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Getting the house in order for the holidays

Clutter happens.

It starts small: a cardboard box or a pile of newspapers that you plan to recycle; an obsolete computer or an old television set.

guest room that's overflowing with clothes and junk
Then the holidays roll around with all the presents and their packaging. I don’t know about you, but Ohio winters always sap my energy when it comes to housework. If you fall behind and the piles begin to form, it’s easy to feel like you’re up against an insurmountable task.

Whatever the problem, when it comes to clutter, Junk King Columbus is convenient, affordable and eco-friendly, and we serve all of Franklin County and then some. Whether stacks of out-of-date magazines, antiquated VHS tapes or damaged DVDs, we will help you cut through the clutter and get your life back without spending days sorting through the mess.

  • Need to clean out the closet, basement, attic or garage so you can hide gifts for family and friends? We can help.
  • Don’t want to leave the packaging from presents in your trash for anyone who drives by to see? We’ve got you covered.

The holidays are a time of family and friends. It might be nice to clean out the guest bedroom so someone can sleep in there. Even knowing that, it can be hard to find the time to get around to cleaning out all those little storage spaces that fill up so quickly it seems like odds and ends must be breeding.  Junk King is a  local business, located in Dublin—that can get it all sorted and carted off at one time.

Later, after the season of giving, when all the wrapping paper and ribbons have settled, you can call us up for help with that too. Giant cardboard boxes, Styrofoam packaging, the Christmas tree, the decorations from the New Year’s bash, even the old TV (if you were very good this year!) are all things we’ll gladly collect and haul away while you just relax and enjoy being treated like a king.

What, Where and How to Recycle in Columbus, Ohio

If you love food (and who doesn’t?) you’ve got a great opportunity in Columbus to indulge in a walking culinary tour of the trendy Short North neighborhood. This is the hot spot in Columbus that is chock full of bistros, cafes, shops and restaurants. It’s also where you’ll find the North Market. This is Columbus’ only public farmers’ market. Here you’ll find local food vendors sharing their taste tempting treats. Speaking of treats, no walking tour of Short North could be complete without stopping off at Jeni’s for a scoop of fresh made ice cream. And since you’ll be walking through the neighborhood, you’ll be burning calories too! It’s a win/win all around.

One of the benefits of taking a walking tour around Columbus is to see how clean the city is. A large part of that beautification effort can be attributed to the recycling program that many Columbus residents have taken advantage of. There are two methods for recycling. First you can subscribe to curbside recycling for just $8.25 a month. With that service, a company will make regularly scheduled pickups to collect your sorted recyclables. The other option would be for you to drop off those same recyclables at one of the many Drop Boxes located throughout Columbus neighborhoods. There’s no charge for these drop offs. The only thing you need to be aware of is exactly what is considered a recyclable material.
Here’s the short list: In the category of paper you can recycle newspaper, including all inserts, magazines, catalogs and telephone books, mail, scrap paper and envelopes (windows ok), brown paper bags, paperboard such as cereal or snack boxes or cardboard boxes. The only stipulation with the cardboard boxes is that you’re asked to break them down. You can also recycle any plastic bottles, glass bottles or jars. With metals you can recycle aluminum cans, aluminum gutters and siding, steel soup, food and aerosol cans. That certainly covers a lot of garbage. Once you get into the habit of separating your recyclables it’s easy to maintain the habit.
In terms of yard waste, that’s a separate category of waste that needs to be handled differently. As far as the Columbus municipal pickup services are concerned, yards waste is defined as “any organic waste generated during regular household gardening and landscaping activities, such as grass clippings, leaves, twigs, branches, shrubbery and other garden residues.” Anything that falls into that category needs to be bagged up in biodegradable bags and clearly marked as “yard waste.”  If you’ve got branches they should be cut into four feet lengths and bundled together.
Now if all of this seems like a lot of work you might want to contact Junk King Columbus to handle your recyclable materials, especially the yard waste. With Junk King, you wont have to worry about properly bagging up the waste or tying it into bundles. Junk King will do all the work. Once that’s taken care of then you can head out for your Columbus food tour. You’ve earned it!

