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Junk King’s Boston dumpster rental services contribute to a greener tomorrow

Junk King BostonThe city of Boston, located on Massachusetts’s Shawmut Peninsula, is known for its rich American history and serves as a beacon for higher education and a reminder of liberty and freedom. Founded in the 1630’s by Puritans fleeing religious injustice, Boston is often called “the cradle of liberty” for its involvement in instigating the American Revolution. Boston serves as home to some of the nation’s most elite universities including Harvard University, Boston University, Boston College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is truly a hub of culture, history and intelligence.

According to Wikipedia, households in the Boston claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States, while businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment.

Boston lies in close proximity to the water, at the mouths of the Charles and Mystic rivers, which feed into the Atlantic Ocean. Its waterfront location makes for a humid but mild climate. In an effort to be environmentally conscious and keep its waters and air clean, the city of Boston offers various ways for encourage green-living, recycling and waste reduction.

According to mass.gov, “in 1990, Massachusetts adopted its first Solid Waste Master Plan, a blueprint for managing solid waste that is generated, reused, recycled, recovered and disposed in the Commonwealth. Since then, efforts by citizens, businesses, and state and local government have led to a 47% recycling rate overall, which is among the best in the nation.”

In addition to regular trash pick-up, the City of Boston offers yard and hazardous waste pick up many times per year and seeks to make recycling easier by offering various options such as converting an old trash can to a recycling bin, buying a small blue recycling bin from any retailer, and even simply using clear plastic bags is an option in most neighborhoods.

While recycling and trash pick-up is made easier in Boston than many other cities, there are still many items that the city will not pick up and others they will only pick up on certain days – that is where Junk King and its #1 rated junk removal services come in.

At any given time, you can seek to remove your junk and trash through Junk King’s self-help or full service dumpster rental or junk removal services. Junk King takes items that regular trash services will not pick up on a regular basis, including televisions, construction debris, textiles, appliances, mattress removal and more.

Did you know?

·      Over nine percent of all waste is rubber, leather and other textiles? This means your carpeting, clothing, rugs and all woven fabrics make up a decent percentage of waste. Most of this can actually be recycled or donated.

The growing number of textile waste is cumbersome and discouraging knowing that much of it can be put to use elsewhere. Boston offers drop off dates for these items to be taken in for dumping, but there are better options! If you know you will be doing a large spring cleaning or replacing your carpets, Junk King is not only equipped to haul off your excess through its dumpster rentals, but also makes every effort to reuse, recycle or donate those items. As the concern for the environment increases, dumpster rentals are a great resource for everything from small scale clean outs to large scale demolition debris clean up. Roll off dumpsters serve to make disposals not only easier but also more responsible when using a company like Junk King that is committed to recycling and repurposing.

 Landfill and Global Solutions

According the EPA, in 2014, in the United States, about 258 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) were generated. Over 89 million tons of MSW were recycled and composted, equivalent to a 34.6 percent recycling rate. The Commonwealth, as Boston is often referred to, has made great strides to become even more green. According to Boston.gov, the city’s current efforts to make Boston greener include:

  • expanding recycling programs for residents

  • finding new ways to keep garbage out of landfills

  • planting more trees to cool down the City and absorb carbon dioxide

  • protecting our wetlands and urban wilds, and

  • working on plans to protect our open spaces.

In a guide put out by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, there are more than 490 landfills in the greater Boston area, 466 of which are now inactive or closed. The need for recycling and repurposing of trash and junk is growing as is evident in Boston’s hopes to find ways to keep garbage out of landfills. There are ways to reduce environmental concerns by responsible junk removal. Roll off dumpster rentals through green-missioned companies can help keep the landfills from collecting more and more junk.

According to research done by Boston College:

  • The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.

  • The average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, including 500 disposable cups and 320 pounds of paper.

  • In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. This means that each adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 pounds of trash for his or her (or other people’s) children.

  • Americans comprise about 5% of the world’s population and annually produce 27% of the world’s garbage.

  • Massachusetts generates 13.9 million tons of waste generated annually, and 52% (7.2 million tons) is recycled or diverted.

Junk King Boston takes the time to sort each and every dumpster rental collection for metals, e-waste, paper, household goods, textiles, furniture and appliances. But “going green” also means Junk King is able to donate, repurpose, and reuse everything from clothing, toys, baby cribs and strollers to office furniture and supplies. Many of its trucks run on biodiesel, a domestically produced fuel made from more environmentally safe non-petroleum, renewable resources. Junk King is committed to continuing to lead the way to help keep the planet clean, green and beautiful for the generations to come. Just as Boston is, Junk King is committed to a greener future for the City of Boston.

