Monthly Archives: August 2012

E Waste Recycling in Houston

Sugar from garbage? Sounds too wacky to be believed but that is actually the goal of the Houston based Waste Management Company as they enter into a new partnership with Renmatix Inc. They want to explore processing urban waste such as recyclables, food scraps, construction debris, pulp and paper waste into renewable chemicals and fuels. One of those chemical compounds could be a synthetic sugar.

“This collaboration is a continuation of our commitment to extract the value we see in waste and convert it into valuable resources,” said William Caesar, president of Waste Management Recycling Services, in a new release. “We are working with Renmatix to further scale its technology, which has quickly emerged as the lowest-cost conversion method for producing the bio-based sugar intermediates demanded by global markets.”

This kind of innovation is at the heart of any recycling program. Recycling is all about repurposing and reusing. That means breaking down an item to its original chemical compounds. It’s easy to recycle paper. You just have to grind up the old paper and make it into a mush. Then you wash the mush and reform it into a new roll and it’s ready to go. Paper isn’t complex which makes it top of the list of recyclable materials. It’s when you get into things like e-waste where the recycling becomes a bit more challenging.

E-waste or electronic waste is best described as an item that needs power to operate. Does that make an old fan e-waste? Technically yes but more often it refers to things like computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers and television. Of course all the cables, keyboards and “mice” used in support of all of that is also consider e-waste. Throwing this out in the garbage isn’t an option. There are too many potentially harmful components in some of those items that should not be mixed in the “soup”  of a landfill.

Recycling e-waste is about disassembling those pieces. Within every computer or TV are components that then have to be separated and broken down. Only then can those piles of items be truly recycled. In the grand scheme of things you really don’t have to worry about that process. All you really need to concern yourself with is getting your e-waste to the right recycling facility. That’s where Junk King Houston comes into play.

Junk King is the professional junk removal business based here in Houston who specializes in this kind of pick-up and drop-off. On the pick-up side, you’ll make arrangements for Junk King to come by your place to assess how much junk you want removed. You don’t just have to toss out a single old TV or fax machine. You can get rid of furniture, yard waste, car parts or anything else that won’t fit into your garbage can. After Junk King Houston completes the pick-up, they’ll do the drop off at the closest recycling center. It’s truly the best way to get any junk out of your life once and for all!

Houston Junk Removal Prices

There are some new arrivals at the Houston Zoo that has everyone buzzing. A baby Masai Giraffe was born on July 14th. Consider these facts: This was a 14 month long pregnancy, normal for giraffes. Right out of the gate this baby weighed 160 pounds and was already 74 inches tall. That’s some baby! This little long necked cutie wasn’t the only new arrival to show up at the zoo. There have also been new monkeys, turtles, toads, geckos and a lemur who made their first steps in the world. It’s certainly an exciting time to be around the zoo these days. With all of these new arrivals there has to be room made to accommodate the growing families.

In many ways, we go through the exact same situation when we add to our families. Whether it’s a new baby or a new pet, it’s always best to clear out some clutter to make way for that new arrival. A pet is easy. For a dog you just need space for a bed or crate and a spot in the kitchen for the food bowls. They’ll handle the rest. The same can be said for a cat: let them know where the litter box is and their kitty food and they’ll have no trouble making themselves right at home.

When a new baby comes on board there is certainly a lot more going on. Usually this will mean clearing out a room to make space for the nursery. It’s amazing how fast we’re willing to let go of things when the clock is ticking! Junk King Houston can be a vital ally in your quest to make room in your home for a new arrival. Even if you don’t need to clear out a room you could still benefit from clearing out the clutter in general. Most of us have several “storage zones” in our home. These include closets, garages, attics, basements and the underneath of beds. What do you have lurking in your storage zones? No matter what it is Junk King Houston can help you get rid of it once and for all – offering the most professional service around and the best in Houston junk removal prices.

Junk King is a professional company that focuses on all kinds of junk removal. Working with Junk King really means you don’t have to do a lot of work. All you have to decide is what you want to get gone. Junk King will handle the rest. You’ll be provided a one-cost estimate of how much space your junk will take up on the Junk King truck. After agreeing to that affordable price the Junk King Houston crew will show up for a scheduled pick-up appointment and take it all away. Open the door and let them do the rest. Once that clutter is gone you can get to work on making use of your new wide open spaces. There will be plenty of room for just about any new arrival!

Junk Removal For Houston Realtors

As a real estate agent in Houston you might have had the unfortunate experience of taking on a listing from the bank that was once occupied by squatters. In this era of foreclosed properties, the concept of squatters taking over has become more prevalent. Ironically, the cops can’t do a lot when it comes to enforcing the laws. Technically, a squatter is guilty of trespassing but unless the property owner is pressing charges the police can’t arrest them. Since the foreclosed home is owned by a bank, it’s hard to track down a single person who can be legitimately called the owner. Yes, a bank can begin eviction proceedings but during that time, the squatters have no problem staying put. You probably don’t have to imagine the horrors of what could go on in a home turned into a squatter’s den because you’ve seen the aftermath. Now there is help standing by and that would be Junk King Houston.

Junk King is the Houston based junk removal specialist who won’t blink an eye when it comes to stepping into a squatter zone. They might snap a picture for a little “before and after” action. But no matter what has been left behind, they’ll get rid of it in one fell swoop. As the realtor in charge of the listing, you merely have to instruct the Junk King crew what you want taken away and they’ll handle the rest. It’s conceivable you can let them onto the property in the morning and by lunchtime that place will be a garbage free zone.

Take note that Junk King doesn’t charge by the hour. They charge by the space as in how much space will the removed items will be taking up on their truck. A supervisor will make that call with an onsite visit. That will become your written estimate and it won’t change. So if it takes the crew two hours or six hours to clean up the property you’ll only be paying that estimate. It’s the fairest and most competitive way to do business.

Junk King Houston also won’t be limited to removing trash from the interior. They’ll also be happy to clean up the front and back yards of any type of debris like rusty patio furniture, chunks of concrete or the classic Texas tumbleweeds.

Once the Junk King  professional Houston hauling team has sweep through your new listing, you could even send them over to your own home to clear out your clutter. If your closets are overflowing or you want to make room for a home office then Junk King could be just the ticket. Thing of them as a great new member of your real estate selling empire!