There are times when your junk items are too large and too heavy for the residential trash bins. So, how to you manage bulk junk removal?
You can't just drag them to the curb for pickup. The garbage company or municipal waste trucks won't take them for you without special arrangements, if available. And doing it yourself is a pain!
What Kind of Junk is Bulky and Heavy?
There are several common household items that, when they need to be removed and disposed of, constitute what we would call "bulk" junk items.
Large furniture pieces, for example.
Old furnishings such as large dining room tables, china cabinets, hutches, and sleeper sofas are good examples of bulky, heavy, hard to move and transport junk items. Okay, so maybe they're not "junk" to you now. But if you have to get rid of them and you just want to toss them out, then they're junk!
That holds true for old truck or car tires, broken-down hot tubs, large amounts of yard waste, and mini-refrigerators that no longer refrigerate.
Then there are the bulk junk and debris materials that we create after a construction project, or a demolition task. Concrete rubble, old masonry and sheet rock, old lumber from fencing or decks that have been dismantled and stacked up - these all take up large amounts of space and can be incredibly heavy.
A cubic yard of concrete debris and rubble, for example, can weigh as much as 1,000 pounds. And that is only enough to fill up just over a third of a pickup truck bed!
Bulk Junk Removal Can be a Problem - And So Can Disposal
Most folks don't have a pickup anyway, so the bigger problem is how to get rid of bulk junk items and material like construction debris?
You could rent or borrow a truck, perhaps.
But then you still have to do all the heavy lifting. And you probably have to do it all twice! Loading all your bulk junk items or material is just the first step in a difficult and labor-intensive process. You will have to unload it all, as well.
And then there are the various and sundry costs involved including tarps, tie-downs, gloves, fuel, and - of course - tipping or dump fees.
Bulk junk removal and disposal isn't just a problem for the individual resident or business owner. It is a national problem and that has implications on a massive scale.
We put together this infographic to illustrate some of the hard facts about bulk junk removal and disposal in the United States:
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There are times when it is far more feasible and cost-effective to call on a firm like Junk King to take care of your bulk junk and trash removal needs. The DIY route may work for some people, some of the time, but most of us don't have the proper equipment nor vehicle to transport large, bulk junk items.
Not to mention the time nor the desire!
Which is why Junk King specializes in bulk junk and trash removal for both our residential and commercial customers.
Junk King: For All Your Heavy Lifting Junk Removal Needs
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly bulk junk removal service guaranteed to make the whole process easy for you. And you can be sure that our experienced junk removal team has all the resources they need to haul away large, bulky items quickly, easily, and efficiently.
At Junk King we also make sure that your reusable items end up in the right place, which might be a local non-profit group for those materials that are still in usable condition, or else to a recycling facility to ensure your junk and other bulk trash items are disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
In other words, we ensure that we deposit as little junk as possible in landfills.
That's because "being green" and environmentally responsible is at the core of our company mission. And we carry out that mission every day by recycling and donating everything we possibly can. In fact, our teams recycle up to 60 percent or more, to be exact.
So, when it comes to bulk trash removal, we take the eco-friendly route by making sure that all the metals, plastics, glass, and other materials are broken down and recycled properly.
And, best of all, we do all the heavy lifting!
You simply point and we haul your trash items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.
Our professional and insured junk removal and disposal team will call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your home. And, once we’re there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your bulk trash will take up in our truck, along with any other junk items you want to get rid of.
You can make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).