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Construction and Demolition Debris Removal in Covina

Here in the state of California, we are facing a pretty severe housing shortage in the near future. In fact, experts believe that California needs to double its current rate of housing production (which stands at 85,000 units per year) just to keep up with expected population growth and housing demand. Furthermore, in the next 2-3 years, the Governor of California believes that State needs 3.5 million new homes by 2025. Though these statistics might be great news for construction companies in the State, it also could lead to serious stresses on the landfill systems throughout the State. 

In this short article, we take a look at some of the challenges association with construction and demolition (C&D) debris here in Covina, California. We then explain why Junk King Los Angeles is the best solution for businesses, homeowners, and others looking for the most efficient and affordable construction and demolition debris removal in Covina. 

The Challenges of Construction and Demolition Debris Removal 

If you’ve driven through a neighborhood where new homes are being built, you’ve probably seen those large dumpsters that are filled to the brim with scrap sheets of plywood, leftover bricks, and other types of construction debris. When homes are being demolished, there are most likely a line of dump trucks waiting to haul away the resulting debris. 

Construction and demolition (C&D) waste refers to any type of junk, waste, or leftover material that is generated from construction, renovation, repair, and demolition of houses, large building structures, roads, bridges, piers, and dams. The main components of C&D waste are wood, steel, concrete, gypsum, masonry, plaster, metal, and asphalt. 

What most people don’t understand, however, is that every year we generate around 600 million U.S. short tons (about 544 million tons) of construction and demolition debris in the United States alone. To put this number into perspective, that is more than twice the amount of generated municipal solid waste (MSW). That means that that scrap plywood, old windows, broken bricks, twisted steel and rebar, and other types of C&D debris is by far the biggest contributor to our nation´s waste streams.

When taken to the local dump, C&D debris obviously takes up a huge amount of space and has contributed to the landfill scarcity crisis that is affecting some parts of the country. Fortunately, the vast majority of construction and demolition debris is eventually recovered, reused, or recycled. In 2018, the recovery and recycle rate for C&D debris stood at 76 percent, compared to just over 30 percent for municipal solid waste. 

Here in Covina, California, the local government has implemented several ordinances and laws to ensure that the vast majority of construction and demolition debris is either recycled or reused, instead of simply sent to the nearest dump. According to the City´s website

Construction, demolition, and remodel activities occurring within the City of Covina generate a significant volume of debris that could be destined for landfills. In order to preserve available landfill space and maintain compliance with CAL Green Building Codes, the City has established a policy that requires the recycling or reuse of material generated by such activities. Complete policy details can be found in Ordinance 18-03, adopted by the Covina City Council on February 20, 2018.

The policy is applicable to all construction, demolition, addition, alteration, and remodeling projects occurring within the City of Covina.  Only residential additions and alterations that do not increase the building area, volume, or size are exempt.

More specifically, this local ordinance requires

  • Recycling/reuse of 75 percent of the project waste stream.
  • Recycling/reuse of 100 percent of material resulting from non-residential land clearing.
  • Use of City approved recycling facilities.
  • Proper disposal of hazardous and universal waste.
  • Submittal of a Pre-Project Recycling Plan.
  • Payment of an Administrative Fee, non-refundable.
  • Payment of a Diversion Security Deposit, refundable upon verification of compliance.
  • Submittal of a Post-Project Compliance Report.

For most people in Covina, complying with all of these different steps might seem like a bit of a hassle. Fortunately, Junk King of Los Angeles can make it easy for people who are looking for a quick, affordable, and easy solution for C&D debris removal. 

How Can Junk King Help you with your C&D Debris Removal Needs? 

Whether you are an individual doing some simple renovations on your home, or a major building contractor that builds dozens of homes each year, finding a way to responsibly deal with your C&D debris should be a high priority. Here at Junk King of Los Angeles, when you hire us for your C&D debris removal needs, our teams will do all of the heavy lifting and hauling, so that you can focus on finishing up the construction. All of those leftover plywood scraps, broken shingles, and other surplus materials tends to add up over the course of a building project, and we make it easy for you to deal with those items efficiently and responsibly. 

Furthermore, when you hire us to haul away your C&D debris, our teams take the time to sort through items. If there are things that can be donated to Habitat for Humanity or other similar charities, we make sure that those items are sent to where they are needed. We also work with several different recycling centers in our region so as to ensure that the vast majority of what we haul away stays out of our fast-filling-up landfills. As a company, we are proud to say that we recycle, donate, or repurpose 60 percent of what we haul away, and with C&D debris, that number tends to be even higher as we comply with all of the regulations set forth by the City government of Covina outlined above. 

