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How to Keep Pests Out of Your Dumpster

Rental dumpsters are an easy and convenient way to accommodate the waste removal needs of any home improvement project. Unfortunately, many critters view these dumpsters as a source of food and shelter. Use these tips from 866 We Junk It to move forward with your next project without opening the door for pests.

  • Lock it down. The most effective way to keep rodents out of your dumpster is by sealing off their entry points. The best way to do this is by making sure your dumpster has a tight-fitting lid, and locking it up at the end of every day. This will help keep people out of your dumpster as well.

  • Use repellents. Using a scent or taste that animals find unpleasant is a good way to keep them away from your garbage. Many people use bleach or ammonia for this, but chemicals like these are bad for the environment and potentially toxic to animals. Hot pepper powder is a cheaper, more humane, and equally as effective alternative.

  • Place your dumpster wisely. Be aware of the surroundings of your dumpster. Rodents are excellent climbers and very intelligent – they can, and will, use surrounding objects to help them get into your dumpster. Make sure you keep yours away from walls, fences, and drain pipes if possible.

  • Clean up. Nothing invites animals into your garbage like a big mess. Cleaning up your work site will make your dumpster less likely to attract animals. Remove any loose debris around the dumpster and hose down the area before nightfall.

Check out the Department of Health website for more ways to keep critters out of your dumpster.

866 We Junk It provides dumpster rentals and junk removal services in New York City, Nassau County, and Western Suffolk County, Long Island. Visit our website or call us at 866-935-8654 to get started with a free estimate.

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4 Occasions That Require a Dumpster Rental

You often see dumpsters outside of commercial properties and construction sites, but residential homeowners can also benefit from these giant waste containers. Here are four occasions and projects in particular that can be made much easier by renting a dumpster.

Home Improvement Work

Home improvements projects and renovations often generate a lot of garbage – much more than can fit in your standard garbage can. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen, re-shingling your roof, or replacing your siding, you will need a storage container big enough to accommodate your waste.

Landscaping Project

Your home’s landscape plays a big role in curb appeal, which is why many homeowners do everything they can to keep theirs in tip-top shape. This often includes tasks such as debris clean up, re-mulching, and masonry installations – all of which will require a waste management solution.

Clean Out

De-cluttering is one of the top priorities for many homeowners. Our basements, attics, garages, and sheds often become warehouses for our old junk, but not to worry. With a dumpster rental and a weekend dedicated to cleaning, you can have the clutter-free home you’ve always wanted.

Planning a Move

Moving to a new home is something almost all of us will experience at one point or another. Renting a dumpster can not only help you sell your home, it can also make your move easier by minimizing the size of your haul.

Do you live in New York City or Long Island? Trust 1-866-We-Junk-It for all of your dumpster rental needs. We are fully licensed and insured, and have been serving Nassau County, Suffolk County, and the five boroughs of NYC for more than 20 years. We even offer same-day service for last minute projects. Call us today for a free estimate at 866-935-8654.

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How 1-866-We-Junk-It Can Help You Sell Your Home

Selling your home can be an extremely difficult and time-consuming process. If a good realtor is a seller’s best friend, a good junk removal company is a close second. Take a look at how 866 We Junk It can help you sell your home quicker and for more money.

On the outside

Anyone who is buying or selling a home is familiar with the term “curb appeal”. Curb appeal is how attractive the home is when viewed from the street, and greatly impacts the buying/selling process. Many factors can influence curb appeal, such as home design, colors, landscaping, and décor.

If you are looking to enhance your curb appeal, no detail is too small. Installing new windows, siding, and roofing shingles are all great ways to tidy up your appearance while improving your resale value. Even cleaning up your yard can make a difference.

1-866-We-Junk it offers rental dumpsters in sizes of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 cubic yards. Whether you are engaging in a small landscaping project or remodeling your entire home, we have a dumpster that will accommodate your waste.

On the inside

Strong curb appeal is a good way to get potential buyers to step foot into your home, but they need to be equally as impressed with the inside before they make the purchase.

Sellers should do everything they can to portray their homes in the best possible light. Home interiors should be kept clean to maximize space and give off a good impression of the home. In fact, studies have shown that cleaner homes are easier to sell than cluttered ones.

