May 12, 2020.
Relocating can be a stressful experience under the most ideal circumstances. As a public health crisis rages on with spotty re-openings of public-facing businesses, current circumstances are far from ideal. Still, life doesn’t wait for the most convenient time; if you’re looking for reliable moving and junk removal help, you may not know where to turn.
After all, there’s more to moving than packing up and heading for the next home base. Chances are, you’re holding on to a lot of unwanted, unneeded or even unusable items you’d prefer not to carry with you to your new home. Moving companies can pack and transport your items, but they don’t handle disposal. Municipal bulk removal may suit your needs if there’s relatively little to dispose of, but restrictions, limitations and scheduling issues can make this a less than perfect solution, too.
Fortunately, there are other options. Armed with a bit of basic information about large-scale disposal in Broward County, you’re able to choose the solution best suited to the individual needs of your unique situation.
Understanding Your Broward County Moving and Junk Removal Options
If you’re like most people, your first thought when faced with a need for large-scale disposal is the same municipal service you rely on for home waste management. While the Solid Waste and Recycling Services of Broward County does provide bulk removal, the schedule isn’t quite as convenient as weekly pickup. Instead, these services are provided only once per month and come with a host of restrictions.
Since moving dates tend to be set in stone, you rarely have the flexibility of waiting for a single pickup day scheduled by municipal waste management each month. Missing your target date because you’re waiting to be able to get rid of assorted junk and unwanted items can mean sacrificing a deposit, incurring an extra month of rent or running into difficulty with the sale of a property. You simply can’t jeopardize your moving timeline for the sake of county-managed disposal, even during a pandemic.
Should you find yourself in the fortunate position of being able to take advantage of a once-monthly opportunity without risking a missed deadline, there may still be other reasons to think twice. This especially holds true if you’re determined to minimize your environmental impact. While it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect the planet for future generations, municipal disposal is far from green. With the exception of appliances, metal items and other items required by law to be recycled, much of what’s collected by Solid Waste and Recycling Services of Broward County ends up in the landfill. Even furniture, household items and other donatable goods in usable condition wind up in the dump, because there is just no infrastructure in place to divert them to area donation centers.
You could take the initiative to haul those items to charitable organizations yourself, but you’ll need more than just a truck to get the job done. You’ll also have to be prepared to plot an efficient route to more than one location, from recycling to donation centers, likely making several stops along the way. This can easily consume multiple days of time you should be spending preparing to move, not chasing down sustainable disposal options. While you’re handling waste that could easily be outsourced, you’ll also be missing out on to-do list items no one but you can properly handle. That is, of course, assuming you’re even able to access many of those locations in the age of social distancing and shuttered service locations.
What if there were a way you could focus on moving, and junk removal was all handled while you work on more pressing items? With the right private hauling service, you can devote your time and energy to the things you can’t outsource with peace of mind when it comes to the economic and ecological impact.
Simplifying Moving and Junk Removal Once and For All
Even in uncertain and unsettling times, Jiffy Junk provides the very best in white-glove, full-service removal. We’ve put systems in place to minimize landfill impact, maximize assistance to neighbors in need and to help you make quick work of even the biggest projects.
When our extensively trained and highly knowledgeable removal technicians come to your home or place of business before a big move, we take a different approach to disposal. First, we separate any items in usable condition for transportation to area donation centers. This helps us keep those items out of the landfill and in the community where those who need them most have the best access. Anything we can’t donate, we seek out disposal solutions which do not include landfill dumping, whenever possible. We work hard to pass a smaller footprint and a clearer conscience along to all of our clients. Because we take safety and peace of mind seriously, we’ve changed the way we approach removal in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We still provide full-service removal, from tearing out old carpeting and uninstalling unwanted appliances to removing even the heaviest pieces of furniture. You don’t have to worry about dragging ungainly items down to the curb or risking your back to manhandle an enormous old sofa. You also don’t have to worry about unsafe exposure, because N95 masks and gloves are uniform standard for all removal technicians. We can also show up in full Tyvek suits upon request, or provide a truly contact-free removal solution if necessary.
Quotes can be provided and payments processed over the phone, and we can remove items from any designated spot on your property in the name of social distancing. Don’t worry about separating items, just pile it up and let us do the rest. Need hospital-grade sanitization services? We use an EPA-registered, no-rinse sanitizing solution, free of chlorine, bleach and corrosive compounds, capable of disinfecting non-porous surfaces throughout your space. Best of all, we’re able to handle these needs on your schedule, not one chosen by the waste management officials of Broward County.
With a single phone call, we can help you streamline a move by getting rid of everything you don’t want to carry along to your brand-new space. Contact us today to learn more about our dedication to environmental best practices, our commitment to customer service and all the ways we’re here to help make disposal a stress-free experience.