November 30, 2017.
Do you have large items to dispose of with no clear plan for removal? If you’ve attempted to schedule bulk disposal through your municipal waste management service, you’ve likely discovered how complicated it can be to navigate existing systems. Depending on where you live and how your weekly pickup is managed, you’ll probably need to adhere to several guidelines and rules. You may also have to schedule an appointment for large items to be picked up, then make sure they’re prepared in accordance with those rules.
In the end, the free pickup offered by your municipal waste pickup service may come at a higher cost than you realize.
Weighing Your Bulky Item Pickup Options
If you’re not willing to navigate the red tape of municipal pickup, you have a few other options. First, if you have access to a truck, you may be able to manage on your own. You’ll have to find the appropriate drop-off location, which will vary depending on the items. You may be required by law to recycle some items, while others can legally be taken to a landfill. Of course, you want to make the most environmentally responsible choice. How do you find green disposal locations for items you can’t recycle?
What if the items in question aren’t actually trash, they’re just no longer of use to you? If there’s still life left in an older piece of furniture or an appliance, you may be able to donate it to charitable causes. Beware that if you’re dealing with anything containing refrigerant manufactured before 2010, you may not be able to sell or even donate the item due to EPA laws designed to phase out an ozone-depleting refrigerant. Upholstered furniture may only be accepted by certain donation centers and doesn’t typically sell well due to bedbug risks and other hygienic concerns.
Another option, and likely the most efficient, is to work with professional junk haulers. With one phone call, you can make quick work of bulky item pickup. No posting ads, seeking out donation centers or negotiating with municipal services.
The Ease and Efficiency of Professional Pickup
When you hire private pickup through professionals, you’ll reap benefits that often justify the associated costs. Instead of researching the items you need to dispose of, making sure you’re in full compliance with laws and pickup guidelines before leaving them at the curb, and waiting for municipal pickup, why not consider a more efficient route?
At Jiffy Junk, we’re committed to protecting the environment while serving our customers in all five boroughs, along with Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We’ll come to your home or place of business to collect bulk items and we’ll dispose of them responsibly. We place the highest priority on minimizing landfill impact, so we’ll ensure your items are donated or recycled whenever possible. There’s no need to wrestle large items down to the curb because our technicians will remove items for you. We’ll even leave your space swept clean as part of our white-glove service.
Call today: 844-543-3966.