Junk Rescue FAQ

Dumpsters

How much does a dumpster rental cost?


Dumpster rental prices vary based on the size of dumpster and the amount of time you need to keep the dumpster. Onless otherwise noted, all dumpster prices include drop off, 3 days of rental, pickup, and recycling and/or disposal of the dumpsters contents.

Dumpster rental prices by size:

10-yard dumpster - $250
12-yard dumpster - $300
15-yard dumpster - $350
20-yard dumpster - $450 (7 day)
30-yard dumpster - $600 (7 day)

Extra days cost $10 per day.

Please allow at least 24 hours notice for delivery and/or pickup.




How do I know what size dumpster I need?


To accurately know how large of a dumpster you need, you need to try and calculate the number of cubic yards of stuff or material you are throwing out. If you don't know that number, your next best bet is to call us at 1-800-JUNK-911 and we can recommend the appropriately sized dumpster. For a general rule of thumb, see the below dumpster size comparisons to a standard pickup truck bed.

10 yard = 4 pickup truck loads

12 yard = 5 pickup truck loads

15 yard = 6 pickup truck loads

20 yard = 8 pickup truck loads

30 yard = 12 pickup truck loads




Can you deliver a dumpster today?


Maybe. While we prefer at least 24 hours to arrange for a dumpster drop off or pick up, we know that sometimes, things come up and you need a dumpster as quick as possible. In these instances, please call us directly at 1800JUNK911. Any other time, please use our booking page to book your dumpster. You will be able to choose whether you prefer the dumpster is delivered in the morning or afternoon.




Will the dumpster fit in my driveway?


Our dumpsters come in a variety of sizes and should fit in most driveways. Our mini dumpsters (10yd, 12yd, & 15yd) are all under 14 feet long which is about the size of a minivan. Larger, construction style dumpsters (20yd & 30yd) are typically 22 feet long which is longer than a suburban and most large pickup trucks. An additional length that many people do not consider is the length of the truck that is required to deliver the dumpster. It is a good rule of thumb to have at least 3 times the length of the dumpster in order to load and offload it on the trucks. Therefore, you could potentially need anywhere from 30 to over 60 feet of space to deliver a dumpster. If you're just not sure, feel free to contact us at 1-800-JUNK-911 with your driveway's dimensions and we can double check.

Typical mini dumpster delivery truck




Can you remove and haul my junk for me?


Yes, we offer junk removal services. We can haul away anything from an old appliance or piece of furniture to the contents of an entire garage, attic, or warehouse. See our online bookings for prices.




What is the difference between dumpster rental and junk removal?


The simple difference is labor. With dumpster rental, you provide the labor to fill the dumpster with contents. With junk removal, we provide all of the labor to remove the items you would like removed. It doesn't matter if they are on the curb, in your house, attic, or basement.




How much more is junk removal than dumpster rental?


The easiest way for us to give you a quick reference on junk removal costs over dumpster costs is to assume that the price for junk removal will be about double the price of the equivilently sized dumpster. For example, a 10 cubic yard dumpster would cost you $250 while 10 cubic yards of junk removal will cost you around $500. Pricing is subject to multiple variables including the size and difficulty of the removal project. For instance, removing 10 cubic yards of furniture is likely to be priced lower than removing 10 cubic yards of unbagged trash and debris.




How many days do I get to keep the dumpster?


Our standard rental is 3 days from the date of drop off. Unless otherwise discussed, dumpsters are picked up 72 hours after they are dropped off. You are more than welcome to have it picked up sooner or later if you desire. This must be discussed at the time of dumpster booking. There is no discount for a 1 or 2 day rental. Additional rental days over 3 days are billed at $10 per day. We do not pick up or drop off on Sundays.




What if I need a dumpster for more than 3 days?


Dumpster rentals may be extended at a rate of $10 per day.




What is the measurement of the dumpsters?


Junk Rescue dumpsters come in various sizes. The following are typical measurements for the different sized dumpsters. 10yd - 10 feet long by 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall 12 yd - 12 feet long by 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall 15 yd - 12 feet long by 8 feet wide by 5 feet tall 20 yd - 22 feet long by 8 feet wide by 3 feet tall 30 yd - 22 feet long by 8 feet wide by 5 feet tall




What time will you deliver my dumpster?


Dumpster delivery times can vary widely and depend heavily on your location, our schedule, and traffic conditions. When booking a dumpster, you may request a morning or afternoon delivery time frame. If a specific time is desired or critical to your project, please give us a call at 1-800-JUNK-911 and we will do our best to accomodate you.




Do I have to be there for dumpster delivery?


