This was recently updated on April 21, 2022 and was originally published on Feb 15, 2014.
The Benefits of Junk King and How It Works
Between residential trash services and removal companies, it can be hard to know what service is right for you or your situation. Both options have a place in our day-to-day lives, and it is invaluable to know which one to choose for your best price point and service.
Junk King operates unlike a basic residential trash service; our junk removal options have been designed with you in mind, while residential services have been designed for weekly, streamlined, pickups.
There are two byproducts that have resulted from this difference in design models. The first is that residential services have become very good at picking up small or ‘regular’ items and trash for a small rate (not including those additional fees which are sometimes unavoidable).
On the other side, junk removal services like Junk King have become instrumental in removing junk garbage, giving auxiliary assistance when needed for removal work, and they’ve also become first responders to any and all bulk item pickup.
No matter what services you need for your removal—there are options for you. Just Google ‘removal service near me’ to take a look at all of your options for removal services (I bet we show up at the top of the list).
Residential trash services and Junk King have different operating models.
The weekly trash service and Junk King have different purposes and processes and we each have our own niche of expertise.
For example, one significant difference is that, because of liability and insurance reasons, your residential weekly trash service cannot go onto your private property. That’s why you always must take your household trash and other unwanted items out to your curb.
This brings up another difference.
When you need to get rid of bulk items that are too large to put into your household trash bin, you must call and make arrangements with your regular trash service. Depending on the nature of the bulk item, they may be able to come out and pick up the item for you. And they typically will take the item for an additional fee.
And you still need to take the item to the curb yourself.
On the other hand, if you were to call Junk King Atlanta North, we can be at your home much sooner and we will move your bulky items for you. You simply need to point out your bulk item and we do all the heavy lifting. And, perhaps best of all, our pricing is typically far better than what you’ll get from your residential trash service.
A Tale of Two Services
In North Atlanta, a typical homeowner gets two trash pickups per week for about $65 to $100 per quarter, although some communities like Sandy Springs and Buckhead are typically more.
Those residential trash pickups comprise about seven cubic yards of debris. So, fourteen trash pickups and seven yards of debris hauled away every three months for $65 is a great bargain!
In addition, these weekly trash services are super-efficient at routine weekly trash pick-ups. Many services use trucks with robotic arms that grab, lift, and empty the trash bins, allowing the workers to remain in the trucks.
In addition, these residential trash services work with predictable schedules, predictable routes, with predictable containers, generating predictable loads. This is part of how they can keep their costs under control.
However, because bulk items are not predictable and do not fit the trash service’s operating model, the residential trash services charge what might seem to be a hefty fee for picking up that old couch, stove, old grills, recliner, or old refrigerator.
On the other hand, Junk King Atlanta North’s operating model is optimized to deal with those labor-intensive bulk items. Our fleet and crews are flexible enough to conform to your schedule, and we carry the insurance and licenses that allow us to work on your property so we can do all the heavy lifting.
In addition, Junk King Atlanta North has the skills to disassemble bulk items that cannot fit through doorways. (Oh, we’ve seen giant freezers, for example, that were installed first and then the walls built around the freezers!)
Bulky Trash Collection Atlanta
There are really two ways that residents of Atlanta can choose to have their bulky trash collected and taken away. The first option is to utilize the bulk trash pickup option with the City of Atlanta; the second option is to call for assistance from professional junk removal teams like Junk King.
In the former case, residents of Atlanta are entitled to (at most) 12 bulk pickup collections per year through the city’s preferred waste management solution. Utilizing this ability to schedule a pickup is key to avoiding the hundreds of dollars that the city could fine a person if they only put their junk on the curb. Additionally, these city-funded pickups do have multiple restrictions, including:
- Residents who have exceeded the agreed upon bulk pickup limit, will be charged an additional and significant fee.
- Items cannot be taken outside and placed on the curb until 7 p.m. the night before the agreed pickup time. Items placed on the curb outside of this time slot could be considered negatively by the city, resulting in fines.
- Bulk pickups most not exceed 8 cubic yards worth of space, set out for collection at one time. Any items that exceed this amount are going to be considered part of an additional pickup.
Despite the above restrictions, and the obvious restrictions of not being able to throw out large bulk items, there are sometimes when this might seem to be a reasonable option. For example, if a homeowner were getting rid of a set of old dinning chairs, and needed to stay within a budget, or simply wanted to spend less money.
