When looking to hire a junk hauling company, why does it matter how they will take care of my trash and junk? Well, allow us to explain!
Like with any other company you chose to do work at your home or business, there are several important factors to consider when hiring a junk removal company. You want to select a company that is licensed, pays taxes, offers workers benefits, and gives back to the community. The junk removal business is one of the easiest businesses to get a start in, all you need is a few hundred dollars to purchase a used pickup truck and $20 for a can of paint to put your name and contact information on the side of the truck. For this reason, there are many different kinds of irresponsible individuals who get in this very rigorous business, and you want to make sure you are able to recognize the true professionals.
Illegal, non-licensed drive by and “Home Depot” type haulers are very likely to dump your trash on the street! That’s why they can work at such a cheap rate. Also, these people have no traceable address and it’s extremely difficult to hold them responsible for illegal dumping, which is a serious problem in our cities. It costs taxpayers millions of dollars to deal with the ongoing problem. Often times the police will sift the illegally dumped trash for an address and come back to present the proprietor with a large bill for the cleanup. These illegal haulers will not refuse to haul hazardous paints and chemicals, which may be dumped on the street or in a landfill; such a problem is common in area like Richmond, CA which is close to the Bay of San Francisco. The paints and chemicals find their way into the Bay waters, becoming a dangerous threat to marine life and the entire Bay Area environment.
Demand to see companies’ license and insurance; also ask for references whenever possible. Pick a company with prominent advertising and a traceable address. Also it is always preferable to pick a locally owned and operated company. For example, it would be much easier for the inhabitants of Richmond or the San Francisco Bay Area to check the credentials and deal with a San Francisco junk removal company.
Also, there are many new junk franchise type operations that pay $30,000-$50,000 for a new franchise and have to get this initial franchise costs paid for ASAP. Locally owned & operated companies can always give you a better price.
Ask for an up front quote for the work. Don’t do business with a company that adds on weight or labor charges after the job is completed. Lastly, don’t do business with a company who places illegal ad signs on chain link fences and telephone poles. These are usually franchise operations that do not care about the blight they cause in our neighborhoods. The removal costs of these illegal signs are put on us, the taxpayers.
nice stuff and nice advice about how to select a responsible junk removal business.
You have to choose a company that recycles and donates. NO EXCEPTIONS!
We couldn’t agree more!
I like the contrast between the two trucks, good effect!
Way to take the lead on being Green Eco!
Interesting blog post. I started my own junk removal business in San Diego and it is very different then opening a franchise. Both can be very successful if you know how to market correctly.
Your comment on how you should look for a licensed junk removal service makes a lot of sense. It would be a good idea to consider finding someone licensed because they are going to be experienced. In addition to this, you may want to talk with past clients to see what they think about the service.
Thanks for pointing out the fact that I should find a junk removal company that has an actual address and insurance. The business I work for is looking for a new service to take care of our trash. I’ll be sure to let them know that we should find a junk removal company that has a local address we can visit to ask questions.
Yes, if a right Junk removal service provider is not hired, he can do worse by putting junks here and there. I always check for their license before hiring such services.
It’s good to know how to find a junk removal company. I like how you said that illegal ones will just dump the trash in the street. That’s not what I want to happen, so when we do our home remodel, I’ll be sure to find a reputable company.
I agree that you need a licensed junk removal service. It would be smart to check their qualifications because this would show their experience as well. My sister needs help cleaning out my mom’s house after she passed, so she’ll have to find a good junk removal service to help.
I like your tip about considering if a garbage removal is licensed. It would be smart to consider this beucase it would show that they are qualified. My husband and I need help cleaning our garage, so we’ll have to check their license.
Thanks for pointing out that a reliable company has licenses and insurances, and they also have an address that people can actually trace. I appreciate that you encourage us to check the credentials. With that in mind, I will make sure to inspect their certificated first before hiring one. We will be hiring one because the renovation of our house is almost finished, and there is a lot of debris scattered all around. Thanks for the tips!
Thanks for helping me understand that it is best to avoid companies that post advertisements illegally on poles or fences. Like you said, they might not be that caring to their customers. I guess I have to start looking at legitimate websites or their office instead to ensure that they value their business and their customers. We will need to hire one because we will have a renovation happening in our house next week, so there will be lots of debris and waste.
It’s definitely a good idea to find a company that offers good pricing, like you mentioned. They should also be responsible about the way they get rid of your trash, like you also said. I’ll definitely have to find a trustworthy and reputable company when I find someone to help me get rid of debris from my home renovation.
I like that you suggested hiring a junk removal company that’s licensed and provides benefits to their workers. My husband and I want to hire a waste removal company. We want to ensure a satisfying service, so it’s highly important for us to only deal with a qualified and authorized waste removal company. We’ll be sure to interview a waste removal company first.
Nicely written article. These are some really good advises to hire a responsible junk removal company. I usually hire RYDL Junk Removal services as I really trust their work and services.Also, they are pretty affordable as well. I am attaching their link in case anyone is interested to hire them for residential or commercial junk removal,
I am glad to see that your article mentions the importance of hiring a junk removal business that will be careful in how it disposes of the trash that it has collected. To prepare for the future, I think that I will conduct further research into different service providers in the area in order to find one that will work best with me. My younger sister and I are interested in starting a construction business, so finding a business that will responsibly take care of what waste we produce is something that I will take into account for the future.
Very informative and true article here. You key in on some VERY important points that many consumers forget about in their rush to “get this junk out of here” mentality. There is is ALWAYS more than meets the eye when a “fly-by-nighter” shows up….thanks for sharing!!
Wow! Thanks for your blog on choosing a responsible junk removal company. Since my father is looking into garbage trucks for sale online, he might as well find junk trucks available. He told me that this will serve as a present for his buddy who works in the truck industry. I like what you said about how junk removal business is one of the easiest businesses to get a start in. Perhaps it applies in the waste disposal industry too.
My husband and I are planning on doing some gardening this weekend and we foresee collecting a lot of green waste. We are looking for a junk removal service and you make a great point about choosing a company that is licensed, pays taxes, offers workers benefit, and most importantly, gives back to the community. I will also be sure to check on their license and insurance to see their experience. My husband and I are conscious about disposing of our waste the right way and we will be sure to check on the above before asking for a quote from a junk removal service.
Wow, this was such a great article! I am the owner of a junk removal business in Flagstaff, AZ and we strive to be the most responsible company in the area. Your tips were very helpful, thank you for the post!
Agreed. By choosing a legit junk removal who properly sorts through, recycles, donates, handles hazardous waste properly, then discards the rest at a proper facility, we help keep our streets clean and the environment safer. There are so many other factors out there that trash our environment but at least we can do our part here. Thanks for sharing.
Junk pick up is never easy, do you just leave an extra few bags out on bin day? Do you try to load everything into your car to take it to the dump? It’s never as clear as it should be!
I have a lot of junk from my basement since I’m remodeling it this month. It’s good to hear that hiring a junk removal business can get rid of trash safely. I’ll be sure to hire the right junk removal service that can pick up all the used drywall we used.
Illegal dumping has become a much bigger issue for us here in Vegas since the start of COVID-19. Seeing a lot of new faces around town (which is fine), but the problem is that we’re not seeing those same people at the dump. More concerned customers who are simply looking for a service, but aren’t aware who to trust. It’s not on them to become experts in the junk field. It’s a shame to see what’s becoming of this industry at times.