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The Upside of Bulk Trash Removal Boston



Junk King is a full-service junk removal company that helps with trash removal in Boston. People ask all the time what trash removal actually means, and I tell them all of the services that Junk King Boston offers. These include both residential and commercial trash removal. 

Residential trash removal, or bulk trash removal, at Junk King includes several different services. Most of the bulk trash removal services listed below are full-service, meaning my crew does all the heavy lifting, but you also have the option of renting a dumpster. 



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Bulk trash removal, a.k.a., large trash pickup, is a great option to pick if you have items that need to be removed and that are too large for regular municipal pickup.


You might have already noticed that a lot of the items above (e.g., furniture, hot tubs, and mattresses) are cumbersome and may even contain toxic substances.


Because Junk King is North America’s ‘greenest’ junk removal company, you can rest assured that your waste will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way. 


About Trash Removal Boston  


There are many trash items that the state of Massachusetts bans from the regular municipal garbage pickup. Prohibited items include a variety of different kinds of electronic waste (e-waste) as well as yard waste, yard waste, non/ferrous metals, metal containers, and containers. Here’s the full list


  • -Asphalt pavement, brick, and concrete
  • Cathode ray tubes
  • -Clean gypsum wallboard
  • -Commercial food material
  • -Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • -Glass and metal containers
  • -Lead-acid batteries
  • -Leaves and yard waste
  • -Recyclable paper, cardboard, and paperboard
  • -Single-resin narrow-necked plastic containers
  • -Treated and untreated wood and wood waste (banned from landfills only)
  • -White goods (large appliances)
  • -Whole tires (banned from landfills only; shredded tires acceptable)


The crew at Junk King Boston takes almost all of the items that the regular municipal trash pickup can’t or won’t take. In turn, the only item that Junk King won’t accept is hazardous waste, but that leaves a lot that Junk King can take as part of full-service junk removal! 


Yard Waste 


Well, that leaves themselves! At Junk King, we take yard waste, which as you can see from the list of banned items above, regular municipal pickup won’t take. Yard waste includes the usual suspects of leaves, grass clippings, stumps, soil, sod, and lumber along with more unusual items such as corrugated iron, shingles, plasterboard, and fencing. 


Furniture Removal 


Furniture is another item that can’t be popped into the municipal trash but that Junk King Boston accepts as part of trash removal Boston. Homeowners from all around Boston call on Junk King all the time because of the ‘big red’ trucks and the fact that you will only pay for the volume inside you actually use – thus saving a ton of cash! 


For Junk King, furniture removal means taking almost every kind of residential furniture. Couches, sofas, mattresses, bookcases, chairs, and tables are popular items that Junk King Boston helps homeowners and renters efficiently remove. 


Junk King not only removes these kinds of furniture: At Junk King Boston we work with mattress recyclers to ensure that the harmful volatile organic compounds that mattresses contain don’t pollute landfills. If left in landfills, mattresses take up 125 cubic feet of space apiece and can take decades to decompose. 



Appliance Removal 


The crew at Junk King Boston also helps homeowners with heavy appliances, which can’t be slipped into the regular trash and are often heavy to simply re/move. Junk King Boston takes air conditioners, dishwashers and dryers, heaters, stoves, and trash compactors. These all contain metals that can be recycled. 


Garbage Removal 


If you’re staring at dozens of boxes chock full of rubbish and various knick-knacks after a big cleanout, then Junk King Boston can certainly help there, as well. Residential garbage cleanouts can include the stuff leftover from a shed, garage, or crawl space cleanout, including: 


  • -Boxes
  • -Knick-knacks
  • -Books
  • -Tools
  • -Tires
  • -Rubbish
  • -Paper
  • -Cardboard
  • -Tires
  • -Floorboards
  • -Plasterboard
  • -Frames
  • -Windows
  • -Shingles
  • -Corrugated Iron

Note from the list of banned items in the state of Massachusetts that many of these items can’t be put in the regular trash pickup. Banned items were “asphalt pavement, brick and concrete” and “clean gypsum wallboard” used in, for instance, remodelings. Junk King takes those two banned items plus another banned item, “clean gypsum wallboard”.


