June 9, 2020.
Has there ever been a better time to clear out unwanted clutter? We’re all spending more time at home, which can make it harder to ignore disorganization you normally overlook in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whether you’re taking advantage of this time to get your home in order, doing the hard work of closing a loved one’s estate or preparing for an inopportune but unavoidable move, you probably need assistance with junk removal. Tool and garage messes can be particularly difficult to manage, as they’re typically comprised of heavy, awkward and difficult to dispose of items.
When you’re facing a deadline, self-imposed or a pressing external one, it’s best to have a plan in place for disposal as soon as possible. Piles of discarded and unwanted items present safety hazards, and they also impede productivity. Where do you turn when you need large-scale disposal in the middle of a worldwide pandemic?
Sorting Through Your Palm Beach County Bulk Disposal Options
For most people, the first thing that comes to mind when there’s a need for disposal is municipal waste management. After all, they make quick and tidy work of dealing with weekly household disposal with no up-front costs. For junk removal, tool disposal and furniture management, municipal pickup may not be the best choice for a number of reasons.
Scheduling concerns can’t be overlooked, as changes to Palm Beach County ordinances effectively halved the number of bulk collection days per year for residential customers in October of 2019. Where there were once few restrictions, there are also a host of new guidelines and rules to consider. Now, up to three large items can be placed out at the curb for collection on designated bulk pickup days. While it can be tempting to press your luck, more than three items will prevent municipal collectors from accepting anything you’ve placed out for disposal.
It is possible to contact the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County for excess waste removal, but you must pay additional fees and are still responsible for making sure all those items are at the curb. That means you’re on the hook for not only the additional costs, but also all the heavy lifting and manual labor.
In the end, the vast majority of items collected on bulk disposal days make their way directly to the nearest landfill. Items required by law to be recycled, like appliances and metal, are taken to the appropriate facilities. This is not the case for most of what SWA collects, though. Furniture and household items, even those in perfectly usable condition, are also transported to the landfill because there is simply no infrastructure in place for diverting them to local donation centers. If you’re working to keep your project as green and sustainable as possible, this won’t do at all.
It can be tempting to load everything up and haul it away yourself, but closer examination usually shows this is the least efficient and least cost-effective disposal method. You’ll have to set aside a significant amount of time while investing a substantial amount of physical labor, not to mention the logistical work of coordinating multiple trips to more than one drop-off location. Due to the current health crisis, it’s important to remember that some processing and donation centers are also not open.
This is where you can almost always save time, money and reduce the risk of injury by working with professionals offering sustainable junk removal. Tool clutter, construction and demolition waste are particularly good candidates for professional removal, due to the difficult nature of disposal and general bulkiness.
Saving Time and Money with Pro Junk Hauling: Tool and Construction Waste Edition
It’s not easy to know where to turn for disposal of uncommon items under the best of circumstances, and the current climate is far from an ideal situation. Working with a reputable and dependable private hauler allows you to outsource one of the few tasks on your to-do list that can be managed by someone else. The key is choosing a service provider whose ethical stance aligns with your own.
When our extensively trained and knowledgeable Jiffy Junk disposal technicians come to your home or place of business, we take a different approach to junk removal. Tool and construction waste, household items, furniture and just about any other kind of items you need to dispose of are sorted carefully to ensure sustainable disposal. Anything in usable condition is immediately separated for transportation to charity and donation centers, keeping them out of the landfill and in the community where they can be of help.
Anything that can’t be donated is taken to recycling facilities, diverting as much as possible from landfills. When we’re done, we leave your space free of any dust bunnies and cobwebs so you can get down to business without worrying about more cleaning. N95 breathing protection and gloves are uniform standard for our removal techs, but we also provide full Tyvek suits upon customer request to further ensure your safety. With a hospital-grade, EPA-registered sanitizing solution, we can also disinfect all hard surfaces without chlorine, bleach or corrosive chemicals.
Because we understand that there are times when truly contact-free disposal is necessary, we’ll also work with you to devise a disposal solution which does not require you to open your space or invest a huge amount of time into sorting waste and lugging it up to the curb. Best of all, we work on your schedule and we do it with a single phone call. No more working around the schedule of the Solid Waste Authority, or worrying if a misunderstanding can leave all your waste sitting at the curb.
Contact us today to learn more about the way we’re handling white-glove junk removal during this trying time, and how we can help you to streamline your project for peak efficiency. Together, we can make this a productive time, no matter how unsettling everything may feel.