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In Fairfax County, Recycling Is A Priority When It Comes To Junk Removal


Recycling Fairfax

 

Fairfax County is somewhat unique in a number of ways in addition to simply being a great place to live.

 

With an estimated 1,150,000-plus residents within the county borders, it is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with around 13 percent of the population. And that population was the first in the United States to reach a six-figure median household income.

 

While it is mostly suburban in nature, Fairfax County is much more than suburbs and shopping centers. It’s also the home to the Central Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, and National Counterterrorism Center, as well as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

 

But, most importantly, Fairfax County is home to over a million Virginians who love their corner of the country. 

 

That includes communities such as Fairfax Station, Chantilly, Annandale, Lorton, Tysons, and many others. And all these communities have a few things in common in addition to being in Virginia, and one of those is that, in Fairfax County, Recycling is taken quite seriously.

 

Which is why Junk King Fairfax specializes in bulk recycling and recyclable junk removal.

 

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Junk King Fairfax and Why Recycling Matters

 

Junk King has always made recycling a priority. 

 

In fact, when Junk King was first founded back in 2005, we were the nation’s first green and recycling-based junk removal company. And that hasn’t changed after all these years! In fact, we still recycle most of the material we pick-up. In fact, we work hard to recycle as much as 60 percent or more of everything we pick up each day, including plastic, glass, and scrap metal.

 

This is just one of the ways we continue to demonstrate our commitment to being the premier eco-friendly junk removal service in America.

 

And we understand that, while most of our Fairfax County neighbors can manage much of their own recycling, there are also times when the sheer volume of recyclable waste or junk material is more than the average homeowner or renter can, or wants, to manage.

 

In addition to assisting our residential friends and neighbors with their bulk recycling needs, Junk King Fairfax is able to do the same for all of our local businesses and other organizations.

 

We’ve said it already, but it warrants repeating: Recycling matters. 

 

How? Well, consider these statistics from ComfyLiving.net :

 

 

  • On average, every American produces 1,609 pounds of garbage every year.
  • In 2018, 69.1 million tons of municipal solid waste were recycled in the US.
  • Americans throw away 20 billion disposable diapers every year.
  • Sweden dumps only 1% of trash in landfills.
  • On the global level, we produce 2.12 billion tons of waste every year.
  • China produces the largest amount of plastic packaging waste in the world.
  • About 68% of paper and paperboard was recycled in 2018.
  • 91% of plastic waste hasn’t been recycled.
  • Approximately 3 million tons of glass containers were recycled in the US in 2017.
  • The recycling industry creates more jobs than the solid waste management industry.

 

 

Fairfax County Recycling Matters, Too

 

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Improving on our nation’s recycling efforts is one of the reasons why Junk King Fairfax offers recycling junk removal services. However, there are those who do want to do what they can to contribute to their community’s recycling efforts themselves. 

 

And we get it.

 

That’s why we put together this handy guide and checklist for the “highly-motivated” DIY recyclers in Fairfax County.

 

 

Fairfax County Recycling

 

For the rest of us and those who have large amounts of recycling, there is a reliable and affordable alternative to doing all that work yourself. 

 

A call to Junk King Fairfax means no sorting, no lifting, no loading or hauling – and no driving around the county looking for the proper facilities for unloading your recyclables! In short, just one call to Junk King and we’ll come and do it all for you.

 

In addition to your recyclable junk items and debris, Junk King can remove and dispose of just about anything you have that you need to get rid of. From excess trash to old furniture, and from yard waste to old appliances, if you don’t want it, we can remove it.

 

In fact, just about the only thing we don’t take is hazardous waste!

 

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Bulk Recycling and Junk Removal Doesn’t to Be Pricey

 

So, is it cheaper to get rid of all that excess recyclable waste, junk, and debris yourself? Probably not, especially when you factor in your time, your labor, and all the additional costs of hauling and unloading.

 

Which is why we say, “Call Junk King Fairfax and let our junk removal and recycling experts come and take care of your recycling cleanup needs quickly, efficiently, and professionally.”

 

And, best of all, we’re not only quick, efficient, and professional – we’re also quite affordable!

 

Junk King Fairfax offers the lowest pricing in our service area among comparable operators that are licensed, insured, and run recycling-based operations just like we do!

