It’s a fact that a large pile of junk is not very attractive in anyone’s eyes. What can you do when you have acquired a heaping pile of junk within your home or office? The most popular options among people is to hire a junk removal service to come and pick up your junk and then haul it away. It is amazing how these junk removal companies can make your junk “disappear” in such a short amount of time.
The only slight disadvantage of having a junk removal company take care of your junk pile is the cost. Unfortunately, there isn’t anyone willing to spend hours and a lot of energy taking your junk away for free. All junk removal companies have a different fee schedule when it comes to hauling your stuff away. It is important to research each company’s pricing list before choosing a company to hire.
Some junk removal companies will offer their services for a flat fee. This is often the best way to go. The flat fee depends on the amount of junk that you have, in regards to volume. All junk removal companies show up to your location with a large moving or garbage truck. Obviously, if you fill up their truck they will have to empty it before they service another customer. This is why the price depends on volume. Companies that charge flat fees basically build the labor and gas into the fees. All you have to pay is the fee associated with the amount of junk you have.
There are still a few junk removal companies that charge by the hour. This is usually beneficial to the company, rather than the customer. Remember, you have no control over how long a few guys take to load your junk into a truck. They may show up and move at a snail’s pace. This kind of behavior will run up your bill real fast. Companies that charge by the hour typically start charging you before they arrive and long after they have left your location.
Fees Based on Volume
So what is the average price of the flat fees associated with junk removal services? There are a few companies that post this information on their website. Usually junk-removal trucks are 10 feet long, 5 feet wide and 8 feet tall. With this being said, they calculate their rates by the space your junk takes up. Filling up 1/16 or less of the truck will cause you to be charged about $95 dollars. Typically, if you fill the whole truck the price will be around $550, depending on the company. Most companies charge a little over $300 for filling up half of the truck with your junk.