Monthly Archives: March 2012

Atlanta Refrigerator Disposal

There’s a company in Atlanta that operates a “free” appliance recycling drop-off facility. What’s free is the ability for you to drop off your washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators and freezers. If you are dropping off dishwashers, microwaves, hot water heaters, lawnmowers or other metal grills you have to pay five dollars per appliance. If you are dropping off water coolers or air conditioners you have to pay $10 per appliance.

The business hours for drop-offs a Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. On the surface this might seem like a pretty good deal but there is no mention of exactly how you’re supposed to get those items over to this facility. This calls into question the idea of “free” recycling. Would you have to rent some sort of U-Haul truck or van to carry out this mission? You might also have to hire some additional help. Because the center is only open during the week you’ll have to sacrifice work hours to get this job done. It’s easy to see how this “free service” could become a very costly affair. There is a better way.

That better way would be hiring professional junk haulers like Junk King Atlanta to take care of your personal junk removal. You don’t have to worry about whether or not your appliances will be recycled properly because they will. Junk King Atlanta prides themselves on being able to go green which means they are well versed in the proper recycle and disposal programs located throughout the Atlanta area.

You can also maximize the use of this junk hauling crew by turning the removal of your old refrigerator into a total junk removal for your entire home. This would be the perfect occasion to rid of some other bulky items you have been hanging onto for no good reason. This could be old furniture, mattresses, auto parts or anything else that’s taking up valuable space around your home. The professional junk haulers don’t care what you ask them to take away; they are happy filling up their truck anyway they can.

Of course, if you’re getting rid of your old refrigerator that means you’ll be replacing it with a newer model. This will give you the opportunity to purchase a more energy-efficient type of refrigerator that will help reduce your monthly electric bills. There might also be an opportunity to receive a rebate for turning in your old refrigerator. When you upgrade consider adding some special features that you’ve gone without such as an ice dispenser or special chilled containers. Your new refrigerator should last you anywhere between 5 to 8 years so spending a couple extra dollars now will be paid back in the long run over the course of time. If you time it right the same day that you schedule Junk King Atlanta to remove your old refrigerator and other items will be the same day that the new refrigerator shows up. This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “out with the old in with the new!”

Atlanta Mattress Disposal

Nowadays you can pretty much find whatever you’re looking for on the Internet. Whether that’s an old toy from your childhood that you want to own once again or directions to a favorite pizza joint all that information is just a mouse click away. If you have an old mattress and box spring that you’re thinking about getting rid of there is a very helpful list of recommendations on how to dispose of that properly specifically in the city of Atlanta.

Top of the list is to donate your old mattress and box spring to a nonprofit organization. That’s a very noble thing to do. However, it’s going to require a bit more leg work on your part. First you have to do another search to find out which of these charitable organizations in the Atlanta area will accept an old mattress. It turns out there’s not that many. If you do find a charity that will take your mattress that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll pick it up. This means you could be stuck with the task of strapping the mattress to the top of your car and driving it over to wherever this charity might be excepting donations. Making his kind of donation is practical when you have a bag of clothes or a box of books but doesn’t make a lot of sense when you’re trying to get rid of a old mattress.

Another option that’s recommended is for you to list the mattress and box spring on a classified website like Craigslist. If you go down that road then you could say “free mattress for anyone who will pick it up.” Doing that is just inviting trouble. You have absolutely no idea who might respond to that type of ad. Do you really want to invite a total stranger into your home who is going to take away a used mattress?

In the Atlanta area you’re also advised to drop your mattress off at the Gateway Transfer Station located at 1625 Westgate Parkway. Again, that might be a perfect choice if you have the available muscle power and truck space to accomplish that kind of task.

Finally, there is one recommendation that seems to be foolproof and that’s hiring a team of professional junk removal team like Junk King Atlanta. These are folks who make it their business to cart off all kinds of junk. Hauling off an old mattress and box spring is a snap for them. It’s because they are professional that they will be licensed and insured. Those are exactly the kind of workers you want to have coming into your home. They’ll also be dependable which means showing up on time for the removal appointment. Another great benefit is that you’ll be able to get rid of any other junk you’ve been hanging onto for no good reason. That’s because professional junk haulers like Junk King Atlanta are in the business of hauling all kinds of junk – furniture, appliances, mattresses, cabinets, yard waste, computer parts and more. They’ll know where to properly dispose of that junk so it won’t end up on the side of the road or in a ditch. As with many other things in life, this is another prime example of sticking with the pros to get a job done right.