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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 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.

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’s 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’ll 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’t 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’s website for a list of guidelines.

For national guidelines, visit CISA’s 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’s definitions of critical infrastructure.  

Reviews for Long Beach junk removal services
Shawnda S.
Remove LLC did w great job removing the junk from the house. They were on time and very professional. Quickly removed the junk and got the job done!! I recommend this company.
Remove LLCRemove LLC
Doug P.
Had Bulky Bros. come out to remove a large slab of cement. Upon arrival they figured out the best way to break it down, and had it done in no time. They cleaned up all the pieces of cement large and small and even removed small pieces of cement garden edging at no extra charge. I will definitely use them in the future for all my junk removal.
Bulky Bros Inc.Bulky Bros Inc.
Ben E.
Junk Solution was fantastic to work with. I was preparing my home for sale and had many miscellaneous items for removal. The responded quickly, and upon arrival got set up and cleared out my garage in record time. Great service! Would recommend!!
Junk SolutionJunk Solution
Landon R.
This is the experience you hope to get when hiring a professional from Thumbtack for the first time! Bruno and RIO Junk Removal were amazing. They worked around my schedule, were able to fit me in sooner than anticipated, showed up on time and created an effective and safe work environment. RIO had the most competitive price for my project, which was hauling and cleaning up a yard that had been demolished. They worked quickly and cleaned up after. If you want someone who is eager to help, doesn't need a lot of direction, and is super strong... hire Bruno and RIO Junk Removal.
Jeannette B.
Balderas Services Is composed of two brothers. They were friendly, personable, and thorough. They performed the job of cleaning up the junk I had to be removed in a timely manner, and cleaned up (swept the area), when they were done. I would use them again. 😊
Balderas Demolition & HaulingBalderas Demolition & Hauling
Joanna W.
Reached out for junk removal. First, they canceled my online booking and said they wouldn’t schedule until seeing pictures. After I sent the pictures, we agreed to a price and time. 2 hours later, he said that there was too much traffic and increased his pricing. Not cool. I had already cleared my day for this project. Needless to say, I cancelled.
Star Junk RemovalStar Junk Removal
Kyle S.
Above and beyond my expectations, had couple of estimates for my construction debris removal, needed it gone before meeting with client. Martins guys showed up, took care of everything and even did things I didn’t even expect them to do. Anyone looking to hire some real professional that will get the job done right call So Cal junk men. Six stars if I could.
SoCal Junkmen Junk Removal ServiceSoCal Junkmen Junk Removal Service
Charles V.
I felt bad for this guy who showed up and said that his helper had called in sick that day. He immediately proceeded to remove all the junk from my apartment and assured me he would be able to move a seven-foot sofa down two flights of stairs all on his own. He was a strong guy and moved quickly. Later that day I noticed some damage to the walls in the stairwell. I don't know if that was him or not. I hope not.
Junk in the TruckJunk in the Truck
Scott C.
Coastal Properties tries bait and switch. When I set up the project I listed the types of items of junk, which were to be picked up. I listed it as one truck load. We were given multiple proposals from various persons to pickup one truck load of junk. Costal Properties initial proposal was $75 to remove one truck load of junk. This was the lowest bid we received. When we called to arrange a pickup, we dealt with a Joseph who switched his price to $125, and asked that we email him a list of items we wanted pickup, which we did. Even though he raised his price by $50, we decided not to waste additional time and just let him do it, so we scheduled the pick up. Then, when Joseph arrived he now said he was going to charge us $150 for the exact items, which we informed him of by email and he said he would pickup for $125. My wife who was the one home, complained about his bait and switch, so he then said he would do it for $130. After he loaded the items we listed for him, he still had some room in his truck to make a full truck load, so my wife asked if she could put a few additional items on the truck, since there was still room. Joseph said if she did, he would have to charge her extra, so she said forget it. Joseph's initial proposal was $75 for one truck load of junk, but we paid $130 for less than a truck load of junk.
Coastal PropertiesCoastal Properties
Michael B.
Everyone should RUN and CALL BRUNO! Honestly, I was getting frustrated because I couldn't find a proper junk removal company to do the job after a few other competitors couldn't. I finally found Bruno and right after sending my inquiry, he was quick to respond and told me he could show up the next day at the time I wanted. Bruno was excellent at communicating throughout the entire process and did exactly what I asked while keeping a strong level of professionalism. I'd hire him again without question. Thank you, Bruno!
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