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Re-Shingling Your Roof? Here’s What You Need to Know

is a popular season for home improvement projects on Long Island. One
of the top things that homeowners do during this time of the year is
replace their roof. Harsh winter conditions can their toll on your
shingles, and it is a good idea to replace them before the spring
showers hit.
If you
are planning on re-shingling your roof, these three decisions should
be at the top of your priority list:
  1. Determine
    what type of shingle you will use.
  2. Find
    a qualified contractor to get the job done (unless you plan on doing
    it yourself).
  3. Figure
    out how you are going to dispose of your old shingles.
If you are reroofing your home by yourself, one of the biggest
challenges you will face is getting rid of your old shingles. Even if
you hire a contractor, you will want to clarify who is responsible
for this part of the job. Weighing up to 400 pounds per square (a
roofing term used to signify 100 square feet), shingles are very
heavy and will likely require professional help to dispose of.
In most cases, the best option for getting rid of your shingles is
renting a dumpster. In order to avoid overloading it, it is important
that you get a container that is properly sized to accommodate your
home’s roof.
Here are the dumpster sizes that we recommend for two of the most
popular shingle types – 3-tab and architectural:
  • 20 square of shingles – 10 yard dumpster
  • 40 square of shingles – 20 yard dumpster
  • 60 square of shingles – 30 yard dumpster
  • 20 square of shingles – 15 yard dumpster
  • 40 square of shingles – 30 yard dumpster
  • 60 square of shingles – 40+ yard dumpster
Different dumpster rental providers have different weight limits, so
it is important to know these numbers beforehand in order to avoid
getting slammed with extra charges.
Searching for a rental dumpster in New York? Look no further than 866 We Junk It. With over 20 years of experience serving Long Island,
Queens, and New York City, don’t trust anyone else with your junk
removal needs. Visit our website for more information or call us at
866-935-8654 for a free quote.
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How to Host a Successful Tag Sale

If the
spring season has you wanting to declutter your home and get rid of
your old stuff, one of the most popular methods of doing so is
hosting a tag sale. Not only will a tag sale give your items a second
home, it can make you some extra money in the process. Just follow
these tips and you will be well on the way to hosting a successful

What you will need:

  • Blank
    posters, markers, and a stapler/tape to make signage.
  • Folding
    tables to display your goods.
  • Change
    for your customers – small bills and coins.
  • Bubble
    wrap, bags, and boxes for packaging items.
  • Stuff
    to sell!
  • Optional
    – music and refreshments to make the sale more enjoyable for your

What to do:

  1. Check local laws
    and regulations.
    important to familiarize yourself with any local regulations
    regarding tag sales. You want to make sure you aren’t breaking any
  1. Pick a time and a
    date for your sale.
    should pick a date at least two weeks in advance to give you time to
    prepare and spread the word.
  1. Decide what items
    you will be selling.
    these items and repairing any broken pieces will help them sell for
    more money. Determine a price for all of your items and mark them
  1. Advertise your
    tag sale.
    a week before your sale, start building hype by advertising it in
    your local newspaper or online outlets such as Craigslist. You can
    also post about it on your social media accounts to inform your
    friends and family.
  1. Post signage
    around your neighborhood.
    posting signs in your neighborhood two or three days before the
    sale. Make sure the signs are easy to read and include the date and
    time of the sale, as well as your address.
  1. Gather your
    day before the sale, make sure you have everything you need,
    including tables for displaying your items, packaging materials to
    wrap up your goods, and small bills and coins to make change for
    your customers.
  1. Set up your tag
    yourself two hours to do this. Make sure all items are properly
    marked and out on display. Add music and refreshments to make the
    shopping experience better for your customers.
  1. Final steps.
    the sale is over, make sure to take down any signage that you
    posted, and get rid of your leftover items. You can put them on the
    curb with a “FREE” sign, donate them to charity, or simply throw
    them away.
you need a hand getting rid of your old stuff, look no further than
866 We Junk It! We offer professional junk removal, clean outs,
dumpster rentals, and demolition services to homes and businesses in
New York. If you live in New York City, Queens, or Long Island, call
us for a free quote at 866-935-8654.
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How to Properly Dispose of Your Medicine