So, if you are having trouble selling your home, you may just need to cut down on the clutter. 1-866-We-Junk-It offers junk removal services to homes across Long Island and New York City. Just tell us what needs to go, and we will get it out of your home as quickly as you need us to.

1-866-We-Junk-It is New York’s premier junk removal service. We offer dumpster rentals, demolition, and clean out solutions to homes and businesses across Long Island and New York City. Visit our website for more information, or call us for a free estimate at 866-935-8654.

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4 Tips to Help You Downsize for a Move

Planning a downsize? Whatever your reason, use these four tips to help you live comfortably in your cozy new space.


Keep a limit on your items.

For items that we have a lot of – such as books, clothes, or collectables – it can be hard to draw the line when enough is enough. In this case, lay out a firm limit for yourself. For example, only as many books fit on the bookshelf, or 8 pairs of pants and 15 shirts.

Use the “1-year” rule.

The one year rule is the definitive guideline for determining whether you should keep something or throw it away. If you have used an item within the past year, it might be worth keeping. Otherwise, don’t hesitate to toss it out.

Opt for multi-purpose items.

If your goal is to save space, doesn’t it make sense to stock up on items with more than one function? For example, an ottoman with built-in storage space or a floor lamp that doubles as a coat hanger.

Have a plan.

Having a plan can help take some of the stress out of downsizing. Once you close on your new home or apartment, make note of how many square feet of space you have to work with – this will determine how much stuff you need to get rid of. Sketch up a floor plan of your new space to help you visualize it better if you need to.

Looking for more downsizing tips? Check out this article from!

If you are downsizing, 866 We Junk It can help you with all of your junk removal needs. We offer dumpster rentals and clean out services to homes and businesses in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. If you live in New York City or Long Island, call us for a free quote at 866-935-8654.

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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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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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Rent a Dumpster or Hire Professional Junk Removers? The Pros and Cons of Each

Do you
have a big project on the horizon? One that will generate large
amounts of waste? Getting rid of this junk is something you will have
to consider, and most homeowners are left with two options: rent a
dumpster or hire a junk removal service.
which option is the best for you? Well, it depends on a variety of
factors such as the type of project, the kind of waste being
disposed, your budget, and personal preferences. Both options offer
their own distinct advantages and disadvantages, which we will cover
in this article.

Dumpster Rentals

process of renting a dumpster is easy. Just call up a local service
and set up a delivery date. You fill the dumpster up as you go, and
call them back to haul it away. It’s that simple.
  • Easy, convenient process
  • You set the pick-up date, so there is no hard deadline
  • Good for projects that may last several days or weeks
  • Eliminates the process of driving back and forth to the local dump
  • More work than junk removers because you have to fill the dumpster
    on your own
  • Not all items can go in a dumpster. Click here to learn about

Professional Junk

using a professional junk removal service, you are paying them to
take on the burden of moving and disposing of your garbage. They will
come to your house and remove whatever you request – the only time
you have to lift a finger is when you call them.
  • No heavy lifting is required by the customer
  • Good for getting rid of a few heavy items that you can’t move on
    your own
  • Your trash will be properly disposed of – whether that means
    thrown away or recycled
  • Big projects with lots of junk can result in high costs
866 We Junk It provides both dumpster rentals and junk removal
services to Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and
Staten Island. Call 866-935-8654 for a free quote or fill out this form online to get started.
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3 Reasons to Rent Your Next Dumpster from 1-866-We-Junk-It

If you
are planning an upcoming clean out or remodeling project, you will
have to consider waste removal. You could load up the bed of your
pickup truck over and over again and spend all day driving back and
forth to the dump, or you could make your life easy and rent a
If you
are searching for a dumpster rental provider in Long Island or New
York City, look no further than 1-866-We-Junk-It. Family owned and
operated for more than 15 years, we are a recipient of the Angie’s
List Super Service Award. Here are a few reasons you should rent your
next dumpster from us.
It’s simple and
a dumpster from us is super easy, just give us a call at
1-866-935-8654 and tell us what size dumpster you need and the
desired dates of your rental. We will provide you with an up-front
estimate and drop off your container at a time that is convenient for
you. When you are done with it, just give us a call back and we will
come pick it up and haul it away from you – it’s that simple!
We have the right size
for your project.
you are cleaning out your basement, remodeling your bathroom, or
replacing the shingles on your roof, we have a container that meets
your needs! With dumpsters available in 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 cubic
yards, there is something for every project. If you are unsure about
which size is right for you, check out our dumpster sizing guide or
speak with one of our friendly representatives by calling
Your garbage will be
put to good use.
you rent from 1-866-We-Junk-It, you can feel good about yourself
knowing that some of your junk will have a second life. After we pick
up our dumpster from your property, our workers sort through your
trash and salvage any goods that can be recycled or donated to a
local charity. We only throw away that which has no other use!
it serves all of Nassau County, western Suffolk County, Queens,
Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. In addition to rental dumpsters,
we also provide junk removal, clean outs, and demolition services.
Visit our website for more information or give us a call at
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3 Things to Do Before a Home Clean Out

