Waste disposal is an important responsibility for practically all people, whether it applies to their professional or domestic activities. Take your own life, for instance: you might be in construction and demolition, or you might merely be a homeowner trying to do some seasonal cleaning after a period of accruing clutter in your living space.
In any case, you will inevitably find yourself needing appropriate waste management strategies. One of the most valuable courses of action you can take is to rent a waste management dumpster. Dumpster rental often proves to be a safer, more convenient, and more cost-effective strategy than most others.
Not everybody understands the benefits of renting a waste management dumpster or knows the situations in which a waste management dumpster is most likely to be useful. If you are uncertain as to the applications for (or advantages of) dumpster rental, let us provide you with some valuable background information. At Junk King, we have been helping people find ideal waste management solutions for many years. We have spoken with customers from all walks of life, and we’ve heard all kinds of stories from people who have tried other junk removal options. At the end of the day, we believe that renting a dumpster is the best way for most individuals and project managers to manage their waste materials. Here’s an overview of what we have learned:
Alternatives to Renting a Waste Management Dumpster
It is vital to note that renting a dumpster is not the only waste management solution available to most individuals. In fact, there are many other strategies that a person could pursue when trying to deal with unwanted material on their site or property. Below are a few alternatives to dumpster rental, along with their pros and cons:
Hiring a Full-Service Cleanup Crew
Hiring a crew of waste removal specialists to come to you and remove unwanted junk might sound like the least stressful way to deal with waste, but in reality, it can be more challenging than people expect. Most people assume that a crew will simply take care of everything on their behalf, but in most cases, you will need to be present throughout the entire visit so that you can supervise them. Supervision allows you to direct the crew’s attention to specific areas they might otherwise miss, or keep them from removing items you want to keep. If you are not there to oversee the process, there is always a chance that your cleanup crew will make a mistake or miss a spot in their work, which can defeat the entire purpose.
Being present while a cleanup crew visits your location can require you to take time away from other meaningful endeavors in your life. You might find yourself having to book time away from work or cancel important personal plans. For this reason, it’s best to use full-service cleanup crews when you can specifically budget for the time and effort it will take to manage them.
DIY Junk Removal
Another common waste management strategy for many individuals throughout the United States is to try saving money by carrying waste materials to a dump in their own vehicles. At first, this can seem like a simple way to cut down on the costs of waste management. You don’t have to hire a crew or rent a container; you just need to buy a few garbage bags and take an hour out of your weekend to drive to the nearest landfill—right?
In fact, DIY junk removal is often considerably more expensive than people assume it is going to be. Firstly, there is the fact that many landfills charge dumping fees to visitors who want to dispose of materials in them. Secondly, there is the risk that your waste materials will leak or protrude from the garbage bags while they are still in your vehicle, damaging the interior. Replacing the interior of your minivan or SUV is likely to be much more expensive and time-consuming than renting a waste management dumpster.
Considerations when Looking for Waste Management Dumpster Rental
Renting a waste management dumpster is simpler and more affordable than either of the options mentioned above, but it is important to realize that not all dumpster rental companies are the same. In fact, most companies that provide waste management dumpsters have different policies, which can affect pricing, the length of rental terms, and other key factors.
When you are looking for waste management dumpsters to rent in your area, there are several important questions you should ask each prospect. They are:
- How do you price your dumpster rentals?
- What is the standard length of time for each of your dumpster rentals?
- What materials can I not dispose of in your rental dumpsters?
- Are there any extra fees of which I am not yet aware?
Companies with strong customer services will always be able to provide the answers to these questions, which will help you determine exactly who to trust with your waste management needs.
How Junk King Differs from Other Dumpster Rental Companies
At Junk King, we do our best to offer innovative and fair pricing to our customers that incentivizes them to make the best possible use of our rental containers. Many other dumpster rental companies base their prices on the size of the container, which is not practical if you don’t plan to use all of it. Others choose to charge their customers based on the weight of the contents, which provides an unfair penalty to those who are using their container for certain types of work and makes projects with heavier materials less likely to use rental dumpsters. We have tried to solve both problems by implementing a pricing model that fluctuates depending on the amount of space used in each rental container. Under our model, customers who pack their units efficiently will see considerable savings, which incentivizes renters to be neat and organized. In turn, our employees have an easier time picking up and sorting the contents of each container upon its return, which helps us to dispose of as many items as possible in an environmentally responsible way.
Responsible waste disposal is a priority in our work, which is why we do our best to recycle and repurpose unused building materials. You can place concrete, stone, wood, and many other items in our containers. Renters can be confident that these items will be processed sustainably, which helps them stay eco-friendly during their cleanup efforts. Depending on the area in which you live, you may not be able to put certain items in dumpsters. It is always best to contact the company you wish to hire from and ask if you are ever uncertain about an item you want to place in a rented dumpster before you do it.
The terms of your rental will also play a critical role in determining your success. At Junk King, our standard rental periods last for three days, which gives renters time to make their own waste disposal schedules and still meet other commitments. Other companies have different policies and may charge extra fees if pickup and drop off times are not strictly observed.
Use the information above to rent a waste management dumpster in your area with total confidence. For more information, or to ask one of our professionals a question, contact Junk King anytime during regular business hours.