How does junk removal work in Vancouver?

Rubbish removal services in Vancouver are becoming popular, but most people are not very clear on how this service actually works. Here you will find all the information required for you to make use of this type of service.

Choosing a good hauling company

If you do an on line search for this service, you will get plenty of garbage companies operating all over Vancouver and the North Shore. However, how do you know which one will give you the best service and not cost you an arm and a leg.

Cheaper service almost always results in problems

I am ready to make this claim, because as someone who has been in the waste management business for over 10 years, I know when a price is too good to be true, is actually so. There are certain general expenses to running a garbage business, that cannot be avoided, and any company that claims otherwise, is just trying to make themselves more visible by posting cheaper rates.

At the end of the day, if a client hires this kind of company, he will end up paying more. This is how it works. The company posts a low rate, but only informs the client at the end that there are other additional fees, such as labour cost, and dumping fees. At that point the client has no choice but to pay, since all the items have been loaded already.

Some clients will stand their moral ground and tell the company to unload and go home. However, the company is not willing to bring all the items back to where they were, so they will just drop them at the client’s driveway, or other parts of the property, that may or may not inconvenience the clients. Often, they will purposefully tell the client that they will drop all the items at a place on the property, that will create problems for the owner. I think by now, their strategy is obvious to you. So, be careful with chasing the lowest rate.

So, how do you then choose a good trash removal company? You best bet is to see how honest they are once you ask them about extra fees. If they are open on the topic of probabilities in changing rates based on circumstances, they are actually being honest with you. This is s a good sign.

Speaking to them on the phone is also, by itself, a good way to tell their way of doing business. This is because, most of the bad rubbish disposal companies, are actually having a hard time hiding their rudeness. Remember, they are not really into establishing a good relationship with the client. Often they forget not to display that intend too early, and this is expressed by rudeness, prior to your even hiring them.

Booking a pick up with a hauling company

So, now that you have made your decision, what is the next step. During your call, they will offer you some days and hours for an appointment. Once they have established the nature of your items – such as type, volume, and location at your property – they will offer you an estimated price.

On the day of pick up, they will arrive and take a final look at what you have. Then they will tell you what the final cost will be. You can agree or disagree to it. You make the payment once everything is loaded. They will then take it to the city landfill or to recycling facilities.

Cost of junk removal in Vancouver

Junk removal rates are based on few conditions such as:

  • The volume of the junk
  • The weight of the junk (this plays a role only with heavy items)
  • The type of junk you have (you don’t need to worry about most household rubbish as being of a special type that costs more)
  • The amount of labour it takes to load it

These few considerations need to be taken into account since every project is different. However, since the client needs to have some idea of an estimate cost, garbage companies post average cost of service as a guide. This is why it is a good idea to describe your items as well as possible. This way they will be able to provide you with an estimation that will be very close to the final cost.