Dumpster Rental Alternative 


Many of the items found above can’t be put into the trash, but you might still want time to sort it out yourself. In addition to full-service junk removal, Junk King Boston provides dumpster rentals. Basically, after ensuring you are within the service area, you can contact Junk King to schedule a drop-off time for the dumpster.


Spend as much time as necessary getting your items in order and out of your house! Of course, Junk King has its own de facto dumpster built into the Junk King truck, if you want full-service trash removal in Boston. 


Click here to book a MINI today!


Commercial Junk Removal 


Junk King Boston can help businesses with commercial junk and/or furniture removal. Commercial equipment, scrap pickup, and more regular trash pickup with the option of convenient payment plans for business accounts are also available. Now is a great time to get started and shore up more space around the office! 


Residential and Commercial Trash Removal Boston


Junk King Boston continues to provide residential and commercial trash removal Boston to the following communities: 


  • -Allston
  • -Auburndale
  • -Avon
  • -Boston
  • -Brighton
  • -Brookline
  • -Cambridge
  • -Canton
  • -Chestnut Hill
  • -Dedham
  • -Dorchester
  • -Dover
  • -East Walpole
  • -Foxborough
  • -Needham
  • -Newton
  • -Quincy
  • -Wellesley


Feel free to call us at 1-888-888-5865, text a photo of your bulk trash or other items to 1-737-888-5865, or book an appointment online to save $20 on orders of more than $99. Junk King continues to offer free, on-site estimates. You can feel good about using Junk King, North America’s number-one-rated and ‘greenest’ junk removal company for many years running!

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Understanding Electronic Waste Recycling in Boston

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Electronic waste is short for e-waste, and that’s something that my crew takes from homes and workplaces all the time. Electronics can turn into e-waste when they break or become obsolete over time, thus reaching the end of their ‘useful life’. Fortunately, Junk King Boston will be there to (literally) pick up the pieces with e-waste removal! My crew and I have been handling e-waste removal for years now. 


You might be surprised to hear that there are approximately 150 million cell phones thrown away every year in the United States alone. Cell phones are actually a good place to start with e-waste. That’s because cell phones contain a bunch of precious metals like gold and silver as well as toxic heavy metals like mercury and lead – in the circuit board and batteries. 


The challenge for us at Junk King Boston has always been keeping as many of these toxins out of landfills as possible. The reason is that these materials can be released into the environment and pollute the local water and air if left in landfills; plus, something like a bulky CRT monitor or television takes up a bunch of space! Aside from taking up space, recycling electronics means less mining for more materials and less waste. 


Junk King Boston Leads the Pack with E-waste Recycling 

Less waste? Absolutely, and the amount of waste is actually pretty staggering. The value of the raw materials that went into e-waste in 2019 alone was estimated to be worth about $7.5 billion, according to Earth911. Junk King as a whole is North America’s ‘greenest’ junk removal company because of its commitment to e-waste recycling and responsible e-waste removal. 


What is E-waste Recycling?


Electronic Waste


E-waste recycling itself is the process of reprocessing and reusing electronic waste, which keeps toxic and hazardous materials out of local landfills. Electronic waste for homeowners can take many different forms, including the usual suspects like laptops, monitors, and televisions. E-waste may also include batteries, DVD players, and microwaves. Junk King takes a variety of different pieces of electronic waste, including the following:


  • -Computers 
  • -Monitors 
  • -Televisions 
  • -Printers 
  • -Copiers 
  • -Shredders 
  • -DVD players 
  • -Video game consoles 
  • -Other e-waste! 


Aside from the precious metals – the ‘good’ metals – and heavy metals – the ‘bad’ metals – involved in eco-friendly e-waste removal, other components in e-waste like plastic and glass can be recycled. The plastics from old appliances can be eventually turned into equipment holders, posts, trays, and other electronics at a future point. Since Junk King also works with metal recyclers, the actual steel and aluminum can be recycled as well. 


e-waste recycling


Stages of E-waste Recycling 


The first stage of e-waste recycling – i.e., the process and collecting and transporting the electronic waste – is already handled by me and my crew at Junk King! The ‘big red’ Junk King trucks are now 20% larger, which means that more can be fit inside and savings are passed on to customers. Items are grouped together in the truck so e-waste can be efficiently sorted at the Junk King warehouse before heading to the e-waste recycling plant. 


