Monthly Archives: January 2013

E-Waste Recycling in Dallas

Do you know what’s in your television? Now what’s “on” TV but what it takes to make a television set? The average TV or computer monitor actually can contain anywhere from four to eight pounds of lead. Everyone knows that lead is an extremely toxic substance when ingested into the body. A LCD model can contain significant amounts of mercury which has been link to problems with the nervous system. Over all, many electronics contain flame retardant components that are also harmful.

This doesn’t mean that the TV you watch every day is sending off deadly rays of toxins. It’s only when those appliances are left to decompose in a landfill that those chemicals can be released. Here’s the harsh reality: According to the EPA upwards of 82% of all our e-waste ends up in a landfill or incinerator. That translates into over 70% of heavy metals in a landfill coming from e-waste. That’s not going to be good for anyone. What’s the solution? Make sure you properly dispose of your e-waste by having it collected by a professional like Junk King of Dallas.

“Professional” is truly what you want to be looking for with e-waste disposal. That’s because there have been many instances of unscrupulous collectors shipping e-waste overseas to countries without strict regulation. You might think that’s not a problem but all of that seeping hazardous waste would end up in the atmosphere right back over your home. Junk King prides itself on its eco-friendly policies and makes sure that the e-waste they collect will only go to certified recycling centers.

As for what qualifies as e-waste that would be anything that is powered by electricity such as computers, laptops, monitors, fax machines, copiers, televisions, DVD players and cell phones. How many of those do you have tucked away in closets or under the bed? Why hold onto those things you’re never going to use again? Get rid of them with one call to Junk King Dallas.

While you’re at it, Junk King can also take away any oversized item you’ve been trying to get rid of for some time like an old sofa, stove or mattress. Those are the unwanted stuff that really take up a lot of room in your home. With Junk King on the job they’ll also be properly disposed of with much of that junk ending up at their own recycling center or charity refurbishing sight. Start with your e-waste and finish by cleaning out your entire garage, basement or attic. Junk King Dallas can show you the way!

Dallas Moving and Junk Hauling

When it comes to a moving destination the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranks fourth on this year’s Penske Truck Rental list. Who better to determine which town is the most popular for moving to then a truck rental company? Top of the list is Atlanta but the strong showing from Dallas means it’s an extremely popular site for new residents. It’s also a popular place for the current locals to move around in. There are so many happening neighborhoods that it just makes sense to pick up and move across town. A move like that can reinvigorate your life and relationship. The goal is to make a smart move and that means starting with a junk move.

What’s a junk move? That’s when you hire professional junk haulers to do the one thing professional movers can’t do: help you get rid of all your junk. If you’re starting out in a new place you certainly don’t want to bring any useless junk with you. Only you can decide what should be deemed useless. Most people think that anything you haven’t used in at least six to eight months or don’t plan to use any time soon would qualify as useless. There are other things you might want to clear out in your junk move like pieces of old furniture, office equipment or other bulky items you’re keeping in storage. None of that should go with you.

As you begin to pack, you’ll probably uncover plenty of items that warrant a trip to the dump or recycling center. Yes, you’ve probably collected an amazing amount of junk over the years but instead of lugging that along with you, let Junk King of Dallas get rid of it once and for all.

Just like the movers you’ll be hiring, Junk King will also be sending over an able-bodied crew of lifters and a big truck. You won’t have to carry any item down the steps or out to the curb. The Junk King crew will be doing all the work. All you have to do is tell them what you want taken away and they’ll handle the rest. A smart move would be to schedule the Junk King crew in the last week before you move. That way you will have had ample opportunity to go through everything. Whatever you’re not going to take with you, give it to Junk King Dallas. They’ll know how to get rid of it the right way. This is truly the best way to start the next chapter in your life: clear of clutter!