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Monthly Archives: June 2022

The Best Way To Get Rid Of An Old Swing Set

Homeowners put a lot of effort into their backyards. This is a space where grilling and relaxing happens. It is also where kids will spend countless hours playing. Of course, over time the type of play changes. When they were younger, your kids probably enjoyed having a swing set in their backyard. But now that they are older, they might want to have fun in different ways like taking a dip in above ground swimming pool! That would mean the old swing set has got to go. This is not something that can be folded up and tucked away in a shed. Instead, a swing set has to be taken apart piece by piece and removed completely from the property. That is the type of job that Junk King Atlanta can be a big help.

Taking It Apart

Junk King will assign you to capable movers for your swing set disposal session. This is a team with a lot of lifting and loading experience. They also have a lot of experience when it comes to taking things apart. That is exactly what has to happen with your old swing set. Before the swing set can be taken apart, Junk King crew will provide you with an estimate for the service. That estimate will be determined by how everything will sit on to the back of the Junk King truck. The Junk King crew to make that estimate even before they take something apart. You will find that this price is fair and competitive. In fact, Junk King will guarantee that price. They will match any competitor for the same amount of removal.

In addition to the swing set pieces, the truck will have plenty of room for all the other unwanted items that you want to clear from your yard. One session with Junk King can make a big difference in your backyard. Don’t spend another summer with an old swing set in your yard. Call in the crew from Junk King Atlanta to have it removed once and for all.

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Take Free Junk Removal Offers

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Reason 1: You Risk Fraud and Theft


If you are surprised to see this on the top of our list, you are about to be surprised further: everything you throw out can legally be searched through. In a Supreme Court case years ago (California vs. Greenwood) they made the legality of trash-diving real (prior to this it was rather fuzzy). However, the Supreme Court’s case only made their opinion in regards to trash that is left outside or on a curb, without a designated spot, so to speak. Thus, dumpsters and donation boxes were meant to be protected during this ruling, and they were for a time. 


However, in 2001 a book called Evasion was published by CrimethInc., a decentralized collective of autonomous chapters (free agents), publishing widely read articles, books, and other publications. This book would end up hitting the reading world by storm, sparking intense debates about human and civil rights to resources, and the things that some people will do to survive while living under the radar in the United States. Evasion today is known as the book that popularized dumpster diving—which, despite the Supreme Court’s protective opinion on it, is difficult to police (and has questionable moral and societal obligations attached to it). 


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If you choose to utilize a free junk removal offer, it is important to keep in mind that they could be taking your trash and junk off your hands—but you don’t necessarily know where that stuff is going. In the best-case scenario, the free service is honest and recycles as much of your junk as possible (like Junk King), but in the worst-case scenario, they could go through your trash and find your information—they could even be unaware of dumpster divers in the area, and then your information can be taken that way too, making you a target for fraud and theft.


Choosing to use a free junk removal service is the best of a bad situation; before you commit to the risks that can come as a result of this service, make sure to do your research on all of your options. It is always safer (and easier) to choose city-made services over free offers—especially because you have a right to use them as a city of Atlanta resident. 



Reason 2: No Guarantee of Quality Services or Materials


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When you think of a junk hauling and removal service, you likely don’t immediately think of high-quality customer service, let alone high-quality materials that professionals would tout as being necessary. No matter who your free junk removal service comes from, it is important to do your research into the company and its culture before you commit to them. They may be given a 5-star rating on a review site for simply having a free junk hauling service, but if the rest of the reviews are filled with 3-stars and 2-stars, consider if they are really the ones you want to use. Additionally, because they are providing a service for you, at no cost—there is no protection for the homeowner or business owner. This puts the client in line for potential abuse, whether that is guilt-based, intimidation-based, or a haphazard removal process that ends up costing you more in repairs than it would have to have professionals do it. 


Additionally, because the junk removal service would be free, there is only really a societal expectation to have protective materials on hand for the removal process. This is why it is considered acceptable for companies to drop off roll-away dumpsters on the street or on a driveway, heedless of a property manager’s or homeowner’s repairs that may be needed afterward. For example, a commercial-sized dumpster is usually huge, dirty, smelly, and an eye-sore—then, when it comes time to pick it up, if the company driver didn’t protect the driveway, the dumpster could come up and leave behind deep scratch marks, stripes of black soiled substances that have to be cleaned, or it could even end up raking large chunks of concrete up at weak points. 


