Removing Unwanted Junk
Average Junk Removal Costs
It's relatively common for companies to charge a minimum of $75 to $100 for pick-ups, no matter how small the job.
If you have an entire house worth of debris, then you can expect to pay upwards of $500 to $1,000, though this number can be much higher in a hoarding situation or other large volume cleanup project.
Some companies quote a price based on the expected volume of the debris in the truck, e.g., a full truckload, 1/2 truckload, or 1/4 truckload, while others quote by the hour.
Learn more: How much does it cost to haul away junk?
Factors Affecting Junk Removal Prices
There are a number of factors that can influence the cost of junk removal:
- Location: This includes location to the job site as well as its proximity to the company and/or landfill/recycling center. Similarly, customers in Los Angeles or New York City can expect to pay more for junk removal than those in Fort Wayne, Indiana would for the same size project.
- Size and complexity of the job: The same is true for complex cleanups, like having to carry items down multiple flights of stairs or removing an old heavy piano that needs to be disassembled in order to remove it safely, or other situations that require more time and/or manpower.
- Type of waste, junk, or debris: Certain types of waste, junk, and debris cost more to dispose of than others. For example, hazardous materials cost more due to environmental laws, safety concerns, and disposal requirements.
Learn more: Beginner's Guide to Junk Removal Service