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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Use Junk King For Your Yard Sale Cleanup

As the weather turns warmer, you will find a lot more yard sales popping up around your neighborhood. This might actually be something that you are considering as a way to get rid of a lot of unwanted items from your home. To pull off a successful yard sale you need promotion and good weather. A lot of that promotion can take place online. There are a lot of folks who specifically search out yard sales and plan their entire weekends around them. That means you should have plenty of folks stopping by to see what you have up for sale. Of course, even with a lot of traffic, there is no guarantee that you will sell everything. What you don’t want to do is bring any of the yard sale leftovers back into the house. If you have designated those items as unwanted, then they need to be permanently removed. That is where Junk King Boston can be a big help.

Quick Session

A Junk King appointment is always staffed by at least two movers and a big truck. That is all you need to get rid of just about anything from your property. In theory, everything that you brought out for yard sale can be waiting for the junk King team in a single pile. That will be a quick load up session. Of course, you don’t have to stop there. They might have been some objects that you would like to get rid of that you couldn’t move down to your driveway. Those are the exact type of items that you want the Junk King team to lift and carry out for you. That can include anything down the basement or up in the attic.

Before anything gets loaded you will want to work out your price with the Junk King team. That price will always be based on volume and not about weight. Once the fee is agreed to, the Junk King team will spring into action and all your unwanted items will be gone for good.

Be sure to plan a Junk King Boston rubbish removal session for your next yard sale. It is the best way to get rid of all your unwanted junk!

What size dumpster should I get?

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So if you’re looking for a dumpster, and not our full-service junk removal, our Junk King Mini Dumpsters are 12 cubic yards.  It’s a great size for a lot of projects.  Tearing down a normal size deck?  No problem!  Cleaning out a basement?  Easy.  It’ll work for a lot of projects.  But it’s not the perfect size for everything.  Our dumpsters are about the size of a car.  Projects vary considerably, and as I’ve been doing it for a while so I figured I’d try to give some feedback.  Sometimes we have disappointed customers who thought the dumpster was going to be larger.  

What to Consider When Determining What Size Dumpster You Should Get

Laying Out Your Junk

So, to start, a cubic yard is about the size of a washing machine.  So, If you’re getting rid of bulky furniture, it doesn’t take much to fill up a dumpster.  If you’re getting rid of small little things from the attic it’ll take a lot of them.  As you look at the photos, you can get a sense of what a dumpster can hold. 

But the thing I wanted to mention is that you lay things flat, you will fit a lot more in a dumpster.   It’s like a game of Tetris.  Don’t just throw things in there. Try to lay them flat, and sometimes items can be nested in one another.  Also, you might also be able to break down some furniture items, like an entertainment center or table to make them fit better.  


Another thing I wanted to talk about; because the question comes up quite frequently, is why we include 2000 pounds of disposal with each dumpster.  Basically, it’s because no matter the weight of the contents of our dumpster, our transfer station charges a one ton minimum fee, and then charges us for every pound over a ton which is why we charge the overweight fee to cover our additional cost from the transfer station.  

So, what are the advantages of our 12 yard dumpsters.  Well, one advantage is weight.  Our dumpsters (empty) weigh in around 2200 pounds.  That weight is concentrated on the wheels and on the rails that run to the front of the dumpster, as with all dumpsters.  And that’s the empty weight.  The typical rental for one of our dumpsters sees people put right around the included 2000 pounds, or maybe a little bit more into the dumpster.  However, it is certainly possible to have more in there.  If you are doing demolition, and removing a large amount of sheetrock, or adding chunks of concrete, shingles or other dense materials the weight can climb quickly.  

