Updated October 7, 2022
When you have electronics that you need hauled away and disposed of properly, professional junk removal services are a great solution.
If you've never hired these services before, Hometown is here to break down the process so you can finish your home or business cleanup project as soon as possible!
Here's how e-waste removal services work:
- Request Free Quotes
- Schedule Quote Appointment(s)
- Choose a Service Provider
- E-Waste is Removed
- Pay Invoice
- E-Waste is Properly Recycled
Request Free Quotes
One of the best ways to get the best price, customer service, and availability that fits your schedule is to get different quotes from local e-waste/junk removal providers.
Hometown's quote request form allows you to quickly describe your electronic waste removal project and send out your quote request to qualified companies in your area.
Schedule Quote Appointment(s)
Depending on the size of your e-waste removal project, the companies you speak with may need to come to your location to provide you with an on-site junk removal estimate.
Some companies will ask for a photo of your electronic waste via text message or email so they can provide you a quote over the phone, but every company and e-waste disposal project is different.
Whether you get quotes virtually or in-person, there will never be a charge for a project quote and you are never obligated to hire.
Junk removal providers understand that it's common practice for consumers to shop around and should never put pressure on you to hire before you're ready.
However, if you get an in-person estimate and you like the price they've quoted you, you can choose to hire them on the spot and they'll likely get to work removing your electronic waste right away.
Keep reading: How to Determine Which Junk Removal Quote Is Best
Choose a Service Provider
Once you've gotten a handful of quotes from local junk removal companies, compare the information they've given you and choose the service that will best take care of your e-waste removal needs.
It's important to make sure you're getting a good price, but customer service and availability are just as important, so keep that in mind when choosing a junk removal company.
Once you know who you'd like to go with, contact the provider and schedule your electronic waste pick-up.
E-Waste Is Removed
Junk removal companies will send a crew of 1-2 workers to carry your e-waste from your home or business to their truck/trailer.
If you have large or heavy pieces, like old television sets or desktop computers, they may use dollies or other equipment to help them with their loading.
If your pile of electronic waste was piled up on your driveway or sidewalk, they may sweep the area to make sure there is no dirt or debris left behind from your pile.
Unless the amount of e-waste is extreme, the removal should be fairly quick and completed within 10-30 minutes.
Keep reading: Recycle Your Electronics With Junk Removal Services
Once electronic waste is loaded onto the truck or trailer, the junk removal company will provide you with an invoice.
Oftentimes, they'll take a card or cash on the spot.
In some circumstances, they'll allow you to call into their office to pay your invoice over the phone.
Be sure to discuss payment before hiring services so that expectations are clear ahead of time for both parties.
Electronic Waste is Properly Disposed
After your e-waste is loaded and payment is arranged, the pros will then transport your electronic waste to a local electronics recycling center for it to be properly disposed of.
Few states allow electronic waste to be dumped in landfills, so that is extremely rarely the disposal method of choice for junk removal companies.
If you are concerned about where your e-waste is going, be sure to ask the different companies you speak with how they intend on disposing of your e-waste.
Hauling your electronic waste to a local charity or electronic waste recycling facility is typically the best solution.
Once you've paid your invoice and your e-waste is removed, all that is left to do is enjoy your newly clean space.