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Furniture Removal Costs

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Furniture Removal Costs

If you’re ready to rid yourself of your old furniture, you could hire a junk removal company. If you’ve got one to three smaller pieces of furniture, you could pay from $50-$125. Bigger jobs, however will cost closer to $150 or $175. These prices are generally all-inclusive, so the pick-up, disposal, labor, fuel cost and taxes are all included in the quoted cost. Make sure you ask if there are any other charges before you agree to pay the company, though, to avoid any hidden fees.

If you’re not completely sold on this method of furniture removal, then there are some alternatives to consider as well.

Rent a Dumpster

When there is more than just a few pieces of furniture to get rid of, you could consider renting a 10 or 20 yard dumpster. You can expect to pay around $200 or $350 for a dumpster. The cost may be higher or lower depending on where you are located. If you’re cleaning out your whole home, for example, then a dumpster can be a cost-effective option and you can complete the removal at your own pace.

Take it Yourself

You could always haul the furniture to the landfill yourself if you have a trailer or truck that can fit the furniture. This could seem like the cheapest option, but be sure to consider a few factors before deciding to load up your stuff just yet:

  • If the nearest landfill isn’t very close, then fuel costs can add up quickly.
  • Do you have a lot of furniture to get rid of? You may have to make multiple trips to the dump to complete the job and could be charged multiple dump fees at the landfill.
  • This method is the most time-consuming. You will have to do all of the removal, loading, hauling and unloading yourself.

Sell, Donate or Give Away

If your furniture is still in usable condition, then consider selling it or giving it away online. A popular site for these sorts of deals is Craigslist. If you live in a well-populated area, then your furniture should go quickly. You could also reach out to a local organization to donate the furniture. This way, you are helping your community and can write the donation off on your taxes. Some organizations may have furniture pick up services that you could take advantage of as well. Keep in mind though that these pieces need to be in good condition. If there are excessive rips, stains or sags then you should probably just throw the furniture away.

What Factors Affect Cost

Location:

  • Where you live will influence the cost of your furniture removal. Some geographic areas just generally charge more for a furniture removal compared to others.
  • The distance between your house and the junk hauling company could potentially increase the price to cover extra fuel costs and time.

Volume of Furniture:

  • Many junk removal companies base their fees on how much space your furniture takes up in the trucks. So a couple of dining room chairs will cost less than a large sofa because the chairs are taking up less volume.

Ease of Access:

  • If your furniture is up five flights of stairs instead of by the curb already, then the junk removal company could potentially charge you more for the complexity of the job.

If you can improve any of these factors to lessen your cost, you should do so before contacting the junk removal company.

Should I Tip?

If the company did a good job, then typical tipping amounts are usually around 5-10% of the cost of the job. If it’s a longer job, then you could even offer the workers drinks or snacks.

What about Discounts?

You won’t know if you don’t ask—there could be a military or senior discount. Additionally, there could be discounts related to the size of the job or if you’re a first time customer. There could be a promotion running on the company’s website or social media page. Check online before calling the company.

Now What?

Now that you know some of the facts about furniture removal, it’s time to decide. Whether you choose a junk removal company, a dumpster rental, to do it yourself or to donate, make sure you weigh all of your options first. If you find out that your decision wasn’t the most cost-effective, then there’s always next time!  Call us today we are always here to help! (803) 573-0003

Bargain’s Roll Off Dumpster Tips

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Bargain Dumpster is here to share some of our roll off dumpster tips. This is how to get the most out of your roll off dumpster. You can use a roll off dumpster in many projects you are planning. Some projects include moving, cleaning out a home, construction, landscaping and much more. These tips are to help you make sure you get the most out what you are using, which is a quality roll off dumpster.

Plan Ahead

When working with something big like a roll off dumpster planning is a good idea. Make sure you know ahead of time where you would like the dumpster to be placed. It can even be dropped off right in front of your house. Go ahead and look at our site and see the size of dumpster we supply and what we suggest you should use for certain projects.

Clear The Path

Get everything out of the path to and from the dumpster. Having a clear path to load stuff to the dumpster is a huge convenience for you and anyone helping you out. A clear area around the dumpster is a plus as well. Too many cars parked around the dumpster can make it difficult to move around and get things into it.

 Know The Facts

When it comes to renting a dumpster, it comes along with a certain set of rules. Go and check out in our site the rules that come along with each dumpster you wish to rent. You need to make sure there is enough space available to plus the dumpster and there is a height clearance. Make sure there can’t be any tree branches that can ruin the dumpster. Know how much the dumpster is able to load up. Also it is a good idea to know what you can throw into your dumpster.

