Home cleaning is easier when you do a little bit at a time, but it’s often not worth it to make a long trip out to the dumpster of your community to remove just a little bit of trash from your home every day. That’s where a doorstep waste removal company can come in handy. Instead of making the tedious trip yourself, you simply leave the garbage and recycling outside your door in designated containers, and a Service Valet from Valet Living Doorstep comes to pick it up. Often, the fee for this service is included as part of your monthly rent.
How Valet Living Doorstep Works
When you have Valet Living Doorstep, your community management team will inform you about the service times, collection dates, and waste containers available. Often, doorstep collection will take place five nights a week. Valet Living will even supply the bags for you, and you can reorder more of them whenever you run low.
Once you’ve arranged with the community management team, doorstep waste removal is a simple three-step process:
- Prepare your trash and/or recycling
- Place the container(s) outside your door
- Bring the empty containers back indoors the next morning by 9:00 a.m.
The Service Valets will take care of the rest.
Benefits of Valet Living Doorstep
Due to the busy life you lead, you may put off taking out the trash for longer than you mean to. It’s not that you intend to procrastinate. It’s just that it’s a relatively low priority among everything else you have to do, until it reaches the point where trash and recyclables are piled up inside your home and can’t be ignored any longer. That’s when it becomes a big job to bag up the garbage and haul it up or down stairs and out to the dumpster, before it starts attracting unwanted pests to your residential unit.
When the professionals who collect the trash come to your unit to pick it up on a nightly basis, it’s a much less time-consuming process, making it easier to keep your home clean even considering everything else you have to do.
When you live with another person, whether it be a family member, significant other, or roommate, it is easy to get into arguments about whose turn it is to take out the garbage. Since it is an unpleasant chore that nobody wants to do, it is easy for memories to become “selective” as to who did it last. Something so trivial should never be a point of contention within a household, and with Valet Living Doorstep, it doesn’t have to be.
Bagging up large amounts of garbage and taking them to the dumpster is not only tedious and time-consuming, it can be potentially dangerous. Lugging heavy bags up and down stairs can impede your vision and throw you off balance, increasing your potential for a hazardous fall. Furthermore, if you make your trip to the dumpster after dark, which is almost inevitable during the wintertime, it makes you vulnerable to any unsavory characters who may be lurking in the vicinity. Valet Living Doorstep eliminates these potential dangers and helps to keep you and your loved ones safe.
We all know that recycling is good for the environment, but when you must haul your waste out of your apartment yourself, it is much easier to throw it all into one bag and take it all to the same place rather than separating it out and making multiple trips. Valet Living Doorstep makes it easier to do your ecological part by handling recyclables according to the same easy pickup concept and providing a separate recycling bin.
Rules That Govern Valet Living Doorstep
Both Valet Living and your community management team will have regulations in place regarding Valet Living Doorstep. You will be apprised of these rules upon agreeing to the service, and most are common-sense regulations that shouldn’t be too difficult to comply with. There will be separate rules regarding trash and recycling. Keeping them separate will be part of the rules to follow.
Valet Living Doorstep rules regarding waste include the following:
- No furniture or other oversized items
- No sharp objects or broken glass
- No loose trash
- No bags over 25 pounds
- Pet waste must be double-bagged
It is crucially important that no non-recyclable materials find their way into household recycling bags or communal recycling containers. Otherwise, everything in the recycling container becomes contaminated and cannot be recycled after all.
Recyclables include glass bottles and jars, metal cans, plastic containers labeled one to seven, and most paper products apart from soiled pizza boxes. Your community manager will have detailed information about what can and cannot be recycled in your community.