About Junk Works' Bulk Trash Removal
Is your trash removal company not properly taking care of your trash? Are there certain types of bulk trash items or materials that they simply won’t pick up? Do you end up having to spend all of your valuable free time hauling your large trash items down to the curb, only to have the trash sit there for days as the neighborhood eyesore? If this is the case, our valet bulk trash removal service is here to help.
Junk Works provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly trash removal service to make the whole process easy for you. Our experienced bulk trash pick up team will have the manpower to haul out your heavy trash items without damaging any of your home on the way out. We’ll do all the heavy lifting - no need to carry items out to the curb and have them be an eyesore for your neighbors. Finally, we’ll make sure that your trash items are disposed of at a proper recycling facility so that they don’t do any harm to our ecosystem.
Ready to get rid of your bulk trash? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1-888-888-JUNK (5865). Our professional and insured trash removal team will show up at your home or office; we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site and we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your items take up in our truck. You point and we haul your items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.
Not only are we pros in trash removal, we specialize in removing all sorts of junk including:
Ready to get rid of your old items? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You can make an appointment with Junk Works by booking online above or by calling us at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865). Our professional and insured appliance removal team will show up at your home (or office!) and we’ll give you a call 15 minutes before we arrive on site. Also, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your appliances take up in our truck. You point and we haul those items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.
What is Trash Removal?
Bulk trash can include waste items that are typically too large to be disposed of in your regular curbside trash container. In addition, the trash may not necessarily consist of large items, but may simply be in quantities too large to make use of your residential trash bins.
If you’re a typical household, you may make it a practice to do some major cleaning a few times a year. We’re all familiar with “spring cleaning’, but many people also take advantage of the last bit of good fall weather to do some major cleaning before winter sets in.
Regardless of when or how often, these large cleaning projects can often result in large piles of trash made up of both big and small items. And these have to be removed and disposed of. This is when professional trash removal comes in handy!
The State of Trash Removal
Most towns and cities have some type of municipal waste management and this often includes having large trash bins for homes. These are usually emptied on a weekly basis in most areas although the schedule and level of service might vary in rural areas.
Private contractors often take on the actual trash pick up and hauling, while most larger cities have their own municipal agencies managing trash removal services. The typical suburban home in most locations will have some combination of a black or gray trash bin, a blue “recycling” bin, and often a green organic waste bin. For those residents who’ve never experienced life without these bins, it can be an odd thing to imagine having just one or two metal trash cans with lids that may or may not fit!
If you’ve ever wondered how much trash needs to be removed in the United States?
According to the Environment Protection Agency, or EPA,
“EPA refers to trash, or municipal solid waste (MSW), as various items consumers throw away after they are used. These items include bottles and corrugated boxes, food, grass clippings, sofas, computers, tires and refrigerators. However, MSW does not include everything that is landfilled in MSW, or nonhazardous, landfills, such as construction and demolition (C&D) debris, municipal wastewater sludge, and other non-hazardous industrial wastes.”
And how much of this “MSW” do we generate every year? The EPA estimates that the total generation of municipal solid waste in 2017 was 267.8 million tons, or 4.51 pounds per person per day.
The following chart illustrates the typical breakdown of what we throw out in our trash:
How to Get Rid of Your Bulk Trash
When it comes to getting rid of your large or bulky trash items, you do have a few options. The most obvious one, perhaps, is to simply do it yourself. The problem with this approach is that most people own cars, but not nearly as many have a truck. And, while you might be able to stuff all that trash in your trunk, it’s not likely nor is it very practical.
This then means having to get access to a truck or even a flatbed trailer to remove and haul away your bulk trash.
If you know someone with a truck who’s willing to either loan it to you or drive for you, then this might be a good way to go. Another option is to rent a truck. But this will involve not only paying for the fuel, but truck rental and insurance, as well. And either option still requires that you do all the work - lifting, loading and securing the loads - and then having to unload it at the landfill or other waste management facility.
Then there are the inevitable fees that have to be paid at the landfill. These can include the dumping, or tipping, fee along with fees associated with various types of items such as appliances with Freon, electronics and other materials.
The other approach to trash removal is to hire someone else to do it for you. While you can certainly find individuals in most areas of the country who hire themselves out to do trash or junk hauling, this is not always the most efficient or cost effective option. Calling a professional trash removal team like Junk Works is almost always the best choice for all your trash removal needs.
Yes, You Can Recycle Trash
Our eco-friendly trash removal service is marked by our commitment to the environment. This means that we recycle as many items as we can. Remember - hauling your bulk trash to the dump is not your only option nor even your best option. When you call Junk Works, we’ll be sure to dispose of your old and unwanted items, your large and bulky trash, and anything else you need to get rid of in an environmentally responsible manner.
In other words, not only do we remove and haul away your bulk trash, we recycle everything and anything that can be recycled.
