Trash Services and Junk King have different operation models
The weekly trash service and Junk King have different operating models – each with its own niche expertise. One big difference is that regular weekly trash service cannot, for insurance reasons, go onto your private property. That’s why you always need to take your unwanted items to the curb.
When you need to get rid of items that do not fit into your trash can, you can call your regular trash service, and they typically will take the items for an additional fee. Again, you still need to take the item to the curb.
In Fairfax County, a typical homeowner gets two pick-ups per week for about $65 to $100 per quarter. (Arlington and Alexandria rates are typically higher.) Those pick-ups comprise about seven cubic yards of debris. Fourteen pick-ups and 7 yards of debris for $65 is a great bargain!
These weekly trash services are super-efficient at the routine weekly trash pick-ups. Many have trucks with robotic arms that grab and empty cans. These services work with predictable schedules, predictable routes, with predictable containers, generating predictable loads. In that manner, they can keep their costs way down.
Because bulk items are not predictable and do not fit the trash service’s operating model, the regular trash service charges what might seem to be a fairly hefty fee for picking up the couch, stove, or old fridge.
On the other hand, the Junk King model is optimized to deal with the labor-intensive bulk items. Our fleet and crews are nimble enough to conform to your schedule. We carry the insurance to allow us to work on your property. so we can to all the work. We have the skills to disassemble items that cannot fit through doorways. (Oh, we’ve seen giant freezers where they installed the freezer then built the walls!)
Consequently, Junk King can give you more value (and a better price) for hauling bulk items. For example, in Fairfax, 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. (A homeowner is thinking, “Wow! $110! I get six months trash service for $110!” To be fair, remember that subscription trash removal and bulk item removal are significantly different.)
Junk King will remove the same double-wall stove, perform all the labor from kitchen to recycler—for $118. In addition, if you do drag that beast down to the curb, we’ll take it for $89—20% 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 $118 and handle all the recycling duties. And, if you still want to drag the old fridge to the curb, we take the fridge and perform the recycling duties for only $89. By the way, Junk King Fairfax is 100% landfill free–the most eco-friendly junk removal service.
The weekly trash service is an expert at the service they provide: weekly pick-ups. Junk King is the expert for bulk item pick-ups. It’s all about picking the right service for the job.
Old couch? Recliner? Mattress? Washer-Dryer? Grill? Hot tub? Yard debris? Stove? Refrigerator? Shed? Any bulk item . . . Junk King will provide you better service and a better price because bulk item removal is our niche specialty. Call us at 1-888-888-JUNK.