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Renting a Dumpster for Roofing Shingles? Read This First.

If you
are planning on replacing your home’s roofing shingles, there are
many things you have to take into consideration. Finding the right
shingles and the right contractor to install them should be at the
top of your priority list, closely followed by the disposal of your
old shingles.
If your
roofing company doesn’t include the haul-away of your old shingles,
you could find yourself in a last-minute bind. Prevent this from
happening to you by ordering a ready-to-load rental dumpster at the
start of your roofing project.
If you
are renting a dumpster to dispose of old roofing shingles, here’s
what you need to know.
Roofing Squares
In the
roofing industry, the preferred unit of measurement is a “square”,
which is equal to 100 square feet. So, if you have a 4,000 square
foot roof, you will have 40 squares of shingles to replace.
Understanding this and effectively communicating it to your dumpster
rental provider will help them recommend the container that is the
right size for your project.
Shingle Weight
are a very heavy material, which is important to know because almost
every dumpster rental company has a strict weight capacity on their
containers. Staying under this limit is necessary in order to avoid
getting hit with extra fees and charges.
are two common types of roofing shingles; 3-Tab and Architectural.
3-Tab shingles are the more economical option, and weigh about 250
lbs. per square. The premium Architectural shingles weigh in at about
400 lbs. per square.
are the dumpster sizes we recommend for each shingle type:

3-Tab Shingles

  • 20
    square of shingles – 10 yard dumpster
  • 40
    square of shingles – 20 yard dumpster
  • 60
    square of shingles – 30 yard dumpster

Architectural Shingles

  • 20
    square of shingles – 15 yard dumpster
  • 40
    square of shingles – 30 yard dumpster
  • 60
    square of shingles – 40+ yard dumpster
right size will vary depending on your provider’s weight limits, so
always make sure to ask what they are when you are shopping around!
If you
are searching for an affordable dumpster rental company in New York,
look no further than 1-866-We-Junk-It. Family owned and operated for
more than 15 years, we are Long Island and New York City’s first
choice for storage container rentals and junk removal services. Learn
more about our company by visiting our website, or call us for a free
quote at 1-866-935-8654.
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Why You Should Avoid Dumpster Brokers

If you
are planning a home clean out or remodeling project, you have
probably considered a short-term dumpster rental. Rental dumpsters
are convenient and save you the time and gas it would take to make
multiple trips to your local dump; in fact even the smallest of
dumpsters can hold enough waste to fill the beds of three pickup
searching for a rental dumpster, you should only deal with local
rental dumpster companies. You are
probably thinking, “Well, that’s obvious. Who else would
I use?
you are conducting an online search to find a rental dumpster
provider in your area, you are potentially opening the door for
middlemen known as “dumpster brokers”. Even when you search for
providers in your town, you could find yourself on the website of a
broker who is based on the other side of the country.
dumpster brokers don’t own any trucks or dumpsters themselves, but
rather intercept your business and take a cut of the profits. They
take your heavily marked-up payment then contact a local company who
could have provided you with the same container for far less. The
typical dumpster broker will increase prices anywhere from 10% to
doubling the cost! Their websites use terminology such as “best
prices in town” or “affordable dumpster rentals”, but these
false statements are aimed at taking advantage of inexperienced
out for the following signs that you could be dealing with a dumpster
  • There
    is no local phone number on their website, just a toll-free.
  • Their
    website may not have a phone number at all, just a form to fill out.

  • The
    website may ask you for your zip code before providing a price.
you are suspicious that you may be dealing with a middleman, ask for
their local address so you can view the storage containers in person.
If they don’t give it out, assume it is a broker and move on.
of New York City and Long Island can be assured that they are dealing
with a local, family-owned company when they contact
1-866-We-Junk-It. For over 15 years, we have provided rental
dumpsters and clean out services to homes and businesses in New York.
Contact us today for a free quote by visiting our website or calling

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4 Reasons You Should Rent a Dumpster for Your Next Home Project

is here and so is spring cleaning – do you have a project on the
horizon? If you are planning a home clean out or remodeling project,
one thing you will need to consider is waste disposal. Rental
dumpsters are an effective waste management solution and offer many
benefits to homeowners. Here are four reasons why you should rent a
dumpster for your next home project.
1. Your garbage cans
aren’t big enough.
you are renovating your house or cleaning it out, you are bound to
notice one thing – you have a lot of waste. If you quickly fill
your home’s garbage can and find yourself asking where to go from
here, renting a dumpster is a viable option.
2. Renting a dumpster is
When it
comes to waste disposal options, renting a dumpster is as easy as it
gets. All it takes is one phone call to your local dumpster rental
provider and they will drop off a storage container right in your
driveway. Fill it up with your garbage at your own pace and they will
come back to haul it away for you – it can’t get any more
convenient than that.
3. Save time, energy, and
If you
have massive amounts of garbage, disposing of it by yourself takes a
lot of work – renting a dumpster can save you both time and energy.
Even a small, 10-cubic yard rental dumpster can hold enough waste to
fill about three pickup truck beds. Avoid the hassle that comes with
loading a truck, driving to the dump, and unloading it several times;
rent a dumpster and let someone else do it for you.
4. You don’t need a
permit at your local landfill.
One of
the biggest perks of renting a dumpster is avoiding your local
landfill. In order to dispose of your garbage at your town’s dump,
you will need a permit. Obtaining a landfill permit takes time and
often money, plus you need to familiarize yourself with all of their
dumping rules and regulations.
If you
have a home clean out, demolition, renovation, or other project
coming up, count on 1-866-We-Junk-It to take care of your waste
management needs. We are a family owned and operated business which
house proudly served Long Island and New York City for more than 15
years. Same day deliveries are available and we have five different
dumpster sizes, so call us today for a free quote at 1-866-935-8654.
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Weekly Chore Schedule to Keep Your House Clean

you ever gone without cleaning your home for just a little too
long? Once your house gets messy, restoring it can take a lot of time
and effort. So how can you prevent that from happening to you? Don’t
let it get messy in the first place!
a clean home seems like a full-time job in itself, but it doesn’t
have to be. By dividing your chores into manageable chunks, you can
keep your house spotless with only 15 minutes of work each day.
Here’s how:
  • Sunday – Laundry
    Prepare yourself for the
    week by taking care of all of your home’s laundry. This includes
    your clothes, towels, bedsheets, etc.
  • Monday – Bathroom.
    Give your bathroom a
    full-service cleaning including the mirror, sink, toilet, and
  • Tuesday – Organize
    Pick something,
    and don’t stop until it’s completely organized. It could be your
    dresser, refrigerator, medicine cabinet, car, spice rack or anything
    else in your home that could use a little arrangement.
  • Wednesday –
    From the bathroom to
    the bedroom, use this day to take care of all necessary sweeping,
    mopping, vacuuming, and Swiffer-ing.
  • Thursday –
    Give your kitchen a
    deep clean which includes sanitizing all countertops and cleaning
    your appliances.
  • Friday – Tidy Up &
    Reward yourself for a
    hard week’s work by quickly dusting and tidying up your home. If
    Sunday’s laundry never made its way to the dresser or your coffee
    table is a bit cluttered, use this day to tidy it up.
  • Saturday –
    Use this day to
    prepare for the next week by running any errands you need to, such
    as grocery shopping or restocking your cleaning supplies.
If you
live in New York and need an extra hand cleaning your home, you can
depend on 1-866-We-Junk-It. For more than 15 years, we have been a
leading provider of junk removal services to Long Island and New York
City. Whether you need a few items removed or your entire home
cleaned out, give us a call at 1-866-935-8654.