Monthly Archives: March 2011

East Bay Yard Waste Removal – Go for the Gold

Each year, the California Landscape Contractors Association holds an annual competition by traveling up and down the golden state looking for the “best of the best” when it comes to front and back yard landscaping. As their mission statement claims, “the Trophy Awards are to encourage interest in landscaping, recognize crafts people who produce outstanding landscapes, create pride in superior workmanship and to bestow public recognition on companies, institutions, municipalities and residents for their interest in a beautiful California.” Reading that you must obviously be thinking now, “I wonder if my East Bay Area yard could win an award.”
Here are a few of the categories that you might be judged under:
  • Turf Smooth even grade with good physical appearance, even texture and good green color.
  • Decks, Benches High-quality materials with a good foundation and adequate structural strength, good construction detail.
  • Fences Plumb not warped, post set properly in concrete so water drains away.
Along with those areas, the CLCA will also be looking over appearance of your trees, shrubs, groundcover and turf. Is it all healthy and vibrant? Is it properly pruned? Is it weed free? Obviously, to meet the rigorous standards set forth by the judging panel, you’re going to need to whip your East Bay yard into shape.
The first step would be to get rid of all the yard waste. That can easily be accomplished when you hire a local East Bay yard waste removal company like Junk King. These are the work crews that specialize is hauling dirt, sod, dead bushes and fallen tree limbs. Once all of that refuse is taken away, you can begin the real work of proper landscaping. Think of this removal process as providing you with a blank slate to work on.
In the realm of yard waste removal, the piles that can be taken away by the professional crew don’t just have to be “of the earth.” These can also be all those things in your yard that were brought in or you inherited. Under the “brought in” category would be the leftover materials from finished (or unfinished!) projects like wood scraps, dry wall and remodeling waste. Under the “inherited” category would be things like an old deck you plan to rip up or a crumbling patio that you’re replacing. Once the demolition is complete on those items all that waste can be haul away.
Naturally, you can still do this work just to get your yard in shape for the summer and to feel good about your surroundings. You don’t have to try to win a trophy. On the other hand, why not go for it?
For the best in East Bay Area Yard Waste Removal simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.

East Bay Junk Recycling – Keeping the Bay Area Green

Like many communities across the county, the East Bay Area region is veritable hive of businesses, homes and schools. There are a lot of folks flowing in and out of those places every day. There are also a significant number of visitors who make their way to the East Bay region to enjoy many of the fine restaurants, museums and other cultural activities in towns like Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda.
Now consider this fact: it is estimated that every single person generates up to four pounds of garbage each day. Those four pounds represents all the stuff we throw away like coffee cups, soda bottles, fast food wrappers, newspapers, magazines, junk mail and whatever we toss out after cooking dinner. Break it all down like that and you can see how quickly that amount adds up.
Then there is an entirely different category of garbage that we are each responsible for. That would be all of our junk. Isn’t junk really garbage? Actually, for the purposes of this discussion, the junk is best described as all those things that can’t fit into a garbage can. Let’s face it; if this junk could easily be tossed out you would have probably already have thrown it away. No, these are the big ticket items like old pieces of furniture that have outlived their purpose. It could also be a broken piece of kitchen equipment like a fridge or stove that you replaced but didn’t get the previous model taken away.
This big junk could also mean those unusual items that have somehow made it into your home, but don’t serve a function now. This could be random items like a banged up surf board, a stuffed moose head or any other kind of crazy thing. Isn’t it time to say good-bye to this junk? If you take full advantage of an East Bay junk recycling company like Junk King, not only will they be able to clear out all of this garbage, but they’ll also ensure that it is being disposed of at the proper recycling facility to keep the Bay Area green.
The East Bay Area has long been leading the charge on eco-friendly practices. That’s why other towns come here to see how we handle all the recycling needs of the community. It all comes down to a matter of understanding that whatever can be prevented from ending up in a landfill is a good thing. Recycle, repurpose and reuse is the rallying cry that got its start right here. Once you’re committed to recycling then everything is on the table including our junk. The experienced junk recycling crew will be able to identify those items in your home that hold the most potential for reuse. You don’t have time to figure out where to take your metal products versus your e-waste versus your foam mattresses. Let the pros that make it their living handle all of that sorting. You focus on having a clean life and they’ll focus on making sure junk isn’t a part of that life!

For the best in East Bay junk recycling, call Junk King Alameda at 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.