Garbage disposal costs can vary greatly for a variety of different reasons that we'll discuss in the next section. There are several factors that will affect the price you are charged for your garbage disposal services, the most important of which is location. If you're already a municipal customer, transporting city garbage is an economical way to dispose of garbage, since you're already paying for the service, although sizes tend to peak at 60 to 90 gallons. Construction waste costs considerably more than disposing of residential garbage due to the weight of items, type of items, and limited discharge facilities.
Because of this, it is difficult to determine the exact rates for both the full garbage disposal service and the rental of garbage containers. To make sure you don't overpay, get at least three to five quotes from garbage disposal companies in your area. The price of garbage removal depends on several factors, such as the type of garbage, the number of items, and the size of the load. Since most companies do not provide an estimate before you know how much old garbage you need to transport, it is impossible to predict what the exact price of garbage disposal will be.
Hometown is a great resource for finding reputable locally-owned garbage disposal and rental companies serving your area. But if you have a large volume of garbage, items that are too heavy to move, or items that can't be recycled on the sidewalk, a garbage collection service may be worthwhile. If you can't find a company that offers this service, consider hiring a separate cleaning service, such as a professional organizer, to sort items before calling a garbage disposal professional. Send cardboard, paper, cans and bottles to your local free recycling agency instead of including them in the garbage disposal work order.
Most garbage disposal companies don't take hazardous materials out of your hands (such as aerosol cans, lead-based paint, and old TVs with cathode ray tubes), and those that do may charge you more for the service. Even including construction debris in a larger garbage collection load can increase the total collection rate.