March 17, 2018.
Everyday garbage and household waste are easy to manage, even in a densely populated city. Large pieces of furniture, old appliances and other bulky items are a different story, though. It can be stressful enough to find ethical disposal options when you’re not facing a deadline; what do you do when you’re trying to get rid of big items on a tight schedule?
Limits and Regulations for Trash Collection: NYC Guidelines
From fines and fees to citations and refusal to pick up certain items, there are limits to how much of a large project can be managed through municipal services when it comes to trash collection. NYC is home to a host of rules, laws and regulations pertaining to disposal, and you’ll need to be familiar with some of them if you’re attempting to manage a large disposal project.
If you’re planning to get rid of a mattress, for instance, you’ll first need to make sure it’s properly enclosed in a special bag designed to prevent the spread of bedbugs. DSNY does not supply these bags, so you’ll need to purchase and apply them yourself before putting a mattress out for collection. Failure to do so can result in a fine. Depending on the size of the mattress, you may or may not need to make a special appointment.
Appliances can also be tricky, particularly if they contain any type of coolant. Older appliances using a coolant currently being phased out by the EPA require a special appointment for coolant removal, as it’s an environmentally hazardous material. This doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods if you’re getting rid of a newer model, though. The replacement coolant is highly flammable; if your refrigerator, air conditioner or other coolant-containing appliance bears a flammable warning label, DSNY won’t pick it up at all.
Quick and Easy Bulk Item Disposal
After making multiple calls and inquiries in order to stay compliant with local laws and regulations, you’ll need to get those big items from your space to the curb. They must not impede pedestrian traffic, protrude into the street, or encroach upon a neighboring property. They must be placed out no earlier than 4PM the evening before scheduled pickup, with all pertinent safety measures in place.
Or, you can make a single phone call for full-service hauling on your schedule. Our Jiffy Junk technicians will come to your home or place of business anywhere in the five boroughs, Suffolk or Nassau Counties to remove bulky items for disposal quickly and efficiently. Not only do you get to avoid the heavy lifting and risk of moving large items to the curb yourself, we’ll even leave the space swept clean and free of dust.
At Jiffy Junk, we believe in the importance of protecting the planet for future generations. That’s why we always prioritize donation and recycling over landfill dumping, so we’ll even drop off large items at the donation center of your choice.
Call today: 844-543-3966.