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Mattress Disposal In The Fremont Area Made Easy

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Residents living in the Fremont area you will find themselves with an old, used mattress at some point. And they will need to have a way to get rid of it. 

The problem is that you can’t simply put it out to the curb and hope the garbage guys will take it. 

They won’t.

And, even if you have a truck or large van to haul it away with, where can you take it? You could go to a local landfill, but not all of them will accept mattresses. Not to mention that our landfills are rapidly filling up and closing. And keep in mind that mattresses are heavy, bulky, and difficult to move, load, and unload. 

It’s been estimated that more than 20 million mattresses end up in landfills each year in this country. And one average-sized mattress by itself can take up to 40 cubic feet of space in a landfill. So, dumping your old mattress isn’t really the most environmentally friendly option.

And even at that, without a suitable vehicle to haul a mattress, you’re going to need help. However, take it from the folks at Junk King Fremont –  the good news is that you have some great options!

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Got an Old Mattress? Don’t Do This!

If you have limited storage space in your home, keeping an old mattress around isn’t practical. Mattresses take up a lot of space and most of us don’t have enough storage space to spare.

So, it’s fair to ask, “What do I do with my old mattress?”

First, here’s what you should NOT do with it: Dump it someplace outside.

While we’ve all seen an old, discarded mattress on the side of the road, and that may seem like an easy solution, it is an environmental hazard and illegal. And the consequences if you’re caught are severe.

According to ByeByeMattress, 

“Illegal dumping disrupts natural land and water, harms plants and wildlife, causes health and safety hazards, attracts disease carrying pests like rodents and insects, pollutes water sources, decreases property values, and costs taxpayers millions in clean-up costs.”

And, if you were caught and convicted of this crime, you could be fined up to $10,000, have your vehicle seized, and even be incarcerated. All that just so you can get rid of an old mattress the easy way!

So, if simply “dumping” your old mattress isn’t an option – for you or the environment – what can you do with it?

You can sometimes donate your gently used mattress, but that can be problematic, especially in states like California. 

According to one source,

“Although it may come as a surprise, local thrift stores do not accept mattresses at most locations. Some cannot take any mattress or box spring, including waterbeds, traditional innerspring, or foam mattresses. Due to health and sanitation laws, beds have to be sanitized before being resold at those locations. Because most thrift shops do not have the resources to do so, they are unable to take these donations.

Although some locations will accept mattresses if they’re in good shape, you’ll want to call ahead of time to be sure they will take it.”

Okay, but what if you just have an old mattress that can’t be reused properly? In other words, if you can’t sell it or donate it because it’s not legal to do so, what do you do with it?

Easy! Simply call in the Fremont area’s expert mattress disposal team to get rid of it for you.

 

Yes, Green Mattress Disposal Really Is a Thing

Junk King Fremont is fully committed to pursuing the company’s eco-friendly mission of always ensuring that as much of your junk gets recycled or donated as possible. In fact, Junk King is the only national junk removal company working to recycle 60 percent or more of everything we haul away.

We do this at Junk King Fremont through working relationships with local recyclers, donation centers and nonprofit organizations across the East Bay. That means we not only remove your old, unwanted junk items like mattresses both quickly and efficiently, but it means our removal process is designed to keep as much of this out of landfills as possible.

In other words, we’re able to get as many junk items recycled, repurposed, or donated as possible. Even mattresses

Have you ever wondered how much of a mattress can be recycled? Almost all of it actually. 

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As an article from AmeriSleep points out,

“Most materials in a mattress can be repurposed once a bed is deconstructed (about 85-90%), and enterprising entrepreneurs are constantly developing new ways to use old bedding.”

Here’s a quick break down of what mattress recycling looks like:

  • Springs & Coils: Metals can be melted and made into raw material for new items
  • Foams: These are shredded and used as carpet padding, moving pads, and fuel
  • Fibers:  All of the fibers can be turned into filters, insulation or also burned for fuel
  • Fabrics & Upholstery:  These materials can be reclaimed for use in other products
  • Wood: The wood from the frame can be chipped for mulch or fuel products

There are currently laws in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island that allow retailers to collect a disposal fee on all new mattress and box spring sales.

As a result, the Mattress Recycling Council now operates recycling programs, called Bye Bye Mattress, in those states which have enacted mattress recycling laws.

