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Bulk Junk Removal in a Hurry in Palm Beach County

April 17, 2020.

If you’re practicing social distancing and staying home, you’re likely forced to confront a number of things around the house you’ve been putting off for another day. The hustle and bustle of normal life makes it difficult to tackle home organization and cleaning projects, but these are not normal times. Finding yourself with more time on your hands than you expected a few months ago means it’s not only easier to get around to those projects, it’s also more important.

Sheltering in place is difficult under the best of circumstances, but it becomes more complicated when you’re essentially trapped in a cluttered, disorganized space. How do you get rid of all the things you’re ready to purge? Bulk junk removal rules changed substantially near the end of 2019 for residents of Palm Beach County, making it a bit less simple to get rid of large items or high-volume waste.

These changes don’t mean you’re without hauling options, though. They just force residents to take a closer look at all their choices in order to find one best suited to their needs. If you’re taking advantage of this societal pause to clear out the house, familiarizing yourself with bulk disposal options now can make the entire project easier, less stressful and far more efficient.

Choosing the Right Palm Beach County Bulk Junk Removal Option

In order to be sure you’re making the right choice for your project, it’s necessary to have at least a basic understanding of all the options available. For Palm Beach County residents, there are essentially three: municipal bulk disposal through the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, DIY hauling and working with a private hauler.

The Solid Waste Authority provides household waste pickup twice per week, but bulk collection only happens once each week. You’re also limited to no more than three large items per pickup day, and must call ahead for a price estimate from SWA if you’re in need of disposal for more than three items. These extra fees can quickly add up, turning what’s supposed to be a quick, inexpensive and easy process into a time-consuming and costly one.

It’s also imperative to adhere to all SWA bulk collection guidelines, or your waste will not be collected. For those who are on a tight schedule, this can be devastating to productivity and reaching project milestones. Timing and money are important, but they’re also not the only concerns. If you’re determined to minimize your environmental impact, public pickup isn’t likely to meet your standards. While items required by state, local or federal law are recycled, much of what’s placed out for bulk collection heads straight for the nearest landfill. This is even the case for household items and furniture that are still in usable condition.

When you’re getting rid of furniture you no longer want or need, you want to keep it in the community and out of the landfill. SWA has no infrastructure in place to facilitate the delivery of usable items to local donation centers. This means your community suffers twice: once when items which could help the less fortunate are removed from circulation, and again when they’re dumped unceremoniously into an unsustainable landfill.

Do-it-yourself hauling allows you to control where your castoff goods end up, but it’s not exactly an option in the age of COVID-19. It’s hard to shelter in place when you’re hauling trash all over the county, and even a moderate project is likely to yield enough waste to necessitate multiple trips to more than one drop-off location. You’ll also be on the hook for all the heavy lifting, just like you’ll have to get all your items down to the curb to work with SWA.

This leaves you with one efficient, ethical and low-stress option: working with private haulers who share your commitment to community support.

How Greener Bulk Junk Removal Can Be a Game-Changer

At Jiffy Junk, we understand the world feels changed and uncomfortable right now. We also know that exerting control over your space can help you feel like you’re more firmly in the driver’s seat in a tumultuous time.

When we come to your home or place of business to help you get rid of things you no longer want or need, we take a different approach than many private haulers. We immediately separate items in usable condition suitable for donation and ensure they’re transported to local charitable organizations, not the landfill. For anything we can’t donate, we seek out greener and more sustainable disposal options which do not include landfill dumping whenever possible.

Our white-glove service promise means we’ll remove the heaviest pieces of furniture from where they sit, uninstall unwanted appliances and even tear up your flooring marked for disposal. You never have to do any of the heavy lifting, and in today’s world, we go the extra mile to keep you and our removal techs safe. N95 breathing protection and gloves are uniform standard for all removal technicians, and full Tyvek suits are available upon request. With hospital-grade no-rinse sanitizer, we can also disinfect all the hard surfaces in your home if you’re concerned about contamination.

Still too much contact for comfort? We’ll provide a quote and accept payment over the phone, and pick up your bulk waste from any spot on your property for a truly contact-free experience. There’s no need to separate or sort, just pile up your unwanted items and we’ll take care of the rest.

Nothing feels normal, but we’re still here providing the very best in bulk junk removal to people throughout Palm Beach County. With a cleaner space and a clean conscience to match, you can make the most of the stay-home challenge we’re facing as a nation. Call or contact us today to learn more about our approach to disposal, our dedication to sustainable practices and all the ways we work to keep you safe during a large cleaning or organizing project.

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