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Is Broward County In-Home Junk Removal Safe in the Age of COVID-19?

April 10, 2020.

As a global pandemic upends daily life, it’s not always easy to know what is and is not safe. With up to four billion people across the globe under some kind of movement restrictions, just figuring out how to keep yourself compliant with guidelines can be a challenge. Spending all your time at home isn’t easy, but it does give you an opportunity to finally finish up projects you’ve been putting off around the house. When you clear out a space, what are you supposed to do with the things you’ve decided to discard? Can you turn to in-home junk removal services?

The answer, like so many others, isn’t always so cut and dried. It truly does depend on the service providers or disposal methods you choose. Learn a bit more about large-scale Broward County disposal, and get the background information you need to make the safest, most ethical and most efficient choice.

Broward County In-Home Junk Removal Options

When you start examining bulk disposal options, it’s only reasonable that municipal services would seem like the most logical choice. After all, you’re able to easily manage household waste without giving it much more thought than putting items into curbside bins and making sure they’re in place at the right time each week. When it comes to large-scale disposal, though, things are a bit different.

First of all, Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Service only provides bulk disposal once each month. This means you’ll immediately have to consider the timing of your project, as you don’t want to have towering waste piles waiting around for the next pickup day. You’ll also need to consider what you plan to dispose of, because there are strict limitations in place for municipal collection. For instance, no waste or debris resulting from any commercial activity can be placed out for bulk pickup. This includes any lawn and garden debris from professional landscapers.

You’ll also want to give some thought to where your items will end up when it’s all said and done. With the exception of items required by state, local and federal law, most of what’s collected each month for bulk pickup will make its way to the local landfill. Considering the Monarch Hill Renewable Energy Park has the long-held nickname “Mount Trashmore,” and is one of the highest manmade peaks in the state, it’s wise to consider your impact. Even items in usable condition, like furniture and household goods, will make their way to this rapidly filling landfill.

It’s also important to note that Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services does not provide full-service, in-home junk removal. All items must be moved to the curb for pickup, even heavy and ungainly ones you may struggle to get out of the house safely. When you need full service, you’ll have to look to private haulers. With social distancing guidelines due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it’s absolutely vital to choose a service provider who understands not only the importance of ethical disposal, but the crucial nature of taking proper health precautions.

The Safer Path to In-Home Junk Removal

While anyone with a truck can take away things you no longer want or need, not all service providers can truthfully say they place the highest importance on the health of their customers and of the planet.

At Jiffy Junk, we understand the unique situation many Broward County residents find themselves in, as stay-at-home orders create a great opportunity for spring cleaning, but few options to safely bring in professionals. For this reason, we’ve expanded our service menu and changed the way we provide in-home junk removal. All our experienced, extensively-trained removal technicians wear N95 masks and gloves, with full Tyvek suits available upon customer request. We now offer hospital-grade sanitation with an FDA-approved, no-rinse solution that can help you disinfect your home, as well.

For in-home junk removal services, we’ll do all the heavy lifting. Heavy furniture can be left where it sits, we’ll uninstall old appliances and even tear out flooring for disposal. Our protective gear works to keep you and our removal techs safe, so you can outsource the heavy lifting with peace of mind.

Service options also include a completely contact-free system. We’ll provide a quote and process a credit card payment over the phone, then remove items from anywhere on your property that’s convenient for you. Because we understand that even protected contact can be unsettling for many, we also make it easy to leave unsorted castoffs outside the door.

Protecting our customers and our professionals is the highest priority, but we also focus on doing our part to protect the environment. When we remove items from our clients’ homes and places of business, we’re always working to sort any usable items for delivery to donation centers, not the landfill. Anything we can’t donate, we seek out sustainable disposal solutions that do not include landfill dumping, whenever remotely possible.

Our emphasis on ethical disposal means you can enjoy your newly-clear space with a clean conscience to match, all on your schedule. There’s no need to wait up to a full month to access disposal, or to become an expert in the many rules and regulations governing municipal bulk collection. We simplify disposal while minimizing the environmental impact of your project. Because we make it easy to completely outsource an entire aspect of your cleaning project, our services allow you to maintain a more efficient timeline. When you’re free to give the hard stuff your undivided attention, you’re able to speed the process tremendously.

To learn more about our healthier, more ethical approach to in-home junk removal, contact us today. With a single phone call, we can help you make the most of this time at home while creating a cleaner, more relaxing environment to shelter in place. Together, we can help your home become a true refuge in unsettling times, all with a focus on your needs and those of the community.

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