The Difference Between Trash Service and Junk Removal

Most people don’t know the differences between trash/recycling service and junk removal, good thing our friends at College Hunks Hauling wrote an awesome article on the differences between trash service and junk removal, and you can find the full article HERE.

When planning for a cleanout project, something that comes to your mind is what you are going to do with the stuff you don’t want to keep? Should you just throw it away? Can you throw it away? Will this all fit in your trash bin?

Most weekly trash removal services have lists of items you can’t toss into your bin. Furthermore, your trash removal service may not accept overflow or bulk trash. So, do you need a trash removal service or a junk removal company? While both services aim to get rid of unwanted things in your household, knowing their differences can help you make a well-informed decision on the best service that suits your needs.

Here are three key differences between a trash removal service and a junk removal company.

1. Bulk Pickup

Local sanitation departments offer multiple programs to help you get rid of garbage at a low cost. Such as a designated bulk trash pickup day or community collection event for larger items like old appliances and lawn debris. However, these don’t happen often and some of your items will need special handling.

This is where a junk removal company comes in handy. Most junk removal companies can collect large items or bulk waste in a day. Items that require special handling like appliances, mattresses, or scrap metal can only be handled by a junk removal specialist. Additionally, many junk removal companies will sort and handle items that can be recycled or donated, keeping what you throw away out of the landfill.

2. Large-scale Jobs

Garbage collection companies focus on hauling away everyday household garbage. But at times, household trash can build up from annual cleaning or moving and can be too much for a local sanitation company. In this case, a junk removal company is better suited to handle the job of removing waste from your home.

Most local garbage collection services set limits on weekly trash collection, and you may find yourself in a situation where you can’t fit everything into your designated trash can. This is where junk removal companies come in to save the day. Apart from junk removal companies handling waste like electronics and furniture, they also offer large pickups for household trash.

3. Repurposing and Recycling

When removing unwanted items using your normal trash collection, recycling are limited to things like paper, plastics, glass and aluminum cans. Some things like old furniture or mattresses will end up in landfills as there are few recycling programs for these types of things that a garbage collection service will work with.

Working with a junk removal company helps ensure a reliable and eco-friendly solution for those less-common recyclables. We partner with local recyclers and donation partners to ensure that most of your junk stays out of the landfill. In fact, we donate or recycle nearly 70% of the household items we collect!

Items Not Accepted by a Garbage Collection Service

A trash collection service is responsible for collecting household trash but has limits. Some of the items not accepted by the general trash service include:

  • Ammunition & Firearms
  • Logs, brush, and stumps
  • Hazardous waste like insecticides and paints
  • Bulky items like furniture, appliances, and mattresses
  • Medical Waste
  • Building materials like concrete, gravel, drywall, or metal
  • Excess lawn clippings and yard waste

What Can Be Handled by a Junk Removal Service?

If you are undergoing a remodel, rental cleanout, a big move, or just doing some spring cleaning, a junk removal company is here for you. We will give you a stress-free experience by hauling bulky and heavy items that you can’t dispose of with the regular trash removal service.

Items that a junk removal service can handle include:

  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Yard waste
  • Clothes
  • Hot tubs
  • Electronics like TVs and Computers
  • Renovation Debris

Choose a Junk Removal Company for the Things Your Trash Service Won’t Take

When is comes to excess waste, choosing a junk removal company can save you time and a lot of headache. Don’t be the person rationing space in the weekly collection bin for all of those bags of fall leaves and lawn clippings. Get rid of those old tires once and for all by working with CleanStart Property Services for your junk removal needs

If you need junk removal, pest control, cleaning and/or moving services, and you are based in the Lower Mainland of BC. Give us a call at 1-855-297-8278 or book a free estimate through our website.