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FastStache

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Lots of trash to get rid of, best way how?
« on: June 17, 2014, 02:43:09 PM »
I have a bunch of carpet and drywall to dispose of in the next few weeks.

What is a convenient cost effective way to dispose of all this without driving it the dump with my small car? I saw the bagster as an ok option, 30 bucks for a big bag and 139 for hauling it away.

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Re: Lots of trash to get rid of, best way how?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 02:47:15 PM »
The best way is going to be figuring out how to haul it yourself. By far the biggest cost is having it picked up. Can you find a trailer to borrow? Or a truck? Even renting a trailer or truck would be great, how about a Uhaul?

And I agree about talking to your trash service, but mine won't do it.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2014, 03:04:52 PM by James »

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Re: Lots of trash to get rid of, best way how?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 02:48:32 PM »
Regular trash service usually has a "large item" haul away day once a month in our area. Might call them and at least ask?

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Re: Lots of trash to get rid of, best way how?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 04:13:52 PM »
How much is a bunch?

For small remodels, I've gotten away with using the regular trash service, a bit at a time over a few weeks.

For a pickup size load, it's probably cheapest to haul it yourself to the dump.

For a really large amount, the bagster, or a real dumpster might be called for.

If you don't want to haul it yourself, check out Craigslist or a local bulletin board for hauling services.   They can be fairly reasonable - it's a competitive business which has what the economists would call  a "low barrier to entry".

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Re: Lots of trash to get rid of, best way how?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 04:32:39 PM »
When we replaced a carpet in our home, we put an ad in the paper and sold it for $600 to a person who was going to put the good portions in a mobile home she used as a rental unit.  We had a win-win there.

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Re: Lots of trash to get rid of, best way how?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 10:22:22 PM »
our local dump charges $30 for up to the first ton, you haul it. we went for the $79 dumpster that was delivered and removed a few weeks later. i would start by calling your local towns trash service or landfill/dump.

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Re: Lots of trash to get rid of, best way how?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 10:30:17 PM »
I have yet to find anything I could not make disappear using the free section of craigslist.  I haven't tried construction debris, but I've successfully given away broken appliances, dirt, rocks, and tree limbs.  Might be worth a shot.