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How are junk removal prices determined?

How are junk removal prices determined?

The price for junk removal can be determined by a number of factors.  There are obviously some dangers involved with removing junk, especially when it comes to construction-related materials or waste removal that might be harbouring mold, mildew or pests.  The Toronto area has many junk removal services that you can contact, as would any major city that is constantly renovating and remodeling old buildings and structures.  For this reason you should be able to find a good company that can get your stuff hauled away at competitive junk removal prices.

Typical junk removal prices are determined by the amount of stuff you intend to haul away and how much space it will take up in the removal company’s truck.  For instance, a company like 1-888-I-AM-JUNK offers a wide range of services for various types of junk removal with all of the following truck size options:

  • 1/6 (7 cubic yards)
  • 1/4 (10 cubic yards)
  • 1/2 (20 cubic yards)
  • 3/4 (30 cubic yards)
  • Full truckload (40 cubic yards)

These options are measured in cubic feet and can be filled with virtually any type of junk and hauled away immediately.  Should you be doing a normal spring cleaning with some patio furniture removal, dead tree limbs and debris, a small ¼ full space should able to meet your needs for a couple hundred dollars at most.  As you begin to expand into large projects involving a garage or possible appliance removal, the homeowner has the option to go as large as a half or full truckload to get all of your junk hauled away and the prices for these options would be in the $700-$900 range.

Many companies will also charge a little more for construction materials due to their weight and how cumbersome they are to move.  Concrete, brick, soil, tile and cinder blocks would all fall into this category, but any junk removal business you reach out to can supply an estimate if there are extra costs involved.

There are some things that the standard junk removal company cannot take care of for you.  These are typically hazardous wastes such as oils, paint cans, batteries, various flammable chemicals and gasoline.  For these items you would do well to remove them yourself and drop them off at a recycling plant that can handle those special items.  Toronto is a city that heavily promotes recycling and taking care of the environment, so there should be no shortage of facilities to drop-off your old chemicals.  The alternative is hiring a professional haz-mat company to come remove them and this should only be considered for large volumes of toxic materials because the cost can be prohibitive.

In the Toronto area junk removal prices are very competitive and the average homeowner should be able to remove all of their debris for less than $1000.  For this reason, companies will seek to gain competitive advantages in the form of courteous, punctual employees and excellent customer service when providing timely estimates, clear completion dates and times, and the willingness to perform the junk removal after hours or on the weekends.