As exciting as moving out can be, it can also turn into quite a hassle without proper preparation. Before you can celebrate the big move, you first need to decide what to do with all your furniture and items. Much of it may come with you, but there’s likely going to be quite a bit that you don’t want or have use for anymore. When you hire a junk removal team, you can transport or haul away just about anything you no longer need.
Items a Junk Removal Company Will Take
Moving out with a junk removal team may be the perfect solution to getting rid of the items you non longer need or care for. Although these companies will take almost anything, there are some items that they won’t or can’t haul. In general, junk removal companies will accept furniture, electronics, yard waste, glass, and carpet.
More specifically, you can use a junk removal service to haul away:
- Kitchen appliances
- Air conditioners
- Lawn mowers
- Hot tubs
- Exercise equipment
- Bed frames
- Clothes washers and dryers, and much more
Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list of items that a junk removal company will take away for you, but it certainly gives you an idea of the types of things you can plan for them to haul away. If you have questions or concerns about what a junk removal service will accept, call the company beforehand to ensure you aren’t disappointed when they swing by.
Items a Junk Removal Service Won’t Take
Many junk removal companies cannot accept paint, oil, vehicles, asbestos, and aerosol products, due to specific regulations and procedures for disposing of these potentially hazardous items. Furthermore, not all junk removal companies are even qualified to dispose of them.
Additionally, some companies put restrictions on the size of items that they’ll take. For example, some won’t accept anything that can’t be hauled by a two-man team. This excludes vehicles and other extra large or heavy items because there’s no possible way for a two-person crew to lift them. You can, however, get rid of car parts with a junk removal team as long as those car parts don’t contain anything flammable or hazardous.
What Happens to the Junk?
Where your junk ends up ultimately depends on what’s removed. Unfortunately, much of it may go to a landfill. Nonetheless, a reputable junk hauling company will take great care in separating the recyclables from the un-recyclables. They may even haul qualifying items to a facility to sort further before reaching their final destination. Trash and other un-recyclables will likely be transported to a landfill, while recyclables will make their way to a recycling center.
Some junk removal services may even offer to donate your unwanted items to thrift stores or other resale shops. These items might include your appliances, clothing, or electronics. If electronics or appliances aren’t usable, however, they may strip them of the valuable metals, recycle them, and send the rest of the materials to a landfill.
What to do With Items Junk Removal Services Won’t Take
As mentioned above, some items need to be disposed of properly beforehand and aren’t appropriate for landfills. Many communities list options for you to take your hard-to-dispose-of items like paint or oil. These are usually listed as a central location where a professional company takes it off your hands. Still, it’s never a bad idea to research how to properly dispose of whatever items you still have to ensure it’s done safely.
Preparing for Your Junk Removal
As you’re planning to move out of your home or office space, you can prepare for your junk removal appointment simultaneously. If possible, put all the junk that you need picked up in one central location. Of course, this may not be possible or appropriate with heavy appliances and the like, but it’s doable with smaller items. Marking the larger items with a sticky note or some other designation to help the junk removal team identify what should and should not be removed is also helpful.
Last but not least, make sure you’re available when the junk hauling team arrives, so you can answer any questions they have. You don’t want them to accidentally take something that is of sentimental value to you because it may be difficult or close to impossible to retrieve back. Additionally, point out anything in particular that needs hauled that you’re unable to mark.
Hiring a junk company to help with your move out will ultimately lessen any headaches you would have dealt with otherwise, including time and heavy lifting. To get to the exciting part of moving out faster, consider hiring a junk removal team to haul away your belongings the right way!
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