We have
a lot of medicine in our homes. Medicine for headaches, fevers,
coughs, colds, stomach aches, allergies, and more. Just like anything
else, this medicine comes with an expiration date. It is important to
know how to properly dispose of your old medication in order to avoid
potential contamination and poisoning.

not to do

  • Flush it down the
    the medicine’s instructions specifically call for it to be flushed,
    don’t do it. This could pollute your drinking water, as treatment
    stations aren’t very effective at removing these types of chemicals.

  • Throw it straight
    into the garbage.
    are asking for trouble if you take your medicine out of the bottle
    and throw it straight into the garbage. Pets and small children are
    very curious, and could potentially get their hands (or paws) on
    them. People have also been known to rummage through garbage cans
    intentionally searching for medicine.

to properly dispose of your medicine

  • Find a local
    takeback pharmacy.
    of facilities exist around the country that will take back your
    unused medicine. Find one near you by clicking here. If you can’t
    find one close you, contact your local law enforcement or the DEA to
    find out about any upcoming takeback programs in your area.
  • If there are no
    medicine recycling centers around you…
    can throw your medicine away, but do it safely. Combine the medicine
    with an undesirable substance (such as coffee grounds or kitty
    litter) and seal them in a plastic bag. This helps prevents children
    and animals from poisoning themselves.
pros at 866 We Junk It are experts at all forms of junk removal. We
have helped Long Island and New York City businesses and residents
with all of their junk removal needs for over 20 years. If you are in
need of a dumpster rental, demolition, or clean out services, visit our website or give us a call at (866) 935-8654.
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Let 866-We-Junk-It Give You A Hand With Your Spring Cleaning!

that time of the year again. Spring is around the corner, and
homeowners are putting the finishing touches on their spring cleaning
cleaning can include a variety of tasks, but many people have one
common item on their lists: de-cluttering their homes and getting rid
of their old junk. Basements, attics, garages, and sheds tend to
accumulate all of our unused stuff, and before you know it there is a
mountain of garbage.
heavy appliances, old furniture, and seemingly endless pile of boxes
can be overwhelming – that’s where we come in.
of New York City and Long Island can call on the help of 866 We Junk It to assist them with all of their spring cleaning needs. Our team
of professional junk removers are more than happy to give you an
extra hand removing heavy items or cleaning out the messy areas in
your home. We even provide demolition services for structures such as
old decks, pools, sheds, patios, and garages.
More of
the DIY type? We can still help! We offer rental dumpsters in sizes
of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 cubic yards. No matter what your project is
– from cleaning out a small shed to remodeling your enitre home –
we have a container size to meet your needs. Enjoy the convenience of
throwing your junk in our dumpster and letting us take care of the
matter what service you choose, you can rest assured knowing that
your waste will properly be disposed of. 866 We Junk It donates
salvageable items, and recycles any products which can be given a
second life. The only things we throw away is that which has no other
possible use.
We even
offer same-day services for last-minute projects in the New York City
and Long Island area! Ready to get started? Visit the 866 We Junk It website for a free quote, or give us a call at 866-935-8654.
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3 Storage Tips To Straighten Up Any Garage

garage was made for more than just parking your car, and it certainly
wasn’t designed to be a semi-organized landfill for your unused junk.
If you’ve got some organization problems in your garage, these three
tips can help clear it up.