What is not so apparent to most people is that much of what makes up the typical trash mix for households and even small businesses is largely recyclable. Most paper materials, clean cardboard, electronics, small and large appliances, glass items, most plastics, and pretty much any kind of metal can be recycled.
Even organic materials such as wood and yard waste can be repurposed and reused. The good news is that many household items that end up in the trash are made primarily of either plastic or metal, and both plastics and metals are highly recyclable and recoverable. By choosing to use an eco-friendly company like Junk Works you will know that as much of the reusable material that can be recovered and recycled.
It’s important to keep in mind that some trash items such as electronics or refrigerated appliances contain hazardous materials. With most electronics, they can contain toxic metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and toxic chemicals. Every state regulates how these are handled and classify them as household hazardous waste.
Most refrigerators, especially those built before 1995, contain Freon or other similar chemicals. These are solvents that must be handled carefully and are harmful to the environment. In addition, Freon in an old appliance must be collected by a recycling center before the appliance itself can be recycled.
Costs of Bulk Trash Removal
If you choose to take your own trash and remove it to a dumping facility, in addition to your fuel and possibly truck rental costs, you will have to pay tipping fees when you dispose of your trash at the site.
Wikipedia states that a tipping fee,
“[I]is the charge levied upon a given quantity of waste received at a waste processing facility. In the case of a landfill it is generally levied to offset the cost of opening, maintaining and eventually closing the site.”
And these fees have been increasing every year.
According to one article,
“According to data compiled through Waste Business Journal’s direct survey of landfill managers, the national average cost per ton of landfilled waste in 2017 was $50.30 per ton, which is forecast to rise to $51.19 by the end of 2018 and projected to climb even higher through 2021. Nationally, the MSW tipping fee, which includes both landfill and incineration disposal, is projected to rise another 6 percent to $53.53 per ton by 2021.”
On the other hand, when you call Junk Works for trash removal, we will assess the volume of trash and offer you the lowest price in a free, no obligation on-site estimate. When we can see exactly what the job will require, we can give you an immediate, accurate, and fair price for your trash removal job. And, if you're happy with the estimate, we can usually complete the job right then.
Trash Removal FAQs
What kind of trash do you pick up?
Junk Works offers trash removal and disposal services to both residential and commercial clients. We can haul away and dispose of discarded bulky household items including: sofas, loveseats, recliners, mattresses, box springs, desks, large garbage bags, boxes, metal debris, garage debris, yard waste, and so forth.
Do I need to carry my heavy trash to the curb?
Because we provide full service garbage pick-up and removal, our professionals can haul away trash from just about anywhere it accumulates. Our two man teams and oversized junk trucks give us a hauling advantage superior to other trash hauling services. Regardless of whether your trash is inside or out, Junk Works will haul and remove it from your home or business.
Do I need to set an appointment for trash pickup?
Junk Works requests all clients to schedule a pick-up time for their trash and bulk items. Trash pick-up times are sometimes limited, so give us a call today or fill out our online form to schedule a time and day for your trash removal. Simply describe the volume of trash and debris you need hauled away, and we will make it a reality for you.
Can you remove the trash if I am not on site?
We recommend our clients be on-site before our junk removal team arrives. About 30 minutes before your trash removal appointment you will get a call from the team, confirming your location, the items you want hauled away, and the time the crew will arrive at your home or business. If you are unable to be on-site, we can simply review the price quote and call you to confirm the total cost to haul away your bulk trash.
Choosing a Trash Removal Company
So, what should you consider when choosing a company to come to your house (or workplace) and take away your bulk trash?
Here are some helpful tips for making a good choice. When considering a company, make sure:
They Provide Great Customer Service
A trash removal company’s reputation is typically based more on customer service experience than price so look for online reviews of the company. If there are very few or no reviews this could mean the company gets little business or that they’re a new firm.
If you can, ask for referrals. A reputable company will happily provide referrals or, if you get a good referral from a trusted friend or colleague, this can narrow your choices.
They Offer Competitive Pricing
Never make a decision based solely on the cheapest prices. This doesn’t mean you should go with the most expensive firm either, but remember that it’s true that you get what you pay for. You can always find someone willing to do the work for less than everyone else, but a company competitive but fair pricing will usually provide you with more value for your money.
They are a Green and Eco-Friendly Company
Avoid companies that only take trash to landfills. Most material in your bulk trash can and should be recycled, so hire a company with certifiably “eco-friendly” processes like Junk Works. We ensure that your trash and other waste will be recycled as much as possible and we’re committed to a clean environment and zero waste practices.
They are Professional, Insured and Bonded
There are a number of solo operators and small firms that offer trash hauling services. Although they might be competent, you should always verify their experience and professionalism. Some things to look for:
- Are they bonded and insured?
- Do they wear uniforms?
- Are their trucks branded, clean and in good condition?
- Do they have a website and can you contact them easily?
Ideally, choosing a professional company with solid experience, like Junk Works, will ensure that you get excellent service in the shortest amount of time.