May 10, 2018.
Do you know how to navigate the legal and ethical implications of large-scale cleaning or remodeling projects? Household waste is easy to manage, but there’s a bit more involved when it comes to junk removal. Queens residents have a lot of options at their disposal, but it’s not always easy to know which is best for your unique project. Should you haul it yourself, work within the existing DSNY framework, or hire professionals?
Weighing Your Waste Management Options
In order to make an informed decision about waste management for a project of any size, you’ll need to understand the upsides and the limitations of popular methods.
It can often feel like the least expensive, albeit the most physically-intensive option, but you can simply haul away waste yourself. You’ll need access to a suitably-sized vehicle, which isn’t altogether common among New Yorkers. Once you’ve rented a truck and paid for insurance and admin costs, you’ll still need to keep the vehicle fueled, pay tolls and pay any processing fees at drop-off locations.
You’ll also need to prepare yourself for some serious research, as local, state and federal laws do apply in a variety of ways when it comes to disposal. Improperly disposing of some items can net you fines, citations and even more serious legal trouble. This means you’ll need to be well-versed in any laws pertaining to the items you’re trying to discard.
If you don’t want the hassle of renting a truck, researching legal requirements and doing all the heavy lifting, you might want to consider DSNY special pickup. They’ll take a variety of bulk items, but there are conditions which must first be met. Anything larger than 4’x3’ will require an appointment, mattresses must be bagged to avoid fines, and appliances must be processed for phased-out coolants.
Home renovation rubble? DSNY will pick up no more than six bundles from residential properties, but only if you did all the work yourself. If you hired anyone over the course of a home improvement or repair project, you’re technically not allowed to avail yourself of DSNY services.
Finding Junk Removal, Queens and All Five Boroughs
What if you want to make the most environmentally-responsible choice while also saving time, energy and perhaps even a bit of money? Professional junk hauling just might be cheaper than you think and is certainly less stressful.
At Jiffy Junk, we provide full white-glove junk removal services to residents of Queens, the rest of the five boroughs, Nassau County and Suffolk County. We’ll come to your home or place of business to remove everything in a single trip; all you have to do is make one phone call. We’ll recycle everything capable of being recycled and drop off any usable items at donation centers to further minimize landfill impact.
We’ll leave your space broom-clean and ready for whatever you have planned. Don’t let your project become a complicated nightmare. Let our trained and experienced technicians make quick work of even the largest cleanout jobs.
Call today: 844-543-3966.