Bear in mind that there are certain items that cannot be disposed of with other junk. Dumps will typically not accept hazardous materials or bulk quantities of liquids, for example.
So if you’ve got any old propane canisters or fire extinguishers, tires, or batteries, you’ll need to contact a specialist waste-disposal team to get rid of them. Many older appliances contain hazardous materials.,
Refrigerators, for example, may still contain CFCs, a type of chemical now known to cause thinning of the atmospheric ozone layer.
These and other hazardous chemicals must be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner, so consult a professional team before disposing of any electrical appliance.
This is one of the most important things to think about when disposing of old stuff. A shocking proportion of the population has already been affected by identity theft, so it’s worth you taking a few steps to avoid joining them.
Any papers containing personal details should be separated from the rest of the junk and disposed of in a secure way. This can be as simple as running them through a shredder.
Either you can do this yourself using one of the many commercially available devices, or you can have your papers collected by a company that will dispose of them for you — this is particularly useful if you have a large number of documents to get rid of.
Even if you’re clearing out the home of a relative who’s recently passed away, be sure to hang on to all paperwork. You never know what might come in handy when you’re dealing with their estate.