New construction creates a fair amount of waste and debris. Remodeling, especially on a large project, produces its own kind of debris and trash that needs to be taken care of. Or perhaps you are simply a business looking to do some major cleaning of your facilities. All of these activities require junk hauling.
Somebody Has To Do The Junk Hauling
Contractors know that any construction project is going to generate a certain amount of trash, debris, and waste materials. And all of this must be cleaned up - often repeatedly - and hauled off to be properly disposed of. It's a job no one on the construction crew really wants to do and no one really has the time to do it. Yet, someone has to be the one to haul the trash away and it can be tedious and time-consuming.
When it comes to a remodel project, for example, the debris can include old equipment, furniture, electrical fixtures, and a variety of broken up materials produced in the demolition process. So, in addition to normal construction debris, the remodeling process can generate a great deal of junk, as well. And it all has to go!
As a Realtor, there are often times when old furniture, appliances, and assorted junk and trash needs to be removed from a property. For a variety of reasons, the former homeowners may not be able to or be required to take of this task. Regardless of the reasons, the junk needs to be picked up, hauled off, and properly disposed of or recycled.
Business owners relocate, remodel, or simply carry out major clean-ups of their business facilities. Any of these will generate a significant amount of trash, junk, and recyclable items designated for hauling off. Again, someone has to be able to pick up, haul away, and dispose of these items.
So the question for many contractors, Realtors, and business owners is this: "What's the best way to handle the task of junk hauling?"
Are You A Professional Junk Hauler? Not Really!
A large construction firm may have the resources and even the requisite expertise to properly and efficiently dispose of junk and construction debris. But more than likely, they will contract this work out to others and dedicate their own time and resources to the primary job at hand: construction. A smaller firm may be hard-pressed to have sufficient personnel to release from the job site for the task of cleaning up and hauling debris.
Most Realtors or other business owners are even more limited in their options when it comes to junk hauling. While they may have a truck, or access to one, it is still a challenge to handle larger hauling tasks, especially when it comes to large furniture or appliances.
So while it is certainly something you can "do yourself" is it really the most cost-effective and productive use of your time, or that of your crew? Someone has to haul junk away from your business, property, or job site, but does it have to be you? And, more importantly, should it be you?
Junk Hauling Can Be a Burden
As a business owner, or manager in a business, you have far more important things to concern yourself with than hauling junk. “Yes,” you might say, “but it’s just one time a year.” Perhaps, but have considered the potential downside of having to haul your own company’s waste and trash? Here’s just a few:
- The additional time involved on the part of your employees or yourself
- Possible injuries or strained muscles and backs
- The added cost of having to rent a truck, or borrow one for the job
- Figuring out the logistics of what can be disposed of and what must be recycled
- Learning the proper methods and locations for disposal
While debris hauling and site clean-up might be considered “part of the job” for many contractors, it really doesn’t need to be. When you consider that every hour your crew spends picking up debris, cleaning the site, and hauling and disposing of the material, is an hour NOT spent generating revenue on a project, the cost begins to add up. Add in the possible costs of hazardous material disposal and even required training for your employees, the benefits of outsourcing these tasks become more attractive.
Not only that, debris from construction and the demolition of existing buildings can often contain dangerous wastes. And local, state, and federal rules require this to be properly managed and disposed of. In addition to demolition debris, other wastes generated during new building construction can include treated wood, paint and solvent wastes, glues and roofing tars, and a variety of other materials. And all of this debris, hazardous and otherwise, has to be removed, handled and disposed of properly and legally.
The "Real" Cost of Junk Hauling
They say that “time is money” and this it’s true. If you are paying a laborer, say, $20 an hour then his actual cost to you is closer to $27 an hour in California. Paying this laborer to clean up a site, put it all in a company truck, then take it to a landfill – if possible – to dump it, clean out the truck, and return to the job site can take a great deal of time. In fact, depending on the size of the job and the amount of junk, it can run upwards to half a day or more.
So a five-hour clean up job not only costs over $135 in labor costs – plus gas, mileage, and dumping fees – but it also costs five hours of productivity lost at the construction site. Altogether, this task can cost you over $300! And just to haul junk away.
Getting Professional Help for Your Cleaning Project
Or you could choose the professional route and hire a specialty trash hauling firm. With a professional team on your side the job will be done quickly, efficiently, and completely. You won’t have to concern yourself with municipal dumping fees, possible fines, or waiting in line at the landfill.
Recycling and re-purposing of appropriate items will be taken care of for you, so you can have the satisfaction of being a “good corporate citizen” but without working through the logistics of where to take which items, and so forth. A competent and well-trained team, like the folks at Junk King, will ensure that every item that can and should be recycled is taken care of accordingly.
The Right Junk Hauling Team for the Job
Once you decide to outsource the junk hauling part of your big cleaning project, you need to determine which firm is the right one for the job. And while you can certainly find plenty of guys with trucks willing to do the job, choosing that alternative may end up costing you more than you hoped to save. This is why Junk King really is the firm of choice.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly waste disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete. Whether you need our services several times during a construction project or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the construction debris is out of your way so that you can get on with the job.
Our team specializes in commercial junk removal. We can be at your facility in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion. One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.