 

That’s because fair and transparent pricing is at the core of the way we do things at Junk King Fairfax. This is why we guarantee to beat any other written estimate why we give you free estimates  – and provide four different ways to get them:

 

  • – ONLINE: It’s easy! Junk click the “Pricing” tab in the navigation above, scroll to “Pricing Estimator” and then click on the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button.
  • – CALL: If you prefer, you can also call or live chat with our customer service representatives for a free estimate.
  • – TEXT: If you send us a photo or two of your junk items at 737-888-5865, we will text you back an estimate.
  • – ON-SITE: This is the best way for us to assess the job and provide you with a free, no-obligation, on-site estimate.

 

And best of all, once our junk removal team shows up at your home, all you have to do is point to your junk and recycling, and they’ll do all the heavy lifting.

 

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For Junk Removal in Fairfax County, Recycling is Where Junk King Fairfax Begins!

 

If you live in or near the greater Fairfax, Manassas, Woodbridge, or Springfield area, Junk King Fairfax is available to take care of your furniture removal and other junk removal needs.

 

Sometimes, the pieces of junk just start to pile up. Maybe in your garage, your basement, or your tool shed out in the backyard. And, maybe, you even have a self-storage unit for your junk!

 

No matter where you keep it, if you don’t want it or need it then it’s time to get rid of it! 

 

Whatever size it is and wherever you’ve been keeping it, if you’ve got old junk items to get rid of, your best choice is to call Junk King Fairfax.

 

The green team at Junk King Fairfax provides efficient, safe, and authentically eco-friendly junk removal services. Eco-friendly because we work hard to recycle or reuse as much of everything that we pick up each and every day. 

 

And our experienced junk removal team will carefully remove and haul off any types of junk you have, and our junk removal trucks are specifically designed to handle all your large junk items.

 

Our professional and courteous junk removal team will show up at your home or office, and we’ll call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive. Once we’re on-site, we 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 to be recycled, if possible, and with no hidden fees.

 

So, are you ready to get rid of your bulk recycling junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

 

Just make an appointment by booking online above, or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

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When You Need Junk Removal, Reston Residents Rely on Junk King

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To many folks who don’t live there, Reston is just another mid-sized town in Northern Virginia. But Reston is much more than that.

 

Founded in 1964 by Robert E. Simon, Reston is not an incorporated town or city, but is a census-designated place. Reston’s municipal services are provided by both Fairfax County and a nonprofit called the Reston Association.

 

A planned community, Reston was founded on the principles of: 

 

“creating a community that included places for residents to live, work, do business, play, attend school and places of worship, all while conserving open space.”

 

It appears to have suited the community well. Today, Reston has more than 1,300 acres of maintained open space that includes four lakes, three ponds, 20 miles of stream, 800 acres of woodlands, and two golf courses.

 

But, like any other community of over 66,000 residents, Reston needs junk removal services.

 

Which is why Junk King Fairfax specializes in providing junk removal for the Reston area.

 

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Northern Virginia, Fairfax County, and Reston – When You Need Junk Removal

 

Located in northern Fairfax County, Reston’s closest neighbors are Great Falls, Wolf Trap, Franklin Farm, Floris, McNair, Herndon, and Dranesville.

 

So, what else do all these towns have in common? They all need junk removal services now and again, and Junk King Fairfax is ready to take care of them when they need it.

 

One of the great things about being able to call Junk King for your junk removal needs is how quickly they respond and how quickly they work. Booking a pickup is simple and easy, and once they arrive on site, removal and hauling your junk can happen easily, as well. 

But what kind of junk can we pick up? Will we take anything and everything? Just about!

 

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Of course, we can’t pick up or dispose of hazardous materials. And this includes items that are classified by the EPA as “Household Hazardous Waste” or HHW.

 

They define these items as,

 

“[S]ome leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic as household hazardous waste. Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them.”

 

You can see why we wouldn’t want to handle items like these. Besides, federal law prohibits any carrier that is not specifically a hazardous waste transporter to pick up and haul these materials. And hazardous waste transporters are regulated by both state and federal agencies.

 

Which means that not just anyone can take those items to dispose of them.

 

The good news is that many communities have collection programs for HHW to reduce potential harm posed by these chemicals.

 

One way to find a program in or near Reston would be to search for “household hazardous waste” near your zip code in the Earth 911 database for more information. Or you can contact your local environmental, health, or solid waste agency to learn about permanent or periodic HHW collections near you.

 

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For Junk Removal, Reston Has a Green and Affordable Option

 

If it were feasible, it’s likely that most of us would be tempted to simply throw all our waste and junk into a landfill. Fortunately for us – and for the planet – that’s not always possible. But along with avoiding landfills and the environmental damage they can cause, most of us need to know that much of what we do end up throwing into the garbage is actually reusable.

