Sometimes garbage removal isn't as easy as taking out the trash. What do you do if the garbage trucks won't take it?
There are a number of reasons why your municipal waste management company may not take your garbage. regardless of why, the problem is that if they won't take it, you have to do something with it.
Aside from not paying your bill, or dumping your garbage on the curb next to your cans instead of in them, there are a few other common reasons why your garbage may not be get picked up.
For example, if it contains:
If it's E-waste, or electronic waste, it's likely banned from the waste stream. What is e-waste? It is typically any consumer electronic equipment, such as computers, tablets, cell phones or TVs and monitors.
E-waste isn't accepted by your municipal garbage service because it can contain hazardous materials such as arsenic, mercury and lead, all of which can cause environmental damage unless they are disposed of properly.
Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste products make up a long list of items. However, a good rule-of-thumb is a product label containing the words "warning", "danger", "poison", "caution" or "hazardous" usually means the material can be considered household hazardous waste.
And your garbage collection isn't likely to take it.
The good news is that most counties have a designated facility for hazardous waste collection and you can check with your local agencies to determine your best disposal options.
Bulky item collection rules and regulations tend to vary location by location. However, what is considered "bulk trash" is fairly consistent across garbage companies: "Any item too large for a standard trash cart."
So, items such as sofas, mattresses and box springs, hot water tanks and white goods (such as refrigerators, washers and dryers) are considered bulk items.
Of course, all these things still need to be gotten rid of and removed somehow.
The hazardous waste is something you will likely have to handle yourself unless your community has special pick up or drop off days for those types of household products and items.
But the e-waste and the large stuff? What do you do with all that?
You Have Options for Garbage Removal
The good news is that you don't have to deal with getting rid of those bulky items, e-waste or excessively large amounts of garbage.
You only need to call on a professional garbage removal team that can come in and do the job for you. The only real work on your part is deciding who you're going to call. Obviously, we would recommend Junk King!
Once you've made the decision to go with the best garbage removal service provider, your only real job is to prep for our arrival. And, to make that part even easier, we've created this handy checklist for you.
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Excess Garbage: Reuse, Re-Purpose, Recycle or Remove!
Keep in mind that even that garbage that you couldn't get the regular garbage collection guys to take may not all have to go the landfill. It's quite likely that some of the items you've tossed out could be reused or re-purposed.
But if not, it's even more likely that there is much in there that could be recycled. And that's one of the great things about choosing Junk King for the job: we make it point to recycle as much of everything we haul away as possible.
So, even if you don't want to take the time and effort to find a new home for usable "garbage" and junk items, or to take them to a recycling facility, you can feel good knowing that we will.
The Right Garbage Removal Team for the Job
Junk King provides efficient, safe and eco-friendly garbage removal and junk hauling services so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after you're done cleaning.
Whether you need our services several times during a cleaning project or just once after your project is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the spring cleaning garbage and junk is out of your way so that you can get on with your work - or play!
Our team specializes in garbage removal. We can be at your home or workplace in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle much of the material we pick up. This is proof of our commitment to being a "green" junk removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).