Need A Trash Hauling Company? What To Know

25 February 2016
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If you are having a hard time picking a garbage provider and you aren't sure what the difference is between local companies, it's important to look for certain qualities in a garbage removal service. Not all companies are the same, and you can save money if you shop around.

You want to know the fine details of the service you're going to be getting when you sign a contract with a waste management company. When you call around to get prices, ask these questions before you commit.

Do They Offer Recycling?

Does the company offer recycling? If so, do they give you a discount on your trash removal rate for taking the time to recycle? Many companies do this, and it can save you a lot over the course of the year. Plus, it can lower the size of the garbage bin you need. The smaller the bin or the fewer garbage bins you need, the more you're going to save.

Do They Do Seasonal Pickup Options?

Ask the company if they pick up pumpkins or leaves in the fall, if they have a time when they pick up Christmas trees, or if you are allowed a certain amount of large items a year. This is important if you don't have ways to dispose of these things or if the area where you live doesn't have places for you to drop these things off.

What are the Sizes of the Containers?

Find out the definitive sizes of the containers with the price so you know what size of container you are getting for the money, and so you can compare it with the other company's sizes. Every company may have very different sizes for a small, medium and large container, and you may only need one provider's medium while you need a large with the other company.

You should also ask about the holiday policy. Some companies will back up a day and pick your garbage up the day after a holiday if your pickup day lands on a holiday and others will make you wait until the next week. Some garbage companies also offer discounts to the neighbors that all decide to use the same service, so find out who the neighbors use and if you can get a discount with any local provider for that reason. You'll be glad when the bill comes that you asked these different questions of companies like Waconia Roll-Off Service.