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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.

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.  

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. 

Reviews for junk removal services
Jundong M.
Great contractor for Junk Removal.
Shimeka B.
I contacted this pro to remove junk from my garage. The person that arrived was very efficient and did a great job removing my junk. Thank you!
October Ocean LLCOctober Ocean LLC
Samantha M.
Fast and efficient junk removal. Price was as quoted.
Sunny's ServicesSunny's Services
Michelle J.
Good response time in an effort to accommodate junk removal.
Kompact Junk RemovalKompact Junk Removal
Talib E.
Quick and easy. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for efficient, costly junk removal.
Jones Brothers HandymenJones Brothers Handymen
Marion P.
I will use Ron anytime I have junk removal or furniture mo
Ronald KantanickRonald Kantanick
Alex P.
They were great; I recommend them for all your junk removal needs.
Jones Brothers HandymenJones Brothers Handymen
Karla P.
They came out before the date of the junk removal to make a correct estimate for removal. He was friendly, got right to work and did the job.
Sharnee s.
Came out and remove my junk quick I would recommend to anyone who need it
Mainline RemovalsMainline Removals
Darren G.
Sunny’s did a great job on my junk removal. Great attitudes, reasonably priced, highly recommend!
Sunny's ServicesSunny's Services
Veronica K.
If you are looking for junk removal services I would highly recommend reaching out to the friendly professionals at GET THE JUNK OUTTA HERE again. They are polite, professional & punctuational....all at a great price!
Deidre B.
This company was a lifesaver, hired to remove junk left behind by a roommate at my daughters house. Kind, professional and top notch!
T Leì Junk RemovalT Leì Junk Removal
Troye J.
They where great showed up good price and we're fast I would use them Everytime I need junk removed
Sunny's ServicesSunny's Services
Elona B.
Sunny’s Services came right in and removed all of my junk. Very efficient. Pleasant and professional. I would recommend Sunny’s Services.
Sunny's ServicesSunny's Services
Zachary M.
Went above and beyond on junk removal to yard cleanup. Would easily rehire for any outdoor cleanup project I have in the future.
Pierre's E-Z Clean OutsPierre's E-Z Clean Outs
Chris B.
Jermaine showed up on time and did a great job removing everything. His truck holds a ton of junk. Look forward to seeing 844madjunk
Sunny's ServicesSunny's Services
Maurice J.
Very quick professional and great communication. I will use him again for moving & or junk removal in the future. Offered me the best price instantly.
October Ocean LLCOctober Ocean LLC
Drucillia G.
My experience was wonderful, they came on time, introduced themselves, very professional, courteous, and cleaned up. I will recommend them to anybody that needs junk removed.
Lillian J.
Dariusz removed 2 pc sectional from the 5th floor without hesitation. He had to take the furniture down 5 flight of stairs by himself. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have any junk removed.
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Aba A.
I was in need of junk removal from my back yard called you guys Friday afternoon within a hour a very friendly young man was at my door.They removed all my junk in 36 minutes and the price was very affordable. Would definitely use them again and I would recommend them to anyone who needs this type of service.Thanks again for the speedy and great service
Megan C.
I had We Love Junk remove an old chain link fence from our yard. They were in and out super quick and did a great job!
We Love JunkWe Love Junk
Kayla R.
I hired Sunny’s Services to remove junk from my house. The whole process was easy. They arrived on time and removed everything I requested in less than 30 minutes. Very professional. I highly recommend Sunny’s Services and will hire again.
Sunny's ServicesSunny's Services
Clyde "Kenny" N.
Aaron was a pleasure to work with. After contact, he was able to help remove junk the next day. He arrived right on time, worked quickly, and did a great job at a great value.
October Ocean LLCOctober Ocean LLC
Leah S.
They showed up on time and got the job done quickly, and with care. Courteous, friendly, communicative, responsive, and reasonably priced. I will use them again in a heartbeat, for junk removal and for their other contracting services.
Sunny's ServicesSunny's Services
Gail C.
Thanks so much to Roland and his partner. They did a great job and made it work on my small street with nowhere to park. They removed all the bricks and rocks and junk from my backyard. Thanks!!!!
Sunny's ServicesSunny's Services
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