Pros and Cons of Dumpster Rental Vs. Junk Removal

November 19, 2020

Do it yourself and fill up a dumpster or save time and hire someone else to take care of the job? If you have a big project on your hands, you may be faced with answering this question. On the one hand, you know that a dumpster will be cheaper, but on the other hand, you know your time is valuable too. Below, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of dumpster rental vs. junk removal and help you make the right decision for your needs.

Renting a Dumpster Is Cheaper

Like many projects that leave you deciding whether to DIY it or hire it out, labor costs make a big difference when it comes to dumpster rental vs. junk removal. You’ll pay about 20 percent less renting a dumpster rather than having to pay for the physical help clearing out junk. 

You Might Not Need the Labor

Are you clearing out a garage? If you’re in fairly good shape, hauling the contents of your garage out to your dumpster might be doable, in which case, we suggest simply going with a dumpster. On the other hand, if you’re clearing out an entire house or have a large project on your hands, it can pay off to call in the experts.

Junk Removal Is Better for the Planet

Fill up a dumpster and it’s taken to the landfill. Use a junk removal service like Pack Rat Hauling and we carefully sort through all of your junk, separating things that can be recycled and reused from items that need to be discarded. If you’re renovating a home, we’ll even help you donate items like cabinets and fixtures to Habitat for Humanity to make a positive impact on our local community.

Dumpsters Are Unsightly

In some neighborhoods, there may be HOA restrictions on having dumpsters in the driveway; you may also need a permit for a dumpster in certain localities, which can be a hassle. Even without these obstacles, dumpsters don’t make a great impression when they’re sitting outside for weeks at a time. With junk removal services, the job is done in a day.

Junk Removal Is Easier on You

Junk removal is hard work. Even if you’re up to the task, do you really want to spend your free time filling up a dumpster? Many people find the convenience of having us do the work for them worth the expense—and paying 20 percent more to have help with your junk removal can seem negligible after you’ve been doing back-breaking work for a few days in a row! There’s also no risk of injuring yourself when you hire a junk removal service.

Dumpsters Allow You to Work at Your Own Pace

One advantage of dumpsters is that you don’t have to get the job done in a day if you don’t want to or can’t—you can keep the dumpster as long as you need it. With home remodeling projects, sometimes things don’t go according to plan and it’s nice to have that safety net of knowing you can rent your dumpster for another week or two.

Dumpster Rental vs. Junk Removal: Which Is Right for You?

Ultimately, the decision is yours to make, but we’re happy to help. Let us know the details of your project, including the amount of junk you’re dealing with and your timeframe, and we can give you our opinion on which option is best for your needs. Contact us today at (540) 454-0415 to learn more or schedule your service online.