 

In fact, most of the waste that’s generated in the country – up to 80 percent or more – can be effectively recycled. And that includes all the things we tend to think of as “junk.”

 

The truth is that, when it comes to “junk” items and junk removal, Reston, 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. In fact, we routinely recycle up to 60 percent or more of all the junk items we pick up every day from every job. 

 

It’s part of the Junk King corporate mission and it’s part of ours, as well.

 

In addition to “being green”, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with world-class customer service. As the Number One rated junk removal company in North America, it’s just a normal part of what we do. And part of giving great customer service is offering the best pricing for junk removal in our service area.

 

That includes Reston as well as all the other communities in the greater Fairfax area.

 

At Junk King, we believe in always offering fair and transparent pricing. For one, that means no hidden fees or charges. It also means we offer free estimates before you even book a pickup appointment with us. 

 

In addition, we provide you with several ways to get a free estimate:

 

On-site: The most accurate way for us to get you a free, no-obligation on-site estimate.

 

By Phone: Call 1-888-888-JUNK or live chat with our customer service representatives.

 

By Text: Text a photo of your items to 737-888-5865, and we will text back an estimate.

 

Online: Click the “Pricing” tab in the menu above, then scroll to “Pricing Estimator” and click the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button.

 

Another feature of our great pricing is that we do not charge you by the weight of your load. We only charge you for the amount of space your junk takes up in our truck. This means savings for you and fair, transparent pricing from us.

 

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Your Expert Junk Removal Team in Reston

 

If you live in Reston, Herndon, Cromwells Corner, or simply somewhere east of Dulles International, Junk King Fairfax has got you covered for all your junk removal needs.

 

  • -Maybe you’re about to finish a major cleanup now that it’s almost the end of summer. And now you’ve got a pile of old junk you need to get rid of.
  • -On the other hand, you may have had a big landscaping project that is finally done – but now you have to remove all the trash and yard debris.
  • -Or perhaps you decided to empty the company storeroom and how you have a large load of old office equipment and furniture that needs to be gotten rid of somehow.

 

Whatever the reason, if you’ve got junk, your first 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.

 

Just make an appointment by booking online above, or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

 

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.

 

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When Your Cleaning Project Could Use A Dumpster Rental

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For most of us living in the Fairfax, Virginia area, some junk removal now and again is just a part of life.

 

We need to get rid of things, for example. Sometimes quite a few things, or large piles of things. Or we need to complete a major cleaning project that generates quite a bit of junk and debris, day after day. 

 

That’s a problem when there’s more than we can fit in our trash bins and we don’t have a good place to pile it up until we can haul it away. 

 

We’re talking about those times when our junk removal isn’t simply the result of cleaning out the garage or ending up with too many large piles of yard waste after a day-long landscaping project. 

 

No, we’re talking about times when our cleaning project takes several days. And every day generates more junk, more debris, and more trash. We’re talking about having the option of either adding to those piles day after day or making “dump runs” every day. 

 

And neither of these options are preferable.

 

Which is why Junk King Fairfax specializes in offering a convenient dumpster rental service.

 

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Junk King Fairfax Means Convenient Junk Removal Options

 

At Junk King Fairfax we are proud of our fast, efficient, and affordable full-service junk removal. But we’re just as proud of our self-service option that utilizes our handy MINI Dumpster rental.

 

With one of our unique dumpster rentals, you load your junk, trash, and other debris yourself. But with our user-friendly and driveway-safe MINI Dumpster design, your work is made easy because placing your junk items and other unwanted materials inside this roll-off dumpster is a breeze! 

 

Our MINI Dumpster rental is available to homeowners, renters, business owners, contractors, and just about anyone else who needs an efficient bin for staging junk – even schools or churches.

 

In addition, Junk King’s self-service junk removal uses a conveniently sized dumpster that is still perfect for any large junk or debris that might come from your home, office, or place of business. When we designed our MINI Dumpster, we went all out to make the process easy and create an easy-to-load roll-off dumpster with a huge, 12-cubic yard load capacity. 

 

Are you wondering how much that is?

 

Well, if you consider that the average clothes dryer measures about one cubic yard in size, try to picture a dozen of them lined up in three rows of four machines each. You could fit all of them inside of a Junk King MINI Dumpster – and still have room to spare!

