After a big home clean out or remodelling a space completely, you are bound to end up with at least a few large items that you require no use for anymore. We’ve all been there. Tossing a bag filled with trash into a dumpster isn’t too tough, but when it comes to very bulky items like furniture, appliances, or even large debris that are the product of breaking down walls or removing floor wood or tiles, you may want to start looking at the different options you have to dispose of these items. These certainly won’t fit inside the regular trash can. You can always load up your truck if you have one and haul your waste to the local dump, but if you don’t have a truck or the time to haul things on your own, especially during a home renovation or when clearing out during a move, you will need to find another way to have the items removed from your home where they can properly dispose the waste
Kijiji/ Online Marketplaces
They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. If the items that need to be hauled away are in usable condition, even if you think they look terrible, post them on online marketplaces such as Kijiji and Facebook Marketplace and try to sell them. Even if you only make a few dollars, it’s better than paying to have it hauled away.
Consult Your Waste Disposal Company
This is probably one of the first steps you should take on the waste that you know you may not be able to sell. Call your local waste management company to see if they can schedule a pickup of large, bulky items. Some companies have specific days of the month that they will schedule a bulk item pickup, and some don’t have this service at all. When waste companies do offer curbside pickup for bulky items such as furniture or appliances, the fees can be up to $100 with some waste disposal companies.
New Furniture Company
When ordering new furniture or appliances, if the furniture company is delivering your goods, it’s a good idea to ask them to haul away the old items. Some companies will provide that service and even if they say no, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Renting a Dumpster
One of the best ways to manage waste is to have Mr. Waste deliver a commercial rental dumpster bin, and pick it up once it’s full. You can rent everything from heavy-duty to front-load dumpsters, from 6 yards to 18 yards long, to position at your facility and schedule private pickups at your convenience. Our dumpsters are great for all types of waste, furniture and some appliances but you will need to ensure there are no hazardous materials inside the dumpster. Materials including old tires, asbestos, ammunition, paints, fuel or oil should never be placed inside a dumpster. Check out our website for more information on how to rent a dumpster bin
Donate to Charity
Anything from old clothing and shoes to couches, refrigerators and even old automobiles can be donated to charity. Donating to charity is not only a great way to rid your home of unwanted bulk items, but it’s also a great way to help out those in need.
Kick ‘Em to the Curb
If you live in a busy area in the city, placing your used furniture or appliances on the curb is a great way to get rid of them. Stick a sign on it to alert bypassers that the items are free and soon, someone will possibly stop to haul it away for you free of charge.