With Halloween just around the corner, many families in Los Angeles are busy decorating their homes, visiting the pumpkin patch to find the best jack-o-lantern, buying costumes for an office Halloween party, and purchasing candy to hand out to the trick-o-treaters that hopefully show up on the 31st. Perhaps the scariest part of Halloween, however, is the enormous amount of trash that is accumulated during this important American Halloween. In this short article, we will take a quick look at the environmental footprint of the scariest holiday, and then explain why Junk King of Los Angeles is the best option for helping you deal with your Halloween trash in the most environmentally responsible manner.
Some Statistics on the Environmental Cost of Halloween
Did you ever wonder what happens to all of those pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns during the first days of November? Amazingly, almost two billion pounds of pumpkins are grown each year in the United States, the vast majority as decorations for Halloween. Once Halloween draws to a close, however, almost 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins end up in landfills each year. As with any type of organic waste, when pumpkins decompose amongst other types of inorganic waste in a landfill setting, they release an enormous amount of methane emissions. Methane gas is one of the most potent greenhouse gases.
The environmental footprint of Halloween doesn’t end with pumpkins, however. Another study by the environmental group Hubbub found that “83 percent of Halloween costumes are made using non-recyclable oil-based plastics; meaning they are set for landfill. That means that for just one day of use, close to 2,000 tons of plastic waste is generated – which equates to 83 million plastic bottles being thrown away.”
Furthermore, Halloween celebrations in the United States contribute 5.4 million kilograms of textile waste, which is produced mainly by businesses and trick-or-treaters after dressing up on the 31st. Add in the plastic candy wrappers, plastic mass-produced costumes, and other types of waste from Halloween parties, and it should be apparent that Halloween is responsible for an enormous amount of waste heading to our already overloaded landfills.
What Can You Do for a “Greener” Halloween Celebration?
For homeowners, business owners, and other residents of Los Angeles, Junk King is proud to be the top-rated junk removal company in the southern California region. We pride ourselves on being the most environmentally friendly junk removal company and make every effort to either recycle, donate, compost, or otherwise repurpose the junk items that we haul away.
Whereas some junk removal companies choose the easy route of simply hauling the trash they pick up directly to the local dump, we are proud to say that we recycle, donate, or otherwise repurpose at least 60 percent of the junk items that we pick up. Over several years of working in the junk removal industry, we have developed a huge network of relationships with thrift stores, charities, and other organizations that allow us to give your junk another “life.” Instead of illegally hauling your old pumpkin straight to the dump, we work with composting organizations that transform those old, scary jack-o-lanterns into high-quality compost that can safely be returned to the soil.
Furthermore, we know that California is facing a severe landfill crisis, and we want to do our part to ensure that your junk stays out of our already-crowded landfills. For Halloween costumes and other plastic decorations that are longer functional or usable, we also work with several recycling organizations to help keep those items out of landfills.
For environmentally conscious homeowners, individuals, and business owners in the Los Angeles area, hiring Junk King is your best strategy to do your part to reduce your waste footprint this Halloween. We offer our green junk removal services to the following Los Angeles areas: Arcadia, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Carson, Compton, Covina, Downey, Glendale, Inglewood, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Norwalk, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, San Pedro, and Whittier.
How to Hire Junk King of Los Angeles
We firmly believe that every one of our commercial and residential clients has the right to know exactly how much they can expect to pay for any type of junk removal service. To that end, we offer all of our clients a fair and transparent pricing estimate for any junk removal job. We understand that getting rid of enormous amounts of Halloween junk can be a hectic job, and we believe that our customers shouldn’t have to worry about hidden prices and other concealed costs. Thus, we offer all of our customers four convenient ways to get a free estimate on any size junk removal service you many need.
- On-Site Pricing Estimate: On-site pricing is the best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price. Unlike other companies, our on-site pricing estimates are completely free, and come with no obligation on your part. Our junk removal professionals will inspect the junk you need hauled away and offer you an upfront price. If a price is agreed upon, we will often be able to get rid of the junk items on the same day.
- Call to Talk with a Trained Customer Service Representative: If you´d prefer to talk with someone before making a decision, you can call us toll-free at 1-888-888-JUNK. Our customer service representatives can offer you a pricing estimate and help you plan the logistics of your Halloween junk removal needs.
- Text us a Photo: Also, you can simply take a photo of the Halloween waste and other junk items laying around your home or yard and text us those photos at 737-888-5865. We will promptly text you back a transparent price estimate. Once you accept the estimate, all you have to do is wait for the Junk King truck to arrive.
- Online pricing estimator: Lastly, Junk King also offers an easy-to-use online pricing estimator. Simply enter your zip code to ensure that you are in the right service area and provide a few more pieces of information regarding the type and size of the junk items that you need to be removed. Our pricing estimator allows you to receive a transparent cost estimate based on either the actual items you need hauled away or the anticipated volume in the Junk King truck you plan on taking up. The online pricing estimator is convenient, reliable, and time-saving for those on a tight schedule.
No matter what option you choose, as soon as a price is agreed upon, you choose a date and two-hour service window that works for your schedule. Our junk removal professionals will call you 15-30 minutes before we show up to promptly take your car junk away! Our company is also fully insured, bonded, and licensed so that you can rest assured that you will never have to deal with unforeseen liabilities.
Your Halloween celebrations shouldn’t mean that you further contribute to our growing waste footprint. By choosing to work with the greenest junk removal company in the Los Angeles area, you can ensure that all of your old costumes, decorations, leftover foods, and rotting pumpkins are properly dealt with by the best junk removal professionals in the region.