[This article first appeared here in September 2016 and has been updated and revised for 2023.]
For homeowners, the thought of having to rent a huge dumpster for home junk removal can be intimidating. But there are far better dumpster rental options.
There are understandable concerns about the size and placement of the rental dumpster, as well as possible damage to the driveway. But now you have alternatives to the massive industrial-type dumpsters most people envision when they think of dumpster rentals.
The Junk King Dumpster Revolution Is Under Way
Junk King now offers two ways to use a dumpster for residential junk removal: Our classic dumpster rental drop-off services featuring our ideal sized MINI Dumpster, and our new flexible dumpster bag option: the JK Dumpster Bag®.
MINI Dumpsters for Larger Projects
Homeowners can rent and load our revolutionary rental dumpster boxes with ease. 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. 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.
JK Dumpster Bag® for "On Demand" Home Use
Imagine the JK Dumpster Bag® as a compact dumpster equipped with straps that conveniently folds up when not in use.
But once filled, it can hold a substantial three cubic yards of debris or a whopping 3,000 pounds of junk – or one and a half tons!
Constructed from robust, tarp-like material, our JK Dumpster Bag® effortlessly unfurls, maintains its shape while you load it, and occupies minimal space.
Measuring 4 feet in width, 8 feet in length, and standing at just 2.5 feet in height, this spacious and adaptable container occupies a mere 32 square feet of space - or the same space as one standard sheet of plywood.
To put it in perspective, a standard full-size pickup truck takes up approximately three times the ground space.
This means you can place our JK Dumpster Bag® virtually anywhere around your home or in your garage, providing ample room to maneuver. Plus, it stands at less than 3 feet in height, making loading it a breeze.
Redefine your clean-up routine and take control of your junk disposal needs by using our convenient JK Dumpster Bag®. Call or text us to purchase a JK Dumpster Bag® or to schedule a pickup. You can also purchase or schedule with us online.
In addition to redirecting materials away from landfills, our dumpster options make residential junk removal a breeze. And in terms of pricing, you only pay for the space used in our MINI Dumpsters, or the price of a flexible dumpster bag.
5 Common Reasons Homeowners Choose Dumpsters for Junk Removal
Homeownership comes with its fair share of responsibilities, and one of the most challenging tasks is managing household waste and debris. Whether you're renovating your home, decluttering, or tackling a landscaping project, dealing with the accumulation of waste can be a daunting endeavor.
This is where dumpsters come to the rescue. Homeowners across the country are turning to dumpster rentals for a variety of reasons. In fact, here are five of the most common reasons why homeowners opt to use dumpsters for junk removal:
1. Home Renovations and Remodeling
Undertaking a home renovation or remodeling project can generate a significant amount of debris, from old fixtures and appliances to drywall, lumber, and flooring materials. Trying to manage all this waste with your regular trash collection service can be impractical and time-consuming.
Dumpsters allow you to dispose of construction debris efficiently. You can easily toss all the waste into the dumpster, keeping your work area clean and safe throughout the project.
2. Home Cleaning and Decluttering
As the seasons change, many homeowners embark on a thorough home cleaning or decluttering mission. This process often results in a pile of unwanted items, broken furniture, and household goods that need to be discarded.
Using a dumpster allows you to clear out your home without worrying about making multiple trips to the local landfill. You can simply toss everything into the dumpster, making your cleanup process faster and more efficient.
3. Yard and Landscaping Projects
Working on your outdoor spaces can also lead to a substantial amount of waste, such as tree branches, grass clippings, soil, and landscaping materials.
A dumpster can accommodate all these outdoor debris, making it easier to maintain a tidy and beautiful yard. Plus, it saves you the hassle of bagging or bundling yard waste for curbside pickup, which may have restrictions on the amount you can dispose of at once.
4. Moving and Downsizing
When you're preparing for a move or downsizing your living space, you may realize just how many belongings you've accumulated over the years. Some items may no longer serve a purpose, and others may be too worn or outdated to keep.
Using a dumpster provides an efficient way to dispose of unwanted possessions and items that won't be making the move with you. It simplifies the process of decluttering your home before a relocation.
5. Roofing Projects
Roof replacements or repairs are essential maintenance tasks for homeowners. However, they can generate a significant amount of roofing materials like shingles, underlayment, and flashing. These materials are heavy and not suitable for regular trash pickup.
But a dumpster can ensure that your roofing waste is properly contained and disposed of, keeping your property clean and safe during the project.
In other words, a dumpster can provide homeowners with a practical solution to a wide range of waste management challenges.
Whether you're tackling a home renovation, decluttering, landscaping, moving, or roofing project, a dumpster rental or flexible dumpster bag can streamline the process, save you time, and help keep your property clean and organized.
So, if you're facing any of these scenarios, consider the convenience and efficiency of renting a dumpster or buying a dumpster bag to make your residential junk removal project a success.
Junk King Dumpsters: Driveway Friendly and a Small Footprints
Our unique dumpster options are great solutions for residential dumpster needs.
When size really does matter and our MINI Dumpsters hold up to 12-cubic yards of waste, but only have the same footprint size of a typical minivan. This is especially important for residential customers and contractors since these dumpsters will allow use of your driveway while the roll-off container sits on it.
And they look good, too.
Our dumpsters are clean and brightly painted. No need to use a rusting hulk of a container that also takes up 75 percent of your driveway !
One other important aspect to consider is the fact that our rental dumpster will not cause abrasive damage to your driveway. Our special polycarbonate wheels prevent any damage to hard surfaces.
In addition, we deliver our dumpsters using smaller trucks than many other companies use. This means not subjecting your driveway to heavy weight that could possibly crack or damage your driveway. Our trucks also allow us to get into tighter spaces than other dumpster rental companies, such as tight alleys, narrow driveways, and tight construction sites.
And our flexible dumpster bag is convenience in its best form! You can purchase one bag, or several, and use them only when you need them. The portability and rugged construction combine to make a truly efficient and versatile dumpster option.
Service Above All Else
Once you're cleanup project is complete, we will come to your property, remove your rented dumpster or full JK Dumpster Bag®, load it into our truck, and dispose of it in a safe, eco-friendly manner.
Think about it: No unsightly dumpsters to annoy your neighbors. No climbing on the dumpster and struggling to get your debris into it. And no paying extra fees for labor on top of your rental fee.
Join the Dumpster Revolution and Call Junk King
Whether you are reconstructing a home or preparing for a move, we provide our customers with the tools they need to clear away unwanted clutter. From a warm and friendly crew that will do the heavy lifting for you to a fleet of dumpsters that allow you to do it yourself.
Ready to remove junk with a Junk King dumpster? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You make an appointment by clicking the red button below, or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).
Our professional and insured trash removal team will show up at your home on time, as promised, and we'll call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive on site. Once there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your items take up in our truck or MINI Dumpster.
You simply point and we haul your items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.