Even better is the fact we offer the most affordable and competitive prices on the market. Our company has some of the biggest junk hauling trucks on the market. At the same, we are also one of the few junk removal companies that charges you by volume, or the amount of space that your junk takes up in our truck. The combination of these two features means that we are generally able to offer the most affordable prices for C&D debris removal in Covina and the surrounding area. 

Lastly, when you use a professional junk removal company like Junk King for your C&D debris removal needs, you can depend on us to treat your home, business, and property with utmost respect. As the leading junk removal service in the region, the Junk King Los Angeles team will be licensed and insured, which could make a huge difference in case something should go awry like a scuffed up driveway or damage to parts of the home. Whereas other junk removal services might leave you to deal with any mess and damage that occurs, our trained professionals will most likely not cause any damage in the first place. If something were to occur, however, we most certainly will respond. 

How to Contact Junk King of Los Angeles and Get a Quote for C&D Debris Removal? 

One of the greatest aspects about working with Junk King of Los Angeles is that we make it incredibly easy for our customers to get a fair and transparent price estimate. We are also committed to working around your availability. Providing our customers with “fair and transparent” pricing is one of the hallmarks of our company and we offer four convenient ways for homeowners to find out how much their junk removal needs will cost, including on-site pricing estimates, a toll-free number (1-888-888-JUNK) to talk with a trained customer service representative, free quotes via text message (737-888-5865), and a convenient online pricing estimator. 

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 help you out with your C&D debris removal needs. Call us today!  

Get The Home Ready For Back-To-School Without All The Clutter

Clutter is the enemy of organization. Nowhere is organization more important than during back-to-school time. Getting kids ready for school is already a challenge. You do not want that challenge compounded by scrambling to find the right outfits to wear or looking for missing books and homework. It will help to have the outfits picked out the night before and all the homework and backpacks put by the front door. It will also help to get rid of as much clutter from the home as possible.

This isn’t just about tossing out junk mail but clearing those closets and dressers of all the unwanted clothing. It might also be time to set up a homeward zone with the kids can focus without distractions on their classwork. This is the kind of decluttering where Junk King Los Angeles can be a big help.

Pick What You Want To Go

Before you set up your appointment with Junk King, you will want to devote some time to going through every room in the home and decide what could be carried out by the Junk King  team. This is a two-man crew who has plenty of lifting and loading experience. The Junk King team can’t make the decision for you about what to get rid of. But they will be able to pick up any object regardless of size or weight and have it safely carried out to the truck.

A lot of the things that you might want to get rid of for your back-to-school decluttering session could be things that can still be of use. Those are the types of things that the Junk King team will drop off at a charity. It’s all part of the complete junk removal service offered by Junk King.

The best way to start the school year is in a house without any clutter. A removal session with Junk King Los Angeles can help make that happen. Book your session today.

Clear Out Clutter Fast

The only way to truly relax around the house on the weekend is to make sure all the “to do” tasks have been completed. Some of those tasks might require outside help. That would certainly be true if there are some bulky clutter items that you want cleared out of the house. These could be things that you have been holding onto for quite some time. But they are always a nuisance that you are reminded of anytime you encounter them. That would mean clutter out in the garage, closets, cabinets or spare room. This is the kind of clutter that you can’t easily toss out in the trash otherwise it would already be gone. The best way to get rid of that kind of clutter is to set up a removal session with Junk King Los Angeles.

Put The Crew To Work

You are going to have a two-man moving crew at your disposal with your Junk King session. This is the team that is going to do all the work on your behalf. That includes lifting and loading every heavy object that you want removed from the home. It doesn’t matter how balky that item might be. It also doesn’t matter where it might be located. All you have to do is point to the thing and the Junk King crew will pick it up right spot.

Your need for decluttering can also extend to the backyard. You can put the crew to work out there removing things like planters or patio furniture. There will be plenty of room on the back of the Junk King truck for anything that you want to get rid of.

Most Junk King sessions are completed within 24 hours of first contact. You will never have to wait long to get rid of your clutter when you put Junk King Los Angeles on the job.

Put Junk King To Work For Your Garage Cleanup

Will your spring-cleaning agenda this year extend to your garage? That might seem like an overwhelming task given the amount of things you have in storage out there. But focusing on clearing out the unwanted items from your garage can open up a lot more storage space. It could also help you convert that garage into another use like a home office or workout space. Of course, nothing is wrong with being able to park your car in there once again! The best approach for getting your garage cleaned up and clear of rubbish is to put Junk King Los Angeles on the job.

One Session

Clean up your garage means dedicated some time to sorting. You need to go through every item and decide if it is worth keeping or tossing. Remember when Junk King is helping you get rid of things not everything ends up in a landfill. You might have some items in your garage that can be used by others like clothing and other household goods. Those are the kinds of things that Junk King will drop off at a local charity. That is all part of their responsible approach to disposal of everything that they collect.

