Renting a dumpster is one of the best ways of dealing with a large amount of debris at once. It gives you a space to put trash that keeps it separated from things you want to keep, plus it keeps children, animals, and other people from accidentally getting hurt. There are many things you can put in a dumpster, but some items are better suited for it than others. If you’re looking into Northern Kentucky dumpster rental, here are some of the best items you can put into the dumpster.
Do You Need a Dumpster?
First, though, it’s important to determine if you actually need a dumpster or if Junk King’s junk hauling services are a better fit for you. If you just have a few items you need to get rid of, and you have them ready to go at the same time, calling us to come pick them up is your best option. We will bring one of our large trucks and a crew to haul them out of your house and into the truck. You don’t even have to move them out of the house or even out of the room they’re in. Just take everything off or out of them that you want to keep, and we will handle the rest.
On the other hand, if you know you’ll be pulling out more trash or creating additional debris as you work through a project, renting a dumpster may be the better option. For example, if you need to sort through everything in your basement, attic, or even an entire house, you may want a dumpster since you’ll need to separate what you want to keep from what you want to trash. It could take you several days to go through everything and having a dumpster to hold all the trash is very useful.
Another time when a dumpster might be better than junk hauling is when you’re doing a remodel. You’ll make a lot of debris early on when you’re demolishing the old flooring, walls, cabinets, and other stuff, but you’ll also make more trash as you go. You’ll have the remnants of tile, wood, and other materials that you have to cut to fit. You may also have the packaging that some of those materials came in and things like plastic drop cloths that you’ll use to protect things. If you called us to haul away stuff, you might have to have us out several times or pile up all the garbage somewhere until you’re done. It’s easier to have a dumpster to put everything in.
Dumpsters Are Great for Furniture
Once you’ve decided that you need a dumpster, what can you put in it. At Junk King, you can put just about anything in the dumpster as long as it isn’t hazardous. One of the items we often get in our dumpsters is furniture. Whether it’s a large sofa, an occasional chair, a table, a dresser, or any other piece of furniture, it can go in the dumpster. Large pieces of furniture are often difficult to get rid of. You may only be able to put them out for city bulk trash pickup at specific times of the month, and if you miss that date, you often have to wait weeks before you get another chance. Without a truck, you can’t haul them to the landfill on your own, either.
When you do put furniture in a dumpster, try to load the large, heavy pieces first. Put them on the bottom, and do your best to put the really heavy stuff in the middle. You want to balance out the load of the dumpster so it doesn’t tip or slide when we pick it up. It’s possible for dumpsters that are very unbalanced to fall off the truck during pickup, and that can be very dangerous.
Appliances Also Go in the Dumpster
Just like furniture, appliances are also often difficult to get rid of. They’re heavy and bulky, plus some of them can be dangerous if you leave them in the garage or at the curb for too long. Animals and even children can get trapped inside refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers. That’s why if you are going to store broken appliances, either remove the doors or make certain they are taped shut.
These items can go directly into the dumpster. Again, be sure to keep the load balanced. Also, to avoid leaving any empty spaces in the dumpster, put bags of trash and other small debris inside appliances whenever possible. It gives you more room in the dumpster for other trash.
DIY Remodel Debris
If you’re doing some remodeling on your home, you’re going to have a lot of debris and other junk that you need to get rid of. This may include things such as old cabinets and counters from the kitchen, old toilets and tubs from the bathroom, and old flooring, doors, and windows from other parts of the home. All of this debris can be put in the dumpster. In fact, it should be. People can get hurt if there are old nails, rough boards, and broken glass left lying around. By putting all of this in a dumpster, you’re containing the hazards and reducing the risk of someone hurting themselves.
As the project continues, you’ll have trash you can add to the dumpster. Leftovers from cutting materials, packaging, additional debris you didn’t remove during the demolition process, and other items can all go in your dumpster.
You might also have some debris from outside your home to put in the dumpster. If you’re taking down an old deck, removing a patio, or demolishing a shed, all of that debris has to go somewhere. You can put yard debris in our dumpsters, too, so don’t be afraid to take out bushes or cut down trees if you need to.
What Else Can Go into a Junk King Dumpster?
In addition to furniture, appliances, DIY construction debris, and yard waste, what else can you put into a Junk King dumpster? Just about anything! We accept everything except hazardous waste. This includes electronics, mattresses, trash, and even things like hot tubs. If you have any questions about what can and what cannot go into one of our dumpsters, all you have to do is call or send us a text. Toss in bags of garbage, old clothing, and anything else you need to get rid of. Anything that can go into one of our dumpsters can also be collected by our junk hauling teams.
The Junk King Pricing Structure
When you call to reserve a dumpster, we’ll give you three different prices. That’s because we use a unique tiered pricing structure based on how much of the dumpster you use. The first price is our lowest, and it’s what you’ll pay if you don’t use much of the dumpster. The second price is for filling the dumpster about half full. Finally, the most you’ll pay is if you fill up the entire dumpster. This is why it’s a good idea to pack your dumpster as tightly as possible. The less empty space, the cheaper it will be. You don’t have to worry about anything extra being added to the costs, either. Our pricing is fully transparent, and there are no hidden fees or extra charges.
Our standard rental period is for three days. If you need to have the dumpster for longer, just let us know and we will provide you with quotes for additional days. We can add on extra days in the middle of your rental period, too, so if you realize your project isn’t on schedule, just give us a call.
We’ll Recycle or Donate Items in Your Dumpster
You may think the best items to put in your dumpster would be things that are broken or aren’t in good condition, but that’s not the case with our dumpsters. You can put anything in them, but it doesn’t all end up in the landfill. Instead, before we go to the dump, we take our dumpsters to our warehouse. Here, we sort through them and create three piles. The first is of items in good condition that can be donated. If you have furniture that is still usable, appliances that work, and other items that someone may need, we send them to a local Northern Kentucky charity that will get them to those in need.
The second pile is for items that can be recycled. We believe in recycling as much as we can, so we send all the plastic, wood, glass, metal, and other items to our partner recycling facilities. We will even dismantle furniture and other items and recycle their base components when possible.
Finally, whatever is left does go to the landfill. However, after removing anything that can be donated or recycled, the amount is typically much, much less than what you put in your dumpster. By choosing Junk King, you’re helping reduce your impact on the environment.
Call Us Today to Learn More
If you’re ready to rent a dumpster or want to know more about our junk hauling services, just give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK today. You can also text us at 1-737-888-5865 or book online.