Renting a Mini Dumpster

MINI dumpster rentals are the most convenient and affordable way to remove trash, debris and junk from your home or business. The City of Boston faces a challenge that many large, busy cities face – lack of space. It is a unique challenge that Junk King Boston has taken into consideration with the inclusion of its MINI dumpster rental services. Junk King Boston provides quick and easy access to free quotes by phone or an online estimator. Simply choose a date and time to schedule your dumpster rental and contact Junk King for a quick estimate and your junk will be rolled away. With the Junk King MINI, you are given three days to fill it on your own timetable before it is hauled away. The MINI Dumpster is an easy, fast, purposeful way to remove your junk and debris.

Frequently Asked Questions

Junk King Boston is committed to top rated customer service and to furthering its mission of recycle-based junk removal through its dumpster rentals. With a city so focused on green-living, Junk King Boston provides a necessary service to help reduce the growth of waste and increase reuse, recycling and donations of what we consider junk. Here are a few questions we receive on a regular basis regarding our dumpster rental service:

1)    What size dumpster do you supply?

a.     Junk King Boston will drop off a Junk King MINI, a 12 cubic yard, driveway friendly debris box. This dumpster can fit a lot of junk – most household remodels and clean outs can be fit with a Junk King MINI.

2)    What can be hauled away by Junk King?

a.     Almost anything outside of hazardous waste! Furniture, mattresses, appliances, e-waste, textiles, construction debris, yard debris and much more.

3)    How does pricing work?

a.     Junk King Boston offers fair, flexible pricing for its customers. Junk King is set apart in dumpster rentals because you only pay for the space you use.

4)    How long do I have to complete my project?

a.     Junk King offers MINI Dumpsters for drop off for three days. We will call with a drop off time and will deliver a 12-cubic yard, driveway friendly debris box for you to fill on your own time table. We will then pick up your box three days later.

Recent Reviews

Junk King Boston takes great pride in the reviews we receive. Our customers serve as a reminder of the difference we make in people’s lives and in the community, as well as how we can better improve our services. Here are a few of our most recent reviews:

 July 15, 2017 by M.D.

Brighton, Massachusetts

“Simple. Straightforward. No gimmicks. Reliable.”

 From Yelp:

Elaina B., Dorchester, Boston, MA

“Great communication all around. The guys did a great job cleaning up and removing the debris. They were cordial, respectful and gave us a fair price. Highly recommend.”

 Ali A. Boston, MA

“We used Junk King to haul away construction debris, including an entire old basement ceiling that we had pulled down. Because the debris they removed from our property was hard to get to and not bagged, it ended up taking them two trips on two separate days but they worked around our schedule to get the job done and ended up taking $100 off our bill for the inconvenience. They were on time both days and very friendly. They did an excellent job. I would highly recommend them!”

 John C. Boston, MA

“The crew run by Mr. Borden was professional polite and worked well together.”

 Anonymous  Boston, MA

“This was the definition of a first rate service and I would highly recommend them!”

Do you regard recycling and being environmentally friendly as a priority? Then we believe we are the right junk removal service for you. If you are ready to remove unwanted items, no matter how big or how small, please consider using Junk King Boston’s Mini dumpster rental and junk removal services. Call us today at  (617) 318-6888 or visit Junk King online for a quick and easy quote.


Is Winter the Right Time for a Dumpster Rental in Massachusetts?

Dumpster Rental MassachusettsWhether you live in Boston or Rockport, there may come a time in your life when you need to rid yourself and your property of large amounts of unwanted material. If that’s the case, you’ve probably thought about your options. One of the choices you’ve probably considered to some extent is a Massachusetts dumpster rental. However, certain environmental factors may cause you to question the viability of such a strategy, especially given seasonal conditions like cold temperatures and the presence of snow. As such, you may be wondering whether winter is the right time for a dumpster rental in Massachusetts. Not to worry, though: you’re not the only person who has considered such a question.

Massachusetts is home to a lot of different people, and many of them have found themselves in similar positions. From construction workers to home improvement practitioners, landscapers and event organizers, a vast number of different people have all considered winter dumpster rental in Massachusetts to remove junk from areas in their care. As such, there exist a variety of opinions on the subject, but there’s also a certain amount of consensus. The short answer is that winter dumpster rental in Massachusetts remains a reliable waste removal option for many people, despite certain seasonal challenges. If you know what to expect, you should be able to rent a dumpster in any season and succeed in removing waste from the site of your project.

