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Too Big for Garbage Day: NYC Bulk Pickup

June 16, 2018.

What do you do with unwanted furniture, appliances, construction waste or an inordinate amount of garbage from a large-scale cleaning project? Some things are simply too big to fit into a bin for regular DSNY pickup, which leaves New Yorkers on a cleaning mission in a bit of a predicament. How do you finish a project of any size and scope when you can’t even get rid of the garbage it generates?

You want to make not only the most economical choices, but also the most ethical ones. After all, will you really be able to enjoy the clean, uncluttered space you create if you’re worried about the environmental impact of the whole process? Finding ethical, cost-effective and reliable ways of removing bulk garbage doesn’t have to be a challenge, you just need to arm yourself with a bit of basic knowledge about NYC bulk pickup.

Navigating DSNY and NYC Bulk Pickup Rules

DSNY offers more than just weekly pickup, but there are some conditions and restrictions you’ll need to familiarize yourself with before settling on this as a viable option.

The first thing you’ll need to keep in mind is that all state, local and federal disposal laws apply when you’re working with DSNY, along with their own rules and regulations. In most cases, you’ll need to make special appointments for most bulk items and you’re not allowed to put those items out on the curb any earlier than 4 p.m. the evening before your scheduled pickup. They must not impinge upon neighboring properties, protrude into the street or impede pedestrian traffic.

Getting rid of a mattress? Don’t forget to put it in a special mattress bag as required by law, or you’ll face a $100 fine. DSNY does not provide these bags, so you’ll have to secure them for yourself before hauling a mattress outside. Planning to scrap an old appliance? There are DSNY rules and actual laws outlining how and where these can be disposed of, as well.

Another thing you’ll want to consider, particularly if you’re committed to environmental responsibility, is that things which aren’t required by law to be recycled will likely end up at the landfill if you avail yourself of DSNY services. Old furniture, mattresses and other difficult-to-recycle items just get tossed in the nearest dump, even if they’re still in usable condition.

Simplifying Bulk Disposal in New York City

You can spend days familiarizing yourself with all the applicable laws, guidelines, rules and regulations surrounding bulk disposal. Or, you can make one phone call and get rid of anything you no longer want, no heavy lifting or manual labor required.

Our trained and experienced Jiffy Junk technicians serve all five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk Counties to provide true white-glove service to both residential and commercial clients. Because we’re committed to minimizing our own environmental impact, we make a point of prioritizing greener disposal options. We’ll drop off any items in usable condition at donation centers, keeping them out of landfills while helping the larger community. In a matter of moments, you can make arrangements to clear out your entire space at once.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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