How well do you know your municipal government? You should know them because they’re on the front line of providing you with a whole range of services that make our standard of living what it is and that’s pretty darn good.
Consider this mission statement: “The Division of Solid Waste & Recycling provides service to approximately 290,000 residents in 110,000 dwelling units. This includes all 1-4 unit residential buildings and any buildings with five or more units that contract with the City for solid waste services. Crews also collect garbage and recyclables from an additional 40 City buildings, and from 500 litter containers placed at Bus Shelters and Transtops throughout the city. Services are provided by City of Minneapolis crews, and a consortium of private garbage haulers, Minneapolis Refuse Incorporated (MRI). The City and MRI each collect from approximately half of the city.”
When it comes to large item collection, this agency has a set of regulations to adhere to: “Each customer may set out two large items per week. Burnable large items are collected weekly with the garbage. Large items that are at least 50% metal, such as aluminum storm doors and filing cabinets, are collected every other week on recycling day and delivered to a scrap metal dealer for recycling. Major appliances, such as air conditioners and refrigerators, are collected every other week on recycling day. After collection, PCB-laden capacitors and fluorescent light ballasts are removed for disposal at a hazardous waste facility. Mercury switches are removed for recycling. Freon is removed, filtered and reused in city air-conditioning equipment. The appliances are then sent to a scrap metal dealer to be recycled.”
What they are describing is the importance of the proper disposal of an item like an old refrigerator. That “after collection” phase is extremely important. Without that those hazardous materials could find a way of leaking into our water and air supply. That’s not something anyone wants to deal with.
While this is all a very noble service to provide there is a missing link. Namely, how would you get that old refrigerator out to the curb? Chances are that fridge was delivered and installed by a least two capable movers. This isn’t like a stack of papers you can bundle up and toss to the curb. If you don’t have the manpower for that type of operation then you’re going to be stuck with that ice box. You won’t have to if you call Junk King Minneapolis.
Moving a bulky item like an old refrigerator is what Junk King excels at. Their moving crew knows the proper way to lift and secure and item. Doesn’t matter if it’s going down several flights of stairs or an elevator; the Junk King Minneapolis crew can handle the gig. While they are at it, they can also help you clear out a lot more clutter from your home. Start with the fridge then move onto the closets, basements and garages. You’ll be amazed at how much you can throw out when you know you’ve got genuine help.