5 Factors to Consider When Outsourcing a Junk Removal Company

Dealing with the odors and overall condition of garbage bins can be challenging. Learn ways to keep garbage bins clean and in good order.

5 Factors to Consider When Outsourcing a Junk Removal Company

15 September 2016
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Professional junk removal is more than just getting two guys with a truck to clear your business or commercial premises of things you don't need anymore. There are enormous benefits to hiring professional junk removers, from efficiency and accountability to convenience and reliability. However, not all professionals are created equal either. The following are the most important factors to consider when choosing a company to develop a long working relationship with.

Do they carry everything?

The reason you hire junk removers is so that you don't have to do any of the work. Therefore, you're looking for a company with capacity to dispose of most regular wastes. It is better to find a company with capacity to dispose of hazardous wastes as well, especially if you're in this line of business. Specifically ask potential providers the kinds of rubbish/junk they don't take, so that you make an informed decision based on your requirements.

How is trash disposed of?

Have a candid conversation about what happens to junk after it is removed from your property. You have a right to know this, so don't be afraid to ask. At the least, you're looking for a company that can divert most of your trash from the landfill. Such companies will have blossoming relationships with recycle centres, junkyards and other facilities that can upcycle your junk. Ensure that this is written in your contract so that your company name is not associated with improper dumping practices by your service provider.

How long is their response time?

One of the qualities of good service provision is prompt response to customer collection requests. Ask your potential providers how long they need to remove junk following impromptu requests, apart from the regular removal you'll probably discuss and put in your contract. They should be able to respond in a day or two from the time of call.

How do you do the work?

It is very important for you to know how they carry out junk removal, not just that they do. Visit their premises and find out whether they have the right vehicles, tools, equipment and trained manpower. Big commercial complexes cannot hire removers with a single truck and two crewmen, for instance. Their resources should be adequate for your needs. Certification of crew managers and members is also important to ensure that removals will be carefully handled to avoid damage on and off your property.

What is their pricing?

Finally, once you've settled the above qualities, you can look at the pricing scheme. The company should provide a simple pricing scheme based on the volume and/or weight of your trash and the complexity of disposal (hazardous waste is harder to dispose of, for instance). Try to avoid companies that charge according to labour hours, unless the method of measurement is clearly explained in a way you can understand.

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Garbage Bins: Cleaning, Maintaining and Eliminating Odors

Your garbage bin is something that you may not spend a lot of time thinking about, but it's a fact of life, and dealing with its odors, its condition and how it looks can be challenging. Hi, my name is Molly, and I love things that are clean. That includes my garbage bin. Over the years, I have found a number of strategies to keep garbage bins clean and in good order. If you want tips related to garbage bins, please explore this blog. I love to write, but when I'm not working on this blog or my poetry chap book, I like to hike, spend time with my kids and explore charity shops.

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