Junk Removal Fairfax
Fast, eco-friendly junk removal in Fairfax
Meet the Owner
Alex Powers is a co-owner of Junk King Fairfax. He is a Marine Veteran and was raised locally in Springfield. He has degrees in both marketing and economics. Both degrees have helped him identify his target market areas, grow the business, assess profitability, and provide future opportunities. As a Marine, Alex learned the difference between the science of managing things and the art of leading people. Combining these many experiences, he expects to make the Fairfax junk removal business the most attractive service option to his prospective clients.
Alex makes customer service his primary goal. He says, “I know what I want us to not do.” He studies good customer service practices and works to surpass his high standards. He uses his gained knowledge to train his employees; thus, they have developed great attitudes toward their work. It also means that he has found a way to retain his best employees. They do their work quickly, responsibly, and safely. They also do it all with a smile and even sweep up afterward.
The key to their success is delivering real value. As co-owner Alex Powers says, “Do something people value and do what you say you’re going to do.”
Junk King Fairfax has been taking on all types of jobs since 2010, but they love to assist residential re-modelers. They offer very competitive pricing for these “pre-staged jobs .”They are so quick they can usually accommodate same-day appointments. Before and after pictures are sent to show that their work was done correctly, and prices matched the actual volume. Flexible monthly billing is offered. We haul and dispose of items like furniture, televisions, yard waste, appliances, mattresses, constructions waste, china, DVDs, paintings, bikes, and more.
Using Junk King’s Fairfax, VA debris hauling service means their expensive labor will not be used to sit in traffic to and from the dump. Also, general contractors will have a decrease in expenses because some of their trucks will be freed from taking debris from the job. These advantages make them very happy customers, says Alex.
Hire Junk King Fairfax, VA, by calling 1-888-888-JUNK (5865) or booking online.
Residential Junk Removal
Items We Take – Residential Items
Everyone has junk to get rid of at some point in life. And it doesn’t matter if they are homeowners or rent their home, condominium, or apartment; junk removal and disposal is likely to be a fact of life. And sometimes it’s more junk than they can take care of themselves.
For homeowners, renters, and small business owners all across the greater Fairfax area, junk removal can be a pressing need. And it doesn’t matter if these are luxury homes near Fort Belvoir or more “rural” residences west of Fairfax Station. And when we speak of junk, we don’t mean extra bags of rubbish that won’t fit in a residential trash bin or stacks of old newspapers taking up space in the garage.
When we talk about junk, we mean large quantities of unwanted items or bulky items that are hard to move. In fact, we’re usually talking about the types of trash and debris that your local waste management service won’t pick up for you.
So, what do you do if you have large quantities of unwanted materials that you need to be removed from your home or place of work? How do you dispose of those large, bulky junk items such as old appliances that no longer work? Or those piles of wood, masonry, and debris leftover from a renovation project?
Not to worry! There is a reliable and affordable junk removal solution for the Fairfax area.
The team at Junk King Fairfax is standing by to remove and haul off just about every type of residential or commercial junk item you need to dispose of. And we will do so quickly, safely, and efficiently!
With a simple phone call or by making an appointment online, we’ll show up at your home or office to haul away old furniture, large trash items, used mattresses, yard waste, and any number of other waste items. In fact, Junk King Fairfax will take just about everything and anything you need to get rid of except for hazardous waste.
We are passionate about delivering quality junk removal, maintaining genuinely green junk disposal processes, and serving our customers. As Alex Powers puts it,
As we’ve said already, there’s almost nothing we cannot take when it comes to junk removal. Here’s a brief overview of some of our residential junk removal services.
Television Disposal & Recycling
We love our TVs. And it seems that today the bigger, the better.
But all those upgrades and television replacements means plenty of old TVs that need either a new home or, if they’re no longer serviceable, they need to be disposed of. However, as any homeowner can tell you, large-screen TV monitors will not fit in the trash bin!
And it doesn’t much matter if your old, unwanted television is in a house, an apartment, or an office somewhere near the Beltway. So, if you have recently moved up to a newer and bigger large screen TV, it’s quite likely that you have an old set (or two!) that you need to get rid of.
Sure, you could try selling it if it’s still in good shape and working well. But that takes time and effort that may not be worth it for a few dollars. On the other hand, that still-working TV could be a great donation to a local charity organization or a homeless shelter for women and children.
