Dumpster Rental VS. Full-Service Junk Removal Company

It's the beginning of summer and you probably planned home improvement renovations, landscaping or cleaning projects.  These tasks can be daunting as you begin to think about them and plan to accomplish them.  After deciding what needs done, the first step is to plan for disposal of remaining junk, such as shingles, drywall, wood, dirt, rock, brush or boxes from when you moved three years ago.  Essentially, there are three methods of getting rid of this junk and debris.


The first method is to load, haul and dispose of all materials yourself.  This is the cheapest way to get the job done if you have access to the equipment needed, such as a truck, trailer and dolly.  This method may also require a helping hand for heavy lifting.

Dumpster Rental

The second method is to rent a roll-off dumpster.  The average cost to rent a dumpster is $419.  The benefits may outweigh the cost if you will need disposal for a duration of three days or more.  Most companies limit what you can throw into a dumpster though.  Most won't accept tires, paint, and electronics.  All of the items placed into a dumpster are disposed of at the landfill.

Junk and Debris Removal Company

The third method is to hire a full-service junk and debris removal company.  A junk removal company can potentially be the most expensive method, but the cost is determined by the amount of junk.  Most junk removal company pricing is competitive with dumpster rentals.  Full-service junk and debris removal means the heavy lifting is done by the professionals.  With the help of a truck, trailer and professionals, this is typically the quickest way to get rid of all of your junk.  Furthermore, junk removal companies will accept all materials (Including tires, paint and electronics) and recycle/dispose of everything responsibly!

In conclusion, the cheapest method of disposal is to load, haul and dispose of all materials yourself.  Using a dumpster is efficient if you'd prefer to clean as you go or if you need disposal for three days or more.  The easiest and most stress-free method is to hire a full-service junk and debris removal company.  The method you choose should be based on your budget, amount of junk and the time available to get the job done.

4 thoughts on “Dumpster Rental VS. Full-Service Junk Removal Company”

  1. My wife and I are doing some home renovations but we aren’t sure how to get rid of all the extra stuff. I like that mention how a junk removal service can handle the heavy lifting when getting rid of garbage. We have a few couches we were struggling to move so this sounds ideal. Thanks for sharing!

  2. It really helped when you talked about the time limit of renting a dumpster and how some companies won’t accept tires, electronics, and paint in their dumpster. I don’t think that’s something that we should be worried about though. We were just planning to throw away some toys and old furniture pieces. I don’t think that’s going to take a few days either. Thanks for sharing though. I appreciate it.

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