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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 Ashburn junk removal services
Greg C.
Fair quote and the junk was removed quickly
KG Hauling & Junk Removal LLCKG Hauling & Junk Removal LLC
Shila D.
Timely responses and quick junk removal!
Discount HaulingDiscount Hauling
Jennifer T.
Great service and fast reply for junk removal.
Delacruz Janitorial CleaningDelacruz Janitorial Cleaning
Tony X.
Great work removing all the junk from my garage! Quick and professional
The Junk DoktorThe Junk Doktor
Ashton O.
Got my junk removed in under 10 minutes, friendly guys. 10/10
Budget HaulingBudget Hauling
Jenny C.
We used Small Guy Landscaping for junk removal. Great communication. Would work with him again.
Small Guy LandscapingSmall Guy Landscaping
Joseph M.
Quick and easy junk removal. Took out my sofa, mattress, and a bunch of other random stuff.
BELOG MOVERS JUNK  LLCBELOG MOVERS JUNK LLC
Thumbtack Customer
John was pretty straightforward with all my questions about the junk removal. He was on time, friendly, and his crew removed my junk within half an hour. The actual was a bit higher than the quote, but for the amount of junk I had hauled, it was as John quoted " a fair price." Not to mention some of my junk was terribly damaged and falling apart as it was hauled. I would recommend Always Hauling to anyone. They even demolished my tables to increase space efficiency. My deck was cleaned up.
Always HaulingAlways Hauling
Jamie C.
I would fully recommend Belog to others and hope to use them again for any future junk removal needs. The junk removal was efficient and a reasonable price. They were able to come out even sooner than I had initially requested. Thank you for helping us get rid of our unwanted items!
BELOG MOVERS JUNK  LLCBELOG MOVERS JUNK LLC
Jan F.
Excellent quality work. Very good service. Very easy to work with. All junk quickly and smoothly removed with zero hassle.
BELOG MOVERS JUNK  LLCBELOG MOVERS JUNK LLC
Melinda S.
These guys showed up on time and removed the junk I needed quickly. Friendly and reasonable price. I would hire again
Always HaulingAlways Hauling
Tony S.
They did great work, were very communicative and super easy to schedule. They even swept out the storage room after they removed the junk!
JT HAULING JUNK REMOVAL LLCJT HAULING JUNK REMOVAL LLC
Anastasia S.
Great service for junk haul. I had a bunch of stuff which was quickly removed. Communicated well before and during the scheduled time. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
BELOG MOVERS JUNK  LLCBELOG MOVERS JUNK LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This team was great. Removed a bunch of junk including an old metal fence to lots of bricks and concrete. On time and a great job! Thank you.
Always HaulingAlways Hauling
Jan J.
Always Hauling is the best junk removal service in the Puget Sound area. We searched for a junk removal service and ran into several companies that offered to do the job when it was convenient for their schedule. Always Hauling guaranteed they could do the job on the weekend just days away. They showed up early ready to go and did a fantastic job removing quite a bit of junk. We filled the full truck and they came back the next day to haul the rest. We are so pleased with their service, professionalism and fast work, we plan to use them for other spring cleaning projects. Thanks Always Hauling!
Always HaulingAlways Hauling
Harsh D.
Jaime showed up at such short notice and helped me with the junk removal tasks. Would gladly recommend Jaime for any of your moving needs.
Jaime TorresJaime Torres
Carly F.
Amazing experience! Needed last minute junk removal and these guys came to our rescue! Very responsive, on time, kind and professional. Even swept up the area!
Discount HaulingDiscount Hauling
Kathleen P.
I hired budget hauling for new construction junk removal. They were punctual, responsive and professional. They were also flexible with my schedule and were very respectful.
Discount HaulingDiscount Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
Jae is on time, responsive to my messages/ request, efficient in junk removal, flexible in timing, and polite. I would recommend him for others who are looking for trash hauling service.
Budget HaulingBudget Hauling
Crystal H.
I needed some junk removed and they were able to show up within a few hours. I was impressed by their speed and courtesy. Very happy with the service and will use them again.
Always HaulingAlways Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
John and his team were outstanding! They showed up on time and we're very professional and quick. I'd recommend them if you're looking to remove some junk, yard waste etc.
Always HaulingAlways Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
Always Hauling was responsive and worked quickly with us to remove yard waste. We wouldn't hesitate to work with them again and will be calling when we need help moving out yard waste or junk in the future.
Always HaulingAlways Hauling
Nicole S.
Absolutely wonderful! They were very communicative, thorough and quick! They made removing all my junk look easy even though I’m sure it wasn’t. I will absolutely be using them for any future hauling. Thanks!
JT HAULING JUNK REMOVAL LLCJT HAULING JUNK REMOVAL LLC
Anne P.
They were great! Friendly & efficient. I will surely call them again if I need more hauling & junk removal. I appreciated also that they were punctual & called me to let me know they were coming.
JT HAULING JUNK REMOVAL LLCJT HAULING JUNK REMOVAL LLC
Sam E.
The drivers sent were very professional. When they arrived they went straight to work loading the items needed to be picked up and were finished fast and within a timely manner. I was very happy with this company. I would recommend others to use them for the junk removal needs.
Discount HaulingDiscount Hauling
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