If you have just finished throwing out a pile of junk in and around your house, you will either need professionals for hauling away the stuff or you can consider a DIY job.
One alternative is to look for specialty services that offer trash removal. Professionals can surely do the job well, but there are also certain disadvantages. You should give a though to all aspects of the job before making a decision.
One of the factors to be considered is the cost. You will definitely incur more expenditure by calling in professionals. You will have to drive the trash to the dump and drive back, but it will be cheaper than employing professionals.
But you would realize that the cost is not the only factor. You should also consider that it is quite inconvenient for you to do the hauling by yourself. There is a lot of hard work involved in towing away the trash and by calling in professionals; you can have the luxury of sitting back and relaxing. It is also more efficient to hire professionals, as they are quicker and have better and more sophisticated equipment as well as manpower for effective cleaning. It is also possible to haul the trash in one go, whereas you may need to make several trips to the landfills.
It is also important to consider the environmental factor, when dumping trash by yourself. If you hire professionals, it is possible that they also offer recycling facilities. They are experienced in this field and can be selective about the trash that they throw out. Reusable materials are also transported to the relevant agents or organizations that handle such waste. You might find it difficult to trace and segregate recyclable material and may not have the right contact with the organizations, who deal in precious metals, such as copper and steel.
The bottom line is that you could save money and invest time and labor in the work or you could get it done efficiently through hiring professionals. If you really wish to save your precious scrap metal, then the professionals are the perfect choice.