At Southern Rubbish Junk Removal, we are for the community. We believe that we can all work together to do good for many. That’s why we have compiled 7 free to low cost ways to remove your unwanted junk in and around the Atlanta, GA area.
Take a look at our list of favorite charities and free ways to free your life of junk:
How to Donate:
To donate on site, visit their location at 168 Tri-County Plaza Cumming, GA. They offer pick ups on Wednesdays and Thursdays. For pick ups within Forsyth County, its free. Outside of Forsyth county will be $25. We imagine this is to cover gasoline costs.
The mission of the thrift store is to receive items donated by the community, and then sell the items at reasonable prices in order to assist HSFC in caring for more animals and ultimately save more lives.
How to Donate:
Go to akspickup.org and click on “Schedule a Pick Up” on the right hand side of the screen. Type in the address for pick up and they come and pick up the items. The items need to be reusable to a certain degree and deemed re-sellable at one of their thrift stores, so use your best judgment.
All proceeds go to the American Kidney Fund. The overall goal of the American Kidney Fund is to decrease the financial burden for kidney disease sufferers and their families.
How to Donate:
Visit satruck.org or call their 1-800 number to schedule a pick up. A truck will come and pick up your donations. Or you can take your donations to one of their many locations spread throughout the metro Atlanta area. Please only donate items that you believe to have some life left. They charity will not take items that are damaged or worn to the point of salvage.
The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Each center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume a normal life.
How to Donate:
Goodwill has multiple locations just about everywhere in the metro Atlanta area and many locations in the suburbs. Unfortunately, Goodwill does not offer donation pick up services like the Salvation Army or American Kidney Services, but Goodwill’s many locations make it convenient for people to donate on their way home from work or on weekends.
Goodwills meet the needs of all job seekers, including programs for youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, criminal backgrounds and other specialized needs. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 9.8 million people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few — and get the supporting services they needed to be successful — such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care.
If your items are in relatively good condition, you may want to sell these items on Craigslist to get rid of your junk and make a little extra cash too. If your items broken, but are made of metal, people will still want to pick it up to scrap and make some money themselves. So, if this is the case, post your metal junk on craigslist under the free section and it will disappear in no time.
6. Have a Yard Sale
In this technological age where people have advanced computers in the palm of their hands, its hard to believe that people are still having yard sales. But people are still having yard sales because they work. Its hard to pass up a gently used DVD player for $3. Make some signs and put them around the neighborhood just like your parents used to do. It absolutely works. Here’s an idea: Host a yard sale and with the money you make, hire a junk removal service to come pick up the junk that didn’t sell. Many of Southern Rubbish’s customers do this and it works like a charm. It really helps to offset some of the cost of hiring a junk removal company.
We have saved this suggestion for last, because it should be your last option when it comes to getting rid of unwanted junk. So you’ve tried donating your junk to charity, but they couldn’t take it. You’ve tried to sell it yourself on CraigsList and have had no luck. Well, one option is to take it to the landfill yourself. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Me? At the dump?” And you’re absolutely right, nobody wants to go to the dump. Its smelly, dirty and a mess. You can get easily lost there if you don’t know where you’re going or what you’re supposed to be doing.
If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of loading up your junk and taking it to the dump then call us. We’ll be there for you!