Types of Junk, Waste, and Debris

Whatever you want to call it junk, waste, and debris, it all has a proper place to go once you’re finished using it. But, how do you know exactly where it goes if you don’t know what kind of trash it is? This section will cover the different types of waste and how to remove them for the environment sake correctly.

General Waste
Examples: Household garbage, broken toys, furniture and packagesing materials

General waste is anything you’d typically find in your garbage can at home. Usually, this type of waste is hauled off via curbside service ever week. There are still situations where you need additional services:
-HForecloser Cleanups
-Special Events (These Generate A lot Of Trash)
-Hoarding Situations

Your weekly roll out bin should suffice each week for your weekly garbage haul, but, for bigger situations, it is best if you hire a junk removal service.

Construction & Demolition Debris
Examples: Lumber, Drywall, Wood Flooring, Carpeting, Renovation Debris, Roofing Debris

Residential and commercial constructions projects need the use of dumpsters, waste removal companies and or driving to the landfill yourself. Some places have special C&D drop-offs that require you to take them there.

Yard Debris
Examples: Tree Limbs, Bush Trimmings, Grass Clippings

All of the yard debris are an organic waste, so the best method of removal would be composite. If you don’t wish to use them as compost, dumpsters, and junk removal services will take them off at the proper facilities for you.

Don’t mix yard debris with general waste, most waste haulers won’t allow them to be mixed togther

Leave the heavy yard waste to the professionals. They have the knowledge and equipment to haul what you need off to its proper location.

Examples: Kitchen Stove, Microwave, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Refrigerator

For a quick and cost effective option, hire a junk removal company to get rid of all your old appliances.
Meybe you’re asking yourself Why You Need a Dumpster? The answers is that a dumpster will work very well for a household full of appliances during a renovation project or demolition.
If your appliance is still in working condition, you can also donate them.

Household Hazardous Wastes
Examples: Lead-Acid Batteries, Fluorescent Bulbs, Household Cleaners, Motor Oil, Chemicals

There are many unsafe ways to dispose of these types of waste. Never mix them in with general waste, put them in dumpsters, burn it, bury it, or any other unsafe methods. If you do this, you may risk tainting drinking water, harming local wildlife, producing dangerous crops at local farms and pollute the air.
The best way to dispose of these is to drop them off at an HHW processing facility.

Paper, Cardboard, Plastics, Metal

Everyone knows the importance of recycling and knows where to put it. But, for bulk items, you can choose rent a dumpster, hire a junk service, drop it off yourself at a recycling center, or you can post it on craigslist or facebook for someone else to pick it up. These are all great removal options.