Reducing the amount of trash and waste that we create is one of the most important environmental responsibilities that we all share. The transition to a circular economic model, wherein the items we purchase are circled through the economy instead of simply sent directly to the landfill, is one of the most hopeful changes that can help us reduce our environmental footprint. Every individual can contribute to this circular economic model by separating their everyday trash items into the different recycle bins provided by the waste management company.
But what about those large, bulky trash items such as broken down appliances, old furniture, and the piles of trash that accumulate when going through a major home renovation? Fortunately, for residents and business owners in Contra Costa County, Junk King of Contra Costa offers professional, efficient, and affordable junk removal services to help you get rid of your junk in a responsible manner. Besides offering the best junk removal service in the area, we also rent dumpster to our residential and commercial clients. Below, we explain why a dumpster rental can help reduce your environmental footprint, and the top three factors to consider when renting a dumpster in Contra Costa County.
Environmental Challenges in Contra Costa County
As a County that borders part of the San Pablo Bay, improper waste disposal in our region can directly affect the marine ecosystems where we live. Littering, illegal dumping practices, and other types of irresponsible waste management often get washed into the Bay where they can cause serious environmental harm.
According to the Contra Costa Public Works Office, “one study found an average of 334,271 pieces of plastic per square mile in the North Pacific Central Gyre, which serves as a natural eddy system, concentrating material in on location in the Pacific Ocean. Results of more than 10 years of volunteer beach cleanup data indicate that 60 to 80 percent of beach debris comes from land-based sources. Debris in the marine environment means hazards for animals and humans. Plastic marine debris effects at least 267 species worldwide, including 86 percent of all sea turtle species, 44 percent of all sea bird species, and 43 percent of marine animal mammal species.”
Additionally, illegal dumping practices are another growing waste management problem affecting people in Contra Costa. The proliferation of illegal dumps across the county can lead to environmental and public health hazards while also driving down property values. Illegal dumps in Contra Costa may contribute to hazardous wastes in our environment, including asbestos, household chemicals and paints, automotive fluids, and commercial or industrial wastes.
According to the County government, “a resident may dump wastes that did not get picked up by local waste haulers, such as bulky items, carpeting, or household hazardous wastes. Dump sites serve as magnets for additional dumping and other criminal activities. In many cases, illegal dumpers are breaking other laws relating to vehicle licensing, insurance, drug possession or theft…In recent years the County has spent up to one million dollars per year on cleanup, hauling, and disposal associated with illegal dumping. Without adequate revenue, the funding available to establish and maintain effective illegal dumping prevention programs is limited. These costs may be passed along to residents in the form of higher service fees or property taxes.”
What to Look For in the Best Dumpster Rental Company
One of the best ways to avoid contaminating San Pablo Bay or having your bulky junk items end up in an illegal dump in an abandoned urban lot is through renting a dumpster for your large junk removal needs. Renting a dumpster will give you a convenient space to store your excess, bulky junk items that may not be able to be picked up by the regular trash service.
Whether you are going through a major de-cluttering process to free up space in your home or business, doing your annual spring cleaning, or investing in a major renovation of your house, a dumpster rental can help you stay organized throughout the entire process. When you hire a dumpster from Junk King of Contra Costa, we will also pick up the dumpster as soon as you call us to let us know that you are finished using it. This allows for a quick, efficient, and effortless way to remove your bulky and large junk items.
When searching for the best dumpster rental companies, make sure to take into consideration the following elements:
- The company´s commitment to “green” junk removal: Unfortunately, many junk removal companies that rent dumpster will look for the easiest way to get rid of the junk they collect. This often means taking the junk directly to the local landfill. When you hire Junk King of Contra Costa, however, we go the extra mile to keep your junk out of the landfill. Over several years of operation, our team has developed a series of relationships with dozens of recycling organizations. We also deliver many of the used items we pick up to thrift stores, donations centers, and other similar organizations. Our solid commitment to the environment allows us to recycle or reuse 60 percent or more of the junk items that we pick up from our clients.
- The customer service offered by the junk removal company: When renting a dumpster from a junk removal company, it is important to look for companies that offer quality customer service. Another reason to choose Junk King of Contra Costa is because our customer service is second to none. We understand that our clients come to Junk King to get help solving problems they can’t easily solve themselves. For this reason, we make every effort to ensure that cleaning out your home or businesses is as easy and hassle-free as possible. When you rent a dumpster from us, our customer service representatives will help you determine the best size dumpster for your needs. We can also recommend the best spot to place the dumpster on your property to ensure that you are complying with local legislation.
- The best prices for dumpster rental: Lastly, you should also look for junk removal companies who offers fair and transparent pricing for the dumpster rental services they provide. By working with Junk King of Contra Costa, you can rest assured that we will do everything possible to help you get rid of your junk quickly, efficiently, and in a respectful manner. Besides going the extra mile to recycle or reuse a large portion of what we pick up, we also are proud to say that we have the lowest pricing in the market we serve. With Junk King of Contra Costa, you only pay for the space you use in the dumpster, and we offer both Mini, ½ Mini, and Full pricing options to our customers.
How to Hire Junk King Contra Costa
Junk King Contra Costa offers professional, efficient, and environmentally friendly junk removal services for residents of the Contra Costa region, including residents of Alameda, Alamo, Albany, Antioch, Berkeley, Brentwood, Byron, Clayton, Concord, Crockett, Danville, Livermore, Oakland, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Leandro, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.
If you live in the Contra Costa region and need to get rid of your excess junk, simply give us a call at (925) 289-8511 or 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK). You can also book us online by filling out the form found here. Also, you can text us an image of the junk that you need hauled away at 1-737-888-5865 and we will text you back a price estimate for the dumpster rental you need.
Call us today to take the first step to getting rid of the junk you have laying around your space.