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What You Should Know About Dumpster Rental in the Capital District
No matter where you live, if you are looking to get rid of large amounts of debris from a cleaning project, or you’re downsizing and getting rid of excess “stuff”, you need an efficient way to do it. Sometimes you need to get rid of large amounts of trash because you have a building or remodeling project that’s generated a lot of debris.
So, what do you do with it?
Throwing out our garbage is something that many of us usually take for granted. Especially if we live in an area with municipal trash service. However, there are times when you can’t just throw your unwanted items in the trash bin.
It could be because they’re too big, or there’s just way too much of it. That’s when you need another option get rid of it all easily and inexpensively. Of course, you could do it yourself, but you that means having a truck and being able to load and unload the debris or junk.
But that doesn’t work for everyone.
On the other hand, you could hire a full-service junk hauling firm, but that usually works best if you need it all picked up at once. For some projects, however, a better solution is to rent a dumpster in the Capital District for your junk.
- How to Know When to Rent a Dumpster
- What You Need to Know for a Dumpster Rental in the Capital District
- Understanding Rental Costs in the Capital District
- Rental Tips for Residential Dumpsters
- Contact Junk King for Dumpster Rentals in the Capital District
How to Know When to Rent a Dumpster
Renting a dumpster isn’t your only option for getting rid of your unwanted material, of course. However, there are usually only two other ways to haul your junk: you can haul it yourself or you can hire a full-service junk removal company to do it for you.
The problem with doing it yourself is that it can be hard work, time consuming, and even a bit risky. And consider that you may have to load, drive, and unload several times to get it all done. Not to mention having to deal with the landfill or facility dumping fees and possibly having to rent a truck (and buy gas!).
Usually, hiring a full-service junk-removal company is the more convenient option, especially since you may not have to move anything yourself. While this is also the easier option, it might be a bit expensive to pay an entire crew of laborers to pick up your junk and take it away for disposal, depending on the company you go with.
Considering a Dumpster Rental
When considering a dumpster rental, it’s not uncommon for Capital District residents to ask, “When do I actually need one?”
In fact, many homeowners think dumpster is only necessary if the amount of debris is massive or overwhelming. But when you consider the options, especially the time and effort needed to do it yourself, a rented dumpster can be cost-effective for even smaller amounts of junk.
Should You Go with a Dumpster Rental or Junk Removal
Choosing a full-service junk removal company may be a better option if all your junk is going to be in one place when it’s ready to be picked up. Also, it’s good choice if you have more than 12 cubic yards of debris to be picked up.
However, rental dumpsters are great for hauling waste from landscaping projects, home remodels, or other large-scale clean ups. A dumpster rental is also a great option if you’ll be cleaning up debris over time and you’ll have up to 12 cubic yards of waste.
A rented dumpster can be the best way to get rid of large amounts of junk and debris. For one, you won’t need to make multiple trips to a landfill or waste management facility. Instead you can fill the dumpster over a few days as you work through your project. And when you’re done, you just call and have the provider pick up your filled dumpster.
What You Need to Know for a Dumpster Rental in the Capital District
In the Capital District, most dumpster rental companies usually follow the same process:
- Call a dumpster rental company
- Arrange a date for the drop-off
- Fill the dumpster with junk
- Have it collected
Rental Dumpster FAQs
Are There Things I Can’t Put in a Rental Dumpster?
Dumpsters rented in the Capital District are subject to state and city regulations that prohibit specific materials. Make sure that the materials you need to dispose of are suitable for a dumpster.
The following items are some of the restricted or banned waste items that considered hazardous household waste in the state of New York:
- Pesticides, herbicides and poisons
- Pool and spa chemicals
- Automotive fluids
- Paints and stains
- Household cleaners
- Batteries and light bulbs
- Aerosol spray products
Items such as ammunition, explosive and highly flammable materials are prohibited entirely. The best thing to do if you’re unsure about what to place in a rented dumpster is to contact an experienced junk removal company.
Where Should I Put My Rental Dumpster?
A rental dumpster can be perfect solution for your waste disposal project. However, there are a few other considerations to keep in mind. For example, the dumpster will usually be placed on your property, such as your driveway or yard, since city streets and other public right of way areas may require permits. You should check with your local government about their specific regulations.
How Long Can I Rent a Dumpster?
