October 15, 2017.
Have you been trying to ignore the pile of debris on your property? You know it needs to be managed, but procrastination seems much more appealing than dealing with the mess. You know you want to take a more ethical route than simply tossing it in the nearest landfill, especially since there may also be legal requirements to consider.
If you’re fortunate enough to own a truck, it can be tempting to load it up to tackle the task yourself. What you may not realize is how many hidden costs and complications lie along this route. First and foremost, heavy scrap and debris can present a weight issue. Once you’ve risked injury to wrestle it all into the bed, you may also be risking damage to the truck itself. Loading one heavy piece at a time can make it difficult to gauge the cumulative weight, and many standard pickup trucks are not equipped for outrageously heavy items, like old concrete.
The next issue lies in sorting and management. If you’re planning to recycle in order to minimize the environmental impact of your waste, then you’ll need to be aware of what materials are accepted at specific centers. Those specializing in appliance and electronics recycling, for instance, typically won’t accept construction and demolition waste or lumber. You’ll have to make several trips to a number of different facilities, paying for fuel and fees along the way.
The Importance of Legal Compliance in Waste Management
Local, state and federal law will determine how and where you’re able to dispose of different scrap materials. Some waste items aren’t regulated at all, but those deemed hazardous or marked for mandatory recycling can present a legal risk if you unknowingly dispose of them improperly.
The last thing you want is to run afoul of the law when you’re trying to remove debris, scrap and unwanted items from your property. Whether you’re moving, renovating a home, clearing an estate or cleaning up a commercial property, compliance with all relevant statutes is vital. In the end, working with professionals who have access to the right equipment, along with thorough knowledge of the law and the industry, can save you time, money and headache.
Quick and Painless Scrap Pick Up
If you’re like most home and business owners, you simply don’t have time to carefully sort all your bulky waste and track down the appropriate recycling or donation centers. Rather than watching your scrap pile grow and become more cumbersome, why not take the bull by the proverbial horns?
Our Jiffy Junk technicians are trained and knowledgeable when it comes to not only the law and local regulations, but also general recycling and green waste management. We make a point of prioritizing donation and recycling over landfill use, so you never have to worry about the carbon footprint of your scrap pile. We offer white-glove scrap pick up services for home and business owners throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, making it easy to get rid of that junk pile once and for all.
Call today: 844-543-3966.