It is for these (and other) reasons that free junk removal services don’t really exist. When you pay for a junk hauling and trash disposal service, you are paying partially for the guaranteed quality of the customer service; and when you pay you are also ensuring that you are entitled to protective measures—whether that be full gear PPE or just some 2×4(s) on your driveway to protect it. 




Reason 3: It’s Not Worth the Time or Effort to Haul it Yourself


If you are still thinking about accepting a free junk removal offer, you should at the very least make sure that you know what the service is actually providing to you. Is the service only providing you with a dumpster for a set amount of time or is it providing you with a truck and crew to assist you in the removal? Most of the time, the former is the ‘free’ version of the removal whereas a fee comes attached to the latter. If your service is offering to use their dumpster, you should consider if the extra time and effort to haul everything is worth it to you. It is particularly important to make sure that regardless of the service you are using, you give the crews (and yourself) clearance to work in the space. Rubbish clearance can be difficult in hoarder or old homes, but making sure that we and you can get through the property safely is a big deal. 


How do you clear up rubbish in a house if you need removal assistance? As far as rubbish clearance is concerned, the bare minimum we ask is that there is a four-foot path through which our crews can maneuver. If for some reason you do not think (or know that) there is not enough space to achieve this clearance, you should be calling on professionals for assistance to help you maneuver through the process of the removal safely. It won’t be worth it to call on a junk removal service, even a free one unless you are able to complete your goals for the removal. 


Alternatively, if you are not in dire straits, and you are looking to just get more knowledge about the best ways to clean up your home, consider searching the internet for phrases like ‘how to clear up rubbish in home’, or ‘affordable rubbish removal near me’. For even better results add-in ‘+North Atlanta’ to the end of your search and you’ll receive a smaller pool, local to North Atlanta and the surrounding Metro area.



Reason 4: There is no Such Thing as Free Stuff


You might have heard this phrase before—maybe it was muttered by your skeptical mother, pulling you along a store-front street as she avoided the eyes of predatory salespeople. Or maybe it came from your father, exhausted after working a shift and only half watching the television, probably in response to a commercial that claimed: “get everything free for a limited time!”


No matter where you first heard this adage, the truth in it has never lost its strength. In the case of free junk removal services, there is no such thing as the removal being truly free; in some way or form, there are consequences for the removal. Sometimes those consequences relate directly to tax breaks offered as a government incentive to meet a policy requirement, sometimes those consequences are your identity being put up for sale on the Black Market’s Silk Road. 


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Even in terms of what happens to the trash and junk after it’s taken away is not free. If the junk is able to be recycled, the removal company will necessarily pay for the recycling of those materials—but many companies may claim that nothing is ‘salvageable’ and chose to ignore this environmental obligation. Meanwhile, for those companies that don’t recycle, most of their hauls end up in the local landfills, costing the environment more. 


If you are wanting to look at your options locally for an affordable but professional removal company, don’t try something like ‘free garbage pick up near me’, instead try ‘budget-friendly trash pick up +North Atlanta’. 




Reason 5: The Service Might Stop Working


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One of the hitherto unmentioned issues with relying on free removal services is that they will inevitably stop working or promoting this offer. There are many reasons why a free removal promotion would stop; it could be that the promotion was a sort of ‘sample’ service, and so now that the promotion is done the company banks that you will choose them again regardless of their prices because they are considered familiar. It could be that the company was caught without the proper protections and preventative measures that they should be taking for their clients. This would result in the shut down of the business, however, not just the ending of their promotion. 


All in all, humans are interesting creatures, as we are driven to repetitive service providers based on their familiarity, despite there being possibly better options out in the world. Junk King would only suggest that you do all of the research possible to pick the best service options for your needs. 


Contact Junk King North Atlanta today to get a Big Red Truck or MINI dumpster tomorrow; when you choose to move with Junk King, junk hauling is as simple as 1, 2, 3—just point and the junk is gone! There are three ways to contact us and four ways to get a quote:


  • Call us at (706) 247-7513 to speak with a real customer representative, from here either choose to get your quote in a few minutes over the phone, or ask to schedule an in-person no-obligation assessment of your property or junk. 
  • Alternatively, text us pictures of your junk at (737) 888-5865 and get a response with your estimate within 24 hours. You can also use this method to make multiple ball-park estimates. 
  • Or choose to stay online and utilize the Junk King pricing calculator to explore all of your options. 