The biggest problem faced by people who want to rent a dumpster in Massachusetts during the winter is that winters throughout the state tend to be much harsher than they are in other parts of the United States. The average low temperature in January is only 22 degrees Fahrenheit, which is enough to be unpleasant for practically anybody, regardless of how thick their coats and gloves are. Temperature isn’t the only problem that winter brings with it, though. You can deal with the cold by making short trips to your dumpster by an indoor location and covering up (to some degree), but there are other things you’ll have to look out for too.

Learning How to Work Around Snow

Snow is common during Massachusetts winters, so you’ll have to factor it into your dumpster plans. For example, you don’t want to place your dumpster in an area you would normally use for piling snow after shoveling it off your driveway. In fact, placing your dumpster is one of the more important factors you’ll have to consider when you decide to rent one. You should have a space on your property that won’t interfere with regular winter maintenance duties. Another thing to think about is how quickly you want to be able to move your dumpster. Make sure it’s away from regular shoveling areas, but also make sure it isn’t likely to be surrounded by large amounts of snow during a storm. If large drifts block it, you may find it difficult to have it moved or lifted once the rental period has expired.

Consider the Effects of Snow and Ice Inside Your Dumpster

Snow accumulating around your dumpster isn’t the only thing you’ll have to contend with when you rent a dumpster during the Massachusetts winter. You’ll also want to make sure that you think about how to prevent snow and ice from entering your dumpster and causing complications. One of the most common issues is when snow and ice increases your dumpster’s weight. If you have rented your dumpster from a company that charges you based on the weight of your dumpster when they pick it up, this can make your rental considerably more expensive. Many companies approach pricing this way, so don’t discount this potential inconvenience.

There are several ways in which a renter might attempt to solve the problem of extra weight caused by snow and ice building up inside their dumpster. Some people simply choose to account for what they see as an inevitable extra cost of winter dumpster rental in snowy areas, but there are better ways. You might be able to prevent snow from falling inside of your dumpster by spreading a tarp over the top, but this can be a bit inconvenient if you are adding material to it over the course of several different trips. You might also be able to remove snow out of your dumpster, but you should make sure it’s safe before you climb inside with a shovel or blower. These solutions can also be somewhat labor intensive. However, there’s one more alternative that simplifies the process considerably.

Companies like Junk King offer different pricing models than many of the other rental companies operating in Massachusetts. Instead of charging you based on the weight of your dumpster, we charge you based on the amount of space you use. This method means you can avoid extra charges as a result of weight for which you are not responsible.

Think About Potential Complications During Pick Up and Drop Off

Whenever you’re renting anything, time is money. You want to make sure that you’re able to use your product for the entire duration of the rental period. Because you can’t easily move dumpsters, it is important that you manage to acquire and return yours without any delays. You don’t want to have your dumpster for less time than you wanted or find yourself being charged extra for time you didn’t need.

Winter storms can wreak havoc with scheduling, even during the most routine and pedestrian tasks. Because a thick storm can make travel impossible, it is usually a mistake to assume that you will be able to stay on schedule during such an event. Instead, try to time your rentals for periods that are not likely to experience heavy snowfall. Look at the local forecast for your area, and try to set up your rentals so that you can have your dumpster picked up and dropped off during relatively clear periods.

Junk King makes it easy to schedule your rentals during times that are unlikely to be affected by inclement weather. Our regular rental period for self-service dumpsters is three days. Once you decide to rent from us, you’ll be able to check the forecast for your area well in advance and find a period that avoids major weather events. If you need special considerations because of urgent projects or unavoidable events, our customer service also makes it easy to set up something that can accommodate you.

Don’t Let the Season Stop You from a Solution

There are many effective ways to deal with the difficulties that winter in Massachusetts presents to people renting dumpsters. You could do some extra legwork to make sure that the price of renting your dumpster isn’t affected unfairly by environmental factors like falling snow and ice, or you could rent with a company who charges you based on friendlier considerations. You’ll have to make the same choices around the timing of your rental: will you hope for the best when it comes to the weather, or prepare yourself in advance by using a company that lets you set a predictable schedule? At the end of the day, you’ll have to decide for yourself whether it’s worth renting a dumpster in the winter and how to deal with the attendant challenges if you do. Remember, though: in any season dumpster rental represents one of the most cost-effective ways to deal with large amounts of waste. Contact us for more information about dumpster rental in Boston.


How to Pick the Right Boston Dumpster Rental

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So, you’ve decided to do something big in Boston. Maybe you’re in charge of organizing a large public event like a demonstration or a festival. Perhaps you’re simply working on a private project such as a home renovation or some serious landscaping. In any of these cases though, you’re going to find that you have some loose ends to tie up once most of your work has commenced. It’s almost certain that you’ll have some debris or refuse left over at the end of the process.