Use PVC pipes to
organize your gardening tools

Gardening rakes, shovels, hoes, and brooms all have very long
handles, which can make storing and organizing them a chore. A little
bit of PVC pipe can take care of this. Just cut it into small
portions, drill it into your wall, and voila – a convenient storage
solution for your long-handled tools. Click here for step-by-step

Overhead sliding
storage for your bins

homeowners like to keep some of their extra stuff in those big,
plastic bins. While they are a flexible storage option that can
accommodate a variety of items, they can also take up a lot of
precious floor space. The solution: install an overhead storage
system where the bins can easily slide in and out. Click here to find
out how to do this simple DIY project.

your small items in mailboxes

Hanging up a few mailboxes on the inside of the garage is a quick and
easy solution for all of those small items that can clutter up a
drawer or a desk top. Just screw them into your wall, and start
storing! You can even use a stencil and paint to designate what each
box is for (ex: cleaning supplies, tools, etc.).
course, to use any of these tips, your garage can’t be packed to the
brim with junk. If you need help getting rid of the extra garbage in
your garage, give the professional junk removers at 866 We Junk It a
call. We offer rental dumpsters and clean out services to homeowners
across Long Island and New York City. Call 866-935-8654 today for a
free quote.
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What Can And Can’t Go In Dumpsters

conducting a renovation project or clean out, many homeowners rent a
dumpster in order to accommodate the large amounts of waste.
Unfortunately, many of them are under the false impression that they
can simply put anything they want in these dumpsters and it will be
dumpsters are an appropriate solution for most of your garbage, there
are certain items which are prohibited. In this article, the junk
removal experts at 866 We Junk It will clear up any misconceptions
about what can and can’t go in your rental dumpster.

What CAN’T Go In Your
Rental Dumpster

For the
most part, anything that is harmful to the environment can’t go in
your rental dumpster. These include toxic chemicals and other
hazardous materials. You will need to find another way to dispose of
these items safely. Prohibited items which fall under this category
  • Electronics
  • Batteries
  • Paints
    and solvents
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Medical

What CAN Go In Your
Rental Dumpster

about anything not listed above is safe to go in your rental
dumpster. This includes:
  • Soil,
    dirt, and sand
  • Branches,
    shrubs, and other landscape waste
  • Concrete
  • Wood,
    tiles, dry wall, and other clean materials from construction
  • Roofing
  • Scrap
  • Furniture
  • Paper
  • General
    garbage from around the house
Got any
questions? Contact the experts at 866 We Junk It!
866 We Junk It provides a variety of waste management solutions to New York
homes and businesses, including: dumpster rentals, junk removal, home
and office clean outs, and demolition services. Our service area
covers the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Long Island,
including both Nassau and Suffolk County. If you live in these areas
and are in need of our services, call us today for a free quote at
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3 Reasons Why Winter is the Best Time to Clean Out Your Garage

you been putting off cleaning your garage? Well, there is no time
like the present, and that is especially true during the winter
months. Read below to learn why the wintertime is the perfect time to
get your garage straightened out.

Protect Your Car

If you
live in a cold climate, such as New York, snow is nothing new to you.
Unfortunately, our cars don’t take too well to winter weather, as it
can cause your battery to freeze, tires to deflate, and paint to
fade. One way to avoid these problems is by storing your car in the
garage to shelter it from these harsh conditions, which you can’t do
if it is filled with junk.

It’s Winter-Friendly

face it: there’s not a whole lot of home improvement and cleaning
projects that you can do in the winter. Luckily, cleaning your garage
doesn’t require you to go outside, so you can still do it even when
the weather outside is frightful.

Get a Head Start On
Spring Cleaning

By the
time spring rolls around, most of us have a cleaning list that is a
mile long. By being proactive and taking the time to clean out your
garage now, you will have one less thing to do when it is time to
start your spring cleaning.
If you
have a lot to clean out of your garage, you may need a dumpster to
hold all of your junk. If you live in New York City, Nassau County,
or Suffolk County, 1-866-We-Junk-It can accommodate. We offer
affordable rental dumpsters and junk removal services to Long Island
and NYC. Call 866-935-8654 for a free quote.
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4 Snow Day Home Improvement Projects

came a little late to Long Island this year, but it’s definitely here
now. After a blizzard last month and a couple small storms since,
Nassau and Suffolk County residents can prepare for even more snow
this week.
days don’t mean you should spend the whole time sitting on your
couch, though. Turn your snow day into a go day with these four home
improvement project ideas:


Painting a room can be a long, tedious job – which is why a snow
day is the perfect excuse to get it done. Just make sure to gather
your supplies a day or two ahead of time, unless you already have
extra unopened paint cans lying around.