At the e-waste recycling plant itself, your old devices will be broken down further, shredded, and sorted into smaller pieces. The pieces that can be reused are placed into one pile, and pieces that need additional processing may be destined for further processing. Tiny waste particles may be removed before the next stage of e-waste recycling, i.e., magnetic separation. At the recycling plant, a strong magnet hovers overhead to separate metals like steel and iron from other impurities. 


A process known as water separation can help to separate plastic from glass in certain electronics as they go down the conveyor belt. The lead used in CRT monitors can be particularly problematic.


The good news is that the four to eight pounds of lead in a CRT monitor can be processed at these recycling plants and turned into other products, e.g., batteries and X-ray equipment used in the medical industry. That’s pretty cool to think that obsolete e-waste can eventually be used to detect medical issues and potentially save lives. 


Still, more can definitely be done in terms of responsible e-waste removal. The United Nations said that only about 17 percent of electronic waste was properly recycled in 2019. My crew and I at Junk King are dedicated to bringing that number way up and ensuring that more electronic waste stays out of landfills! In that same year (2019) the World Economic Forum said that e-waste was actually the fastest-growing type of waste in the world. 


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Are Batteries a Type of E-waste?


Are Batteries E-Waste


There are a few different kinds of batteries that you might have lying around your home or collecting dust in your garage. The lead-acid automobile batteries in your garage can usually be recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Junk King works with auto retailers and service centers, which accept these kinds of lead-acid batteries.

(Some emergency lighting and alarm systems may use lead-based batteries as well; these are also taken by Junk King.) 


The batteries that are probably lying around your home right now are likely dry-cell batteries. This type of battery does not contain any liquid. Alkaline or lithium-ion batteries that charge up your phones, kid’s toys, or laptop might well be based on dry-cell technology. Dry-cell batteries cover the gamut: A, C, D, 9-volt, coin batteries (e.g., used in watches), as well as rechargeable batteries currently in vogue. 


Although some cities will technically allow alkaline batteries to go in the trash, both alkaline and lithium-ion batteries should be recycled. (Lithium-ion batteries are very tricky to recycle and were, unfortunately, partly responsible for a 93% uptick in recycling facility fires.) Junk King can help with responsible e-waste removal and safely handling lithium-ion batteries. 


Junk King is North America’s number-one-rated junk removal service and continues to lead the pack in terms of e-waste removal and e-waste recycling. We can all do our part to ensure that less e-waste winds up polluting landfills and work towards more electronics getting recycled, reused, and repurposed to help the planet. Contact Junk King at 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK), text a photo to 1-737-888-5865, or book online to get started today. 


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Dumpster Container Rental in Boston

It’s that time again, Bostonians — you’ve slowly been letting junk pile up on your property without realizing it, but today’s the day you finally noticed that it’s out of control. Maybe you took a real look inside that storage room and saw that there’s no place left to store anything, or perhaps you poked your head into the garage and discovered that you don’t even have room to park there anymore. Whatever the reasons for your clutter may be, you’ll be glad to know that there is a solution. Simply find a company that can offer you dumpster container rental in Boston.

Dumpster container rental BostonMany people don’t understand that self-service dumpster container rental in Boston is one of the simplest ways to deal with unwanted items. People tend to balk at the idea of filling up a container themselves — but all it takes is one honest look at the alternatives to realize that filling your own container makes your work easier than it would be with most other options. In the following article, we’ll show you why dumpster rental can be the ideal solution for many homeowners with junk on their hands, as well as cover some helpful tips for choosing a dumpster rental company so that you can make the most of this option if you choose it.

Why Choose Dumpster Container Rental in Boston?

The first thing people think when they hear about dumpster container rental is usually: “Why would I pay someone else for the privilege of throwing away my own junk?” However, dumpster rental isn’t for the items you would normally put in your curbside trash or recycling bins. Remember: The City of Boston only accepts certain items for standard garbage pickup. Homeowners, commercial contractors, and DIY enthusiasts may find that some of their items are unsuitable for disposal through such means.