You do not need to be present for dumpster delivery however we will need to have specific instructions about your desired dumpster placement. Dumpsters must be placed on level and solid ground. We can not place a dumpster on steep slopes or soft soil.




Do I need to call when I am finished with my dumpster?


You do not need to call when you are finished with your dumpster if you are using it for the alotted 3 days. If you would like the dumpster picked up sooner than 3 days or you would like to keep it for longer, you will need to call and schedule pickup. It is preferred that dumpster pickup is set up at the time of your dumpster request.




Will the dumpster tear up my driveway?


Most of our dumpsters are small and weigh approximately 1 ton. It is rare that dumpsters cause damage to hard surfaces such as concrete, brick, and asphalt. It is possible however for dumpsters to displace rocks, damage grass, and mark asphalt driveways, especially in the summer heat. We do our best to not cause damage and will have a conversation with you if we think damage is possible in your situation. In the even damage is of concern to you, you may provide plywood to protect the surface where we are placing the dumpster.





Junk Removal

How do you charge for junk removal?


Junk Rescue typically charges for junk removal by the cubic yard. A cubic yard is a 3 foot by 3 foot by 3 foot cube. The best way to picture a cubic yard is to think of a standard residential washing machine or clothes dryer. So if you happen to have a washer and dryer to be removed, you have 2 cubic yards of junk to remove. If you happen to have a washer, a dryer, and a refrigerator, you have 4 cubic yards of junk to remove.




How do I know how much junk I have?


The best way to figure out how much junk you have is to try and picture it in cubic yards or 3ft x 3ft x 3ft cubes. You can also try and determine how many pickup truck loads your junk will fill up. For example, if you think you have enough junk to fill up 4 standard pickup truck beds without piling it up over the sides, you have about 10 cubic yards of junk. If you need help figuring out, you can text or email us pictures of the items you have for removal to info@junkrescue.com




Do I need to have everything outside for you?


No way, that's too much work for you. Our Junk Rescue team members will come in and remove whatever items you have to be removed from wherever they are located. It doesn't matter if it's in the basement, the attic, a 27th floor condo, or in the middle of a field. We pick up junk anywhere and don't mind doing it.




How quickly can you remove my junk?


It really depends on the size and scope of the project. Cleaning out an entire house or even a 60,000 square foot warehouse is a lot different than picking up a couch or TV from your home. Sometimes, junk removal can take several days of planning while other times, we may be able to swing by and pickup something within an hour of your phone call. While we like to have at least 24 hours notice to schedule junk removal, we will always strive to meet your needs. If it's urgent, just call us. 1-800-JUNK-911




What is the difference between dumpster rental and junk removal?


The simple difference is labor. With dumpster rental, you provide the labor to fill the dumpster with contents. With junk removal, we provide all of the labor to remove the items you would like removed. It doesn't matter if they are on the curb, in your house, attic, or basement.




How much more is junk removal than dumpster rental?


The easiest way for us to give you a quick reference on junk removal costs over dumpster costs is to assume that the price for junk removal will be about double the price of the equivilently sized dumpster. For example, a 10 cubic yard dumpster would cost you $250 while 10 cubic yards of junk removal will cost you around $500. Pricing is subject to multiple variables including the size and difficulty of the removal project. For instance, removing 10 cubic yards of furniture is likely to be priced lower than removing 10 cubic yards of unbagged trash and debris.




What types of junk do you take?


You name it and Junk Rescue can probably remove it, donate it, reuse it, repurpose it, or recycle it! If we can not, we will dispose of it properly. We are currently capable of picking up anything from standard trash and recycling to a vast array of bulky waste materials often referred to simply as "junk". See the list below for reference. Appliances - Oven, microwave, refrigerator, diswasher, washing machine, dryer, etc. Construction & Demo - Drywall, wood, carpet, shingles, concrete, paint, etc. Electronics - TV, stereo, cables, computer, keyboard, server rack, printer, flat screen, etc. Equipment - tools, drill press, table saw, wood splitter, skidsteer, excavator, backhoe, etc. Fitness - Treadmill, free weights, stationary bike, elliptical, bench, floor pads, mats, etc. Furniture - Couch, chair, table, loveseat, desk, bed, mattress, dresser, book shelf, etc. Garage - Tools, boxed items, junk car, old boat, trailer, golf clubs, shelves, tires, etc. Landscape - lawn mower, weed eater, tractor, implements, playsets, swing set, etc. Moving - Boxes, packing paper, moving blankets, packing peanuts, styrofoam, etc. Musical - Upright piano, baby grand piano, drum set, guitar, tuba, amp, speaker, etc. Office - Cubicle walls, cubicles, desks, chairs, computers, file cabinet, files, servers, etc. Retail - Display case, clothes rack, shelving, promotional display, posters, etc. Wood - Pallets, unpainted and untreated wood Call Now! 1-800-JUNK-911




What types of junk do you not take?


