The Complete Guide to Getting Rid of Anything
What’s the best way to get rid of _______? Not all wastes are destined for the trashcan. Situations where you have bulk amounts of debris, or you have items that are banned by your local waste hauler, require a different course of action. Below we’ll take a look at various types of wastes and the best ways to dispose of them.
There are several methods for disposing of unwanted junk and debris and each has its place. The primary ways to get rid of “stuff” include recycling, renting a dumpster, hiring a junk removal company, hauling it yourself, and dropping it off at HHW disposal events/facilities.
Here’s a quick look at each disposal method:
This is probably the most desirable outcome. It helps reduce landfill waste and has a low impact on the environment. Donating usable items instead of throwing them out is also an ideal outcome. Consider reusing, donating, or recycling before all other disposal methods.
Rent a Dumpster:
Dumpsters come in a wide range of size,s from 3 cubic yard dumpster bags to full-size 40 cubic yard construction dumpsters. It’s an ideal solution for construction, demolition, house cleanouts, roofing, yard waste disposal, and recycling in bulk.
Hire a Junk Removal Service:
This is a great option for disposal of e-waste, tough-to-dispose-of wastes, and bulk amounts of debris. It’s a convenient option—they handle all the removal and disposal for you. It can become costly for larger cleanups, so it’s something to consider when deciding between renting a dumpster and hiring a junk hauling service.
If you have a truck and/or trailer, hauling the debris yourself to a local landfill is always an option. The advantage of this method is the lower cost of disposal compared to renting a roll-off, although the tradeoff is less convenience and speed. The time it takes you to drive and drop off the debris at the nearest landfill can be substantial. Also, hazardous materials require a permit to haul, so do your due diligence as to the laws in your area regarding the types of waste you are allowed to haul and the types of debris accepted at local landfills (e.g., some accept only C&D debris and not household trash).
HHW Facility or Event:
Household hazardous waste (HHW) facilities safely process and recycle potentially toxic wastes, such as e-waste, household cleaners, paint, chemicals, medicines, and liquids. Some communities host HHW events on an annual or biannual basis. Find the nearest HHW drop off location online by visiting Earth911.com.
“Debris Removal: The Complete Guide to Getting Rid of Anything.”Hometown Dumpster Rental. Hometown, 2016. Web.