Here’s a brief list of some things you can’t put in the regular Boston trash. The municipal government Code Enforcement Division may issue a green ticket to anyone who attempts to rid themselves of these items by putting them in the garbage for curbside pickup:

  • Building debris and leftover construction materials

  • Refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers

  • Televisions (standard or flat-screen) and laptops

  • Paint and motor oil

  • Household hazardous waste

  • Flammable or explosive items (look for the corresponding WHMIS symbol on any canisters you need to dispose of before you attempt to put them in the garbage)

Of course, some of the items listed above cannot be placed in rental dumpsters either — generally when it’s a safety concern or an item that could damage the container itself. However, many dumpster rental companies will provide containers fit for building debris, construction materials, old furniture, and other items that are difficult or illegal to throw in the trash.

“Now wait just a moment,” you might be thinking. “I still don’t understand why I need to rent a dumpster for these items. Can’t I simply take them to the dump myself, or hire a crew to do it?” Technically, you’re correct: you could do these things if you wanted. The question is: why would you?
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Taking unwanted items to the landfill in your vehicle sounds like the easiest thing in the world, until you actually do it. First, you must load the items into your vehicle. If you have a truck, you can probably tie them up and secure them in the bed — but if you drive a car or a van, you’d better make sure you don’t accidentally damage the interior upholstery with any sharp edges or protrusions. When you’re done wrestling the material into your vehicle, you’ll have to drive it all the way to the nearest landfill — and hopefully, whatever you’re chauffeuring around town doesn’t smell too bad. Once you arrive at the dump, your worries aren’t over. Many dumps in the Boston area charge fees for dropping off waste, and you’ll be responsible for wrestling the items back out of your vehicle and into the pit as well. Essentially, you’re still paying to throw away your junk — you’re just doing more work and paying for gas, too. Does that still sound easy to you?

“Okay,” you’re thinking, “no landfill for me. I’ll call in a cleaning crew to deal with the mess.” If you’ve got the budget to pay a team of professionals, that’s an excellent idea. You’ll also need to make sure you can take time off work or away from your social life to stay at home on the day they’re supposed to arrive, so that you can let them onto your property and make sure they don’t miss anything — but as long as that isn’t an issue for you, hiring a cleanup crew should be no problem.

Dumpster rental offers an easy alternative to any of the strategies listed above if you do it correctly. Below, our staff has put together a list of tips you can use to make sure your dumpster rental goes off without a hitch.
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Successful Dumpster Container Rental in Boston Starts with These Steps:

  1. Order the right size of container. Dumpsters can come in many sizes, but you probably don’t need anything larger than a 12-cubic-yard debris box unless you’re doing serious commercial or industrial work. Containers that are too large present difficulties for renters, as they are more cumbersome and can be less accessible during the rental period. A small debris box doesn’t take up much space, and practically anyone can easily fill it without the need for ladders or other tools.

  2. Place the container in a suitable location. Dumpsters cannot be placed on streets, sidewalks, or other public “right of way” areas unless you have a specific permit obtained from the city. When placing a dumpster on your own property, make sure to avoid areas with grass, gardens, and other sensitive spots that could be damaged by the weight of the container. The driveway is normally the best spot — just make sure your container is small enough that it doesn’t block the driveway during the rental period.

  3. Check with the dumpster company to make sure they can take the materials you have. Some dumpster rental companies are more flexible than others, and many differ regarding how they process the contents of your container once they’ve come to collect it. For best results, call the company you’re considering ahead of time and make sure the items you need to throw away are suitable for disposal in their containers. It’s also helpful to ask whether or not the rental company has a policy of sorting items for eco-friendly processing so that you can minimize their impact on the environment.

  4. Choose a company with an appropriate pricing model. Different rental companies may have vastly different approaches to setting rates for their rentals. Are you going to be paying for the type of container itself, the duration of the rental period, or the amount of space you use? Many people prefer the last option since it gives them a way to reduce the final price by packing their rental container efficiently.

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Following the steps listed above can ensure that your dumpster container rental in Boston serves your needs adequately and allows you to pack up unwanted items on your schedule. To receive more information on dumpster rental, call us and speak with someone in our organization who can tell you more about how to choose the most useful waste disposal option for you.