And, best of all, you can simply call a professional mattress removal firm like Junk King Fremont and let us take care of it for you.

Also, there are some mattress-type items that California doesn’t accept in its recycling program, however. A post at The Sleep Judge explains,

“Unfortunately, even though you paid that $11 fee when you purchased the bed, it does not mean that it can be recycled when you are done with it. A mattress or other bedding item can be deemed unacceptable if it is contaminated and/or poses a risk to new products, personnel, or equipment. The following are examples of unacceptable items:

  • – Severely damaged, frozen, stained, soiled, twisted, or wet mattresses, box springs, and foundations.
  • – If it’s infested with bed bugs
  • – Car beds
  • – Sleeping bags
  • – Pillows
  • – Any children’s items such as carriages, dressing tables, strollers, lounge pads, crib bumpers, and baskets.
  • – Water beds or camping air-mattresses
  • – Fold-out sofa beds
  • – Futons & furniture

The good news is that Junk King Fremont can still come to your home (or workplace) and haul away your “unacceptable” items with our award-winning service. And when we do, you’re going to love our fair and transparent pricing that sets us apart from the rest.

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The Fremont Area’s Expert Mattress Disposal Team

Everyone ends up needing mattress disposal at some point and that’s just as true in Union City and Fremont as it is in Castro Valley or Hayward. If you live in the wider Fremont area, we’ve got you covered when you need to get rid of an old mattress.

Whether you just treated yourself to a long overdue new bed, or your household has gotten a bit smaller with another kid moving out on their own, Junk King Fremont offers an efficient, safe and environmentally-friendly mattress disposal service that makes the job effortless.

That’s because our experienced junk removal team can quickly and easily remove and haul off your old mattress along with any other type of junk you have. At Junk King Fremont we provide cost-effective junk removal using two-person teams and our large trucks.

In fact, Junk King’s junk removal trucks are up to 30 percent larger than our competitor’s trucks, which simply means we can take more junk in fewer trips. Hauling used mattresses is a breeze with our big, red trucks designed for your large junk items.

So, ready to get rid of your old mattress? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Just make an appointment by booking online above, or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your home, and we’ll call 15 minutes before we get there. Once we’re on-site, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your mattress and other junk takes up in our truck.

If you like our estimate, you simply point, and we’ll load it all into our junk removal trucks and haul it away – all without any hidden fees!

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Dealing With Foreclosure Cleanouts In The Fremont Area

Are you a real estate professional working in the Fremont area? If so, do you ever work with or even specialize in foreclosures or REO transactions? If the answer is “Yes” then you have most likely needed foreclosure cleanouts in the past.

And, quite likely, you’ll need them again. So, who do you call?

DIY Foreclosure Cleanouts: Real Estate Professionals Need Not Apply

It’s not that you can’t manage the task yourself. The real issue is, why should you?

You know better than anyone that every hour spent doing things that you could delegate is an hour taken away from what you do best – selling homes. And the argument that you might tell yourself that you can “save money” doing things yourself is a bit hollow, too.

Your time is worth money and that time really shouldn’t be invested in cleaning out all the trash, junk, and other debris that is often left behind in a foreclosed home. At the same time, you are a professional and you know that anything that is done on your property needs to be done professionally, as well. 

This is why you really don’t want to just hire someone with a truck and a dolly to do it for you. So, what’s your best option?

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More Reasons Why the DIY Option Isn’t so Great

As a real estate professional working with foreclosed properties you will almost certainly find yourself with a house full of old, used junk at some point. And you’re going to need an expert and cost-effective way to get rid of it.

Even if it is only a few piles of trash and some larger items, while you might manage getting it out of the house yourself, the problem is that you can’t just put it out on the curb for the garbage service to pick up. For one, they probably won’t if it doesn’t all fit in the bins. And secondly, you may no longer have garbage pick up service for the property.

Maybe you or a colleague has a truck or large van for hauling – where do you take it here in the Fremont/East Bay Area? You could go to one of the few local landfills, but not everything is allowed in a landfill.

The bottom line is that, even if you do have some help and a suitable vehicle, doing it yourself really isn’t the best option. Take it from the pros at Junk King Fremont: we can offer you a few great options!

Got Foreclosures? Call Junk King.

There was a time not that long ago when foreclosures hit historic levels. It was both sad and tragic for many people as they lost their homes to the economic downturn and housing market upheaval. 

