Why Hire a Legitimate Junk Hauler?
Good day, and welcome to our first Para-blog. Our mission at Paradog Junk Hauling & Disposal is “to be nice, provide exceptional value for the money, and to leave every property better than when we found it, while remaining environmentally responsible and ethically guided”. It is our fervent hope to use this venue as a resource to inform, enlighten, and inspire in consideration of local business, the people we serve, and our responsibility to serve better our community. We hope you enjoy it.
What advice would we give a customer looking to hire a local junk hauler? Beware of thelow-ball quotes. We work hard to be fair and reasonable in our pricing, taking all, including labor and disposal fees, into consideration. If you receive a quote that seems too low to be true, then the haulers may not be disposing of your items in a responsible or ethical fashion. For example, we were asked to quote the removal of about 5-tons of tires off a commercial property. We gave a quote which was rejected because the customer said they had a quote for less than $200. We understand it cost $140 a ton to dispose of tires at the designated landfill. You can guess where those tires ended up. Wecan be sure it was not the landfill. We were contacted by a contractor who had 170 gallons of paint to dispose of. He was quoted $100 by a junk hauler he found on Craigslist. Fortunately, he went another route and we disposed of the paint in a manner good for the environment. Be careful and ask about responsible, ethical disposal practices. Our ethos is "remove, recycle, repurpose" and we will live (or die) by those words.
We pulled the below information from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) form C-14-41, “Illegal Dumping in Arizona”. The article reads:
WHAT IS ILLEGAL DUMPING? Illegal dumping, also known as “wildcat dumping,” is the disposal of waste at any location that has not been approved by ADEQ. Approved sites include landfills and waste transfer stations. These sites are permitted and inspected annually to sustain a healthy and environmentally friendly place to dispose of wastes. ILLEGAL DUMPING CAN BE COSTLY. Illegal dumping hurts property values. It is also a major economic burden on local government, which typically takes responsibility for cleaning up dump sites, diverting funds which could be used for other services. Illegal dumping is a class two misdemeanor. You can be fined up to $15,000 for each violation (A.R.S. § 49-783).
ILLEGAL DUMPING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH • Illegal dumping poses a risk to public health, aquatic habitats, and wildlife.• Garbage may attract rodents and other animals.
• Insects, such as mosquitoes that carry diseases, may hatch in water that pools on the waste.
• Bacteria can grow in discarded food, diapers, and human waste.
• Hazardous chemicals illegally dumped may contaminate water and soil.
WHAT IF I WITNESS ILLEGAL DUMPING? ADEQ [And Paradog Junk Hauling} encourages anyone who encounters an existing illegal dump to report it. Contact your local public works or waste office, code enforcement office or local law enforcement agency. Write down as much of the following information down as possible:
• Specific location of dumpsite;
• Directions to dumpsite;
• Approximate size of dumpsite;
• Type of material(s) in dumpsite;
• Name and phone number of property owner (if known);
• Date, time, and location of incident (if available);
• Description of vehicle and license plate number (if avail-able);
• Description of person(s) dumping (if available).