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Houston Recycling Gets A Big Boost

The Houston city council just approved a 15-year contract for recycling processing with FCC SA. It is a deal that can not only save taxpayers millions of dollars but also provide job opportunities. Best of all, with the new program residents can also start recycling glass and plastic bags.

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“It expands the kinds of materials our Solid Waste Department will collect from curbsides once a week. It provides state-of-the-art technology that will be updated as we go along,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told an online news site. “It’s a win for Houstonians and the environment.”

The city’s current recycling program allows for residents and businesses to toss aluminum and tin cans; plastic containers #1 – 5 and #7; cardboard boxes and cartons from items such as milk, juice, soup, crackers, cream, beans, water, broth and wine; and paper products such as newspaper, catalogs, magazines, office paper and phone books into recycling bins for collection. Now they’ll be able to add glass jars and the kind of plastic bags handed out at grocery stores.

All of this means that your home recycling program will expand with very little effort on your part. If you’re already sorting recyclables, it won’t be a challenge to add glass and plastic bags to the bin. That takes care of the kitchen but what about the rest of the house? Could you recycle sofas, mattresses, appliances and electronics? You can if you hire Junk King Houston for the removal job.

Junk King Houston has partnered up with other recycling facilities that take in a wider range of metals, foam, wood and other elements. They also have partnerships with many charities who can accept clothing, books, toys, furniture and other household goods. All of that counts towards the city’s recycling goals and helps you lower your own carbon footprint. It also takes place without you exerting a lot of effort.

You won’t have to sort the junk you hand over to Junk King. The crews are trained to pull out those pieces that can be recycled. There is probably a lot more than you realize! Step up your home recycling with help from Junk King Houston.

Houston Junk Recycling Benefits

Your Smartphone can do many things. Now it can help you take out the trash! A new app for Houston residents was just released that will provide them with a schedule of the city’s trash, lawn and recycling pickups. The app can even set up a reminder to put the bins out on the curb on the designated day for your block. Now if only they could come up with an app that can actually pick up the trash! Once you get into a recycling routine with your kitchen trash, it becomes second nature. The good news is that you don’t have to stop your recycling impulses at the kitchen. When you’re ready to get rid of bigger items, then you can count on Junk King to make sure that stuff is recycled too.

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Since they began collecting junk back in 2005, Junk King has always had a strong recycling program. That program extends to all the Junk King franchises. In other words, you can’t carry the trusted Junk King brand unless you are recycling. For the team here in Houston, that isn’t a problem. Junk King trains all its crewmembers what to look for when it comes to recyclables. When the crew returns to the depot at the end of the day, those items are sorted into piles. When the piles are big enough to fill up a truck, they’ll be dropped off at the proper recycling facility or charity. Yes, donating stuff to charities also count as recycling. Any time you can avoid a trip to the landfill is going to be a benefit for the environment.

You won’t have to worry about sorting your own junk; the Junk King crew will handle that. In fact, you don’t even have to ask if your stuff is going to be recycled. That will happen automatically. Best of all, you won’t be charged any extra for the service. Junk King includes those extra drop offs in the low, flat fee you’ll be paying. That fee will be based strictly on volume and not weight. That insures you’re going to get a fair deal every time you use Junk King.

While the crew it at your home, make sure you ask them to pick up all the debris around your yards. Junk recycling and junk removal just got a lot easier thanks to Junk King.

Summer Decluttering in Houston

If you’re like most Houstonians, you know what a great city this is but that doesn’t mean you’ve taken advantage of all it has to offer. For instance, when was the last time you spent the day down at the Museum District? You’ll find the Museum of Modern Art, Fine Arts, the Children’s’ Museum, and the Holocaust museum are all within walking distance of each other. There are always amazing exhibits that you can lose yourself in. Not to mention how cool the museums are kept which is a perfect way to beat the heat.

Then there is the theatre district which gives Broadway a run for its money. Here is where you’ll find Jones Hall, the Wortham Center, the Hobby Center, and the Alley Theatre. This summer the Alley Theatre is putting on a “Summer night chills and thrills” Series with murder mysteries galore. There is so much to do in Houston this summer why would you go anywhere else? If you’re tired of staring at your same four walls you might be long overdue for a little home sprucing up. This will put you in the mood to stick around and enjoy all that Houston has to offer. To get there, you’re going to need to call Junk King Houston.

Junk King is a local business that is part of a national franchise. They have made an art out of hauling junk in Houston.  Just ask any of their satisfied customers who are posting positive reviews about their services. When Junk King helps you get rid of all that household clutter, it will give you the opportunity to really clean up things. You might even decide to give the place a fresh coat of paint. That will be easy if you’ve gotten rid of all your junk.

If you’re not in the mood for a total home makeover you can still feel good about finally clearing out the garage or basement of all that unwanted stuff. You’ve been holding onto it for far too long. It’s time to let it go and Junk King can get you there. They’re going to provide a two man hauling team and a huge truck that you can fill to the rafters. All you’ve got to do is pick out your junk and call Junk King Houston. They’re going to make it real easy on you. Do this early in the week and you can hit all those attractions downtown knowing you’ll have a clutter free home to come back to.

