Monthly Archives: May 2013

Santa Monica Junk Removal

Will you stand up for clean water? As it turns out, there are many Santa Monica residents who did just that. For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles Waterkeeper hosted the Stand-Up for Clean Water event. Perhaps instead of “stand-up” they should have called this “bend over and pick up” because that’s exactly what these dedicated volunteers did. Along with the cleanup efforts there was a paddle-board race, swimming contests, food and information about keeping the beaches of Santa Monica clean.

Liz Crosson is the executive director at LAW and explained their mission and how they work to reach their goals. “We fight for a drinkable, fishable and swimmable LA,” Crosson told a local newspaper. “We just won a lawsuit in Malibu, which will help us in keeping those beaches clean from now on.”

The LAW is part of the bigger Waterkeeper Alliance organization. They do work work all over the world. “We do over 32,000 water inspections a year in L.A. County,” said Pete Nichols, the National Director of the Waterkeeper Alliance. “Clean water is a basic human right.”

If this event proved one thing it is that cleaning up can be fun. Of course, when it comes to cleaning up your own home that is sometimes a chore left until the very last minute like when company is coming over. However, anytime is a good time to get rid of junk especially when you can count on Junk King Los Angeles to do all the work.

Junk King LA is relatively new to the Santa Monica area but they’ve had many years of experience in the junk removal game. This branch follows the strict guidelines of the parent company for Junk King and when it comes to junk removal these folks don’t mess around.

On any given weekend, you can drive around Santa Monica and find plenty of yard sales going on. That is one way to get rid of your junk but at the end of the day many of those folks are still stuck with tons of stuff they couldn’t even give away. It’s better to have Junk King take care of that from start to finish.

First decide what you want to throw out. As far as Junk King is concerned this can pretty much be anything that will fit on the back of their truck. In other words, all of your junk! When the crew shows up for the scheduled appointment, they’ll be doing all the heavy lifting. Your junk will go on the back of their truck destined for one of the many local recycling centers or charities around Santa Monica. Yes, Junk King LA is totally eco-friendly which makes them the perfect fit for Santa Monica. Put them to work for your today!

Los Angeles Trash Out

It looks like your garbage might be going on a bit of a road trip. The vast majority of garbage collected around Los Angeles ends up at the largest landfill in the country. That would be just south of the 60 Freeway by Hacienda Heights. However, as that landfill is reaching capacity, LA trash is headed south to Orange County. Last week, Los Angeles County signed a contract to begin sending its trash to the Olinda Alpha Landfill near Brea. This is going to start in October right after the Puente Hills Landfill closes.

For the folks living near the Puente Hills Landfill they won’t notice a difference. But it’s some of the residents of North Whittier, Avocado Heights and the tiny communities of Gladstone, Bassett and Pellisier Village say are up in arms about the new arrivals. This is because the trucks are going to be dumping trash at the Puente Hills Material Recovery Facility which is a lot closer to homes than people would like. Even though this facility has been opened since 2005, now it’s really going to see some action.

“There is too much foul air, dust, noise pollution and diesel pollution from trash trucks. We’ve had enough. We want to stop this expansion,” said Teresa Aguilar, a resident of Avocado Heights recently told a local newspaper.

When you get right down to it, nobody wants trash. Unless of course you’re Junk King of Los Angeles. These are the junk removal specialists who absolutely love filling up their trucks with trash. If you’re ready to get rid of your trash you might find a positive experience working with Junk King. Jason of West Hollywood sure did. “These guys were amazing! They were able to schedule a pick up the next day from when I called,” he writes on Yelp. “They came exactly when they said they would. They were INSANELY fast, and I was even over quoted, meaning I ended up paying less than they originally thought, and the original price was extremely reasonable in the first place. Definitely use these guys!”

The Junk King crews are also known for going the extra mile when it comes to a cleanup. “Very professional and helpful,” writes Thomas of Durate. “They gave me a great price to haul away a bunch of junk during a re-model. Then they went above and beyond what was required of them, even sweeping up afterwards. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone who needs stuff hauled away.”

Best of all, Junk King strives to make sure the bulk of what they collect will never make it to a landfill. That’s because they’ll get it recycled or refurbished. Orange County won’t have to worry about junk from LA collected by Junk King and neither will you!