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How to Dispose: Furniture, Appliances and Electronics

May 19, 2018.

Cleaning, organization and remodeling projects all have one thing in common: they can easily be derailed by insufficient waste management planning. Renovating a room, organizing a crowded space or even just reclaiming your basement can yield a lot of waste very quickly. As it piles up, it becomes more and more difficult to complete project tasks. You need a system for removing unwanted items from the property entirely, so you’re free to focus on the end game.

At the end of the day, waste management can seem more complicated and more stressful than the actual remodeling, cleaning or organizing itself. There are state, local and federal laws to consider, along with rules set forth by your municipal sanitation department and the bounds of environmental ethics. Before you even get started, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place for removal and disposal.

How to Dispose Furniture and Appliances Responsibly

You just want to get rid of things you no longer want, without inadvertently breaking the law or doing damage to the planet. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to meet these seemingly simple standards. State, local and federal laws all apply when it comes to bulk disposal, which means you’ll need to have at least basic knowledge of all three before you start trying to figure out how to dispose furniture, electronics, appliances and other waste.

If your items are still in serviceable shape, donation is by far the most responsible choice. You’re able to provide organizations or families in need with real relief, while also freeing up your space. Unless you have access to a large truck and a few strong friends, though, you may run into complications when it comes to furniture and appliance donation.

Very few charity donation centers offer pickup services, which means you’ll almost certainly have to assume responsibility for removing and transporting these large items yourself. Renting a truck, insuring it and paying for fuel can quickly become expensive, and you’ll still have to do all the heavy lifting.

Your municipal waste management department will likely offer a few programs for furniture and appliance pickup, but you’ll have to be sure you research all their rules and guidelines to avoid citations and missed pickup. Appointments will usually need to be made well in advance, too, so this can be a stressful solution if you’re on a tight deadline. Appliances will be recycled to meet legal requirements, but most furniture will simply end up rotting in a landfill, regardless of its condition.

A Better Way to Remove Bulk Items

You can skip the in-depth legal research, the hunt for a rare charity that offers donation pickup and the stress of worrying about your project’s environmental impact by choosing an eco-conscious professional service provider who specializes in ethical disposal.

Our Jiffy Junk technicians provide true white-glove service to both commercial and residential clients throughout all five boroughs, Nassau County and Suffolk County. We’ll separate usable items fit for donation from the recyclable waste, working hard to avoid landfill dumping at every opportunity. We’ll leave your space broom-clean when we’re finished, so you can focus on the tasks at hand instead of worrying about waste management.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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