Palo Alto is located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, about 35 miles south east of San Francisco. The name Palo Alto, which literally means “tall tree” in Spanish, was coined as a reference to a landmark, tall Redwood tree, El Palo Alto, a portion of which still grows on the east bank of San Francisquito Creek (across from Menlo Park).

Our Junk hauling truck in Palo Alto

Our Junk hauling truck in Palo Alto

The city is home to (portions of) Stanford University and is central to Silicon Valley, the incubator of such era-defining companies as Apple, Facebook, and Tesla Motors. In fact, the garage that gave birth to Hewlett-Packard (HP), resides within its city limits. The seeds of innovative thinking were planted a century earlier. Within the city’s historic “Professorville” district, many notable inventions, such the vacuum tube and the electronic oscillator (1911), were invented.

Affluent and Eco-Friendly Palo Alto

Currently home to 68,572 residents (per the 2020 Census), the city is one of the most affluent in the state and the nation. In an effort to streamline the disposal of recycling, garbage and composting, the city’s “Zero Waste” program breaks down into three groups: Resident in a Single-Family Home, Resident in a Multi-Unit Complex, and Businesses & Schools.

The Zero Waste program aims to virtually eliminating waste from being burned or buried, and to protect the environment and public health in a cost effective manner. The city offers weekly collection for garbage, recyclables, and yard debris. Although e-waste collection is available, not all e-waste is accepted. The city’s website identifies certain types of yard trimming, debris, and other large objects as unsuitable for normal collection. The city of Palo Alto also offers limited curbside pickup service for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), such as batteries and used motor oil, but all other items must be taken to the HHW Station. For HHW, large yard debris, construction, or other materials which are not acceptable for curbside pickup, Fast Haul can assist you by picking up your undesirable trash, ferrying it to the required Zero Waste Center and/or cleaning up your yard or grounds after a junk removal.

If you live in the Palo Alto area, and you have bulk items, extra garbage, construction debris, unwanted electronics, discarded furniture, or other items not suitable for standard trash or recycling pick-up, contact Fast Haul as we provide the following services:

Residential Junk Removal and Trash Hauling in Palo Alto

Fast Haul comes to your home and removes all your junk; With your guidance, our hauling junk removal experts will separate out the trash and haul it away. We’ll even clean up after we’re done!

Commercial Junk Removal and Trash Hauling in Palo Alto

Because Fast Haul recycles most of the garbage we haul, your trash will be dealt with in a clean sustainable way. Fast Haul regularly works with local real estate companies, schools, property management companies, and government agencies as well as non-profit organizations.

Electronic Waste Hauling in Palo Alto

Nowadays, electronic waste, or e-waste, is a huge percentage of America’s waste stream. Fast Haul recycle all of your unwanted junk, including electronic waste such as TVs, laptops/computers, DVD players, copy and fax machines, smart phones, tablets, routers, modems and most items containing circuit boards and electronic elements.

We offer our hauling and junk removal services to Palo Alto and the entire San Francisco Bay Area!

Contact Fast Haul, the Palo Alto junk removal experts for all your bulky/large item pickup needs!


  • Mattresses & sofa hauling
  • Office furniture, cubicles & equipment hauling
  • Hot tub & spa removal & hauling
  • Swimming pool removal & hauling
  • Large equipment hauling
  • Yard waste hauling & cleanup
  • Earthquake damage clean up & hauling
  • Fire damage clean up & hauling
  • Flood damage clean up & hauling
  • Dirt & concrete removal & hauling


Our West Bay office:

1459 18th Street #217
San Francisco, CA 94530
(415) 665-0800


El Cerrito:
2350 Carquinez Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

2222 E.30th Street
Oakland, CA 94602

San Rafael:
454 Las Gallinas Avenue #201
San Rafael, CA 94903

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The easiest way to hire the number 1 Palo Alto junk removal company is to schedule an appointment online. In fact, not only it is easy, but a Fast Haul representative will come out to your job site to do a free estimate.

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Because Fast Haul recycles most of what we remove or haul, your debris or unwanted appliances will be dealt with in a clean, sustainable way.

All of the paper, metal and recyclable items go to the recycle/reuse centers and all of the box debris goes to an approved transfer station for sorting and recycling; we truly are an environment friendly company helping keep the waters of the Bay Area clean! We specialize in Green hauling services.


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