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Junk King Atlanta and How They Handle Yard Waste Removal

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What is Yard Waste and How Does it Affect City Cleanliness?


Yard waste is any debris or leftover material on your property, but not in your home. This means yard waste can be grass cuts, yard trimmings, branches, concrete pieces, fencing materials, or landscape debris from installations or renovations. The City of Atlanta considers yard waste to be different:


[Yard trimmings are considered] leaves, brush, grass clippings, shrub and tree plantings, including tree roots, branches not exceeding 4 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter, discarded Christmas trees and nursery and greenhouse vegetative residuals. [You must] place yard trimmings in paper bags…[they shall] not be accepted in plastic bags…[and] over 20 bags of yard trimmings paper bags [sic] per collection. 


What does this passage actually mean for the resident of Atlanta? It means that yard debris as far as the city is concerned, is a limited definition. The city will accept yard debris that is small enough and biodegradable, but anything else is not going to be handled by them. Additionally, you can only really choose to buy a bin and use it as a reusable container for the yard trimmings; this is considered the only viable option because the alternative is filling paper bags with sharp trimmings and risking the bag breaking. What’s more, is that if you have a large amount of debris to get rid of, the city won’t be able to help for days, and they’ll only be able to take a fraction of the stuff that the professionals can remove. 


The city of Atlanta partially prides itself on its beauty, and as part of that pride, city officials consider widespread city cleanliness to be greatly important. This is why there are hefty fines for things the city considers ‘abandoned’ or creating a ‘nuisance’ for the residents. Due to their definition of yard waste, you can see how people can be blindsided by huge fines.


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Why Atlanta Residents Need Yard Waste Removal


Apart from avoiding those heavy fines from the city, there are a lot of reasons why you might need yard waste removal or assistance with your current removal. For example, consider those who have large backyards and close families; making sure that your yard is clean and generally prepared for a last-minute event is important, especially if the event is a once-in-a-lifetime event like a wedding or a funeral reception. 


However, you don’t need to be preparing for a lifetime event to find a use for residential junk removal, especially if there has recently been a storm in the area. Storms are some of the most difficult things to clean up after, with everything from broken fences to cows on roofs. 


Junk King Atlanta believes that junk and waste are a necessary part of our existence—as long as there are humans, there’s going to be junk and waste. Similarly, if you have a yard or property, you will at some point need help cleaning, maintaining, or installing new things into the yard. When that time comes, explore your options with Junk King services. Read on to learn more about Junk King and the special aspects that set us apart from the rest of the industry. 




Atlanta’s Best Residential Yard Waste Removal Services


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You have a lot of choices when it comes to picking your yard waste removal service. You have so many options, in fact, that entire websites have been built to provide you with options and services that fit your needs and budgets. Lawn Starter is one such example; they specialize in giving you access to the best, most specialized, yard waste removal services. 


For example, you may want to find reviews for family friendly service while also receiving professional service options. In this case, you could choose to work with Progreen International, in business for 40 years, and is at the top of Lawn Starter’s top-rated removal teams for the area. Or you could think about looking at Site One Landscape Supply; they are equipped to help you with everything you might need for a landscaping project, from mulch, straw, soil, or sod to every tool and part you might need for an irrigation system. 



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What Makes Us the Best in the Business?


There are two important things to remember about choosing to work with a specifically yard waste removal company, even if it is the Best Yard Waste Service, Atlanta, GA:


  1. They have size limitations for removals, as a byproduct of them having small work vehicles. By extension, this also means that the overall cost of their services will also be smaller; despite this, if you were to remove the same amount of yard waste using a removal through a yard waste removal service versus a Junk King MINI, you’d find that you’re saving far more money going with the MINI. Many people who order a MINI find themselves loading up more than just their yard waste though—appliances, construction debris, and even mattresses are often loaded into the MINI. 
  2. They will only remove your yard waste since they do not have the facilities to be able to process other materials. This may not seem like an immediate issue, but because they do not have the facilities for processing, they would end up either sending it away (costing you more money in the end as labor) or they would take it to the dump (possibly helping to further degrade the local environment). That said, most yard waste removal companies get around this issue by simply not taking non-yard waste. 




