Hauling to Dump aka Transfer Station
Prices and information for hauling to dump, aka transfer station.
Also information for recycling, donating items and e-waste.
Prices of most hauling jobs are based on these 2 things
1) Loading truck, driving to dump and unloading items.
2) Dump fees.
No dump fees for jobs that the entire load of items are
recyclable such as moving boxes, or appliances
Extra charge to take items to donation places.
Most type of hauling needs are:
Appliance removal, recycling & delivery.
Remodeling part of your home and need appliances recycled
. carpet removed or construction debris removed.
Real Estate cleanout of apartments or home.
Moving boxes recycled after move in.
Yard waste from gardening.
Moving out and need leftover stuff hauled away.
Garage sale items left over to be
hauled to dump, donated & recycled items.
What size truck is necessary for the job?
1) 1 item such as a tv, mattress, bookshelf etc. $30 minimum.
2) Small pickup truck - $50 plus dump fees (Bed size 6 feet by 4 feet)
3) Full size pickup truck - $100 plus dump fees (Bed size 5 feet by 8 feet)
4) Enclosed 10 foot Box van - $150 plus dump fees
5) Multiple loads discount.
Large companies that charge by volume can be confrontive
and uncomfortable trying to decide what to charge you
based on volume of the truck and not dump fees.
It's very, very easy to ask you the 4 questions below
over the telephone. Most hauling jobs are very similiar
and can be assessed over the phone.
What happens is you get either guilted into using them
based on recycling claims or you don't have time to
hire another hauler and compare prices.
Before calling find out these 4 questions
1) What are the items to be hauled away
Household items, construction debris, appliances,
yard waste in bag/not in bag, moving boxes.
After your garage sale stuff, moving in and too much stuff.
2) Where are the items to be hauled away?
Curb, backyard, upstairs, garage, storage unit, office?
3) Does the job need 1 or 2 people?
4) How much stuff do I have?
Would the junk fit in a small pickup truck, regular
size pickup truck or larger box truck?
Each County dump has a minimum charge along with a
surcharge for certain items.
(Surcharge fancy word for charging you more money)
The minimum charge for hauling fees are:
Marin County dump's is $15 (They don't weigh the truck)
San Francisco is $21.00 @340 lbs (They weigh the truck on a scale)
Berkeley is $24 @ 330 lbs (They weigh the truck on a scale)
Mattress/Box spring - Marin $10 to $20, SF $8, Berkeley $11
Sofa's - $25 Marin County dump - SF, Berkeley no extra charge.
Refrigerated appliances - Marin $25, SF $40, Berkeley $41.
Tires and wheels - Marin $5, SF $5, Berkeley $7.
Extra charge may apply for hazardous work:
- Basement full of cobwebs, spiders.
- Construction debris with nails.
- Bringing items up/down flights of stairs/elevators,
putting items in bags or containers.
No haul away of dead animals such as mice,
rats from your basement or wood pile.
Household Hazardous Waste: I cannot haul these items.
Each County will receive your hazardouse waste for free or
you can bring in with proof of residence or ask your landlord.
Paints, solvents, biological waste, car batteries, motor oil fertilizers,
fluorescent bulbs, spray cans, asbestos, photochemicals, thermometors.
Warning: Do not break long white fluorescent bulbs they are toxic to your lungs.