Green FAQs

How do you charge?

We charge by volume, so it depends how much room the items take up. While we greatly appreciate items being in the driveway ready to load up, it is not necessary. It is easier to estimate the volume if the items are all in one area, but we will grab items from wherever they are, whether its in the house or in the backyard. Once everything is loaded in the truck, we will know exactly where we stand as far as the volume of all the debris removed. We will clean up after ourselves, and only at that point that will we collect payment and take off.

How does your service work?

We work diligently to protect the environment by diverting as much of the material we come across from going to landfills. We do this in a few ways.
The primary way we do this is by using transfer stations instead of going to landfills. At transfer stations they sort out the debris into the basic raw materials such as wood, metal, plastic, glass, paper, cardboard, etc. 85% of the material that comes into these facilities are recycled out, so very little makes it to the landfill.
We also utilize numerous resources around the bay area to get various items directly reused or repurposed. Its far greener to reuse or repurpose an item than it is to break it down and scrap out the raw materials to be melted down, shredded, or ground up to be processed into another product. We have worked on cultivating relationships with organizations who donate items to those in need, homeless, domestic abuse services, etc.

What Percentage of My Trash Does Green Hauling Recycle?

Green Hauling recycles on average 85% of all the material we take in. 100% of all cardboard, asphalt roofing debris, concrete, rock, brick and asphalt, dirt, maneur, metal, green yard waste gets either directly reused or recycled at facilities that specialize in recycling this kind of debris.

Where Does Green Hauling Go to Recycle?

The majority of the debris we take in gets brought to transfer stations where the materials get sorted through and recycled out, and not to landfills where the material will sit for thousands of years.

How Long Has Green Hauling Been in the Trash Removal Business?

Green Hauling has been in business since 2006, and in those years we have worked hard to find new and better resources to recycle or reuse the material we come across.

Does Green Hauling Charge Extra for Seperating the Trash from the Recycle Items?

There is no extra charge for sorting out and recycling material like some other services. We aim to reuse or recycle as much as possible as a baseline.

Do You Donate Old Furniture and Appliances?

We do our best to recycle furniture and appliances but unfortunately due to the high amount of furniture and appliances being donated as people buy newer products, it is becoming harder and harder for commercial companies to donate these materials. However, the raw materials can still be reused even if the unit itself isn’t able to be salvaged.

How is a Trash Hauler Green?

Green Hauling currently runs a blend veggie oil and Biodiesel along with Diesel from the pump to reduce the impact on the environment. We have a VW golf that is used for doing estimates is our test vehicle for running SVO or straight veggie oil, where we will only use petroleum diesel to start and stop the engine on.

Why Do You Use Alternative Fuels?

VegOil is an infinitely renewable resource and can be grown by American Farmers. and can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of diesel.
VegOil is also carbon neutral, it emits NO more additional Greenhouse gasses or Carbon Monoxide into the atmosphere than it consumed while it was growing. An added benefit is that it is sulfur free so it doesn’t add to the issues of sulfur rain in larger populations

Diesel vehicles get approximately the same mpg on vegetable oil as they do on petro-diesel. VegOil / Diesel Vehicles get 30% to 40% more miles per gallon AND 30% – 40% more Horsepower than an equivalent Gasoline powered vehicle.

On the average VegOil / Diesel engines last longer than Gasoline engines ( 300k to 500k miles is quite common.)
Recently enacted laws have brought down the level of sulfur in petroleum diesel, which has led to reduction in the lubrication qualities. This has in turn led to increased wear and failure of critical engine components such as fuel pumps, seals, gaskets, and many more. VegOil is a superior lubricant to modern Diesel fuel, therefore can prolong engine life.

Biodiesel is a nontoxic and biodegradable fuel sourced from natural materials – and the only alternative fuel to have completed EPA Tier I and II testing.
Biodiesel remains among the cleanest sources of energy available, with a reduction of up to 78.5% carbon dioxide emissions relative to petroleum diesel. Biodiesel’s hydrocarbon emissions have half of the ozone-creating potential of those from conventional diesel
pure biodiesel (B100) contains no sulfur or aromatic compounds, drastically reducing the emission of these potentially carcinogenic particles of combustion.