Every homeowner is going to accumulate trash. While some areas include trash pickup with their property taxes, other areas ask homeowners to find their own carrier. If you happen to live in an area where you are responsible for finding your own trash pickup company, you are probably wondering how to make sure you get someone who is going to work the best for your needs. It isn't always easy to choose one provider over another, especially when there are so many out there to choose from. To simplify the process for you, here are three questions to ask trash companies.
How often do you bill?
Depending on the carrier, the billing cycles are going to vary. Some companies only bill in three or six-month increments, while others bill you every month. Those companies that bill for large blocks of time often require payment upfront to prevent any issues with not being able to collect from the consumer. While you might be able to afford $20-30 per month, coming up with $100-200 all at once isn't always feasible for many homeowners. You want to make sure their billing cycle is going to work with your budget before locking in services with the provider.
How many bags can be put out per week?
You also need to find out how many bags of refuse can be put out each week. If the limit is six bags, you want to know what you would have to pay if you did have a little extra one week. This way you can better plan ahead for those weeks when you have more garbage or did some spring cleaning and are looking to double your normal load. Depending on the company, it might only be $1 per bag or it could be $5 per bag. This is something you need to know from the get go to prevent any confusion.
Are there restrictions on what can be put out to the curb?
Make sure you find out if there are any restrictions on what you can or cannot put out to the curb. Some companies don't allow you to put leaves or lawn debris out without prior permission, while others don't care. You need to know before towing stuff out to the curb that the company isn't going to take in the first place.
By asking the questions above, you can make sure you get the company that is going to work for your budget and lifestyle needs. Contact a business, such as Mountain Waste & Recycling, for more information.Share
22 February 2016
Moving out of the city changed a lot of things for me. No longer did I have the community dumpster for my trash to rely on. It was up to me to find a garbage removal company and set up an account to have the trash picked up each week. I quickly learned that there is more to garbage removal than setting trash cans out along the road for pick up. My blog is all about getting your trash removed when you live in the country. You will learn the tips that have helped me keep the animals out of my trash and so much more here on my blog.