Should you use a dumpster rental or a trash removal service? Trash removal is very different from junk removal. Certain items need to be thrown out on trash day, while other items can be placed in a dumpster rental. In this article we will help you determine whether you should consider renting a dumpster or hiring junk removal services. 

What is the Difference Between Junk and Trash?

There is a difference between unwanted items and trash. Size is a huge factor in determining what is considered trash. The total volume of trash is usually small. Common items collected by garbage collectors are the small items you throw out everyday like paper, leftover food, and tissues. If the trash fits in garbage bags, then the collectors can easily pick up and throw the bags into a dump truck. 

On the other hand, junk is made up of heavy items that usually won’t fit in regular trash bags. These are bulky items such as old appliances, old carpet, broken furniture, or large household items that are difficult to move around. 

An easy way to tell the difference between trash and junk is the smell. Trash is unsanitary and usually contains items that you do not want to touch (for example, rotten apples). You usually dispose of these items on a regular basis so they end up in your trash can. Unlike trash, most junk is sanitary. Junk can be kept for a while while you decide what to do with it. 

Another important distinction between trash and junk is safety concerns. Trash is not just unsanitary, it also attracts bacteria and germs. For this reason, you won’t be able to toss trash into a dumpster. Although junk can be dangerous (like heavy furniture), it generally won’t pose a safety concern for those handling it. A general rule is if you would normally take it to the local dump, then it most likely is good for a dumpster.

Dumpster Rental Services for Junk

What do you do with your junk items? A dumpster rental is best for your heavy junk collection. Larger items can be heavy to move, but if you rent a dumpster, you can place your junk items inside and have a dumpster rental company dispose of them for you. It’s best to call a dumpster rental company for cleanout services, furniture removal, a garage or attic cleanout, or home or office renovation. 

Junk removal businesses provide efficient removal, but it’s important to remember that not all items can be placed in a dumpster. Hazardous or flammable items, for example, should never be thrown into a dumpster. Find a complete list of materials that can be placed in a dumpster here. You need to contact your local junkyard or recycling center to find out the disposal method for other items. 

Trash Removal Services

What do you do with perishable trash? Trash removal services will accept items that you can fit in your trash can. Just leave it on the curb and it will be collected on trash day. If you have a lot of items that won’t fit in your regular trash bag, you’re going to have to get a soft-sided dumpster bag. You can find these at most local big box stores. When you fill your trash with these items, you can call trash removal services to pick it up for you, saving you a trip to the landfill.

Even if it isn’t in a green bag, Bargain Bins can haul your unwanted items away for you. Speak to our team to find out more info about our green bag cleanout services. 

How to Rent a Dumpster for Junk Removal

Renting a dumpster is the perfect solution to get rid of junk. When you are ready to toss out your junk, book a date with the Bargain Bins team and a time for your dumpster drop-off. You will have seven days to complete your junk removal. There’s no need to lift a finger after you place your junk in a dumpster. We will pick up your dumpster when you are finished. 

If you aren’t sure whether you need trash removal or a dumpster rental service, give our team a call and we’ll see if we can help!