Junk Bags and Dumpster Rentals
Many of our clients ask, “What would it cost to do the junk hauling myself?” The answer to this question can have several answers and it all depends on how much junk you have and what your budget is.
The most obvious and simplest option is to take the materials to the dump yourself. Let’s say you have a single seat recliner chair that your residential garbage company won’t pick up. Just throw that baby in the back of your pick up truck and take it to the local transfer station. City and county transfer stations are where waste is transported temporarily until it can be taken to its permanent home in your state’s landfills. Usually for something like one chair, the cost would range somewhere between $10 and $45, depending where you go. You can always call the transfer stations prior to check rates.
If you have a little more junk, for instance, debris leftover from your kitchen remodel, then getting a junk bag would be an easy, cost effective solution. Several companies offer junk bags in metropolitan areas like Atlanta. One of the more popular bags is sold by Waste Management. They call their junk bag, The Bagster, dumpster in a bag. You can purchase a Bagster bag at your local Home Depot or Lowes home improvement store for about $30. After you’ve taken the bag home and filled it, you can call for a pick up. Prices for pick up are based on the metro area you’re in. Junk bag pick ups in Atlanta are about $130. In total, you’ll spend $160 for this option, but you get to skip a trip to the dump.
If you’re the type of home owner that keeps everything, “just in case” then you’re gonna have a lot of junk when moving day comes. Renting a 20yd or 30yd dumpster might be the best option for you. This is a good option if you think it will take you several days to clear the junk from your home. The only issue is that sometimes, the dumpster rental company won’t pick up the dumpster when you need them to. Also, you may not find a 20 foot dumpster a pleasing sight to see in your driveway. But other than that, its a decent do-it-yourself option. Prices for 30yd dumpsters range from $350 to $450, depending on where you’re located and how much the materials weigh.