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How much does it cost to haul off junk?

The average cost to haul away junk is $150, though this price can be expected to vary between around $75 and $375, depending on several factors. 

The first factor is the quantity of junk removed. Most junk removal services charge by the truckload, and most residential projects only require filling up part of a truckload.

Another factor is the type of junk. E-waste like computers and TVs may cost more to dispose of, as will more hazardous materials like mercury, paint and used motor oil. It also may cost more to remove big items like beds and couches.

To find out how much it will cost to get rid of your junk, get free estimates from the best junk removal companies near you.

How do you prepare for junk removal?

To prepare for junk removal, start by listing all the items you should get rid of. Organize your list by which items are appropriate for the junk collection team and which may have some resale value or could be donated. 

Move through your house and hit problem spots like closets, attics and basements. Make a pile of items you plan to keep, give away, sell, donate and have the junk removers pick up. Finally, contact at least three junk removal companies for price quotes.

How can I get rid of junk fast?

To get rid of your junk fast, start by organizing and making a list of what you have. Sell what you can, and give away items that you value but you don鈥檛 want to friends and family. 

If you don鈥檛 have the means to transport items or if you have too much junk to get rid of on your own, it鈥檚 time to hire a pro. A junk removal service can quickly and efficiently get rid of junk for you, including lifting heavy objects and making sure nothing is damaged.

Find a junk removal service near you and start asking for free estimates.

Do you tip junk removal guys?

You may want to tip your junk removal team if they did an exceptional job. For instance, if they show up on time, are courteous and professional, take extra care not to damage your possessions and home, and leave a clean site afterwards, you may feel like giving them a tip. A reasonable tip might be $20 per crew member.

It鈥檚 also nice to tip them on especially hot days, or when the weather is inclement. You can also provide food and drinks for them.

How do you throw away a couch?

You can get rid of a couch by hiring a junk removal pro who can get it safely out of your house and dispose of it. There are other options as well, including renting a trailer and hauling it to a proper disposal facility, or leaving it out for someone to pick up. 

However, a junk removal service is the easiest option. This keeps you from having to lift a heavy object or risk scuffing up your walls. Furthermore, a licensed junk removal service can responsibly dispose of a couch, saving you from having to find a site.

What鈥檚 the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a junk removal service during the COVID-19 pandemic?

You can set up consultations and appointments with a junk removal service near you during the COVID-19 pandemic by messaging the professional of your choice in an online search. Ask if they are willing to set up a video call to assess the project and answer any questions you have. Discuss a strategy for staying safe during the job, including sticking to guidelines on social distancing as well as paying through digital platforms instead of cash or check.

Does a junk removal service need to enter my home?

A junk remover may not need to enter your home if all of the materials are located outside. If a junk remover needs access to your home and the project is deemed essential, you鈥檒l need to discuss a strategy for safety. For example, avoid being near each other, sanitize involved surfaces and conduct payments using digital platforms. Discuss potential strategies with junk removal companies in your area.

Do junk removers offer remote or virtual services?

Because junk removal requires manual labor, it is not typically a remote service. However, if you see a profile that states the junk removal company is offering remote services, ask the company what those services include. And schedule a phone or video consultation with local junk removers, and ask what precautions can be taken to comply with social distancing guidelines. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a junk removal service when social distancing?

If you hire a junk removal company near you, take precautions to avoid person-to-person contact, sanitize involved surfaces and use virtual payments. If possible, it might also be a good idea to move the items that are getting picked up outside so the junk remover doesn鈥檛 need to enter your home.

How can I find out if a junk removal service is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Junk removal may be considered essential in certain cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. A good place to start is by searching your city or state government鈥檚 website for a list of guidelines.

For national guidelines, visit CISA鈥檚 Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage, which identifies 16 types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA鈥檚 definitions of critical infrastructure.  