Collecting and disposing of this leftover material properly should be one of your principal concerns. Those of you who have decided to rent a dumpster are making a smart decision. There are other ways to deal with junk in the Boston area, but they aren’t all necessarily as cost-effective. For example, you might have decided that you were going to drive your junk to the dump all by yourself instead—but unless you have a small quantity of trash and a vehicle with plenty of room, such a choice is likely to be impractical. Then again, you could have called a company to arrive at your location and clean up the whole site for you—but this can be expensive, and scheduling can be difficult. In most cases, renting a dumpster offers better results with less stress.

Deciding on a Boston dumpster rental is only the first step, you’ll still need a way to make a decision on which Boston dumpster rental company to use. To choose a company you can feel confident dealing with, it helps to refine your criteria. Know what qualities are most important to you, and you’ll have a simpler time finding a business that embodies them. As a result, you should be able to expect greater levels of satisfaction. You could also save a considerable amount of money.

To help you choose wisely, we looked for information on the qualities most people prioritize when searching for dumpster rental companies in Boston MA. Below, we’ve compiled a list of features every savvy renter should be aware of, so that you can subject the companies you consider to measurable criteria and select yours accordingly.

Flexible Pricing

It’s very rare for two given renters to produce the same amount of junk at each of their events. Because the amount of waste created by each project tends to vary so greatly, it doesn’t make sense for dumpster rental companies in Boston to charge a flat fee for their services. You would expect the price you pay to vary depending on the size and weight of your load, right? Unfortunately, that’s not how every company in the area does business. Don’t worry, though—there are plenty of companies that do offer flexible pricing options. Junk King puts an innovative spin on this concept by charging you only for the space that you use. If you rent one of their disposal boxes, you’ll have unprecedented control over the price you end up paying. The more efficiently you use space, the more value you’ll get. Think of it like playing Tetris, but with blocks made from trash and actual rewards for doing a good job.

Prompt Pick-ups and Drop-offs

When you’re renting anything that needs to be delivered, it’s important to make sure your product gets to you on time. After all, you’re paying for the time it spends in your possession. When it comes to dumpsters for junk removal, this is of particular importance because you also need to have the dumpster removed when you’ve put your trash inside. Because pick-up and drop-off both affect the amount of time you get to spend filling the unit, the company you rent your dumpster from needs to be extraordinarily punctual. Customer service counts for a lot here, because you’ll be arranging for them to drop off your unit and pick it back up again at specific times. They’ll need to be able to deliver on those promises. Some companies make pick-ups and drop-offs more customer friendly by sticking to a strict timetable (Junk King rents you a unit for three days, then has someone come for it). Companies that create structure in this way make things easier for their customers by providing them with a window in which they’re free to work with the dumpster however they see fit. If you’re looking for a trash disposal option that lets you run errands or make time for family in between working, this kind of strategy can be beneficial. You know exactly how much time you have left with your dumpster, so you can plan to fill it at your leisure.

Avoiding Permits

We’re going to start this segment with a disclaimer of sorts: no one specific company will prevent you from ever needing a dumpster permit. The likelihood of your needing a permit will depend largely on where your dumpster is going to sit while you fill it, and whether you’re renting it for commercial use. However, if you only want to rent a dumpster to sit on your own property while you fill it with material, you can avoid needing a permit from the Department of Transportation. What you will need is a dumpster that fits in your driveway. If your dumpster is sitting on a public right-of-way like the road, requiring a permit is practically inevitable—even if the dumpster is sitting on the street directly in front of your home. Miniature units (around 12 cubic feet) are usually preferable when it comes to dumpster rental on private properties. Check with the company you’re considering to ensure they can offer you a dumpster your driveway can accommodate.


One of the final criteria that ranks highly with most renters is environmentalism. Most people don’t want a company that simply picks up their dumpster and indiscriminately consigns the contents to a landfill. Instead, they want reassurance that their waste will be sorted and disposed of properly. Look for a company that sorts their waste and separates it into various categories. Companies that take such responsible approaches often end up recycling or reusing a majority of the material they collect, which helps reduce the environmental footprints of the people who rent their products.

