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A Step-by-Step Guide to Trash Dumpster Rental

Posted by Junk King on Dec 7, 2017 12:10:06 PM

Perhaps you are clearing junk out of your house as part of an annual spring cleaning routine. Maybe your office is moving to a new location, and you need to prepare for moving day.

 Or perhaps you are planning a home renovation and need a convenient place to dispose of torn out drywall, flooring, and other debris. In any of these situations, a trash dumpster rental is an affordable, efficient, and smart solution. The question is, what are the “best practices” for renting a dumpster?

In this blog, we will go through an easy-to-follow step-by-step process that you can use to streamline the rental process. Whether you are renting a dumpster for the first time or are trying to avoid the pitfalls you’ve experienced in the past, this guide will help.

Step 1: Start with planning.


As with anything else, a successful dumpster rental starts with a plan. It’s easy to think of dumpster disposal as a free-for-all. After all, you can toss anything into a dumpster without a second thought, be it a small bag of trash or a massive old TV that you don’t want anymore. How much planning could possibly be necessary?

A lot, it turns out. For instance, depending on the company you choose to rent your dumpster from, you may need to think about capacity. Many companies rent out trash dumpsters of different sizes, making it essential to estimate just how much junk you expect you’ll have. This estimating process can be difficult—especially for something like a renovation. It’s tough to know how much space building debris will occupy in a dumpster until you’ve tossed it into the bin.

In all cases, you will need to pick a date for your project. When are you planning to do your spring cleaning? When is the moving day for your office? You want to give the dumpster hire company the right date, to ensure that the dumpster is there when you need it (and doesn’t get picked up before you are done using it). Picking a date on the calendar and sticking with it, then, is the single most crucial part of the planning process for a dumpster hire.

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Step 2: Choose your trash dumpster rental company.

Once you have a date and a general plan in place, you can move on to finding the company that you want to use to rent your dumpster. Depending on where you live, you will likely have a few different options. It’s never a bad idea to shop around and learn a bit about pricing, drop-off and pickup policies, dumpster size, and more.

If you are looking for a dumpster hire company, we hope you will consider Junk King. We have a nationwide presence and offer a few perks that most competitors do not. Here are two of our core selling points as a company:

  • Fair and flexible pricing: The industry standard in the rental dumpster industry is to charge a flat fee for the rental of the dumpster. This pricing structure is part of the reason that it’s (usually) so important to figure out how much capacity you need beforehand. You don’t want to pay for a bigger dumpster and then only fill it halfway. Even if you don’t fill the dumpster, you’ll still pay the full rental price. That’s not the case at Junk King, where our customers pay only for the space they use. In fact, we only have one dumpster size and bill our customers based on how much they fill it. If you end up filling a dumpster and need another one, just give us a call, and we’ll come and make a replacement. Even on the second dumpster, you will still only pay for the space you use. We also offer easy 3-, 5-, and 7-day pricing, so there’s no question about when we will be there to pick up your dumpster!

  • Free Real Estate Junk Removal Services GuideSustainability: Most companies that do junk removal just take everything to the nearest landfill. At Junk King, we do things a little differently. We wanted to offer customers a greener, more sustainable junk removal solution. As a result, when you rent a dumpster from us, we will take it to our local Junk King warehouse after pickup. There, we sort through each dumpster and pull out items that can be recycled, reused, or repurposed. In other words, when you work with us, you can do your part to protect the environment without wasting precious time sorting out giveaway items or recyclables.

You won’t find these services from other companies that offer dumpster-for-hire services. At Junk King, we are proud to offer these perks and think they are a big reason why we are ranked number one in the country for dumpster rentals.

Step 3: Find a Junk King franchise near you.

Are you interested in renting a dumpster from Junk King? If so, the next step is to find out if there is a franchise location near you. We have locations spread throughout the United States. If you click here, you will be able to enter your zip code and find out if Junk King serves your areas. If there is a franchise near you, it will pop up on the map. Write down the phone number and get in touch!

Step 4: Get ready for the arrival of your dumpster.

Once you’ve made the arrangements to rent a dumpster from your local Junk King, make sure to mark the date on your calendar or set a reminder on your phone. The most important step for you now is to get ready for the arrival of your dumpster. That might mean sorting some of the stuff in your home or business that you want to get rid of or planning for your contractor to start renovation work on the morning your dumpster gets dropped off.

Getting ready for your dumpster hire also might mean preparing your driveway. All our dumpsters are driveway friendly. It’s easy to get a Junk King dumpster near your home or office—to the point where you might even be able to toss junk out the window and into the bin! Just make sure to park the cars on the street and remove anything else that might currently be occupying your driveway.

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If you plan on placing the dumpster in front of a garage stall, don’t forget to park the car somewhere else! You don’t want to be boxed in until Junk King comes to pick up your rental!

If you do end up forgetting the date for your dumpster delivery, don’t worry too much. At Junk King, we always call customers 15 minutes before the drop-off appointment. This confirmation call allows us to make sure everything is ready while also telling customers exactly when we are coming.

Step 5: Fill the dumpster.

Once the dumpster is out there in your driveway, you’re ready to get to work! Fill it with whatever, from building debris to old furniture to broken toys. Once you’ve disposed of everything you wanted to get rid of, just wait for the pre-set pickup date for Junk King to retrieve the bin. If you end up filling the dumpster and still have extra junk, just give us a call, and we will work with you to figure out a contingency.

Step 6: Call us anytime you need junk removal services!

At Junk King, we are proud to have had so many repeat customers over the years. Many people rely on us whenever they need junk removal services. In addition to our self-service dumpster rental offerings, we also offer a service where we handle the junk removal for you. If you are interested in either of these services and want to learn more, you can always give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK. You can also book a rental via our homepage.

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