If you live in Manassas or Woodbridge, or maybe between Alexandria and Springfield, odds are you need to get rid of some large unwanted items on occasion. Sure, if you can fit it into your residential recycling bin then it’s easy.
But what about the big stuff? You know – the heavy or bulky junk items that won’t fit in your bin and can’t be left on the curb? That stuff. It can be a challenge to figure out the best way to get rid of it.
You might have a truck so you could possibly haul it somewhere yourself but taking junk to the landfill isn’t always a great idea. Aside from the fact that our landfills are rapidly filling up and disappearing, it can also be expensive. Without a truck you may find that taking care of your own junk removal in the Fairfax area can be a bit problematic.
When Junk is Heavy, Junk Removal is Hard
Maybe the junk you need to dispose of is your old appliances or some large furniture. Simply moving or lifting these items to get them out of the house can be difficult and even risky, especially if you attempt it by yourself.
And, even if you have someone helping you move these large junk items, you still need a truck, van, or trailer to haul it off for disposal. And, if you don’t own any of these, you have to borrow one or rent one. This is not to say that the job can’t be done but disposing of heavy junk items is not a DIY task for most people.
By the way, if you live in the Fairfax area, do you actually know where to dispose of it?
Fairfax County has closed all of its municipal solid waste landfills except the I-66 Transfer Station and the I-95 Landfill Complex, which continue to provide recycling and disposal services for Fairfax County residents.
The downside is, aside from the myriad of restrictions regarding acceptable materials for disposal, there are over 400,000 households just in Fairfax County alone. That makes for a lot of potential customers all trying to make use of the two remaining landfill facilities in the area.
But the good news is that you have options!
Get Rid of Your Junk the Right Way
The temptation for many of us is to simply throw our waste into the trash, or get rid of our junk at a landfill, if possible. But much of what we throw into the garbage still has a usable value. In fact, most of the waste that’s generated in the country can be recycled. And that includes all the things we think of as “junk.”
Of all the garbage in the U.S. that ends up in what is called the “municipal waste stream,” or MWS, almost 75 percent can be recycled. Unfortunately, in the United States, we only average a 30 percent recycling rate, which means that about 45 percent of what could be recycled ends up in landfills or is incinerated.
According to the EPA, Americans generate almost 270 million tons of waste every year. That comes out to about four and a half pounds per person each day. So, if only 30 percent of that is recycled, then we essentially add about 100,000,000 tons of additional trash into landfills that could have been recycled.
And we do that every year.
When it comes to “junk” items, the great thing is that much of it can often be reused or repurposed with relatively little processing. This is why Junk King Fairfax makes every effort to recycle or reuse everything we bring into our doors. It’s part of the Junk King corporate mission and it’s ours, as well.
Got Junk? Join the Club!
Everyone seems to end up with some junk that needs to be gotten rid of at some point. For a few people, this is a regular occurrence while for most others it might once or twice a year. The reasons for residential junk removal are numerous and varied.
People downsize and have things they either can’t or don’t want to sell or donate, so they need to dispose of it some other way. Relocating because of a job change or a move to a bigger home often means getting rid of junk that’s accumulated over the years. And, sometimes, the big yard sale didn’t eliminate everything, so the rest needs to be dumped somehow.
Businesses need junk removal, as well. Small companies can generate big amounts of junk, but not have the means or resources to haul and dispose of it on their own. Larger businesses might have a truck and available employees but taking them away from their work to make a junk hauling run isn’t the most cost-effective use of their time. And some businesses produce junk on a regular basis like construction companies, and they need junk and debris removal services ongoingly.
In addition to junk resulting from production and simply “doing business” there are times when a company upgrades their office furniture or other office equipment and needs to get rid of the old stuff. Or they may be relocating to larger offices or facilities and use the transition as a timely opportunity to offload all the unused and unwanted equipment, furniture, and other junk items.
Other organizations such as schools, churches, non-profit groups, and others periodically find themselves saddled with piles of unwanted items or debris that needs to be removed and hauled off professionally.
The question for all these homeowners, renters, business owners, and others is how to best get rid of their junk items quickly, easily, and cost-effectively, without having to do it themselves?
Easy! Simply call in the Fairfax area’s expert junk removal team to get rid of it for you.
Choose Junk King Fairfax for Your Junk Removal Needs
At Junk King Fairfax we provide professional junk removal services using two-person teams and our red, oversized trucks. In fact, Junk King’s junk removal trucks are up to 30 percent larger than our competitor’s trucks and that means we can take more junk in fewer trips, which saves you money.
One of the things you’ll notice immediately when you work with Junk King Fairfax is our real commitment to professionalism and our great customer service.
In addition to removing your old and unwanted junk items quickly and efficiently, our junk removal process is engineered to prevent as much of your junk from going into landfills as possible. As we noted earlier, Junk King’s eco-friendly mission has always been to ensure that as much junk as possible is recycled or donated.
We accomplish this task by our relationships with local recyclers, donation centers, and nonprofit organizations in the Fairfax area. This enables us to get as many of your items as possible recycled, repurposed, or donated.
Junk King Fairfax is proud to be part of the only national junk removal company to operate with the goal of recycling 60 percent or more of everything we haul away. And we have been named as the industry’s Number One junk removal service, as well.
Pretty much anything and everything – except hazardous wastes – can be picked up and hauled away by our highly trained removal teams. From construction debris, old mattresses, and broken furniture, to washers, dryers, hot tubs, and kitchen appliances, there’s no residential or commercial job too big or too small for Junk King Fairfax.
We even take care of storage units, rental properties, and estate and foreclosure cleanouts.
From Silver Spring to Fairfax, and all points in between, we will come to your home or workplace and haul away your junk with our award-winning service. And you’ll love our fair and transparent pricing that sets us apart from the rest.
Your Expert Junk Removal Team in the Fairfax Area
If you live in Bethesda, Vienna, Springfield, or somewhere in between, we’re here to take care of all your junk removal needs.
Maybe you completed a major cleanup at the end of summer and you’ve still got a pile of old junk you need to get rid of. Perhaps it was a big landscaping project that finally got done but now you need to remove all the trash and yard debris. Or you simply have a large load of old office equipment you’ve been tasked with getting rid of somehow.
Whatever the reason, if you’ve got junk, your next call should be to Junk King Fairfax.
Junk King Fairfax offers efficient, safe, and environmentally-friendly junk removal services that take the work and worry out of the disposal of your junk. Our experienced junk removal team will carefully remove and haul off any types of junk you have, and our big, red trucks are designed to handle your large junk items.
So, ready to get rid of your old junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your home or office, and we’ll call 15 minutes before we get there. Once we’re on-site, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.
If you like our estimate, you simply point, and we’ll load those old junk items into our junk removal trucks and haul them away with no hidden fees.