June 12, 2018.
Life is easy when you can throw all your waste into a weekly pickup bin, but what do you do when you’ve got more than you can manage with regular garbage pickup? Staten Island residents dealing with remodeling projects, hoarding cleanouts or just trying to reclaim some space in their homes know that getting rid of things you no longer want can often be the most difficult part of any cleaning and purging project. It can be particularly taxing in high-stress situations, like estate cleanouts or preparing for a big move.
No two projects are alike and making the right choices for waste management usually means choosing the option best suited to your unique needs. You’ll need to be sure you’re making informed decisions, which ideally means doing a bit of research before you get your project started.
DIY Hauling or Professional Garbage Pickup? Staten Island Disposal Options
At first blush, working with private waste management companies can seem extravagant. It’s often tempting to handle it yourself, but there are things you’ll need to consider before going the DIY hauling route.
First and foremost, you must have access to a sizeable vehicle. If not, you’ll immediately incur rental, administrative and insurance costs. This is before you start paying for fuel, processing fees at dumping sites or recycling centers, and other extraneous costs with the potential to quickly become quite costly. It pays to consider not only the value of your time and physical labor but also the potential for legal complications.
Getting rid of things you no longer want is rarely as easy as dropping it all off at the landfill. Aside from being the least ethical option, it also has the potential to put you on the wrong side of the law. State, local and federal laws regarding disposal all apply, and they limit what you can take to the local landfill. Accidentally drop a refrigerator off without having environmentally-hazardous or flammable coolants removed, and you’re potentially breaking a number of laws. The cost of DIY trash hauling goes up exponentially when you’re dealing with fines and citations.
What if you’re not interested in or capable of managing the physical labor of removing, loading, hauling and unloading heavy waste? You might look into municipal waste management programs through your local sanitation department, which often offer special pickup options for bulk or specialty waste.
You’ll still have to manhandle all your waste to the curb, and you’ll still have to make sure you’re well-versed in all applicable laws to avoid accidentally breaking them. Most of the time, you’ll also need to make appointments well in advance, which can be a real complication if you’re on a tight deadline. There may also be limits to how much you can put out and how often you can make appointments.
Quick and Easy Trash Removal
You don’t want the items you’re trying to dispose of, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want them to end up in a landfill. Municipal programs typically offer the bare minimum for legal compliance when it comes to recycling, so you’ll have to make other arrangements if you’re concerned about the environmental impact of your project.
At Jiffy Junk, we provide full service, white-glove waste management for residential and commercial clients throughout all five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We prioritize greener options over landfill dumping at every turn, going so far as to seek out nontraditional recycling methods and dropping off usable items at donation centers. We’ll leave your space dust free and ready for anything on the agenda, all with a single phone call.
Call today: 844-543-3966.