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Question DetailsAsked on 11/30/2015

how do i get rid of an old job trailer

The company I work for is getting rid of a 35 foot job trailer. The scrap metal places will not take it because there is not enough metal in it to make a profit. we are trying to give it away. It is 35 feet log will had it on a job but it cost more to move from job to job. It is cheaper for us to rent.

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Here are some ways - cost (or proceeds or tax deduction) largely depending on its condition,, whether it is on axles and wheels/tires and can roll safely and legally on the road or if it has to be put on a lowboy by a crane for transport, and of course whether you have to pay to have it taken away depends on saleability. In most of these cases unless the receiving agency/user pays for the removal it will be cheaper for you to just junk it at the landfill, especially as your time calling around to try to find someone to take it (then possibly them failing to come through or underestimating what it takes to move it) has value, so unless readily usable and towable as is not likely to be worth your time finding a reuse for it.

0) let employees know it is available cheap or for free if they haul it away

1) contact large size general contractors - large building and site development type - to see if they will take it off your hands as a jobsite office/storage building

2) Craigslist (for best offer or for free)

3) contact used trailer and construction equipment dealers in your areas who might buy/take it for resale or rental

4) contact local site trailer rental places like ATCO to see if they will take it - also places that rent event (outdoor concert, fair, wedding, etc) trailers for use as changing rooms, portable restrooms, etc

5) if towable and in decent condition, contact United Way, Boy Scout council, etc to see if they have any agencies or camps that might want it

6) contact local remote site property development contractors, logging companies, etc if such operations in your area

7) see if you can put a "for sale" or "free" notice up on a local local contractor's community bulletin board - and if near a frequently used road, put up a for sale sign at your office/yard about it

8) local apprenticeship programs, youth programs, etc area possible - if United Way does not have ideas, try your local government (city and county) community programs coordinator - they may know of an organization who would want it

9) contact local government purchasing department (and school district if it operates separately in your area) to see if they have any government agencies/departments that have been asking about buying a trailer for storage or field or supplemental office or classroom space. Ditto to local colleges.

10) ditto to local outdoor activity areas - gun or paintball outdoor ranges, small auto race tracks/drag strips/raceways, equestrian center, zoo, etc - any place that might want an office or storage space to plop on their facility. Private or government - especially Parks and Rec departments, State Parks department, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Game, etc.

11) police or fire departments and local military bases - as storage or office facility, training/shooting range office, or as fire department training facility training structure for fire control and entry/search practice use

12) if you know or deal with a realtor locally, call and ask if they know of anyone who might want this sort of trailer

13) if any local trailer parks that rent trailer houses, contact owner about buying it as a rental (if has kitchen and bath) or office unit

14) if can't give it away, contact a house trailer/mobile home moving company (or if towable on road a trucking company) about hauling it to the dump - most dumps will take such items on appointment, delivered right to the current operating face in the dump. Though generally has to have all appliances (at leaat any refrigerant-containing ones), sometimes glass, and in many areas but not all asbestos removed too - contact your solid waste services or local private landfill about what they will take. Commonly about $250-500 for a short move if rollable or if trailer moving company has axles/wheels/tires in stock that fit, and similar amount for the landfill fee, but can be much more in some landfills.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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