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Question DetailsAsked on 10/5/2014

Who can do an attic cleanout / junk removal?

I've got a bunch of old junk in our attic that was left from previous tenants/owners that I want to get rid of. I'm looking for someone I can trust to take care of that and haul off the property. There are things like old paint cans and fake christmas trees, and a bunch of old boxes.

Most junk removal places seem to only handle providing and hauling dumpsters, but don't offer cleaning out inside rooms.

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An Organizer can do this in some cases (using a dumpster you rent), but Haulers are out there that routinely do this - including franchises like 1-800-GotJunk and other franchise and local junk haulers - many will handle anything they can move with 1 or 2 guys, including old washers and dryers and such. Call a couple with good reviews and get them to give a bid - if not a lot of work to do, be prepared for them to do it right then if you accept their price.

Just make absolute sure to segregate the keepers and junk and be there to be sure only junk goes out, and also to be sure they are gentle on walls and doors be there throughout their cleanout efforts.

If the paint cans have paint in them, check your local solid waste disposal agency or landfill website on how to handle - liquid water based paint can commonly become acceptable as orginary household waste by mixing in cement to a thick batter and letting cure hard. Unless fully hardened,, oil and other solvent-based paints and most chemicals generally have to be taken to a hazardous waste facility (first 10-40 pounds per day commonly free to homeowners taking themselves - NOT to haulers). Most Haulers will NOT haul hazardous wastes, and will also commonly charge extra (because of special handling and special fees) to handle anything with refrigerant gas in it - reefers, freezers, A/C's etc.- and fee applies whether or not it actually has gas in it to prevent people from just cutting the lines and letting the gas escape.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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