May 9, 2018.
When you’re staring down an enormous pile of things you no longer want or need in your space, getting rid of it all can feel like an insurmountable task. If you want to be a law-abiding and ecologically-responsible citizen, you can’t just send it all to the same landfill. You also want to keep costs as low as possible. Whether you’re in the middle of a large-scale residential hoarding cleanup or are clearing a commercial space, spending more than you must is no one’s idea of a good time.
Before you settle on a disposal method for your project, it’s a good idea to consider the costs, hidden and up-front, associated with each of the most popular options to better understand true rubbish removal prices across the board.
Hidden Rubbish Removal Prices of Doing It Yourself
While it would certainly simplify the process of rubbish disposal to haul it all away to one location, there are some logistical and ethical problems with such a method.
Ideally, you’ll be donating any usable items to keep them out of landfills while supporting people or organizations in need in your area. Then you’ll need to separate all the recyclable items from those that can’t be recycled to further minimize your landfill impact. Local, state and federal laws require certain items to be recycled or actively prohibit them from being dumped at landfill sites.
Recycling facilities tend to accept only a few kinds of items, as they’re each highly specialized. If you’re planning to haul away all your refuse on your own, you’ll need to know which recyclable items should go to the same location. Large projects may require several trips to multiple locations, just to stay on the right side of the law.
Donation centers will gladly accept a wide variety of items, provided they’re still in acceptable condition. Very few offer donation pickup services, though, so you’ll have to arrange your own transportation. This means renting a truck if you don’t have access to one, as well as paying insurance and administrative fees. Once you’ve secured the vehicle, you’ll face fueling, toll and processing fees at recycling or landfill drop-off locations.
Your local sanitation department may offer some specialized pickup services, but you’ll often need to schedule those well in advance. If you’re on a tight deadline, a bureaucratic schedule can cause a problem.
Private pickup is a quick and easy solution, and it may not be as expensive as you think. Add up all the costs of DIY hauling, not to mention the value of your time and physical labor, and you may be surprised by the value of making one phone call to get rid of all your stuff.
The Perks of Professional Hauling
When you work with a removal company that specializes in high-value services with a commitment to environmental ethics, you’re able to proceed through any project with peace of mind.
At Jiffy Junk, we place the highest premium on protecting the planet. Our trained and experienced technicians will drop off donation items at the charity center of your choice, then prioritize recycling over landfill dumping at every opportunity. We’ll even leave your home or business in Nassau County, Suffolk County or any of the five boroughs swept clean and dust-free as part of our white-glove service.
Call today: 844-543-3966.