February 21, 2020.
Sometimes you just need to get rid of a few items, and sometimes you need something a bit more comprehensive. Managing the estate of a departed loved one, handling a full-scale hoarding mitigation project or working to purge before a big remodeling project all require a bit more attention to waste management. When you need more in-depth junk removal and home cleanout services, it’s not always easy to know where to turn. Still, a lack of planning for waste management has the potential to totally derail your project. From interfering with productivity to creating safety hazards, unwanted items and castoff debris are no laughing matter.
Making the right decision for your project means understanding all your options, from municipal bulk collection to white-glove private hauling. Find out what you can expect from large disposal in Broward County, and how you can make the most efficient choice for even the most overwhelming junk piles.
Weighing Your Options for Junk Removal & Home Cleanout Services
Managing household waste is easy; you drop things you no longer want into a bin, and wheel it up to the curb for weekly collection. But when your junk pile grows, municipal service options become a bit less clear. Regulations can be confusing, as can schedules and the ethical implications. We all must work to protect the planet for future generations, and municipal hauling is far from the greenest option.
Solid Waste and Recycling Services of Broward County provides municipal bulk collection to residents of unincorporated Broward County once each month. Before you even dive into the rules, regulations and limitations, you’ll have to face the potential scheduling conflicts. Once-monthly pickup can present a very real problem when you’re facing a tight deadline. Whether you need to vacate a property ahead of a hard and fast moveout date, or you’re trying to clear away detritus as part of a time-sensitive remodel, you can’t always wait for municipal bulk collection dates.
If you are able to make your schedule work with that of Solid Waste and Recycling Services, you’ll still need to consider the inherent limitations. Not all waste is considered acceptable for bulk collection, and this includes any and all construction or remodeling debris. Haulers will also not accept any waste resulting from commercial operations, including hired landscaping or lawncare services. It’s important to note that collection technicians will not move unacceptable items in order to reach ones they deem acceptable. Anything left behind is still your responsibility to manage, and remaining waste must be removed no more than twelve hours after scheduled collection.
There are also environmental implications, as most of what is collected by Solid Waste and Recycling Services will eventually end up in the nearest landfill. This even holds true for items in usable condition, like furniture and household goods, as there is simply no existing system to separate and transport them to local donation centers. This not only means usable items are taken out of rotation when they could be useful to less fortunate members of the community, but also that they’re contributing to an already overburdened landfill.
While its official name may be Monarch Hill Renewable Energy Park, the Broward County landfill is also widely known as “Mount Trashmore.” Towering more than 200 feet, it has the dubious honor of being one of Florida’s tallest manmade landforms. It’s quickly running out of space, as a 23-acre tract is the last space which can accept waste before existing buildings would have to be demolished. We all must do our part to minimize landfill impact, and piling unwanted items at the curb for bulk collection is not helping.
Environmental concerns aside, there’s also the labor investment required to take advantage of municipal services. You must do all the removing, sorting and dragging heavy items down to the curb yourself; the county does not offer junk removal and home cleanout services. When your to-do list is a mile long, the last thing you want is to also assume responsibility for the manual labor. This is where working with a private hauler can be more efficient and more effective.
Choosing a White-Glove Service Provider with a Cleaner Approach
Working with a private hauler who shares your commitment to more ethical disposal can also simplify your entire project. So many items on your to-do list are difficult or impossible to outsource, but waste management isn’t one of them. When you choose a conscientious service provider, you’re able to take all the time you need to manage everything else.
At Jiffy Junk, we understand that time really is money, and manual labor is a huge investment. When we come to your home or place of business to provide junk removal and home cleanout services, we go the extra mile to do all the heavy lifting. We’ll uninstall appliances, remove old carpeting marked for disposal and haul everything away while you focus on all the aspects of your project no one else can manage. Items in usable condition are immediately separated for transportation to local donation centers. Everything else, we work hard to find a sustainable disposal solution, which does not include adding to the burden of an already struggling landfill.
Whether you need one-time pickup or ongoing collection for a large job, we’re here to help. We’ll make quick work of even the most overwhelming piles, helping you to reach your goals in a timely manner. Forget about missing deadlines or stressing about the environmental impact of your job, we’ve got you covered. We work around your schedule and we handle it all, so you never have to worry about what’s going where or how to dispose of it correctly.
Call us today to learn more about our greener, more ethical approach to junk hauling and home cleanout services. Together, we can turn your discard pile into nothing but a memory. When we’re finished, we’ll even go over your space with a broom and dustpan to ensure there are no lingering dust bunnies or cobwebs, leaving you a truly blank slate ready for whatever comes next.