Tips for Saving Money When Hiring Garbage Removal Services

Posted on: 17 July 2015

While some people may balk at the prospect of paying another person to remove their garbage, others view garbage removal services as an important part of cleaning and ridding their home of rubbish, while still having free time to do other things. Tidying and sorting the rubbish may be time-consuming enough, but it takes a good deal longer when you have to make continuous trips to the refuse center get rid of the stuff. Here's some tips for getting the most of of using a garbage removal service.

Get Helpers to Save Time

Time is money when you are hiring a service from a company. More manpower can help you to speed up the time it takes to do the cleaning and loading; this can trim some costs off the hire price. If you have to tidy through a whole basement by yourself, you will need much more time than if you recruit some family or friends to help you. Also, try to get some help to load the truck or dumpster, as it can be very time-consuming to move and toss the garbage into the container on your own.

Reduce Costs by Using Free Services Where Possible

If you spend a little time being thoughtful, you can reduce the costs of removing the garbage from your property. For example, there are some companies (or even councils) who will offer to collect your used aluminium cans of charge from the kerbside. Additionally,  many auto garages will allow you to drop off old vehicle batteries free of charge. Learn what garbage can be collected or disposed of for free and use a company to dispose of the rest; this will reduce your overall cost of disposing of your garbage.

Know What Size of Dumpster You Need

You can avoid facing extra costs by hiring the right size of dumpster in the first place. It can be quite easy to underestimate how much garbage you have and as a result end up ordering a dumpster that is too small. You may end up in a position where you either have to pay for the company to empty the dumpster or hire another one. Generally speaking, most companies will offer the following sizes:

  • 10 yard dumpster – used for general cleaning, including yards, garages and basement cleanouts.
  • 20 yard dumpster – ideal for large amounts of garbage from up to two garages or for small renovation jobs
  • 30 yard dumpster – used for new build constructions and removing demolished sheds or outbuildings.

Prices vary depending on the length of time you require to hire the dumpster and your location. It is worth comparing the costs from a couple of companies like Backyard Bins to get the cheapest price when you know the size of dumpster you need.