Clean-up is one of the most commonly overlooked tasks during any home project. Even the most humble spring cleaning can leave you with a ton of leftover trash, debris, and other junk, so finding the best way to handle all that stuff is an essential part of the planning stage. Two of the most commonly chosen options are full-service junk removal and WM’s new Bagster service.
Bagsters are the new kids on the block when it comes to junk removal services, and have been gradually increasing in popularity. The Bagsters themselves are thick woven bags you can pick up at any major hardware store for about $30. You can fill them up yourself with about 3 cubic yards worth of trash, making them about a third of the size of a small dumpster. Once you’ve filled up the bag or finished with your project, you can haul it out to your front yard and WM will pick it up for you. The cost of the pickup varies by region, but it’s typically between $100 and $250.
Full-service junk removal, on the other hand, has been the preferred choice for trash pickup for decades now. Junk removal services are offered by companies like Junk King Portland and don’t require you to do anything yourself. Just give us a call, set up an appointment, and let our junk removal specialists handle the mess for you. Hiring a junk removal company like Junk King costs a little more than a Bagster on average, but not by much, typically ranging between $200 and $300. However, a look at Junk King’s reviews will give you an idea of the advantages offered by this service.
How Does Junk King Work?
Junk King’s services are intended to make your experience as easy and painless as possible. The first step is to get a free, no-strings-attached cost estimate. You can get a sense of Junk King’s prices through a few different avenues. We offer free on-site assessments for the most accurate quote, or you can get one over the phone, through text by sending us a picture of the trash, or by using our online junk removal cost estimator. Either way, we’ll do our best to give you an accurate estimate so you can make an informed decision.
Once you have an estimate, all you have to do is set up an appointment. We offer junk removal appointments in two-hour blocks, seven days a week. Just pick a day and a time and we’ll be there on time and ready to work. We know it’s a pain to sit around wondering when a tradesperson is going to arrive, so we’ll make sure to give you a call about 15 minutes before we get there. We’ll also go over the price estimate one more time, just so there are no surprises when we arrive.
Finally, once our junk removal experts arrive on the scene, all that’s left to do is point them in the right direction. It’s easiest for us if you have trash and debris collected together in one place, but we’re also more than happy to go into your house and haul away furniture, electronics, and anything else that was too heavy or unwieldy for you to move. We try to work as quickly and efficiently as possible, so we’re rarely there for longer than 15 or 20 minutes. Once everything is loaded up in the truck, we’ll take it to the sorting center to make sure it gets recycled.
How Do You Choose Between Junk King vs Bagster in Portland?
Ultimately, you’re reading this article to find out who is better between Junk King and Bagsters. The answer is, well, it depends. Both options have some advantages, so you’ll want to figure out what your needs are before you can make a decision.
Bagsters aren’t necessarily the cheap and easy junk removal alternative that the marketing paints them as, but they do serve their purpose. They’re ideal for smaller jobs where their size isn’t a disadvantage. At only 3 cubic yards, Bagsters are significantly smaller than even the most modest dumpster, so you’ll have to be very aware of the scope of your project. You should also take a look at WM’s website to make sure they offer pick-up service in your area, and to make sure it won’t cost $200 or more. At that point, you won’t even be saving money, which is supposed to be the main advantage of Bagster service.
If you have a larger job, or you’d rather not handle all the cleaning up by yourself, your best bet is likely to contact Junk King or search for “garbage removal service near me” to find an alternative. In Portland, of course, this whole article is a little moot since Bagster pick-up service still isn’t offered on the west coast. However, once the service does make its way out here, you’ll have to figure out which option best suits your needs.
Which Is Better For You, Full-Service Junk Removal or a Bagster Bag?
Making the choice between a Bagster and a full service company should be a key part of planning for your next project. If you work out plans for cleaning up early on, you won’t have to worry about it later and you can focus more on the things that matter, especially if you have to hire a general contractor or any other tradespeople. While the utility of Bagsters might be a little limited, there are certainly situations when they’re preferable to standard garbage removal, so taking the time to look into the facts and make an informed decision is definitely a good idea.
If you have any other questions about junk removal, are interested in getting a free estimate for your next clean-up, or you’re ready to set up an appointment, you can give Junk King Portland a call at (503) 549-4734 or get in touch with us through our website.