Our website, Bargain Dumpster, has all of the tools and information you need to know for your next roll off dumpster rental. Give us a call and ask us anything! We are here to help with you and your dumpster rental.

Reasons for Renting a Dumpster

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Deciding whether or not renting a dumpster is necessary for your project can be a tad bit difficult. Well, we are here to help with that decision making for you. Dumpsters are actually handier than most would think. Below are some of the reason why you may need a dumpster for you next task on hand.

  1. Home renovations
    • Home renovations can be a huge project, even if you did not plan on it. An onsite dumpster is a great resource to have. You can load up all of the household waste in the dumpster. Also, Bargain Dumpster delivers and picks up the rental whenever you are ready and you do not have to be present.
  2. Landscaping
    • Ripping up your yard and tearing down those bushes need a place to be disposed. One of our residential dumpsters is perfect for that job. Just throw all of that debris into the rental dumpster and we will come take it off of your hands when you have completed your project.
  3. Moving and Clean Up
    • Moving or cleaning out a house can be a huge stress on anyone, but Bargain Dumpster can help with that heavy load. Go ahead and load all of your furniture up and we will be there to help with the move. Those piles of trash bags you have collected after that massive clean up can all be placed into one of the rental dumpsters. You can use a rental dumpster for junk removal, disaster clean up or damage repair.
  4. Construction
    • During any construction project, there is going to be debris and waste you have to throw away. Bargain Dumpster has the perfect rental dumpsters for any construction project. From roofing to concrete and dirt, our rental dumpsters can handle the task.
  5. Yard Waste
    • Cleaning up a yard can be challenging and the waste can pile up quickly. A rental dumpster is helpful when dealing with the cleanup. It can even handle piles and piles of plants if that is what you need to clean up.

 

Home Renovations Need a Dumpster

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Starting to renovate your home or changing up your yards boring look needs help from a dumpster. A dumpster is incredibly useful when it comes to throwing out all of that waste you no longer need. Having one of these bad boys on site will help with left that heavy renovation off of your shoulders.

There are several common home renovations that could require a dumpster. One of the main ones is remodeling the kitchen. Transforming the basement into a home gym or completely giving the bathroom the spa treatment it deserves. People who flip houses would need to have a dumpster on site to help with all the waste leftover.

Choosing Bargain Dumpster for your dumpster rental is already a great start to your renovation. We can save you time and money when it comes to your dumpster rental. The best part is that we deliver your dumpster exactly where you need it. You do not even have to be present for the drop off, as long as we know exactly where to leave it.

When it comes to loading up one of our dumpster rentals, please fill it up as evenly as possible. Also, do not over fill the dumpster. All of the waste inside the dumpster must be even to the lid and nothing should be hanging out over the sides. There is a list of items on our website that cannot be placed inside the dumpster.

You can take as long as you need with the onsite dumpster. After you are all finished with your home renovation give us a call at 1-803-573-0003. Surprise! You do not have to be present when we come and take the dumpster rental away.

Home renovations are sometimes a stressful task, but having an easy dumpster rental is resourceful for any challenge. Bargain Dumpster is here to help you with any questions you may have on what type of dumpster you may need for your renovation.

Tiny Dumpster Homes

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The Veterans Community Project in Kansas City is taking on a “tiny mission” in helping out many homeless Veterans.

The project had built tiny homes for Veterans that do not have a place to call home. They have built over fifty different tiny houses and they all can last a lifetime for the Veterans. Each tiny home contains a full kitchen and bathroom. Each tiny home is the size of a studio apartment. The set up of these tiny houses is to help each veteran to readjust to coming home and having a safe place to eat and sleep. They are welcome to come and go whenever they please.

Another resource that can help build tiny homes is dumpsters. I know it may sound crazy, but so does building a tiny home. An immediate thought of a dumpster home may not be the most appealing, but that is not the case. A dumpster is the same size as most tiny homes built and sometimes can be a little bit bigger it size. The material that a dumpster is made out of is sturdy and able to protect the owner from rain, sleet or snow. When building a tiny home it is all about being resourceful with your space. Building a tiny home inside a dumpster would be extremely resourceful for any non-profit organization, because it can reduce costs and save time for people who are in quick need of a place to live. If we plan to make good of the resources that are around us then we will be able to produce many incredible things like the Veterans Community Project in Kansas City.


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Renovation and DYI Waste: The Top 4 Cost-Efficient Ways to Dispose of it All!

