Frequently asked questions

All right, so you’re searching online for “junk removal near me” but you’ve still got some questions before picking up the phone. Most of the common questions that we receive are listed below, but if you’ve got a specific question for us then we welcome you to reach out to us using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

What is JunkGator?

JunkGator is an online platform developed that allows you to find junk removal services near you in the United States. Our registered members are vetted and approved junk removal pros that operate independently, and they are willing to provide you with free, no-obligation quotes for junk pick up services.

How much does it cost for a quote from a junk hauler on JunkGator?

All quotes are completely free with no obligation to follow up. Every junk hauler listed on JunkGator will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote upon request. Junk removal teams covering your area will receive your quote request in real-time through our member app and respond to you directly.

Who will send me my quote?

JunkGator members will receive your quote request through our app. If they are available to provide services to you in your ZIP code, they'll send you a quote directly. The quote amount will vary depending on the type of service you need, how much junk you need hauled away, and where you reside in the US.

How can I get the best possible prices using JunkGator?

Junk haulers on JunkGator will provide you with free, no-obligation quotes for their services. You can request as many as you like, so you're welcome to shop around for the most attractive offers from competing junk removal businesses in your area.

Also, consider that our member partners are most often small, local businesses that aim to compete with the bigger names out there, so they tend to be much more willing to offer you fair, transparent prices that are competitive for junk removal services.

How can I find an experienced junk hauler near me?

Every junk remover listed on JunkGator must undergo a vetting process that ensures they're genuine, experienced and reputable. We don't list any rogue operators or teams that engage in illegal dumping; rest assured that every company you see listed on JunkGator must meet our strict criteria.

How can I trust that a junk hauler on JunkGator is reliable?

The reliability of each and every junk hauler listed on JunkGator is first assessed through our vetting process. Once they're on board and listed on our platform, we continuously maintain high customer satisfaction with the junk hauler through customer feedback. Whenever you choose to work with one of our members, we'll ask you to provide feedback. Genuine reviews are then published for all future customers to see.

What happens to my junk when you haul it away?

It depends on the type of waste being hauled away, but our no-contact junk removal pros will either recycle, donate to charity, or dump in a landfill if the waste cannot be recycled or refurbished. This saves them money, since landfill fees are quite high (plus, it's bad for the environment compared to recycling), which means they can continue to offer competitive rates for junk removal services.

Why should I use JunkGator instead of hiring a dumpster?

  • Our junk haulers will collect, load up, and dispose of junk and can clean up your property afterwards.
  • You're paying a transparent and competitive rate based on the volume of waste. Dumpster hire costs can go up if you've improperly disposed of certain types of waste, keep it for longer than anticipated, or need to obtain permits to keep it on public right-of-way.
  • Our junk hauler teams work efficiently and safely to remove your junk in one go. Dumpsters sit around on your property and create an eyesore.
  • Many categories of waste cannot go into a dumpster, and organizing different types of waste can be a headache. Our teams will haul it all away and dispose of it for you instead.

Why should I hire a junk removal company?

There are many reasons why Americans rely on junk removal teams to clear out properties and to haul away junk on their behalf. Perhaps you lack the time or effort to clear out the junk on your own, or perhaps you're a landlord that needs to clear out a rental property, for example. Also, many different categories of waste must be disposed of properly, which is something that junk removal companies excel at.

How much does it cost to dump waste in a landfill?

In 2020, the average cost of dumping municipal solid waste was $53.72/ton. In the Pacific Northwest and Northeast states, costs are highest at around $72.03/ton and $68.69/ton, respectively.

How much waste is generated in the US?

As of 2018, municipal solid waste generated in the US was just under 300 million tons per year. To give some perspective, the average American generates around 5 lbs of municipal solid waste every day. This waste is much higher than in most other countries around the world and can be attributed to mass consumerism and a throwaway culture.

How big is the junk removal industry in the US?

The junk removal industry in the US brings in over $10 billion every year, and that number is growing year over year. Americans are throwing out more and more junk every year, especially waste that doesn't belong in the garbage bin like electronic waste (cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.).

How do I get rid of all the junk in my house?

There are many ways to declutter your home and to get rid of all junk, and most of them are completely free (but they can take quite a bit of effort!). Selling used items online, donating to charity, and recycling can help declutter your home, but when you want it all out of sight and out of mind at affordable prices, it's often best to have a team of reliable junk haulers come by to clear the junk out of your house instead.

How much does it cost to empty out a house?

House clearance costs vary quite a bit from state to state, as well as depending on how much junk you need removed, but on average, a single-family home in the US will cost around $210-$450 to clear out. Junk removal companies often charge by the cubic foot and prices are normally around $1.50/ft3 to give a ballpark estimate.

Want it gone today but still have questions?

We're here to help. If you have questions about junk removal in the US, reach out to us at (646) 751-7835 or use our simple contact form.