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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 Oakland haulers
Estarlita T.
I contacted Mnj Hauling regarding hauling junk from our home. Mnj Hauling responded immediately. Mnj Hauling was very professional from beginning to end. Exceptional service & supreme quality of work. Mnj Hauling removed all the items as requested quickly & efficiently. If you're looking for quality work, I highly recommend Mnj Hauling!
Damien's Junk RemovalDamien's Junk Removal
Remi m.
They hauled everything and some. I’m super grateful to the young men.
Marisa P.
Ty was great! His response was lp), and hauled all my trash quickly!
Bay Area Junk AllianceBay Area Junk Alliance
Lisa B.
These guys were great! I will use them again for my hauling needs!
Gogo Transport Service’sGogo Transport Service’s
Amy T.
Eduardo and his crew did an excellent job hauling away lots of junk for me! I requested service the evening before and they showed up right on time the next morning. They took everything I needed hauled away and left the area very clean!!
REJOICE yard and junk removal/ hullingREJOICE yard and junk removal/ hulling
Helen W.
Oscar’s hauling responded quickly to my request and came and removed the debris the very next day.
Oscar’s HaulingOscar’s Hauling
Henderson H.
My experience with Oscar was very positive! I will most definitely use his company for any future hauling needs. The professionalism, work quality, punctuality, responsiveness, and value were all exceptional. Therefore, without hesitation, I recommend Oscar for any hauling needs.
Oscar Demolition & Junk RemovalOscar Demolition & Junk Removal
Erin G.
We reached out To ER Rejoice to haul a bunch of junk, and it was gone in less than 24 hours!
REJOICE yard and junk removal/ hullingREJOICE yard and junk removal/ hulling
Michelle A.
We had a last minute (same day) junk hauling need, and Junk Yard Runners delivered! They were very quick to respond to our initial inquiry and they came quickly too. We had the junk hauled within 4 hours! Very happy with the service and would recommend.
Junk Yard Runners IncJunk Yard Runners Inc
Katie R.
I would hire these guys again in a heartbeat. They were quick & reasonably priced. Jonathan & Johan showed up on time and took care of my hauling job quickly. They hauled away 3 heavy bins of dirt and a tarp full. Bonus: they were very friendly too! Thanks, guys!
Goose D.
Extremely flexible and helpful. Efficient and timely. What else could yo uask for? If you need hauling, these are your guys
833 Dump Pro833 Dump Pro
Matt W.
Justin came same day and was super prompt and communicative and professional. Would definitely call him again for any hauling needs
Trafton B.
Dump Pro was great, they arrived ahead of schedule and hauled everything away that I needed and cleaned my entire driveway before leaving.
833 Dump Pro833 Dump Pro
Cherise A.
They were hardworking, resourceful and helpful with negotiating a good price. I would recommend them to friends and family for all your hauling needs.
Alexis R.
Great customer service and performed the job quickly and efficiently. I would definitely hire again when I need items hauled.
Junk Removal/Manzanita's HaulingJunk Removal/Manzanita's Hauling
Myra s.
These guys were quick and so pleasant to work with. Really appreciate their professionalism, leaving the site so clean and hauling all our concrete away at a reasonable price! Thank you.
833 Dump Pro833 Dump Pro
Gabriella V.
Damien removed and hauled a giant old clothes line pole from my backyard—including the boulder of concrete holding it in place. He was a great communicator, prompt and professional. Highly recommend.
Damien's Junk RemovalDamien's Junk Removal
Daniel S.
Awesome! Came on time, great communication leading up to the job. Had a desk and bookshelf removed as part of the junk hauling service and will probably hire her and her team again for organization services
Adjusting SpaceAdjusting Space
Ed M.
They pulled up within the window quoted and quickly reduced the rubbish pile to nothing. I had sent them a few pictures and the job was quoted before scheduling. No surprises. I highly recommend HR Hauling!
Thumbtack Customer
Justin did a great job hauling the junk out of my garage. He was very responsive to my communications and performed the job quickly. I would recommend Justin to anyone who needs junk removed.
JT Removal LLCJT Removal LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Justin was great. Jumped at the chance to move my stuff. Immediately ran out and got an extra trailer just for us, navigated our very narrow and tricky driveway, and hauled all of our junk with aplomb and efficiency.
JT Removal LLCJT Removal LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Frank did an amazing job on my project. The epitome of professionalism and a passion and commitment to his work. I was astonished with the results. They are excellent sources for a wide variety of your hauling needs and come with my most enthusiastic recommendation
Heavenly Janitorial Services & JUNK RemovalHeavenly Janitorial Services & JUNK Removal
Nicholas G.
I reached out to Miguel to haul away some junk, and he responded promptly within minutes, and offered a very competitive price. Picked up the junk 2 hours later. Would hire again without reservations.
Junk hauling and Window CleaningJunk hauling and Window Cleaning
Leslie S.
I contacted JunkLads in the evening on Wednesday, and they arrived Thursday morning as agreed. I had 35 contractor bags full of mulch and dirt, two large buckets of rocks, and some miscellaneous pavers to haul away. They were in and out quickly. Would recommend.
Dani B.
I contacted this company a day before my move out haul. I was very pleased that they were able to accommodate me within a short amount of time. The movers were fast, professional, and prompt when communicating. I’d highly recommend them.
833 Dump Pro833 Dump Pro
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