Rubbish Removal Sydney

Top 3 Factors that Influence the Cost and Convenience of Rubbish Removal

The sight of rubbish piling up around your property can quickly become a major headache and get in the way of you enjoying your home or utilising your business. Working out what to do with it can also cause stress, especially if you’re moving out of a property, are replacing a mattress, whitegoods or appliances, or simply want to reclaim your backyard, garage or basement from all of the waste that has accumulated.

There are many professional rubbish removal services operating across Australia that can help solve your waste problems. To help you better understand and budget for your rubbish removal job, Goodbye Junk has created this in-depth article that covers everything you need to know about booking a service and ensuring you get the best value for money.

1. Your Collection Method

If you’re thinking about organising a rubbish collection for your home or business,  then budget is going to be top of mind. While still a popular choice for residential and commercial properties, a skip bin can often be expensive and inconvenient. Not only do you have to guess how much rubbish you have when choosing a skip bin size you then have pay for the skip bin to be delivered and taken away. There are often council permits involved for skip bins that sit in driveways or nature strips, so always check these rules in your area.

You might also consider searching on websites such as Airtasker for someone who has a van or ute willing to collect your rubbish for a low cost. For smaller, simpler loads this may be a viable alternative, but you’re often choosing someone who isn’t a professional and may not have the right equipment or insurance and not know how to correctly dispose of your unwanted items.

Then there’s professional rubbish removal companies who specialise in collecting unwanted junk. You will discover that there’s a wide-range of different quotes and costs depending on your specific rubbish removal needs. The biggest benefit of a professional service is they can generally offer a very competitive rate and pick up your junk quickly, often on the same day. Their prices will typically include everything involved in collecting your rubbish, such as travel and fuel costs, manual labour and safely disposing of your items at.

Remember – your time is valuable too! A skip bin could take hours of your time and also involve dangerous heavy lifting, so keep that in mind. Hiring someone from Airtasker has its risks, even if they promise a knockdown rate. You may end up spending a lot of time trying to choose a contractor who seems trustworthy and communicating with them before you organise the job itself.

That’s why we recommend choosing a fast, affordable and professional rubbish removal company like Goodbye Junk!

2. Your Rubbish Removal Volume and Type

Another factor that will determine how much it will cost to remove your rubbish is the volume of rubbish you have and what type it is. Your items could be general household rubbish, gardening waste, mattresses, fridges, construction materials, cardboard and packaging, and many more.

Most companies will generally charge by cubic metre based on the type of rubbish you have. So your green waste could be priced quite differently to construction materials such as concrete, soil or bricks.

How much is a cubic metre? A cubic metre is 1 metre wide (3.3ft), 1 metre deep (3.3ft) and 1 metre tall (3.3ft). This is approximately the volume of a standard sized fridge. Here are some images that will help you estimate how much rubbish you have when budgeting for your job.

3. Disposal of Your Rubbish

Similar to the above, the way in which your rubbish is disposed of can often impact how much you pay. Professional rubbish removal services will often partner with a number of rubbish disposal facilities depending on the type of material and the location of these facilities in relation to your home or business.

As always, ask someone from the company if their rates depend on the type of rubbish, where it will be disposed of and how far away the rubbish depot or tip is. If they can’t answer these questions or they only offer a flat rate, we suggest getting another quote.

How to best choose a rubbish removal partner
Choosing a junk removal service doesn’t have to be a headache. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a comprehensive checklist so you can make a decision with confidence and know what you’re paying for.
  • Are they accredited and insured?
Confidence that your rubbish removal service provider is legitimate, insured and fully-trained is essential. Are they covered for the work they are doing? Do they follow EPA regulations? Are the team members expert junk collectors with the right equipment, such as trolleys, bins, gloves, harnesses and the right footwear?
  • Is the price fair for the service you receive?
You can expect to pay money for a professional rubbish removal partner, but the costs shouldn’t be excessive and should be clearly explained when they quote for the job. Does the price seem fair based on the amount of travel, rubbish and labour involved? Do you need clarification or have other questions before the work begins? Will they provide before and after photos to demonstrate that they have completed the job? Will they clean up the surrounding areas where your rubbish was located? Make sure they can answer all of these questions before you sign on the dotted line!
  • Do they know where all of the rubbish is going?
Always ask where your unwanted junk is going after they take it from your property. Not everything will go directly to landfill – a well established rubbish removal service will attempt to recycle and repurpose as much of your rubbish as possible. There are many seconds lives for items such as fridges, computers, TVs, electrical cords, even old clothing or toys can often be given to charities or op-shops.
What Items Will Rubbish Removal Companies Take?

Here are some of the more specific items that rubbish removal services will typically take from your property:

  • Appliances
  • Electronics in general
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Green waste
  • Furniture
  • Couches
  • Mattresses
  • Wardrobes
  • DIY materials
  • Wood, plastic and steel
  • Tables and chairs
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Kitchenware
  • Clothes
What Item Can't be Taken by Junk Removal Companies?

Though policies vary by business, many removal companies do not take the following:

  • Gasoline and gas bottles
  • Household cleaners
  • Used car or truck tyres
  • Oils
  • Batteries
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Paint and paint cans
  • Products with an active insect infestation
  • Hazardous waste

The causes vary from business to business but typically involve concerns for employee health and a lack of adequate methods for disposing of the goods in question. Getting in touch with the company and asking whether there is a list of things they cannot accept is the best course of action here. They may know someone who can if they can’t help you directly.

