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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.

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 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.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for junk removal services?

Today, digital payment platforms are gaining popularity across many services, including junk removal companies. Digital payment services such as PayPal, Square Cash, Venmo, Zelle and Google Pay are common options for customers.

Conduct an online search for junk removal services in your area, and ask whether they accept digital payments. Make sure you have a plan in place to take all necessary precautions to comply with any mandated social distancing guidelines.

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. 

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.

Reviews for Washington hauling professionals
Sami A.
nicely done removed all my trash quickly
Green's, junk removal, landscape and  demo serv...Green's, junk removal, landscape and demo serv...
Dayo S.
He was on time and helped to remove all my trash!
JNO BAPTISTE ENTERPRISE LLCJNO BAPTISTE ENTERPRISE LLC
Erin m.
Very responsive and quickly removed all trash. Great value!
Junk Removal & DemolitionJunk Removal & Demolition
Kam J.
I highly recommend Ronald's trash removal service. I used his service to remove a large shrub tree and he far exceeded my expectations. His attention to detail, affordable pricing, and service with a smile is unmatched. I will be using his service for all of my future trash removal needs.
Ronald's Junk Removal ServiceRonald's Junk Removal Service
Julie L.
Rico was fantastic and kind. They arrived promptly and removed my trash in a matter of hours from my request.
Green's, junk removal, landscape and  demo serv...Green's, junk removal, landscape and demo serv...
Elizabeth D.
He came right away to remove large items not taken by trash collectors and charged a very reasonable fee for the service. Definitely recommend!
Ronald's Junk Removal ServiceRonald's Junk Removal Service
Thumbtack Customer
Ronald did a great job on a last minute request. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional trash/junk removal service.
Ronald's Junk Removal ServiceRonald's Junk Removal Service
ANDREW N.
The gentleman from JT’s Junk & Trash Removal, LLC were prompt, efficient, courteous and extremely professional. I will definitely use their services again in the future.
JT'S Junk & Trash Removal, LLCJT'S Junk & Trash Removal, LLC
Tuan N.
Very meticulous in taking care of the most minor details. Left my property spotlessly clean after removing trash and construction material. Great guy.
Ronald's Junk Removal ServiceRonald's Junk Removal Service
Todd T.
I called at the beginning of the week to find someone to remove trash and materials from the house as we prep for a renovation. Holliman Global were responsive in scheduling the appointment, punctual in pickup, and thorough in removal. I will be sure to use them for future services.
Holliman Global LLCHolliman Global LLC
Anny V.
Ronald and his team were excellent! They arrived right on time, were highly responsive throughout the process, and were transparent on the quote and high quality service! They removed a roomful of bulk items (old couch, appliances, and old doors and plantation shutters) easily and even went above and beyond to clear some additional trash. Will definitely hire them again and highly recommend them for your trash removal needs.
Ronald's Junk Removal ServiceRonald's Junk Removal Service
Jennifer J.
A must hire!!! Thomas did an incredible job helping us remove heavy items and bulk trash. He was responsive, punctual and is incredibly hardworking. You won’t be sorry!
Frederick's finest junk removalFrederick's finest junk removal
Melissa T.
We requested Rent Movers to stop by to remove well over 70+ boxes and other recycle trash (Think large contractor bags). They were responsive and gave very competitive pricing! Which is an added bonus in the city. Two men showed up with a large sized white box truck during a Spring rain storm. I highly recommend using them if you’re in need of trash removal. They are also located in NE Washington D.C.
RENT MOVERSRENT MOVERS
Thumbtack Customer
This company exceeded my expectation in terms of pricing, professionalism, and thorough clean up. I highly recommend Charles Rhoades and will definitely use this company again for any of my hauling or trash removal needs!!
Rhoades Hauling LLCRhoades Hauling LLC
Chakri S.
Prompt and professional junk removal at a great price. It’s like we blinked and everything was gone, we had over a dozen large trash bags and other miscellaneous items. I appreciated the regular updates on pickup status and the same day service.
One Load, LLCOne Load, LLC
Geralyn L.
Transition Services arrived early and stayed until the job was complete. They demo'd a kitchen and removed a large amount of trash left by tenant both inside and in the back yard. It was more expensive than expected - 2 trucks of garbage. But they did get the job done, worked hard and cleaned up.
Transition Cleaning ServiceTransition Cleaning Service
Joi P.
Nelson is the best! He is very courteous and super efficient. He took care in taking the items outside of my home and storage unit so no walls or floors were damaged. Nelson was even kind enough to offer my neighbor cleaning out his storage unit some assistance! I would absolutely recommend Nelson for future moving or junk/trash removal.
Luna Movers Services Llc.Luna Movers Services Llc.
Karen S.
I'm glad I found Thumbtack and met Ken. I described the job, provided pictures and requested the cost to remove bricks and wood from my backyard. He quoted a price which was very reasonable. We communicated through email and settled on Sunday morning. He was punctual, courteous and professional. He cleaned up afterwards and took the trash with him. The whole job was about 45 minutes or less. I like his work ethic. I will use his service again and recommend him to family and friends. Thank You Ken
JNO BAPTISTE ENTERPRISE LLCJNO BAPTISTE ENTERPRISE LLC
Clyde C.
First of all, I was extremely pleased with the service that I received from JLI Hauling, LLC. The original scheduled time had been changed by Thumbtack (the Service Agency) however, the JLI Hauling representative arrived at the exact time that he said he would. Mr. J. Rivera, the owner, was extremely cordial, very polite and very professional! He very carefully backed his truck and trailer into my driveway, which was between my house and another building. The driveway was narrow, but Mr. Rivera took great care in backing up to my gate. His vehicles and equipment were clean and new. l was very impressed! Mr. Rivera removed all of the bulk trash that I had in heavyweight plastic bags and some shelves that were left over from a shelving unit. The job was completed in a very short time and the area was left spotless! The price that was quoted was the price that I paid. I would highly recommend the services of JLI Hauling, LLC to anyone seeking an honest, cordial, caring professional contractor to complete any hauling service that may be required by them.
JLI Hauling, LLCJLI Hauling, LLC
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