 

Have you ever loaded (or unloaded) material with a pickup truck? If so, try to imagine a truck bed full to the brim with gravel.

 

Now, a bed of a standard, full size pickup truck is eight feet long, just over five feet wide, and about a foot and a half high to the top of the sidewalls. This means that it will hold close to 2.5 cubic yards of gravel when it’s loaded level full.

 

Which means that a Junk King MINI Dumpster can hold up to five pickup truck loads of gravel (or junk!)

Still wondering if a Junk King MINI Dumpster rental is the right option for your project?

 

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There are probably dozens of great reasons for using a dumpster rental for your cleaning project and these are just a few. The beauty of having a MINI Dumpster at your home or office is that you have three days (or more!) to dump your junk items, debris, trash, and waste materials. That means you can be loading when you want to and at your own pace. 

 

No matter the size or location of your major cleaning projects, a MINI Dumpster rental from Junk King Fairfax can be the optimum junk removal solution for you. 

 

 

 

 

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Junk King Fairfax Means Great Dumpster Rental Pricing

 

At Junk King Fairfax, when you choose our self-service junk removal option using a dumpster rental, you pay only for the space you use in our MINI Dumpster.

 

Our dumpster rental pricing has three tiers, minimum, half, and full. (Note that the industry standard is to simply charge a single price no matter how much you put in their dumpster!) But we do things differently at Junk King. And one of those things is to provide tiered pricing options that give you better value with your dumpster rental.

 

  • Our minimum price is our lowest charge to drop off and pick up the dumpster.

 

  • If you have only a few items, you may qualify for the minimum charge. If your dumpster is at or close to half full, you’ll pay about a discount from the full price.

 

  • If your dumpster is more than half full, you pay our full price for dumpster rental service.

 

However, if you were to decide to opt for our full-service junk hauling and removal, we offer you four different ways to get an estimate before your book with us. You can get a no obligation on site estimate, an estimate by phone, by text, or even with our easy-to-use online pricing estimator.

 

Why do we do all that, you ask? Because at Junk King Fairfax we believe in fair and transparent pricing.

 

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Junk King Fairfax Means Green Junk Disposal

Our junk removal and disposal process is designed to keep as much of your junk out of our landfills as possible. And we do it that way because Junk King’s eco-friendly corporate mission has always been to recycle as much junk as possible.

 

And, at Junk King Fairfax, we strive to make that our mission, as well.

 

Through our relationships with local recyclers, donation centers, and nonprofit organizations in the Fairfax area, we’re able to get a large percentage of unwanted and discarded junk items donated or recycled.

 

No matter whether we bring it in on our trucks or in a MINI Dumpster rental, everything we bring in is sorted and then processed accordingly. At Junk King Fairfax, we are proud to be part of the only nationally recognized junk removal company that has the goal of recycling 60 percent or more of everything we pick up.

 

And along with great pricing and green processes, Junk King has been named as the Number One junk removal service in our industry, as well.

 

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Junk King Fairfax Means the Best Junk Removal in the Fairfax Area

Regardless of whether you decide on a self-service dumpster rental solution, or a full-service junk removal solution, Junk King Fairfax is your “go to” junk removal partner.

 

No matter if you live in Springfield, Alexandria, Woodbridge, Falls Church, or Leesburg we’re here to help take care of all your junk removal needs

 

And no matter the job, if you’ve got junk to get rid of, make your next call 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 junk removal trucks are especially designed to handle all 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 to 30 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.

 

Just make an appointment by booking online above, or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

 

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Fairfax – Junk Removal Sorting Tips

Junk King gets rid of your junk. We know that it can be a challenge to get rid of what needs to go when you are moving and that’s why our Fairfax – Junk Removal options are so popular. We understand that not every municipality or city has adequate junk removal services. That’s why we’re here to fill in with an Eco friendly and efficient business model.

We remove all sorts of junk that includes mattresses, chairs, tables, bookcases, cubicles and desks to name just a few. You can book online with our Fairfax – Junk Removal option or give us a call to get started.

One of the questions that our customers ask us most often is how to get started. They’ve got sometimes years worth of stuff in their house and they want to be able to separate the junk from what they want to take with them when they move.

Here’s a few suggestions on how to go about making two different piles.

Gather the Tools You’ll Need
There’s a tool for every job and sorting through your junk at home is no exception. You’ll need to put together several garbage bags, a few laundry baskets and we like to suggest that you get a full pad of sticky notes and a magic marker.

