5 Things Never to Do with Junk

We all accumulate it, and, put it where it’s out of sight. That is, until we need to get to something or stir up the motivation to do some deep cleaning. Then, it’s there to be dealt with — that huge pile of junk. Some of the items you probably don’t even remember having, or, can’t wait to rid yourself of, however you can. It’s at this time it can be very tempting to take the quick and easy way out, not having to bother with all the work.

5 Things Never to Do with Junk

Let’s face it, nobody want to deal with things that are little more than junk garbage. No matter what it is, it’s not exactly exciting to have to deal with it. The reason you struggle with purging isn’t because you’re not willing to do so, but the time it takes. One thing successful people know is, their time is more valuable than anything else. It’s more important than capital or connections, because it’s so finite.
Illegal dumping has become an increasingly large problem throughout the State of Florida. Offenders often dump late at night to avoid the cost and inconvenience of proper waste disposal. Because the dumping of old furniture, garbage, household appliances, abandoned automobiles, construction and demolition debris, hazardous materials, and other waste endangers public health, states have enacted a variety of laws designed to address the problem. —Nolo
Every day, the average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste. There are more than 3,500 landfills across the country, and, 55 percent of the 220 million tons generated annually goes to these locations. Those are certainly staggering numbers, and shine a light on just how much materials, organic and inorganic, we use and, waste. When you’re ready to be rid of the old, you’re going to be faced with what ostensibly seems to an easy task — it isn’t. Different facilities and collection services won’t accept certain items. So, it’s best to repurpose, donate, sell, or recycle, but there are five things never to do with junk:
  1. Put it in an alleyway. Just because you see piles and piles of junk garbage in the alley doesn’t mean it’s okay to put your stuff there. If you think it doesn’t harm anyone, your wallet will disagree. All that illegal dumping must be cleaned up and that comes with a price.
  2. Burn it up. There’s nothing wrong with a bonfire, but there’s a lot wrong with burning junk. Doing so releases toxins into the air and it can also easy get out of control. You don’t want the local fire department showing up and then citing you with a fine.
  3. Put it on the curb. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so the saying goes. Sometimes, that’s just not the case. When you put stuff on the curb, it could well stay there, even after the local collection agency makes its stops. Some of it could be donated to charity, or, you can call a junk hauling and removal service to avoid having to pay disposal fees.
  4. Bury it in the yard. This is a bad ideal all around. It won’t necessarily degrade seamlessly into the soil and will more than likely devolve into contaminants.
  5. Dump it illegally. When you’re tempted to just throwing it into a dumpster behind the nearest retail location, remember that most are video monitored. You really don’t want to take the chance. Call AAA Rousse services for all your junk removal needs.