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Deciding to hire a junk hauling company is a great idea when you’ve got a lot of junk you’re trying to remove. Most companies are extremely efficient and helpful, and they will remove nearly anything you wish.

Even though you are just hiring someone to remove your trash, it’s important learn a little bit about the company and their policies before you do business with them. Careful research will help you pick the right junk hauler, depending on your personal needs.

Licensing and insurance

Before considering hiring a junk hauler, make sure the company you are communicating with is fully licensed and insured with workers compensation, general liability, and auto insurance. While it may seem silly to insure your junk, it is important that your hauler is able to complete the job and you are not liable for any employee accidents that may occur on your property.

What your junk hauler should remove

Most junk hauling compaines will remove the following:

  • Construction Debris
  • Natural Debris
  • Storage Cleanout
  • Residential Junk
  • Commercial Junk

Junk removal companies have a few rules about what they’ll take. Generally, anything can be removed except for hazardous materials, including explosives, chemicals, oils, and paints.

Companies should supply all the tools necessary for removal. Choose a company that pledges a good clean-up job, all the way down to a broom-swept floor. This is expected from your junk hauler and should come at no extra cost.

Junk removal costs

Most hauling companies determine prices based on volume. Your junk hauler should be able to provide an accurate estimate of how much your junk removal should cost.
Sometimes, companies will offer prices based on services offered. For example, if you are willing to load a dumpster yourself, the company may only charge you for bringing a dumpster to your location and removing it when ready. Ask about these types of services or flexible pricing structures when researching junk hauling companies.


Company policies for payment vary. Some companies don’t allow credit cards; others don’t allow checks. It’s important to check with each company to determine what they accept. For most companies, you will be required to pay the bill in full upon completion of the job.

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