If you are renting a 20, 30, or 40 yard dumpster, the weight goes up even more.  According to a quick web search, the weights go up to 6500 pounds at the top end for empty dumpsters.  For the most part, none of this usually matters, driveway damage is pretty rare, but it does happen and that potential with heavier dumpsters is more likely.  So, one of our dumpsters with a ton of material in it gets up to 4200 pounds, and at max capacity of 3 tons, you have 8200 pounds sitting on your driveway.  And at the heaviest, a 40 yard can hold 12,000 pounds in it’s 6500 pound box, which puts you up around 18,500 pounds on your pavement.  It’s a pretty big weight difference. 

Location, Location, Location 

If your driveway is starting to age, and has cracks in it, you should probably be careful when renting larger dumpsters.  Also, if your dumpster is very new, you do not want to put a dumpster down, for at least a year. The asphalt needs to cure.  You’d be better off protecting your investment by using a junk removal service.  The tires from a truck are much more forgiving than the steel wheels found on a dumpster.

Another thing to think about is, how long will it take to load this dumpster?  Our dumpsters are a weekend project size.  You decide to clean out your basement or garage on Friday, and in a half a day, Saturday morning, you could get it done, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your weekend.   With a larger dumpster you might be committing to a weeklong project.  

Also, will it fit in your driveway?  Ours, being car sized, they measure in around 11 feet long and 8 feet wide, can fit in a lot of tight spaces, where you wouldn’t think about placing one of these large sized dumpsters.  This is especially true on City streets, whether you’re in Lynn or Haverhill, Peabody or Methuen, there are a lot of small cities in Massachusetts that just don’t have a lot of driveway space for the larger sized dumpster.  

Beware of Dirt

Oh, and let me just also mention dirt.  Dirt is heavy.  A lot of people don’t realize how heavy.  One cubic yard of dirt weighs in at about a ton.  One cubic yard.  So, an amount equal to the size of the dishwasher that you might have in your kitchen.  And that’s if it’s dry.  Because dirt just sucks up moisture.  So, if you put more than a yard of dirt in your dumpster, you are in for a rude awakening.  For this reason, we stopped taking dirt in our dumpsters.  I tell you this, because I want you to be aware. Be very specific with your dumpster company that you have dirt.  And more than that, find out the rules.  In a lot of cases, the dirt needs to be clean, no trash, no wood, no debris.  Rock will probably be fine.  There will be an amount you can put in your dumpster.  If you put too much, it will be extremely expensive! 

If you have a question about if our dumpsters are right for your weekend project, give us a call!

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Customers Upload More Positive Reviews For Junk King Boston

No matter what type of product you would like to buy, chances are you can find a review for that product. There is a vast amount of social media platforms where you can share your opinion on just about anything. Any company that is offering a service or selling a product will always be reviewing the comments posted by its customers. At least, they should! For junk hauling, junk King Boston has proven itself to be the most popular option for many homeowners and businesses. The proof of that can be found in reviews like the following:

“These guys were great. I called Saturday afternoon and they were at my house Monday morning. Showed up early and clean things out fast and for a great price. They took a ton of household and garage items but also took an old ride-on lawnmower all in about 15 minutes.” – Matt, Westwood

The two-man crew who will be assigned to your removal session will always find a way to get your unwanted items onto the back of the Junk King truck. No matter what you asked them to remove, it is a safe bet that they have already perform that task for someone else at least a dozen times over!

“Outstanding and responsive. Highly recommend this service.” – Timothy, Hyde Park

“Excellent service that I’ve used before and they have never disappointed. Very professional crew and they arrived on time.” – Randolph, Boston

“I called Junk King yesterday afternoon and they were able to come the next morning. The man who showed up were very courteous. I was able to negotiate what I thought was a fair price. Thank you for being an honest and responsible company.” Nathan, Boston

Junk King Boston wants to make the process of getting rid of your rubbish as “painless” as possible. Put them to the test today.

Junk King Middlesex
216 Tyngsboro Rd
Chelmsford, MA 01863
Hours: M-F: 7A-3P, Sa: 7A-2P

Providing junk removal services to the Middlesex area, including:

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