Monthly Archives: November 2012

E-Waste Recycling in Westchester

Got papers to shred? In this era of identity theft on the rise it’s a smart choice for all your trash papers like bank notices or credit card statements to be given a good shredding. Believe it or not, here in Westchester there is a mobile shredder which will park at various locations and allow you to bring up to four file boxes of papers to be put through the grinder. Unfortunately, if you’re a business you can’t shred your papers at the mobile shredder. And what about getting rid of all your e-waste? Is there going to be a drop off collection event for those? Well, if you search the official government website this is the message you’ll find:

“Currently there are no recycling events scheduled. Check back in early 2013 for dates and times of events.”

In other words, you’re on your own. That’s a shame because this is the big season to get rid of all your old gadgets and gizmos. With the holiday shopping sales you’re sure to be tempted to take advantage of the deep discounts and treat yourself to a new HDTV or laptop. Should you wait until 2013 to get rid of that old e-waste? You don’t have to with Junk King Hudson Valley on call.

First, know that e-waste is classified as anything that needs a plug for power. That means TVs, DVD players, laptops, PCs, cell phones, monitors, copiers, fax machines and microwave ovens. All of those items have to be properly disposed of at a certified recycling center. When you hire Junk King for this type of project, you won’t have to search for those facilities; the Junk King crew will know right where they are.

Keep in mind that  you don’t have to use Junk King Hudson Valley NY exclusively to get rid of your e-waste. Sure you can call them up to toss out your old PC and TV but why stop there? Junk King can finally help you get rid of all your clutter. After loading up your e-waste, they can go back into your home and pick up that ratty loveseat or sofa. They can snag the old mattress from down in the basement. They can also cart off all those boxes of trash you’re ready to surrender.

The cool thing is that most of that junk can also be recycled. That means you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint without even breaking a sweat. Junk King will be doing all the dropping off at the recycling centers. They’ll also be doing all the lifting and climbing up and down the stairs. But don’t feel guilty: they live for this! Give Junk King a call today and find out how they can help you make room for your new gear!

Hudson Valley NY Post Storm Cleanup

History was made in a bad way when Hurricane Sandy slammed into the east coast at the end of October. That bad history included storm surges here in the Hudson Valley that hadn’t been seen for generations. This was officially classified as a major flood for this area. Of the many dangerous impacts from this surge the spread of pollution in the Hudson River and New York Harbor has been particularly alarming. As explained in a recent article: “a variety of toxic chemicals, including petroleum and fluids from cars and boats; contaminants from flooded subways, roads, parking lots and tunnels; and contaminants washed from shoreline industrial sites, as well as commercial and residential buildings. Oil sheens and debris have been observed—everything from 55-gallon drums and quart-sized containers of transmission fluid, to wrecked boats and swamped vehicles with leaking fuel tanks.”

All of this amounts to a major cleanup effort in this area that is sure to continue for weeks if not months. On a more personal level, you might have experienced your own flood damage that requires a level of intense cleanup. The objective would be to get any item laden with water out of your home as soon as possible. If you experienced indoor flooding then carpets and furniture might have to be replaced. This is obviously an enormous undertaking but you don’t have to do it all alone. Along with the many volunteers who are giving up hours to help clean up the Hudson Valley, there are many professional services that you can contract to help remove any kind of storm debris from your property. One of the best services for this is Junk King Hudson Valley.

Before the storm, Junk King was diligently working to help homeowners and business owners clear out the general piles of clutter that have accumulated over the years. These would be all those oversized items that can be tossed out for the weekly garbage pick-up. By hiring Junk King these owners were able to supervise a crew to remove those items from down in basements or up in attics. The Junk King crew did all the work and it was certainly a welcome relief for those owners to finally be rid of all that clutter.

Now in the wake of the storm, Junk King Hudson Valley is extending their services to help facilitate the removal of storm debris. They’ve already carted off tons of fallen branches, torn off roof shingles and other pieces of trash that too big for the normal pick-up. They’ve also remove plenty of damaged furniture and other materials that got smacked with the flood waters. Junk King can now help you with that same level of assistance. Their price structure is based on volume as in how much volume will your junk take up in their truck. There won’t be any hidden fees. It’s direct, dependable and efficient. Let Junk King help you get your home back in order!