But how do you properly dispose of large, old televisions that either don’t work or no one wants?
You know you can’t just put it out on the curb for the garbage truck crew to pick up as they probably won’t. And most TVs won’t fit into your residential waste bin, which is really frowned upon by the various municipalities in the Fairfax area, by the way.
If you want to take the time and use the gas to drive to a certified electronics waste recycling facility, that is always a possibility. But it’s not the most convenient option nor the easiest solution. However, there is a convenient and easy solution.
A quick call to Junk King Fairfax is the best option for taking care of your old television disposal and recycling. In fact, not only can we take your old TVs, but we can also haul away those old CRT computer monitors taking up space in your basement or garage.
The good news is that when it comes to electronic waste or e-waste, we can take it all!
And not only are we convenient, but Junk King Fairfax also provides safe and environmentally friendly television disposal and recycling while making the entire process easy for you.
Yard Waste Removal
For residents living in and around the Fairfax region, it’s pretty common for yard waste to include much more than just grass clippings and dead leaves. There are often all the other things that homeowners trim, cut, prune, or dig up and remove from their yards and other outdoor areas.
One of the hallmarks of many neighborhoods across Fairfax and neighboring counties is that they’ve been around for a long time. Hundreds of years in most cases. And that means many homes and residences that have also been around for a long time! Older properties usually have old structures that have to be replaced from time to time, such as old tool sheds or gazebos, old fences, and other structures. Add to this the debris from broken-down gardening equipment and other outdoor items, and you can have huge piles of “yard waste” to get rid of.
In addition to typical yard waste and other rubbish and debris, many homeowners will take time to engage in major landscaping makeovers every few years. And because these can be big projects involving lawn removal and the building of hardscape elements, the result can be significant amounts of waste and debris, along with a newly landscaped property.
And this yard waste and debris is often much more than will fit in residential trash bins.
Yard work and the subsequent yard waste removal is a seasonal thing in Northern Virginia. We can do quite a bit in spring and summer; then we get the snow and storms in late fall and through the winter months, which means that cleaning up our properties after a winter of harsh weather also can result in a large amount of yard waste removal.
And having to take all your excess yard waste to a landfill or waste transfer station can be a major chore in the Fairfax area. Landfills are limited, and with a population of half a million households in and around Fairfax County, you can expect long lines. Not to mention sitting in hot, humid weather most of the time, as well.
Yard waste removal and clean-up can require a great deal of work and time, and you also need to have a suitable vehicle to manage the job. All of which is why Junk King Fairfax specializes in offering convenient and affordable yard waste removal services.
Getting rid of old furniture can be a labor-intensive and challenging task. Removing one piece might be a bit simpler, especially when you have some help, but when you’re relocating, or you’re replacing several larger pieces of furniture, for example, then it takes the work to a whole new level.
Homeowners know that most household furniture is heavy, bulky, and often hard to move. And disposing of old furniture once you manage to get it out of your home can be challenging, as well.
This is why Junk King Fairfax offers convenient and affordable furniture removal services.
The team at Junk King will not only haul off your old furniture for you, freeing you from all the heavy lifting, but by having us do it for you, you’re also helping the environment because we regularly recycle as much of your old furniture as possible and avoid landfilling them.
And at Junk King Fairfax, we understand that letting strangers into your home to carry out services such as old furniture removal can be uncomfortable. We get it. Which is why co-owner Alex Powers has said that “I have a rule against hiring someone that I would not let go into my mom’s house to remove something from upstairs or downstairs.”
So, for courteous, friendly, and efficient furniture removal and disposal, you can count on us!
Here are some of the types of old or unwanted furniture we can pick up from you:
The truth is that nobody enjoys moving heavy furniture out of a house, never mind trying to load it onto a truck or trailer. Large sofas and recliners, massive dining room tables, or solid wood coffee tables? Most people have far better things to do with their time.
This is why Junk King Fairfax specializes in furniture removal, hauling, and disposal.
It’s unfortunate but true: all those trusty household appliances that we love but take for granted year after year do get old. And all of them will eventually break down and have to be repaired or replaced if we don’t upgrade them first.
And no matter whether you’re replacing them before or after they break down, they still must be removed from your house and then disposed of somehow. Unfortunately, appliance removal and disposal are tasks that are as difficult in many ways as moving and getting rid of large furniture.
