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Removal service provides quote from photo of item

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California’s Delete service removes unwanted items for homeowners. The service only needs a photo to provide a price quote and pickup time over text.

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Environmentally-aware removal service Delete provides swift, on-time pickups. Based in San Francisco, the company currently serves San Francisco, South San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Pacifica and Daly City, but the team is willing to consider jobs elsewhere. Everything that the service collects is considered for donation first before being taken to be recycled. Only as a last resort will items be taken to landfill.

Delete works closely with local charities and recycling services including The Salvation Army, Goodwill, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and e-waste centers. Prices start at USD 20 and many removals are scheduled for the same day. Customers must text a photo of unwanted items to the team, which then replies with a price quote and suggested pick-up time. Businesses can use the service too, and while a one or two person team is the norm for regular jobs, more teams will be sent depending on the volume and size of materials needing to be removed.

Peer-to-peer sharing networks are helping to reduce waste worldwide, with projects promoting reuse and sustainability. This connected storage system lets users share their stored items with friends and arrange returns of single items whenever necessary. Car-pooling is a popular transport option, and this service provides the vehicle (electric) for drivers to travel for free. Which industries that typically have difficulty donating goods or services could use extra support in finding a creative solution?

Contact: (415) 849-4481


Contact: (415) 849-4481

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