After that, it’s a good idea to break a big job down into smaller more manageable pieces. For example, our Fairfax – Junk Removal professionals can only haul things away for one room at a time. That’s why we suggest that you only sort in the same fashion. Take one of your laundry baskets and a few stickies and head into that back bedroom.

If you can go through the closets and put this stuff that you’re taking with you in one laundry basket and market accordingly, you can leave the rest for us when we show up.

Time Yourself.
We also like to suggest that our clients time themselves as they move from room to room. Getting caught in waves of nostalgia over a dinner jacket that you haven’t worn in 10 years in the back of a closet won’t help you get the job done.

The garbage bags make excellent starting points for what you think might be going to the recycling center. Of course, these are our suggestions and you can put your own plan together. However, this is one of the ideas that’s worked for several of our Fairfax – Junk Removal clients.

Using a Home Dumpster Rental to Transform Your Garage in Fairfax

When was the last time your garage had enough free space for you to park a vehicle inside? For most people, the answer is likely to be “a long time ago.” Garages are handy because they’re a great place to store all the things we don’t have room for indoors, but that same feature can also be the reason they turn into a space filled with junk. Whether you’ve run out of space or you’ve simply decided it’s time to make a change before the garage gets too out of control, embarking on a clean-up project is the right choice. With a Fairfax home dumpster rental and the ability to immediately toss out all the things you don’t want to keep, you can make quick work of what might look like quite the daunting task.

Develop a plan of attack before you rent

Home Dumpster Rental The easiest way to estimate how much you will likely need to dispose of once you begin cleaning out the garage is to remove its contents all at once to get a “big picture” look at everything. For most people, that’s the kind of thing they only want to do one time, so it’s best to do this when you’ve already made other decisions about how to dispose of the garbage. While visually estimating the volume of the refuse the project will generate is very difficult, you can take the time to assess what you’re most likely to keep ahead of time.

Spend an afternoon looking over everything you can easily access within the space, thinking carefully about what you know needs to go and what items are still worth saving. How many things have you mentally marked for disposal? If there are only a few things and fixing up the garage is more of a matter of better organization, you can probably dispose of your items through a municipal bulk pick-up trash day. However, what if it becomes apparent very quickly that you have many things which have since outlived their usefulness? Then it’s time to more closely examine the question of whether a home dumpster rental is right for you.

Before you move on, formulate a firm plan for how you’ll tackle the cleaning project. If you don’t have an order to follow, it’s easy to move from task to task without completing anything. Know how you’ll move things out, how you’ll sort them, and how you’ll dispose of them, too. Once you think you’re ready, other considerations come into the picture.

Choosing a home dumpster rental company that works for you

Not every agency that rents dumpsters offer the same level of service. Even if you’re intent on moving quickly and trashing out the garage with as few delays as possible, it is important to slow down and take the time to ensure that you rent a dumpster that aligns with your needs. For example, you likely do not want to rent a “construction” sized dumpster, which could take up far more space than you expect. Such dumpsters also typically use a pricing structure based on the total weight of the removed debris, which may equal a more expensive project depending on what you discard.

How much you’re willing to pay can have a big influence on the choice you make at this stage. What if you know you’ll need to toss a lot of things, including heavy objects, but you aren’t sure exactly how much? A more forgiving pricing breakdown in use by some businesses charges customers based on the volume of the dumpster used, rather than the weight. Fill up less than half, and you get a discounted rate. Only if you go over the halfway point and fill the dumpster will you pay more, but it should still be a fair price.

Before you put down a firm booking, ask the providers you speak to about acceptable waste. What can you throw into the dumpster? You could have everything from an old washing machine to stacks of old magazines to throw away — so will they take it all? What if you have old computers or TVs to throw into the mix? Be careful, because not every rental will work for a garage clean-up project. Some providers may only accept construction debris, yard waste, or non-electrical waste. Be aware that some wastes, such as old motor oil, may not be allowed in a dumpster at all. Others, like old cans of paint, should undergo a drying process before disposal in a dumpster. Check with the company you intend to use on their policies.

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Do you want to minimize your impact on the world as you throw these things away? There are green dumpster rentals out there that can be the perfect fit for such a situation. Instead of shipping your junk straight to a landfill, some businesses will meticulously process your discarded trash to find recyclable materials. Who knew a cleanup project could help the environment? With all these things considered, you can solidify your pick and prepare to give your garage the facelift it needs.