How all your garage rubbish fits on the truck will also determine how much you will pay for the service. One flat rate covers all the labor, transportation and disposal. and you will never be charge by the pound by Junk King. That can make a huge difference if you are getting rid is a really big objects like a ping-pong table or treadmill!

When you are ready to get your garage cleared of clutter and rubbish, you are ready to put the Junk King Los Angeles crew on the job. Call for an appointment today.


Swap Out An Old Recliner With Help Junk King

Has the cozy recliner in your living room see “better days?” If that recliner is at least 10 years old, then chances are it might start losing its comfortable feeling. That is a time to start looking for its replacement. The concept of a recliner is not one that you want to lose. What you can improve upon is how easy it is to recline. Instead of a lever, you might want to get a remote control recliner. You could also get a recliner that has built in massage. That would certainly take relaxing to a whole other level! Before that new recliner can be put to use, the old recliner needs to be cleared out. That is a task best suited for the team from Junk King Los Angeles.

Always Two Movers

Any junk King session can involve clearing out all types of objects. Not everything requires two movers. Carrying out an old computer for some clothing can certainly be done by one mover. However, with Junk King, you will always have two movers at your disposal. Two movers are exactly what you need to carry an old recliner out of your home the right way. The goal for the Junk King team is to make sure your walls and floors aren’t going to be scuffed up. This is where all the Junk King lifting and loading experience comes into effect.

The back of the Junk King truck is a large space. They will be plenty of room for one recliner. That means there will also be plenty of room for anything else that you would like to clear out. This is the perfect opportunity to get rid of all kinds of clutter and rubbish from inside and outside of your home. It can all happen in the same session.

Getting rid of your old recliner will be an easy task for the team from Junk King Los Angeles.

The First Step For Organizing The Home Is To Remove The Clutter

If you are on a mission to get your home to organize, then you need to start with getting rid of all the clutter. It helps if you can designate a proper storage space for every item. Actually, you probably already have those designations in place. You just have to “enforce” them. But there might be some other clutter items like in your closets and cabinets that are standing in the way of you organizing those spaces. All of that clutter should be gathered up and turned over to the team from Junk King Los Angeles. This is the first step towards getting your home organized from top to bottom.

The Big and The Small

The clutter you find in your closets and cabinets probably won’t take up a lot of room on the back of the Junk King truck. That will mean you will be paying the low end of the price scale. The Junk King pricing policy is always based on volume and not weight. But this also means that you can get rid of some of the bigger clutter items such as furniture, appliances and electronics. Those can also be considered clutter if they are simply “in the way.”

You can schedule your session with Junk King online or over the phone. All the Junk King needs is for you to pick a day and a two-hour window within that day for the appointment. Most of that to our time will be used for the crew to get from one home to the next. The Junk King crew will keep you informed throughout the day about their progress. When all goes according to plan, they will show up on time and in many cases early!

Getting your home organized needs to begin with thorough clutter removal. That is a task that the team from Junk King Los Angeles can help with. Book a session today.

How To Get More Room Out Of Your Closets

One of the ways to create more room in a home is to knock down a few walls. Technically, that doesn’t increase the square footage but it does make it seen as though the open flow provides more room. You can also make more room by building in addition to your home. One place where you can’t knock down a wall would be your closet. That is a finite amount of space that is not going to change. However, you can change the interior of that closet to create more room. That requires pulling out all the things that you no longer want and turning them over to the team from Junk King Los Angeles.

Sorting Session

The most effective way to make more room in your closet is to dedicate a sorting session for the task. That will involve taking out every single item and putting it into your bedroom. Once the closet is completely empty, you may want to give it a quick clean out of any dust. Then you will begin the process of putting things back into the closet. This is where you will make the decision whether or not something is worth holding onto.

What you might discover is that you have a lot of outfits that you no longer want to wear. They could also be a lot of old electronics and other household items that you are also in no need of. All of those unwanted items can go into a pile for the Junk King team to pick up. That pick up can happen right on the spot. In other words, you don’t have to carry those items downstairs to have them removed. This can be a big help especially if you are dedicated to clearing out all the closets in your house. The Junk King team can go from room to room and pick up each one of those discard piles. You will certainly appreciate how quickly Junk King will work and how much open space you will now have in your closets.

Getting more room out of your closets needs to involve the team from Junk King Los Angeles. Book your clutter removal session today.

Move Out The Rubbish To Make A Homework Zone

The start of the school year in Los Angeles looks a lot like the end of last school year. That is, students are conducting their learning from home. This is the best approach for keeping everyone safe and bringing down the case rate for the coronavirus. Hopefully, if all goes according to plan students will be heading back to school possibly later this year. All of this means that you need to have a dedicated homework zone set up in your home.

