Garbage & Waste Removal Services

Every city handles garbage removal differently. Some cities may have restrictions that limit the amount or type of waste you can throw out. Others may not have recycling services.

If you find that your waste management service falls short for your waste removal needs, you can always reach out to our junk removal experts at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?.

Easy garbage pickup and hauling in your neighborhood!

When garbage is too big for your waste management service to take or their schedule doesn’t fit yours, give 1-800-GOT-JUNK? a call. We’ll help you get rid of all your junk, no matter how heavy or hard to handle. We’re happy to help – just point and your junk disappears!

Here's how our service works: 

1. Simply schedule your free onsite estimate online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.

2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2-hour appointment window.

3. When we arrive, just point to the garbage you want to be removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.

4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your trash away from wherever it’s located and finish by tidying up the area. Plus, we will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.

How much is garbage pickup?

Garbage pickup varies from city to city, but the typical price range is between $25-$100 per month. This fee is often tacked onto a larger bill that includes your water and sewage.

At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we base our pricing on how much space your junk takes in our trunk. We come to your home and give you a quote once we’ve seen the size of the garbage we’ll be hauling.

How can I reduce waste at home?

Reducing waste in your home is easier than you think. Here are some steps to help you get started:

  1. Recycle paper, metal, and plastics whenever possible.
  2. Buy reusable bags and repurpose your plastic bags.
  3. Prepare fresh meals at home rather than eating out and using disposable food containers.
  4. Buy bulk items and use reusable containers.
  5. Create a compost pile for organic waste.
  6. Learn how to patch and repair instead of buying new things when something breaks.
  7. Use reusable dishes instead of one-time use disposable plates.
  8. Upcycle broken items into new ones.
  9. Always donate old items before throwing them in the trash.

How can I reduce food waste?

Reducing food waste at home requires discipline, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here’s a list of ways you can cut back on creating food waste at home:

  1. Shop for food with a plan in mind.
  2. Avoid over-portioning.
  3. When you have leftovers, eat them.
  4. Learn how to properly store your food for maximum shelf life.
  5. Organize your pantry and fridge so that it works for you.
  6. Only buy food you believe you will eat.
  7. Keep track of what and how much you are throwing away.
  8. Start meal prepping.
  9. Never shop hungry.
  10. Freeze and preserve extra fruits and vegetables.
  11. Buy fresh foods that will stay ripe until you'll eat them.

How do I reduce plastic waste?

Plastic makes up a large amount of solid waste in landfills and can take centuries to break down. And unfortunately, the more plastic is used, the more valuable space it takes up in landfills.

However, there are several ways you can help reduce plastic waste:

  1. Buy cardboard box products instead of plastic bottles.
  2. Use bulk bins and reusable bags instead of one-time purchases.
  3. Switch from plastic straws to paper or metal ones.
  4. Stop chewing gum - it’s made of plastic, or synthetic rubber.
  5. Use reusable containers at home.
  6. Bring your own take-out bag instead of using the styrofoam containers most restaurants use.
  7. Switch from disposable lighters to matches or a refillable one.
  8. If you can manage, cloth diapers generally have a lesser impact on the environment than standard disposable diapers.
  9. Use metal silverware instead of plasticware at home.
  10. If you like juices, make them fresh instead of buying them in a plastic bottle.
  11. Create your own cleaning products with simple ingredients from home.
  12. Switch from disposable razor blades to a razor with replaceable blades.
  13. Instead of buying pre-packaged bread, make your own.
  14. If you’re buying meat, buy it from the deli and wrap it in paper.
  15. Switch from plastic bottle soap containers to bar soaps.
  16. Refrain from deodorant or antiperspirants that come in plastic containers - there are many healthier alternatives.
  17. Instead of using an air freshener, light a candle.

What happens to garbage after it is collected?

After garbage is collected, it goes to a landfill to be sorted. The materials are separated by trash and recyclable items. The trash is dumped in the landfill to be plowed and separated into various deposits. There are systems in place to capture the leaking chemicals and air pollutants. There are also systems to convert these toxins into energy.

Garbage that we take

Uniformed TOM ready to remove & dispose of your household garbage and refuse
  • Household Trash
  • Organic Waste
  • General Garbage
  • Bulk trash
Uniformed TOM ready to remove & dispose of your household garbage and refuse

Frequently Asked Questions

How to choose a junk removal company for garbage removal

Knowing how to choose a junk removal company is easy, but finding the right one for your waste removal job may be a little tougher. A good junk removal company will be quick and timely, showing up with correct tools for the job and the right crew to handle it. They will be certified and licensed and well-versed in recycling and trash policies.

If you’d like our help, visit our locations page to locate a junk removal service near you.