Houston Texas Trash Outs

What does 87 tons of trash look like? As one of the volunteers who showed up for the 27th Annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup. In a single Saturday morning, over 6,000 volunteers fanned along the Texas shorelines to pick up all that trash. It’s scary to think they collected 87 tons but even scarier to realize how careless some people are when it comes to throwing away garbage.

“Trash on Texas beaches kills fish, birds and tourism potential,” Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said after pitching in to help cleanup Surfside Beach. “The nearly 6,000 volunteers who showed up and got to work today to do something about it make me proud to be a Texan.”

Along with the usual trash suspects of cigarette butts, beer cans and other litter the trash pickers also found diving gear, a plastic turkey, a plastic donkey, a plastic alligator, underwear, a bottle of sulfuric acid, hair extensions, a burned mattress, a syringe, a bag of marijuana and a cooler full of hot beer and sodas. Just like there are adopt-a-highway projects you can also adopt-a-beach or at least a section of the beach.

Now that those beaches are cleaned up, you might be considering a weekend excursion to the shore. Of course you’d still have to handle your own home cleanup projects. This is where Junk King Houston can be a big help. How much help? Check in with their Facebook page and you’ll find plenty of Junk King fans who are happy to share positive responses like these:

“Guys were very professional friendly and careful in moving furniture out of my home. Well done.”

“Friendly service, on-time, efficient loading to maximize space and job done quickly. Would absolutely recommend to anyone with no reservation.”

“Clark and Jeff arrived on time. Both men were nice, friendly and fast. Good customer service! Thank you Junk King!”

“Couldn’t be more pleased. Arrived on time and provided excellent service. Would definitely use them again.”

Apparently arriving on time is a recurring theme here. That’s because Junk King recognizes how valuable your own time is especially if it is one the weekend. You work hard all week and need time to relax. That’s why you shouldn’t be loading up your own truck and then driving for hours to the nearest landfill. Junk King happily takes on those tasks. They’ll be in and out of your home before you can blink. At that point all you have to do is head to the beach! Call Junk King today to find out how they can get rid of your trash.

Houston Grill Disposal and Recycling

Finally, spring has sprung and the weather is turning warm and breezy. That means it’s time to fire up the backyard grills. If your BBQ has taken a beaten from the weather, it might be time to swap out the old rusty model for a new and improved grill. As with everything in life, “you’ll get what you pay for.” A decent gas grill can run you anywhere from $150 to $300. You can also drop upwards of $10,000 for a primo grill. Most stores where you would go grill shopping can only stock a few models because of their size. That’s why you might be better off shopping online for a bargain. The only drawback is that you might have to assemble the grill yourself.

A grill can be made from cast aluminum, sheet metal, cast iron or stainless steel. The professional chef will tell you that stainless steel for the body and cast iron for the grill is the best ways to go. You want to pay close attention to what the frame is made of. It might look like stainless steel but it could just be a painted steel frame. That type of design can rust and you’ll find yourself replacing the grill sooner than later. Whenever possible, manufacturers will always try to take shortcuts with the metal!

Size matters with a grill especially if you’ll be cooking for a large family. You’ll want a big enough grill space that can accommodate what you’ll be grilling up for a typical meal. Better to have extra space and not need it than to need space and not have it. As for the features, think about how you like to cook. Would a side burner help with sauces or side dishes? Is a smoker box important for what you might cook? What about a rotisserie? Yes, you can go a bit overboard with the “bells and whistles” but why not? Just know that every extra feature is going to mean extra money.

Before you take delivery on your new grill you’ll want to get rid of that old one. That’s where Junk King Houston can become your best bet. These are the professional junk haulers that will have no problem loading up your old grill onto the back of their removal truck. As long as you’re getting rid of that grill, you can also get Junk King Houston to load up any rusty patio furniture or other backyard debris. You’re going to want to put your new grill through its paces so get that yard clean! Junk King Houston will help get you there.

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!

Recycling News in Houston

In an effort to inspire its citizens that it represents the Houston City Hall went from using no renewable energy to becoming one of the biggest buyers of green energy in the nation. This was accomplished in just under three years. A hallmark of their energy program was upgrading the motor pool to include 25 Nissan Leafs and 15 hybrids. This combination of electric and fuel-efficient vehicles has lowered the cost of gas allotments for city workers and has reduced the overall carbon footprint of City Hall.

Another program that is being instituted by the Houston city Council is placing bicycles throughout the downtown area that folks can borrow to get around the city. That’s good for the environment and for the peddlers’ health. There’s also going to be wind turbines installed on top of the city’s new permitting center. All of this is being accomplished thanks to an influx of federal stimulus dollars along with the mayor’s push to promote budget savings through better energy efficiency. Even though Houston has long been known as the city of big oil there’s no reason why it can also be the city of big green!

Have you been inspired by any of these programs? You might already be doing your part by recycling items like soda cans, newspapers, magazines and other household trash that can fit in a weekly recycle pickup bin. You don’t have to stop there! Your recycling can also encompass those bigger junk items you want to get rid of especially when you call upon Junk King Houston to provide a little helping hand assistance.

