November 23, 2018.
Even the most comfortable mattress eventually becomes less of an oasis for blissful relaxation and more of a burden to be managed. Throwing out a mattress in Austin, TX, can be particularly difficult, as there are few options for disposal. As one of the leading providers of ethical, responsible disposal in the area, we see a lot of different customers in need of mattress removal.
Have you ever wondered who might need help getting rid of old mattresses? Here’s a small sampling of the diverse clients we assist when it comes to furniture, appliance and mattress disposal in the Austin area.
Throwing Out a Mattress: Austin, TX Residential Resources
While we see customers from all walks of life, many of the people who need help throwing out a mattress in Austin, TX, are simple residential clients who just need to get rid of one or two bulky items. Whether you’re replacing a worn mattress or turning an unused guest room into useable space, we strive to provide a more ecologically-sound method of disposal than tossing a mattress onto a garbage truck and hoping for the best.
Austin Resource Recovery does offer bulk item collection for discarded mattresses, but customers are limited to two collection appointments per year. If you’ve already used these, or if you’re working on a project with a tight deadline that can’t be easily accommodated by their appointment structuring, this can leave you in a bit of a pinch. It’s also important to note that mattresses collected by Austin Resource Recovery as part of their bulk collection program will be disposed of at a local landfill. If you’re working to minimize your landfill impact, this may not be the most comfortable solution.
Speaking of the landfill, it is possible for Austin residents to manage their own disposal for mattresses, though you’ll be responsible for transportation and landfill fees. If you don’t have access to a truck and some help with the heavy lifting, you’ll have to consider the added costs of truck rental and insurance, administrative fees, fueling costs and bribing a friend to help. In the end, you’ll spend money and be responsible for the manual labor, only to leave the mattress to take up space in a landfill.
Commercial Clients Who Need Mattress Disposal
Hotels and motels, shelters and short-term vacation homes are all revenue-earning businesses or organizations with all the amenities –and the waste—of a typical household. Mattresses in an Airbnb rental wear out just like the ones in residential properties, and they need to be disposed of quickly to maintain steady occupancy. To further complicate matters, Austin Resource Recovery offers very limited collection for commercial clients.
We at Jiffy Junk pick up mattresses from business clients, working hard to find alternatives to landfill dumping wherever we can. For difficult-to-recycle items like mattresses, we even seek out alternative programs to mitigate environmental impact whenever possible. This means our clients are able to get back to business quickly, without the guilt of sending unwanted items to a landfill, where parts of them never fully biodegrade.
Rental Cleanouts: When Residential and Commercial Jobs Collide
Rental properties, foreclosures and even estate management in preparation for a property sale are all examples of where the “residential” and “commercial” circles overlap in a Venn diagram.
When tenants are evicted or leave a property without removing all their belongings, property owners are left holding the bag for cleanup. Every day you spend cleaning or arranging waste removal is another day you can’t rent or sell the property, which means time really is money in this particular situation.
When you’re trying to get a damaged rental back on the market, getting a trashed foreclosure back in show-ready condition or are overseeing the management of an estate, you don’t have time to become an expert in local waste management guidelines or state, local and federal disposal law.
Trying to coordinate appointments with Austin Resource Recovery or adding “rubbish hauling” to your to-do list can be the proverbial straw to break the camel’s back, particularly when you’re in a time crunch. Being able to make a single phone call to arrange everything from throwing out a lone mattress to cleaning up a hoarding situation can be a valuable resource for people who have financial interests tied up in a residential cleaning project.
Ethical and Eco-Friendly Waste Removal in Austin
At Jiffy Junk, we’re committed to keeping Austin clean, one client at a time. This means more than hauling truckloads of waste to the landfill, though.
Keeping our carbon footprint small and, by extension, those of our customers means focusing on recycling and repurposing, not landfill dumping. Our knowledgeable and dedicated technicians separate everything they collect, diverting usable items to donation centers and recycling everything else they can. Even if we have to seek out nontraditional recycling programs and community-based initiatives, we strive to keep what we collect out of the landfill.
Because we understand the emotional toll a big project can take on a person, we also offer the very best in full-service, white-glove hauling Austin has to offer. We’ll come to your home or place of business to remove anything, no job too large or too small. We’ll remove mattresses, appliances and construction waste, leaving nothing but clean space in our wake. You never have to worry about hauling items down to the curb, sorting waste or packing boxes for donation; we’ll handle everything. Instead of spending weeks coordinating a cleaning project, you can make a single phone call to handle all your waste. This leaves you more time to focus on what matters, with less of a need to worry about the environmental impact.
Let us help you turn a single mattress or a towering junk pile into broom-clean, dust-free space ready for anything you have planned today! Call to learn more about our services, our environmental commitment and how we can help you turn a cleaning project into a stress-free experience.