The difference between “waste”, “junk” and “trash” removal is an important one, as prices and professionals will differ greatly among them. Trash removal is the regularly scheduled service -- generally provided by the city in which you live -- that you include in your monthly utilities. Junk removal, on the other hand, is the one-time removal of materials that a trash company won’t haul away (i.e., major appliances, furniture, etc.). Waste removal is the removal of certain types of materials that trash and junk removal companies do not have the capacity to handle.
Junk is less dangerous than other types of waste, but it can be bulky. Generally speaking, junk waste removal usually involves the removal of large items (e.g., appliances, tires, pianos, etc.) that will require two or more people to haul away to a landfill or other specified location.
Removal prices will reflect level of difficulty, costing about:
$40-100 for major appliances
$60-80 for large furniture pieces
$130-200 for an outdoor hot tub
We all accumulate junk, trash and waste -- whether it’s from parties, remodeling projects or the activities of our day-to-day lives. And, unless we want to be the eyesore neighbor with a smelly house, we’ve all got to purge the stuff once in awhile too. Fortunately, we have the option of hiring a waste removal service to do the dirty work. Here are a few things that factor into the cost of waste and junk removal.