Ever since Junk King rolled into Houston they have been helping the local folks get rid of all their unwanted stuff and reclaim valuable space in their homes. What most folks don’t know is that Junk King is dedicated to environmentally friendly practices. Simply put, they’re going to do their darndest to make sure whatever trash they pick up doesn’t make it to a landfill. This is actually easily accomplished especially when you know where all the recycling facilities are located throughout the Houston area. While there are some big centers that specialize in recycling paper and aluminum there are other more specialized facilities that focus on other products. This is where items like your old furniture and kitchen appliances will end up.

Many folks who call upon the Junk King Houston are especially pleased at how professional their crews behave. The junk haulers have been trained to treat your home with the utmost respect. This means they’re going to make sure that your floors aren’t going to be scuffed up or the paint on your walls chipped. Junk King also respects your time and insures that their crew will show up for the scheduled appointment and not make you wait like some other services. The bottom line is that when it comes to recycling you can’t find any better partner than Junk King Houston!

Houston Scrap Metal Removal

Have you heard the term “brazen thief?” This is a crook that is only focused on making a score and doesn’t care where, when or how he’ll accomplish that task. Case in point: On March 28 at around 5 a.m. a thief stole a large metal bread rack from the loading dock of the Stop and Shop Goodwives Shopping Center. Then on April 4th a second bread rack was stolen from the same place at around the same time. Coincidence or the work of a repeat offender? This comes on top of another robbery involving 400 pounds of copper wire. Clearly, there are some crooks out there targeting anything made of metal in the hopes of cashing in.

Scrap metal thievery is such a problem all across the country that many local governments are instituting special new regulations. Now in many states, anyone who sells scrap metal has to provide a state issued photo I.D. and fill out a form stating where the metal came from. This is meant to deter scrap metal thieves but it’s a huge pain for everyone else who isn’t breaking the law.

If you think that some of the scrap metal you have around your home might be worth some money, think again. To really score the big bucks you need a fairly decent amount of scrap metal. We’re talking a pickup truck full at least. Even with that much, it could cost you more in gas driving out to the closest junkyard. The better alternative is to hire professional junk haulers like Junk King Houston to come directly to your home or business and take away that metal without any hassle.

A pile of scrap metal is not something you can cram into the back of your SUV. Not only is it going to be hard to handle but there’s a pretty good chance it’s going to scratch up your car to no end. Junk King’s professional Houston junk hauling team will have a big enough truck to fit all you scrap metal and they don’t care if their truck gets scratched up. For them, every scratch means another job well done!

After filling up that truck with your scrap metal, ask yourself what else you have that can be taken away. This is a golden opportunity to clear your home of all kinds of junk. You can finally toss out that old armchair that nobody wants to sit in. Or that ping-pong table that nobody uses. Or those dumbbells that just got rusty waiting to be picked up. Whatever you consider junk is what can be tossed into the back of that truck. Not only will you be removing the temptation for a scrap metal thief but you’ll also be clearing up some vital space from your home. It’s a good call anyway you look at it!

Houston Spring Junk Removal

Spring is for fresh starts and that’s just what you should be giving your home: a fresh start. This can be accomplished with a serious spring cleaning. There are many professional maid or cleaning services which offer special discounts at this time of the year. Even though they know you might not hire them on a permanent basis, it still might be worth the investment on your part to have a crew of professional cleaners to give your house the once over.

What’s great about using these types of professionals is that they’ll bring their own supplies. All you really have to do is open the door and let them have at it. Come back a couple of hours later and your home will sparkle like it never has before. Of course, there are limitations with hiring a professional cleaning service. They are only going to throw out obvious trash; as in whatever is in a trash can. They don’t know what you consider junk or a treasure. Sure, you might have that broken piano dusted to a fine luster but it’s still broke and nobody plays it. Shouldn’t you get rid of junk like that as part of your spring cleaning? Absolutely and that’s where you’ll need to bring in more professionals: Junk King Houston.

Junk King is a Houston-based business that is part of a national franchise of professional junk haulers. These folks make clearing out your clutter their business and business has been very good! That’s because once Houstonites discovered that Junk King rode into town, they knew they had a willing partner for their junk removal. Here’s how it works: You call up Junk King Houston and tell them what you want removed. Once you agree on atime, you’ll set an appointment and Junk King will take it from there. Because “professional” is the operative word here, Junk King isn’t going to keep you waiting all day like the phone or cable company. They pride themselves on showing up just when they promise to.

Upon their arrival, all you have to do is show the Junk King crew what you want taken away and they’ll handle the rest. Now, you could make it easy on the crew and have all your junk piled up on in the driveway. While that’s nice, it’s not necessary. Junk King Houston’s workers have no trouble going into any room you tell them or up and down any flight of stairs. All they care about is filling up their truck. As soon as they’ve taken away everything you want gone, you’ll sign off on the job and that’s that. Junk King will then see to it that your junk is properly disposed of at one of the dumping or recycling centers around Houston. This is the best way to start your spring cleaning. Once the junk is gone, then bring in those professional cleaners and give them a go. The house will look like brand new!