Not a job for the average homeowner. Especially if you’re older, single, or simply aren’t able or willing to take it on.
Not to worry! The good news is that Junk King Fairfax can easily take care of that task for you!
Here are some of the types of old household appliances can we remove for you:
- Ovens/Wall Ovens
- Trash Compactors
Many folks might think that it’s easier and cheaper to get a friend to help haul their old appliance to the landfill. But that can be a bit more problematic here in Fairfax County. Besides, there’s a far better, easier, and truly cost-effective alternative.
At Junk King Fairfax, we provide timely and convenient old appliance removal services for you.
And we make it a priority to recycle as many of the appliances that we pick up as possible. This is because we know that most large junk items – including appliances – can actually be recycled instead of going into a landfill.
So, when you call Junk King Fairfax, we not only make sure that your old appliances get recycled – including old refrigerators, ovens, and even hot tubs – but we won’t damage your home in the process of removing them!
Along with appliance removal, we also offer other residential junk removal services such as:
- Hot Tub Disposal
- E-Waste Disposal
- Bulk Trash Removal
- Mattress Disposal
- Garbage Removal
- House Cleanouts
Commercial Junk Removal
Commercial Items – What We Take
Perhaps not surprisingly, commercial entities and private businesses also generate junk, rubbish, and debris, and often in much larger quantities than homes. And, like their residential counterparts, they all need to dispose of it, as well.
Businesses and industrial operations generate far more solid waste and junk than homes, almost eight million tons each year, in fact. And it is the construction and mining industries alone that produce close to 60 percent of that waste. In addition, most smaller businesses are not equipped for hauling and disposing of all their own junk and debris.
The bottom line is that businesses need junk removal services, too.
And business owners and managers often find that dealing with junk removal is a time-consuming and distracting function. To make matters worse, many smaller businesses often find themselves with much more junk and debris than can fit in their industrial waste or recycling dumpsters.
Although most waste management vendors can schedule a one-off, “bulky item” pickup service, this often involves additional fees and pickup schedules with limited availability.
The reality for most businesses is that, for commercial junk removal services, they have just two options for getting rid of large waste materials, debris, or junk:
- Haul it out themselves
- Hire someone else to do it
While hauling it themselves may appear to be a more cost-effective option to many business owners, the truth is that using your own employees to do the job, it costs double. That is because all the time taken to load, haul, and dump your company’s junk is time taken away from the work your employees are paid to do.
This simply means that each trip to the landfill or waste transfer station represents a significant loss of productivity. And that costs money.
Then there are businesses that would have to rent trucks to handle all the junk loading and hauling, in addition to the fuel costs and disposal fees. Not to mention potential injuries to staff and other liability issues.
This is why Junk King Fairfax specializes in offering professional and affordable commercial junk removal services.
Here is an overview of some of the commercial junk removal services we provide:
Construction Debris Removal
Construction debris is part and parcel of any type of construction project, from residential home renovations to full subdivisions, office complexes, and retail centers. And as every contractor knows, this means construction debris removal is a part of the job, as well.
Whether that means piles of concrete and masonry rubble, stacks of building material debris, or an assorted mix of debris, trash, and junk material, it has to be removed from a site and disposed of.
And, just as with most other commercial junk removal needs, the professional solution is to outsource the job to a reliable junk hauling company like Junk King Fairfax.
For contractors and builders, the overall cost savings from outsourcing this task can far outweigh the actual costs of using their own crews to do that work.
From the loss of production by taking crew members off the job to the time spent clearing and removing junk and construction debris, there is little that is efficient or beneficial by keeping this task “in-house” on a construction project.
In fact, the cost of using Junk King’s construction debris removal service can be far less than the cost of using construction laborers.
Office Furniture Removal
Re-selling or donating used office furniture is a common practice, and in places like the Fairfax area, with its proximity to the nation’s capital and the vast number of businesses, NGOs, private firms, and government agencies, there is always a home for it.
But if your used office furniture is too old or damaged to consider selling or even donating, you still need a way to dispose of it if you no longer want it.
Unfortunately, much like household furniture, old office furniture can be quite heavy, bulky, and difficult to move or lift. This is why trying to manage office furniture using your own staff can be unrealistic. And as is the case in almost every commercial junk removal scenario, there is the opportunity costs and loss of productivity from having your employees do the work of junk haulers!
A far better alternative for business owners and office managers is to make use of the efficient and professional office furniture removal team at Junk King Fairfax.
