Are you asking yourself, “How much will it cost to get rid of my junk?” When downsizing or decluttering, you have the choice of taking care of it yourself to save money or hiring a professional junk removal company to save time and a whole lot of effort.
Below are some insights into what determines the cost of junk removal to give you a good idea of how much you can expect to pay for junk removal and how you can get great service without having to break the bank.
What’s in this Junk Removal Cost Guide?
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How Much Does Junk Removal Cost?
We all accumulate junk over time, whether it’s from moving, redecorating, or just everyday life. However, unless we want to be featured on Hoarders, we all need to spend some time or money to throw out all of our old junk every once in a while.
Since most junk removal companies don’t provide online pricing for junk removal like LoadUp, you won’t get accurate pricing information from “on-site estimate” type companies.
LoadUp’s average cost for junk removal is between $150 – $350 but prices tend to vary depending on many situational factors that we’ll go into further detail in this article.
Junk Removal Cost
|National Average Cost||$210|
|Avg. Range||$150 – $350|
*LoadUp’s Average Cost for Junk Removal Services
Junk Removal Costs Are Lower By Item
When thinking about the cost of junk removal, it’s important to keep in mind that not every junk removal company will pick up only one item, like LoadUp does. They often charge a flat rate based on volume, so only two small items can wind up costing you over $100. Plus, other junk removal companies often have a minimum of $120+ just to come to your home.
LoadUp doesn’t charge a minimum for our removal services, and will pick up single items.
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Different items will cost different amounts. Prices are based on the size, weight and location of the item in your home. The difficulty of the job is taken to account, including narrow hallways and flights of stairs.
Here is LoadUp’s pricing for junk removal by type of item:
**Prices listed are an average. Prices vary by zip code and the number of items. Typically junk removal starts at $75, with each additional item costing $10-$15.
The Average Cost of Junk Removal Services
To give you a better idea about the cost of affordable junk removal services through LoadUp, we’ve put together a few samples of some of the most common orders we receive. These are real quotes from November 2019.
***Price list samples below are based on the zip code 30308. LoadUp prices vary by location. For the most accurate quote, enter your zip code into our easy online booking system.
Junk Removal Price List Sample: Bedroom Suite
Junk Removal Price List Sample: In-Home Office
Junk Removal Price List Sample: Electronics
How Expensive is Junk Removal?
If you decide to use a junk removal service to get rid of an old sectional sofa or recliner for you, it can sometimes cost a little more than throwing it away on your own would.
It’s a little difficult to give a hard and fast price range on general junk removal. There are junk removal prices listed on different websites as low as $70 for one item and other pickups costing as much as $2,250 for a heavy duty job.
Every junk removal company is going to charge a different price for the same pickup, more or less, because a lot of different factors can have an impact on the cost of junk removal.
Large Items & Hazardous Waste
Junk tends to be less hazardous than other types of waste, but it is also much heavier and bulkier. Junk removal generally involves the hauling of large items like furniture, appliances, electronics, etc., that need to be picked up by two or more people and taken to a landfill or other disposal facility.
Disposal Fees & Overhead Costs
When a junk remover takes your old fridge or loveseat to the disposal facility, they are charged a fee in order to drop things off there. So, to be able to properly dispose of junk items for you, a junk removal service will include their disposal costs in their pricing.
A junk removal service will also have to be able to cover their overhead costs, which will also have an effect on the price you will pay for a pickup. Expenses such as equipment, licensing and background checks, and insurance policies to protect the customer against any accidental damage are all cost considerations.
Professional Service Saves You In The Long Run
So, while it might cost a little more to go with a professional junk remover rather than some guy you found on TaskRabbit or Craigslist, it’s a smart investment for you in the long run in case of any trouble.
Another answer to “how much does furniture removal cost?” is how much of your time it’s going to take to have your dresser or wardrobe hauled away.
How much is your time worth to you?
Are you going to have to take time off work or cancel plans in order to supervise the pickup of your old treadmill or broken exercise bike? If so, how long will it take the junk hauler to load all of your junk items?
Finding Cheap Junk Removal Near You
If using a junk removal company to dispose of your junk may be starting to sound like it’s going to be too expensive, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure you’re getting affordable service without skimping on quality.
While most junk haulers would rather just take everything they pick up to the dump and be done with it, it’s important to use a junk removal service that favors greener junk disposal methods such as donation and recycling.
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Not only does this mean that your old mattress set or tv won’t be adding to the already dangerous amount of pollution in the environment, but you’ll also likely be paying less for your pickup than you might through another junk removal company.
That’s because junk removal companies have to pay disposal fees when they drop off junk at a landfill. When they dispose of junk by donating or recycling more often than landfilling, these companies are able to charge less for their services.
Many junk removal companies advertise same-day service, but this can be misleading since it doesn’t always mean same-day pickup.
The way a lot of these junk removal companies work is that they send someone out to give you a quote, then have to schedule a separate appointment to haul it all away. In reality, it could be weeks before a junk hauler is finally able to take your old junk.
How Much Does it Cost to Haul Away Junk?
Most hauling services costs depend on a base rate by the truckload. The average minimum load charge is about $100, while the base charge for a full load of about 450 cubic feet will cost around $500.
These prices don’t include additional fees for difficulty, the distance of your location from the company’s base, type of items, size of items, special disposal requirements, time, labor, or the number of truckloads.
So, it’s best to find a junk removal company that charges an all-inclusive, flat rate based on item count rather than volume, especially if you only have one or two items to be hauled.
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Lowest Cost Junk Removal
Because our mission is to provide exceptional junk removal service with an honest price, you can get high-quality, low-cost junk removal when you book your junk pickup with LoadUp.
LoadUp disposes of junk picked up in a way that is environmentally safe and sustainable. Junk items that are still in good, working condition are donated to local charities while items made of recyclable materials are taken to a local recycling facility.
While LoadUp is working toward providing same-day, on-demand pickup and hauling in every city we serve (we’re currently testing this in select areas, and plan to roll out nationwide soon), we are able to pick up your junk items in as little as 12 hours after booking.
LoadUp does not provide on-site estimates. Instead, you get an honest, upfront, all-inclusive price based on the number of items you need to have disposed of when you book your pickup online or over the phone.
That way, you’ll know exactly what you’ll be paying when you book your junk pickup, and you don’t get price-gouged when the Loaders arrive.
Basing prices on item count instead of volume also means that LoadUp is able to offer customers prices that are 20-30% lower than the prices of most other junk removal companies.
Because LoadUp offers an option for discounted curbside pickup and accepts electronic payment when you book, this eliminates the need for you to be at the location when your junk is picked up.
Plus, you don’t have to wait around all day for your junk to be picked up, saving you hours of valuable time in your day.
Want to know more about LoadUp’s services? Got a few questions? Ready to book a pickup with us? Visit our website or give us a call today!
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