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It’s All About That Waste:

Top 4 Cost-Efficient Options to

Get Rid of Renovation Waste

 

residential dumpster rental

 

It’s getting warmer!  Ready to try out all of the DIY projects you’ve “pinned” on Pinterest?  If you’re like us, you have 567 pins saved to your “I’ve-Got-This-DIY-Maybe-One-Day” page that you’re just itching to try out!

But…in reality only a very small handful of the projects will actually be attempted…let alone completed!  Hey, we have the best of intentions, right?!

Well…There’s no time like the present!  And, as the weather begins to warm up, so does our attitude, our mood, our motivation, our sense of, “I can do this!”

Let’s get started…

Just follow these simple steps!

  • Step 1:  Decide (finally) on the DIY project to tackle.
  • Step 2:  Gather needed supplies and tools.
  • Step 3:  Have wine, beer, alcohol on hand and readily available as you tackle your project.
  • Step 4:  Sit back, relax, and admire your brilliant handiwork as you drink the before-mentioned wine, beer, or alcohol.
  • Step 5:  Look around and realize you have not accounted for the very large pile of trash and debris now taking over your lawn…

 

WASTEWe always end up with way more than we had planned for!  Before you know it, you’re drowning in old plaster, insulation, wall paper, carpet, pipes, glass, all kinds of scraps, and all sorts of materials!  Ahhhh!

 

 

 

Ok, now relax, and just do what the pros do!
You can easily get rid of all that waste responsibly, in an ecofriendly, cost effective way!
Who doesn’t want that?

 

OPTION 1: DONATE

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  And because “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder,” that velvet unicorn painting you’ve been dying to get rid of just might be someone else’s Mona Lisa!  That old mint green vintage “icebox” you replaced with a newer model, just might be perfect for someone else’s new retro apartment!  Lots of drop-off centers are available to take in items still in good condition.

 

 

 

Here are a few…

  • Goodwill – Donate your stuff to Goodwill and simultaneously create job opportunities for people in your community!
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStores – Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance, and shelter in local communitiesAppliance Waste Disposal around the world.
  • Hospice – donations support programs and services for those faced with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
  • Salvation Army – You can help the physical and spiritual needs of people in 125 countries around the world.
  • Humane Society – donations and proceeds will contribute to making a more compassionate world for people and animals

Most of these centers provide a FREE pick up service…AND they’ll leave you a tax reduction receipt.  Just remember – If you donate items, be careful removing/moving them and keep them in good condition!  (So, don’t go spilling paint on the velvet unicorn!)

 

OPTION 2: DROP-OFF

For anything that can’t be donated – or is really just too tacky for anyone else to want – you’re going to have to get that waste to a dump or a landfill.  This option may save you a little cash too!

Just locate your local landfill or dump and simply take the waste there.  Typically dumps will dispose of some recycling waste as well as safely dispose of non-recyclable materials.

But, before you borrow your friend’s truck, (who will no doubt expect it washed with a full tank of gas upon its return) and haul your stuff over there, make sure you know that different materials may need to be disposed of at different stations within the dump.  For example, dumps usually have separate stations for old computers, scrap metal, copper, large appliances, and tires.  It may be helpful for you to have your waste separated before you get there.

recycling waste containers

Recycling Facility Waste Collection Bins

OPTION 3: HIRE A PROFESSIONAL

You have a few options here:

  • Use your usual garbage collection service.  (WARNING – This is often a very expensive option)  If you have plenty of money to throw around and decide to go this route, contact your local collection service and ask about pick up options for bulk items – Tell them the types and sizes of the items you need to have picked up…You’ll be charged a fee based on the type, size, and weight of each item.
  • A collapsible trash bin.  This is a relatively new solution for small to midsize waste disposal projects.  Perhaps you’ve heard of The Bagster?  They can typically hold up to 3,000 lbs. of renovation waste.
    Waste Management Bagster

    Waste Management Bagster

You’ll need to do a little homework first: 1). Make sure that collection service for collapsible trash bins is available in your area.  (If you’re going to use The Bagster, you can check for availability on their website.)  2). Go to your local hardware store or waste management company to purchase a bin.  3). Take your bin home, fill it with water, and dive in!  Just kidding!  Fill it with your renovation debris then call the collection service to schedule the pick-up.

Unfortunately, because you’re paying to purchase the bin and you’re paying for the pick-up service, this option tends to be a bit pricey.

 

OPTION 4: RENT A ROLL OFF TRASH BIN

(☺ Our personal favorite option!)

