Sometimes, decluttering a space or working on minor home improvement projects results in more junk than your local municipal trash pickup service will accept. In these cases, it’s best to call in the junk haulers. Junk and debris removal contractors will pick up almost any type of junk—from furniture to yard debris and construction remnants—and will donate, recycle, or repurpose anything that can be reused.
Most junk removal services charge by volume, so to ensure an accurate estimate, the haulers will come to your home to take a look at what needs to be removed. In most cases, the crew will be prepared to complete the job the same day. There’s no need to sort the items or pile them together, but you will need to stay at the house while the workers are there to tell them what to take. Most junk removers cannot take car batteries, oil-based paint, or other hazardous materials. To learn more, contact one of our Best Picks listed below.