June 7, 2019.
Everyone wants to do their part to protect the environment, but it’s easy to waver in your convictions when you’re staring down an enormous pile of junk. Fortunately, there are ways to ethically and responsibly handle unwanted household items, furniture and assorted detritus.
Broward County Options for Bulk Waste Disposal
In order to make an informed decision for waste removal on a larger scale, you must first have a basic understanding of all your options.
Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services does offer bulk pickup once per month, in addition to regular household waste pickup. On your scheduled bulk collection day, you can place furniture, household goods, appliances, carpets and carpet padding, along with some lawn and garden waste on the curb for pickup.
Tree trimmings, branches, and palm fronds will be collected if they are placed in a neat and orderly manner at the curb, but it’s important to note that “excessive matter or debris resulting from land clearing and/or land development” is not acceptable. Lumber and metal poles are accepted, but not construction and demolition debris, nor any materials generated by commercial services, including landscaping or hired lawn maintenance.
Automotive parts, tires larger than those from a passenger vehicle, tires still mounted on rims, hazardous waste, oil and household chemicals are also not collected by Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Service crews.
Appliances, tires and other items mandated by local, state and federal laws are recycled as required. Other items, including household goods and furniture in usable condition, will be taken to the local landfill. Considering that the sheer size of waste piles at Monarch Hill have led locals to nickname the facility “Mount Trashmore,” it’s safe to say any waste which can be diverted should be, on principle alone.
Life rarely cooperates with municipal schedules, so you may find this a challenging option if you’re dealing with deadlines or tight schedules. Whether you’re clearing away things you no longer want before a big move, working to manage and close the estate of a loved one, or just trying to finish a remodeling project as quickly as possible, few things derail a big project faster than a lack of adequate waste management. Waiting for the one day municipal crews collect bulk waste each month isn’t always feasible, especially when there are such strict limitations on what can and will be collected.
It can be tempting, in the face of looming deadlines and tight restrictions, to simply load all your unwanted waste up for hauling away yourself. Do-it-yourself removal can seem like the fastest and most efficient option, until you start to consider all the hidden costs.
If you have access to a truck suitable for hauling away all the things you no longer want or need, managing waste on your own is a matter of plotting out the most efficient routes possible. Most large projects generate a wide variety of waste types, which usually means visiting different recycling centers to drop off the appropriate waste. Recycling centers and dumping facilities generally charge processing fees at the time of drop-off, not to mention the fuel cost of making more than one trip to multiple locations. Items that are still in serviceable condition should, of course, be taken to local charitable donation centers so they can stay in the community doing some good, rather than contributing to the towering landfill. Being conscientious adds more trips to your itinerary, which requires more fuel and more labor, assuming you don’t have to rent a truck. If so, you’ll need to add up rental and administrative fees, insurance costs and any other expenses incurred as part of the rental process.
The third option, and often the most efficient, is to work with a private hauler who understands the importance of also being a good citizen. Together, you’re able to ensure as little as possible ends up in the landfill and the work is done as quickly as possible.
Why You Should Consider Private Junk Hauling Services
While there are plenty of private waste management companies offering junk hauling services to the people of Broward County, not all are created equal. Just about anyone with a truck can come to your property to remove things you don’t want, but where do those things end up when the truck drives away? While there are private haulers out there who care about their environmental impact, there are also those who do the bare minimum required to stay on the right side of the law when it comes to recycling and donation drop-off as part of large-scale waste removal.
At Jiffy Junk, we share your commitment to doing what’s right for not just the local community, but for the planet as a whole. For this reason, our experienced and professional removal technicians work hard to provide the very best in full-service, white-glove junk removal with a focus on being good neighbors. We use landfill resources as a very last resort, focusing our energy on finding more ethical solutions for even the toughest waste.
Everything we remove from your home, rental property or place of business is separated, with all usable items heading to local donation centers. Everything else, we work hard to find sustainable disposal options for without relying upon the local landfill. We strive to minimize our landfill impact at every opportunity, effectively passing along a smaller footprint to each and every one of our clients.
Best of all, we understand the value of your time. We’ll take care of your waste on your schedule, even handling all the manual labor. When you work with Jiffy Junk at Broward County, you never have to shoulder the burden of hauling heavy appliances, ungainly furniture and unwieldy packages down to the curb for municipal pickup. In fact, our technicians will even uninstall appliances and tear up the old carpeting you want to get rid of, so you don’t have to worry about the physical demands of a cleaning project.
Contact us today to learn more about Jiffy Junk services!