In comparison, consider what is possibly the best yard waste removal service: Junk King. If you don’t believe us, here’s a little about what makes us the best in the business:


  1. Founded in 2005, Junk King was created as a junk removal service with a focus on customer service and on environmentally-friendly disposal methods. This is different from others who were found in that time period, as junk hauling was a new business model; other companies since then have started to prioritize customer service and green stances, but Junk King was the first—and so they have the methods perfected. 
  2. Junk King is also known as North America’s greenest junk removal company. Upon its founding, Junk King was committed to recycling, reusing, repurposing, or donating at least 60% of everything that they hauled. That policy is still in place today, but because technology has gotten better, some franchise owners have upped this 60% commitment into a mission as high as 95-98% of every haul. 
  3. Junk King provides two distinct and special modes of service for all removals. As mentioned above, the 12-cubic yard MINI dumpster is one-half of the available services; self-service can have a MINI delivered to your driveway within days, and you rent it for a 3, 5, or 7-day span. After that, it is collected and taken to the Junk King recycling hub. In contrast, there is also the Junk King full-service, which consists of a Big Red Truck and a two-person removal crew so you don’t have to lift a finger. 
  4. Junk King bases its prices unlike most other waste removal services, since Junk King decides prices based on the volume of the dumpster or truck used. Other removal services will commonly weigh their trucks or dumpsters to give you a price, cutting into your wallet to get rid of a dryer. However, because Junk King’s policy is that you only pay for the space you use, things like weight are never a concern for your budget. 



How to Prepare for Your Yard Waste Removal Day?


Depending on the type of yard debris being removed, you should take some time to prepare the materials for the easiest and fastest removal possible. Prepare for your disposal day by taking a look through our best tips to get yourself and your yard ready for the removal:


  • Branches and tree limbs—these are likely the biggest pieces of your yard waste, it will help the process along to tie the sticks and tree limbs together using twine. You must use twine though, as the twine can be processed with the branches for the most reuse.
  • Clippings/leaves—this is possibly the biggest generator of yard waste, so taking the time to properly bag as much as possible will make your removal go by almost instantly (regardless of the service you chose). Keep in mind, however, that many recycling facilities can only accept things in eco-friendly materials (like paper bags over plastic). 
  • Make some space—our trucks are big, and despite the MINI being…well, mini, giving any professional crew the space they need to do their job is very important. Without the proper space, you could end up with damaged property, and no one wants the consequences of that. 
  • Be proactive on removal day—doing things like double-checking that your dogs are in the right place or that your children are where they should be, could make all the difference for your yard debris removal day.




You’ve Done It! Now Enjoy Your Beautiful Lawn without Debris


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When it comes time for you to start thinking about your options for your yard, turn to Junk King North Atlanta. When you choose to move with Junk King, your junk hauling, trash removal, or yard waste disposal is as simple as 1, 2, 3—just point and the junk is gone!


There are three ways to contact us and four ways you can get a (nearly) instant quote:


  • Call us at (706) 247-7513: you can either get a quote over the phone or set up an appointment with an in-person assessment. 
  • Text us at (737) 888-5865: you can receive a text back with your quote. You can even receive multiple quotes using this method.
  • Stay online and explore your options with the Junk King pricing calculator: created with the end-user experience in mind, you can see ball-park estimates that will help you make a decision on who to work with for your removal.



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How To Get The Junk Out Of Your Atlanta Home

Is it time to get the junk out of your home? That junk can come in many forms. It can be boxes of rubbish down in the basement that are crowding out the space. It can also be old furniture that’s been shoved out into the garage your back porch just cleared out of the house. And there’s no end to the amount of junk that can accumulate in the garage. If you have reached maximum capacity for your level of junk, then it is time to schedule a junk removal session with Junk King Atlanta.

Easy Removal Session

Junk King’s goal is to make every removal session an easy session. That starts by sending over a team of movers who is going to do all the lifting and loading work on your behalf. All you have to do is point to the junk items that you want removed and the Junk King crew will do all the work. You do not have to get anything ready. You also do not have to hesitate asking the Junk King team to carry things up from the basement or down from a second floor. This is the kind of stuff that they do on a regular basis.

Some of the junk that you are getting rid of might not necessarily be 100% junk. They could be some old clothing or furniture that could be reused. Those are the kinds of things of the Junk King team will drop off at a local charity. This is more work that the Junk King crew will provide without you making a special request.

You can schedule your session with Junk King online or over the phone. Either way, will go out of its way to accommodate your schedule. The fastest and most affordable way to get rid of your junk is to get the job the Junk King Atlanta. Book your time today.

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