Hiring a junk removal service is a great option when you need to dispose of a significant amount of trash via landfill disposal. However, it’s important to know that junk haulers can’t take everything. Here’s the key info you need to know about what a junk hauling company can’t take—and why.
No Hazardous Liquids in Your Junk Haul
Many people employ junk removal services for home cleanouts, post-renovation trash disposal, and other major household overhauls. It’s natural to think that anything you have in your home or garage can be included in your discarded items, but that’s not the case.
Since junk hauling companies typically take things to the dump as a bulk load, they are prohibited from accepting hazardous liquids. These include common household items such as:
- Cleaning products
On their own, these liquids are relatively innocuous. However, they can pose a major risk to people and to the environment if released and/or mixed together. That’s why your local junk hauling service can’t take them.
Instead of lumping them in with the rest of the items set for removal, review the label on any potentially hazardous liquids to find out the proper way to dispose of them. In some cases, your local waste management office might also be able to help with instructions or even disposal sites so that you can discard these liquids safely.
Keep Contaminants Contained
Common household liquids are just one category of waste that is unsuitable for landfill disposal and, therefore, junk removal. Many other household items also contain materials that can pose health and safety hazards if disposed of improperly. These include:
- Fluorescent light bulbs
All of these can, when placed in a landfill, leech dangerous chemicals into the ground. Eventually, those chemicals can make their way into your local water supply and can have far-reaching impacts on the natural world and the human population.
You can always check labels or look up specific items to find out if they can be taken by your junk removal service. You can also check with your junk hauling company if you’re not sure about a specific item.
If you need junk hauling services in Westchester County, call the crew at D. Barry Rubbish Inc. today! We’re here to help with all of your junk removal needs, from a total house cleanout to appliance removal—and everything in between. Our customer service is second to none and we offer both weekday and weekend appointments for your convenience. With over 20 years of experience, we’ve got all your junk hauling needs covered.