Interesting Info About Residential Junk Removal

Interesting Info About Residential Junk Removal

With the success of shows like TLC’s, Hoarding: Buried Alive, most of us are asking ourselves if we could have a chronic hoarding problem. In most cases, the answer is no, but it is very easy to allow junk to accumulate around your home, yard and garage. It starts out very innocent and we call it “collecting” but then when the collection starts to take over your home, it’s time to take action.

That’s where junk removal companies come in. If you’ve allowed your so-called “collection” to get out of hand, junk removal places will come to the rescue. According to the latest figures from the EPA, the average American produces about four pounds of trash each day. It’s no wonder that the landfills are all so full.

What to Do With All This Junk

If you’ve looked around and found that there’s just a bit too much junk lying around the house and yard, then there are ample solutions to this problem. They all take a little work so that can be an obstacle to most people and yet once you’ve cleaned out your garage and thrown away a bunch of useless stuff, things look so much better.

Garage sales are the number one way most Americans get rid of their access junk. Find a free spot in the garage and then instruct your family to start taking items they no longer use to this location. In your free time (or your kid’s free time), put price stickers on these items. Then on the next pretty weekend, open the garage door and drag it all out on the driveway. Put up a few signs and you’re having a garage sale.

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Believe it or not, a well-run garage sale can earn you hundreds of dollars. This could serve as your incentive. Depending upon how much and what type of junk you have, you could earn enough to pay a month’s rent or a car payment. At the very least, you’ll earn enough to take the whole family out for dinner to a nice restaurant.

If it’s winter or you just hate hosting a garage sale (some people really do hate them), the next best idea is to call a junk removal company. For a small fee, a junk removal company will back their truck up to your garage, load all the unwanted stuff in it and then drive away and you’ll never see that junk again.

This is the perfect solution for busy professionals who just don’t have time to go through it all, sell it, take it to a Goodwill, etc. This is an easy and convenient answer to all your junk problems.

Big Ticket Items

Many of us have all sorts of things lying around that don’t work anymore and we have no idea what to do with them. These might include items like:

  • Old refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers
  • Old TV’s
  • Mattresses
  • Unusable furniture
  • Non-working hot tubs
  • Old computers, printers
  • Electronics

Many families have those old, very heavy televisions that they no longer want. Some communities do not allow items like old TV’s, computers and electronics to be disposed of in the normal ways. In other words, you can’t just throw that stuff in a dumpster or set it out on the road with the other trash. Most cities now have ordinances that prevent you from throwing away items like lithium batteries, electronic equipment including TV’s, paint, auto related fluids and many others.

Be Kind to the Environment

Be sure to check on your local city government’s website for a complete list for your community. You can be fined if you place these items in the trash. Also, it’s really bad for our environment to throw away things of this nature. The EPA has some very helpful resources on their website about how to discard these items, but most junk removal companies will take them off your hands for a price.

It may not seem like a big deal to most of us to just throw away batteries, cell phones, TV’s and electronics but imagine the impact on the environment if all Americans feel this way. In order to preserve our country and leave a great place for our grandchildren to grow up, we must be more conscientious about these types of issues.

Junk removal companies have specific guidelines about how to dispose of these items. They have the knowledge and resources to discard them properly so that they don’t harm our environment. So next time you need to get rid of those old computer monitors, appliances, TV’s and other such junk, be sure to call a residential junk removal company who will do the job right.

For residential junk removal, call Go Junk Free America today at 323-633- 0610!

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