Very little. Unfortunately, we are unable to remove animals, unruly children, or astranged spouses. We can not take dirt or any type of soil, chemicals, aside from household spray bottles, barrels or drums with unknown contents, anything that has questionable ownership, etc.




Do you buy junk or recyclable material?


We do not buy junk or recyclable material. On rare occasions, we will reduce the price of our services based on the potential value of items being picked up.




Do you pick up anything for free?


We do not pick up anything for free. We charge a minimum $90 fee for every service we provide.




Why does it cost if everything I have can be sold?


Junk Rescue services cost money to provide. We have employees, trucks, insurance, and multiple other things that are not cheap to keep our business running. The likely hood that we would be able to cover the cost of our services just by selling the junk we pick up would be impossible. Most of what we pick up has little to no value and sometimes costs a lot of money to recycle or dispose of. We often find that items you see value in may or may not be worth what you think. Couple this with the time and energy to move, transport, store, and sell those items, and you will see how costly it can be.




What happens to all of the junk you pick up?


At the end of the day, Junk Rescue's existance is based on a never ending attempt to keep material out of the landfill. We do everything we can within financial reason to make this happen. The junk we pick up goes through a process where we determine what the best option for it is. If an item is not broken and has value or usefulness, we will try to sell it or donate it. If an item is broken but still repairable or useful, we will try to fix it, sell it, donate it, or reuse it in some fashion. If an item is broken and can not be repaired or reused within financial reason and is recyclable, we will recycle it. If an item is broken, can not be repaired, reused, sold, donated, or recycled, we will dispose of it properly at a local transfer station.




If I want to donate all of my junk, will you take it to a non profit for me?


Yes. If you tell us that you want all of the items we pick up from you to go to a non profit, we will be happy to do that for you. Kepp in mind that most non profits are now very selective of the items that they accept due to the amount of items they receive on a daily basis.




Why would I use Junk Rescue over a non profit pickup service?


One of the biggest reasons to use Junk Resuce is speed of service. Often times, we can provide same or next day service from the time you call. Most nonprofits require a 1 to 2 week leed time for a pickup and even then they may not take everything. That is another major reason to use Junk Rescue over a nonprofit service. Non profit collection services are very selective of the items they will take, often times leaving customers scrambling to find another option once they have left, taking only what they see value in. When you use Junk Rescue or any other professional junk removal service, we are going to remove all of your junk, no matter what the value is.




Why should I use Junk Rescue over another junk removal company?


Junk Rescue was born and bred in Charlotte. Most other junk removal companies in Charlotte are franchise transplants from other parts of the country. Junk Rescue has the coolest junk removal technicians. Our team believes in what we stand for. They are here to rescue you from the junk. Junk Rescue is devoted to a zero waste society. We are striving to do everything we can to reduce the amount of waste going to our already overflowing landfills. Most other junk removal companies just want the biggest bang for their buck which is to empty their truck at a landfill or transfer station as quick as possible and then go back for more.





Recycling Services

What materials can I put in the recycling cart?


This depends on the recycling service being provided at your location. We typically provide either "Single Stream" recycling or "ABC" recycling. Single Stream recycling is where all typical household recyclables go into a single cart and are sorted at a material recover facility. These carts are usually emerald green just like the ones provided by the City of Charlotte. "ABC" or "Alcohol Beverage Container" recycling is typically only used by bars and restaurants but is availble to anyone who wants to recycle glass beverage containers. These carts are typically black in color and will be clearly marked "GLASS ONLY"




How often do you pick the cart up?


Recycling carts are emptied once per week unless otherwise noted. We can do anything up to daily empties if needed.




Do you wash my recycling cart?


Cart washing is not provided as part of your recycling service but can be arranged when needed. We encourage customers to make sure that beverage and food containers are empty of contents when placed in the recycling carts.




What is ABC recycling


ABC or Alcohol Beverage Container recyclng is glass bottle recycling for bars and restaurants.




Can you provide recycling for bars and restaurants?


Yes, we do provide Alcohol Beverage Container recycling for bars and restaurants.




Can you provide recycling for my office or place of business?


Yes, we are happy to provide recycling services for your office or place of business. We typically like to work directly with the property manager to provide these services so if you are a tenant in a building, please ask your property manager to contact us.




Can you pick up recycling at my house?


We do not provide residential cart recycling services but we do provide junk and bulky item removal for residences.





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