Since that time, some sense of normalcy has prevailed, and those sad foreclosure numbers have dropped back to what industry experts refer to as normal levels. However, with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, economic shutdowns, and the fallout of state and federal actions, many people are being hit hard economically.

And this may be a harbinger of an uptick in local foreclosures. 

As of October 2020, foreclosure activity in Alameda County, for example, was increasing and homes in pre-foreclosure status were on the rise. While not alarming as yet, the looming threat of more shutdowns and economic restrictions doesn’t bode well. 

In October 2020, the top five cities in Alameda County for foreclosure rates were Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward, Castro Valley, and Union City.

The real problem is that foreclosures can occur for a variety of reasons and are not always tied to economic downturns or recessions. Job loss, a death in the family, divorce, and any number of other issues can create situations where a mortgage holder can no longer keep up.

When these instances do occur, as they do on a regular basis, the real estate professional tasked with selling the foreclosed home has a number of chores to complete for that to happen. And one of those chores is often the dreaded foreclosure cleanout. 

But the good news is that if you are the one with that chore on your list, simply call in the Fremont area’s expert foreclosure cleanout team to take care of it for you.

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Ever Heard of “Green” Foreclosure Cleanouts? We Have!

At Junk King Fremont we are fully committed to the company’s eco-friendly mission of striving hard to ensure that as much junk is recycled or donated as possible. We are unique in that Junk King is the only nationally recognized junk removal company that consistently works to recycle 60 percent or more of everything we haul away.

At Junk King Fremont, we achieve this through our working relationships with local recyclers, donation centers, and various not-for-profit organizations across the East Bay.

This allows us to quickly and efficiently remove old, unwanted junk items like the things abandoned by previous homeowners. In addition, our removal process is designed to keep as much of this junk material as possible out of our landfills.

Have you ever wondered how much junk can be recycled? Almost all of it as it turns out. 

An article from DoSomething.org notes that,

“The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.”

And, when you consider that the average person in the United States generates over four pounds of trash every day almost 1.5 tons of solid waste every year, that’s a lot of waste in a nation of more than 331,000,000 people!

The good news is that there is hope for all that trash and solid waste still sitting in that foreclosed property you need to get cleaned out.

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And, best of all, you can simply call a professional junk removal firm like Junk King Fremont and let us take care of it for you.

If you have old furniture pieces still sitting in the house, no worries. Most furniture can be partly if not completely recycled. And, if it’s still usable furniture in good shape, it’s highly likely we’ll be able to find a new home for it. 

Are there old, broken-down appliances left behind in the property you’re trying to sell? Well, we’ve got that covered, too.

Removing and hauling old appliances such as dishwashers, ovens, and washing machines is a huge and somewhat labor-intensive task. Those big appliances can easily weigh up to 300 pounds and are almost always difficult to pick up and move. And that’s not even counting those massive, bottom drawer freezer refrigerator units!

And, if you were to decide to do all that yourself, you still have to know where to take them after you manage to get them loaded and secured.

The good news is that Junk King Fremont can come out to that foreclosed home and haul away any and all “abandoned” items and we do that in a manner that exemplifies our reputation for award-winning service.

And, in addition to our service, you’re sure to love our fair and transparent pricing that sets us apart from the rest.

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Professional Foreclosure Cleanouts for the Fremont Area

If, in your work as a real estate professional, you need a foreclosure cleanout at some point, we’ve got you covered. No matter whether the house is in Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City, or in downtown Fremont, if your property is in the wider Fremont area, we can take care of it for you.

Junk King Fremont provides an efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly foreclosure cleanout service that makes that part of your job effortless.

Our professional and experienced junk removal team can quickly and easily remove and haul off any and all items that have been left behind in a property. The only thing we don’t take is hazardous material and, hopefully, you won’t have to deal with that!

Junk King Fremont uses two-person teams and our large trucks to deliver cost-effective junk, trash, and debris removal.

In fact, our junk removal trucks are up to 30 percent larger than our competitor’s trucks, which means more junk in fewer trips. We can manage even the largest pieces of furniture since our big, red trucks designed for large junk items. And, best of all for you, we do all the heavy lifting!

So, ready to take care of that foreclosure cleanout? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Just make an appointment by booking online above, or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your property, and we’ll call 15 minutes before we get there. Once we’re on-site, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room the junk will take up in our truck.