Summary and Conclusion

People who have already put a lot of work into an important project or event don’t want removing the resultant material to be complicated or difficult. Their major priority is convenience, but cost also tends to play a significant role in their rental decisions. Often, people are willing to pay more for excellent service and responsible practices, but they still want to feel like they’re being treated fairly. Flexible pricing and the ability to avoid permit fees with driveway-friendly modules plays a large role in establishing this sense of justice. The company that you choose for dumpster rental in Boston should demonstrate an awareness of your needs, concern for your budget, respect for your time, and compassion for the environment. Make sure that anyone you choose considers these criteria in equal measure, and you should find that disposing of your waste is a much easier process than you may have anticipated. Look for smart customer service, prompt delivery and pickup, a fair pricing model, and a commitment to green disposal methods. Any company that focuses on these important areas is a company that you can feel confident choosing for your dumpster rental in Boston. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Dumpster Massachusetts – Is It Really That Simple?

Renting a dumpster in Massachusetts is as easy as finding a company, picking up the phone, and waiting for your dumpster to arrive, right? Well, not exactly. While dumpster rental is far from complex, it’s not as easy as just ordering a one-size-fits-all receptacle and filling it with anything you want. Plus, the laws concerning dumpsters vary from city to city in Massachusetts, so you’ll need to familiarize yourself with them before renting a dumpster.

This article will help put your mind at ease by explaining all you need to know about dumpster rental. Provided you’re aware of the rules, regulations, and which size dumpster to rent, you can order a receptacle with confidence and focus your attention on constructing, renovating, or cleaning out the junk.

Choosing the Right Sized Dumpster in Massachusetts dumpster massachusetts

Most dumpsters come in several standard sizes. The 12-yard dumpster, however, is easier to place on your property or by the side of the road.

Unless you’re renting a dumpster for commercial construction or demolition purposes, you probably won’t need a 40-yard receptacle. A 12-yard dumpster can comfortably accommodate the junk from your garage and basement in most cases, or you can use it to dispose of the waste left over from a garden renovation.

Consider the Environmental Impact

While your primary concern is disposing of junk in the easiest way possible, you should take a minute to consider the environmental impact of renting a dumpster. In the USA, we only recycle about half of recyclable waste according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and while most dumpster rental services will at least attempt to salvage some junk, you ought to consider doing some recycling yourself because a lot of your dumpster’s contents will inevitably end up in a landfill.

The US has more landfills than any other country in the world, and as a nation, we produce up 400 million tons of waste per year. Needless to say, we need to try and minimize the amount of waste we produce, but more importantly, we need to prevent as much of it as possible from being dumped into landfills needlessly.

Of course, you might not have time to separate all your junk while you’re in the middle of building a construction or landscaping the garden, which is why you should find a dumpster rental service that disposes of waste responsibly. Most companies market themselves on their greenness nowadays, but you should still bear in mind that busy companies don’t have enough time to separate items one by one. If you’re concerned about being environmentally friendly, you can always contact a junk removal service that makes most of its profit from salvaging junk rather than trashing it.

Don’t Trash Household Hazardous Waste

You can throw almost anything you like into your dumpster, but you can’t put household hazardous waste (HHW) inside according to federal law. HHW can contaminate our waterways, destroy habitats, and cause human illness, which is why you can’t dump it into the municipal waste system or dumpsters.

A few examples of common HHW include:

  • Paint cans, even those with a small amount of residue left inside

  • Batteries

  • Bleach

  • Motor oil

  • Kitchen and bathroom cleaners

  • Pesticide

  • Lawn fertilizers

  • Medication

  • Pool chemicals

  • Varnish

In many situations, you might not have a large quantity of HHW anyway, but it’s a different story if you’re removing walls with lead paint. Most communities offer collection days for HHW, and if you can’t wait, you can call the manufacturer to learn about safe disposal.

You may not think that dumping a small amount of HHW is a big issue, but it all adds up. In the US, we improperly dispose of 200 million gallons of used oil per year, and according to the Office of Waste Management at the University of Missouri, one gallon of motor oil is enough to contaminate one million gallons of water.

Know the Law

Almost every US state requires you to obtain a permit to situate a dumpster in a public space, such as the road outside your house. However, the laws surrounding dumpster rental in Massachusetts are more complex than most other states. Rather than having state laws, rules, and regulations surrounding dumpsters, the administration is done at the city level, so you may need to do some research to find out what applies to you.

In Boston, for example, dumpster permits have a base fee of $20, and you then must pay $1 per day per square foot of space you need based on a month’s rental. You also need two no parking signs that cost $4 each, and there will be additional charges if your dumpster will occupy metered spaces.

In Cambridge, on the other hand, you need to obtain a license in addition to a permit before you can rent a dumpster. The annual license costs $100, as does the application fee for the permit. Plus, the cost of a permit for one week costs $75, and the price goes up to $100 per week after that. You need to apply for the permit at least seven days before you rent a dumpster in MA, and you can learn more about the laws concerning its placement here.

