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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 Columbus haulers
Bryan H.
Price was very fair & they hauled away everything. Thanks Richard & Mike.👍
Rich & Little Chuck's ServicesRich & Little Chuck's Services
Anne M.
2 guys hauling was very prompt, efficient & professional. Would definitely recommend.
2 Guys Hauling2 Guys Hauling
Austin H.
Amazing, professional, on time. I will use them whenever I have hauling needs.
Kobe Dumpster RentalsKobe Dumpster Rentals
Darlene M.
Needed some lumber hauled away and they were able to take all of it for a reasonable price.
City Pride Hauling ColumbusCity Pride Hauling Columbus
Julie D.
Hauled away trash after a move on short notice. Was flexible and responded quickly to messages. Highly recommend!
Dad Does It All llcDad Does It All llc
Loretta D.
Very professional. He hauled away some junk and respected my home also. I'd hire again!
The Go To GuyThe Go To Guy
Barbara R.
Hauling and yard trash removal. Area rug removal from house. Very thorough. Did everything I asked.
Rich & Little Chuck's ServicesRich & Little Chuck's Services
Bee M.
Gary was on time and loaded his truck and hauled away my items in no time. Will definitely use him again this time for landscaping!!!
Jamaican Handy Man Landcsaping  & Junk Removal.Jamaican Handy Man Landcsaping & Junk Removal.
Ms O.
Great price for hauling a lot of construction demo trash. Arrived on time and was very professional and courteous. I will use again and highly recommend.
Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...
Thumbtack Customer
We had a pile of deck debris that needed to be hauled away. The job was handled professionally and in a friendly manner. We will definately contact J and A again.
J and A Custom Cleaning LLCJ and A Custom Cleaning LLC
James H.
Scarlet and Grey removed and hauled away a bunch of junk from my garage. They were very professional and fast. I will definitely use them again! Thank you!
Scarlet and gray ManagementScarlet and gray Management
Cyrus M.
Justin and his crew hauled a bunch of old furniture and appliances for me. They were all very friendly and took care not to damage any of the walls. I highly recommend them!
Dad Does It All llcDad Does It All llc
Thumbtack Customer
Antonio was great , on time, professional and ready to work. Took care of everything I needed moved out of my apartment. I would recommend him for any hauling or moving job.
J and A Custom Cleaning LLCJ and A Custom Cleaning LLC
Cliff F.
Worked out great, I didnt have the time to do so, and needed some things removed and hauled away. He showed up the same day, took the items away as I needed.
Dad Does It All llcDad Does It All llc
Kelli C.
Junk King was fabulous! Came when I needed them and hauled away all my junk! They even carried some large items up from my basement. Money very well spent.
Junk King ColumbusJunk King Columbus
Kelley T.
I hired T and T to haul away 30 years of accumulated stuff. Tony and his brother were wonderful to work with. They are professional, hardworking and efficient. Great service for a great value. I would definitely hire them again.
T And T Commercial ServicesT And T Commercial Services
Mary G.
Justin was great, very nice and professional. He responded right away and was able to haul away my stuff the next day. He arrived on time and his price was very reasonable. I would definitely call him again.
Dad Does It All llcDad Does It All llc
Thumbtack Customer
Josh came on two different days for me, to two different locations. He was prompt, courteous and professional. His prices beat others who quoted by a significant amount and he was very fast to respond. I will always use Josh in the future for hauling!
J&D Recycler's Junk Removal & DemolitionJ&D Recycler's Junk Removal & Demolition
Stephanie S.
Gary came to my home to haul a lot of wood paneling out of my house from the basement. He didn't stop until he finished. He was very professional and efficient. I would definitely recommend him to others and will be sending people his way. Thank you.
Jamaican Handy Man Landcsaping  & Junk Removal.Jamaican Handy Man Landcsaping & Junk Removal.
Michael T.
These guys were great to work with. They were responsive and professional. The price was very reasonable. They accommodated my schedule and came out quickly. They confirmed we were satisfied when they were finished. I will definitely plan to use them for hauling needs in the future. And I also learned they do landscaping and yard work as well. A great find on thumbtack.
Thumbtack Customer
Tim and his crew were professional, efficient, courteous, and did an excellent job cleaning up the property where a challenging tenant resided. They left the area immaculate and ensured that everything was done to my satisfaction. Tim's superb communication and customer service skills put me at ease throughout the process. I look forward to hiring ALLDAY HAULING again and am glad that I discovered them on Thumbtack!
Kyla M.
Martin is amazing - friendly, professional, honest, and efficient. I'm disabled and live alone and felt very safe and comfortable with him. He seemed genuinely concerned that he'd done everything I needed, chatted a bit, was nice to my dog (always a big plus!) and took outstanding care of me. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with hauling, trash removal, whatever.
Kobe Dumpster RentalsKobe Dumpster Rentals
Thumbtack Customer
I am highly disappointed with the service of this vendor. I received and original quote $75 per hour and ended up paying nearly 2 1/2 times the price. I expected to pay a little more but was unpleasantly surprised. The vendor loaded the materials he was to haul away and the began pricing things out individually and added an additional amount of $125 for labor. If you choose to use this vendor I would recommend you request an updated quote of additional costs prior to letting him load.
J and A Custom Cleaning LLCJ and A Custom Cleaning LLC
Megan R.
I contacted Nick about demo work to remove garage cabinets after closing on my new home. The previous owners surprised me by leaving a huge pile of junk at the curb after they moved. Nick was able to stop by the house to give me a quote for the garage cabinet removal AND hauled away the extra junk on the same day. His team removed the garage cabinets without causing any damage to the drywall or floor. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a professional for demo work or junk removal.
2 Guys Hauling2 Guys Hauling
Melissa D.
After tearing apart our garden made out of railroad ties, we contacted City Pride Hauling to remove the wood. I was very impressed with their quick response, professionalism and ability to quickly remove our ties same day. They were very receptive to the questions I asked prior to hiring them, and were very reasonably priced. They also cleaned up the area leaving no nails or wood pieces behind. I appreciated their thoroughness, working with me to schedule their time and sending me a final cost before charging me. We will definitely use them again.
City Pride Hauling ColumbusCity Pride Hauling Columbus
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