Rent a heavy-duty metal container for any size job.  Choose from bins ranging in size from 10 to 40 cubic yards. The containers can even be opened at one end so you can actually walk inside to load your items!  Isn’t that cool?!

 

In a nutshell…don’t make waste disposal a waste of your money!

Call us at Bargain Dumpster, 1-800-856-2896. We’ll do the research and determine the most efficient and cost-effective option for you!

Renovation Waste Removal

 

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Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste in Your Trash Can

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There’s 7.1 billion of us, and each of us generates 4.3 pounds of garbage a day.

We don’t think twice before throwing away things we don’t need. Things like banana peels, junk mail, or used water bottles. It’s a pretty simple process that has become second nature for us. You throw away things that don’t function and are of no use to you—it’s not rocket science. Thankfully, there are some of us that go the extra mile by recycling and composting. Then there are others who go even further by separately throwing away toxic household hazardous items.

Toxic household hazardous waste…WHAT?!

Yes, you read it correctly. Our home and office trash cans are victims of toxic household hazardous waste. What are household hazardous waste items exactly? They’re items you shouldn’t be throwing in your home or office trash cans for various reasons. Keep reading to find out what exactly can’t be disposed of in home and office trash cans.

Batteries: They’re small and totally not a big deal to just toss into the trash can, right? Well, yes, but don’t do it! They’re full of metals and chemicals that shouldn’t end up at a regular garbage collection facility. These little guys should be disposed of at your local household hazardous waste facility. Yes, those exist! Keep in mind that there are several retail stores that offer services to recycle old batteries for you.

Smoke detectors: To keep your home safe, make sure you replace your smoke detector every ten years. There are two types of smoke detectors—ionization and photoelectric. Ionization smoke detectors need to be shipped back to the company that created it. Photoelectric smoke detectors aren’t that much of a pain, and can be disposed at common electronic recycling facilities. Please make sure batteries have been removed and dropped off to your nearest household hazardous waste facility.

Old electronics: Updating your electronic products can be lots of fun, but what do you do with that plasma TV that’s already at home? You can either put it in other bedrooms or try your luck on resale sites like Craigslist. If you’re just done with it, then there is a proper way to dispose of it. Putting it in your driveway for the garbage truck to pick up? Nope, that’s convenient, but it’s not the proper way to dispose of old electronics. That old school plasma TV needs to be taken to an electronic waste facility to be properly disposed. The EPA’s website has all the 411 on e- waste facilities. Check it out here.

Compact fluorescent light bulbs: They’re energy efficient, and save us hundreds on our power bills yearly. They’re eco- friendly when working, but they aren’t so eco- friendly once they’re disposed in our household trash cans. Reason being is that they contain a little bit of Mercury, which isn’t good for landfills. Mercury is a volatile metal, and it can build within organisms and make its way up the food chain to us. Mercury poisoning is fatal, and can damage our vital organs! Glass thermometers contain mercury as well, and they need to disposed of at household hazardous waste facilities.

Oil- based paints: Have half a bucket of paint leftover from freshly painting your home? You don’t have to throw it away, donate it to a non- profit organization that helps build homes or structures. Ask your friends on Facebook if they need any paint for an upcoming project. If that doesn’t work then you can always take it to your local household hazardous waste facility. They’ll be more than happy to take it off your hands.

Motor Oil: This has to be disposed of properly, as it is so hazardous to our environment. The only legal way to dispose of it is to pour it into a clean plastic container that can be secured with a tight lid. You can then take it to a recycling facility that’ll take it from you. Did you know that pouring motor oil down the drain can be damaging to fish, and freshwater? It only takes one gallon of motor oil to contaminate 1 million gallons of freshwater. Please do not mix any other liquid into the motor oil container as it wouldn’t be suitable for recycling.

A Small Note From Us:

Similarly, there are some objects you cannot throw in our roll off dumpster rentals either. We ask that you don’t dispose of hazardous waste, chemical products, motor oil, transmission oil/ hydraulic oil/ oil filters, herbicides & pesticides, solvents, paints, flammable liquids, aerosol cans, propane tanks, antifreeze, appliances, petroleum contaminated soil/ lead paint chips, tires, batteries, computers, monitors, televisions, microwaves, railroad ties, medical waste, asbestos, animals, barrels, all liquids. Please be sure to level off the container paying close attention to things that are sticking out or hanging over the sides. Please use Earth911 and the EPA’s website to figure out how the products mentioned in this post can be disposed of properly. It’s pretty simple, and your cooperation can benefit our environment and sustain it.


