Did you know that each and every American produces more than 1,700 pounds of trash a year? This amounts to around 239 million tons of annual waste, making the United States the most wasteful country in the world. Despite the fact that the state of California is often at the forefront of environmental legislation and action, our collective waste footprint is actually significantly higher than the national average.
According to a 2018 report, “Californians throw away 6 pounds of trash every day, equivalent to almost 2200 pounds every year, roughly the weight of a subcompact car. These individual results more than double the state’s 2020 goal of 2.7 pounds per person per day (PPD).” Though many homeowners, business owners, and other residents of Burbank dutifully separate their recyclables and organic waste, large and bulky junk items are often more difficult to get rid of. As we will see below, many of the bulky junk items that you throw away are taken straight to the landfill, instead of being donated, reused, or recycled.
Fortunately, Junk King of Los Angeles offers the most efficient and affordable way to deal with large and bulky trash items for residents of Burbank and the surrounding area. Below, we explain some of the problems with bulky item pickup in the Burbank area, and why you should consider hiring Junk King of Los Angeles for all of your large trash pickup needs.
Junk Removal in Burbank: What Happens to the Bulky Junk Items You Send out to the Curb?
Bulky waste refers to large items of trash or junk such as household appliances, furniture, large auto parts, trees, branches, stumps, and other oversize waste items whose large size makes it difficult or impossible to be dealt with by normal solid wastes collection. Essentially, bulky waste refers to any junk item that you cannot fit into a bin or bag.
Here in the city of Burbank, bulky item collection is offered through the local government garbage system. However, there are several difficulties and problems associated with this public program. Some of the disadvantages of the public bulky waste collection program include:
- Bulky waste collected by the City is not recycled: According to the City Public Works Department, “bulky Item collections are sent to the landfill and not recycled…Donating or selling items will help extend the life of items and give someone else a chance to enjoy them.”
- Scheduling a bulky item pickup is not as easy as it sounds: If you simply take your bulky junk items out to the curb on regular trash day, those items will most likely be waiting for you when you get home from work. In order to have your bulky trash items removed, you will need to request a special pickup on the online portal or through downloading a special app. Bulky item pickups need to be requested at least two business days (not including holidays) before your normal trash day collection. Furthermore, you will even have to upload a picture of the items you need removed.
- You will need to haul your bulky junk items out to the curb the day of the pickup: The City Public Works department requires that Burbank residents do NOT put out their bulky items until the night before your trash collection day. This generally means that you will have to find a place in your home or garage to store those junk items until your bulky item pickup is scheduled. Furthermore, the City also requires that you take apart some bulky junk items. For example, doors must be removed from refrigerators in order for them to be taken away.
- Bulky item pickup is often delayed or postponed: Lastly, it is important to note that many residents of Burbank may find that their scheduled bulky item pickup is delayed. The Public Works Departments states that “in the event that the solid waste crew is unable to remove your bulky item on your regular trash pickup day due to the weight or size of the item, it will be tagged and collected on the Friday following your trash collection day.”
Junk King of Los Angeles: The Best Option for Bulky Junk Removal in Burbank
Here at Junk King of Los Angeles, we understand that for many people in Burbank, relying on the public bulky junk removal might not be feasible. Hauling heavy items such as couches, beds, refrigerators, etc. out to the curb is a heavy duty job that many people might not be able to take on. Furthermore, we also know that it can be incredibly frustrating to come home after work only to find a notice saying that your bulky junk pickup has been delayed for another week. Besides having to haul those junk items BACK into your home, not everyone has sufficient space in their homes, garages, or driveways to store junk items for weeks on end.
Lastly, we also appreciate the fact that many homeowners, business owners, and residents in Burbank care about the environment and want to do their part to reduce the amount of waste that gets sent to our area landfill. Relying on the public bulky item pickup essentially ensures that you will be increasing your environmental footprint by having those items sent straight to the dump.
When you hire Junk King of Los Angeles for your bulky junk item removal, you won´t have to worry about dealing with several difficult restrictions regarding what can and cannot be carried away. Our professional junk removal technicians can help you get rid of virtually anything, as long as it is not classified as toxic waste. We can help you haul and remove heavy items like old kitchen appliances, old worn out furniture, broken down hot tubs, yard waste debris, outdated televisions, sagging mattresses, and everything in between.
For our commercial clients, we can also help you deal with building waste and debris and other bulky sources of trash. Furthermore, we make every effort to help out our clients who might not be able to lift, carry, or haul heavy items on their own. Instead of having to haul heavy furniture and appliances out to the curb, when you hire Junk King of Los Angeles, we will do all of the heavy lifting and hauling to make your junk removal needs as easy and straightforward as possible.
For clients who prefer a “no-contact” junk removal service, you can also simply leave your junk on your driveway or the curb in front of your home or business, and we can haul away your waste without ever entering your home or residence.
Furthermore, we are also proud to be the greenest junk removal company in the region. We firmly believe that private junk removal companies need to play an integral role in reducing the amount of junk that gets sent to our landfills that are quickly filling up. Whereas many junk removal company choose the easy route of simply hauling the junk items they pick up directly to the local dump, we are proud to say that we recycle, donate, or otherwise repurpose at least 60 percent of the junk items that we pick up.
Over several years of working in the junk removal industry, we have developed a huge network of relationships with recycling companies, thrift stores, and other organizations that allow us to give your junk another “life.” For environmentally-conscious homeowners, individuals, and business owners in Burbank, Junk King offers the easiest and most efficient way to reduce your waste footprint.
No matter what type of bulky junk you need to get rid of, we are here to help you efficiently and easily free up space in your home or business. Give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK, text a photo to 1-737-888-5865, or book an appointment online to save $20 on orders totaling more than $99. Junk King continues to offer free, on-site written estimates, which is still the best way for us to give you our lowest pricing possible.