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Complete Guide to Yard Waste Removal Services

Most people have some kind of waste lying around in their yard. They know it looks terrible and that it could affect their property value. But they don’t get the professionals to come to pick it up because they’re not sure about the process.

What will it cost? Can professionals even pick up the kind of lawn waste I have? Or if I get a patio and backyard furniture junk pick up, where will my discarded furniture end up?

At Bye Junk, we believe in being completely transparent about our yard waste removal services. We’ve created this guide to answer your questions about yard debris removal so you can be confident you’re making the right decision. We have a free, no-obligation estimate process that will tell you exactly how much your yard junk removal will cost.

We also recycle over half of what we pick up, so if you have recyclable materials in your lawn waste, you don’t have to worry about contributing to the landfills. To learn everything you need to know about our yard waste removal services, read on.

What Junk Can I Get Removed?

Is your yard waste something we can pick up? Most likely, yes. We pick up a huge range of materials and items, including:

  • Wood/tree branches/wood chips
  • Large tree stumps
  • Small decks
  • Above ground spas
  • Green waste, like plant matter, leaves
  • Patio and backyard furniture
  • Concrete and brick
  • Patio stones and pathways
  • Sheds and small garages
  • Scrap metal
  • Appliances
  • Office furniture
  • Cardboard
  • Mattresses
  • Televisions
  • Many other kinds of yard waste


If your lawn waste doesn’t appear on this list, shoot us an email if you want to confirm that we can take it.

Items We Can’t Take

There are a few items that we don’t have the equipment to pick up, or that we don’t have a way to dispose of safely. The items we can’t take include:

  • Chemicals, including pool chemicals
  • Liquids including paints and oils
  • Light bulbs (fluorescent or incandescent)
  • Household batteries
  • Explosives
  • Anything else that is hazardous, flammable, or illegal

old junk piled up as yard wasteThe Estimate Process

Whether over the phone or in person, we can give you a free estimate of how much your yard waste removal will cost. Our estimate will be more exact in-person, but we’re still happy to take estimate requests by text, email, or phone call. Further, when we show up, we’ll refine our estimate again so that you know what the final cost will be before we start.

Our base cost is $95. If you’re getting yard waste disposal, you’ll add $34 dollars to that per cubic yard. This price includes taxes and labor, so you’re not surprised by your final bill.

Our dump trucks can hold 15 cubic yards or roughly 2000 pounds. We will charge you for how much your junk fills up, either by space or weight (whichever comes first). Some very heavy items, like scrap metal, will add more weight than space. But most yard waste removal jobs include light items, so you’ll be paying by cubic yard instead.

Our prices, by cubic yard, with base cost and taxes included, are:

  • One-quarter of a truckload (4 cubic yards) is $231
  • One half of a truckload (7 cubic yards) is $333
  • Three-quarters of a truckload (12 cubic yards) is $503
  • One full truckload/ 1000 pounds is $605

Items with Special Charge

As part of our dedication to recycling and avoiding filling landfills, there are a few items that we take to special locations to dispose of or recycle them. For these items, we charge $10 each. They include:

  • Televisions
  • Mattresses
  • Tires

How You Can Save Money

We understand that price is a big factor for you. So we have a few ways that you can save money on your yard debris removal.

  1. Save 10 percent: If you move your lawn waste into a pile on your driveway, garage, or by the curbside, you save us a lot of time. So, we’ll reduce your per cubic yard cost by ten percent.
  2. Save 10 dollars: If you book your yard waste removal online, we’ll take 10 dollars off your bill, just because online books save us time.


Time for the Yard Junk Removal to Begin

Once you have a complete estimate and agree to it, we’ll pick up your junk for you, at a time that works for you. This is the fun part for you! You don’t have to lift a finger while we pile your junk into our truck. We’ll go to wherever your junk is, whether it’s the back of your yard or the top of your deck.

In fact, as long as your junk is in an accessible spot, you don’t even have to be home when we come to pick it up.

If you are home when we arrive, you don’t have to worry about us interrupting you for long. We do junk removal every day, so our team is efficient and quick. Very few jobs will take more than half an hour, especially lawn waste jobs.

Payment Options

Once we’re done, you can pay us in cash or credit card. If you have matching I.D., we will also take a check.


What Happens to the Junk?

After we pick up your junk, you don’t have to think about it again. But that’s only half the job for us. Unlike a lot of yard waste removal services, we’re dedicated to recycling or donating everything we can. We want to lessen our impact on the environment and be the junk removal service that you can trust to lessen your impact. In fact, we recycle over half of what we pick up.

Got More Questions?

Call, email, or text us with your questions about our yard waste removal services. Or, if you’re ready to get your lawn waste off your yard finally, contact us for a free quote, or to schedule a pick-up time that works for you. Along with yard waste, we offer junk removal in Pleasanton, Junk removal in San Ramon, and junk removal in Livermore as well as the entire Bay Area.