Several situations call for the removal of large quantities of junk: major spring cleaning, remodeling and moving, just to name a few. If you have one of these scenarios looming, you might be wondering whether to rent a dumpster or hire a junk removal company. Let’s compare the two options so that you can make an informed decision.

Dumpster rental Dayton OH regulations require you to obtain a monthly permit costing $25. Dumpster rental Cincinnati OH regulations also require you to obtain a monthly permit. The cost for such a permit in the larger city costs $100. The use of a junk removal company does not require a permit, only a one-time pick-up fee.

Dumpster rental in Dayton and Cincinnati may be against HOA rules, depending on which community you live in. Be sure to check with your HOA before having a dumpster dropped off, as the company will still charge you, whether you had time to fill it or not. Your HOA might frown on creating a junk pile in your driveway for all to see, but it won’t know if you do the same in your back yard before the junk removal team arrives.

Dumpster rental Dayton OH or Cincinnati OH requires you to do the heavy lifting. The dumpster will not come with a two-person pick-up team, but a junk removal company will send one. With junk removal services, you simply point to what you want gone and the team carries it to the truck. If the reason for needing junk gone involves remodeling, you will appreciate not having to carry sheet rock or cement chunks. And your back will thank you, for sure.

Dumpster rental in Dayton and Cincinnati typically does not involve recycling. You put the items in the dumpster, and the dumpster rental company dumps them at the dump. Certain junk removal companies make recycling a top priority. 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, in particular, has saved more than 1.5 billion pounds of junk from landfills since it began offering its services in 1989. If you have lumber, concrete, asphalt, masonry, wallboard, roofing, insulation, carpeting or clay bricks in your pick-up pile, it will make every effort to recycle them. You don’t even have to separate them out.

It’s pretty clear that junk removal proves a far better option for most, over dumpster rental Cincinnati or Dayton. Before scheduling your pick-up appointment, be sure to visit the company’s website to see what it will take and what it will not. 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, for example, lists on its website that it takes just about everything you would need want gone. The only items it cannot take are those identified as hazardous materials. No junk removal company can take them, though, as none are licensed to carry such items. You will have to make arrangements with the city.

Author's Bio: 

Mark Otto covers the home improvement beat for multiple Dayton/Cincinnati websites. He recommends dumpster rental Dayton OH and dumpster rental Cincinnati companies for large construction jobs, but he tells homeowners that junk removal by a company such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a much better option for their situation.