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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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’t want to friends and family. 

If you don’t have the means to transport items or if you have too much junk to get rid of on your own, it’s 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’s also nice to tip them on especially hot days, or when the weather is inclement. You can also provide food and drinks for them.

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. 

Reviews for Carlsbad haulers
Araceli A.
Great job they hauled it all away.
SD Trident HaulingSD Trident Hauling
Kenneth B.
Hauled all my renovation debris for a good rate.. On time and professional. would recommend
junk queenjunk queen
Thumbtack Customer
So happy we hired Dan. He was on time, professional and patient with us as we found more and more things for him to haul away. Definitely will be hiring him for more things to do around the house.
Brian S.
STOP. READ THIS BEFORE YOU HIRE A HAULING COMPANY !😁 Ray with R & R did a fantastic job hauling away a kitchen demo job. They were punctual, responsive and so nice. Professional truck and trailer. Work uniforms and all. So many of these companies low ball initial estimate then get there and it’s 3 times the initial quote. Ray initially quoted higher then reduced based on the actual load. Send pictures if you can. So fair. Thank you ray !! Well done. Hire this guy.
R&R Hauling and Junk Removal LLCR&R Hauling and Junk Removal LLC
Nancy H.
I’m astounded at the job the young man that came to haul away debris did! He not only crammed 2 truckloads of junk into 1 truckload, he did it incredibly fast. He’s polite, intelligent, and respectful of property and people. A true professional. What a find!
SD Trident HaulingSD Trident Hauling
Katie W.
Ray was super responsive and did a quick turn around pick up for us. Very impressed with his responsiveness and professionalism. I have already recommended him to our neighbor. Would highly recommend R&R hauling. Price is great too! Very reasonable.
R&R Hauling and Junk Removal LLCR&R Hauling and Junk Removal LLC
Liam T.
Dan and his team were a pleasure to work with. Great response time and communication prior to arrival, and provided an accurate quote for the job quickly. Showed up on time and finished the job in short order. 10/10 service; would definitely recommend and hire again for junk hauling needs!
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