Monthly Archives: June 2012

Happy Father’s Day Central Ohio

Junk King Columbus wishes all the men of central Ohio a happy Father’s Day. Whether you are a past, present, or future father (or even someone who opted not to have children), thanks for doing everything you do for your family, community, and world.
An extra big thanks to the Dads of Dublin for everything you do to make this a wonderful community!

Columbus Ohio Dumpster Rental or Junk Removal?

Dumpster Rental vs. Junk Removal: the pros and cons

Is it ever better to rent a dumpster than to use a junk removal service like Junk King Columbus?

We don’t think so and here’s why: Many of our customers are weekend warriors and do-it-yourselfers (professional contractors generally have contracts with us and therefore aren’t looking for our trash removal services very often), frequently neighbors with home improvement projects or local businesses (we are just finishing a huge job for Nationwide in the old Buggy Works building in the Arena District, check back because we are going to blog about it soon). In almost every situation our prices are lower than dumpster rental Dumpster full of corrugated cardboard that could be recycled.and because we offer labor—including light demolition—at no additional charge, most Columbus-area residents are thrilled when they find us.

If you have a very big or extended construction project which will create an extraordinary amount of waste and debris (and by that we mean dozens of cubic yards or more—think enough to fill a tractor trailer) and you don’t mind doing it yourself or paying someone to do it, then traditional dumpster rental might be a viable option for you…assuming you also don’t mind having an unsightly dumpster blocking your driveway. But in reality those situations are few and far between. Often times we get calls where people have improved or repaired their houses and have a pile of trash and rubbish left over—it could be lumber scraps from a deck, it could be flooring materials or shingles—even if the items are neatly piled next to the curb most trash services will not pick them up; Junk King will.

Our corporate website features a load estimating tool that will give you an idea of how much junk and debris will fit in a given amount of space in our trucks (we charge by volume) and a ballpark price. For your convenience, it is set up in everyday terms like “a one car garage full.” As a matter of fact, it doesn’t even need to be piled next to the curb, we will come to you break it down, pack it up, load it up, haul it away, and dispose of it for you at no additional charge. We happily handle trash, furniture, appliances, yard waste, construction materials, and more. Call us and save yourself the aggravation and strain, not to mention time and money, of hassling with an unsightly dumpster. Further, we recycle over 65% of everything we take in so you can rest easy knowing that you are doing your best to reduce your footprint on the Earth. A few questions you can ask yourself when trying to evaluate which option is right for you:

  • How much refuse will need to be disposed of?
  • How heavy will all the debris be?
  • How important to you is it that as much as possible be recycled?
  • How long or how often will you need items to be thrown away?
  • Where will you put a dumpster?
  • Are you willing and able to load it yourself?
  • What kinds of waste will be generated and is it all suitable for putting into a dumpster?

We don’t charge for labor, mileage, weight, time, or dumping fees. Everything is included in our free on-site estimate and if the job ends up costing less than our estimate you pay the lower price, but never more. While our pricing is comparable to the cost of renting a dumpster, the service and value we provide far exceed it. No one is thrilled with the idea of more stuff ending up in our landfills but that’s exactly what happens when you rent a dumpster, but when you call us we not only load, remove, and dispose of all types of rubbish, we also sort it. We recycle everything that can be recycled, we compost everything that can be composted, and we do our best to reduce the environmental impact of waste management.

If you do a little shopping around, you’ll find that dumpsters offered for rent typically range in size from 4 yd.³ to 40 yd.³ At Junk King we have the largest trucks in the junk removal and hauling business, as well as some of the cleanest and most efficient. Our trucks measure 10 feet wide by 15 feet long and will hold 20 yd.³. Some exceptionally dense materials like sand, rocks, concrete, bricks, and soil can only be loaded to a depth of 1 foot but for most types of waste it can be loaded to the top of the truck bed, in either case our larger trucks will save you money on any job where you might be considering renting a dumpster (or hiring a competitor).We serve Central Ohio and most of the Columbus Metropolitan area, which includes all of Franklin County, and parts of Licking, Newark, Union, and Delaware Counties. Our office and warehouse are located in Dublin and we frequently serve Dublin, Hilliard, Powell, New Albany, Worthington, Westerville, Polaris, Delaware, Clintonville, Grove City, Galloway, Plain City, Upper Arlington, and the OSU area.

Our pricing and service offer the best value in town! Wouldn’t you rather hire us to handle the demanding physical labor and avoid the heat, humidity and sun altogether? Further, you don’t have to worry about any of the details and we’ll treat you like a king…not to mention you get to retain the use of your driveway. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call us at 1-800-995-JUNK (5865) and speak with one of our trained customer service specialists, or call the Junk King Columbus office at 614-792-JUNK (614-792-5865).