What should I do with my rubbish?

Rubbish accumulating around your property can be an issue if you need immediate help but don’t want to rent a skip bin. As a result, you could be thinking about working with a junk removal service. Professional rubbish collectors will recycle, compost, or responsibly dispose of your rubbish. This may involve giving away some goods and throwing others away.

Professional companies typically have extensive expertise in recycling and disposal, so employees will be able to take the appropriate steps. However, not all rubbish removal services will make an effort to recycle or compost your rubbish. Instead, everything gets dumped into a landfill to make things easier and faster for the workers. Do your homework before hiring a rubbish removal service to ensure your unwanted items are disposed of in a way you approve of.

How do I book a rubbish removal company?

What do you do when you need to get rid of your unwanted items? Instead of doing it all yourself and potentially injuring yourself, why not hire a rubbish removal service in Sydney instead of spending multiple weekends transporting everything yourself? It’s the best way to get rid of all the trash in your house with the help of these experts and leave your property looking spotless! However, locating a reliable rubbish removal service presents a challenge. Hiring the first name that pops up in a Google search is terrible. It’s essential to assemble a dedicated group of workers.

Before contacting a junk hauler to help you choose the best rubbish removal company in Sydney, here are a few things to consider.

  • Check what Jobs Can They Take On?

It may be possible to hire an amateur garbage removal service to remove a few large items, such as a couch or mattress. But what if you have any entire garage, basement, backyard or house full of rubbish you need to get rid of? Only a properly equipped and professional junk removal company can deal with these types of jobs. You should expect the rubbish removal staff you employ to complete the work efficiently and within your set price range.

When discussing your project with the rubbish removal service, always enquire about what types of rubbish they accept, how they quote for your job (see above regarding Rubbish Volume) and address any concerns you may have. You’ll have wasted your valuable time if the crew arrives at your property and finds something they can’t manage.

  • Check Did They Offer you a Free Estimate?

A reputable rubbish removal service should provide a free, no-obligation fixed price quote, including all the costs involved when you phone them. Everything being hauled away from the property should be factored into this estimate.

To give you an accurate quotation, the business needs to know if you have any large pieces of furniture or appliances. Many companies these days may even provide a video consultation so they can gain a rough idea of how much rubbish you have and the price range.

While it’s true that the cost can go up once the rubbish removalists inspects your property in person, they should always explain any price changes and why it will cost more. A true fixed price quote shouldn’t change and it is completely unethical for a company to add higher fees once they have completed your job.

  • Check Positive Customer Reviews

Both satisfied and disappointed clients are most likely to take the time to review the service they received. Reviews from past customers are helpful. What did customers say about the level of service and price? Are there any regular complaints from previous customers, such as not turning up on time (or at all!) or not providing the service they promised?

While it’s possible to do too much research into a reputable rubbish removal company, you should always have a general idea of their service levels and get them to answer any concerns you may have from what you read online.

How much should I budget for my rubbish removal?

Simple, up-front, fixed pricing sets Goodbye Junk apart from the competition and allows customers to plan and budget for their rubbish removal with complete confidence!

  • No service fees or surprises when you call or show up.
  • All work is priced clearly and consistently from the outset
  • Charges determined by quantity rather than by the hour
  • A happy, friendly team member will greet you on site

With an up-front, straightforward price system, we hope to make it easier for you to plan for and pay for your junk removal service. We aim to be as transparent as possible, so there will be no unpleasant financial or time-related surprises when we arrive at your home.

There’s a 2m3 (squared) minimum that needs to be paid. Plaster, timber, broken furniture, carpet, and anything else not included in Heavy Construction are all considered Light Construction materials. To dispose of construction debris such as dirt, bricks, concrete, tiles, and sand costs $47 per 100 kilograms.

For tasks with two cubic metres or less of waste, there are minimum charges that we will gladly explain when you make your reservation. The low price you pay for Goodbye Junk’s service includes everything from our time and effort to the expense of getting there and back, as well as any necessary recycling or disposal fees and any necessary reservations.

Additional fees may be assessed due to loading or property access issues in highly unusual circumstances. It usually entails the following:

  • Apartment complexes without elevators
  • Anything that requires a 25-metre carry or more
  • Locations with steep driveways or high ground
  • Parking is located far away from the building.

Please let our helpful staff know when you contact us if you have any questions about our minimum costs or our pricing in genera

Quick snapshot: What are the benefits of choosing a professional rubbish removal team?

As we highlighted above, there are many benefits to selecting a professional rubbish removal company for your junk needs.

  • You don’t have to lift a finger – they do everything for you!
  • You don’t have to hire an expensive skip bin that sits on your property.
  • You don’t have to wait for a council hard rubbish collection.
  • You can have your property quickly cleared of all unwanted rubbish.
  • You can get same day rubbish removal for any urgent jobs.
  • You can get great value for money and save yourself a lot of time!

So there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about how much it costs to have your rubbish removed and how to choose the right company for your needs. If you have any questions about your current junk problems and want to speak to an expert, then get in touch with Australia’s best reviewed rubbish removal service Goodbye Junk!