If you like our estimate, you simply point, and we’ll load it all into our junk removal trucks and haul it away – all without any hidden fees!

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Taking Care Of Junk Removal In Fremont Area

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When you live in the Fremont area of the San Francisco East Bay, getting rid of some large unwanted items can be a real challenge. 

Needless to say, if it’s small enough to fit in your recycling bin it’s usually not a problem. But the big stuff can leave you scratching your head trying to figure out the best way to dispose of it. 

To make things more complicated, even if you do have a truck to haul it away with, landfills are rapidly filling up and disappearing, not to mention expensive to use. And, if you don’t have a truck or access to one, then you may find that junk removal in the Fremont area can be, well, a bit challenging.

When your junk consists of old appliances or large furniture, just getting it out to the sidewalk or driveway can be strenuous and possibly dangerous. But let’s assume that you have someone helping you move these large junk items – you still need a suitable vehicle to haul it away and dispose of it. 

Fortunately, Junk King Fremont is a great solution for all your junk removal needs. Not only do they have the right-sized trucks to remove your junk, but they also have well trained, bonded and insured staff members to help you reclaim those junk-filled areas in your home.

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Got Junk? Get Rid of It the Right Way!

Did you know that the larger portion of what you throw into the garbage still has usable value? It’s true about most waste that’s generated, and it’s especially true of what we typically call “junk.”

Almost 75 percent of the garbage in America that goes into what is known as the “municipal waste stream,” or MWS, can be recycled. This is all the more disturbing when you realize that the United States averages a recycling rate of only about 30 percent. So, about 45 percent – or almost half – of what could be recycled never is. 

On a brighter note, however, the Bay Area has managed to outdo that recycling rate by almost double. The rest of the country, not so much.

According to the most recent figures available from the EPA, the U.S. generates close to 270 million tons of waste every year, or about four and a half pounds per person each day. So, if 75 percent of that could be recycled, but only 30 percent is, that means we add about 100,000,000 tons of trash into our national landfills that doesn’t really need to be there.

The best thing about the waste that we usually categorize as “junk” is that it can often be reused “as is.” That simply means most junk items can be repurposed or reused somewhere else with relatively little processing.

Unfortunately, most people just throw away what they no longer want or need into the trash.

With close to a million residents living in the larger Fremont area, keeping as much waste out of landfills as possible is essential. In keeping with the Junk King corporate mission, Junk King Fremont makes every effort to recycle or reuse everything we bring into our doors.

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Choosing Junk King Fremont for Your Junk Removal

At Junk King Fremont we provide cost-effective junk removal using two-person teams and our large, red trucks. Junk King’s junk removal trucks are 30 percent larger than our competitor’s trucks, which means:

One, we can take more junk in fewer trips.

Two, our cost per load is significantly lower than our competitors.

Junk King Fremont will not only remove your old, unwanted junk items quickly and efficiently, but our removal process is designed to keep as many of your items out of landfills as possible. Junk King’s eco-friendly mission has always been ensuring that as much of your junk as possible gets recycled or donated.

We do this through working relationships with local recyclers, donation shops, and nonprofit organizations in the Nimitz Freeway region of the East Bay. This way, we’re able to get as many of your items as possible recycled, repurposed, or donated.

Junk King is the only national junk removal company that operates with the goal of recycling 60 percent or more of everything we haul away. And we manage to do so while becoming the industry’s Number One junk removal service.

From yard debris to old furniture, hot tubs, and appliances, to estate and foreclosure cleanouts, there’s no residential or commercial job too big or too small for Junk King Fremont. Whether you’re in Castro Valley, Fremont, or any point in between, we’ll come to your home or workplace and haul away your junk with our award-winning service. And you’ll love our fair and transparent pricing that sets us apart from the rest.

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Got Junk? Sell It or Donate It!

If your large junk items are still in decent shape and usable, you might consider selling some of your items. 

While people in the Fremont area still have yard sales or garage sales, it’s not always an option for folks in apartments or townhouses. That’s when the ever-growing options for online selling really comes in handy.

It wasn’t that long ago when there were only a few online selling sites available, mainly eBay and Craigslist, both of which are still going strong. But today there are a variety of online selling options available for your old, unwanted items. 

Here are a few online selling sites to check out:

There are many others, as well, and each site operates differently. Some sites charge fees to list items for sale, while others only take a transaction fee, and some are completely free. 

