Dumpster Rental vs Junk Removal Service
When you’re staring at a sizable pile of junk that you’re ready to be rid of in a convenient manner, you’ll have to decide whether you’re going to rent a dumpster or hire a junk removal service company. And, there’s certainly some benefits to both options. Both enable you to get rid of a lot of stuff at once, and they’re not hard services to locate. So what’s the right choice for New Jersey residents? We spoke with the expert crew around the JunkDoctorsNJ office, and they helped us put together this handy comparison guide.
Safety and Convenience
These two points go hand in hand with each other. While getting a dumpster or dumpster bag delivered to your house is a pretty easy process, all convenience ends there. It’s up to you to get all of the junk out of your house and into your rented receptacle. Unless you’re removing a lot of small, loose items, the job is going to take at least two people. And if you have enough junk to necessitate the rental of a dumpster, the job is also going to take a while. Plus, without training in modern lifting techniques and experience moving things out of a home, you’re also setting yourself up for an injury that could sideline the whole project and disrupt your life in general.
But when you call in a professional junk removal service like JunkDoctorsNJ, you get safety and convenience from the second you make the call. You just point at what you want removed, and we deal with it. Our experienced, highly trained crew will make short work of any job, and you can just sit back and relax out of harm’s way. There’s nothing easier or safer than hiring professionals to do the job for you.
Restrictions on what can be removed and earth-conscious disposal
With few exceptions, junk removal services like JunkDoctorsNJ will remove and haul away just about anything. That’s because we don’t just make a trip to the landfill when we’re done. We recycle anything that can be recycled, and we donate anything that might have a useful second life with a new owner.
Dumpster rental, unfortunately, comes with a lot of restrictions. Depending on where you live, many dumpster rentals don’t allow you to toss certain heavy, bulky items, like old furniture. There’s also the problem of freon-containing appliances (freezers, fridges, etc.), which can’t simply be tossed. Dumpsters often don’t allow the comingling of different types of junk either (for example, scraps from a construction site and yard waste might have to go in different containers altogether).
Items in dumpsters also aren’t sorted when they’re taken away — everything goes into the landfill. Because junk removal services offer recycling and donation capabilities, they are a far more earth-friendly service.
What’s it going to cost you?
The cost of renting a dumpster can vary wildly based on its size and the amount of time you need it. A four-day rental could set you back in the high hundreds, and you need to make sure there are no hidden fees associated with them, such as dumping costs, permits, etc. It’s best to call around to find what the final cost will be.
Junk removal services like JunkDoctorsNJ, on the other hand, are far more upfront about the cost of their service. A well-run junk removal business doesn’t charge based on time — their quote is based on the amount of space your junk is going to take up in their truck. As long as the quote you receive from a junk removal company covers all costs with no hidden fees, it quickly become clear that hiring professionals is the best move you can make.
If you are in New Jersey or the surrounding area and need professional junk removal service of any size, call JunkDoctorsNJ today at 973-336-8083.