How Much Does Junk & Trash Removal Cost?
Ashburn, VA

How Much Does Junk & Trash Removal Cost?

Ashburn, VA

How Much Does Junk & Trash Removal Cost?

$150 – $350average cost per load (30–50 sq. ft.)

On average, junk removal costs $70 to $570 with most homeowners spending between $150 and $350, or $1.50 per cubit foot. A single-family home will pay around $210 for junk removal while a business will spend about $500. A full-size truck with a max load of 450 cubic feet will cost around $550 to haul away.

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$150 – $350 average cost per load (30–50 sq. ft.)


On average, junk removal costs $70 to $570 with most homeowners spending between $150 and $350, or $1.50 per cubit foot. A single-family home will pay around $210 for junk removal while a business will spend about $500. A full-size truck with a max load of 450 cubic feet will cost around $550 to haul away.

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How Much Does It Cost To Haul Away Junk?

Junk removal costs $70 to $570 on average, with most homeowners spending between $150 and $350, or $1.50 per cubic foot. A single-family home will pay around $210 for junk removal while a business will spend about $500. Hauling away a full-size truck with a max load of 450 cubic feet will cost around $550.

Junk Removal Cost
National Average Cost $210
Minimum Cost $70
Maximum Cost $570
Average Range $150 to $350

Junk removal companies will use a large truck to haul away junk. Most companies charge based on the volume of trash, required surcharges and disposal fees, and your location.

Contact junk removal services up front and get an estimate. Below are average prices from HomeGuide pros around the country.

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Junk Removal Prices

Most junk removal services charge by the truckload. One full load in a trash removal truck is equal to around 4 pick-up truckloads.

Junk Removal Prices List
Truck Load Volume (ft 3 ) Average Cost
Minimum Up to 60 ft 3 $70 – $100
1/6th Load 60 – 80 ft 3 $90 – $130
1/4th Load 80 – 120 ft 3 $100 – $150
3/8th Load 120 – 180 ft 3 $150 – $200
Half Load 180 – 240 ft 3 $200 – $300
5/8th Load 240 – 300 ft 3 $250 – $330
3/4th Load 300 – 360 ft 3 $300 – $380
7/8th Load 360 – 420 ft 3 $350 – $435
Full Load 420 – 480 ft 3 $400 – $450

  • Some companies offer onsite pricing, giving you a quick and accurate price for junk removal.

  • Many companies offer an online pricing estimate based on the average size of an item and the pricing in your local area.

  • Some companies will quote a price if you text or upload a photo of the items you want them to pick up.

Junk removal of boxes and trash bags
Junk removal of boxes and trash bags

Junk, Trash, Waste, or E-Waste Services?

The junk removal professional you'll need depends on the type of items being removed. There are key differences between junk, trash, waste, e-waste, and composting:

  • Junk Removal costs $70 to $570 for items most county and city trash services refuse to remove, like refrigerators, TVs, stoves, air conditioners, sofas, etc. However, some cities offer a free junk removal day once a quarter.

  • Trash Removal – regularly scheduled by your county or city and included in your monthly utility bill.

  • Waste Removal costs $60 to $125 and involves removing hazardous items like latex paint, mercury, or other harmful agents, along with construction debris. Most junk removal companies will not remove hazardous waste.

  • E-Waste Disposal – usually comprised of technical items such as computers, monitors, printers, copy machines, shredders, etc. Cost vary considerably.

  • Composting – Both food waste and yard debris can be removed and composted for around $70 to $100, depending on the volume.

Junk Removal Costs By Type

Furniture and Junk Removal Cost

Furniture and junk removal prices depend on the item and size:

Furniture and Junk Removal Cost By Item
Item Average removal cost
Mattress $70 – $105
Washer / dryer $70 – $205
Entertainment center (large) $100 – $250
Three-piece sectional couch or sofa $200 – $375
Lawn mower $70 – $90
Hot tub or spa $100 – $150
Computer / Printer $70 – $90
Latex paint $10 per gallon

Junk removal furniture, appliances, tv, and tires rims by curb
Junk removal furniture, appliances, tv, and tires rims by curb

Cost To Dump At A Landfill

The cost to dump at a landfill is around $50 if you do it yourself. If you hire a professional, expect to spend $70 to $150 for an average size load.

Large items are surcharged due to extra weight. These items may require two workers to haul away to a landfill or another specified location:

  • Freezers and refrigerators: $35 to $60 each

  • Piano removal: $50 to $100

  • AC units: $35 to $60 each

  • Tires (if more than 4): $10 per tire with rims or $5 per tire without rims

  • Railroad ties: $30 each

Dumpster Rental Cost

Some companies provide a mini dumpster, which gives you the ability to load trash and other debris at your convenience. Others provide a large dumpster for remodeling and construction projects. The average cost to rent a dumpster is $300 to $800.

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After you’ve completed your project or loaded the dumpster, you can call the company to pick it up.

Average Trash and Junk Removal Prices

Trash removal is typically covered as part of your county or city utilities, depending on where you live. However, independent companies sometimes step in with lower prices. Trash removal services charge $120 to $300, depending on the volume of trash.

City Trash Hauling Prices

The following table shows the average monthly and annual costs for city trash hauling, not including the one-time setup fee.

City Trash Hauling Prices
Frequency Average cost
Monthly $15 – $45
Annually $130 – $250

Waste Removal Costs

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous waste disposal costs can be as low as $10 per item or as high as $60 to $125 per item, depending on local surcharges. Some companies charge per pound.

Hazardous waste items include:

  • Batteries

  • Fluorescent light bulbs

  • Cathode ray tubes

  • Paints, solvents, aerosols, cleaning fluids, and pesticides

  • Appliances containing refrigerant

  • Items containing mercury

Solid Waste Removal

Garbage and used household items are considered solid waste, and their removal can cost $150 or more.

Construction Waste

Removing construction waste costs $200 to $250, depending on the type. Construction waste includes debris from remodeling or other projects.

Most companies will not give online estimates because items like dirt, gravel, and concrete can only be charged for by the bed load. Rates usually start at a minimum load of half a cubic yard.

E-Waste Removal Cost

E-waste removal prices are calculated on the number of electronics removed, so costs vary. E-waste includes electronic and electrical devices like computers, TVs, and stereos, which contain many toxic materials that are hazardous not only to humans but to the environment.

Check your local regulations about e-waste disposal. Some counties offer a free e-waste drop-off day every quarter.

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Recycling Waste

Some cities include recycling pickup in your trash removal bill and provide free recycling bins. Check with your local waste removal company to find out what options are available in your area.

How Do Junk Disposal Companies Charge?

Junk removal services charge by the type or volume of the junk and the number of truckloads required to haul it away. Typically you can expect costs of $1.50 per cubic foot or $450 per full garbage truck. Additional pricing factors include:

  • Length of time loading will take

  • Local disposal fees

  • Hazardous waste fees

  • Return on certain items through sales of scrap metal, etc.

  • Number of workers required on the job

  • Distance traveled and number of stops at the landfill center, recycling center, and charities

  • Seasonal demand

Free Junk Removal & Haul Away

Consider donating items you no longer need. Many nonprofit organizations will pick up furniture, appliances, and household goods. Contact local charities to schedule a pickup.

Finding Your Junk Removal Service

When hiring a professional junk removal service, be sure to:

  • Hire a licensed and insured company.

  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Ask for an upfront price.

  • Confirm the quote includes everything—pickup, loading, taxes, dump fees, and mileage.

  • Ask about hazardous waste and e-waste disposal surcharges.