The internet is FULL of DIY craft ideas. A quick search on Google or
Pinterest can easily keep you occupied for an entire snow day, if not
several. Turn that antique in the attic into a decorative
masterpiece, or upcycle a piece of junk into something useful. The
possibilities are endless.


If you are going to be stuck inside for the entire day, don’t you at
least want to be stuck somewhere clean? Clean the bathroom, under you
bed, the hallway closet, or dust and vacuum the house like you have
been meaning to do for the past two months.


There’s a fine line between cleaning and organizing, but you can’t go
wrong with either when you are snowed in. We all have that one junk
drawer that could stand to be straightened out, or maybe you suddenly
need a map to find the food in your refrigerator. Whatever it is that
you want to organize, pick it and get going!
If you have any upcoming projects that will generate lots of garbage,
866-We-Junk-It is here to help. We offer dumpster rentals and junk
removal services to Long Island, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and
Queens. We always arrive on time, and leave the job site cleaner than
we found it. Visit our website for a free quote, or call us at
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When Should You Use A Junk Removal Service?

junk removal services are the perfect solution for a variety of
residential and commercial projects. When homeowners, business
owners, and contractors in New York need help getting rid of their
junk, they call on the services of 866-We-Junk-It.
are a few things we can help you with.
  • Home clean outs.
    out your basement, attic, garage, or shed? Let us give you the extra
    hand you need! No home clean out is too big or too small for us.
  • Commercial clean
    866-We-Junk-It with all of your large-scale junk removal needs. This
    includes clean outs for your office, estate, warehouse, apartment
    complex, or entire building.
  • Landscape
    will be able to assist you with your outdoor projects too. This
    includes any kind of patio or deck demolition, digging up dirt or
    concrete, or the removal of trees and shrubs.
  • Large, heavy
    big, heavy items that you can’t move yourself? 866-We-Junk-It will
    easily be able to haul away that old couch or appliance.
  • Demolition
    is a certified demolition contractor in the state of New York. We
    have the manpower and knowledge needed to demolish any residential
    or commercial structure – from your garage or shed all the way to
    an entire building!
866-We-Junk-It is a professional junk removal service located on Long
Island. We serve all of Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as
Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Visit our website to see what we can do for you, or call us for a free quote at
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4 Benefits of Renting a Dumpster

you ever spent a day driving back and forth to the dump, loading and
unloading truck bed after truck bed of garbage? You know how
time-consuming and physically exhausting this can be – avoid ever
having to do it again by renting a dumpster for your next project.
are four benefits of rental dumpsters.

1. Convenient solution
for large projects.

If you have a home renovation, demolition, or landscaping project on
the horizon, dumpster rentals are the perfect waste disposal
solution. Your garbage cans will not be large enough to hold all the
trash you generate, but a rental dumpster will.

2. Avoid the hassles
of your local landfill.

Contrary to popular belief, you can’t just show up at your local
landfill and dump all of your garbage there. You need a permit (which
usually costs money), and you need to be aware of dumping laws and
regulations. Failure to abide by these rules could result in a hefty

3. It’s simple and

Many homeowners choose to rent a dumpster because it is a simple and
easy process. Just call a local rental provider (such as 866 We Junk It), set a delivery date, and fill up your container. When you are
done, we will haul the dumpster away and you never have to worry
about it again.

4. Save time and gas.

Even our smallest containers can hold the same amount of materials as
several truck beds. Renting a dumpster saves you the time and energy
of making several trips to the dump. After accounting for labor and
gas prices, it’s easy to see why dumpsters are not only convenient,
but cost-effective as well.
866 We Junk It provides dumpster rentals and junk removal services to
Long Island, Queens, and New York City. With container sizes of 5,
10, 15, 20, and 30 cubic yards, we are sure to have the size that is
perfect for your project. Call 866-935-8654 for a free quote, or fill
out our online dumpster rental form.