Have you recently cleared out your garage and found yourself with tons of leftover trash? You’re not alone. The average individual produces almost four pounds of trash daily and over 1.5 tons of solid waste annually, according to DoSomething.org.
In such a situation, the best thing you can do is hire a reputable, local trash removal company for the job. The question is, how do you find the right firm to give your business to? Here are four tips to help you.
1. Compare Estimates
When looking for a trash removal company to hire for your home, remember that you’ll get what you pay for. While there’s no reason for any project to be overcharged, it’s also safe to assume that bargain-basement prices are probably that way for a reason. Knowing the amount of trash you need to be taken care of in cubic yardage will allow you to compare the estimates of competing companies.
Avoid any business that doesn’t provide an estimate based on your junk’s cubic yardage. Be wary of any efforts to charge you based on variables such as manpower or time as well, which you have no control over.
2. Look at Past Jobs
Check whether the company you’re considering has before-and-after pics or blog posts of past projects comparable to yours. Doing this may give you more insight into how they’ll tackle the specific project you want to hire them for. They should also have testimonials on their website or elsewhere online, which is the closest thing to a word-of-mouth recommendation in the modern business environment. You might want to start looking elsewhere if you can’t find such information.
3. Consider Their Associations
Find out what associations or groups the trash removal company you want to hire is a member of. It adds to their credibility if they’re a part of the local Chamber of Commerce, Yellowpages, Angi’s List, or the Better Business Bureau. Don’t stop there. If these sites have accompanying scores, you can see how the respective community perceives them.
4. Ask About Their Recycling Policy
Contrary to popular belief, once your trash is hauled away, it doesn’t magically disappear. Factor in the recycling practices of the trash removal company you want to hire into your decision. Most businesses coordinate with recycling facilities, scrap dealers, and donation centers to divert every recyclable item from landfills. Without a recycling policy, you’ll pass your junk issue onto the earth.
Taking on a decluttering project can result in much waste. When you hire a trash removal company, they’ll be sure to dispose of everything accordingly. Give our team at Opdenaker a call today to schedule a consultation.