Not only are we able to quickly and safely do all the loading and haul it all away for you, but we also provide efficient, affordable, and eco-friendly office furniture removal. All of this means that you don’t have to worry about getting rid of your old office furniture yourself.
And the best part, aside from having Junk King do all the heavy lifting, is that we always make sure that your old office furniture pieces are donated when possible or else sent to a recycling facility to be processed with environmentally responsible methods.
Just in Fairfax County alone, there are more than 1,150,000 residents and almost 500,000 households. And that’s not counting the greater Washington DC area west of the Potomac in Virginia.
With that many homes and the number of residential mortgages, it is not unrealistic to see a fair number of foreclosures in play at any given time. And depending on the ups and downs of the economy and inflation, that number can increase periodically.
And foreclosure proceedings typically mean evictions and vacated houses.
At Junk King Fairfax, we realize that no one enjoys working with foreclosures or evictions. But we also understand that, despite the typically unhappy circumstances, there is almost always an urgent need for fast, reliable, and cost-effective foreclosure cleanouts.
This task is often necessary since former occupants can leave their foreclosed home in a debris-filled and cluttered condition. And all the junk left by the previous homeowners must be cleaned out and properly disposed of. The debris can range from piles of trash to abandoned appliances and old furniture to bags of clothes and other types of junk.
Cleaning these properties often falls on the real estate professional looking to list the house. Fortunately for them, Junk King Fairfax can take care of it for them.
Junk King offers professional real estate junk removal services for foreclosure cleanouts, and we can be your best choice when dealing with a foreclosure cleanout. So, simply call Junk King and quickly have your foreclosed property ready to put back on the market.
Storage Facility Cleanouts
For some people, searching through other people’s junk is akin to a treasure hunt. You just never know what you’ll find!
This is made apparent from the popularity of storage locker reality TV programs that feed the idea that many people believe that self-storage units can hold priceless treasures and valuable goods left behind by others.
However, as most storage facility managers know, most of what lies in those abandoned units is simply junk left behind by former renters who have either stopped paying rent or simply never cleaned them out after canceling their contracts.
Unfortunately for those property managers, the task of getting rid of that junk is often their job.
Most storage facility owners or managers have the responsibility of cleaning out abandoned storage units in order to make them available to rent. Fortunately, the actual work of clearing out all the junk and debris doesn’t have to be something that they do, as well.
Junk King Fairfax can quickly and efficiently take care of storage facility junk cleanouts with a speedy response and quick turn-around. And, best of all, we haul it away for a simple price and make everything as easy and stress-free as possible.
Junk Removal: How It Works
Working with Junk King Fairfax is easy.
From online booking to free estimates and transparent pricing, we work hard to make sure that it’s easy for you.
As we’ve said here already, there is almost nothing we cannot take for you aside from liquids and items that are classified as hazardous materials. Also, working with us for all your junk removal needs means you become part of our corporate mission of being an authentically green junk removal company.
What does that mean?
It means that, at Junk King Fairfax, we keep as much of your junk out of landfills as we can. In fact, we routinely recycle as much as 60 percent of everything we pick up during our day. And that includes old electronics like TVs and computers.
And we always give you short time windows, and our teams show up on time, as promised.
We make pricing easy, too.
Because we are firm believers in fair and transparent pricing, we provide free estimates so you can know beforehand how much your junk removal job will cost. And to make that process easy as well, we also give you several ways to get a free estimate:
- You can call our customer service representatives
- You can text us a photo or two of your junk items
- You can also use our online Pricing Estimator
- Or you can even get an estimate on-site from our team once they arrive
We make booking a junk removal pickup easy: Just choose a date and an available two-hour window for our crew to arrive. Once our professional and courteous junk hauling team comes to your home or place of work, you simply point, and they’ll remove your junk quickly and efficiently.
And you’ll find that booking an appointment is easy, as well. For example, we give you several ways to make an appointment with us:
- You can give us a call
- You can text us
- You can book online
With Junk King Fairfax, we offer two methods for our junk removal services:
- Full-service junk removal means having our team of uniformed junk removal experts come to your home or place of work to carry your junk items out and load them into our large junk truck and remove it all for you.
- Self-service junk removal means loading your junk into one of our MINI Dumpster rentals. We deliver the user-friendly and easy-to-access rental dumpster to your home or business, and you have it over the course of three days. We will then come back and pick up the dumpster to return it to our sorting facility.
