Monthly Archives: January 2012

Colorado Springs Computer Recycling and Disposal

Computer recycling and e-waste disposal is not only a big for residents of Colorado Springs but it’s also a big issue for the rest of the planet. Recently the members of the European Parliament hashed out a deal to combat the issue of growing electronic waste in Europe. What they came up with was the Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive otherwise known as WEEE. According to this new set of regulations “EU countries are obliged to collect up to 85% of junked refrigerators, mobile phones, computers and other electronic products by 2019 for recycling, replacing a current system based on weight.” It goes on to state, “While the 85% target is an ultimate goal, the legislation imposes a recovery target of 45% of new electronic sales in 2016 and 65% in 2019 and gives newer EU members extra time to comply.” And that’s just in Europe!
Here in Colorado Springs residents are facing the same kind of issues with regard to their own computer recycling and electronic waste disposal. Namely, what should be done with all that junk? The beginning of the year is the perfect time when out of date computers and e-waste start to pile up around the home. That’s because a lot of those gadgets and gizmos were replaced over the holiday season with new versions. We should all know that getting rid of anything powered by electricity is considered e-waste and shouldn’t be thrown out in the weekly garbage pickup. The reason for this is that when those items are crushed or broken open they could release harmful toxins into the environment. That’s why when it comes to getting rid of e-waste you should hire a company like Junk King Colorado Springs who is well versed with handling this type of disposal.
Junk King Colorado Springs is a local company that specializes in the removal of any kind of junk. They are also proud to proclaim that they are an eco-friendly company. This means that they strive to divert the majority of what they collect to recycling centers. This holds especially true for computers and e-waste. Throughout the year you might see the various organizations sponsoring an e-waste drop off collection. While that’s a very noble idea isn’t always convenient. In other words, if you’re busy on the drop off day then you’re still stuck with all your old computers and e-waste. Hiring the Colorado Springs Hauling team means you can depend on their experienced crews to show up at the scheduled appointment to cart off all your e-waste.
Keep in mind that just because they are  coming by to take away old laptops or desktops doesn’t mean they can’t take away all kinds of other junk. Think about the unused printers, fax machines, televisions, DVD players and other devices you have stuffed in the closets because they’ve been replaced. Beyond the e-waste the Junk King crew can also remove any unwanted furniture, yard waste or other piles of junk you have cluttering up your home. All it takes is one phone call at 1-888-888-JUNK and you can be rid of that junk once and for all.

Declutter Your Colorado Springs Home and then Relax

Welcome to winter in Colorado Springs and welcome to the chance to soak in one of the many mineral-rich hot water springs. The hot springs are to Colorado Springs as the Statue of Liberty is to New York. It’s the reason visitors come to town but it’s also something the locals don’t always take advantage off. Exactly when was the last time you got to soak in a hot spring? If the answer is “not for a long time” or (heaven forbid) “never” then it’s clear you need to carve out some relaxation time for yourself. We all have excuses for not pampering ourselves: not enough time, too much to do, it’s crazy at work, too many family demands… the list is endless. Consider the fact that if you don’t take time to relax you could end up running yourself into the ground which means you’re not going to be good to anyone in your family or at your work.
As for taking a hot spring bath, how long would you need? An hour? That’s plenty of time. Add to that a 30 minute drive to the hot spring of your choice and you’re talking about a total investment of time of 2 hours. That would be 2 hours which can completely revitalize yourself. All you really have to do is ask for help. If you’re the leader of the kiddie car pool you can ask for a reprieve from another mom or dad. On the weekends, soccer practice could be handed off to another trusted family friend. In fact, make the trade with one of the other soccer parents. They cover for you this weekend and you’ll cover for them next weekend. What about keeping up with the household duties? You’ve got help there as well and it’s called Junk King Colorado Springs.
Junk King Colorado Springs is part of a national franchise of licensed and insured junk haulers. Their mission is to help you declutter your home by taking away all your unwanted junk. Once your home has officially been deemed free of clutter, it will be a lot easier to keep up with in terms of cleaning and organizing. That’s going to make taking a break for a hot spring spa a lot easier.
Hiring the Colorado Hauling team also helps alleviate the guilt factor of not cleaning out your home of junk. How long have you been hanging onto old furniture, appliances and other trash that’s too big to throw out? Don’t you feel bad having to say to yourself, “One of these days I’ve got to get rid of that?” Well, that day has come and Junk King is ready to help. Working with Junk King is also very effortless on your part. You set up an appointment and on the scheduled day, the Junk King Colorado crew shows up and all you do is show them what you want carted away. Once it’s all gone, you can slip into those hot springs relaxing in the knowledge your home is decluttered. It will make that hot bath all the sweeter.