Junk Removal Pricing Wilkes-Barre

How much does it cost to hire a junk removal service?

If you find yourself in the middle of a house cleaning, renovation project, downsizing, etc. you may be interested in hiring a junk hauling company. Fortunately for the customer, there are many junk removal services to choose from. Every junk hauling company has different pricing, but we will discuss the most common junk removal pricing strategies in this post.

The Estimate

Nobody’s junk hauling job is the same

Just like you, your junk is unique. Most junk removal companies can give you an estimate over the phone from a description or picture. With that said, it is difficult to get an exact price without seeing the items in-person.

When setting up a free junk removal estimate, make sure your company is able to remove your junk on the spot if you agree to the price. Many small hauling companies give free estimates but need to come back to do the job. Legitimate junk removal services such as A+ Enterprises will send 2 uniformed employees and a large dump truck to every estimate if you choose to hire us for your project.

Junk Removal Prices

Junk Removal Services in Wilkes-Barre
Junk Removal Wilkes-Barre, PA

No junk removal companies will have identical prices on the same job. There are many reasons for this, but the most common are summed up below.

  • Overhead
  • Licensing/Insurance
  • Disposal Fees
  • Distance to customer
  • Perceived difficulty of job

Almost every junk removal service has a minimum service charge. They typically range between $75-$150 depending on the area. The reason for the minimum job cost is to cover transportation, fuel, and labor costs of arriving to your junk removal job. Did you know that most junk removal companies break-even on jobs under $250?

Cheap Junk Removal

As you can see for obvious reasons, uninsured illegal junk haulers will almost always have a lower price than legitimate junk removal services. With that said, going for the lowest price is not always the best decision. The reasons for this are endless, but the biggest risks of cheap junk removal companies are below.

  • Uninsured
  • Illegal dumping
  • Shady employees
  • Slow time to complete job

How Junk Removal Pricing Works

Unfortunately in the junk removal industry, there are companies that will use misleading pricing tactics to rip customers off. Below are some of the ways companies can leave customers with a hefty, unexpected bill for junk removal.

Junk Hauling Jobs by the Truckload

Many junk removal companies offer “estimates” based on how many truckloads they believe the job will require. Obviously a 15 cubic yard dump truck is larger than a 4 cubic yard pickup truck. Both of those descriptions are considered “truckloads”. It is important to ensure that you know how big the truckload is before you agree to a price.

99% of junk removal companies offer these types of truckload estimates. For example, let’s say you have a house that “Blue Junk Company” estimated will take 2 truckloads to empty out at $650/truckload. If they end up taking a third truckload, you are on the hook to pay the bill for the last truckload.

All-Inclusive Trash Removal Pricing

This pricing scheme is not as popular, but it is the most ethical way to price junk removal & cleanout projects. If you hire a company such as A+ Enterprises Junk Removal, you can be confident you are getting a 100% firm price.

On most jobs, we will evaluate the entire job and give you a firm price the job will cost regardless of time, truckloads, etc. This way, you can sit back and relax 100% worry free while we do all the loading & hauling for you.

Doing this type of pricing requires extensive experience & a diverse fleet of trucks to get jobs done efficiently. This is why most other junk removal companies go by the “truckload” rate.

Hire The Best Junk Removal Company

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As you can see, not all junk removal companies & their pricing are created equally. A+ Enterprises strives to be as ethical & upfront regarding our pricing as possible. We do what we say we will do, at the price we quote you. We have thousands of satisfied customers who were amazed at the speed & affordability of our junk removal service.

If you are interested in having our company remove your unwanted items, simply fill out the contact box below or call us at 484-658-3333.