Columbus Junk Removal with Junk King

On the popular Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe,” Mike finds himself starting and ending a new dirty job every week. One job is more nasty than the next. Fortunately for Mike he gets to move on but what about all those dirty jobs that still need to get done? One of these dirty jobs is junk removal. Sure, you can try and do it yourself but that can lead to throwing out your back, getting cut, ruining the back of your SUV and all kinds of other unpleasant things. This is probably why a lot of junk continues to sit around your home or yard collecting dust and mold. It doesn’t have to be that way, especially when you can hire a Columbus junk removal company like Junk King.

The Junk King Columbus crews have no problem with taking on a dirty job like hauling away all of your trash. We’re not talking about a single garbage can full of rubbish but those big mounds of garbage that might be left behind from a storm. You can never be sure what might wash up on your front lawn but one thing you can be sure of is that one call to Junk King can have any fallen tree branches, upturned shrubs or pieces of roof gone in a heartbeat. Junk King make s Columbus junk removal their number one priority.

What about all that other junk you’ve accumulated over the course of a lifetime? Are there are couple of old tires collecting spider webs in your garage? What about a busted fridge that’s too heavy to get off the back porch? And then there is that eyesore of a sofa taking up space in the basement? Junk King Columbus can handle any of that and so much more.

And it’s not just a home that needs junk removal. Any Columbus, Ohio Construction sites, office remodels or a school clean ups can all benefit from a call to Junk King. The franchise owners of Junk King Columbus are from the area themselves – so they know the neighborhood. They also know exactly where to take all that junk of yours. If you’re concerned about where that trash might end up, have no fear: Junk King Columbus has gone green! Using their knowledge of local recycling centers, Junk King Columbus is able to recycle and re purpose up to 60% of all the trash they pick up on their daily routes. That’s 60% less garbage piled up in landfills which is a win/win for everybody.

The Junk King Columbus team will make your junk removal project as stress free as possible. Their first visit will be to take in the scope of the job. With their huge hauling capacity, chances are they’ll be able to do it all in one trip but they need to see it first hand and work out the estimate before diving in. Then working around your schedule, the Junk King crew will set up time for the removal. The only real question you have to deal with is what are you going to do with all that new space you’ll have?

Columbus Junk Recycling

Did you know that the average American creates over four pounds of garbage each and every single day? If you were to take all that garbage created in one day by everybody in the country you could fill up 63,000 garbage trucks. That’s certainly a lot of garbage that has to be put somewhere. We all know where it might end up: the landfill.

Landfills are a major dumping site for all our junk but there’s a growing movement right here in Columbus, Ohio called “green junk hauling.” That means a professional junk hauling service can come by your home and collect all of your unwanted junk. But instead of dumping it in a landfill, they’ll take it to one of the many Columbus recycling centers.

You might already be involved with a basic household recycling program involving plastic bottles or papers. This is basically the trash you can sort into your own recycling bin. Then on a weekly basis it is picked up by the municipal garbage trucks. Very easy to do. But what about the big junk that’s cluttering up your home, attic, garage or basement? Things like the old mattresses or broken down appliances or even those computers that have crashed beyond repair. Instead of letting them become an eyesore collecting dust, why not call a Columbus Junk Recycling company to get rid of that junk once and for all in an eco-friendly manner.

Green junk hauling means that a company has identified a wide range of recycling centers that can handle various items. The mattress recycling center isn’t going to be the same place to take your old washing machine. Do you really want to spend the time researching the dozens of potential recycling centers you’ll need to properly dispose of all your junk? Of course not. That’s where an experienced and eco friendly Columbus junk hauling company can come in and make your junk removal project completely hassle-free.

We all want to do right by the planet but sometimes doing right is just out of our zone. You know you shouldn’t just dump that broken down air conditioner by the side of the road. But you also don’t have a clue what you should do with it. Think about the amount of junk around your house right now that would fall into that same category. This isn’t about giving up the perfect Ebay item. This is about getting rid of the junk you’re never going to use again in a responsible manner.

Think of all the space you can open up by hiring a junk hauling service like Junk King Columbus. Think of the valuable lesson you’ll be teaching the kids when they learn how important it is to recycle. And most importantly, think about how you won’t have to lift a finger to do anything; except of course calling or booking online to set up a free estimate.