In the Metro Vancouver area, whether you are doing your own trash pick up or hiring a junk removal company to do it for you, the non-recyclable garbage eventually has to go to a transfer station. This is where the cost of waste removal is truly seen. And it may surprise you. The transfer station charges by weight – not by volume.
So, when you are charged by how much household or commercial junk fills up a certain-sized truck, you’re not always getting the most accurate or fair pricing.
First of all, it’s hard to fill up a truck to its max, since things don’t fit in there compactly or perfectly: there are always going to be gaps. Secondly, the junk removal company has to ‘eyeball’ how much waste they are picking up for you. This involves subjectivity. Third, there has to be a buffer cost in their pricing to make sure they are not overcharged by the weight of your junk, when they get to the transfer station.
Instead of using the volume-based model of junk removal in Vancouver, we go by weight. Because, this is how we are charged. Yes, we have operating costs and labour costs. But so do the other guys. In short, we eliminate the guesswork out of pricing your junk removal service needs. This saves you money.
And, it may amaze you that your household junk doesn’t weigh as much as you might think. Call us, or send us a photo of your junk, and we’ll help you get an estimate.
So, what about that heavy construction waste removal you need? Could that cost more than going by volume? Not always. This is where the no-buffer-added becomes the most ethical way to determine junk removal prices in Vancouver.