If you
are planning a home clean out, renovation, or demolition project, one
often-overlooked thing you will have to plan for is waste disposal.
The two most popular choices are renting a dumpster or taking care of
it yourself. Here is what you can expect from each.
If You Do It Yourself…
  • You will need to
    have a permit at your local dump.
    You
    can’t just show up at your local dump with a pickup truck full of
    garbage, you need to obtain a permit first. The process varies from
    town to town, but typically you will need to present valid vehicle
    registration, proof that you live in the area, and pay a fee.
  • You will have to
    make several trips which most likely include heavy lifting.
    Unless
    you are doing a small project, plan on spending a good portion of
    your day loading up your truck, driving to the dump, unloading,
    driving home, and repeating the process. This not only takes up a
    lot of time, it can put you at risk of injury – especially to the
    lower back if heavy lifting is required.
  • You need to be aware
    of local dumping laws.
    Dumps
    are not a “one size fits all” solution for all of your garbage.
    Every landfill has certain rules and regulations which include
    prohibited items, designated dumping areas for different types of
    garbage, and weight limits for how much trash you can drop off in a
    day. It is up to you to know these rules to avoid getting in
    trouble.
If You Rent A Dumpster…
  • Just fill it up and
    call!
    Your rental dumpster
    will be dropped off in your driveway at a time which is convenient
    for you. As you accumulate waste, just throw it in the dumpster and
    someone will pick it up when it is full – it’s that easy!
  • Save time, energy,
    and gas.
    A rental dumpster
    gives you the best gift of all; time. You don’t have to spend an
    entire day or even weekend making trips back and forth to the dump
    and putting yourself at risk for an injury, we will take care of it
    for you.
  • Everything will be
    properly disposed of.
    After we
    pick up your dumpster, we sort out all of your garbage. Salvageable
    goods are donated to shelters and charities, and we take anything
    which can be reused to a local recycling center. Plus, we are aware
    of all local dumping laws and regulations, so you don’t have to be.
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Island homeowners and businesses have relied on 1-866-We-Junk-It for
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