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Why Furniture & Trash Pick Up Is a Great Business

October 9, 2018.

When you think of dream jobs, removal of furniture, trash pick up and hauling probably aren’t at the top of your list. While it may not seem like the most glamorous occupation, there are several reasons why we love working in this industry.

From making an impact on the lives of real people in our communities to minimizing our impact on the environment, there’s no shortage of feel-good, fulfilling opportunities in specialty trash and furniture removal.

How Furniture & Trash Pick Up Services Make a Real Difference

There are so many ways our experienced and professional technicians provide a valuable and impactful service. From doing our part when it comes to good environmental stewardship to making our customers’ lives easier in one way or another, we provide more than just waste removal.

  • Hoarding Remediation–Few things are as complicated and emotionally difficult as a hoarding situation. Whether you’re working on behalf of a loved one to reclaim space after years of hoarding or you’re taking control of your own situation, we provide the very best in white-glove service without judgment. Our environmentally-friendly approach to disposal and hauling also means we can have a big impact on your space while minimizing our impact on the planet.
  • Estate Clean Outs–We collect a lot over the course of a lifetime, much of which is left for our loved ones to manage one day. When we work with estate clean-out clients, we know we’re meeting them during a difficult and painful time, so we strive to provide thorough, high-quality service with respect and sensitivity. The practical aspects of sorting an estate should never be more painful than the loss you’ve suffered, especially when it comes to managing the removal of belongings. Knowing we can help to simplify even a single aspect of such a difficult time is rewarding in and of itself.
  • Eviction and Foreclosure Cleaning–Losing a home is a traumatic event. When people find themselves in these situations, they also tend to have few incentives for leaving a property in good condition on their way out the door. Rubble from property damage, discarded and unwanted belongings, and left-behind garbage are just a few of the things we’ll take away when helping property owners through the process of eviction or foreclosure cleaning.
  • Stress and Strain Removal–Garbage, waste and unwanted belongings aren’t the only things we can remove over the course of a project. We’re also able to eliminate the stress and anxiety of dealing with waste, whether you’re just purging the garage or trying to clean up after a big storm, a big remodel, or a total renovation. In today’s world, it seems like no one has enough time on their hands. When we come out to help you manage the trash removal portion of a big cleaning project, we’re able to do in moments what could take you several days. Our clients never have to worry about missing project deadlines or going over schedule due to poor waste management.

Keeping Our Neighborhoods and Our Environment Clean

There’s no telling what the future holds, but at least for now, humanity only has one planet on which to live. As environmental issues become more and more pressing, it’s rewarding to work within a progressive and responsible section of the waste management industry.

The Jiffy Junk approach to removing furniture, trash pick up and general waste management focuses on making sure our communities and our business practices are clean and clear. When we come to your home or commercial property to provide any kind of removal services, we’ll separate the waste for you to ensure all items in usable condition are donated to charitable organizations in the area to give them new life while providing a hand up to members of the community in need.

Anything we can’t donate, we work hard to find existing recycling programs for. We typically go farther and arrange sustainable disposal options for items that even municipal waste management doesn’t recycle in some areas. The more we’re able to recycle, the less we leave in a landfill for future generations to manage.

Best of all, we’re able to provide ecologically- and socially-conscious disposal that doesn’t require any heavy lifting, special arrangements or multiple trips with a pickup truck to accomplish. We just come to wherever you are, get rid of what you don’t want, and invest our own time into separation, sorting and disposal. In the end, it can be more cost effective than free municipal pick up programs.

For example, your local sanitation department likely provides some type of special program for dealing with discarded refrigerators due to tricky EPA guidelines and the demands of state, local and federal laws. Any coolant-containing appliances purchased before 2010 likely contain a coolant which has since been targeted for phase-out by the Environmental Protection Agency and must be processed carefully so the coolant can be removed without releasing chemicals known to damage the ozone layer. Only then can the appliance be taken to the appropriate recycling center.

Special pick up programs almost always require you to make an appointment days or even weeks in advance, then make sure the heavy and cumbersome appliance is placed at the curb for coolant collection. Before leaving the appliance for collection and recycling, you’ll likely be expected to remove doors, locking mechanisms and other safety risks as per community guidelines. That’s a lot of heavy lifting and advance planning to get rid of a single appliance; what do you do when you have a house full of large items? It’s not hard to see how quickly a project can spiral out of control.

We give you all the control when you work with us for waste removal. One phone call makes quick work of anything you have, from broken appliances to old furniture and even storm debris or construction waste. We’re able to keep things as stress-free as possible for our customers while protecting our own little corners of the planet every way we can. For Jiffy Junk pros, furniture and trash pick up is always a great line of work.

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