Don’t feel like selling things? Not a problem!

Many old, unwanted “junk” items are still reusable. Things like old furniture, old clothes, old toys, tools that still work, and any number of other items can be given away or donated. If your family members, friends, or neighbors don’t want them, there are a large number of charitable and not-for-profit organizations that will be glad to take them.

Wondering where to donate your unwanted, usable items in the Fremont area? Here are some resources:

Making thoughtful donations with your usable but unwanted items require some effort, but it’s a great way to help others while helping yourself. 

But what if you just have junk that really is junk? In other words, if you can’t sell it or donate it because it’s not usable, what do you do with it?

Easy! Simply call in Junk King, the Fremont area’s expert junk removal team to get rid of it for you.

Your Expert Team for Junk Removal in the Fremont Area

If you live along the Nimitz Freeway in Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, or Union City, we’re here to take care of your junk removal needs.

There can be a number of good reasons why you may find you need junk removal services.

  • Did you just finish your final cleanup for the summer only to discover you’ve got a pile of old junk you need to get rid of?
  • Maybe your big landscaping project has come to a close and now you need to get rid of the trash and yard debris.
  • Or perhaps you have a storage space at work that’s filled with old office furniture you’ve decided to dispose of.

Whatever the reason, if you’ve got junk, your next best step is to call Junk King Fremont. 

Junk King Fremont offers efficient, safe, and environmentally-friendly junk removal services that take the work and worry out of the disposal of your junk. Our experienced junk removal team will carefully remove and haul off any types of junk you have, and our big, red trucks are designed to handle your large junk items.

So, ready to get rid of your old junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Just make an appointment by booking online above, or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your home or office, and we’ll call 15 minutes before we get there. Once we’re on-site, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.

If you like our estimate, you simply point and we’ll load those old junk items into our junk removal trucks and haul them away with no hidden fees.

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Oakland Scrap Metal Removal Pros

It’s time for a little scrap metal trivia. Did you know that there are two kinds of scrap metal? These two types are ferrous and nonferrous. Ferrous metals are iron and steel. Nonferrous is pretty much everything else. This includes aluminum, tin, lead, pewter, zinc, bronze and brass. When you think of scrap metal what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it huge piles of twisted steel lifted by a giant claw machine at a junk yard? That is certainly one way to look at scrap metal. The truth is that a lot of what we throw out could be considered scrap metal starting with all our soda cans or empty canned goods. Those are easy to get rid of because they can be tossed out in the weekly recycling bin. But what about the big items?

When you consider getting rid of major kitchen appliances like stows, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers or trash compactors then you’re talking about some serious scrap metal. This also applies to things like bicycles, sewing machines and lawnmowers. The moment you decide anyone of those items should be gotten rid of it becomes scrap metal.

If scrap metal find its way to a landfill it is just becoming a wasted resource. Think of a landfill as a giant compost pile. The best results for something like that would be to have organic materials that can decompose down to their natural state. Adding scrap metal into that mix is going to slow the process down and make those landfills even more hazardous than they already are. The fact is that recycling metal actually requires fewer resources than making metal from scratch. This means it’s less expensive and reduces the harmful impact that mining or smelting raw materials has on the environment.

The numbers break down like this: for every ton of steel that is recycled we end up saving 2500 pounds of iron ore, 1400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone. Even if you recycle just one aluminum soda can you’re saving enough power to run a television set for three hours. That kind of recycling can add up very quickly.

All around Oakland there are scrap metal recycle centers which are happy to take in your metal. The one condition is that you have to bring the metal to them. You also have to bring the metal to them during their business hours. Just because you embrace the concept of recycling scrap metal doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to pull off.

Of course you can reduce the amount of effort on your part by hiring professional junk haulers like Junk King Alameda to take away your big pieces of scrap metal. These junk haulers are in a perfect position to haul away your scrap metal because they’ve got the truck space and the muscle to do the heavy lifting. They also know exactly where to drop off the scrap metal which means you don’t have to run the risk of driving around Oakland for hours looking for the right junk yard. You’ve got better things to do with your time, so let Junk King’s pro hauling team take care of your scrap metal.