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Is a Permit Needed to Rent a Dumpster

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Is a Permit Needed to Rent a Dumpster? 

Permit for renting a dumpster

There may be many of you that have never rented a dumpster before. Believe it or not, dumpster rentals are gaining in popularity for many reasons, mainly due to accessibility and cost.  Convenience is also definitely at the top of the list! Most dumpster rental companies are able to deliver the dumpster and pick it up for you.  In renting a dumpster people can eliminate the need for making several trips to the dump. Another great benefit of using a dumpster rental is that many of these companies will recycle your goods – you can feel good about removing items from your property and giving to those who can use it!

The Dumpster Rental Company Knows About the Permit Process and Needs

When it comes to permits and dumpster rentals, there may be some instances where you will be required to have a permit. This is something that should be discussed in further detail with your property management company or HOA to ensure that you will not get into any sort of trouble prior to renting a dumpster. Nine times out of ten though, the dumpster rental company will be able to take care of that portion for you. While they are properly licensed and insured, they are more than capable and know how to speak with the proper people in order to help you out in your situation.

Dumpster Placement

The biggest concern when renting a dumpster may be with the actual dumpster placement. If you are planning on renting a dumpster and it is solely on your property – you have nothing to worry about. If for some reason the location of your property will require you to place the dumpster on a city street or across a city sidewalk, it is suggested you speak with the proper town officials to ensure you will not be fined. They will be able to point you in the proper direction and let you know if a permit will be required.

Junk Removal Companies Gaining in Popularity

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Junk Removal Companies Grow as a Business Model

Junk Removal

Junk removal companies are gaining more popularity as time progresses because they offer many benefits and are a cost effective solution to removing debris. Whether you are remodeling your home, moving, or doing a lot of landscaping – dumpster rentals are a wonderful option. Junk removal companies come in a wide variety of sizes which can accommodate the job site whether it is a commercial or residential property.

Call the Company to Figure Out Which Size Dumpster Will Be Best

If you are unsure of the size dumpster you need, you can call the rental company and explain your current situation. They will easily be able to set you up with the perfect sized dumpster for your task. One of the greatest benefits is that junk removal companies will deliver the dumpster and remove them as well, which in the long run, is just much easier and less hassle for you. You do not have to worry about traveling and making numerous trips to the dump – you pay a fee and have them take care of all the other stuff.

Insurance and Recycling Options Available

Many junk removal companies will also offer some sort of insurance protection options as well which is always comforting. Additionally, there will more than likely be recycling options as well which is great for the environment and can make you feel good about reusing some of your ‘junk.’ Many times if items cannot be recycled, they can be donated which is another way to feel great about you helping those that are in need of items that you may be getting rid of.

While cleaning a home, clearing out your garage, remodeling or landscaping can be overwhelming. Hiring a junk removal company can relieve a lot of the stress that is associated with these tasks. Allow us to help you declutter and clean up your property so you can relax and enjoy the space that you have invested in.

How to Save Money On Local Dumpster Rental Service?

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Are you Looking to Save Money on Your Local Dumpster Rental Service?

Are you moving or renovating and need a local dumpster rental service? It can be quite expensive, especially for any extended period of time. There has got to be a way to save money, and there is. Here are a few tips that can help you save a little on your dumpster rental.

Call Around for Best Pricing

This effort alone can save you money. Simply comparing prices can give you a leg up on finding the cheapest price. If you don’t just go with the bigger company or the most popular, you may be able to find a company offering the same services for a lower price. Calling Bargain Dumpster for a rate quote is highly recommended because we provide low cost dumpster rentals.

Extra Expenses

As with anything, you should know what is in your rental agreement. You should know exactly what comes standard for your services and what will be an extra charge. For example, is there an extra cost for weight overage for the dumpster, or is there an additional charge if anything is in the dumpster that is not supposed to be there? Not knowing this information can cause you to incur many extra charges which can lead to you paying a lot of extra money you had not budgeted for.

Ask for Discounts

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘closed mouths don’t get fed’? Don’t be afraid to ask about discounts. Most companies often offer discounts to veterans, students, nurses, teachers, active military, and a few other groups. You never know what kind of discounts you may qualify for if you don’t ask. Sometimes customer service representatives don’t tell you about the specials they are having, but if you ask them, you may be pleasantly surprised and get a really good discount.

If you need a local dumpster rental service, you don’t have to go broke behind the rental. Know what is in your agreement, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. It will save you money and a headache.

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