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Why Junk Removal Costs Money

May 3, 2016 | Blog, Frequently Asked Questions

There is no such thing as “free junk removal.” Yes, there are some companies (even in Indianapolis) that advertise free junk removal. However, these haulers usually just want metal items to scrap. And here’s the thing. They probably aren’t licensed, bonded or insured for hauling and junk removal in Indianapolis. We are sharing this information not because we want  to be bearers of bad news. We don’t. We want our customers to get a great deal and to be fully informed about all things junk removal and recycling. So, in this post, we are going to explain why junk removal costs money.

Here is Why Junk Removal Costs Money

Why junk removal costs money

Dump Fees

If a company advertises free junk removal, chances are, they are dumping your unwanted items legally. And that is not good… or legal. So, when the professionals at Fire Dawgs Junk Removal haul away your items, we try to keep as much out of the dump as possible. We donate and recycle as much as we possibly can on your behalf.

Now, we do have to take the unwanted items that we can’t donate or recycle to the landfill. Taking items to the landfill costs money. Additionally, there are items like TVs and Refrigerators that come with surcharges. Check out the surcharge list for more information on these necessary fees.

Insurance Etc.

At Fire Dawgs, all of our employees are insured and background checked. These are precautions we take to make sure our customers and employees are safe. So, if you find a hauler on some listing or social media site to haul away your junk for free or shockingly cheap…unfortunately, you could be letting an uninsured, unscreened contractor in your home.

Donating and Recycling

We donate, recycle, or repurpose about 60% of the unwanted items we haul away. When we are able to donate items on your behalf, we will send you a tax deductible receipt. When we recycle and donate, we actually have to sort through the piles of junk that we haul away. This takes time and manpower.

Many junk removal companies simply drop truckloads of items off at the dump. At Fire Dawgs, we sort through items to make sure electronics like TVs and computers are recycled. We believe that it is extremely harmful to our environment to dump items like electronics and appliances.

In addition to recycling, we also donate items on your behalf. We have to sort the items to be donated and make extra trips to the charitable donations facilities that we work with. For more information on where we donate items for our customers, Click Here. 

Fire Dawgs Junk Removal is the Affordable (not free) Choice

We want to leave you with this. We do not offer free junk removal for the reasons discussed above. However, we do offer some of the most affordable junk removal prices in Indianapolis. We hope that we have explained why junk removal costs money in a way that makes sense. If you need affordable junk removal in Indianapolis, we hope that we have the opportunity to earn your business. just give us a call at 317-291-DAWG for a free estimate. Or, Contact Us online and Save $25 off of your junk removal service instantly! Also, be sure to check out our happening Facebook page for all the latest coupons, deals, and updates from Fire Dawgs!

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