Trash Collection Services
Edina doesn’t have public trash collection. Instead, residents and businesses have to contract with one of the many licensed trash hauling companies in the area. So, it’s likely that you are already paying for trash pickup. While this isn’t exactly “free”, it does mean if you can get your junk into its collection bin, then you won’t be paying anything extra for junk removal.
However, if you were capable of moving junk to the curb, wouldn’t you have done it already? In many cases, the items you want to get rid of are too big or numerous to fit in the collection bin, meaning they might never make it to the curb. Obviously, trash collection companies are not going to enter your property to retrieve your trash. Keep this in mind when relying on trash collection services to get rid of your junk.
What sorts of items are you trying to get rid of? Do they happen to be lightly used belongings that could potentially be reused? If this is the case, then you could request a donation pickup from a local thrift store. One example of a charity organization that provides these pickups is the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The ReStore offers two kinds of pickups: Priority Pickup, which costs money, and No Charge Pickup, which is what you’re after.
Keep in mind that local thrift stores don’t want just anything you throw at them; at the end of the day, they need items that could reasonably be resold. These things include newer appliances, furniture, tools, electronics, and more. This is one of those scenarios where you don’t pay with money, but with the stuff you have to offer. And no thrift store is going to pick up your trash. Imagine if the shelves of your favorite Edina thrift store were stocked with garbage!
Do-It-Yourself Junk Removal
When all else fails and you really need to part ways with your junk without paying too much money, do it yourself. Make sure you’re well-rested and get some stretches in before leaping head-first into DIY junk removal. There is a lot of heavy lifting involved, and you don’t want to strain yourself as you haul your stuff out the door and into your vehicle. Need help with all this physical labor? Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a friend or a family member.
Once all the junk is off your property and in your vehicle, it’s time to take it to a disposal site. There are many different landfills in Hennepin County, but keep in mind that you will likely need to pay a dump fee in order to use them. Wait—so does that mean that even DIY junk removal isn’t free? Technically, it’s not!