The big day: tackling your garage clean-out

Once you’ve finished picking a dumpster service, it’s time to schedule the first day of your rental and prepare to tackle the project. Now is when the value of bringing in a dumpster becomes apparent immediately. During the convenient delivery to your home, you can have the dumpster placed in your driveway, and with supports if necessary to prevent damage. With your oversized trash can just a few feet away from the entrance to the garage, you can make quick work of disposal. Instead of filling bag after bag or lugging heavy objects to the curb, you can pitch them all straight into the dumpster — it’s that easy.

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While you throw unwanted items into your rental, separate the rest of your things into two piles. Mentally label them the “keep” and “sell” stacks. You’re likely to come across several items that you don’t want, but which it might not make sense to throw into the dumpster. These you can consider selling online or donating to local thrift stores instead. Once you’ve finished moving all the items out, you can do a deep clean of the garage itself.

Wrapping up when things are done

All that’s left at this point is to move your “keep” items back into place, and voila: a garage you can use to safely park your car, a perk that comes with advantages of its own. Satisfied? Call the rental agency again and let them know you’re ready to return the dumpster. They should dispatch someone as soon as possible to come and haul it all away for good. This way, you don’t need to spend days or weeks waiting for regular garbage service to remove everything you didn’t want. If you chose a “green” rental, you can also enjoy the fact that at least some of your garage’s old clutter will go on to have a second life in new applications.

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Regain valuable space and start a project like this today

Don’t let a jam-packed garage keep you from using the space the way it was intended. After organizing everything and throwing what you don’t need into your home dumpster rental) you’ll be able to enjoy a vastly more functional space once again. Don’t worry. Once you make a start, it won’t be long before the finish line, and a much cleaner garage, is in sight.

 

How Much Is It to Rent a Dumpster in Fairfax?

How much does it cost to rent a dumpster in Fairfax, Virginia?

how much is it to rent a dumpsterThe answer to that question is going to vary depending on a few different factors. Ideally, any dumpster rental company you are considering should be happy to provide you with a no-obligation price quote. You can get quotes from a few different providers and then compare costs as a means of deciding where to rent your dumpster.

Here are a few different factors that may impact your cost:

  • The size of the dumpster you decide to rent: With some junk removal companies, the question “How much is it to rent a dumpster?” is perhaps most contingent on the size of dumpster you choose to rent. Many companies serving this niche offer half a dozen different dumpster rental sizes, usually ranging from 10 cubic yards to around 50 or 60 cubic yards. Obviously, you are going to pay more to rent a bigger dumpster.

  • How long you need the dumpster: Is your project a weekend cleanout or a renovation where you expect the demolition stage to take a week or longer? The answer will reflect in the cost of your dumpster rental. You will need to pay extra if you wish to keep the bin for longer. Most dumpster rental companies have multiple different tiers, based on the length of your rental. By standard, these tiers will probably be set for three-day rentals, five-day rentals, seven-day rentals, etc. You can rent bins for longer, of course, but you will need to arrange that with the company.

  • Your location: The location of your home or business is always going to affect how much you pay for a dumpster rental. Any dumpster rental service involves both a bin delivery and a bin pickup. The distance that the delivery/pickup driver needs to travel to reach your location, therefore, is going to be a major factor in the cost of your rental. As such, it’s not a bad idea to look at where different dumpster rental companies are in relation to you. If you live in the heart of Fairfax, you will probably save money by finding a dumpster rental company located in or near the downtown area.

  • Availability: Especially with dumpster rental companies that offer a variety of different sizes to choose from, how much you pay might depend on the availability of the type of bin you need. For instance, if the dumpster rental company nearest to you has rented out all its 15 cubic yard units, you might have to pay extra to bump up to the next biggest size or to have the dumpster delivered from another location.

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  • Type of trash: Some companies rent out different types of dumpsters for different types of trash. Some might have specific bins for construction debris, yard waste, electronic waste, or the like. In general, you can expect to pay slightly different rates depending on the type of bin you choose to rent. The variance in cost is because some types of trash are more difficult to dispose of safely than others. For instance, electronics or appliances often can’t just get dumped in the nearest landfills. There are necessary protocols that companies follow to prevent pollution and dangerous environmental effects. As a result, tougher-to-handle waste will sometimes cost more to get rid of than more standard garbage. In some cases, though, you might find companies that sort your junk for you at no additional cost.

