December 3, 2017.
Are you weighing the pros and cons of professional junk removal services for your project? Cleaning out a basement, clearing an estate or trying to get organized can be big tasks and they often generate equally large piles for disposal. You may think working with a professional simply isn’t in the budget, but this may not be the case. If you take a step back to look at the big picture, you could find it’s possible to spend less, while doing less work and getting better results.
Breaking Down the Cost of DIY Junk Removal
You’ve gone through the space to be cleared and you’ve sorted everything you want to get rid of into three piles: things you should recycle, things you should donate, and things you’ll discard completely.
If you have access to a truck, hauling these items to their various destinations may seem like the more economical choice. What you may not realize before you get started, though, is how many different drop-off locations you may be visiting before the job is complete. Recycling alone may require two or three facilities, depending on the items you have. Since different donation centers have different rules about what they’ll accept, you should factor in at least two or three separate trips to different centers. This is, of course, assuming you can fit everything bound for each location into a single load. With larger jobs, the number of trips rises exponentially.
If you don’t have access to a truck, you’ll have to rent one. This means you’ll need to add the cost of rental on top of the existing fuel costs and the time investment. Stretched over a dozen trips, a large cleanout project could easily take weeks to manage around your busy schedule. If you opt to take a day off work, lost pay becomes an additional expense. Suddenly, your DIY project is a costly time-sink.
Another thing you should consider is the legal implications of disposal, since there are state, federal and local laws governing what can be tossed into a landfill, and what must be treated separately. Running afoul of the law will certainly add to your cost burden in the form of fines and fees.
The Perks of Pro Junk Removal Services
You don’t have weeks to invest in clearing out your space and you don’t want to incur truck rental fees for days on end. There’s also a significant amount of physical wear and tear you should expect; hauling several truck loads to numerous locations is exhausting, to say the least.
For clients in Nassau or Suffolk Counties, along with NYC and all five boroughs, large-scale disposal is easy. Our Jiffy Junk technicians will drop off your unwanted items and debris in the appropriate locations, making sure to minimize landfill impact along the way. We always prioritize donation and recycling over landfill dumping because we’re committed to environmentally responsible and ethical choices. Make quick work of your large project. Let us help!
Call today: 844-543-3966.