How to Choose: Junk Removal vs. Small Dumpster Rental

Any time that you have a lot of items to throw away, you might have a difficult time deciding how to dispose of it.

Should you rent a dumpster or just throw it away in the trash? The answer depends on many different factors.

Knowing the differences in junk removal vs. small dumpster rental can help you decide when to throw the items in the trash and when to rent a dumpster for the occasion.

Here are the pros and cons of both small dumpster rental and using your trash removal service. Be sure to consider both options as you decide which path to take.

Choosing a Small Dumpster Rental

If you have a project that’s going to take a few days, then you’re probably leaning towards renting a small dumpster for your needs.

See below for several pros and cons of renting a dumpster for when you need to clear out the junk.

Pro: Better for Longer Projects

People often lean on dumpster rental services when they need a place to throw the trash for a few days.

It’s especially helpful when you’re going through a remodeling project, tearing down walls, putting in new carpet, etc.

Small dumpster rentals usually cover at least a minimum of one week. So when you rent a dumpster, you’re giving your project more flexibility on time.

Con: Do it Yourself

A dumpster rental service will simply drop off the dumpster at whatever location that you specify, then drive away. That leaves you and whoever else is helping you to pick up the junk and safely dispose of it in the dumpster.

However, an advantage to this is that you’re no longer on the hook for labor costs as you would with hiring a junk removal service.

Simply make sure you have enough hands for each day so that you can carefully throw away any and all junk. Your safety is the number one priority.

Pro: Consistent Price

As with any job that requires hands-on labor, you want to make sure all your payments are within your budget.

If you pay for a junk removal service, it can be difficult to budget for. They might have to make several trips, which will cost you a higher fee.

However, with a dumpster rental service, it’s as simple as paying the cost of however long you’d like to rent the dumpster for. There are no other labor costs associated with it.

All you have to worry about is giving yourself enough time to get everything moved out. Once you’re done and no longer have a need for the dumpster, you just call the service and they’ll come to pick it up right away!

Con: Not Always Ideal for One-Day Jobs

Okay, so this isn’t really a con. It’s more of a deciding factor on whether to go with the dumpster rental or not.

Whether or not you should pay for a dumpster for one day’s worth of work depends on the size of the job.

If you have a lot to throw away but want to avoid the high costs of a junk removal service, then it may still make sense to rent a dumpster.

You can ask for a free quote on how much the dumpster rental would be. If it’s less than the junk removal service, then book it!

Choosing a Junk Removal Service

If you have an item or two that you need to be thrown away, then the junk removal service might make more sense.

However, if the number of items starts to pile up, then you might get a higher ROI on renting a dumpster. See below for more pros and cons of a junk removal service.

Pro: Less Work for You

Maybe you have a treadmill in the basement that no longer works and needs to be thrown away.

Perhaps you need to dispose of a cabinet that’s broken or tarnished from flood damage.

Whatever the case might be, a junk removal service can swing by, carry it, and throw it without you needing to do a thing.

Con: Price Adds up Quick

The problem with junk removal is when you have several items that need to all be thrown away.

Plus, oftentimes, you pay for a service to remove an item, only to realize you had another item that needed to be thrown away as well. Now you have to pay them to come back again.

As soon as you realize the number of items is starting to stack up, start looking into a dumpster rental service instead.

Pro: Strict Schedule

Because the time of the junk removal is agreed upon, you’re going to be held accountable for that exact time. It can help you stay on schedule with your project, rather than procrastinating the week that you’ve rented a dumpster.

However, as long as you’re diligent with your time, this won’t be much of an issue in the rental process either.

The clean-up time is usually only a two-hour window, maximum. That means you’re on the hook for more money if it takes longer than planned.

Invest in a Small Dumpster Rental for Your Needs Today!

Now that you know the pros and cons of a small dumpster rental, it’s time to schedule a drop-off today!

Be sure to read this article for more tips on renting a dumpster for the very first time!

For more inquiries, please feel free to reach out via our contact us page and we’ll be happy to assist you further!

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