Monthly Archives: June 2012

Denver Computer Recycling and Disposal

The Girl Scouts certainly do a lot of good for Denver and we’re not just talking about the cookies (although those are very good!). As part of their continuing community outreach, Girl Scout Troop 2879 from Aurora recently held an e-waste recycling event at three downtown Denver locations. For these events the Girl Scouts partnered up with Metech Recycling who handled the bulk of the end game for the recycling. They promised that all personal date left behind on computers or laptops would be wiped out and up to 95% of all the e-waste collected would be recycling not incinerated or dumped into a landfill. That’s a pretty good goal to aim for.

Like most of these sponsored events there was a dumping charge for the privilege of getting rid of your e-waste. Here the Girl Scouts charged $10 for small TVs and computer monitors, $15 for TVs with screens larger than 20 inches, and $1 for laptops, printers, fax machine, VCRs, keyboards and other small electronics.

You can’t begrudge the Girl Scouts for taking this opportunity to fundraise. However, if you didn’t have the opportunity to make the drop off you would still be stuck with all your old computer gear. Is that really something you want to be holding onto by stuffing it into your closets or up on a shelf? Don’t you have better use of that space? That same question could be applied to even bigger spaces like basements, garages and attics. Don’t you have better use for those rooms? If the answer is “yes” then the call you should be making is to Junk King Denver.

Junk King is a local Denver business that is part of a national franchise of professional junk haulers with very high standards. Because the need is so crucial, Junk King specializes in the proper disposal of electronic waste. There are a handful of facilities around the Denver area which are certified to properly handle the disposal of this type of material and they’re all on the Junk King crews drop-off routes.

Instead of waiting for the next sponsored e-waste drop off event, you can schedule an appointment with Junk King that is convenient for your schedule. Because they are professional and their reputation matters, Junk King Denver won’t keep you waiting for that appointment either. They’ll arrive on time and get the job done quicker than you can imagine. The Junk King crew will also do all the work. That means you just have to point to what you want taken away and it will be gone. Of course, if you want you can put everything in a pile for removal but why bother when the Junk King crew will handle the task? Getting rid of your clutter will not only free up space in your home it’s also going to change the vibe. Just like it is better to walk into a clean home, it’s better to walk into a home free of junk!

Alternatives to Denver Dumpster Rentals

Are you taking on a DIY remodel project? Good for you. It’s a terrific way to increase the value of your home and show off all those skills you learned on home improvement shows. But as you focus on the particulars of the project you’ll also have to think about what that project is going to be creating in huge piles. That would be construction waste. A solution that many people turn to is renting a dumpster. What could go wrong? Actually a lot.

First of all, you have to consider where this dumpster is going to be dumped. The average heavy metal containers are about 22 feet long and eight feet deep. That unit also needs to be “planted” on a hard flat surface. “Flat” being the key word there. If your driveway has any kind of slope to it you could be in trouble. Even if you think you’ll be able to brace the dumpster, once it started to get loaded up that weight can shift and you’ve got the potential for a wrong away dumpster. Not a good idea.

Renting a dumpster doesn’t give you free reign to dump anything. The dumpster rental company will still be charged with getting rid of your trash and they could be fined if they’re dumping any kind of hazardous material. This means batteries, paints and anything with harmful chemicals like an AC unit can’t be thrown out in the rented dumpster.

Then there is the volume issue. You will probably be restricted to filling up your dumpster only to ¾ of the capacity. This is because the rental company will need to close the lid in order to transport that dumpster. What happens if you have more trash than what fits in your dumpster? Will your dumpster have to be taken away, emptied and brought back? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of renting the dumpster in the first place?

That issue of capacity is important because if you rent the wrong size dumpster then you’ll be in trouble. One thing to consider is that you might think you’ll only have a certain amount of garbage but once your neighbors see that dumpster, they’re going to think its open season as far as getting rid of trash it concerned. Many folks have discovered that an empty dumpster dropped off in the afternoon is full to the brim with other people’s trash by the next morning.

The alternative to a dumpster rental is hiring a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Denver to clear away all you remodel trash. The big part of the remodel is going to be the demolition phase. That’s usually accomplished on the first day. All of that trash can be picked up at the end of that day and you won’t have anything else to worry about. Junk King Denver also won’t care how much trash they pick up. Sounds a lot better than a dumpster, doesn’t it?