August 16, 2019.
Getting rid of everyday household waste is as easy as rolling a bin down to the curb each week, but what do you do with waste of the outdoor variety? It’s not always so straightforward to manage lawn and garden junk; removal can be even more complicated if it was left behind by a landscaping service or lawn care provider in Broward County. No one wants to spend time, labor, effort or money to make sure their grounds look their best only to have the effect marred by piled-up debris. Learn more about your options for Broward County lawn waste management so you can make an informed, stress-free decision.
Why Is Lawn and Garden Junk Removal More Complicated in Broward County?
Once per month, Broward County municipal waste management services provide free pickup of bulk waste to all residential customers based upon a set collection schedule. During these special collection days, residents are urged to place items like furniture, appliances, carpeting and padding, fencing, lumber, metal poles and some lawn waste out for collection. Because these days are designated for disposal of items too large to fit inside trash carts, all items must be arranged neatly at the curb before 7am on your scheduled collection day. Rugs, carpeting, padding, fencing and similar items must be rolled and tied securely for the safety of collection technicians.
In addition to household items, furniture and appliances, residents may also place tree trimmings, branches, palm fronds and fallen tree limbs, and other lawn and garden waste out for collection. There are, however, some restrictions in place on these items that you should be aware of before settling upon municipal services as your disposal option of choice.
Materials, waste and debris generated by commercial activity, including hired landscaping, lawn and gardening services, are not accepted by municipal haulers, nor is “excessive matter” generated by land clearing or development.
The placement of your discarded lawn waste is important as well if you’re planning to rely upon your one chance each month to potentially take advantage of bulk collection day. Items must not be placed near fire hydrants, mailboxes, utility poles, fences, parked vehicles or cable boxes. Should you also choose to place household items, like furniture or appliances, out for bulk collection, you should also remember that municipal haulers will not move unacceptable items to collect those they deem acceptable, which means anything placed out by mistake that obstructs other items will immediately prevent their collection as well. Any uncollected items must then be removed from the curb no more than twelve hours after scheduled collection windows end.
The Challenges of Municipal Bulk Collection
In order to take advantage of municipal bulk collection services, you must first be able to haul everything down to the curb. This may not be so difficult when you’re dealing with small trimmings and minor debris, but large tree limbs or trunks are a different story. Straining and struggling to move extremely heavy items to the curb isn’t just a strenuous workout; it can also mean flirting with disaster. Why run the risk of injury for the sake of wrestling a tree trunk down to the curb in time for monthly bulk collection when there’s a chance it may not be collected if your municipal collection technician thinks it could be the result of a commercial tree service removal?
There’s also timing to consider. Once-monthly collection means you must either coordinate your landscaping schedule with the county bulk collection calendar or allow debris to collect for the better part of a month before it can be removed. Working so hard to boost curb appeal while making your lawn the envy of the neighborhood only to sully the view with piled organic detritus seems counterproductive, but it’s not your only option.
Waste Management for the Home, Lawn and Garden: Junk Removal for All Areas
Finding an ethical, efficient and stress-free way to get rid of things you no longer want shouldn’t be a challenge, whether those things are unwanted furniture or debris from the lawn and garden. Junk removal service providers who collect a broad range of waste while working hard to minimize environmental impact do exist, even in Broward County.
At Jiffy Junk, we’re deeply committed to protecting the planet for future generations. We’re also invested in working to minimize our landfill impact on a local level, particularly because Monarch Hill Renewable Energy Park is better known as “Mount Trashmore” among the locals and it is rapidly nearing capacity. Anything that can be diverted from the landfill should be, and we take this responsibility seriously.
Our trained and knowledgeable collection technicians will come to your home or place of business to remove just about anything you can think of, from lawn and garden waste to appliances and furniture. We’ll even tear up any old carpeting you plan to discard, uninstall those appliances and do all the heavy lifting for you. This means you never have to worry about how to get heavy limbs, logs and other debris down to the curb or find the time to sort everything you need to discard and ensure it’s all disposed of sustainably. We do all the heavy lifting, and we do all of the legwork when it comes to finding greener disposal solutions.
When we remove furniture or household items, we ensure anything in usable condition is taken to charitable donation centers, not the landfill. For everything else, we seek out recycling solutions or even community-based initiatives aimed at repurposing, salvaging or otherwise diverting waste from landfills. When you work with Jiffy Junk, you’re able to find a rapid, reliable disposal solution you can count on while also feeling good about your choices. When we clear indoor spaces, we’ll leave them swept clean and free of dust bunnies, so your space is as clean as your conscience and ready for anything that comes next. Call today and let us take the stress out of your home overhaul, indoors and out.