January 7, 2020.
Large-scale cleaning and organizing jobs mean large-scale disposal, options for which can be relatively limited for residents of unincorporated Palm Beach County. Changes to municipal bulk disposal regulations can make it particularly difficult if you need express junk removal. When you’re dealing with a large discard pile and a small window of opportunity, it’s important to make a reasonable plan for waste management that takes time constraints into consideration. Deadlines, self-imposed or otherwise, make it necessary to ensure your entire project to-do list is managed appropriately; waste management is only a single aspect of a much larger project.
Perhaps you’re doing the emotionally and physically demanding work of closing a loved one’s estate, hoarding mitigation or just trying to reclaim space in a spare bedroom. No matter what your end goal, the truth remains that there are likely to be a number of tasks that must be completed along the way. Many of these tasks must be overseen or directly handled by you, but waste management isn’t always one of them. Understanding how you can streamline the process while creating a more efficient, cost-effective system can help to simplify your entire project for a less stressful, more rewarding experience overall.
Understanding Your Palm Beach County Large Trash Pickup Options
Until October of 2019, residents of unincorporated Palm Beach County were able to place an almost unlimited amount of bulk waste out for collection twice each week. Sweeping changes to county ordinances cut the number of collection days each year in half, and limited the number of bulky items residents can place out on each collection day to no more than three.
Debris from small home repairs will be collected, but this debris must be containerized for ease of pickup and those containers must not exceed 50 pounds. Total debris from home repairs must not exceed 2 cubic yards; lawn and garden waste must not exceed 6 cubic yards in total. Waste exceeding these limits will only be collected if residents first schedule extra waste disposal, with an attached fee per additional cubic yard of waste. There are exceptions available in the event of hurricanes or other natural disasters.
The wording of county ordinances allows the Solid Waste Authority and/or codes enforcement to levy fines and penalties against residents breaking the rules without special exceptions. These residents will be acting unlawfully under the ordinance, with each day of violation constituting a separate offense. The potential for fines and penalties aren’t the only concern, though.
For Earth-conscious citizens, maintaining a small environmental impact is vital. Unfortunately, a significant portion of the waste collected on bulk disposal days will find its way to the landfill or the incinerator. Even furniture and household goods in working, usable condition will likely end up meeting an ignominious and unsustainable end. This means that working with municipal services comes with a host of restrictions, the potential for fines and penalties and a guilty conscience, too. Not to mention, you’re on the hook for all the heavy lifting. In order to avail yourself of municipal services, you must haul items down to the curb no earlier than 3PM on the day before collection.
You can manage disposal yourself, but you’ll be responsible for more than just the transportation. You’ll have to work out the logistics of multiple routes to more than one location for donation, recycling and ethical disposal. This means taking time away from your worksite, and all the things that no one else is capable of managing. When it’s all said and done, you could find yourself investing far more time and money than if you’d worked with an ethical private hauler and focused your energy on other tasks.
More sustainable disposal options do exist, and they don’t all require you to do the work of hauling your own items to donation and recycling centers yourself. It’s possible to work with private haulers who share your commitment to more ethical disposal, while also outsourcing one of the few things on your to-do list you don’t have to oversee yourself.
The Ethical Route to Express Junk Removal
When you need to find the most direct and sustainable route to express junk removal, your best option is almost always to work with a private hauler who specializes in greener bulk disposal.
At Jiffy Junk, we’ve built our business around providing not only the very best in full-service white glove hauling to the people of Palm Beach County, but also the most conscientious. Our trained and experienced removal technicians come to your home or place of business to remove just about anything you no longer need or want, no questions asked and no volume restrictions. Whether you need one-time pickup for a few pieces of furniture and an assortment of debris or repeat service for the most expansive jobs, we’re here to help.
Our collection techs separate everything they remove, ensuring furniture, household goods and other items in usable condition are transported not to the nearest landfill, but to local donation centers. This allows us to keep items in the community, where they can be of help, rather than burdening landfills or incinerating usable goods. For everything else, we seek out recycling and sustainable disposal solutions to mitigate the environmental impact of our work and your cleaning or organizing projects. Together, we’re able to minimize our footprints and maximize clean space.
White glove service means we do all the heavy lifting. Not only are you not expected to haul heavy items down to the curb; we’ll even uninstall unwanted appliances and tear out unwanted carpeting marked for disposal. You don’t have to lift a finger when it comes to disposal, leaving you free to manage everything else on site. We leave your space swept clean and free of dust bunnies, ready for whatever comes next. Best of all, we do it on your schedule with your deadlines in mind. There’s no need to worry about municipal calendars and timelines; we’ve got you covered.