June 11, 2019.
When you’re planning a project likely to generate a lot of waste and castoffs, it’s always wise to make a solid plan for disposal before the work gets started. The first step is to determine whether you’re better off going the DIY hauling route, taking advantage of municipal bulk waste programs, or working with a high-quality rubbish removal service in the area. By getting a basic rundown of what you can expect from each of these options, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to make a fully informed decision.
Understanding Bulk Disposal Options in Palm Beach County
There are three primary options when it comes to getting rid of large items or significant amounts of discarded goods. First is to work within the municipal framework offered by Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County. Twice per week, unwanted appliances, furniture and household fixtures, including bathtubs, are collected alongside regular household garbage. While most municipal waste management systems provide only limited collection for such items as infrequently as twice per year, Palm Beach County residents do have much more reliable access to large waste removal.
All items must be placed at the curb, and doors must be removed from all washing machines, dryers, freezers and refrigerators to prevent children from crawling inside and becoming trapped. Glass must be broken into small pieces and containerized in a hard-side container, not plastic bags. These containers and their contents must not weigh more than fifty pounds. Because Palm Beach County waste is manually collected, containers weighing more than fifty pounds may not be collected.
Minor home repair waste is accepted, but construction debris is limited to two cubic yards per collection day and must also be containerized following the 50/50 rule: collected in standard 50-gallon cans weighing no more than fifty pounds.
In exchange for the convenience of twice-per-week bulk item collection, Palm Beach residents must allow the things they no longer want or need to end up in the landfill. Even items in usable condition will be disposed of via traditional means, as only appliances, tires and other items mandated by local, state or federal law are recycled. While there are a number of charitable donation centers in the area that would gladly accept usable furniture, household items, toys, clothing and other such goods, few have the resources to provide pick-up service for these items. Because there is a reasonably high demand for these services where they do exist, you may need to prepare to wait days or even weeks for an appointment. When you’re on a tight deadline, this can mean the difference between donating an item and sending it to the landfill on one of your two collection days per week.
A do-it-yourself attitude can get you far in life, but it’s not always ideal when it comes to large-scale waste management. Whether you’re moving, preparing for home projects and renovations, or doing the hard work of closing an estate, few things slow a project more than snags with getting rid of waste. Even moderately sized jobs will require more than one trip to multiple destinations, ensuring usable items are taken to donation centers and everything else is appropriately recycled. If you own a vehicle suited to the task, you’re only on the hook for all the manual labor, fuel and drop-off fees at recycling centers. If not, you’ll also need to add in the cost of rental, insurance and administrative fees.
Hauling heavy furniture or a discarded refrigerator down to the curb, let alone into the back of a truck, is usually easier said than done. Struggling to move these items can have a very high cost when it comes to your safety and comfort, which is why you should consider working with seasoned professionals. In the end, choosing a high-quality rubbish removal service can turn out to be easier on your back and on your conscience than the alternatives.
Choosing the Right Rubbish Removal Service for You
You want to do what’s right for the environment and your community, and large cleaning, organizing or removal projects can present the opportunity to make ethical choices. How many items in your discard pile are still in perfectly usable condition, despite no longer being of use to your specific household? Lightly worn furniture, outdated or outgrown clothing, household goods and toys can all be passed along to charitable donation centers that work to help the less fortunate or to support a worthwhile cause in your area. This keeps them in the community where they can still be of service, but it also keeps them out of the landfill.
At Jiffy Junk, we’re committed to doing what’s right not just for our customers, but for the communities where we live and work. Our trained, experienced removal technicians not only provide the very best in white-glove rubbish removal service anywhere in Palm Beach County; we also focus on providing the most ethical. We’ll separate everything we remove from your home or place of business, making sure no usable item ever finds its way to a landfill. Everything else, we transport to the appropriate recycling facilities, wherever they exist. We place a strong emphasis on minimizing company landfill impact, a lightened burden we’re then able to pass along to our customers.
Full-service removal also means you never have to worry about lugging ungainly, heavy objects all the way down to the curb. We’ll remove items from where they stand, even going so far as to uninstall unwanted appliances and tear out old carpeting before providing the appropriate, most earth-friendly method of disposal available. With a single phone call, you can manage disposal for your entire project. We’ll work with you to find the best solution for your needs, from one-time pickup to ongoing collection over the duration of your project. Contact us today and learn more about how we can help you turn a big junk pile into the easiest item on your project to-do list.