Oakland Cardboard Disposal and Recycling

There’s good news to be found around Oakland when it comes to recycling. According to a recent survey conducted by the city, since 2000 recycling has gone up by 33%. This translates into a reduction of garbage headed for landfills by about 27%. All totaled Oakland residents have recycled over 700,000 tons of magazines, junk mail, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, paper and yard waste. All 700,000 tons of that recyclable material has been converted into reusable materials. This has provided many businesses with a much improved bottom line. With numbers like these you’ll also find that many essential resources like forest growth and waterways have also been protected. It simply a win-win all around for Oakland residents.

If you are new to the city or new to recycling then you need to familiarize yourself with the parameters of the Oakland program. For residents in one to four unit buildings there is a once a week pickup of garbage and recyclable materials. Oakland utilizes a three cart system. The green cart is for yard trimmings or food scraps that can be recycled. The gray cart is for bottles, cans, jars, paper and cardboard. The burgundy cart is for all the rest of the garbage or non-recyclable materials. This doesn’t include electronic waste or hazardous materials. They have to be handled separately.

To someone observing from the outside it might seem like this three cart system is a bit complicated. But many Oakland residents have found that once they fall into the routine of recycling it’s easy to remember which type of garbage goes into which garbage bin. The big issue is what to do with all of those things that don’t fit into the recyclable bins. This is especially true for piles of cardboard left over from moving boxes or the delivery of large items like a television or kitchen appliance. When those types of materials have become too big for the weekly pickup it might be time to call in the pros. In this case the pros would be experienced junk haulers who have a big truck waiting to be filled up – Junk King Alameda.

Once you make the decision to hire professional junk haulers for your excess cardboard you don’t have to stop there. The same junk haulers are more than willing to cart off all the rest of the stuff you might have around your home or apartment that you’re just dying to get rid of. Once again, it’s an issue of something being too big to be thrown out in the weekly garbage pickup. This could mean a sofa or bedroom set you been hanging onto or left over construction materials from a remodeling job. There could even be piles of yard waste like tree trimmings or sod that you need to get rid of. The bottom line is that you’ll have an empty truck at your disposal that can be quickly filled up. Just remember you don’t have to do any of the heavy lifting!

Declutter Your East Bay Home

When was the last time you went visiting to a friend’s home and declared to them “I love what you’ve done with the place?” Aren’t you really saying “Gee, I wish my house looked this clean?” Perhaps in this instance a little envy could be the perfect motivator to help you finally tackle that big decluttering job you’ve been meaning to get around to in your own home. Even if you have good intentions of planning a housecleaning project on a Monday by the time Saturday rolls around you’re probably too exhausted to even think about sorting through all that junk in your closets, garages or attic. That’s why you need to have an additional motivator: schedule an appointment with Junk King Alameda.
Junk King Alameda is an East Bay company specializing in the removal of all kinds of bulky junk items from your home or office. It’s a simple concept; they have a team of professional movers equipped with a large truck capable of hauling off all your junk. You don’t have to worry about whether or not your junk is going to be recycled or dumped in a landfill. The Junk King is completely eco-friendly. They make it a priority to recycle as much of what they collect as possible. Let them worry about that. What you need to focus on is sorting through your junk. The moment you set the appointment the clock is ticking.
If there is a room in your home like the garage or attic that has become the primary clutter zone then you should begin the sorting process methodically. Start in one corner and make your way around the room clockwise. Any item, no matter what size, that you want to have Junk King take away: slap a Post-it note on it. Once you identified all those items then you’re ready to move onto the next room. It’s conceivable that with the Post-it note method you don’t really have to lift a finger.
This decluttering effort should also pertain to those areas which might be deemed “out of sight and out of mind.” That would be places like a closet, under bed or in cabinets. Here again you only have to worry about picking which items you want hauled away.
After the Junk King team has removed all your clutter you need to really readjust your attitude when it comes to bringing things into the home. Just imagine your front door is a kind of metal detector that will sound alarms every time you bring something into your house that should be thrown away. Of course, if you like collecting junk there is nothing wrong with scheduling an annual appointment with Junk King Alameda!

