Expanding the junk removal industry by defining industry terms and hazardous waste.

Expanding The Junk Removal Industry

Expanding The Junk Removal Industry

Today we'll be exploring the junk removal industry terms and defining some of the larger unknowns such as what exactly is hazardous waste?


  1. Junk - Old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value.
  2. Junk Removal - A service that involves the pickup and removal of unwanted items.
  3. Dumpster - A large trash receptacle designed to be hoisted and emptied into a truck.
  4. Roll Off Dumpster - A rectangular dumpster that utilizes wheels to facilitate rolling the varied-sized dumpster in place.
  5. Dumpster Bag - A sturdy, portable bag with variable capacities made of tough woven material to remove debris.
  6. Waste - Use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose.
  7. Clean Up - make someone or something clean or neat.
  8. Seasonal Cleaning - a thorough cleaning of a house or room, typically undertaken in spring or fall.
  9. Remodel - To change the structure or form of something
  10. Renovate - Restore to a good state of repair.
  11. Small Appliance - a portable or semi-portable machine, generally used on table-tops, counter-tops, or other platforms, to accomplish a household task.
  12. Yard Waste - leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden debris and brush, including clean woody vegetative material

Junk removal companies typically list what they can and cannot take during their visit to a scheduled location. There are many reasons a junk removal cannot take something such as cans of paint which contain chemicals that can contaminate soil and water. They should NEVER be thrown in the trash. In fact, in most states, it's illegal. Please view the link below to see how the EPA handles these types of materials.

This type of junk removal also impacts the Pop Up Dumpster Bag. While there are many materials we can take, there are still many hazardous materials that we cannot take.

Hazardous materials mean that the product is dangerous or potentially harmful to your health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, gases, sludges, discarded commercial products (such as cleaning fluids or pesticides). 

Keep in mind that although there is a list of unacceptable items there is a proper way to remove hazardous material. At the end of this article, you will find a link for the EPA, which stands for Environmental Protection Agency. They provide information based on each state to help you better understand who and where this type of junk goes!

Learn more about the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and its mission to educate people about hazardous materials and how to handle them. 

Please visit the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for more information on how your state handles hazardous waste/materials. 


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