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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 Durham junk removal services
Jessica S.
Nick removed my refrigerator and did a great job. I would definitely recommend him for junk removal.
Nick's Junk Removal and Powerwash, LLCNick's Junk Removal and Powerwash, LLC
Andrea M.
Arrived late to job but performed professionally & quickly. No contact junk removal. Discount for late arrival.
Blu Pressure Washing and Junk RemovalBlu Pressure Washing and Junk Removal
Gloria N.
Highly recommend for power washing and junk removal. I have used them for both services and have been pleased.
Blu Pressure Washing and Junk RemovalBlu Pressure Washing and Junk Removal
Ed G.
Donnie was very professional and spent as much time as needed to remove all my junk. I would use and recomme Donnie for any future work.
Donnie WadfordDonnie Wadford
Thumbtack Customer
Todd is amazing! Showed up within 20 minutes of my call for junk removal and worked efficiently and joyfully. He saved my moving day!
Todd McDowellTodd McDowell
Sybil B.
I cannot not speak highly enough about Clean Cut Junk. Punctual, professional and affordable. If you need stuff removed, call Clean Cut. You will not be disappointed!
Clean-Cut JunkClean-Cut Junk
Kelsey D.
Shot in the dark in my search for junk removal and I got lucky! Great experience with Jackson and his team. They worked around my schedule, communicated clearly about the price, and once onsite they worked quickly to remove all items. Young guys with lots of enthusiasm and energy - grabbed their card and have already used them for a second job. A+ experience.
Haul’n It LLCHaul’n It LLC
Jeannie R.
They were so professional, messaged me immediately a response. Sent me an estimated arrival time that gave me peace of mind and were so friendly. I'm moving in a few months and would definitely use them for junk removal.
L&M Junk Removal LLCL&M Junk Removal LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Donnie and crew were great. Fast and reliable junk removal service. They showed up 10 minutes before schedule and came in ready to work. They loaded the entire huge trailer in less than half an hour. I definitely recommend Donnie to anyone.
Donnie WadfordDonnie Wadford
Thumbtack Customer
I had an assortment of junk, construction trash and yard debris I needed hauled to the dump. Crystal Blu showed up and quickly removed everything, including stray branches in the yard too big for me to move. Highly recommend them. Courteous, efficient and effective!
Blu Pressure Washing and Junk RemovalBlu Pressure Washing and Junk Removal
I really appreciated that he responded quickly and was able to schedule the service in one day. He arrived right on time and got right to work to quickly complete my junk removal. I highly recommend him due to his professional and dependable handling of my service.
Clean-Cut JunkClean-Cut Junk
Marie N.
Crystal Blu gave me an immediate response to the job request and a price. They were available the next day and came out promptly to do junk removal. Zack was friendly, professional, did a thorough job and I was very pleased with the work. I will use Crystal Blu again in the future.
Blu Pressure Washing and Junk RemovalBlu Pressure Washing and Junk Removal
Stephanie B.
Definitely use We On Go Towing for any junk removal needs! Quick to respond and very reasonable. They came exactly when they said they would and got straight to work. They even came back to pick up a couple items that they couldn’t fit in their truck the next day (that’s my fault for not making it clear how much stuff I had)!! I would recommend to them to friends, family and anyone else!
We On Go Junk Removal in DurhamWe On Go Junk Removal in Durham
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks to Donnie, my husband and I were able to get rid of a couch and armchair that has been in our house for months! I tried calling junk removal company's but they were either fully scheduled of asking too much! Donnie was very responsive and flexible about coming to pick up our furniture. He was right on time and very friendly and was able to move the furniture is less than 10 minutes for a very reasonable price! I highly recommend him!
Donnie WadfordDonnie Wadford
Kathy C.
This is the third time we've used Donnie's services for loading and hauling away large items. As before, Donnie was unfailingly professional, courteous, and punctual. Although we've only used him for junk removal, based on my interactions with him, I feel that I can confidently recommend Donnie not only for this type of service, but for all other types of services he provides. His attitude and approach to the jobs we've used him for lead me to believe he is a completely trustworthy individual for any job.
Donnie WadfordDonnie Wadford
Meghan L.
I sent a photo of my project (shed removal) to Good Riddance and was told an in person estimate would be needed. They came out right away and told me a price that was close to what I was thinking. I was told that when I got home from work the day the job was completed it would be as though the shed was never there. On the day of the job I was contacted at work requesting about 50% more money due to shingles on the shed and the unexpected weight. This was very disheartening to me because they were in the picture I sent (though I understand that might be hard to see) and clearly visible when walking around the shed for the in person estimate. The person I spoke on the phone while I was at work told me only a "crack head" would do the job for that price. Again, this is shocking to me when an in person estimate was done and I thought the term was unprofessional especially when it was the price they gave upon seeing the site. I explained the shingles were visible during the estimate and I wasn't able to give more money with my budget. In the end, they tore down the shed and worked all day for the price we agreed, but there is still a good bit of junk on the ground- I know have to have someone else come remove what's left on the ground around where they worked. They also pulled my recycling bin out to the area and didn't return it. The top was open and it gathered a lot of water during the storms that followed creating quite the nuisance.
Good Riddance Junk Removal Services, LLCGood Riddance Junk Removal Services, LLC
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