Why Junk King Fairfax is Different
Residential and commercial junk removal is typically an on-demand service for the removal of unwanted junk, rubbish, trash, or debris.
At Junk King Fairfax, we take this service to a higher level.
Not only do we regularly remove bulky items like furniture and appliances from homes and offices, but we are also proficient with removing construction debris and all types of trash, from property cleanouts to real estate cleanouts to full house cleanouts.
As we noted above, residential and commercial junk removal services are available in one of two forms. Full-service junk removal involves having our teams of junk hauling professionals come to a home or workplace. Once on-site, they remove junk items and load them into our trucks to be hauled away.
With our self-service junk removal alternative, we provide a unique MINI Dumpster rental that is delivered and staged at a home or workplace. This convenient and affordable option allows our customers to fill an easy-to-use dumpster over a period of three days. Once the rental dumpster is full, or the customer is finished, our team retrieves the unit and brings it back to our facility.
But there is much more that raises Junk King Fairfax above other junk removal firms:
- We are Environmentally Friendly
- We are Continually Recycling
- We offer Touchless, No Contact Junk Removal
- We are Experienced, Bonded, and Insured
- We offer Fair and Transparent Pricing
- We Provide Exceptional Customer Service, Ease-of-use, and Reliability
- Our Trucks Are Larger Than Our Competition
In addition, we are locally owned and operated, as well as being a veteran-owned business. We make recycling and green operations an utmost priority in all phases of our business. And we care about our friends and neighbors throughout the greater Fairfax region because we consider them exactly that – friends and neighbors, not simply customers!
When asked what his favorite thing is about being running a Junk King business here, co-owner Alex Powers said that,
“It’s like, ‘Man, this feels great. This is the way it should be.’ The feeling of these customers when they were looking at something for months and months, or years and years and years, thinking, ‘How are we ever going to finally get this done?’ And then we show up and usually get it done in one day. And then we sweep up afterward, and they’re like, ‘I remember that floor.’ And it’s taken care of. We drive off, and they get their home back. They get their property back.
I think that level of satisfaction has a business implication of bringing lots of referrals and lots of repeat business, which is great for me, but more of knowing that we’re keeping people happy and we’re doing the things that we say that we’re going to do. We do them when we say we’re going to do them. That is, I think, the most undervalued part of a business relationship with customers.”
The bottom line is that working with Junk King Fairfax is easy – you simply make an appointment, and we do the rest.
Our professional and friendly junk removal team will show up at your home or place of work – always on time, as promised – and we will call you 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive on site. Once there, we’ll provide you with a free estimate, if you need one, that is based only on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.
You simply point, and we’ll haul your unwanted items into our junk removal trucks. And we do it all without any hidden fees or extra charges.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any types of junk items you don’t take?
As co-owner Alex Powers likes to say, “It’s easier to tell people the items we don’t take because there’s so few of them.”
Essentially, Junk King Fairfax can remove almost any type of unwanted junk except for hazardous waste materials. There are common household items that are considered hazardous waste and typically fall into one of four categories:
These often include many residual household cleaning product containers, used motor oil, and most other automotive fluids. In addition, all pesticides, herbicides, varnishes, and paints are considered hazardous waste.
Contact your local waste management provider or municipal agencies for guidance should you need to dispose of these types of items.
What kinds of junk are recyclable?
Almost everything that most people call “junk” can be reused, repurposed, or recycled. Junk King Fairfax works hard to recycle up to 60 percent or more of everything we pick up from our customers.
Recyclable junk items include:
- Mattresses and Box Springs
- Hot Tubs
- Refrigerators and Freezers
- Old Wood and Lumber
- Storage Sheds
- Household Appliances
- Televisions and Monitors
- And much, much more…
Does it cost more to have you haul heavy junk items?
No. That is because we never charge by weight but only by volume.
Unlike most of our competitors, you only pay for the space your junk takes up in our trucks. This means that if your junk takes up half a truckload, you pay the same, whether it’s a load of old cardboard waste or heavy bricks and metal debris.
This is all part of our fair and transparent pricing policy, which is a Junk King hallmark.
And this pricing model applies to our self-service MINI Dumpster rentals, as well. That simply means whether you choose our full or self-service junk removal options, you still only pay for the space you use. And there are no hidden fees.