Econo-Haul Review: Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Pick Up Service

econo haul review

Business Name: Econo-haul

Service Offered: Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Pick Up


Score: 5 out of 5 STARS!!!

Econo-haul is a locally owned and operated trash service that has been serving New Castle County of Delaware since 1982. According to their website, their commitment to their customers is what we’d all hope from the guys hauling away our trash every week:

  • Reasonable Prices
  • Community Discounts
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed


Econo-haul achieves its mission in a variety of stand out ways, from its upfront pricing to its monthly community giveaways. Unlike other waste management companies that might not even list the price on their website, or WORSE: tell you the cost is $19.99 a month and then add all sorts of fees and taxes on to your bill, Econo-Haul lumps everything together into one easy to remember $26.50 per month bill for trash and recycling service (yard waste service is additional). There are no surprises and no curve balls. You always know exactly what you are going to get every month. And, with auto billing or easy online payments, getting your bill paid is a cinch. No need to waste time and postage sending old-fashioned checks.

Beyond simple pricing, Econo-haul is also a master of community outreach. They remain active on Facebook, where they’re always present on the holidays to wish a Happy Thanksgiving or show off their festive Christmas Tree. Furthermore, they keep their customers happy with monthly drawings for a free month of service. All you have to do to enter is like their Facebook page or enroll in automatic bill payment.

Econo-haul’s website, while slightly outdated in look, is still easy to navigate and chock full of information. You don’t need to call in to know the regulations about what can go in your bin and what can’t. They spell out clear as day the rules for disposing of questionable items like carpet, furniture, appliances, and paint. They let you know which items will incur an extra fee and which are free of charge – which items require advanced notice and which ones don’t.

There are a ton of other reasons why we’d suggest Econo-haul over the other guys, but let’s sum it up in one sentence: They’re a small, local business that gets the job done right for your community at a price that’s right.

So if you’re looking for trash service in New Castle County, DE – look no further than Econo-haul. They’ve earned our 5 star seal of approval.

2 thoughts

  1. Hi Anthony,

    Thanks for the comment. It’s great to see my website is getting some traffic already. I’m curious to hear about how you found us.

    To answer your question, I’ll start by pointing out that I don’t work for Econo Haul. This is a product/service review website, and I’m just a customer of theirs so I decided to start with a review of them.

    My bill is also $65 every two months. The cost for their standard trash/recycling pick-up is $26.50 per month. Yard waste service is optional and costs $6 extra per month. So, if you’ve got yard waste pickup too, that brings the cost to $32.50 per month, or $65 every 2 months. Those numbers are straight from their website here: (You’ve got to scroll down to see the prices).

    If you aren’t using your yard waste service much, you could consider switching to their sticker plan. Basically, you pay $15 for 10 stickers that you can put on one bag each (see here: This is a good plan if you only have yard waste a couple times a year for things like fall leaf cleanup. That’s the plan I started on when I first moved into our house, but then I realized that my two sycamores created about 60 bags of leaves every fall, so I switched to the regular yard waste service.

    Hope that helps! Thanks again for reading and taking the time to comment.

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