Dumpster Rental in Boston: Planning your Spring Clean-up

The snow is melting, the days are getting longer, and the temperatures are rising. These signs can only mean one thing: spring is just around the corner. The arrival of a new season also means that it’s almost time for spring cleaning. Before you groan and roll your eyes, remember that spring cleaning has a slew of different benefits. Cleaning the house can eliminate allergens and make for a healthy living environment. It can declutter your life and free up space in your home, expanding your potential living space. It can even provide a fun way to sift through mementos and memories with your spouse or family members. The first step? Finding a dumpster rental in Boston.

Why You Need a Dumpster Rental

Dumpster RentalSpring cleaning doesn’t necessarily have to be about throwing a ton of stuff out. On the contrary, a minor spring cleaning year might consist of a deep clean, a pass through your closet to find items for donation, and a journey through your fridge or pantry to find expired stuff that needs tossing. However, if you are planning a more extensive spring cleanup, you are almost definitely going to want to rent a dumpster.

Here’s the thing: it’s tough to appreciate exactly how much stuff you have until you are trying to get it all cleaned up and organized. Especially if you own your own home, you probably have things stowed in your basement, in the garage, or at the back of your closet that you haven’t thought about for years. It doesn’t take very long to fill up a standard weekly pickup trash bin. In other words, unless you want your spring cleanup to grind to a screeching halt an hour or two in, you are going to want extra trash capacity.

Renting a dumpster can also give you the option to get rid of bigger items. Perhaps you have an old couch from the 1980s sitting in your basement that you’ve finally decided to replace. Alternatively, maybe you have a huge cathode ray TV that’s been sitting in the storage room collecting dust for a decade. You can’t throw those items away in a standard garbage bin, and they’re tough to fit in a car to haul away to a donation place or recycling center. Renting a dumpster can give you a spot to put these more unwieldy items right outside your door.

Finding a Dumpster Rental in Boston

Okay, so you’re on board with the whole “renting a dumpster” thing. Now, the next question is where you can get your hands on a good, affordable dumpster rental in Boston.

Boston is a major metropolitan area, so there are plenty of dumpster rental options available to you locally. These companies will offer dumpster rentals of varied sizes, for different periods of time. If you are planning to do your spring cleanup over the course of a weekend—which should be more than doable, in most cases—you probably don’t need more than a three-day rental. With that said, you can get a longer dumpster rental if you think you’ll need it.

Choosing the right dumpster size can be a bigger dilemma, and tends to be the step where most spring cleaners go awry. Generally, people tend to overestimate how much junk they have. This error is partially the fault of the dumpster rental companies themselves, which typically offer five or six bin sizes between 10 and 40 cubic yards. The range of choices tends to confuse first-time renters, leading people to rent dumpsters that are way bigger than necessary for a standard spring cleaning operation.

Why You Should Choose Junk King

If you want the best dumpster option for a spring cleanup, you’d be hard-pressed to do better than Junk King.

There are a few reasons that Junk King is ideal for spring cleaning, but the first might be simplicity. Choice is good, but when it comes to dumpster sizing, we’ve found that having half a dozen options just tends to confuse people. This point is especially true with homeowners who are handling their own spring cleaning work and maybe haven’t ever rented a dumpster before. Plain and simple, it’s not easy to visualize what a 20 or 30 cubic yard dumpster looks like until it’s sitting in your driveway.

To make things easier for renters, we offer a single self-service dumpster rental size, called the MINI. The MINI is a 12-cubic yard dumpster, which is just about perfect for most DIY projects. It’s big enough to fit larger items like appliances or furniture, but not so big that it takes up the entire driveway. Most spring cleanups—even the bigger ones—won’t require more dumpster space than the MINI provides.

There are a few other factors that make the Junk King MINI the ultimate dumpster rental for spring cleaning. First off, we offer a unique tiered pricing structure that is ideal for DIY projects. With most dumpster rental companies, you pay for the dumpster you rent, regardless of whether you fill it or not. With us, you pay only for the space you use. If you fill the dumpster less than half of the way, that’s no big deal: you won’t pay as much as you would if you filled it. If you do use the entire dumpster, that’s great: you’ll pay the price you were quoted, with no hidden charges or fees. Either way, you won’t end up wasting money.

The second facet of Junk King that makes are dumpster rentals attractive to spring cleaners is our commitment to offering a green service. Most of our customers would rather recycle than send all their junk to the landfill. Dumpster rentals are convenient, but they aren’t usually very eco-friendly. Most companies will haul your stuff to the nearest dump immediately after picking up your dumpster.

