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How do I find a junk removal service in Atlanta?

To find junk removal services in Atlanta, conduct an online search for pros in the area. Then, compare these pros’ ratings and customer reviews. Pay attention to photos uploaded by clients — these let you gauge the quality of the pros' work. 

Take some time to look into the pros’ credentials and expertise. And, finally, compare estimates and quotes from different junk removal companies in the Atlanta area. This will help ensure you pay a fair price for junk removal services.

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.

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.  

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.

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. 

Is free furniture pick-up available in the Atlanta area?

In Atlanta, you might find several charities and donation centers that pick up your furniture for free or a small fee. This may even include free mattress pickup, with or without the pickup of other items. 

You can also hire a junk removal service in the Atlanta area. To keep your costs low, gather free estimates from a few pros before making your final decision.

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.

Reviews for Atlanta waste services
Trent L.
Up & Out was incredibly efficient and organized...no wasted effort with a premium on customer service. Highly recommend them...TDL
Up & Out Junk RemovalUp & Out Junk Removal
Paul F.
From start to finish, Up & Out Junk and Waste Removal exceeded all of my expectations!! I would highly recommend them!
Up & Out Junk RemovalUp & Out Junk Removal
Brittany C.
Jeremy was so easy to work with - extremely communicative, reasonably priced, and punctual. Would definitely recommend Up & Out Junk and Waste Removal to others!!
Up & Out Junk RemovalUp & Out Junk Removal
Julie H.
Up & Out Junk and Waste Removal responded to my request in a timely manner. The team was very professional and made sure my garage was clean after removing my discarded items.
Up & Out Junk RemovalUp & Out Junk Removal
Hans K.
If I could give these guys 10 stars, I would. They cost half of anyone else, and they happily helped me out with difficult waste (e.g. old paint containers.) Unlike so many contractors here, when these guys get nothing but 5-star ratings, it is true. They deliver incredibly good value for money.
Limitless Restorations IncLimitless Restorations Inc
Justin Preston is an A+++ class businessman. Justin was actually early and he was very professional and a people person. They came ready to work and I was very impressed. I would highly recommend to all, if he gives you a quote, it will be a "Fair Price" and the job will be done right, professional, and they will not waste your time. If I need something else done, I know who to call (Justin Preston).
haul my stuff/junk removalhaul my stuff/junk removal
Kim S.
Larry and his crew did an absolutely phenomenal job removing all of my bulky, unwanted items and making my property look better than it did when we first moved in! I cannot sing their praises enough. Our waste management services are subpar in terms of getting rid of even regular trash. With Atlanta Trash and Junk Removal, I no longer have to worry about whether or not I will receive the utmost quality service. I will definitely use them again!!!
Atlanta Trash and Junk RemovalAtlanta Trash and Junk Removal
Thumbtack Customer
I recently cleaned out my attic, what I found as myself and a friend removed everything was an unaired episode of 'hoarders' from where my Grand Parents had collected and saved just about everything they been given, acquired and purchased over their lifespan. My living room turned into a 2 day storage of attic collectibles, junk, xmas decorations, gift boxes and old cloths. I searched and received quotes from 6 different companies including Custom Junk Removal. Mr. Brett and his team kept an open line of communication and updates on arrival time. Upon on-time arrival, they were professional and ready to get to work. I had already notified Mr. Brett the owner of my time constraints and time wasted earlier in the morning from a competitor who was an hour behind schedule resulting in me canceling his service after 2 hours had passed. Mr. Brett and his team were already booked for the day, but fitted me in-between his previous and next appointment to help me out. I will be and have already confirmed with Mr. Brett at Custom Junk that I will be using his services again at the 1st of the New Year for removing items from the basement. I would strongly urge for anyone to 1st check qualifications and reviews on any service provided by a company and will say Custom Junk is certified, very reliable and affordable.
Custom Junk Removal LLCCustom Junk Removal LLC
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