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When NYC Garbage Pickup Isn’t Enough

April 8, 2018.

If you’re like most people, you rarely give waste management a second thought. You collect your household waste and deposit it into the appropriate bin for removal and never think about it again. That is, until you need to dispose of something a bit too large to fit in your average curbside bin.

Refrigerators, mattresses, electronics and other appliances have one thing in common: they’re difficult to manage when they no longer work or are no longer needed. Serviceable items may be suitable for donation, but you may be restricted in what you can sell or give away due to laws about coolant phaseouts and changes to environmental practices.

If you’re in a major city like New York, things are further complicated. Mattresses must be handled in accordance with strict legal guidelines to minimize the spread of bedbugs. Furniture and appliances can be collected by special appointment, but there are rules governing how and where they can be set out for collection.

When NYC garbage pickup won’t quite meet your needs, don’t despair. There are more options for disposal than just those offered by DSNY special pickup programs.

NYC, Garbage Pickup and Bulk Items

DSNY handles garbage pickup on very specific terms: residential household waste. Commercial properties must secure private pickup, and even residential waste must meet certain parameters. Electronic devices, for instance, must be processed at special facilities and cannot legally be tossed into a garbage can.

When you make an appointment for specialized pickup, be prepared to wait days or even weeks for the next available pickup date. Depending on the type of waste you’re trying to remove, you may be given special criteria you must meet to have your item picked up. Failure to comply can result in not only a missed pickup but also fines and citations.

For projects with a hard deadline, like moving or clearing an estate, simply working within the DSNY framework can end up costing money. Delayed pickup can mean delays in finishing altogether, which can lead to extra rental fees or lost income from rental spaces. When you need quick and efficient waste removal at a fair price on your terms, it’s time to start exploring private options.

Choosing a Large Item Disposal Solution

You don’t have time to become an expert in New York disposal law and navigate the bureaucratic framework of DSNY while still getting your project finished. With one phone call, you can get rid of all your waste in one fell swoop.

Our trained and experienced Jiffy Junk technicians take pride in providing the very best in white glove service to commercial and residential clients alike, throughout all five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We’ll drop off your donation items to the charity center of your choice, make sure everything goes to the right recycling center and work diligently to minimize landfill impact, all while leaving your space swept clean and dust-free. NYC garbage collection might let you down, but we’ll still do all your heavy lifting.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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