November 15, 2019.
Some things are easy to dispose of, and then there are appliances and furniture. Trash pick-up for bulky, heavy items is a bit different from your normal household collection in Broward County. Whether you’re in the middle of a big project or still in the early stages, making a solid plan for waste management is vital. Few things have the power to completely derail a project and ensure missed deadlines like a lack of disposal. Learn more about your options for large-scale removal in Broward County so you can make an informed decision suited to your unique needs.
Weighing Your Options for Heavy-Duty Waste and Furniture Trash Pickup
In order to make the best decision, you have to first be reasonably well aware of your options. In Broward County, you’re left with three when it comes to dealing with a high volume of waste: municipal bulk collection services, private removal services and do-it-yourself hauling.
On the municipal front, Solid Waste and Recycling Services of Broward County offers bulk collection to residents of unincorporated Broward County once each month. There are some rules and regulations in place, however, along with restrictions on what can and cannot be accepted for collection.
Residents may place appliances, furniture, carpeting and padding, fencing and large household items out for collection, along with lawn waste, such as tree trimmings, branches and palm fronds. Metal poles and lumber may also be included with yard waste. All fencing, carpeting, padding, rugs and similar items must be rolled and securely tied. Large tree limbs and trunks should be neatly stacked, with all tree trimmings, branches and palm fronds arranged as neatly as possible at the curb. All items must be in place for collection by 7AM on your scheduled collection day to ensure bulk and furniture trash pickup. Items must be clear of any fences or walls, parked vehicles, cable boxes, fire hydrants or mailboxes.
No construction and demolition or remodelling debris may be placed out for collection, nor bricks and brickwork or any concrete. Waste resulting from commercial operations, including a landscaping or lawncare service, are not accepted during bulk collection periods. Hazardous waste and chemicals, insecticides, oils and paints are also forbidden. It’s important to note that any items collection crews can’t accept will not be moved in order to reach acceptable items, either. If construction and demolition debris is obstructing the way, your perfectly acceptable appliances and furniture trash pickup may not happen.
Because bulk collection only happens once a month on the city’s schedule, it’s not always easy to make it fit with your own timeline. If you’re relocating and your move-out date is the week before collection week, for instance, you might find yourself in a bit of a pickle if municipal services are your only option.
It’s also wise to think about where your castoff goods end up when you send them away on a municipal services truck. You may be surprised by just how much ends up in the landfill, despite its towering size and unfortunate nickname of “Mount Trashmore.” Even items in good condition will likely end up consuming valuable landfill space, rather than going to a donation center.
If the environmental and ethical implications combined with all those limitations and regulations are off-putting, you may find yourself considering DIY hauling. On the surface, it can seem like a quick and relatively easy solution. In truth, it can be more expensive, far more time consuming and incredibly labor intensive, and this is if you have access to a suitable vehicle. If not, you’ve got the cost of truck rental and administrative fees, insurance and fueling to consider, too.
At the end of the day, working with a high-quality professional hauler can be not only the most efficient option, but also one of the most ethical and environmentally friendly. You’re able to make better use of your time, better choices for the community, better choices for the planet and better choices for your back when you’re not dragging heavy items down to the curb.
Choosing the Right Private Bulk and Furniture Trash Pick Up Service
When you’re trying to get rid of appliances and furniture, chances are you’re in the middle of a much larger project that demands plenty of your attention. You just don’t have time to focus on trash schedules and municipal collection rules. Why not outsource waste management to full-service, white-glove service providers? This allows you to give your undivided attention to the things on your to-do list only you can manage, while resting assured that your project is having the smallest possible impact on the planet.
At Jiffy Junk, we’ve created a disposal system which helps to minimize landfill impact while maximizing the good we can do for the community and our customers. When our extensively trained removal technicians come to your home or place of business, they remove everything you need to dispose of from where it currently sits. This means we’ll uninstall old appliances, move out bulky furniture and even tear out old carpeting. Along the way, we carefully check furniture and household items to make sure anything in usable condition is marked for delivery to charitable donation centers, so it stays out of the landfill and in the community. For everything else, we work hard to find a sustainable disposal solution that does not include the landfill whenever at all possible.
No matter the size or scope of your project, we can help. From hauling away a single old sofa to a full hoarding mitigation, we offer a wide range of services designed to help you cut clutter without a ballooning carbon footprint.
Don’t let a big junk pile get you down. We can make quick work of even the most overwhelming messes, all on your schedule. Don’t spend precious time and energy worrying about waste management. With one phone call, we can handle anything from one-time pickup to recurring collection, all with a focus on sustainability. Contact us today to learn more!