Oakland Hoarding: How to Get Rid of Your Junk

Have you heard of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization or NSGCD? These are the folks who are the frontline of helping those individuals whose hoarding problem has become a major area of concern in their lives. The NSGCD provide special training to those individuals who want to become a hoarding specialist and earn a certificate signifying they have gone through a rigorous set of exams and education courses to help people with the hoarding disease. Most of the hoarding specialists that go through this program are clinical therapists or psychologists. That’s because when a person takes hoarding to a dangerous level they are doing so because of a deep-seated psychological problem. Even if a house is cleared out there will still be the underlying emotional and mental issues that need to be dealt with otherwise the hoarder will just start hoarding all over again.
Hoarders come in many forms. There are those who simply don’t throw anything away including garbage and food. There are other hoarders who like to collect live animals like cats, rats, rabbits or dogs. These are extremely sad cases because the animals themselves are often the victims of neglect just because there’s so many crowding into one space. There are other hoarders who fancy themselves as collectors and make it their life’s mission to gather up as many items as possible of their obsession. This could be dolls, purses, shoes or just compulsive shopping for anything. The one thing all of these hoarders have in common is a sense of denial. They can be surrounded by mountains of garbage and not even think it’s a problem for them. It usually takes an outside friend or family member to recognize the problem and bring in professional help.
Along with the psychological help, these hoarders need help clearing out their junk. This is where a company like Junk King Alameda can prove to be an invaluable partner. The Junk King crews are experienced at removing all levels of junk and garbage from a home or construction site. Even the worst hoarders of Oakland will be no match for the professional crews from Junk King.
Hopefully your own hoarding tendencies haven’t reached extreme levels. Let’s be honest; in some ways were all a bit of a hoarder. It’s very hard for many of us to get rid of all the things we bring into our lives. When it comes to big or bulky items it’s so much easier to stuff them in a closet or in a garage instead of finding a way to dispose of that. Once you cross that line it’s easy to add to those piles of junk until you completely run out of storage space. That doesn’t necessarily make you a hoarder but you are still holding onto things that ultimately should be thrown out. Hiring Junk King can help you accomplish clearing out the clutter of your home. Of course, watching the reality show featuring hoarders should be inspiration enough!

Oakland & East Bay Christmas Tree Disposal

There is a fun little Internet site called Yelp which is also a mobile phone app. The initial purpose behind Yelp was to give folks a chance to share their reviews of local restaurants. You could go to an eatery, enjoy a meal and then post your comments as if you were a critic at large. You can even snap a picture of your dinner and post that. As Yelp grew in popularity it began to expand its base of reviews. Now anything and everything can be reviewed on Yelp. This holiday season even residential displays of Christmas lights were given the Yelp treatment. This was a great way for folks to find out where the hotspots around Oakland where for seeing Christmas lights.
One popular spot that received rave reviews on Yelp was Deacon Dave’s. Apparently this is an annual tradition of putting up Christmas lights which grows each year. This past season Deacon Dave put up 343,200 lights to the delight of every passerby. Then there is the Christmas Tree Lane which is a block of homes down Thompson Avenue that take their holiday decorating very seriously. It’s great when an entire neighborhood can coordinate their lights!
Beyond the Yelp reviews there are many other online resources for Oakland residents to track down where the best Christmas lights were on display. It seems like at least one home in every neighborhood goes a little bit crazy for Christmas with the Christmas lights. There are some who even take decorating to the next level by coordinating their flashing lights with synchronized musical accompaniment. It’s all in good fun.
While it’s great to watch these lights each year, you need to give pause for the effort it takes to not only put up these displays but also take them down. Think about Deacon Dave. He had to string over 300,000 lights and now he’s got a take them all down and pack them up again. Wouldn’t it be great if you can keep them up all year round? He probably wouldn’t have much complaints in that! Hopefully Deacon Dave will have some help when it comes to taking down those lights. As for taking down your own Christmas displays, perhaps you can entice your family to help take them down with another round of fresh baked cookies.
One thing is for sure is that after all the ornaments are packed up and the lights to come down you also need to make sure you’ll be getting rid of your Christmas tree properly. If you’ve got your own tree shredder then you’re good to go. However, most of us need to make special arrangements to get rid of our Christmas trees. That can happen by calling upon the services of professional junk haulers like Junk King Alameda who will be making the rounds in the next couple of weeks picking up Christmas trees from all over Oakland. The same top Oakland junk haulers can also pick up all your other trash and garbage that might have piled up over the holiday. And if you want to get rid of that old sofa or refrigerator with the same pickup for your Christmas tree go right ahead!

