Monthly Archives: November 2012

Post Thanksgiving Holiday Junk Removal in Charlotte

What’s a sure sign that the holidays are upon us? For many families, the official kick-off for the season is a visit to the Singing Christmas Tree. This is the 58th year that the tree has been entertaining folks from all over the area. This year, the Grey Seal Puppets and Carolina Voices’ Main Stage Choir will be the featured performers. A terrific treat for the whole family.

Once you’ve seen the Singing Christmas tree it will be time to make room for your own Christmas tree. Everybody has their own traditions when it comes to decorating. There are some who prefer a single color scheme while others go in for the rainbow of twinkle lights. Either way you’re going to have to make room for that tree. Will you be moving furniture around? Do you even have room to move furniture around? If you have found yourself crowded out in your own home by all your stuff, it might be time for a clearing. And the best partner for this project would be Junk King Charlotte.

Junk King is Charlotte’s junk removal specialists. Although they’re be doing most of the work, you’ve got to get the process started by going through your home and figuring out what you finally want to get rid of. This doesn’t mean you’ve got to move any of those items. In fact, you can leave them right where they are; the Junk King crew will pick them up from there. All you have to do is point and say, “Take it out!” This would be the perfect opportunity to get rid of all that old furniture that has become an eyesore. Maybe you’ve been looking for a new sofa/loveseat combination. Well, if your old one suddenly “disappears” clearly you’ll have to buy that new one!

You can also go through your closets, garage, attic, basement or spare room to find even more clutter. Keep in mind that Junk King will be pulling up to your house in a big empty truck. That truck is all yours to fill up with whatever you want to get rid of. And don’t stop with the inside of your house. The Junk King crew will also make a tour of your yards to pick up anything like broken up pieces of a patio, lawn furniture, grills, hot tubs or even an above ground swimming pool. All of that junk can become a fleeting memory with Junk King Charlotte on the job.

As soon as you’re completely clutter free you can bust out the holiday decorations and go to town! When you’re creating that cozy atmosphere it’s always best to do it in a clean home! Call Junk King today to get started!

Charlotte Bulk Item Pickup

According to the city of Charlotte, a bulk item (as it applies to trash) is described as “household furnishings, appliances, mattresses, box springs, lawn equipment and similar items too large to be placed in the garbage rollout cart and not eligible for recycling or yard waste collection are considered bulky items.” That’s easy enough to determine. The big question is what do you do with those kinds of items when you want to get rid of them? You could try to get through the municipal services and arrange for a pickup but there are some rules to follow. The biggest of which is you’ve got to get that item out to the curb. Here’s what else you have to do:

“Place bulky items at the curb by 6:30 am on your scheduled collection day. Place bulky items within 2 feet of the curb and at least 3 feet away from other collection items and obstacles such as mailboxes, phone poles, vehicles, etc. Do not block the sidewalk. Please do not put items curbside until the day before the scheduled collection. Items at the curb more than 24 hours before the scheduled collection could result in a fine of at least $50. All items must be free of food, clothing, trash, and flammable materials such as gasoline. Please remove doors from refrigerators and rims from tires.”

That’s a lot of rules to follow. You also have to consider that something you might consider as a bulky item won’t make the cut as far as the city is concerned with picking it up. Included on their long list of things that won’t be collected are:

“Any materials resulting from work performed by a commercial contractor. Automobile parts including motors, tires on rims, doors, fenders, car seats, batteries, bumpers. Bricks. Cardboard boxes. Please cut down to 3 feet by 3 feet (or smaller) pieces and place in the recycling cart for collection. Central air conditioning or heating units. Ceramic tile. Chain link fencing. Cinderblocks. Concrete. Dirt. Duct or sheet metal materials. Fence posts with concrete attached. Fire-damaged items. Grocery carts. Floor coverings (except carpet/padding installed or removed by homeowner). Marble or simulated marble countertops. Nails or boards with protruding nails. Pallets. Plaster. Railroad ties. Rocks. Roofing materials, shingles. Sand. Sheetrock. Yard waste.”

So what happens if you’ve got piles of that specific stuff? Are you stuck with it? Not when you call Junk King Charlotte. They are the professional junk haulers who don’t mind picking up any bulky item. In fact, that list of items that won’t be collected by the city is exactly the kind of stuff that Junk King picks up every day. You can put them to work for you with a single call to the Junk King office. They’ll schedule an appointment for a supervisor to come out to your property to make a free estimate of how much it will cost to haul off your junk based on how much space it will take up in their truck. You schedule an appointment and say good-bye to your junk once and for all.