Garbage disposal costs can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors. The most important of these is location, as municipal customers may already be paying for the service. However, sizes tend to peak at 60 to 90 gallons. Construction waste is more expensive to dispose of than residential garbage due to the weight of items, type of items, and limited discharge facilities.
To ensure you don't overpay, it's best to get at least three to five quotes from local garbage disposal companies. The price of garbage removal depends on the type of garbage, the number of items, and the size of the load. Unfortunately, it's impossible to predict what the exact price will be until you know how much old garbage needs to be transported. Hometown is a great resource for finding reputable locally-owned garbage disposal and rental companies in your area.
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. You can also 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.