Consider All Your Options

Dumpster rental in MA isn’t the only way to dispose of a large volume of waste, and depending on the amount of junk you have, it may not be the most affordable. If you have less than ten cubic yards of garbage, which would mean you’d require the smallest dumpster available, you might be better off contacting a junk removal company to retrieve the waste without you having to do any lifting.

Calling a junk removal company instead of renting a dumpster is a good idea if all your waste is already in one spot because if the professionals must retrieve items from several areas on your property, their fees will go up. However, disposing of waste by calling a junk removal company means you can avoid having to obtain a permit – or a license if you live in Cambridge.

On the other hand, if you’re unsure of how much waste you’ll produce while undertaking a construction project, renting a dumpster in Massachusetts is likely the most convenient option because it allows you to keep a receptacle on-site and fill it gradually. Contact us for dumpster rental in Boston.

Boston Dumpster Rental: When Should You Rent Your Own Dumpster in Boston?

Renting a dumpster in Boston is often the best way to get rid of a large quantity of waste resulting from a home renovation or a 10-year clearing out the garage and basement. You can avoid making multiple trips to a waste management facility by filling the dumpster gradually as you renovate your property, and then have the provider retrieve and dispose of your waste quickly and responsibly. But wait, is this the only approach?

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It’s important to know what other junk disposal choices are available before deciding to rent a dumpster. An alternative way to dispose of a large volume of waste is to call a junk removal company, which means not having to do any heavy lifting or have a dumpster take up street space. Both options have their pros and cons, and understanding them will help you decide when and if you should rent a dumpster.

Dumpster Rental vs. Junk Removal: The Overview

Dumpsters are perfect for getting rid of waste generated by re-landscaping, roof repairs, renovations, and large-scale clean outs, but junk removal services cater to these needs as well. The main differences between the two services include cost, flexibility, ease of use, and load size. Deciding which is better depends on your situation.

Boston dumpster rental prices depend on your location within the city, the size of dumpster you need, the required rental duration, any needed permits, and the company.

Junk removal costs also depend on your location and the amount of waste you need to dispose, but you also must consider labor costs in this solution because laborers do all the leg work. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s always the most expensive option.

You should also bear in mind the amount of waste, and whether this junk is expected to accumulate over many days.

For a quick breakdown, a dumpster rental is an ideal option if:

  • You expect to amass waste continuously as you undertake your renovation project

  • You’d like to save on the labor costs of handling a large volume of junk

  • You expect to have more than 15 cubic yards of waste

On the other hand, a junk removal service may be the better option if:

  • You’d prefer somebody else to do the heavy lifting

  • All your junk is in one place and ready to go (you won’t accumulate more as time goes on)

  • You have less than 12 cubic yards of waste

  • You’d like the junk taken away from your property quickly

Below, we’ll dive into the specifics of each waste removal option to help you figure out when you should rent a dumpster or consider the alternative.

Option No.1 – Rent a Dumpster in Boston

The process of renting a Boston dumpster is relatively straightforward:

  1. call a dumpster rental company

  2. Arrange a date for the drop-off

  3. Fill the dumpster with junk

  4. Have it collected

You will also need to obtain a permit for dumpsters that you expect to deposit in public space and decide which size container you require.

  • Size

Like many large cities, Boston and its environs lack space. When renting a dumpster in Boston, remember that Junk King’s MINI dumpster rentals are the most convenient and affordable solutions for areas where a smaller footprint is needed. Our MINI dumpsters stay on site for three days during which time it is available for you to place whatever debris you have, outside of hazardous waste, of course!

  • Price and Permit

It’s crucial to secure a permit before having your dumpster unloaded on your street because you may incur a fine if you fail to do so. Permits in Boston have a base fee of $20, and the total cost is calculated based on how much space you intend to use, with the standard charge being $1 per square foot per month.

It’s also mandatory to buy at least two ‘No Parking’ signs at $4 each. Other factors, such as whether you need to occupy metered parking spaces, may come into play too. As a point of reference, a month-long permit could cost around $348 which is a good figure for budgeting purposes.

  • Other Considerations

Make sure the service you choose takes measures to prevent the dumpster from damaging your concrete driveway as any required repairs only add to the total cost of the rental. Also, take weight limitations imposed on the dumpster seriously because you will receive a fine if you go over. If in doubt, rent a slightly larger container than you think you require.

