What to Do With Items You Can’t Put Out for Trash Collection

It’s that time of year again, and soon the holidays will be upon us. That means it time to clean and get rid of unwanted items before bringing in gifts – items that have been cluttering  up your space for the last year. Do you seem to always have items that your local trash man won’t take? Or what about those items that you aren’t sure about? In order to prevent unwanted goods from harming people or the environment, you have to make sure trash is being disposed of properly.

Here is a list of items that should not be disposed of with your regularly weekly trash pickup, as well as items that the trash collectors won’t take.

Electronics and Batteries

Most of us own a hand full of electronic devices, from old TV to broken laptops. Maybe you have used batteries laying in a junk drawer. All these items need to be disposed of in a proper way.

Many of these items can be toxic to the environment. Batteries contain toxic chemicals like mercury, and TVs and video game consoles contain metal. Ending up in a landfill, those chemicals may leak into the soil or even worse, our water system.  With items like these, just remember to call your nearest local recycling center.

Paint Cans and Motor Oil

Paint cans not only are messy, but they are one of the top items that garbage crews will not take. Leftover paint is flammable and poisonous, and poses a major threat to the environment. Let the paint can dry out, and call your nearest recycling center that handles scrap metal. They are able to take old, rusted paint cans off your hands.

Motor oil, in the world of DIY at-home oil changes are common and cost effective. What do you do with the oil when your ready to clean up? Do not throw it out. Motor oil is flammable and toxic and can easily taminate water and soil. Instead of trying to toss it in the garbage, call your local automotive repair shop. They might be able to recycle and reuse.

Couches, Beds, and Tires

You just bought some new furniture, and it’s time to be out with the old. You put it out to the curb and your neighborhood trash company just zooms on by. That is because there are guidelines that need to be followed in order to be retrieved. So what do you do with large items that aren’t picked up? Call the pros at Going, Going, Gone for quick, professional residential junk removal.

Tires are a big NO when it comes to setting out to the trash. It is actually illegal to throw tires away. They contain steel belts inside of them that can puncture liners in landfills and cause land contamination. Call your local tire retailer, they may recycle your old ones, or they may be able to paint you in the right direction.

For other items that no one else will pick up, call Going, Going, Gone Junk Removal!

Now that you have an idea of what to do with items you can’t put out for trash collection, are you ready to do some pre-holiday cleaning? Are you ready to get rid of all the unwanted junk you have been keeping for no reason? Call us today at (561) 777-7779 for junk removal near West Palm Beach to get rid of all your unwanted items.

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