How much does shipping your Household cost?
Free Instant Online Calculator based on quotes from Trusted House Moving Companies
Customer Images
7790 people shipped using A-1 Auto Transport last week

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

+2 million
of customers
recommend us

Cleaning Up Your Trash After Moving

What's in this article?
  1. How To Clean Up Your Trash After Moving?
  2. Recycle If Possible
  3. Using Your Trash
  4. Trash Removal Companies
Recycling The Trash

How to Clean Up Your Trash After Moving?

Messiness. That is probably one of the first words that come to mind when you think about making a move. The bad news is that moving will produce a lot of trash. Trash that you will need to clean up or otherwise dispose of. However, there is some good news in the sense that you do have a number of options for handling such items.

Recycle If Possible

Obviously, recycling your trash is the best option for the planet and the one that is the most responsible. Just remember that your new town or city will likely have a schedule for picking up recycling. This research can most likely be done on the internet ahead of time. Generally speaking, you will probably need to separate items into:

Schedule For Picking Up Recycling
  • Paper: This is pretty self-explanatory and can include everything from cardboard to boxes to newspaper and even packing paper.
  • Plastic: Just about anything plastic should be recycled rather than thrown away. Even the used up bubble wrap (provided it can't be reused) along with bottles, shipping cartons or carriers, and even shrink wrap should be placed into your recycling bin.
  • Glass / Cans: This may not be as common as the other items on the list, but be sure to separate out any aluminum (i.e. soda) cans and glass bottles or other items like broken mirrors or windows.
A-1 Auto Transport Ships Worldwide.

Get a Free, No Obligation to Buy, House Moving Quote.

Get my free quote now

or call us to do it for you:

Using Your Trash

Instead of just throwing everything away, consider ways in which they can reuse or used in another beneficial manner. Think about the following:

  • Gardening Compost Material: Maybe you have been thinking about a way to start a garden, or there already is one in the new home. Your trash, for the most part, could make amazing compost that will feed a strong and healthy garden. Almost any type of food byproduct may be reasonably used including egg shells, popcorn, fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, and more.
  • Repurpose Trash: Instead of just tossing old boxes, why not think about using them for storage? They would be perfect for papers, old documents, textbooks, and other items that won't be used on a daily basis. Plus, it will make your home feel much less cluttered.
Repurpose Trash

Trash Removal Companies

In some cases, there really might be items that you just simply have no use for. This may even include things left by the old owners in the new home. Maybe there is some old carpet or wallpaper that simply doesn't fit in anymore?

In such cases, you might be best served by contacting a trash removal company. Obviously, this would assume that the item cannot be sold or even given away, which should always be among your initial options. Just make sure to hire a reliable company and have the item on the curb at the appointed time.

Share this content on social media
for a chance to get up to 15% off your next shipment.
Copy link

Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

Email Me

Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★ choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

A1 Auto Transport... From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

Visit our social, and see what our clients are saying about us

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an instant free Quote Now

Or Call Us Today and Speak Directly to Our Sales Team:

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
Copyright © 1988-2023, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.