Nationwide Junk Removal Services
26 Oct 2016

Bulky Item Pick-up

Acceptable Bulky Items
Examples of bulky items are: furniture, appliances, electronic equipment (E-Waste), wood waste, tree branches, scrap wood, debris from building remodeling, rocks, sod and earth, clothing, tires, car motor parts.

Bulky items cannot exceed eight feet in length, four feet in width or weigh more than 150 pounds.

Non-Acceptable Bulky Items
Household hazardous waste (such as paint, oil and batteries), spas, piano, camper shells, cast iron bathtubs or items requiring more than two persons to safely handle.

Annual Bulky Waste Drop Off Event
Waste Management will provide one Annual Bulky Waste Drop-Off Event for the residents of Winters. This event is held annually during the month of June. More information will be provided in the quarterly newsletter or billing statement.

Monthly Bulky Waste Pick Up
Waste Management offers residents one bulky item curbside pick-up at no additional charge per calendar year. The pile may be up to 5 cubic yards of large items. Additional bulky pick-ups may be requested at a rate of $15.00 per cubic yard. The curbside bulky item collection takes place on the first non-recycle Friday of each month. To participate, please call at least one week prior to the bulky item collection day.

Electronic Waste Pick-up
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) is the term used to describe discarded electronic equipment. Television, microwaves, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, VCR’s, fax machines, electronic games and cell phones fall in this category. These products contain Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) which are made of lead and cannot be disposed of in your trash or recycling carts.

E-Waste is acceptable for bulky item pick-up (see rules above).

E-Waste is accepted daily free of charge at the Yolo County Landfill for Yolo County residents. Please visit for more information. E-Waste is also accepted at the Annual Bulky Waste Event held every June.

Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant. HHW items include items such as paint, batteries, oil, and pesticides. These products, if mishandled, can be dangerous to your health and the environment, and therefore should be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Also, these materials should never be discarded in a sink, storm drain or in your regular trash.



16 Oct 2016

Starting a Junk Removal Business?

Starting a junk removal business seems like a straightforward enterprise. People are looking to get rid of junk, and they pay you to do it. While junk removal can be a very successful small business, here are eight points that you might weigh while you are deciding whether or not to enter this line of work.

1. Perform market research in your area. In terms of competitor analysis, find out who the local junk haulers are, and try to determine which ones are successful, and why.

Call some of them and ask for junk removal prices. This will include not only independent junk removal providers but also some of the larger junk removal franchise players such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and others. In order to be successful, you need to understand not only the prevailing rates charged but also your cost, including overhead, of properly disposing or recycling junk, so you can determine your profit. You will need to find out rates for various types of junk. Some will go straight to the landfill, while other might be sold to scrap dealers, donated to charities, or other use, and as such impact your cost of removal.

2. Check out the regulatory hurdles. There may be local, state and federal laws applicable with regard to the lawful disposal of junk, and especially hazardous waste. There may be fines applied if disposal is not carried out legally. For example, in Oregon, you will need a transportation certificate to transport scrap metal.

3. Another aspect of your market research might be to take a job with another junk removal company for an initial period so as to gain a better understanding of the business. If you are planning to make an investment to get into your new enterprise, this will help you gain an understanding of the business before making that outlay.

4. If you have a pickup truck, you may wish to advertise on Craigslist or another listing, and take a few jobs for cash, just to see how you like it. Remember that your market research has already been undertaken, so you know how much to charge.

5. Understand that the entrance of 1-800-Got-Junk? and others have raised the bar with respect to customer expectations for appearance, professionalism, and price.

6. Also, understand that if it does not take you much research or financial investment to get into the junk hauling business, then it won’t take much time for others, either. This is known as a low barrier to entry. What this means in effect is that new participants may be continually be cycling in and out of the industry, first entering and possibly underpricing their services, because they do not have a realistic picture of the overhead costs they will have to meet to remain viable.

7. Another point to consider is seasonality. The spring and summer are the busy seasons when it comes to junk removal.

Anticipate that these will be your busiest seasons, with things slowing down in the fall and winter.

8. After doing the research, you are ready to put together the business plan for your junk removal business. According to Susan Ward,  “A business plan is a document that summarizes the operational and financial objectives of a business and contains the detailed plans and budgets showing how the objectives are to be realized.Because the business plan contains detailed financial projections, forecasts about your business’s performance, and a marketing plan, it’s an incredibly useful tool for business planning. Here is a business plan template to help you get started.



06 Oct 2016

Trash Removal Service Tips

Whether you are moving , remodeling , or just do some long overdue cleaning in and around the home , you may need help to get rid of all the unwanted things .

Sooner or later you will find yourself contrary to what should be done with some unneeded items lying around . They may be too big , or too heavy , garbage trucks to pick up : just like with old furniture , old appliances , construction or garden waste . Put them on your curb , and they may be ignored by the garbage collector .

Some items are specifically prohibited from disposal in the regular trash : certain items are prohibited by law to just throw varies from place to place , but in general , the chemicals – including paint – are on that list .

Waste is not only an eyesore , but it can even lead to health treats . For example , old tires can collect rain , making them a breeding ground for mosquitoes . Oil from old car parts can be toxic to your pet !

Get rid of the trash can indeed seem like a daunting task . Fortunately , there are professional services that specialize in the removal of waste . Let them deal with all the mess !

Trash removal service will have the right vehicle and manpower at their disposal to rid you of the things you do not want safely and efficiently . They will come to you and haul away all trash and recycling company will not take the garbage truck .

Before calling junk removal services , be clear about what exactly is in your trash , and how much junk you have. Make sure that all items are empty and clean .

Good money saving tip is to first contact the recycling service for free ( if available in your area ) for recyclable items , and then use a trash removal service for the rest of the items .

Many sites also provide cleaning services after the garbage is removed . A professional company will have a junk removal trucks and their drivers are insured .

They will give you a quote based on how much space you will pick up trash in their truck .