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Preparing for Junk Removal Service: 6 Easy Tips

Preparing for junk removal service depicted by an image bisected by a diagonal line. A hauler truck with clouds behind is in the top right. Junk items including a lamp, chair, and mattress are in the bottom left. ZTERS logo is in bottom right.

Nowadays, it seems that many of us are accumulating more and more stuff — making junk removal service key to maintaining an organized home or commercial space. The benefits of junk removal are plentiful so it’s no wonder why the junk removal industry continues to grow.

For home cleanouts, moving, office remodels, and more, soliciting the help of a junk removal company can really ease the process. Not to mention, illegal dumping poses major issues, resulting in excessive litter in public and private spaces as well as hefty fines and even criminal charges for offenders.

Whether you’re considering junk removal or have already scheduled your pick-up, we created this overview that includes simple tips to help you prepare for your junk removal service.

6 Easy Junk Removal Tips

Here are six simple steps you can take when preparing for junk removal. Every situation is unique so some tips may not be applicable to your circumstances.

1. Assess Your Junk

Take inventory of the items you need to dispose of. If you’re uncertain about any items (like their ability to fit in a hauler truck), give the junk removal company a call. Common residential junk removal items include: 

  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Bicycles
  • Exercise equipment
  • Rugs
  • Mattresses
  • Tires

For commercial junk removal, items may be:

  • Office furniture
  • Modular walls
  • Carpeting
  • File cabinets
  • Computers/printers/copiers

2. Separate Items

Because different items have different disposal requirements, it’s helpful to sort your items into categories ahead of time. Place similar items together, such as furniture in one area and electronics in another. We also recommend bagging items to make transporting easier. This step will help the junk removal team quickly identify what needs to be removed and ensure efficient loading onto their truck.

3. Inquire About Hazardous Materials

Keep in mind that some items, such as hazardous waste (e.g., chemicals, paint, batteries), cannot be disposed of through regular junk removal services due to safety regulations. Give us a call so that we can determine the right fit for your needs.

4. Clear Pathways

Ensure that the pathways leading to the items slated for removal are clear and accessible. Remove any obstacles, such as furniture or debris, that may obstruct the junk removal team’s access to the items. This will expedite the process and minimize the risk of accidents or damage to your property.

5. Dismantle Large Items

If possible, disassemble large items such as furniture or exercise equipment to make them easier to transport. This not only saves space but also facilitates the loading process, allowing the junk removal team to maximize the capacity of their truck.

6. Communicate Special Instructions

If you have specific instructions or preferences regarding the removal process, communicate them clearly to the junk removal company when scheduling your service. Whether it’s accessing items from a specific location or adhering to a particular timeline, providing clear instructions will help ensure a hassle-free experience.

Learn More About Junk Removal

Preparing for your junk removal service doesn’t have to be a headache. Remember: ZTERS is always here to help from start to finish. Through transparency, fair pricing, and excellent customer service, we work to ensure that everything goes smoothly. To learn more about junk removal services including how much junk removal costs and our particular process, give us a call at 866-250-5278.

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