With the holiday season right around the corner, most people in Los Angeles are thinking about decorating their homes and businesses, shopping for the perfect gift for family and friends, and how to best prepare for an unforgettable holiday celebration. We are probably not thinking about what we can do to enjoy the holidays without creating an abundance of trash. As most people probably know by now, the amount of waste that the average American produces during the holiday season increases between 25 and 40%. In terms of dollars and cents, the average American individuals spends $875 more than their average expenses over the holidays.
That means that we spend almost $1,000 in holiday decorations, food and meals, packaging for presents, and other miscellaneous holiday festivities. Of course, the more we spend, the more waste that is eventually created. Fortunately, there are several things that homeowners, this owners, other residents of Los Angeles can do to reduce their holiday waste footprint. In short, your holiday celebration does not have to result in an enormous pile of waste sitting at the end of your driveway on January 2nd.
In this short article, we offer four simple tips for how people in Los Angeles can reduce their overall waste footprint during this holiday season in 2023. We will also explain why Junk King of Los Angeles is the top-rated junk removal company in the southern California region and is the best option for people looking for the most efficient and affordable way to deal with virtually any type of trash items that you need to get rid of during the holidays.
Tip #1: Know your Recycling Schedule
During the holiday season many public waste management companies understandably offer their employees needed days off. For some residents of Los Angeles, this might mean that you will experience an interruption in your regular garbage and recycling services. Unfortunately, many people may simply throw away their recyclables if they discover that the recycling truck does not come by on the schedule day. One simple way to reduce the amount of holiday waste that ends up in our local landfills is to educate yourself about the recycling schedule over the holidays.
In practice, this might mean that you will need to find a place in your garage or storage shed to store your recyclable items over the holidays. By understanding the recycling schedule over the holidays, residence and businesses in Los Angeles can do their part to ensure that more waste does not end up in the landfills but rather is properly recycled through the services that are offered by the local government.
Tip #2: Take Steps to Reduce Food Waste
Over the holidays most families in Los Angeles will organize huge holiday feasts. Once the holidays are over, most people find that the refrigerators are completely full of leftover dishes, many of which will never be eaten and end up being thrown away. Food waste is one of the most ubiquitous and problematic sources of waste entering American landfills. When organic waste, such as food waste, is sent to the landfill it decomposes together with inorganic sources of trash and produces an enormous amount of methane gas. Methane gas is one of the most potent greenhouse gases, and many government policies are focused on reducing methane emissions as one of the primary policies in combating climate change.
One way that every Los Angeles resident can do their part to reduce excess waste during the holiday season is to ensure that you don’t go overboard with your holiday meals. Try to be realistic about how much food you, your family, and guests will eat during the feasts that you prepare. Consider making it a habit to only eat leftovers in between the major holiday celebrations. And if you still do have an enormous amount of leftovers that need to be thrown away after the holidays, consider making a simple backyard compost pile so that you can turn your leftover food waste into high-quality compost for your garden or yard.
Tip #3: Search for No-Package Gift Ideas
Another simple solution for reducing holiday waste is to reduce the amount of packaging waste that you create. Instead of going overboard with Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons, and elaborate bows, you might consider using recycled wrapping paper from last year or even used newspaper that you accumulate throughout the year. Better yet, consider purchasing holiday gifts that come with zero packaging waste. For example, you might purchase “experience” gifts such as tickets to an upcoming concert, or an Airbnb booking for a post-holiday vacation.
For creative people, maybe you can make holiday gifts instead of purchasing items on Amazon. In 2020 amazon dispatched over 1.5 billion packages around the world over the holiday season. That is an enormous amount of cardboard packaging, much of which will eventually end up in landfills. By making a commitment to only offering package-free gifts this season, you can do your part to make a dent in the total amount of holiday waste that we collectively produce.
Tip #4: Hire Junk King For All Other Junk Removal Needs
Lastly, residents of Los Angeles should also consider hiring Junk King to help them with all of their post-holiday cleanup needs. Junk King is proud to be the top-rated junk removal company in the Southern California region. Our junk removal teams work throughout the holiday season to ensure that homeowners, business owners, and other residents of Los Angeles can keep their homes clean, orderly, and clutter-free over the holidays. Furthermore, our professional junk haulers are able to do all of the heavy lifting and hauling for you. If you don’t have the time, the energy, or the means to haul heavy and bulky junk items out to your driveway, simply let us know where those items are located and we will do the rest.
Furthermore, junk King is 100% committed to helping you reduce your overall waste footprint this holiday season. Unlike other junk removal companies out there, we always go the extra mile to sort through every junk item that we pick up. This allows us to either recycle, donate, or otherwise repurpose an enormous amount of junk items that would otherwise end up in our local landfills.
We also are proud to abide by all relevant legislation and ordinances regarding the proper and safe disposal of electronic devices. As part of the Southern California community, we want to do our part to ensure that electronic waste (e-waste) does not end up contaminating our communities or our water sources. When you hire us for any type of junk removal service, you can rest assured that our junk removal teams will either donate or recycle ALL e-waste items that we pick up and haul away.
How to Hire Junk King
We are also one of the few junk removal companies that offer completely transparent and honest pricing mechanisms. For larger jobs, we offer free, on-site pricing, which will allow us to give you an accurate and exact price estimate for the job. We may even be able to haul away your junk the same day we give you the on-site price estimate. You can also call us at 1-888-888-JUNK to live chat with our highly trained customer service representatives. For smaller junk removal services, you can take a photo of the items you need removed and text us at 737-888-5865. We will text you back an estimate. Lastly, for a pricing estimate online, simply click the “Pricing” tab in the navigation above, scroll to pricing estimator, enter your zip code, and choose estimate “By List Item” or “By Truckload.”
We have considerably larger trucks than most of our competitors, and we only charge you for the amount of space your junk takes up in our truck. We offer the most affordable, efficient, and environmentally friendly junk removal services to individuals and businesses in Burbank and the following Los Angeles areas: Arcadia, Beverly Hills, Carson, Compton, Covina, Downey, Glendale, Inglewood, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Norwalk, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, San Pedro, and Whittier.
For whatever large junk removal service you need this holiday season, consider hiring Junk King of Los Angeles by calling 1-888-888-JUNK (5865) or booking online today!