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The Differences Between Palm Beach County Trash Pick Up Companies

August 9, 2019.

Living in Palm Beach County comes with plenty of perks and benefits, including a robust pick up schedule for household and bulk waste. Still, there are times when you may want to think twice about placing all your waste out for municipal collection, despite twice-weekly options to take advantage of bulk trash pickup. Companies providing private hauling services do exist, but it’s important to keep in mind that not all private haulers bring the same dedication to customer service, ethical disposal or environmental activism to the table. Before you settle on the first hauler you find, it’s always a good idea to consider the benefits and drawbacks of your waste management options in the Palm Beach County area.

How Municipal Services and Private Trash Pickup Companies Work Together in Palm Beach County

Whether you live in unincorporated Palm Beach County or in one of the municipalities covered by the Solid Waste Authority, you’re able to take advantage of government-run waste management services for household waste, which also include some special services, like bulk trash pickup. Companies that are owned and operated by private citizens do hold contracts with the Solid Waste Authority to provide waste management services for five service areas of unincorporated Palm Beach County, however, so you’re essentially working with a private company that holds a government contract if you live in one of these areas.

Should you find yourself with concerns or complaints regarding the quality of service you receive from one of these private contractors, you do have the option of working with the Solid Waste Authority to voice those concerns, but you ultimately have little control over which company will hold a contract for your individual area. This also means it’s not always clear where the waste collected from the curb in front of your home will end up when it’s all said and done. There are bare legal minimums in place which require some items to be recycled, but how much of what you place out for collection will wind up in a landfill at the end of the day?

It’s also important to note that, in order to take advantage of bulk collection services through waste hauling providers contracted through Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority, you’ll also need to be capable of ensuring all items are moved down to the curb, placed in an orderly manner and in keeping with all SWA regulations. If the idea of wrestling an awkward, heavy and difficult-to-maneuver refrigerator down to the curb leaves you cold, even the frequency of bulk municipal pickup may not be enough to sweeten the deal sufficiently. For some area residents, full-service removal for such ungainly items is simply the best option.

Even if you’re able to get all the things you no longer need or want down to the curb in time for bulk collection, you’ll still have to make sure you’re well versed in the rules and guidelines to ensure you’re not left with waste at the curb after collection trucks make their rounds. After all, contracted waste haulers are not required to collect any waste that doesn’t meet the regulations set forth by Palm Beach County SWA. These cover everything from the manner in which construction debris must be containerized to how discarded carpeting should be rolled and placed on the ground in preparation for the collection truck’s arrival.

When you’re in the middle of a project large enough to generate the kind of waste volume that would require this sort of hauling, the last thing you have time to do is run down a checklist of waste collection rules. Even if you have two chances each week to correct any mistakes, the aggravation alone is enough to slow down your progress and wreck productivity. Fortunately, you aren’t stuck dealing with only the trash pickup companies Palm Beach County SWA awards contracts to when you’re working on a big cleaning, moving, organizing or other major project.

The Trick to Choosing Better Trash Pickup Companies

Just like any other goods or services, you want to put your money where your conscience is when it comes to trash pickup. Companies that make a point of working to mitigate landfill and environmental impact are able to pass along those minimized footprints to customers, something that truly matters in today’s world. 

At Jiffy Junk, we provide true white-glove, full-service waste hauling for our customers while also placing the highest importance on doing our part to protect the planet. For this reason, our collection technicians are trained to spot items in usable condition and to quickly separate them so they can be transported to area donation centers. This not only keeps them in the community where they can be of valuable assistance to people and organizations in need, but also out of landfills.

Everything else, we work hard to find recycling solutions for to further minimize our landfill impact. Even if it means looking beyond the recycling center offerings on a municipal level to seek out community-based recycling initiatives where they exist, we work hard to find the most sustainable possible disposal solution for each and every item we remove from the homes, businesses, garages and storage units of our valued customers as part of our commitment to environmentally-conscious disposal.

Because we take seriously our commitment to providing the very best in white-glove waste management to our customers, we believe in making sure you never have to lift anything heavier than your phone when you work with Jiffy Junk. We’ll uninstall those appliances you no longer want and put them on the truck, never mind dragging them down to the curb yourself. We’ll even tear up old carpeting and sweep up after ourselves when we’re finished clearing your space of all the things you no longer want or need. Find out how you can get rid of even the largest and most overwhelming junk pile in the greenest and most environmentally friendly possible manner, all with a single phone call to Jiffy Junk.

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