At Junk King, we take everything instead to our processing center, where we painstakingly sort through everything in your dumpster. Some of it does end up going to the landfill. However, we also pull out furniture, appliances, electronics, toys, paper, metals, or other items that can be reused, repurposed, or recycled. All told, we recycle roughly 60% of the junk we haul, making us the greenest junk removal service in America. With us, you get the peace of mind of knowing that you are being sustainable without the inconvenience of having to sort, recycle, or donate everything on your own. Particularly if you are someone who struggles to get motivated for spring cleaning every year, the added convenience should be a major perk.

Plan Your Boston Dumpster Rental Today

Spring cleaning is a fantastic opportunity to declutter your life, eradicate dust and allergens from your house, and get excited about the impending better weather. If you are planning a spring cleanup in the Boston area and need a dumpster rental to make matters a little bit easier, look no further than Junk King. We are a national company, but we have a local presence and can provide your dumpster rental in Boston. To get the best possible deal on your rental, you should book online. By clicking here, scrolling down the page, and filling out the contact form, you can save $30 on your rental right off the bat. Of course, if you have any specific questions about our services or policies, you can feel free to call us directly at 1-888-888-JUNK. We look forward to helping you make this year’s spring cleaning feel less like a labor and more like a labor of love.

Dumpster Rental in MA – The Home Use Solution

Unwanted material has a habit of building up over time, no matter where you live. Over the years, you may find your home cluttered with all kinds of objects for which you no longer have any use. Inside, old objects you no longer use and leftovers from past renovations or other projects around the house can pile up and intrude upon space you would rather use for more productive endeavors than storage. Even outdoor projects can result in significant amounts of junk, from grass clippings and other yard waste to sand, dirt, and building materials. Throughout the state, people rely on dumpster rental in MA to provide a cleaner property and greater peace of mind.

Dumpster Rental in MAWhen you are thinking about renting a dumpster in Boston or another part of MA for home use, it is essential to make sure you are well prepared for the task. Renting a dumpster can seem very simple in principle. However, the more you know before your dumpster rental, the more confident you will be about your choice of rental company and the more efficiently you can use your dumpster when it arrives.

Junk King is a leading waste removal company in MA and many other states across the US. For your convenience, we have put together a comprehensive guide to dumpster rental in MA for home use. Read on, and discover how our experience and knowledge can help you make better choices about your waste removal solutions. By the time you have finished this article, you should know more than enough to rent a dumpster properly and use it for maximum de-cluttering around your home.

When Should You Consider Dumpster Rental in MA?

One of the first questions that MA residents have when they think about dumpster rental is when it should be arranged. Many homeowners think of getting a dumpster as the kind of thing that should only be resorted to when the level of material on their property is utterly overwhelming, but in fact, this is not the case. In fact, abstaining from renting a dumpster until you are almost literally swimming in junk can cause more problems than it solves. There is no need to wait until your home becomes practically unlivable before you contact a company to provide you with a handy solution.

Many people assume that they need to wait until they have more junk because they want to make sure they can “get the most for their money”. However, they fail to consider that in many cases, this approach will make their rental period more expensive. Several different pricing models exist for dumpster rental, but they can all result in higher prices for larger jobs. If your company charges by the day and it takes you a week to clear all the junk out of your home, the cost can be much more troublesome than if you had split the same task into several dumpster rentals at different points of the year and budgeted for them accordingly. Likewise, if the rental company charges by weight you can end up with a hefty fee for a container full of material. At Junk King, we charge based on the amount of space your content takes up in the container, which we measure in square feet. This allows you to save money by packing the container efficiently, but it also means that you can hire a dumpster cost-effectively on smaller jobs, and avoid letting your place become inundated with junk.

Are there Other Ways to Rid Yourself of Junk Besides Renting a Dumpster?

Those of you who are thinking about dumpster rental in MA are probably also interested in other options for waste removal. There are typically two strategies for disposing of waste in the state without renting a dumpster: doing it yourself or hiring a full-service junk removal company to take care of everything on your behalf. While the second option may sound like the easiest one at first, it is not necessarily so. It can also be quite expensive to pay an entire crew of laborers to pick up material on your property and take it away for disposal.

