Junk King

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Call Junk King for the fastest and most pleasant experience in getting rid of your junk.

As we get older, we begin to see how much stuff we have accumulated over the years. At the same time, we tend to want to downsize so we have less to maintain. So, we must periodically review our collection and weed out what is no longer necessary. You could have a lawn sale, but that’s a lot of work. 

An alternative is to call Junk King and have someone come and pick up your stuff. The company will either recycle it, reuse it or bring it to the dump. Junk King can make your pile of stuff go away easily, with less worry and trouble.

Grandfolk Scoring
Cost 8/10
Warranty 5/10
Ease 10/10
Cancellation 10/10
Customer support 7/10
Materials taken 8/10
Dumpsters 10/10
Credit card 10/10
How much does service cost?
That depends on how much junk you need to get rid of
What should I do if I’m unhappy with the service?
Contact your local Junk King office
How easy is it to set up a removal?
Very easy. Simply call or schedule a pickup online
Can I cancel the scheduled haul?
Yes, you can cancel any time before they arrive
Customer support
How easy is it to reach the company?
Call anytime during regular business hours
Materials taken
What kinds of waste are not accepted?
Hazardous waste
Does the company rent dumpsters?
Yes, and you pay for the space you use
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Is a credit card required to schedule a pickup?
No, but you must pay at the time of service
Age Score:
50-64 Years
65-74 Years
75-84 Years

Once you have lived to at least the age of 50, you begin to recognize that over the years, you have accumulated lots of stuff. By the time you get around to wanting it cleared out, you might be having some age-related problems, such as vision problems, hearing issues, or lack of physical strength. As you get older, these problems often get worse. The less you need to be lugging things around, the better. If you have closets full of old clothes, bookshelves with old books, or a garage full of tools, you might just find that it’s easier to put everything in one pile and have it picked up. 

Junk King can help a senior of any age clean out their home. Even if you don’t have age-related issues, having a couple of strong people come and collect all that stuff can make your life so much easier.

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As we age, many of us begin to realize that our stuff has less value to us than it once did. But it can be overwhelming, especially for someone who is dealing with heart disease, dementia or respiratory disease, to go through piles collected over many years. A loved one might be able to help to make the job easier, but there is still the issue of getting rid of all the cast-offs. Junk King can make this part of the project much easier. 

You don’t need to move the pile anywhere. The company will pick it up wherever it is. All you need to do is call. Those in great health will find this the easiest way to finish the project. Those in poor health can request a pickup after getting assistance from a friend or relative, if required. 


  • Guaranteed to meet or beat any written estimate.
  • Known for personal service.
  • Online pricing estimator available, or send a text with a photo of your junk.
  • If you book online, you save $30 (on jobs over $99)
  • You can also rent a dumpster from Junk King


  • Contact is limited to regular business hours.
  • Limited number of locations
  • The company won’t take hazardous waste

Bottom Line:

There are a few junk removal services out there, but Junk King is one of the best. The company is smaller than many of its competitors, but it often does a much better job with customer service. Junk King has far fewer complaints online than other haulers. One of its advantages is the online pricing estimator. You can also send a photo of your junk for a reasonable estimate. This may be the reason why this company has fewer complaints about pricing. If someone calls and has some expectation of the cost, they are less likely to be surprised when they get the quote on site. 

This company is younger than many competitors but has taken a really forward-thinking approach to its business model. It has developed the software necessary to run this blue-collar job as a white-collar business. Junk King has been extremely successful and has made giant leaps in franchising and expansion. Although the company has fewer outlets than the other guys, it has made customer service a priority, and it shows. 

Junk King has excellent reviews on Yelp! and other sites. Even though the main office in South San Francisco has a B- Better Business Bureau rating, many other offices have A+ ratings. This is definitely the business to call if you are in need of junk removal.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why can’t I get an estimate of cost before the company arrives? 

Actually, you can get an estimate of cost prior to arrival. Use the online pricing estimator, which allows you to list the items you are getting rid of to get an estimate. The company will also allow you to text a photo (or photos) of the junk, and you can receive an estimate over the phone. 

Why can’t the company take hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste must be transported by licensed professionals. Junk King employees are not licensed to deal with this type of waste. 

Why is the company concerned with environmental impact?

Junk King claims that it is the greenest junk removal service out there. Not only does it sort every job for metals, e-waste, textiles and appliances, its trucks run on biodiesel, which is a fuel made from non-petroleum products. Junk King wants to lead the way to help keep the planet clean and green for future generations.

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Product Details

Overview: Junk King is a private junk removal company that offers removal of household or business junk. The company recycles approximately 60% of every haul. 

Package Details: After calling to set up an appointment or making one online, Junk King will send a truck to pick up the junk. The company will provide a no-obligation price. You can also calculate the amount before calling with an online pricing estimator. 

Other Services: Junk King also rents dumpsters.

Additional Company Details

Contract Details: There is no contract to sign. Upon calling or requesting service online, you will need to pay at the time of pickup. 

Warranty: Junk King offers a guarantee that it will beat any written estimate, as long as the other service being compared is licensed, bonded and insured, and has eco-responsible practices. 

Accreditations: Junk King was awarded the Super Service award in 2013 by Angie’s List. The company was also named one of INC. Magazine’s ten most promising franchises in 2011. The main office is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau, but maintains a rating of B-.

Company Details: Junk King was founded in 2005 by two friends living in San Carlos, California. Michael Andreacchi and Brian Reardon wanted to offer great customer service and to recycle more than their competitors. They planned to do this by developing a business driven by technology in a traditionally low-tech sector. As a result, they have raised the level of handling junk to new heights. The company began franchising in 2010. 

Junk King has a national call center, a proprietary software program to handle the process and a state-of-the-art review platform that measures service results and supports operations, finance and business development. In addition, the company has developed four revenue streams, including residential, commercial, government contracts, and recycling revenue. 

Today, Junk King has over 90 locally-owned and operated franchises in 29 U.S. states and Canada. Junk King is now the second-largest and fastest-growing junk removal service in North America. The company recycles up to 60% of material from each job, and aims to do even better. 


Junk King
389 Oyster Point, Suite 6
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Tel: 800-995-5865
Website: https://www.junk-king.com

Donna McDurfee - Senior Advisor

Donna is senior researcher with Grandfolk® providing in-depth product and service reviews to empower senior buying decisions.