The city of Boston, located on Massachusetts’s Shawmut Peninsula, is known for its rich American history and serves as a beacon for higher education and a reminder of liberty and freedom. Founded in the 1630’s by Puritans fleeing religious injustice, Boston is often called “the cradle of liberty” for its involvement in instigating the American Revolution. Boston serves as home to some of the nation’s most elite universities including Harvard University, Boston University, Boston College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is truly a hub of culture, history and intelligence.
According to Wikipedia, households in the Boston claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States, while businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment.
Boston lies in close proximity to the water, at the mouths of the Charles and Mystic rivers, which feed into the Atlantic Ocean. Its waterfront location makes for a humid but mild climate. In an effort to be environmentally conscious and keep its waters and air clean, the city of Boston offers various ways for encourage green-living, recycling and waste reduction.
According to mass.gov, “in 1990, Massachusetts adopted its first Solid Waste Master Plan, a blueprint for managing solid waste that is generated, reused, recycled, recovered and disposed in the Commonwealth. Since then, efforts by citizens, businesses, and state and local government have led to a 47% recycling rate overall, which is among the best in the nation.”
In addition to regular trash pick-up, the City of Boston offers yard and hazardous waste pick up many times per year and seeks to make recycling easier by offering various options such as converting an old trash can to a recycling bin, buying a small blue recycling bin from any retailer, and even simply using clear plastic bags is an option in most neighborhoods.
While recycling and trash pick-up is made easier in Boston than many other cities, there are still many items that the city will not pick up and others they will only pick up on certain days – that is where Junk King and its #1 rated junk removal services come in.
At any given time, you can seek to remove your junk and trash through Junk King’s self-help or full service dumpster rental or junk removal services. Junk King takes items that regular trash services will not pick up on a regular basis, including televisions, construction debris, textiles, appliances, mattress removal and more.
Did you know?
· Over nine percent of all waste is rubber, leather and other textiles? This means your carpeting, clothing, rugs and all woven fabrics make up a decent percentage of waste. Most of this can actually be recycled or donated.
The growing number of textile waste is cumbersome and discouraging knowing that much of it can be put to use elsewhere. Boston offers drop off dates for these items to be taken in for dumping, but there are better options! If you know you will be doing a large spring cleaning or replacing your carpets, Junk King is not only equipped to haul off your excess through its dumpster rentals, but also makes every effort to reuse, recycle or donate those items. As the concern for the environment increases, dumpster rentals are a great resource for everything from small scale clean outs to large scale demolition debris clean up. Roll off dumpsters serve to make disposals not only easier but also more responsible when using a company like Junk King that is committed to recycling and repurposing.
Landfill and Global Solutions
According the EPA, in 2014, in the United States, about 258 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) were generated. Over 89 million tons of MSW were recycled and composted, equivalent to a 34.6 percent recycling rate. The Commonwealth, as Boston is often referred to, has made great strides to become even more green. According to Boston.gov, the city’s current efforts to make Boston greener include:
expanding recycling programs for residents
finding new ways to keep garbage out of landfills
planting more trees to cool down the City and absorb carbon dioxide
protecting our wetlands and urban wilds, and
working on plans to protect our open spaces.
In a guide put out by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, there are more than 490 landfills in the greater Boston area, 466 of which are now inactive or closed. The need for recycling and repurposing of trash and junk is growing as is evident in Boston’s hopes to find ways to keep garbage out of landfills. There are ways to reduce environmental concerns by responsible junk removal. Roll off dumpster rentals through green-missioned companies can help keep the landfills from collecting more and more junk.
According to research done by Boston College:
The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.
The average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, including 500 disposable cups and 320 pounds of paper.
In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. This means that each adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 pounds of trash for his or her (or other people’s) children.
Americans comprise about 5% of the world’s population and annually produce 27% of the world’s garbage.
Massachusetts generates 13.9 million tons of waste generated annually, and 52% (7.2 million tons) is recycled or diverted.
Junk King Boston takes the time to sort each and every dumpster rental collection for metals, e-waste, paper, household goods, textiles, furniture and appliances. But “going green” also means Junk King is able to donate, repurpose, and reuse everything from clothing, toys, baby cribs and strollers to office furniture and supplies. Many of its trucks run on biodiesel, a domestically produced fuel made from more environmentally safe non-petroleum, renewable resources. Junk King is committed to continuing to lead the way to help keep the planet clean, green and beautiful for the generations to come. Just as Boston is, Junk King is committed to a greener future for the City of Boston.
Renting a Mini Dumpster
MINI dumpster rentals are the most convenient and affordable way to remove trash, debris and junk from your home or business. The City of Boston faces a challenge that many large, busy cities face – lack of space. It is a unique challenge that Junk King Boston has taken into consideration with the inclusion of its MINI dumpster rental services. Junk King Boston provides quick and easy access to free quotes by phone or an online estimator. Simply choose a date and time to schedule your dumpster rental and contact Junk King for a quick estimate and your junk will be rolled away. With the Junk King MINI, you are given three days to fill it on your own timetable before it is hauled away. The MINI Dumpster is an easy, fast, purposeful way to remove your junk and debris.
Frequently Asked Questions
Junk King Boston is committed to top rated customer service and to furthering its mission of recycle-based junk removal through its dumpster rentals. With a city so focused on green-living, Junk King Boston provides a necessary service to help reduce the growth of waste and increase reuse, recycling and donations of what we consider junk. Here are a few questions we receive on a regular basis regarding our dumpster rental service:
1) What size dumpster do you supply?
a. Junk King Boston will drop off a Junk King MINI, a 12 cubic yard, driveway friendly debris box. This dumpster can fit a lot of junk – most household remodels and clean outs can be fit with a Junk King MINI.
2) What can be hauled away by Junk King?
a. Almost anything outside of hazardous waste! Furniture, mattresses, appliances, e-waste, textiles, construction debris, yard debris and much more.
3) How does pricing work?
a. Junk King Boston offers fair, flexible pricing for its customers. Junk King is set apart in dumpster rentals because you only pay for the space you use.
4) How long do I have to complete my project?
a. Junk King offers MINI Dumpsters for drop off for three days. We will call with a drop off time and will deliver a 12-cubic yard, driveway friendly debris box for you to fill on your own time table. We will then pick up your box three days later.
Junk King Boston takes great pride in the reviews we receive. Our customers serve as a reminder of the difference we make in people’s lives and in the community, as well as how we can better improve our services. Here are a few of our most recent reviews:
July 15, 2017 by M.D.
“Simple. Straightforward. No gimmicks. Reliable.”
Elaina B., Dorchester, Boston, MA
“Great communication all around. The guys did a great job cleaning up and removing the debris. They were cordial, respectful and gave us a fair price. Highly recommend.”
Ali A. Boston, MA
“We used Junk King to haul away construction debris, including an entire old basement ceiling that we had pulled down. Because the debris they removed from our property was hard to get to and not bagged, it ended up taking them two trips on two separate days but they worked around our schedule to get the job done and ended up taking $100 off our bill for the inconvenience. They were on time both days and very friendly. They did an excellent job. I would highly recommend them!”
John C. Boston, MA
“The crew run by Mr. Borden was professional polite and worked well together.”
Anonymous Boston, MA
“This was the definition of a first rate service and I would highly recommend them!”
Do you regard recycling and being environmentally friendly as a priority? Then we believe we are the right junk removal service for you. If you are ready to remove unwanted items, no matter how big or how small, please consider using Junk King Boston’s Mini dumpster rental and junk removal services. Call us today at (617) 318-6888 or visit Junk King online for a quick and easy quote.