If you need to get rid of old rubbish, there are few options available to you. This article start by presenting you with the free options and end with the paid, but easiest way of getting rid of your unwanted items.
You will be surprised, but some of of the things you want to throw away, are actually of some value to other people. Post them on Craigslist and see if some will sell. Look for other similar items and try to assign prices that are a bit lower. Just keep in mind that selling online takes some time, so if you are in a hurry, or you don’t car for making some extra cash, this option would not be suitable for you.
Giving away some of the items is the next best option, and this one might be a bit quicker than the selling option. There are plenty of people looking for free furniture. Again, mind that regardless of the fact that people will be getting things for free from you, they have the tendency to be late or not show up at all. Plan ahead for this options, as well.
Taking the junk to the dump yourself
Now this option is of the adventurous type, because you will need to do some research and physical work. If you have a truck or a van, then you are ahead in the game. If you don’t, then you will need to rent one. Don’t be fooled by some of those low rentals, because they never really cost that little by the time you pay for the insurance and the gas, it could double in cost.
Make sure you know what the rules are the the city landfill, because nowadays, garbage is not just garbage. Metal, recyclables, mattresses, green waste, tires, electronics, and cardboard, they all go to different places and many of those, you cannot haul away to the landfill. They have to be taken to different locations.
While at the Vancouver landfill, keep your eyes open for nails. Also, try to avoid the rush hours, or you may end up stuck in a line up for up to 40 min.
Hiring a junk removal company
This is the option that will cost you the most, but it will save you the labour and homework you need to do. The moral of the story is, that your decision will be rested on if you think your time is worth the money. If you don’t mind the labour and the time, then don’t hire anyone for the task. If you value your time more, then getting a rubbish removal company to haul away your junk is the best option.
Cost of junk removal companies
For single items, expect a disposal fee of around $80. For example a couch removal cost is between $70-$90. A mattress removal rates are a bit higher since hauling companies have to pay extra recycling fees for disposing them.
Larger amounts of garbage is priced based on volume for the most part. The range is between $40 – $50 per cubic yards. A regular pick up truck has room for about 3 cubic yards. Most companies will have a minimum 2-3 cubic yards per pick up order.
There are some additional fees that are applied to items that are on the heavy side, such as construction material. Once you establish contact with one of those junk removal companies, you can discuss the circumstance in which extra dumping fees apply.
Again, to conclude this post, your option will depend on your circumstances. There isn’t a best of worst option for all.