The unfortunate part of choosing to haul your bulk items away with the city, is that it is nearly guaranteed that your items end up in the local landfill. This is unfortunate because professional removal teams are sometimes able to recycle elements of hauls that are in good enough condition to recycle. By allowing junk and trash to go to the landfills, there is also an increased possibility of environmental pollutants and toxins that could have otherwise be kept out of the landfill. If you’d like to schedule a bulk pickup through the City of Atlanta, call 311 at 404-546-0311, or visit the city’s website.
Alternatively, the residents of Atlanta can choose to get assistance with their bulk item pickup through professional junk removal services. Professional removal services like Junk King, allow for you to save money, remove almost anything from your property, and give you the most eco-friendly service available.
Junk King professionals are able to remove large bulk items, including ones that other companies won’t take. Simply call and speak to one of our highly trained customer service representatives, and you’ll be walked through the process. When scheduled through Junk King, your bulk item pickup is the lowest cost possible, while also receiving a guarantee to our commitment of staying the greenest removal company in North America.
Weekly Trash Service in North Atlanta: Doing the Math
The bottom line is that Junk King Atlanta North can give you more value (and a better price) for hauling those bulk items.
For example, in Atlanta, the typical trash service charges $110 to take a double-wall stove. You still need to disconnect the stove and manhandle it down to the curb – usually a two-man job.
As a homeowner you may be thinking, “Wow! $110! I get six months of trash service for $110!” But keep in mind that subscription trash removal service and bulk item removal are significantly different.
Junk King Atlanta North, on the other hand, can remove the same double-wall stove, perform all the labor from kitchen to recycler, and do it all for $65. In addition, if you do drag that beast down to the curb, we’ll take it for $50—100% less than the trash service.
The same math works for refrigerators. The regular trash company charges $75 for the smaller fridges and $110 (or more) for the big side-by-side models. Plus, you need to certify that the freon is drained. (That service can cost up to $150.) Plus, you need to drag the item to the curb. Again, we’ll take the old fridge for $75 and handle all the recycling duties.
And, if you still want to drag the old refrigerator out to the curb, we will take your old appliance and perform the recycling duties for only $50.
Did we say recycling? Yes, we did. Because unlike your trash company – and other junk haulers – Junk King is 60 percent landfill-free and the country’s most eco-friendly junk removal service.
So, the bottom line here is that your weekly trash service is an expert at the service they provide: weekly household trash pick-ups. And Junk King Atlanta North is the expert for bulk item pickups.
It’s really all about picking the right service for the job. And, at Junk King Atlanta North, we want to help you do just that.
The Pros & Cons of Atlanta Waste Services and Their Pricing Plans
In North Atlanta, a typical homeowner gets two trash pickups per week, for $65 to $100 every three months.
Some areas of Atlanta charge more than these rates, but little to none charge less. What you get in these programs amounts to a numbers game; residential trash pickups comprise about seven cubic yards of debris over that three-month period (the ‘quarter’ of the year which you purchased). These seven cubic yards are accumulated over the three months, through 14 residential trash pickups (curbside service!).
Despite the costs of many waste services, they serve a great purpose in that they cause the most consistent and reliable removal option for most people. They also provide a way for many people to get rid of problem items, even if it costs a little extra to go through them.
The biggest con with going through residential services is that sometimes their service is just not enough. Large garbage cans are only so large and they don’t fit more than a few bags of trash at a time.
Unfortunately, this means that a significant portion of residential homes end up accumulating trash over time.
This, more often than not, results in yearly or biannual trips to the local landfill—and more additional charges from them if your trash and junk don’t fit their particular model of disposal.
For example, most landfills and residential waste services will both take your old vacuum, but neither will take an old TV because of environmental regulations. E-waste (TVs and other electronics) needs to be taken to a third place because their particular toxins need to be recycled using special equipment.
So far, we’ve gotten rid of our basic trash, but needed to go to the landfill (and pay those costs) to get rid of a larger than normal piece of junk, and we’ve also needed to go to a third place (and pay those costs too) to get rid of electronics.
This entire process can be a lot, as it is costly, takes significant amounts of time, and doesn’t help you out beyond removing your items and your money. Waste management services reviews echo these same frustrations from local people in your area.
In comparison, by choosing to work with an Atlanta bulk junk pick-up option—like Junk King—you save money, time, labor, and do it all when you need it and how you need it.
Schedule Brush and Bulk Pickup with Junk King
One of the best reasons to schedule a bulk item pickup with Junk King, is because we consider your yard waste and construction debris to be bulk items. Your brush, branches, clippings, fencing, lumber, frames, shingles, and more are all considered bulk items. This is a unique quality that Junk King has. It comes from our ability to also collect large and significant items.
