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Where to Dump Large Items in Austin, TX

July 19, 2019.

In a perfect world, you’d only need to get rid of one or two large items and those needs would coincide neatly with the twice-per-year scheduled municipal bulk collection services offered by Austin Resource Recovery. Unfortunately, real life tends to move at its own pace, and you don’t often have the luxury of planning a cleaning, purging or large organization project around the availability of free bulk trash collection. It may seem like figuring out where to dump large items yourself is the only available option, but the truth is, there are ethical, efficient and earth-friendly disposal options at your fingertips. Learn how you can turn even the most intimidating discard pile into something easily managed.

Why You Might Want to Think Twice About Where to Dump Large Items

If you’ve got a truck and a friend or two willing to help you load large, heavy and often ungainly items into the back, making disposal runs yourself can feel like the best option. If you’re managing any type of volume at all, however, the DIY hauling option can quickly become the most expensive and demanding choice. In addition to the not insignificant fueling costs associated with making more than one trip to multiple locations, it’s also important to consider processing fees you may incur at some drop-off locations along the way. 

If you don’t have access to a truck, then you’ll need to factor in not only the flat rental fee, but also insurance and administrative costs, along with any mileage charges. In the end, the so-called “budget-friendly” DIY option is usually one of the more expensive choices, not to mention one of the most labor intensive. For this reason, it’s also important, when tabulating the true costs of do-it-yourself disposal, to figure in the value of your time and manual labor. Hauling recyclables to the appropriate recycling centers, taking usable items to area donation centers and disposing of waste for which there are no recycling facilities can require hours or days of your time, during which you’re not focusing on the aspects of your project that only you can effectively manage. 

When you’re doing the hard work of closing a loved one’s estate, managing hoarding mitigation or preparing for a big move, time is of the essence. In these situations, it’s almost always a far more efficient choice to outsource tasks like waste management. Left unchecked, waste can quickly derail your entire project, but others can ensure your space is free of debris and unwanted items while you focus on the vital tasks you can’t hand off so easily. This careful and thoughtful outsourcing of labor allows for better use of your time. Choosing a green disposal company you know you can trust means you’re also able to reap the feel-good benefits of knowing your waste is being managed properly every step of the way.

No one wants to walk away from a large, physically and emotionally demanding project with regrets or lingering guilt, so it’s always wise to work with waste management professionals who are dedicated to providing ethical, sustainable disposal with an emphasis on minimizing landfill impact. Choosing greener disposal methods allows you to finish your cleaning project with pride, knowing you’ve actively worked to make choices with the good of your community and the planet in mind.

Choosing the Right Company to Remove Large Waste

Dropping everything you’re managing in order to wrestle dangerously heavy items onto the back of a truck where they’re stacked precariously just to minimize the number of trips to a single location isn’t only asking for an accident, it’s also an inefficient use of your time. Working with a qualified, dedicated and professional hauling company that’s equally committed to protecting the planet and providing the very best in full-service, white glove waste removal can be a real game-changer when it comes to large, stressful cleaning and organizing projects. Handing off this particular task immediately relieves an enormous amount of pressure and can make it significantly easier for you to navigate large renovation or remodeling projects with confidence.

Our trained and experienced Jiffy Junk removal techs are experts in the field of waste removal, and we firmly believe in going the extra mile to ensure the best possible experience for our customers. We’ll come to your home or place of business to remove just about anything you no longer need or want, from appliances and furniture to construction and demolition rubble. Because we provide true white-glove service, there’s no need to do any heavy lifting. You don’t have to drag big items down to the curb or ready them for our arrival. Leave them where they sit, and we’ll even uninstall them on the way out the door. We’ll tear up old carpeting and dispose of it, too, then we’ll haul away castoff furniture, unwanted household goods, outdated clothing and assorted detritus. It’s our job to handle every aspect of removal and disposal so that you don’t have to.

Everything we remove is carefully sorted, with anything in usable condition separated for drop-off at area donation centers. At Jiffy Junk, we want to make sure a worn but usable item stays in the community, where it can provide a much-needed hand up to a neighbor rather than taking up precious space in the nearest landfill. This is something you’ll want to consider even if your project can be shifted to work around the municipal bulk collection schedule. With the exception of metal items, appliances and passenger car tires, most items collected during Austin’s special bulk collection days will be dumped at the landfill despite the City of Austin’s strict policies designed to aid in reaching a Zero Waste goal. 

Big projects don’t have to be big sources of stress, especially when it comes to dealing with waste and unwanted items. Call us today and find out how our earth-friendly, customer-first approach to waste removal can help you tackle and conquer even the largest jobs with ease.

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