[This article was originally published in August 2020 and has been updated and revised.]
Getting rid of household junk isn't always difficult. Most of the small stuff can go in your trash bin. But what do you do with your large junk items?
You probably can't put them out on the curb with your trash. And, unless you own a truck, you might not get them to fit into your car. In fact, if you have really large junk items like furniture or appliances, you need help.
Considering the Challenge of Large Junk Removal
Removing and disposing of large junk items from your home may seem like a tempting DIY project as a homeowner, but it carries several risks that should be carefully considered.
Here are some key factors you should keep in mind when it comes to large junk removal:
- Your Personal Safety: Large junk items can be heavy, awkwardly shaped, or contain hazardous materials. Attempting to move them without proper equipment or knowledge can lead to personal injuries, such as strains, sprains, or even fractures.
- Potential Property Damage: Improper handling of bulky items during removal can cause damage to walls, doorways, floors, and other parts of the property. Lack of expertise in maneuvering these items through tight spaces can result in costly repairs.
- Real Environmental Concerns: Many large junk items, such as appliances or electronic devices, may contain harmful substances like chemicals, heavy metals, or refrigerants. Improper disposal can release these toxins into the environment, polluting soil, water sources, and air quality.
- Possible Legal Issues: Certain jurisdictions have regulations regarding the proper disposal of large items. Disregarding these rules can lead to fines and legal consequences. Professional junk removal services are familiar with local regulations and ensure compliance.
- Excessive Time and Effort: Removing and disposing of large items can be time-consuming and physically demanding. It may require multiple trips to recycling centers, landfills, or donation centers. Hiring professionals can save homeowners valuable time and effort.
Given these risks, it is advisable for homeowners to consider hiring professional junk removal services. These experts possess the necessary skills, equipment, and knowledge to safely remove and dispose of large items while minimizing potential harm to individuals and the environment.
Essentially, you have only a few options for getting rid of large junk items.
If your items are usable and in good working condition, you could consider selling or donating them, which is a far better option than simply "tossing" them. But, if this isn't an option, you have to decide how to get rid to them and that's not easy.
In fact, large junk removal is hard work and, if not done properly and with the right equipment, it can be down right dangerous.
How to Get Rid of Large Junk Items
Of course, the most obvious option for large junk removal is to "do it yourself."
The biggest problem, though not the only one, is the need for a suitable vehicle. Typically, this means having a truck. And, if you don't own one, then you have to borrow one, rent one, or ask someone with one to help you. While this might be an acceptable route to you it still involves extra effort, possibly some money, and more than likely a lot of work.
Another common option is to hire one of those local guys with an old truck who charges to haul things off to the dump. Except that, finding and hiring some "guy with a truck" can be more costly than you think. If your large items need to be disposed of in a certain way, like old refrigerators or televisions, for example, this could be a problem. These items cannot simply be dropped off in a landfill.
There is a third option, however.
Unless you are insistent on doing this yourself, you can find someone to do it for you. But, unless you have some really good friends or willing family members - who also have a truck or large van - that means you need to hire someone.
Fortunately, finding a reliable, reputable, and professional large junk removal service is only a phone call away.
Two Great Options for Professional Large Junk Removal
In addition to simply having an expert junk removal team come to your home or office, you can rent a user-friendly dumpster for your large junk items. And then have the same expert team come and haul that away for you when you're ready.
If you don't to do any of the heavy lifting and moving of old appliances, broken furniture, or large boxes of heavy junk, you can call a professional junk removal firm like Junk King.
Junk removal is what we do, day in and day out, and we're good at what we do. In fact, we're rated as one of the top junk removal companies for service. And we take just about anything and everything, except for hazardous waste.
In addition, we're a green company and have been since we started back in 2005. You can be sure that as much of you large junk as possible will be recycled or reused.
Wondering if your large junk items are really recyclable? Then check out this guide:
However, we also know that sometimes your large junk removal project isn't a one-time, one day event. You may find that you need to get rid of large trash and junk material over the course of a few days. Not a problem! Our unique MINI Dumpster rental is just the ticket!
Our MINI Dumpster system is a great solution for your residential and even small commercial junk removal needs. Whether you're deep into a home improvement project, cleaning up your workspace area, or need to get rid of large amounts of trash after a big event, a Junk King MINI Dumpster rental will make your junk removal chore almost painless.
Because big is not always best, our MINI Dumpsters our built to have about the same footprint size of a small truck.
This is especially important for homeowners, property managers, and residential contractors, because it means our dumpsters can be safely used in your driveway. Which is why renting a Junk King MINI Dumpster makes perfect sense for these types of junk removal projects.
The best part is that our roll off dumpster is an affordable and convenient solution that allows you to both stage your debris until you're ready to get rid of it, and to keep your home and outdoor areas clear and free of piled up junk.
Junk King: The Best Large Junk Removal Service Near You
Like we said before, you can always look for some guy with a truck to do the job for you. But, as we also pointed out, that may end up costing you more than you hoped to save.
On the other hand, Junk King can provide you with an efficient, safe, affordable, and eco-friendly junk removal and hauling service so you don’t need to worry about how to dispose of your excess junk or extra-large trash items.
And, if you need our services several times during a clean-up or remodel project, or just this one time, our hauling professionals will ensure that all the junk and debris is out of your way so that you can get on with your life or business.
We can be at your house or property in mere minutes, so call us today! Our team is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
And 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 an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).