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The Difference Between Junk Removal Companies

May 2, 2018.

When you have more waste than you can fit into a curbside bin, working with professionals is almost always the most efficient choice, and often the most cost-effective one. Before you choose the first one you encounter, though, it pays to do a bit of digging. Not all professional junk removal companies are created equal, and some will be a better fit to your needs than others.

What You Should Know Before Hiring Any Junk Removal Companies

If you’re still deciding whether your project will even require pro assistance, you should first take a good look at your options so you can be sure you’re making informed decisions.

DIY hauling often seems like the most inexpensive option, albeit a more labor-intensive one. What you may not realize is just how many hidden costs you’ll encounter along the way.

Unless you own or have access to a large vehicle, you’ll immediately face rental, insurance and administrative costs. Once you’ve secured a truck, you’ll then be on the hook for all fueling and toll expenses. These are, of course, accompanied by the processing costs at many recycling and landfill facilities. Since individual recycling facilities only accept certain kinds of items, you may have to make multiple trips to many different locations along the way, with costs mounting at every stop. This is before you factor in the value of your time and physical wellbeing, too.

Donating serviceable but unwanted goods is a great way to keep things out of landfills while aiding people or organizations in need, but very few charity centers offer pickup services. This means you’ll still need to be responsible for transportation and all associated costs.

Municipal programs exist in many areas to assist in the collection of bulky items like old furniture and appliances, but you’ll have to coordinate with your particular service provider days or even weeks in advance to make an appointment. Once the appointment is made, you’ll need to be well-versed in not just local, state and federal regulations regarding disposal, but also the policies of your sanitation department. Failure to comply can lead to missed pickups, missed deadlines and even potential fines.

Professional pickup is definitely easier and can often be less expensive than the DIY route, but it’s wise to weigh your options carefully. This especially holds true if you’re committed to reducing your landfill impact and doing your part to protect the environment.

Making the Right Choice for Bulk Disposal

How can you be sure you’re choosing the right pro haulers? Look for a company who not only offers full white-glove service, but also strives to minimize their environmental impact.

Our Jiffy Junk technicians are dedicated to avoiding landfill dumping at every opportunity, serving commercial and residential clients throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County and all five boroughs. We’ll make every possible effort to recycle or rehome your waste, even going so far as to drop off usable items at the donation center of your choice. We’ll leave your space swept clean and ready for anything you have planned as part of our white-glove service promise.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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