Where other removal teams will reject large or heavy items, or many multiple items, Junk King does not have those limitations. The Junk King Recycling Hubs are built larger and with the idea that recycling is a necessary part of junk hauling after care, so they are equipped to break down and process multiple large and complex items at once. As such, bush and yard debris, as well as construction debris, can all easily be picked up and recycled through Junk King.
At the same time, your regular items are also able to be considered bulk if there are a significant amount of them. The key to using the best of Junk King’s options is to know when you have bulk items, and for that simply contact Junk King through one of the available manners.
Why Atlanta Waste Services May Not be the Best Option for Your Home or Business Needs
Despite residential services having importance for week-to-week trash removal, it is clearly not the best option for every instance of removal needs. Atlanta waste services are the starting point for removal, not the end. The best trash service Atlanta can choose is Junk King Removal Services, and this is easily proven.
Take the situation above, a homeowner needs to remove (1) his trash from his home, (2) a large item that doesn’t fit his waste service availability, (3) and a few pieces of e-waste. Instead of going to two separate places and paying all of the additional costs—he should have called Junk King. Junk King can remove trash, garbage, bulk items, and even e-wastes—all while giving you the lowest costs available, not hidden fees, and staying committed to recycling 60% of everything they remove from residential homes.
Additionally, businesses greatly benefit from the Junk King model of removal, since entire dumpsters can be rented over consecutive days for renovations or deep cleaning, Junk King removal teams can assist with the dismantling and removal of old equipment, and Junk King also offers business and commercial payment plans. All three of these amenities are offered only by professional removal companies, never residential waste programs.
How Junk King’s Pricing Structure Works and What You Get For Your Money
All services these days have a cost—waste management of any sort is no different. Waste pickup is often considered a luxury already, so considering hiring an auxiliary service to assist in waste removal can seem pointless, silly, or questionable. In reality, hiring a team to assist with any sort of removal is the best and easiest way to manage waste, garbage, trash, and junk.
Other than the simple differences like residential pickup removing things like weekly trash and professional removal teams removing bulk or big items, it is also important to think about the difference between them in cost.
In Atlanta, the typical residential trash service costs $65 to $100 per quarter (3 months). They also charge additional fees based on large items; a double-wall stove will be around $110 to remove, not including the removal of the stove and the moving of it outside to the curb. Another example is a $75 fee to remove a small refrigerator, and this does not include the removal, the moving of it, or the draining of the freon (which can cost up to $150).
When it’s all said and done, by using the residential services, you can see a bill up of up to $435.
In comparison, Junk King prices are smaller—with no hidden fees—and you can choose the best plan for your needs. For residential services, there are three options to consider: full-service, self-service, or item pick up.
Depending on which option meets your needs, you can have a crew assist you in removal (full-service); you can have a roll-away dumpster dropped off outside your home for three (or more) days (self-service); or you can give us a call us to come collect particular items for you (single or bulk item pickups).
The best way to compare our pricing structure to that of the residential options, consider the stove and the refrigerator once again. For Junk King, the removal of a double-wall stove will come to be $65, while the removal of a small refrigerator will come to be $75.
Additionally, if you move those appliances outside for us, this slashes your cost further, potentially down to $50 apiece. Plus, it’s important to note that all recycling processes are handled by our eco-friendly in-house services; this means that the $150 charge to drain and recycle that freon from the refrigerator, is non-existent.
Overall, your total charge with Junk King could be as low as $100 for this particular situation, and that’s a potential of $335 less than the residential guys.
Great Service for Bulk Item Pickup and Great Pricing, Too!
Fair and transparent pricing is one of the features that sets our company apart, and at Junk King Atlanta North, we guarantee to beat any written estimate. This is why our pricing is the lowest in our service area, including Norcross, Gainesville, Buford, and Canton.
In addition to great prices, we offer four different ways to get a free estimate as a part of our service:
- AN ON-SITE QUOTE: This is the best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price with a free, no-obligation on-site price.
- CALL US FOR AN ESTIMATE: You can call or live chat with our customer service representatives. If you have four items or less, we will usually offer you a firm price and, if you have more than four items, we can give you an accurate estimate.
- TEXT US A PHOTO: If you can take photos of your items, text them to us at 737-888-5865, and we will text you back an estimate.
- GET AN ONLINE ESTIMATE: Use our Pricing Estimator by simply clicking “Pricing” in the menu bar above, scroll down to “Pricing Estimator”, then click the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button.
