One man's trash is another man's treasure, and one man's unplugged refrigerator is one raccoon family's summer cottage. Avoid housing feral vacationers with this Groupon.
$59 for 2 Cubic Yards of Junk Removal ($135 Value)
Arriving in a 400-cubic-foot truck, helpful crewmembers remove 19 different categories of office, household, or general junk, including appliances, leaves, and scrap metal. Along with cleaning up the area after everything’s loaded, the team will also recycle or donate as much of the haul as possible—typically around 60%. Though actual quotes may vary based on specific items, the $135 value can cover a volume roughly equal to 2 cubic yards.
This Groupon does not include any flat fees required to safely recycle or dispose of environmentally hazardous materials, such as tube televisions ($10), paint ($6/gal.), or car batteries ($4). Extra fees also apply for dense materials, freon units, railway ties, ballasts, and tires.
Since 1989, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has saved more than 1.5 billion pounds of possessions from nearby landfills, earning mentions on Dr. Phil and a starring role on A&E's Hoarders. After booking appointments, clients receive a two-hour window during which the crew will arrive, as well as a warning phone call 15–30 minutes before its actual appearance. Once onsite, the team quickly clears away 19 types of undesirable items from cluttered homes, businesses, and construction sites, loading them into their truck before thoroughly cleaning the vacated area to make way for life-size statues of Felix Unger, the patron saint of cleanliness. Once loaded, the bric-a-brac makes its way to recycling centres, donation drops, and safe disposal sites, preventing usable furniture, computer monitors, and worn-out banana suits from languishing in landfills.