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Disposing of that big tree that fell in your backyard or the piles of leaves from your yard last fall can be a challenge. It’s not just about loading it into your car and taking it to the local dump. There are a lot of things you need to think about before throwing out anything. If you live in an urban area, chances are there are strict rules about what you can throw away and where you can do so. If you don’t follow these rules properly, you risk getting fined heavily and receiving a bad reputation among your neighbors. To avoid all these hassles, it is best to hire a debris removal service company. Here are six reasons why you should do so:
You risk getting fined for illegal dumping.
It’s true that you’re throwing away your trash, but you’re not disposing of it correctly. Even if you take it to the town dump, you might be fined for not following the rules—or for taking it to the wrong place entirely. That’s why it’s best to hire a debris removal service company. They know the rules and regulations for your neighborhood and will know where to take your trash and when so you don’t get fined.
There are strict rules on what you can and cannot throw away.
It’s not just the big stuff that needs special attention. You also have to pay attention to the small things, too. Things like broken glass or shards of porcelain cannot be chucked in the trash like you usually do. It could injure someone who works at the dump or those who visit there. Broken glass and porcelain can also cause a dangerous mess if they’re not handled properly. Why not just throw these items in the trash? Even if it’s just broken glass or a couple of shards of china, you risk having your trash collectors refuse to take it away. If you don’t hire a debris removal service company, you could end up keeping it until you find a way to dispose of it properly.
It’s not just about the big stuff.
It’s easy to toss the big stuff into your car and take it to the town dump. But what about the small stuff and materials that can’t be chucked in the car? Do you have a place to store it until you find a way to take it to the dump? The answer is, maybe. If you live in an urban area, you might not have a lot of room in your backyard—or even enough space on your driveway to keep all your trash. You might have to store it in your garage or even inside your home. But if you don’t have a place to store it all, you risk having it spill out into the streets.
You risk injuring yourself if you do the job yourself.
The average person doesn’t know what they’re doing when it comes to hauling away big tree trunks or mounds of leaves. They may be tempted to grab the chainsaw, grab a few buddies, and get to work. If you’re not careful, you might risk an injury or two. You might cut yourself with the chainsaw or bump into a nail or two while you’re loading the debris into your truck. And if you’re not careful where and how you throw the debris, you might get it on your car and cause damage there, too.
Expert companies have the right equipment.
A big part of hiring a debris removal service company is that they have the right equipment for the job. Sure, it would be great if you could use a dump truck to haul away that fallen tree. But chances are, you don’t have one of those. What about a skid loader to scoop up the leaves in the yard? Or a skid-steer to lift and load the tree pieces? These items are expensive and are more than you need for yard work. It would be unfortunate if you had to spend a lot on equipment you might only use a few times a year. What you need to do is hire a debris removal service company. They have the right trucks and the right equipment to haul away whatever you need hauled.
You’ll have a place to store everything until it’s picked up.
Say you have a pile of lumber or 2x4s and they’re not nailed together. They’re just stacked up. If you keep them in your backyard, they’re likely to attract rodents. If you have them in your garage, they’ll be in the way. You either have to store them in your garage or find another place to keep them. What if you hired a debris removal service company? They’ll have a place to keep everything until they pick it up and haul it away. You won’t have to worry about rodents getting into your lumber, and your lumber won’t be in the way in the garage or backyard. What’s more, you can arrange for the company to store your lumber for free until they pick it up. They may even be willing to deliver it to your home if you’re working on a home remodel project.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve gone through the hassle of trying to remove that big tree from your yard. It’s frustrating to do it yourself, and you risk injury trying to pick up the logs and haul them away. If you don’t hire a debris removal service company, you could make the problem worse if you leave the tree in the yard too long. You might cause damage to the yard by leaving a big tree stump in the ground to rot. What’s more, a debris removal service company can prevent an infestation of rodents in your yard by hauling away that wood. You’ll have one less thing to worry about, and you can focus on the year-round yard work that needs to be done.