• Joe Cene

Rent a Dumpster or Go With Junk Removal?

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

Whether you're moving into a new home, selling your current home, considering a remodel or just plain tired of all the cluster in your home, you're probably in need of some way to get rid of the trash. But is it the right move to call a 1-800 junk removal service right away?

There are two main methods of disposing of large amounts of waste: renting a dumpster, or calling in a junk removal service. What's the difference?

  • Junk removal service is very hands-off, and allows you to simply point to the items you no longer want, while the movers do the legwork of making it disappear. The price can vary depending on how much needs removed from your home, and how far it must be carried. It's less work for you, but keep in mind that you'll need to set an appointment for the removal of any items.

  • A dumpster rental requires more elbow grease, but can be more flexible. Typically a dumpster is delivered and dropped by someone on the perimeter of your home at a fixed cost (make sure you have space for it). You'll be the one tossing those old belongings into the dumpster, but you'll generally have more time, and you won't need to be around for pickup.

Junk Removal Pros & Cons

Junk removal people are willing to do what you don't want to – like getting that broken piano out from the second story bedroom, or that freezer from the basement. Keep in mind that you might pay for extra for how much of a "pain" the cleanup becomes. This is why junk removals have a variable rate, sometimes it's easy and sometimes not so much.

Dumpster Rental Pros & Cons

Dumpsters are generally rented for a week or longer, so they’re best for projects you predict will last longer that a week or so. You can take your time filling the dumpster as you go, and the larger rental window also allows room for projects that take longer than originally expected as you are in charge of the pickup day.

Location, Location

It rings true for so many things, but ultimately your location will be a huge variable on which of these services you want to use. Is there a spot for a dumpster? Do you live in a house or an apartment? How's parking on your street? It's best to call your local dumpster rental or junk removal service and ask them.

If you're looking for a dumpster rental or junk removal in the Pittsburgh or Butler, PA areas please contact Triple P Disposal for a quote today!

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