out your garage or basement can be intimidating, let alone your
entire house. If you are planning a clean out project, read this
before you start. The three tips in this article will help you
mentally prepare to take on this task and complete it as efficiently
as possible.
3. Make a plan
out your home is not easy; it will require a lot of time and effort,
and it is easy to find excuses not to do it. The best way to make
sure that it gets done is by formulating a plan and sticking to it.
Set aside an entire day, maybe even an entire weekend, dedicated to
the clean out. A full-home clean out can be overwhelming, so break it
up into smaller segments. Planning your project room-by-room will
help you stay focused on the task and give you an idea of how much
progress you are making.
2. All Hands on Deck
A tasks
as tedious and physically demanding as a home clean out should be
more than a one-person effort. Recruit your spouse, children, and
even friends or neighbors to help you out. If you are disposing of
old furniture or appliances, chances are you will need at least one
more person to be able to move these objects. If the work is simply
too much for you and you are having trouble finding reinforcements,
you can hire a professional service to do it for you.
1-866-We-Junk-It offers residential and commercial clean out services
for your garage, shed, attic, basement, or entire house.
1. Rent a dumpster
cleaning out your home, you will quickly realize something: you have
a lot of garbage. Most clean
out projects require a waste management solution more advanced than
the two garbage pales on the side of your house. Renting a dumpster
is a convenient, affordable way to properly dispose of the junk you
throw away in your cleaning project.
you live in Long Island or New York City and have a clean out project
on the horizon, consider calling 1-866-We-Junk-It to help you out. We
offer home clean out services, so you can relax while we get rid of
your junk for you. Or, if you are more of a DIY-er, simply renting a
dumpster from us will provide you with a sufficient place to dispose
of your waste. For more information about our services or to get a
free quote on your next dumpster rental, call us today at
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1-866-We-Junk-It Company Policies

1-866-We-Junk-It, we try to be as straightforward and consistent as
possible in regards to our business policies. However, in our
industry no two jobs are the same. Most of the time, our charges and
procedures are standard, but there are some exceptions. View our
special company policies below.

Free Estimates
1-866-We-Junk-It, we don’t believe in surprises – especially on
your bill. That is why we offer free, up-front estimates so that you
know the final price before we begin the work. We will force you into
a decision, this quote is 100% risk- and obligation-free. If you
decide to use our service, we can begin work right away or schedule
an appointment for a more convenient time.
Estimate As We Load
In the
event that you don’t know don’t know exactly how much junk needs to
be removed, we cannot provide an up-front estimate. For these cases,
customers can take advantage of our “estimate as we load” option.
Doing this, our crew will arrive at the jobsite and begin performing
work as usual. As the job progresses, you will receive periodic
estimates based on the volume and intensity of work performed.
Special Items &
materials – such as dirt, cement, gravel, roofing shingles, and
other dense substances will be priced based on the bed load. We also
do not remove certain items, due to legal stipulations or safety
hazards. Items we do not remove include toxic chemicals, hazardous
materials, asbestos, chemicals, oil drums, and medical waste.
Additional Fees and
In some
cases, additional fees and charges will be applied to the job.
Scenarios where this may happen include apartment jobs with unusually
long trips to the truck, crawl space work, structure dismantlement,
special demolition projects, and other labor-intensive situations.
Fees will also vary by county due to varying dumping charges and
other regulations.
provides dumpster rentals, junk removal, and demolition services to
New York City, Nassau County, and western Suffolk County. For more
information about our company or to schedule a service, click here to
visit our website or call one of our specialists at 1-866-935-8654.