If you’re a resident of Phoenix and you’ve been decluttering or cleaning, you’ve probably got a lot of furniture, bedding, appliances, and other junk lying around that’s been taking up valuable space but you don’t know what to do with it all. You might be thinking about throwing your old junk out onto the street or tossing it in a dumpster and praying that nobody reports you for midnight dumping.
Instead of getting yourself in a lot of trouble, read our advice for quickly and easily getting rid of your junk in Phoenix, Arizona. It’ll be better for you, your neighbors, and the environment.
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Recycling Junk in Phoenix AZ
Did you know that most of the stuff we consider to be old, useless junk can easily be recycled, reused by someone else, or repurposed into other products? Although throwing your junk away or taking it to the dump seems like an easy way to get rid of it, that’s not the best option for the environment or for your stress levels.
Most items we eventually consider junk are made with materials that are toxic to humans, animals, and plants when disposed of in a landfill. These substances can leach out and seep into the groundwater, harming the surrounding air, water, and food supply. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough recycling facilities in Phoenix to recycle junk items by breaking them down and using their various parts and materials in the manufacturing of other products.
The Phoenix local recycling pickup service and garbage collection won’t haul away junk and bulk waste for recycling, so if you want to have your old junk recycled, you have to haul your junk to the local recycling center yourself and drop it off.
That’s why many Phoenix residents decide to use a junk removal service that can pick up and haul away unwanted junk. These junk professionals are experienced in junk disposal and have the equipment, manpower, and vehicles that you probably lack.
When you use a Phoenix junk removal company to pick up and get rid of all your unwanted stuff for you, you spare yourself the hassle and frustration of trying to find a place to dispose of it responsibly and then hauling it there to drop it off.
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Donate Your Junk To a Phoenix Charity
Most people would prefer to donate their old dresser, sleeper sofa, or refrigerator to a Phoenix charity so it can go to someone in need instead of sending it to the landfill where it will only do harm. It can be hard to figure out where to donate your unwanted junk items in Phoenix because you want to make sure your old stuff does the most good but you don’t know who needs what or what really happens to the stuff once you drop it off.
Just about any charity you donate your stuff to in Phoenix will put it to good use. Start by calling around to different Phoenix charities to ask what they need, what they’ll be doing with it, and if they can pick it up for you. Some charities offer pickup services of large items too big to fit in a car for people who don’t have any other way to get their donation to the charity’s drop-off center.
It can take a while before they’re able to get to you, though, since their volunteers have limited availability and so many other people needing to have their donated goods picked up. Just know that sometimes they cannot accept certain items, such as a used mattress, because it either doesn’t meet certain condition standards or because they’ve already had too many of that item donated.
Make sure that any items you decide to donate to charity or give away to someone else are in good, working condition as well as free from any rips, stains, tears, damage, odors, or other issues.
You should also be aware that even if a charity can take your donation, you’ll likely need to haul it to their donation center to drop it off. While they do offer to pick up furniture that is donated, it can be over a month before they are able to get someone out to you.
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Junk Removal Services in Phoenix AZ
Many people living in Phoenix have made the decision that the best solution to getting rid of all their old stuff is to have a Phoenix AZ junk removal company haul away and responsibly dispose of everything for them.
Maybe it sounds kind of funny or strange to hire a professional to throw out your junk for you, but it really makes life so much easier and takes all the guesswork and hassle out of disposing of an old desk or a broken tube TV.
When deciding which junk removal company in Phoenix to use, it’s next to impossible to find one with better service and prices than LoadUp.
LoadUp is a nationwide, professional junk removal company providing excellent and affordable junk removal service to Phoenix residents at a price that’s an average of 20-30% less than what other junk removal services in Phoenix cost.
LoadUp provides customers with honest, upfront pricing before you book, green disposal methods such as donation and recycling, and fast pickup turnaround with scheduling as soon as next-day.
All of the independently contracted Loaders carry a $1M insurance policy and have passed professional driving and criminal background checks before they start completing pickups on the LoadUp platform, so you know you’re in safe hands.
At LoadUp, we’re excited about our custom technology platform, providing our customers with amazing features like real-time notifications, live GPS tracking, and white label pre-calling so you can know what’s going on with your pickup every step of the way.