For dumpster rental, companies in the Capital District often charge for the number of days that you keep the container so it’s critical that you check beforehand. Other companies, like Junk King, only charge you for the space you use within the dumpster and for a set period. These can be the most cost-effective for the Capital District residents.
What Sizes are Available for Rental Dumpsters?
Dumpsters are made in several standard sizes. Most of us are familiar with the large 40 cubic yard receptacles. But, unless you have a large commercial job, you probably won’t need one that big. A better choice is the 12-yard MINI dumpster from Junk King that can easily hold the junk from most cleaning projects.
Is There an Environmental Impact?
The city of Albany main landfill is nearing maximum capacity. Over the years, expansions have prolonged its useful life, but by January 1, 2023, the city estimates the landfill will no longer be able to accept waste. However, dumpster rentals from eco-friendly companies can help keep much of your debris out of the landfills.
If you’re concerned about being environmentally friendly, go with a junk removal service like Junk King that focuses on salvaging and recycling junk.
Renting a Dumpster
Here are some terms that you should know when renting a dumpster:
- Load size: This is simply the volume of your actual load of debris in a dumpster. The Junk King MINI holds up to 12 cubic yards of junk loaded by hand and you are only charged for how many cubic yards you fill.
- Bedload: This is a measurement of loose debris such as dirt, rocks, tiles, shingles, bricks, or chunks of broken concrete. For example, a MINI that is a third full (or 4 cubic yards) is equivalent to a large truck bedload.
- Daily rates: At Junk King, our standard pricing includes up to 3 days of rental. And if you need it longer a simple fee of $30 per day will be added.
You should think about fee structures when renting a dumpster. Some companies charge by the day, others by the weight when it’s picked up, and others by the amount of space that you use. The last option can be the most cost-effective as it allows them to save money by loading their dumpster only as they need to within a set time frame.
Understanding Rental Costs in the Capital District
Dumpster rental prices in the Capital District depend on your location within or near Albany, how long you rent it for, the size of dumpster you rent, and the company you rent it from. And you may have to factor in permit costs if you plan to place a dumpster on your street.
Junk King only charges you for the dumpster space you use! Other dumpster rental companies start with a flat fee and then add in other costs. Even with a larger project, the Junk King MINI dumpster can save you money.
The MINI is smaller than standard dumpsters, but it holds up to 12 cubic yards and can work for everything from major cleaning projects to minor home renovations. And with a convenient 8 by 12 footprint, it’s easily accessible.
How Our Dumpster Rental Pricing Works
Junk King keeps things transparent with our terms and conditions. For example, our prices include delivery, pick-up, and standard disposal and recycling services.
And your dumpster rental cost is the same regardless of what kind of waste you have, with only a few exceptions. There are some items that may incur mandatory fees at recycling centers or landfills and Junk King must add these costs.
Rental Tips for Residential Dumpsters
Being organized and taking time to break down boxes or take apart bulky or unwieldy items helps to minimize space taken up in the dumpster. Take time beforehand to separate the stuff you want to get rid of from the items you want to keep. Planning ahead with your clean up before the dumpster arrives will help you avoid having to keep it for an extra day or two.
There are ways to save money on your dumpster rental before you book it. Choose a company with the right fee structure, but also avoid dumping materials that will result in extra fees and have an accessible area so that it can also be picked up easily and on time.
Make it Easy
Have the dumpster placed in an easy-to-reach location. This way it can be dropped off and picked up quickly and easily. Also, consider a MINI dumpster from Junk King. These fit easily in driveways without blocking garage access, damaging your driveway, or causing pick-up problems.
Contact Junk King for a Dumpster Rental in the Capital District
Junk King has been providing residential and commercial junk removal in the Capital District for years. If you want full-service junk removal, we can do the hard work. If you prefer to rent a dumpster and fill it yourself, that process is easy and safe with Junk King. Our MINI dumpsters are fully insured and are designed to be safe for your driveway and property.
Either way, your items will be sorted at the local Junk King warehouse. We send everything we possibly can to be recycled, repurposed, or reused. That’s why Junk King is the greenest junk removal service in the country.
We’re the flexible service you need for any kind of junk removal in the Capital District area. Deciding between a dumpster rental and 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.
At Junk King, we believe in fair, transparent pricing. We want to make it easy for you to get a price prior to choosing Junk King.
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- Minimum - $168
- 1/2 MINI - $258
- Full - $343
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