Obviously, the idea of packing all your unwanted material into garbage bags, cramming them into the back of your vehicle and driving them to the dump yourself is probably too labor-intensive. However, you should be aware that hiring a “full-service” junk removal company can also be inconvenient, especially if you have to take time off work or other planned activities to let their staff onto your property. Conversely, dumpster rental provides you with the ability to work on your own schedule. This can allow you to keep important commitments during your spring cleaning or in the aftermath of a project.

How Can You Save Money on Your Dumpster Rental?

Cost-effectiveness is a major deciding factor for most MA residents who are considering dumpster rental for their needs. As such, you probably want to know how to save the most money possible on your dumpster rental before you decide to book it. Choosing a company with the right fee structure is important, but there’s more too. For example, you will want to make sure that your dumpster does not contain materials that will result in extra fees, and that you place it in an appropriate area upon delivery so that it can also be picked up on time.

What Should NOT Go in Your Dumpster?

Knowing what not to put in your dumpster is one of the keys to affordable waste disposal around the home. You might think that just because you’ve rented a container, you can fill it with anything you want, but this is not the case. Screens that use cathode ray technology (like computers and TVs) will result in extra handling charges, as will car tires and batteries, propane tanks, white goods, appliances with Freon in them, and hard-to-manage items such as mattresses. Instead, stick to using your dumpster for things such as yard clippings, concrete, tree limbs, and other types of debris that are not flammable, corrosive, or explosive. If you are uncertain about what you can put in a rental dumpster, check our guide here.

How Can You Make the Rental Period as Convenient as Possible?

Another thing you can do to prevent stress and save money during your rental ensure the dumpster itself is placed in an easy-to-reach location. Doing so will make sure that the people who collect and drop off your unit will be able to do so without incident, and that you will be able to use the entirety of your rental period productively. It will also help you avoid the late fees that can occur when a dumpster rental company comes to pick up the container at the end of a rental and cannot access it. For best results, consider hiring a mini-dumpster like the ones we provide at Junk King. These units sit comfortably in driveways and allow for plenty of storage without blocking garage access or causing pickup problems.

Whether you choose to rent a dumpster from us or to pursue other waste disposal solutions, it is essential to know precisely what dumpster rental in MA can help you accomplish. Use the information given above to make an informed decision about how you dispose of unwanted materials around your home and choose an option that will provide you with maximum satisfaction.

For more information on our dumpster rental service in Boston, please call us on (617) 318-6888 and we’ll tell you more about it.

5 Considerations when Renting a Dumpster in Boston

Disposing of unwanted material is a regular part of life, in Boston or anywhere else in the world. However, it’s something that many of us still take for granted. We throw things out all the time, but we don’t often think about the logistics of waste disposal unless we have to do so. That’s understandable—after all, dealing with junk is never pleasant, and why would any of us spend time thinking about unpleasant tasks unless it’s required? However, we occasionally run into situations where merely throwing unwanted items in the trash won’t be enough, and when we do, it’s important to have strategies in place to remove the unwanted material effectively. For many projects, the obvious waste removal solution is renting a dumpster in Boston to fill with your junk.

Dumpster in BostonDumpster rental in Boston is an excellent way for people to rid themselves of their unwanted items. However, it is always best to do some research before you decide what will work for your waste disposal needs. If you are one of the many people in Boston who has never needed a dumpster before, there are probably some rules of which you are not yet aware. Learning more about the process can provide you with the information you need to make an informed choice, and can help you obtain the best results from your rental if that is the option you choose.

Junk King offers first-class dumpster rental in the Boston area along with other waste removal services, so our experience has taught us a great deal about how to approach it successfully. There are five significant factors you should consider when you decide to rent a dumpster in Boston. We have taken the liberty of outlining these factors below so that you can be well prepared if you choose to rent a dumpster for your junk removal needs. Here are five things you should consider:

1. Alternatives to Renting a Dumpster in Boston

Renting a dumpster to dispose of your unwanted material is not the only option that Boston residents have. There are in fact several other ways in which to dispose of waste, depending on your circumstances. The question is whether any of these methods will match dumpster rental for convenience and cost-effectiveness. Conventional alternatives include full-service junk-removal services and DIY strategies such as moving items to the landfill in one’s own vehicle.

