What We Take


Great Junk Removal is a family-owned, local business focused on helping our neighbors in Chicago keep a lid on their junk, debris, and trash. We specialize in the removal of all sorts of residential and commercial waste, and do everything we can – at our own recycling center and through various partner organizations – to see that all the junk we remove ends up where it can do the most good – not in a landfill. We think of ourselves as landfill diversion experts, and environmental responsibility is first in our minds at all times. There are a lot of companies around Chicago that claim to be “green”, but we’ll put our record of 88% recycled materials collected against their numbers any day.

At Great Junk Removal, we like to think that there isn’t anything we can’t handle – from the smallest jobs to the largest – but it helps to be realistic when dealing with our customers’ expectations. We work in two-man teams, and while we can scale that number up, it does come at an additional cost. Most of the ordinary items found in the home or office, and even on construction sites, can be easily carried by our two-man operations. We have years of experience tackling tough-to-negotiate items, and will always be especially careful not to accidentally damage your property while working.

We like to give our customers and potential customers an idea of what they can expect us to haul away before we progress deeply into the quoting process. After all, the last thing we would want is to be unable to help you after you’ve taken time to start the process. Here’s a brief list of some of the more common items Great Junk Removal is asked to assist with – if your item isn’t on the list please call our office at (773) 628-7055 to speak with one of our helpful staff:

  • Furniture
  • Sofa
  • Appliances
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Chest Freezers
  • Televisions
  • Office Equipment
  • Motors
  • Wood
  • Drywall
  • Metal
  • Carpet
  • Exercise Machines
  • Athletic Equipment
  • Mattress
  • Hot Tubs
  • Household Junk
  • Yard Debris
  • Tires* (*Ask our team about the per tire disposal fee.)

Due to the danger posed to our employees and the environment, there are some items that Great Junk Removal will not load on our trucks or haul away under any circumstances. These items include the following:

  • Hazardous Materials
  • Chemicals
  • Bulk Paint

Furniture Removal


The feeling you get when you buy that new piece of furniture you’ve been wanting is great, but there’s always the worry about what to do with the old one. Most companies that sell you the furniture have already charged for delivery, and will happily charge you an astronomical price for removal of your old furniture. So, what can you do? Your best move is to call Great Junk Removal when you’re ready to upgrade that furniture, and we’ll be there prepared to get the old out so you can bring in the new. And, just like everything we do at Great Junk Removal, you can be sure that your furniture will end up in a place where it is appreciated and utilized – not wasting space in a landfill.

What are you waiting for? Call (773) 628-7055 today to schedule a time for Great Junk Removal’s professional junk removal team to take away that old furniture for you. There’s no need for you to do anything more than point us in the right direction and we’ll do the rest – at a price that can’t be beat!

Great Junk Removal deals with all types of furniture on a regular basis. Here’s just a few:

  • Couches
  • Sofas
  • Boxes
  • Sofa beds
  • Tool units
  • Cabinets
  • Chairs
  • Bookcases
  • Mattresses
  • Cubicles
  • Armoires
  • Tables
  • File Cabinets

Residential Appliance Removal


For many people in and around Chicago, the idea of properly disposing of a kitchen or household appliance can be a bit daunting. Where to go, what they will take, and whether or not you have the ability to move it can all combine to make the whole idea ridiculous, so the old appliance ends up taking up space in the basement or garage. Over years, and the usual upgrades homeowners make to their family kitchens in that time, your garage or basement can quickly get crowded. Moving anything so heavy and awkward is bad enough, but getting it to fit in your truck is a whole different ballgame.

It’s time for you to call the appliance removal experts at Great Junk Removal, and let the professionals take over. We will send out our highly-trained team to handle the task from beginning to end. All you need to do is point out the offending item or items, and our crew will safely and swiftly get it loaded up and off your property. If at all possible, the items will be taken to a donation center for reuse, but if that’s impossible for whatever reason we’ll ensure it is properly recycled in either our own or a licensed recycling center.

Great Junk Removal has years of experience extracting old household appliances from properties without damage. We take great pride in our record of efficient and environmentally-friendly appliance removal, and guarantee your satisfaction and peace of mind knowing you made the right decision – a “green” decision. Here’s a brief list of the appliances we most frequently are hired to remove:

  • Ovens
  • Stoves
  • Microwaves
  • Dish washers
  • Air conditioners
  • Freezers
  • Washing machines
  • Lawn mowers
  • Water heaters
  • Trash compactors

Television Removal & Recycling


One of the unfortunate aftermaths of the television revolution is the sheer numbers of old, unused televisions cluttering up our basement, attics, and garages – not to mention the landfills across America. Society has moved from big, boxy black-and-white sets to large-screen projection units, from big-screen monstrosities to flat-panel beauties, all within a handful of decades. All of those sets, old and new, contain harmful, toxic materials that pollute our environment. And there are millions and millions of them right here in Illinois!

Great Junk Removal is here to help solve this problem for you in a timely, respectful, and responsible manner. We will do our best to see your old television sets reused, but if that isn’t possible you can rest assured your old set will be properly recycled and never, ever see the inside of a landfill. Don’t hurt yourself trying to wrestle that huge old television down those stairs when all it takes is a call to the professionals at Great Junk Removal at (773) 628-7055.

Refrigerator Removal & Recycling


We have all had an experience with moving the refrigerator in order to get something that fell behind it or underneath. That experience taught us a valuable lesson – refrigerators are no fun to move. Well, that’s if you’re not one of the enthusiastic junk removal experts at Great Junk Removal. We take on the challenge with pride and an eye for your property and its safety. Our two-man team will carefully and quickly get the old refrigerator removed and loaded on our 24-yard truck for delivery to the donation or recycling center. All you have to do is sit back and watch us get the job done. When we leave you can rest easy knowing the refrigerator will be treated with all of the environmental responsibility you can expect from Chicago’s premier “green” junk removal company. Contact the knowledgeable professional crew at Great Junk Removal today at (773) 628-7055 to schedule a time to pick up your old refrigerator. As always our quotes are what you pay and your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Mattress Removal & Disposal


Few things are more important to a healthy life than a comfortable mattress. Research shows the benefits to getting a good night’s sleep, so replacing your mattress will happen, and you need a plan for getting it out of your home and properly disposed of. You need Great Junk Removal’s “green” solution to mattress removal and recycling. We specialize in mattress removal in the Chicago area, and will promptly and professionally remove your old mattress at the most affordable rate in Chicagoland. There’s no need to consider trying to stuff the mattress in your attic, or letting it mildew in the basement – potentially turning a junk issue into a health issue. Contact the professionals at Great Junk Removal today at (773) 628-7055 or use our helpful Contact Form to schedule your mattress removal job today.

Hot Tub Removal


Everyone loves spending time in the hot tub because of its soothing effects on muscles and nerves. But, and anyone who has ever owned one can attest to this, they have a nasty habit of breaking down. Sometimes, this breakdown is more than just a minor glitch, and the time comes for professional removal services. Great Junk Removal specializes in the efficient and careful removal of hot tubs from residential and commercial properties. Our skilled crew will handle all of the details of the move, and allow you to get back to living a life without a huge, broken appliance taking up space – in your home and mind. Call us today at (773) 628-7055 for an estimate or use the helpful Contact Page to schedule a time for the task.