  • The amount of junk you have: As we already mentioned, there are dumpster rental companies out there that bill flat rates based on dumpster sizes. There are also businesses that bill on a more contingent basis, either based on weight or on how much dumpster space you fill. In many ways, these models are more customer-friendly, as you pay based on the amount of trash you are disposing of and not based on the bin you choose. Especially if you have no idea which dumpster size is right for your situation, looking for a company that bills based on weight or dumpster space might be a better option.

  • The company you choose: Even aside from the other items featured on this list, different dumpster rental companies charge slightly different rates for their rentals. These rates may be based on a company’s longevity or reputation or might just shift as different services try to compete with one another. Because prices vary so much, it’s always a smart strategy to get three or four quotes to compare. If you only get one quote, it will be difficult to know whether it’s on the high or low end of the market.

  • Fees and add-ons: Some dumpster rental companies have billing systems that supplement the cost of your actual dumpster hire with fees and add-on charges. Permit fees, dumping fees, rental fees, and other additional expenses are all semi-common. Fees aren’t a massive problem if they aren’t pushing you out of your budget range and if the company is being transparent about them. However, just make sure you know what you are dealing with upfront. When you get a quote, ask if the price estimate is locked in or if there will be any additional costs or fees. You shouldn’t expect a guaranteed quote—especially if your dumpster rental company bills based on the amount of bin space you use. However, any dumpster rental company worth its salt should either disclose fees or clarify that there are no hidden fees. You can do some internet research here as well, to find out if a company has any complaints about unfair or misleading pricing practices.

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Start Asking Around: How Much Is It to Rent a Dumpster in Fairfax, VA?

Renting a dumpster is an efficient way of streamlining any extensive cleanout process. Whether you are divesting yourself of unwanted belongings, preparing to move your business to a new location, or renovating your kitchen, waste is going to build up quickly. Having a place on your property where you can toss everything temporarily can help keep the project moving at a steady clip.

Ideally, a dumpster rental should also be affordable. After all, you are just paying for the bin. The actual cleaning and hauling work remains DIY, which makes for a cheaper price tag than full-service junk removal. Just how affordable your dumpster rental is, though, will depend on all the factors listed above.

To find the best price, start asking around. Look at different companies in Fairfax, research their websites for ballpark pricing figures, or call for more accurate price quotes. Clear a couple of hours to devote to the research process, and you should find a dumpster rental service that meets your needs for a price that seems fair.

At Junk King, we are always happy to provide pricing information to prospective customers. We are one of the dumpster rental companies that bills you based on the amount of dumpster space you use. We also only have one dumpster rental size, which means our pricing structure is more straightforward than what most of our competitors are using. On average, our prices start at $125 and go up from there, depending on how much junk you have, how long of a rental you need, and where you live or work.

How much is it to rent a dumpster from Junk King in Fairfax, you may ask? If you are in the midst of planning your project, then start the quote process with us by using our online pricing calculator. Just let us know your zip code, prepare a basic inventory of the items you are getting rid of, and we will give you a zero-obligation price quote. If you decide to work with us, you can book online to save $30 instantly.

As you compare dumpster rental costs, though, try to find companies that will give you concrete estimates or quotes. Services that are cagey about price quotes will often try to hit you with unexpected fees after the fact. Reading online customer reviews should also help you spot—and avoid—these dumpster rental companies Call us for more information at (888) 888-JUNK.

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Fairfax Times Article Exerpt — When Junk King finds treasure in trash

Angela Woolsey of the Fairfax County Times writes a charming article about Junk King, Jun 24, 2016. Here is an excerpt; click here to see the whole article.

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Joey Powers was helping a woman in her late 90s clean out her house after the death of her husband when he stumbled across the cabinet of knives. It turned out that the woman’s husband had worked as a coroner for the U.S. Army during World War I, and he’d used the knives to perform autopsies.
“Especially in the D.C. area, there’s so much history, and so much that the older generations are getting rid of now,” Powers said. “Even though we have to let a lot of it go, it’s really cool to be able to take these little pieces of history and give them a little bit more life.”
Joey Powers donated a collection of photographs he found from the Alexandria area to the George Washington Historical Society in Mount Vernon.
“It’s not every single day that we’re running into priceless antiques or anything, but it certainly happens,” Joey said, prompting Graham to joke that his drivers might all turn into antique dealers someday.
Junk King boasts its drivers’ integrity as a chief selling point. They’re instructed to inform customers if they find something potentially valuable instead of trying to sneak it away.
“They’re honest guys, and if they weren’t, they wouldn’t last here,” Graham said, citing an example of when he managed to stop an Anacostia customer from throwing a print by Maxfield Parrish, an influential, early 20th-century painter, into the garbage can.