Full-service junk-removal companies can seem like the most convenient option at first because you don’t necessarily have to move any material by yourself. However, the price of these services can be prohibitive to some Boston residents, and they can be challenging to schedule properly. Hiring a junk removal company means that you should be around to let them onto your property when they arrive.

On the other hand, dumpster rental allows you to work around other important events in your life instead of putting them off to deal with waste. For this reason, self-service dumpster rental is considered to be a much more convenient strategy than hiring a full-service junk removal company. It is also more sanitary and lower-risk than taking the waste material to a landfill by yourself. When you hire a dumpster, the rental company picks it up for you and disposes of the contents.

2. The Type of Materials You Want to Place Inside Your Dumpster

It is important to note that dumpsters rented in Boston are subject to specific state-wide regulations that prohibit specific materials. Before you decide to rent a dumpster for your waste removal needs, you should make sure that the materials you are trying to have removed are suitable for the container in question. Some items are prohibited because they are toxic or dangerous to the surrounding environment, while others may pose safety hazards to passersby in the neighborhood. Understanding the items that are not allowed in dumpsters ahead of time can prevent having to pay fines or face other penalties.

The following items are considered waste ban items in MA and will result in handling charges from any transfer and recycling operation in the state.

  • Televisions or computers

  • Mattresses and other pieces of furniture that are classed as “difficult to manage”

  • Propane tanks

  • Car tires

  • Batteries

  • Dehumidifiers

  • Freezers

  • Refrigerators, appliance air conditioners and any other devices containing freon

  • Washing machines

  • Dishwashers

  • Dryers

Some items may be prohibited entirely, such as explosive or corrosive substances, and highly flammable materials. Understanding these restrictions completely is necessary, so it usually is best to contact an experienced junk removal company and seek clarification if you are unsure about anything you want to place in a rented dumpster.

3. The Length of Your Rental Period

Some companies charge you based on the length of time that you want to rent the unit for, so it is critical that you make sure to check beforehand. There are two ways to avoid paying hefty costs for a long rental: you can either set clear terms up front or use a company that doesn’t base their fees on the length of time for which you are renting. Other companies may charge you based on factors such as the amount of space you use within the dumpster itself. These companies may prove to be more cost-effective for some Boston residents.

4. Where the Rental Dumpster Will be Located

Renting a dumpster can be a convenient way to achieve flexibility and control in your waste disposal efforts, but it comes with one extremely vital responsibility for the renter: where do you have the dumpster placed so that you can fill it? Unbeknownst to many Bostonians, you can’t just put the container anywhere. For one thing, it must be located on your property, so city streets and other public right of way areas aren’t going to work. You will also have to make sure that you place it in an area that will be easily accessible when the rental company comes to collect it again. If they are unable to reach it at the end of your rental period, they may have to try again later, and charge a fee.

5.  Where to Rent Your Rental Dumpster

In addition to the physical and logistical considerations you will face when renting a dumpster, you should also think about the company from which you hire. Will you choose one that charges by the day, the weight of the container upon collection or the amount of space that you use? Most people find the last option to be the most convenient since it allows them to save money by packing their unit efficiently. That’s why at Junk King, we only charge based on the amount of space used in each of our rental dumpsters. We also offer conveniently-sized mini dumpsters that can be left in driveways to facilitate easy drop-offs and pick-ups.

Consider the above information whenever you are considering the rental of a dumpster in Boston. Once you do, you should be able to make an informed decision and hire a container that suits your waste removal needs perfectly. For more information on a dumpster rental in Boston, MA, contact Junk King directly and speak to a qualified member of our staff. We will be happy to answer your questions or to help you schedule a rental for one of our convenient mini-dumpsters shortly.

For more information on our dumpster rental service in Boston, please call us on (617) 318-6888 and we’ll tell you more about it.


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

Dumpster Rental in Boston

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.

Junk King Boston
200 Providence St. Bay 1
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Hours: M-F: 8A-4P, Sa: 8A-3P

Providing junk removal services to the Boston area, including:

Brookline Village
Chestnut Hill
Newton Centre
Newton Upper Falls
Roxbury Crossing
and these nearby zip codes:
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