Monthly Archives: April 2012

Recycling News in Chattanooga

Paul Smith, the manager of the Chattanooga Market, recently told the Times Free Press in an interview that Chattanooga has always been a town with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Mr. Smith went on to say that “in 2008 when the economy went down the Chattanooga market really thrive because you had all these talented people who really needed a way to make extra income.” Part of that extra income was generated by the many crafters who turned trash into treasure.

Another local business person who appreciates the type of artistry generated by local Chattanooga residents is Lynda Buckels who organized these years Chatty Crafty. Whis is an annual vintage and crafts show that attracts vendors and artists from as far away as Atlanta, Chicago and Washington DC. Examples of how artists are recycling their trash found at this show were some steam punk style jewelry that is being crafted from discarded vintage watches, bracelets made from old Scrabble tiles and clothing sewn together by scraps of other discarded clothes. This kind of repurposing of materials is taking recycling to a whole another level.

If a news story like this inspires you to rethink your trash then go for it. However, the vast majority of us are not so artistically inclined. When we see trash all we see is trash and there is nothing wrong with that! That doesn’t mean that you can’t expand your recycling reach by making sure that the bigger items of junk in your home are taking to the right recycling centers. This can be accomplished when you hire Junk King Chattanooga to de-clutter your life.

Junk King is the Chattanooga base business that’s part of a national chain of professional junk haulers. These are specially trained crews who are well-versed in the proper way of moving heavy objects. If you’ve ever thrown out your back then you know how crucial it is to use proper form when it comes to lifting heavy items. That is usually the reason why we don’t get rid of our big junk because we can’t pick it up! That’s doesn’t have to be the case any longer now that Junk King is in Chattanooga.

A Junk King crew will go anywhere in your home to remove whatever item you want taken away. This means they’ll climb up into the attic, head down into the basement or work in the garage. All you’ve got to do is point them in the right direction and you’ll finally be free of all your junk. As the Junk King crew drives off with their truck full of your stuff rest assured that it will probably be making its way to the nearest Chattanooga recycling facility. Even if that means making several trips to different recycling centers it’s all part of the service offered by Junk King. If there is art in recycling then Junk King creates masterpieces every day!

Chattanooga Dirt Removal and Hauling

Yes, it’s true: you can grow bananas in Chattanooga! A recent contributor to the Chattanooga Times Free Press website offered up her tips for growing ornamental banana trees in a Chattanooga garden. Among the benefits of this type of leafy plant is that you don’t need fertilizer; just water and sunlight. These trees also grows extremely fast. In fact one banana tree plant that starts out 15 inches high could grow as full as 15 feet high with a little TLC. These types of banana trees are also resistant to pests which mean you don’t have to worry about spraying them with pesticides. When new leaves form the old ones will die sometimes even overnight. It’s best to remove the old leaves to make way for the new sprouts. When the winter comes you don’t have to dig up the plant. You could cut the tree down to its base and spread mulch around the exposed trunk. By the time spring rolls around you’ll have a new batch of flourishing banana tree leaves.

While growing a banana tree in your backyard might make you the talk of your Chattanooga neighborhood you’re not limited to that type of exotic plant. There are plenty of good reasons to grow all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables especially when you consider the costs of organic produce. Nothing can beat picking your own fresh produce right from your very own backyard.

If you are starting a new garden project this season you might have to make way for your seedlings by digging up a lot of dirt. The issue then becomes what are you going to do with all that dirt you removed? The answer is simple: Junk King Chattanooga. Junk King is a locally owned business that specializes in the removal of all kinds of junk including piles of dirt. A Junk King crew will come equipped with their own shovels ready to dig in. More importantly they’ll have an empty truck that they don’t care how dirty it gets. You probably could make that same argument with your family car! Imagine trying to fill up your SUV with all your garden dirt. That’s just not going to happen! And it doesn’t have to when you hire Junk King.

Once you commit to bringing Junk King into your Chattanooga home for dirt removal you can enlist them to take away all kinds of other useless items. This could be all the stuff that is cluttering up your garage, basement, attic or closets. It’s the perfect opportunity to toss out old furniture, unused car parts or scraps of lumber. Not only will your backyard be clear of waste but every other area in your house as well. You can depend on Junk King to show up on time and get the job done in a professional manner. As much as you pride yourself on your own home they pride themselves on a job well done!