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Six Reasons to call Junk King Fairfax

1.Bulk Trash Removal and more . . .
Junk King has the trucks, crews, know-how, and flexibility to solve your bulk trash and debris removal. We can take all those items that the subscription trash service can not take such as white goods, furniture, over-size items, e-waste, tires, hot-tubs, sheds, demolition debris . . . everything but hazardous materials.

2. Best-rated Bulk Trash Hauler
Independent customer reviews such as Angie’s List and Listen 360 put us in first place for customer service. Our Listen 360 score of 97 out of 100 (more than 1,000 independent reviews) puts Junk King in the top 1% of all home services companies in the United States.

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3. Flexible Bulk Trash Hauler
You can book same-day jobs or schedule routine pick-ups. We are big enough to haul away and dispose of 400 cubic yards of debris each day. Yet, we are small enough that you work directly with the owners; we work with your schedule and within your budget.

4.  Reasonable and Transparent Pricing
Junk King charges by volume with no hidden charges. We work with clients to find the the most cost-effective options.

5. Most Eco-friendly Bulk Trash Hauler
Junk King is 100% landfill free. We are the only hauler in the area that has a warehouse where we separate items for the best disposal option.

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6. Veteran Owned and Operated
Two generations of veterans—Dan and Alex—started Junk King Fairfax. We continue their dedication to excellence and pride in service for our clients. We hire vets. All our employees are W2. We are fully insured.

Junk King Franchise Owners,  Dan Graham and Alex Powers.

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Yard Clutter and Mosquitoes

Yard clutter and debris—such as tires, scrap metal, buckets, cans, bricks, toys—often trap rain water and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which are famous for transmitting diseases from the simple summer cold to West Nile and worse. Piles of dead brush, rotting logs, dilapidated sheds, and unused hot tubs also become a breeding for mosquitoes and other pests.

A tire int he backyard full of mosquito larvae

Adult mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant or slow moving water, or on moist soil or leaf litter in areas likely to collect water. By eliminating these water sources, you can keep new generations of mosquitoes from taking up residence in your yard.

Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time. Usually, the eggs are deposited in clusters – called rafts – on the surface of stagnant water, or they are laid in areas that flood regularly. Eggs can hatch in as little as an inch of standing water. Females will lay eggs up to three times before they die.

Mosquitoes spend their first 10 days in water. Water is necessary for the eggs to hatch into larvae, called wigglers. Wigglers feed on organic matter in stagnant water and breathe oxygen from the surface. They develop into pupae, which do not feed and are partially encased in cocoons. Over several days, the pupae change into adult mosquitoes.

In addition to decluttering your yard, also consider these tips:

1. Drill holes in the bottom of any garbage or recycling containers stored outdoors.

2. Keep gutters clean and unclogged.

3. Keep swimming pools cleaned and chlorinated, even when not in use.

4. Walk your property after a rain, and look for areas in the landscape that are not draining well. If you find puddles that remain for four or more days, regrade the area.

5. Aerate ornamental ponds to keep water moving and discourage mosquitoes from laying eggs. Stock the pond with mosquito-eating fish.

6. Empty water containers twice per week. Birdbaths, pet water bowls, flowerpot saucers, wading pools, foot baths, garbage can lids, and pottery attract mosquitoes.

Junk King can help you declutter your yard for the sake of your health as well as your enjoyment.

Spring Cleaning –Tips to Donate, Repurpose, Recycle

Are you ready to jump into spring? Here are four of our best tips to make your spring cleaning painless.

  1. Prepare yourself with boxes, bags, markers, and tape so you can clearly label and pack the items you’re sorting.
  2. Make a list of the areas you want to tackle, and clean one area at a time. Whether you want to tidy up your bookshelf, the kids toy area, or your garage, tackling them one at a time will help keep the project manageable.
  3. Know where to donate.Habitat for Humanity, Purple Heart, or The Salvation Army vary in what they accept and prefer. For a list of acceptable items, click on any of their names above.
  4. Call a reputable hauler. Reputable haulers disposed of larger items properly, and they work with larger recycling facilities to ensure all possible items are recycled.

Are you ready to get started? Call us at 888.888.JUNK (5865) or visit us on the web at Junk King Fairfax.

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For those of you that love the shabby chic style, look no further than one of our favorite blogs, Recycled Interiors, for inspiration on giving old items a new purpose.

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