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Question DetailsAsked on 8/2/2014

Have a number of small non-working appliances and items to be hauled away - old furniture, etc., how do I search?

Have standard trash pick up - but need small heating and electrical appliances hauled away - couldn't find a local company or individual under hauling.

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IF you do not have any local contractors under Hauling (might call AL member care to be sure that is a true reflection of your situation or if you are getting a false negative search result) your other possibilities include - in no particular order:

1) if you are able to help move themout of the house and load them, an Excavation company might be willing to come with a covered dumptruck and trailer - all the small stuff in dump truck, strap down large appliances on trailer, and haul to dump to dispose of.

2) Ditto to handyman - many will haul stuff like this to dump.

3) Rent a dumpster and have dropped off in drive, load it up, have them haul it away.

4) If you can get to the street, most trash disposal companies (including your regular weekly trash pickup company) will have a truck come by appointment (usually on different day than usual pickup) with 2 guys to pick the items up and throw them in the back of the trash truck and haul away - typically about $1-2 per large box of small appliances or per mid-size appliance like microwave or range hood and about $5-15 each for large appliances like furnaces, washer, dryer, range, etc. Normally will not take freezers/reefers as they have to have the Freon removed from them before disposal, but in some areas they will come get with liftgate truck that they use to haul trash cans around and take to dump for processing for around $40-50.

5) Use a sawsall and cut up into pieces and dispose of piecemeal in your regular trash over a period of time and avoid any additional fees or charges, or add a trashcan for awhile for the pieces and pay the extra $2 or so per week for the extra can till gone - a LOT cheaper for moderate quantities than hiring someone to come get it.

6) Go to UHaul or Ryder or such and rent a truck or trailer to haul to dump - about $25-40/day plus sometimes mileage. Or borrow a neighbor's utility or toy hauler trailer, tie stuff down and tarp it, haul to dump.

7) For usable stuff in working condition, donate to Goodwill or Salvation Army or such - but note in some areas they do not pick up some sorts of items because too many people put out non-working stuff like reefers and freezers just to get them to get rid of it rather than paying to dispose of it.

8) If you have a lawn service, ask them - if they are just hauling grass clipping to the dump anyway, they might take your stuff at a negotiated price too while they are there.

9) Google for local junk collection companies - who reclaim usable stuff, fix stuff with minor damage, and dismantle the rest to recover saleable scrap metals.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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