Oakland Computer Recycling and Disposal

One of the most popular items to purchase at Christmas time our electronics. These aren’t just the gifts that you give to the special people in your life but it’s also the gifts that we give to ourselves! With prices dropping the closer you get to Christmas, it’s hard to resist the temptation of a new computer or a flat screen TV. The moment you buy yourself or someone special a new electronic device, whatever they had been using before that becomes electronic waste or e-waste. Quite often whenever we get a new monitor, computer or TV the old one is tucked back into a closet or stored down the basement. That’s because we instinctively know these items should not be thrown out with the regular garbage but at the same time we aren’t sure what to do with them. In the case of e-waste recycling or disposal, it’s best to leave it to the professionals to handle the delicate task.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, e-waste is actually becoming the fastest-growing portion of our nation’s garbage. This is backed up by the fact that the Consumer Electronics Association did some research to find that there are at least 24 electronic gadgets in every household. Going back to that idea of swapping out those gadgets results in around 2,000,000 tons of unwanted e-waste created every year. Unfortunately, less than 20% of that e-waste is ever recycled. That means the e-waste is going to end up in landfills and that’s going to cause a problem down the road when toxic materials such as lead, mercury or beryllium might leak out into the soil and groundwater.

Certain communities are taking harsh steps to make sure that e-waste is recycled properly. For instance over in Illinois all e-waste is banned from landfills and anyone who’s caught throwing electronics out in the garbage could be fine hundred dollars. This also applies to manufacturers who have to get rid of their e-waste.

In Oakland, there a professional team of junk haulers who specializes in the proper disposal of e-waste is Junk King. There are certain facilities located around town that can handle this type of junk. Instead of just being crushed, the individual components generated from e-waste have to be stripped apart and separated. Then those separate elements can be processed together and repurposed.

If you’re someone who has been using computers for years that’s a pretty safe bet you may have a couple of abandoned desktops and monitors sitting around waiting to get recycled. One call to the best Oakland Hauling team and you will have accomplished that task. But you don’t have to limit yourself to e-waste for this pickup. At the same time the junk haulers are taking away your old monitors or TV they can also be taking away your unused furniture, kitchen appliances and even yard debris. The bottom line is that you can start to fill up a truck with your old electronic gadgets and end up getting rid of all your clutter!

Haul the Junk Out of Your Oakland Home, Make an Arts & Crafts Room

As any artist will tell you, “art isn’t easy.” Creating art is especially challenging if you don’t even have the proper space to create in. Perhaps it’s time to convert a spare room or garage into your own private art studio. Of course, you don’t have to be a professional artist to have an art studio. You could convert that spare room into a kind of arts and crafts room that allows you to explore your creative side through some of the many craft or gift making type of projects you enjoy. Even if you just had a hobby that you like to explore wouldn’t it be great to have a room in your home dedicated just to that? To accomplish this goal it might mean making clearing out the junk you’re keeping in storage in your spare room. That’s easy to handle especially when you can call upon professional Oakland Junk Haulers like Junk King to do the deed. The bigger question will be what your arts and craft room is going to look like?
How you design this arts and craft or hobby room will depend on exactly what you want to accomplish. There are some model train enthusiasts who convert a spare room into their own miniature world which is constantly changed and updated. Someone who likes to work with pottery can set up a spinning wheel and even find a small kiln to fire up their creations with. Naturally, there’s nothing wrong with turning his room into a kind of tinkering space. All you really need for that is a workbench and some tools which will allow any DIY builder the space to take apart and put back together all kinds of gadgets.
You might even have the opportunity to surprise someone you’re living with by converting a spare room into an arts and crafts studio as a present for them. This could certainly be a welcomed holiday gift. You’re essentially giving someone a space all to their own that is quiet and allows them to focus on their hobby. It really wouldn’t take much effort to get this together. You can hire Junk King to show up on a specific day to “sneak” into the house and take away all the junk that’s crammed into that spare room. Once the clutter is cleared out you can get to work setting up that space to make a perfect hobby room for your loved one. All you really need to do is make sure they stay out of the room until you’re ready for the unveiling!
If you embrace the concept of hiring pro Oakland Haulers to clear out one room then you could use that same appointment to get rid of a lot of other junk that might be taking up space in closets, basements, attics and garages. In fact, you don’t need a second bedroom to convert into a hobby space if you have a garage or basement or attic that can accommodate that same purpose. It all comes down to a question of junk: are you ready to get rid of your junk?
Junk King Fremont
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Newark, CA 94560
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