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Managing Large Item Trash Pick Up

May 24, 2018.

Do you have a big discard pile and no time for a big hassle? Figuring out how and where to secure large item trash pick up can feel like a difficult task, especially when you’re not familiar with all the rules, guidelines and laws on the local, state and federal level.

Whether you’re cleaning out an estate or just trying to reclaim valuable space in a basement, getting bulky items you no longer want out of the way is often the most complicated item on the project to-do list. Used furniture is often difficult to sell unless you’re dealing with valuable antiques. Appliances must be handled with care to avoid both legal and environmental hazards. You’re also likely to generate a large amount of relatively small items, which means valuable time in sorting and management.

So, what’s the best way to get big messes squared away quickly? The answer is heavily dependent upon your timeline and unique needs.

Weighing Your Bulk Trash Options

Do-it-yourself hauling often seems like the most direct and least expensive course of action, but there are some things you should consider before taking this route.

Unless you have access to a large vehicle, you’ll immediately incur rental, insurance and administrative fees. These are all before you even consider fueling expenses, toll costs and processing fees at drop-off locations. Heavy items will likely require some help to load and unload safely, but there is still some risk of injury. You’ll also need to be prepared to make several trips to many different locations to comply with all applicable disposal laws. Some legal dumping sites aren’t even accessible to the average citizen, which can further complicate matters.

Donation is a great way to get usable items you no longer want out of your way, while still benefitting the greater community. Few donation centers offer pick up services, so you will still need to secure transportation and loading help for large items.

Your municipal waste management department almost certainly offers specialized pick up programs, but typically only by appointment and after meeting a long list of conditions. You’ll need to research the rules and regulations in advance to avoid fines or citations. Because these services are often offered only by appointment, you may run into snags if you’re on a tight schedule.

The Benefits of Private Large Item Trash Pick Up

Hiring professional waste haulers can feel like an extravagant choice, but it may be less expensive than renting vehicles, paying for the costs of running those vehicles and processing fees. Add the potential for fines and other legal trouble and it’s even more cost-effective.

At Jiffy Junk, we offer full white-glove service you can count on to residential and commercial clients throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County and the five boroughs. We’ll separate usable items and drop them off at charity donation centers, then recycle everything we can in a concerted effort to minimize landfill impact. We’ll even leave your space broom clean and ready for whatever you have planned, all as part of our commitment to service excellence.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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