Where Does This Go?
I was wondering what to write about in my first public blog on our webpage. Well, what do people ask about? Where does this go?
That all depends on what we pick up. Our primary pick up is construction materials, whether it be tiles, paint cans, counter-tops, toilets, sheet-rock, etc. These types of materials almost always are brought to the landfill. I’m sorry, but it pretty much has to.
Furniture, if in decent condition, is donated to local charities. Being a small business in Flagler county, we know quite a few. I prefer to keep it small and for very good causes, not that the bigger charities aren’t good causes, but if I can personally touch the animals in the humane society, or a family in Christmas Come True, or a kitty in Flagler Cats, we will.
Now even items that are tattered, such as towels and blankets, will go to Mari Molina owner of Flagler Cats, or to the shelter. We are big animal lovers. If we come to your home, We will love on your dog or cat. No worries.
What else? Oh, we are asked about picking up metal items for free. NO, we do not do that. We are a business which pays taxes, permits, insurance, licensing and all sorts of regulations. Every county wants their share. So we cannot work for free. Gas is high and we already will do one free estimate per job.
Do we scrap? Yes. But people do not realize what is involved here. and many think you get a ton of money for metal. Not! It sometimes takes hours of valuable time to take apart items just to get to the metal.
Finally after blisters, and lots of effort, it is put to the side, taking up valuable space for a time, It is not cost effective to spend twenty dollars in gas to receive eleven dollars. So, it takes up space until we have enough to make a few dollars. We only scrap what we collect on our regular jobs. We will not come out to get your metal items for free.
Household Items, again it all depends on what it is. If in good condition, again charities, and if not, well, you know where that goes.
Hazardous waste. By this I mean light bulbs, batteries, paint, and chemicals. They have a special place we take them.
Bio-Hazardous Waste. meaning, blood, maggots, bodies, etc. Okay, We recommend a company for that. We do not do Bio-Hazard.
We do recycle when we can. We do our very best to keep Flagler County clean and try to put items where they belong.
All in all, J & H Junk Removal helps residents, non-residents, commercial properties Reclaim Their Space.
Have a Wonderful Day
Joe and Heidi Tassone