Reviews for Berkeley haulers
David s.
Very prompt and hauled away some heavy furniture with no problem. Very friendly.
Jonathan P.
Jiri helped me with a difficult dirt removal operation. I would definitely hire JP hauling again.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
A simple schlepping job hauling redwood duff from the back yard to the street. It went smoothly. Justin was on time, cordial and businesslike.
JT Removal LLCJT Removal LLC
Jessica P.
Super responsive and helpful, hauled away everything I needed to be taken care of with no questions asked and super easy payment. Would definitely recommend!
Lisa W.
The HR Junk Hauling team did a very nice job in a difficult situation. I had more stuff than I'd originally estimated. I lived in a third-floor walkup. The building was being renovated, and there was a truck for the renovation blocking part of the driveway. On top of all that, I had a tight deadline. They hauled away my items quickly, and they were courteous. I appreciated their help.
Christine T.
These guys were friendly, quick, and efficient in hauling away my mixed trash and old fridge. After hauling, they did a walkthrough with me to show no damage had been done in the areas they worked. They even made sure to put cones out on the street to alert other drivers about their truck. 5 stars, would def hire again if we weren鈥檛 moving out of state!
Junk Yard Runners IncJunk Yard Runners Inc
Thumbtack Customer
JT was awesome- accommodated a short notice pickup and he arrived promptly and on time! Highly recommend his service, and will be keeping his number for future hauling!
JT Removal LLCJT Removal LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Helped haul some bed frames and empty boxes away. Very quick responses, very reasonable prices, willing to work within a time constraint, prompt! Would definitely hire again. :)
JT Removal LLCJT Removal LLC
Lynda E.
Manzanita's Hauling was great. They came out and conducted an assessment of my junk removal. The value was reasonable compared to other companies. They arrived on time and were thorough in completing the project. I would use them again.
Junk Removal/Manzanita's HaulingJunk Removal/Manzanita's Hauling
Ariel S.
JP moving was excellent! They came to my house, helped me take apart a treadmill, took it down 3 flights of stairs and hauled it away quickly. They were extremely kind, courteous, and accommodating. I highly recommend their service.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Nicole P.
Read their previous reviews before contacting; these were the guys for my job. Andre and Marcio were right on time, they were courteous, friendly and worked very quickly. I鈥檓 very happy with Thunder Hauling & Junk Removal. 馃憤馃徏
Dan P.
Eduardo Dios was the first to respond to my request for hauling. And showed up the same day. And proceeded in a very professional manner to complete the task. He and his co-worker wore masks and maintained social distancing. Highly recommend Eduardo "Eddie" Dios. See before and after pictures. Cheers!
REJOICE yard and junk removal/ hullingREJOICE yard and junk removal/ hulling
Andrea M.
Although there was some miscommunication about the size of the job and corresponding estimate (Thumbtack only attached one of my three uploaded pictures), I鈥檓 pleased with the professionalism, speed and friendliness of the two gentlemen who came to haul away my stuff today. Would recommend them. Thanks, Junk Yard Runners :)
Junk Yard Runners IncJunk Yard Runners Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing! From start to finish, Chaojun was awesome to work with. I was running late and my phone spontaneously overheated, but he was punctual and patient. When I arrived, he completed all work as promised at top speed. I will definitely be contacting him in the future for all of our hauling/furniture assembly needs.
Chaojun Home Improvement ServiceChaojun Home Improvement Service
Jordan B.
Sam and Pacific Pros were excellent! I needed a very large old oven removed from my home and they did it in under 20 minutes! They were super punctual, very friendly, and got the job done without any damage done to my home. I would highly recommend Pacific Pros for all of your hauling needs!
Pacific Pros- Capos Moving & StoragePacific Pros- Capos Moving & Storage
Ella c.
If I could give no stars I would. He calls right away when I post the job- very enthusiastic. Then I call when he is 15 minutes late for arrival to do the job. He says he will be about THREE HOURS LATE. And NOW he wants pictures of what is to hauled. Total scammyness. Go with someone else; ANYONE else!
Gogo Transport Service鈥檚Gogo Transport Service鈥檚
Jody H.
Hire Mike Moran and his DMC Hauling company! He did an amazing job re-moving materials and debris from a recent remodel from our Berkeley/Elmwood home. He's personable, professional, incredibly efficient, cost effective and prompt. Moreover, this guy really likes what he does for a living and it shows. Thanks, Mike! And good luck growing your customer base.
DMC HaulingDMC Hauling
Fred C.
Alden, Isaiah, and Tino arrived on time and did a great job. Were transparent about the quote, upfront about some changes needed, and communicative during entire process. Didn't waste any time, got it done much faster than I thought would be possible and also cleaned up after themselves. Would definitely hire them again for any hauling/removal needs.
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