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  • 5 star review  Very nice to deal with. Showed up promptly. Worked throughout the entire day. Did a fabulous job! Would highly recommend.

    thumb Sandra Hill
    6/11/2020

    5 star review  Great service , They came the same day I called. Very friendly and efficient. Great price for removal. Highly recommend this company. Very professional and A plus rating. Arrived on time and ready to work.

    thumb Tina Stella
    8/05/2019

    5 star review  This company is not just professionals at their work but also very kid and hardworking. During the scheduling the staff was very helpful and were able to work with my last minute call with no issues. I received a reminder of my appointment witch was very helpful. The team that arrived to the job took care of business before I knew it it was all done. Very respectful and hard working team. Will definitely recommend anyone and will definitely use this company on my next project.

    thumb Edisson Fajardo
    2/16/2020
  • 5 star review  Fantastic customer service. Sal was on time, very responsive to messages and professional. The price for the dumpster was very reasonable also. I have had issues with other junk removal companies in the past and wish I had found them sooner. I will definitely use them again in the future.

    thumb Erin G
    10/17/2019

    5 star review  I can't say enough about Sal. He was very patient, knowledgeable, and went out of his way to ensure my company was taken care of. I absolutely recommend anyone to use this company. They get in and out very quickly and offer a great price. They also stick to their word which is very rare now-a-days!

    thumb Mark Van Dyke
    10/25/2019

    5 star review  I would highly recommend this company. Very respectful employees. Worked efficiently, were conscientious and very careful. Fairly priced and made this cleanup of 50 years worth of “things” easy.

    thumb Kathleen Doyle
    10/10/2020
  • 5 star review  Contacted Sal to have some old boxes removed, called me the next day to set up a time to estimate the work. Came first thing the next morning and gave me a great quote. We agreed on a wonderful price and literally 15 minutes later he was here with his truck cleaning out our boxes. He was done quickly and efficiently! Very nice man, We will be contacting him again in the near future! My family and I highly recommend!

    thumb Lakin Parsons
    10/17/2020

    5 star review  I would highly recommend them they did a great job and the men were very hardworking and very nice I intend to get them back for more at another time

    thumb Regina Pokrifka
    8/11/2020

    5 star review  Very professional. Very polite. Efficient. I will use this company again. Prices were reasonable.

    thumb Mary Jane Meaney
    2/23/2019
  • 5 star review  Called A + enterprise junk removal to have a few items removed from my apartment. Sal and his team were GREAT!!! Fair price and fast service plan on using them again.

    thumb John Steve
    3/20/2019

    5 star review  A+ is a first-rate, highly professional outfit. They offered courteous, efficient, same-day service at a more-than-fair price. I recommend them with great confidence.

    thumb Joel Shuman
    7/08/2019

    5 star review  The 3 man crew did a fantastic job in clearing out and disposing of several large and small items that still remained after a 2 day estate sale. Items removed included beds and mattresses, 3 couches, bedroom chest of drawers, old refrigerator and electric stove, computer desk, old and very heavy television, several tools plus much more.Very courteous workers and owner was great to work with. Highly recommend and you won’t be disappointed.

    thumb Rich Winslow
    8/21/2019
  • 5 star review  These guys are awesome! They came here when promised, were really nice and friendly, and they did what they were supposed to do in a timely fashion. The price quoted was changed because I had more “stuff” to get rid of. However, they quoted the difference before getting the rest of the things out and we agreed. I will certainly call them next time. Thanks, A+!

    thumb TJ Belt
    3/26/2019

    5 star review  Sal and his team were fantastic to work with. They were professional and arrived on time. Our scope of work was larger than originally estimated and they immediately dispatched an extra truck to finish up our job in record time. I would highly recommend them for all your removal needs.

    thumb Bryan McFarland
    12/05/2019

    5 star review  I got a 100% accurate estimate from the owner and he dispatched a crew to clean out my house the next day (!). The guys were professional and very nice and personable, making a tough situation much easier to handle. Moreover, they worked until the job was done way over my expectations. This company has the best prices in our area and they are complete pros. I would recommend them to anyone...don't hesitate and call A+ first! They will be my first call in the future!

    thumb Daryl Williams
    9/26/2018