You might have already got this arrange for the start of school but if you are feeling a bit crowded and then you might need to make some choices about getting rid of furniture that no longer is practical to have around. There might also be some clutter items that can also be removed to make the homework zone well-organized and free of distractions. You have your hands full with the remote learning. That is why you can count on the team from Junk King Los Angeles to help with that rubbish removal.

Staying Ahead

Starting school at home is about staying ahead. Assignments will be handed out and you want to make sure everything gets done and handed in on time. Staying ahead during the school year also means taking care of all the tasks around the house. You don’t want to have a perfect homework zone set up only to have the rest of the house in disarray. That is why it will help to get as much unwanted items out of the house ASAP.

After you take care of some sorting through closets, cabinets and the garage, you will be ready to call in Junk King. In less time than is take for homeroom, the Junk King crew will be able to be in and out with all your unwanted items. The cost for this helpful service will be based on how the truck gets packed up with all of your stuff. The less room it occupies, the less you will be paying. And Junk King always wants to give you a good deal.

A rubbish removal and clutter clearing session with Junk King Los Angeles is going to be a big boost for the school year.

Put Junk King To Work For Your Post-Holiday Clean Up

As you got ready for the holiday you might have put a lot of folks to work and that’s a good thing. They could have been caterers to hire for a big party. There were probably plenty of delivery drop-offs of items you ordered online.  Some folks hire professional decorators to string up the lights around the house. And if you really get overwhelmed, then there are plenty of personal shoppers in Los Angeles that could have helped with clearing out your gift list.

Now that the holiday is over, you have the opportunity to hire one more company to help around the house. That would be Junk King Los Angeles. These are the professional junk haulers who are in the best position to help you with your post-holiday clean up needs.

Finally Time

Is it finally time to get rid of an unwanted piece of furniture? What about the old computer equipment that has long since been updated? There could also be plenty of items from your closets that could also be cleared out. Just because you are done with something doesn’t mean you have to continue to “live” with it. Your Junk King post-holiday clean up can focus on clearing out all that unwanted clutter once and for all. Just imagine what a difference that can make around your home. You could create enough space to set up a home gym or even a guestroom.  Even if it makes looking for things in your closet to wear easier, then it will be totally worth setting up the session with Junk King.

Your Day Off

You might want to use your day off to schedule your junk King appointment. The good news is that Junk King only asks that you set aside a two-hour window within that day for the appointment. Most of that two hours is used to get through LA traffic. Once the crew does arrive you can count on them moving expeditiously to clear out all the items you have targeted for removal. That will leave you with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your day off.

A post-holiday clean up with Junk King Los Angeles is the perfect way to close out the year. Set up your session today.

Good Advice For Back-To-School Prep

When it is back-to-school time, everything around the household changes. Even though summer vacation wasn’t technically that long, it was long enough to forget about what it takes to get up, get ready and get out the door for school. Those challenges are in place whether you’re sending a toddler or a teenager off to school. Here is some good advice you can put into place to make your back-to-school transition run smoother:


Identify Priorities

The older the student, the more opportunities for activities that happen outside of school time. Sports, theater, friends, social media and homework all have to find a way to get squeezed into the day. This is when you need to identify your student’s priorities. They can spend time with all of those activities but not at the detriment of grades. TV shows can be recorded and watched later. Friends can wait until the weekend. The focus should be dedicated time each night for homework. After that, the other things can fall into place.

Social Media Cut Off

Speaking of social media, you need to establish some boundaries with regard to Smartphone use. It should probably be shut off during homework time but also during family meals. In fact, no phone should make an appearance at the dinner table! It is also important to set a curfew for social media. It’s not hard to imagine kids staying up all night texting back and forth. If it becomes a real problem, then perhaps the solution is to surrender all devices at bedtime and retrieve them in the morning.

Ask Questions

As the parent, you’re going to want to find out how their school days are going. The classic “How was school today?” and cliché response, “Fine” might not provide the information you’re really seeking. You’ll want to go deeper and ask questions that provoke better answers like “What kind of challenges did you overcome today?” “Who did you help?” “What is your goal for tomorrow?” There might be some grumbling at first but keep pressing until a dialogue happens.

Remove Clutter

Starting the school year is a clean slate for the kids. It should also be a clean slate around the house. The less clutter, the less distractions. Junk King Los Angeles can prove to be a terrific decluttering partner. All those unwanted items from your kid’s closet, dresser, shelves and bedroom can be gathered up and carted away by Junk King. The same goes for every other room in the house. Make this year’s back-to-school prep one that involves no clutter with help from Junk King Los Angeles.

Junk King Los Angeles
2660 Pacific Park Drive
Whittier, CA 90601
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-4P

Providing junk removal services to the Los Angeles area, including:

Beverly Hills
El Monte
La Mirada
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Pico Rivera
West Covina
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