couple of insider tricks. And you can help your home renovation go smoothly - and stay on budget - with good advice from the pros.

Expert Advice Can Make All the Difference for a DIY Project

Here is a collection of tried-and-true tips from home remodeling experts and professionals.

Don't work without a plan. And not just a design plan. Have a plan of action that is scheduled, detailed, and as complete as you can make it in advance. Whatever you do, don’t start a remodel without a detailed floor plan.  While you may be able to complete a project  without a plan, if you want to do avoid major issues you should consider hiring a designer. In fact, some projects require an architect to help you come up with a good plan.


Making product selections early  in the process can prevent delays later on. If you want your remodel to go well, the best thing to do is make all the necessary decisions before work starts. A good builder can advise you of the situations that might come up on your job. Most of the issues, however, are related to things like paint, trim and faucet selection. Delays in getting materials can escalate into bigger delays and rescheduling of vendors and contractors. Advance planning can also help keep you on budget.


Know what you’re getting into with a project. Although remodeling can be exciting there's also a great deal of frustration when you encounter unexpected problems and delays. Also, there are inconveniences that come from living in a construction zone. In fact, it can be quite difficult living without a kitchen, for example. You can minimize inconveniences by setting up a temporary place away from the construction area.


Don't start work without a contingency fund. You will most likely find that the work you want to do costs more than you expected or budgeted. Don't feel bad - almost no one manages to set a realistic budget for a project, especially homeowners. The key is to not use your contingency fund to "stretch the budget" on your project. If you follow rule number one and make every decision ahead of time, you can probably manage with a 5 to 10 percent contingency fund if all goes well.


Don't spend time and money on a home that needs far more than cosmetic fixes. Although it's not likely, there are times when a house should be torn down rather than put money into trying to fix it up. For example, installing new kitchen cabinets in a house with a sagging foundation, or a high-efficiency HVAC system in a house with no insulation. If in doubt, have a trusted builder give you an assessment.


Don't make a lot of changes. Even though it's likely that you'll change your mind about something on your project, keep in mind that each change costs more money. Although the change itself may seem minor, there are always added costs and often the scheduling will be impacted, as well. This is not to say that you are shackled to your original plan, but know that changes cost time and money, so consider them carefully.


Larger renovations and remodels - even a DIY project - will involve contractors. Whether it's an electrician, plumber, or a painter, you may have professionals in your home working for you at some point. A few things to keep in mind:

  • Don't buy your own materials. While it seems like a way to save money because the contractor will mark up the cost of materials, he or she may get a better price than you to begin with and, even after their markup, you'll pay about the same price.
  • Secondly, don't be a distraction. Every minute a contractor spends talking to you is a minute not spent working on your house. Keep the conversations to a minimum and focused on the work.

 Getting Help With All the Clean Up

One of the inevitable realities of any remodel or renovation is the need for continual clean up.  One option is to rent a dumpster for collecting an disposing of any and all your project debris. And now you have the option of using mini-dumpster drop-off services from Junk King.

Homeowners can now rent and load these revolutionary Mimi dumpster boxes. Equipped with special polycarbonate wheels, these driveway-friendly boxes will arrive on-site without causing damage to a driveway or property.

These rental boxes are great self-service dumpsters for work projects, home renovations and other types of cleanups. And the small size offers a dumpster that is compact, affordable and easy to use.

The dumpster services feature an online booking system. Junk King will drop off the dumpster and arrange for it to be picked-up once filled. The materials will be sorted so the items can be reused, repurposed and recycled.

In addition to redirecting materials away from landfills, the services are insured to make certain nothing is lost or damaged. In terms of pricing, customers only pay for the space used.

No matter what size the project is, or how long it might take, having the convenience and flexibility of a MINI Dumpster for your junk hauling needs is a great option. 

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Topics: dumpster rental, Residential Junk Removal, junk hauling, home remodeling, construction debris, construction waste removal

Why You Need To Consider Construction Debris Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Oct 28, 2016 8:21:18 AM

Getting rid of construction debris is an inescapable part of any construction project. Used to be you could simply haul it off somewhere and dump it. But those days are long gone.

With all of the local, state and federal regulations now in force, it is often illegal and certainly a far more complex operation. However, with  improved C & D (construction and demolition) waste best practices and the numerous benefits of construction debris recycling it is far easier to use the landfill as a last option.

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Topics: Recycling, construction debris removal, construction debris, construction recycling, C&D waste, concrete debris

Construction Debris Recycling: Being Green Is Easy

Posted by Junk King on Oct 18, 2016 8:12:52 AM

There are a number of good reasons to consider construction debris recycling. The fact is that a wide variety of waste materials can be effectively re-used and re-purposed. 

And the good news is this: being "green" can be easy.

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, construction debris removal, construction debris, construction recycling, concrete debris, concrete removal

Construction Debris Removal: 3 Options For Contractors

Posted by Junk King on Oct 11, 2016 7:19:11 AM

It's been said that there only two things you can be sure of in life: death and taxes. However, if you're a general contractor, you know that construction debris removal is also on that list!

Every construction project generates trash - garbage, debris and all types of building material waste - and all this has to be continually cleaned-up, hauled off and disposed of. Preferably in a professional and legal fashion. And the larger the job, the greater the quantity of waste. 

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Topics: outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction debris removal, construction debris, construction recycling, construction waste removal

Construction debris removal tips and tricks

Posted by Junk King on Sep 26, 2016 3:11:06 AM

Whether your construction project is large or small, there’ll most likely be an abundance of waste afterwards. This includes trash from material packaging, cardboard, scrap, and demolition debris. Just when you think your job is done, you have to worry about cleaning up all the mess and disposing of all the debris.

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Topics: construction debris, construction waste removal

Construction Debris Recycling Works

Posted by Junk King on Sep 15, 2016 7:39:11 AM

Construction debris can have a second life apart from simply ending up in a landfill. The possibilities for old building materials are numerous, and so are the benefits to the planet.

It’s always a good practice to keep any material out of the landfill, if possible, and there are a number of good reasons for construction debris recycling. For example, a wide variety of waste materials can be effectively re-used and re-purposed.

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Topics: Landfills, construction debris removal, construction debris, construction recycling, C&D waste, concrete debris

Is Construction Debris Recycling A Good Option?

Posted by Junk King on Aug 12, 2016 7:24:40 AM

It used to be that general contractors could just haul off all their construction debris and dump it either in a landfill, or in some empty lot. Those days are long gone, however.

With all of the local, state and federal regulations now in force, improved C & D waste best practices, and the numerous benefits of construction debris recycling and reuse of many materials, it is far better to treat the landfill as a last option.

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Topics: junk hauling, Hazardous Waste, outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction debris, construction recycling, construction waste removal, concrete removal

Recycling And Construction Debris: Green Junk Removal

Posted by Junk King on Jul 26, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Your construction project generates a large amount of junk, but does it all have to go to a landfill? Not if you consider recycling your construction debris. 

As a contractor, have you ever wondered how much actual debris and construction waste is produced on your job sites? And have you ever wondered how much of that material could actually be reused somewhere, somehow?

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Topics: junk recycling, junk removal, Landfills, construction debris, construction recycling, concrete removal

How Construction Debris Disposal Can Pay Off

Posted by Junk King on Jun 28, 2016 6:30:00 AM

One of the never-ending, most un-glamorous, and non-revenue generating tasks in every construction job is construction debris disposal.

The truth is that getting rid of the trash is a job that has to be done, takes time to get it done, and costs money without adding any profit.

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Topics: junk hauling, outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction debris removal, construction debris, C&D waste

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