Option No.2: Junk Removal in Boston

A waste removal truck usually accommodates 15 cubic yards, so if you need your waste retrieved in the space of a day, you might be limited to relatively small loads. The price depends on your location, the type and volume of junk, and labor costs.

  • Other Considerations

Fortunately, you don’t have to think about as many factors with junk removal services as you do with dumpster rental because there’s minimal chance of your driveway sustaining any damage, trucks are usually only one size, and you won’t require a permit. However, if you expect your renovation job to take over a week and you’ll be accumulating waste as you go, a junk removal service may not be appropriate as they the usually complete the task in the space of a day.

The Verdict

Renting a dumpster allows you to dispose of almost any junk besides household hazardous waste, and you can negotiate the required length of rental time and fill it gradually while renovating, spring cleaning or landscaping. Plus, because dumpsters vary in size, you can choose the most appropriate one for the scale of the job.

Junk removal companies will dispose of your waste without you having to do any lifting, and they will usually retrieve almost any category of trash. Plus, they usually finish the job in the space of a day and recycle a significant portion of what they collect, however trucks typically come in only one size.

If you need flexibility and want the most affordable way to dispose of a large volume of waste, renting a dumpster in Boston is likely your best option. However, if you have a smaller (but still relatively large) amount of waste in one place, would prefer not to do any heavy lifting, and want the trash gone quickly, hiring the junk removal service is the best way to go.

Need a Dumpster Rental in Boston? Contact Junk King for Advice!

We’re the flexible service you need for any kind of junk removal in the Boston area. Deciding between a dumpster rental or our full-service junk hauling? Tell our junk experts about the situation and we can help you find the most cost-efficient and easy solution. Call us at (617) 318-6888 or go ahead and book online now!

Local Events That Should Use Dumpster Rentals In Boston

There’s always a fun and exciting event to attend in the Boston area. Many of them have been going on for decades or even centuries. Boston loves its many events and festivals, but nobody loves the amount of garbage that gets created.

Dumpsters can be the perfect solution for keeping an event space clean, disposing of garbage, and getting recyclable items where they need to go afterward. At Junk King, our MINI dumpster rentals solve the question of trash collection for local events in Boston, ranging from small block parties to larger festivals.

If you need dumpster rentals for an upcoming event, call Junk King Boston or book online today.

What Types of Events Need Dumpster Rentals?

Any temporary or short-term event needs a solution for managing waste. Dumpster rentals are the easy, convenient solution when the venue does not have a permanent solution already.

Dumpster RentalStreet festivals, events in public parks, and rented venues tend to need dumpsters. Even at some hotel, convention center, and restaurant locations, the organization hosting the event may be required to provide their own dumpster rentals.

You should use dumpster rentals for Boston events of all kinds:

  • Boston food festivals

  • Beer & wine tastings

  • Theater, dance, and film festivals

  • Sports tournaments

  • 4th of July, Halloween, New Year’s, and other special occasions

  • Large private weddings and family reunions

Remember, you still need dumpster rentals even if there are trash cans on site. Never underestimate the volume of trash that your crowd will produce! You don’t want trash bags piling up where people are trying to enjoy the event — you’ll want to use dumpster rentals to harness all the waste until the event is over. Then Junk King Boston can come pick up the dumpster in one quick swoop.

Dumpster Rentals for Annual Events in Boston

Tradition washes over everything in Boston, from the Freedom Trail to Fenway Park. Tons of annual events in Boston have each become unique, world-famous events attended by locals and tourists alike. Our Junk King MINI dumpster rentals are great for local neighborhood events as well as larger events on the Common, the Public Garden, the Charles River, and throughout Boston:

Boston Dumpster Rentals for Food & Drink Festivals

Boston knows more than just lobster rolls when it comes to delicious cuisine. From local beer competitions to star-studded galas, Boston has some of the best food, beer, and wine events on the planet.

Whenever people get together to eat and drink, there’s going to be massive amounts of garbage. Event staff can keep things tidy and hygienic by tossing the trash and recycling bags into dumpster rentals out of the way. Junk King will pick up everything after the festival, and we’ll even take the time to separate trash and recyclables.

Consider dumpster rentals if your organization is hosting a food and drink festival like these:

  • Phantom Gourmet Food Festival — A huge, classic food tasting festival on the streets around Fenway Park

  • Boston Wine Festival — An epic event of food and wine pairings at the Boston Harbor Hotel that draws in tons of international wine tourists

  • Boston Local Food Festival — a “zero-waste” event on the Rose Kennedy Greenway that diverts waste and offsets their energy use

  • Taste of Cambridge — An indulgent feast on the Charles with proceeds benefiting local non-profits

Arts & Culture Events Need Waste Containers, Too!

