What goes where? Part 2: Hauling

Dropping off items at Goodwill is fine if you are only donating a few things, but what about situations where you have a large volume of items to remove, including donations, recycling, and trash? I mentioned in the last article that some charities are willing to pick up from your house. This service is great, but keep in mind that most will only pick up on certain days and need all items to be placed on the curb in front of your house, leaving them exposed to the elements, which could prove problematic with Richmond’s surprise summer showers.

And what if you need to move an enormous piece of furniture from the 3rd floor? No way of getting that out by yourself…

Time to call the Haulers


image via Junk King

Just call and schedule a time. These guys can get an entire truckload of stuff out in about an hour (give or take). The best part is, you don’t have to lift a finger. These guys will do all the heavy lifting for you. and they take almost EVERYTHING:

  • recycling
  • trash
  • scrap metal
  • donations
  • consignment drop off (must be negotiated beforehand)
  • moving items to a storage unit


Some exceptions are:

  • paint
  • flammable liquids
  • pianos

Just tell the operator what types of items you need to haul when you schedule your appointment.

RVA Haulers:

Junk Shuttle – Father/son team. The nicest guys you’ll ever meet. NAPO affiliate. (We use with these guys a few times every week.)
Junk King – National franchise. Usually has promotions. NAPO affiliate
College Hunks Hauling Junk – National Franchise. Who doesn’t want to some eye candy every once in awhile?
1-800-GOT-JUNK – National Chain.


Pricing varies from company to company, but typically ranges from $100 to $500 depending on volume. They charge by truck load size (1/2  a truck, 1/4…etc) and are pretty good at estimating over the phone if you give them a list of items.

Keep your eyes peeled for our next installment of What Goes Where…Specialty Items!

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