And remember, once our bulk item pickup team shows up at your location, they will give you a firm, no-obligation price.
Junk King Atlanta North: Your Choice for Green Bulk Item Pickup
At Junk King Atlanta North we believe that being green means something. It’s not just a nice phrase to make our business seem relevant – it’s what we do.
Despite the best efforts of local trash companies and others, most of the trash, debris, bulk items, and other junk that gets picked up in the greater North Atlanta region still ends up in local landfills. Junk King Atlanta North, on the other hand, routinely and intentionally takes the time and the effort to recycle or reuse as much as we possibly can.
Many of our local landfills have had a series of problems and this is part of the reason why it’s important to minimize the amount of debris that ends up in our landfills. And this is also why we are fully committed to keeping as much junk and unwanted bulk items as possible out of landfills.
Junk King Atlanta North is on a mission: We are committed to ensuring that as much junk, debris, and bulk items as possible are either recycled or reused, whenever possible. And we are proud to be part of the only national company to operate with local sorting facilities and maintaining the goal of recycling 60 percent or more of every job.
All of this is why Junk King is recognized as the greenest commercial junk removal service in North America!
Junk King Atlanta North is committed to helping keep The ATL and our planet clean, green, and beautiful for generations to come.
So, what bulk items do you have that need to be picked up and gotten rid of?
An old couch? Recliner? Mattress? Washer or dryer? Barbeque grill? Hot tub? Yard debris? Kitchen stove? Refrigerator?
Any bulk item counts! And Junk King Atlanta will provide you better service and a better price because bulk item pickup and removal is one of our niche specialties.
Why Your Trash Service Should Be Junk King
Residential trash and waste services are great things! They provide consistent trash removal for relatively cheap prices over a large chunk of time.
What they lack, is the ability to (1) recycle, (2) conform to your schedule, (3) take large or bulk items without fees, (4) take any form of e-waste, and (5) they do not take enough trash and garbage for the normal household—which in turn, forces families to go to the landfill and deal with everything that brings (gas, money, and time loss, physical labor, and possible sickness). And that is fine for the residential guys, they are good at what they do.
Junk King just does it better. All of the problems that arise from the residential removals aren’t a problem for our team, and the reason we can do things better and faster (and cheaper) is because of our tried and true model and approach to removals. It’s what makes us the number one rated removal service in North America, and it’s what makes us deliver every time we are called to a home or a business.
There are three ways to reach us, pick your favorite and contact us today—with Junk King Removal Services, getting your stuff up and out of your way is as simple as 1, 2, 3, just point, and it’s gone:
- Call us at (706) 247-7513: From here, you can choose to get an in-person quote, with no obligation and the most accurate estimate. Or, you can choose to speak with one of our world-class call representatives to get a quote.
- Text us photos to (737) 888-5865: If your items are out and around you, texting us pictures of them will result in an estimate with our reply.
- Get an online estimate right now: Head over to our custom-made Pricing Estimator to get your estimate the moment you finish the form.
Book Atlanta Bulk Trash Collection with Junk King
There are multiple reasons why one would want to book a bulk pickup specifically from Junk King. One reason is that when you choose to move your junk with us, you’re also choosing to get the lowest possible cost with your removal. Junk King guarantees your lowest costs through two methods:
- Junk King will beat any written estimate, while also providing both ball-park estimates and concrete estimates too our own clients.
- Junk King will also only charge for the space that is used in our truck or dumpster.
Unlike other removal teams who charge by the dumpster or by weight, Junk King provides the lowest cost possible to their clients by only charging them for the space that they use within a Junk King removal vehicle. This means that Junk King estimates often end up being lower than their actual costs. Additionally, this means that clients have more versatility in what they can throw out, providing a better service than other comparable options. In regard to bulk trash pickup, the space that the bulk items take up in the truck, is often part of the price that is calculated for the final costs.
To speak with a Junk King representative, there are four different ways to contact us. All of these methods can be used to gain a ball-park estimate, but only one can provide a concrete written estimate.
- Book an in-person assessment, and receive a no obligation, free estimate, by calling our trained customer service professionals at (706) 247-7313. You can also ask to receive an estimate over the phone.
- You can also text us photos of your junk to (737) 888-5865. You can send us multiple photos of the stuff you want removed; we can even give you individual ball-park estimates based on each of the items alone.
- Lastly, you could choose to stay online and get your estimate in a few minutes. Use our pricing calculator to explore all of your options with Junk King, and schedule your drop-off at the end of the wizard.