With so many colleges in town, it’s no wonder that Boston has one of the most educated populations. All year long, there’s some kind of cultural enrichment to explore. In addition to great theater and concerts, we also have a lot of outdoor events like film screenings, music festivals, and children’s events

About Junk King Dumpster Rentals in Boston

Junk King makes the dumpster rental process wicked easy because we know you have a lot on your plate when planning a special event. The garbage should be your last concern. Our dumpster rentals are simple, versatile, and convenient:

Take care of waste collection at your next event by scheduling dumpster rentals in Boston by Junk King. Call (617) 318-6888 or book online to save $30!

What Factors Influencing Your Dumpster Rental Cost In Boston?

Perhaps you’re doing home remodeling in the Back Bay or cleaning out an attic in Somerville. Whatever project calls for a dumpster rental in Boston, you probably want to know about the costs before you get started. Junk King makes it easy to get an affordable, simple solution. Our pricing is always transparent, and we even let you pay based on the space you use!

Check out our MINI dumpster pricing or call our Boston junk removal team to ask questions and get a better idea of your dumpster rental costs for your specific situation!

Only Junk King Lets You “Pay Per Use”Dumpster Rental

Junk King Boston lets you pay only for the space you actually use! Most dumpster rental companies in New England start their pricing with a big flat fee. If you have a smaller project, the Junk King MINI can save you money.

If you aren’t sure how much space your junk will take up inside a dumpster, don’t worry! The MINI is 12 cubic yards so it can work for everything from cleaning projects to minor home renovations — with costs scaled to your needs.

We have a low minimum charge and special pricing for partially filled containers:

  • Only a $168 minimum

  • 1/2 MINI filled for $248 – $288

  • Full MINI filled for $328 – 348

How Dumpster Rental Pricing Works

When you’re looking for a dumpster rental in Boston, be aware that different companies use different price models. Some may advertise a low rate that’s too good to be true — because they tack on a bunch of extra fees. Junk King keeps things transparent in our terms and conditions.

Junk King’s prices include delivery, pick-up, and standard disposal and recycling services.

  • Load size: The Junk King MINI holds up to 12 cubic yards of junk loaded by hand. We let you pay per use, so you’ll be charged based on how many cubic yards you fill.

  • Bedload: Dumping loose debris such as dirt, rocks, tiles, shingles, bricks, or chunks of broken concrete? Fill your MINI 1/3 full or 4 cubic yards, which is equivalent to a truck bedload.

  • Daily rates: Our standard pricing includes up to 3 days of rental, after which a small per diem of $30/day will be added.

Worried about creating a bigger load of debris than you imagined? If your dumpster rental gets stuffed over the top or weighted down with more than a ton (2,000 pounds), the cost will have to increase a bit.

Try to break down large debris to avoid overflow, and ask Junk King for info if you aren’t sure how much your debris will weigh.

Standard Fees That May Apply

The cost of dumpster rental stays basically the same regardless of what kind of waste you have, with a few exceptions.

Some special waste incurs mandatory fees at the recycling center or landfill, so any Boston dumpster service will have to pass on these costs. These include electronics such as televisions and computers and bulky items such as mattresses.

Any item fees will go straight toward the actual disposal costs. We don’t want there to be any surprises with your Boston dumpster rental experience, so talk to Junk King staff about your items if you have any questions.

Do I Need to Worry About Hidden Fees for Dumpster Rental?

With Junk King Boston, the bottom line is that your dumpster rental experience should be smooth and stress-free. We don’t advertise a low price and t

  • Collection fees — Those dumpster bags at the hardware store have a low initial price that does not include pick-up. If the price seems unbelievable, it probably is!

  • Fuel, travel, delivery, etc. — Some of our competitors surprise you with small and large fees for all kinds of things. Junk King includes all necessary services in our fair and transparent prices.

  • Item fees — Junk King can tell you beforehand whether any items will incur additional charges. We have processed millions of pounds of junk and debris over the years. Our #1 rated customer service team will help answer all your questions!

Need a Dumpster Rental in Boston? Contact Junk King for Advice!

We’re the flexible service you need for any kind of junk removal in the Boston area. Deciding between a dumpster rental or our full-service junk hauling? Tell our junk experts about the situation and we can help you find the most cost-efficient and easy solution.

Call us at (617) 318-6888 or go ahead and book online now!


Junk King Boston
1 Westinghouse Plaza, Suite D117
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-4P

Providing junk removal services to the Boston area, including:

Chestnut Hill
East Walpole
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