Bring Your Junk To The Dump Vs. Hiring A Junk Removal Company

Some people scoff at the idea of hiring a junk removal company. Why should they hire someone when they can take their own junk to dump?

Most of those people change their tune after spending a day or two driving back and forth from their homes to the junkyard.

Before you decide to take the DIY path, consider why so many individuals and companies choose to hire junk removal companies. In many cases, it’s the smart (and even cheaper) thing to do.

#1: Taking Junk to the Dump is Hard

Let’s assume that you, the non-professional, have a few things that will help you haul junk to the dump. Maybe you have:
• a truck with a pretty big bed
• a couple teenagers who will work for free (or at least very cheaply)
• a dolly to help you move heavy items
• durable work gloves so you won’t cut your hands
Sounds like you are on a pretty good start.

Even with this help, you’ll still have a hard time taking things to the dump.

First off, your truck bed probably isn’t big enough to carry everything in one load. If it is, then you might not need to hire a junk removal company. It sounds like you have a pretty small job that doesn’t need much help. For the vast majority of people who want to remove junk from their properties, though, they will have to make several trips to the junkyard. That’s a lot of effort, not to mention fuel for your truck. Junk Removal near Surrey BC

Second off, you might convince those teenagers to help you, but, if they’re like most kids, they will try to get away with doing as little as possible. That means you have to play foreman. That’s not a fun job, especially when you have a lazy crew.

Thirdly, your dolly and truck might help you get items to the junkyard, but they aren’t specially designed for the job. Junk removal companies have tools meant for just this type of work.

#2: You Don’t Save as Much as You Think

At first glance, doing the job on your own probably seems like a good way to save money.

If you take a closer look, you’ll see that you probably won’t save as much as you first thought.

When you take junk to the dump, you have to pay for:
• fuel
• landfill fees
• feeding those teenagers who are marginally helpful at best
Those costs add up quickly.

Now, think about all the time you will spend getting the junk together, loading it in your truck, carefully driving it to the dump, and unloading it at the junkyard. That’s a lot of time that you could spend doing other things that you enjoy more than getting your hands dirty.

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