Monthly Archives: October 2014

What Do Junk Hauling Companies Do?

What-Do-Junk-Hauling-Companies-Do-Junk-King-MarinEverybody needs the help of junk haulers from time to time, but lots of people don’t realize all the different services we provide!

You can call junk hauling pros when you have loads of trash that are too much for your regular garbage pick-up, but we also help out with virtually any kind of debris or unwanted items.

From broken appliances and tattered furniture to the construction debris of a home renovation project, junk haulers will pick up anything you don’t want and haul it away. Hazardous waste is the only real exception.

Popular services provided by junk hauling companies include:

  • Removing furniture, mattresses, appliances, and other large and heavy household items
  • Picking up yard waste
  • Cleaning out construction and renovation waste and debris
  • Safe disposal of computers and other e-waste
  • Clearing out commercial & residential properties
  • A convenient alternative to dumpster rentals

You can also count on some junk hauling companies to handle recycling and donation drop-offs for your unwanted items. Junk King has a strong commitment to eco-friendly practices, so we always repurpose or safely dispose of your junk.

Residential Junk Hauling

When you need junk hauling services for your home, all you have to do is call us to schedule an appointment. You show us what needs to be hauled away, and we provide an estimate before getting to work. Our trained, insured staff safely picks up all your trash and takes it to our trucks and vans. We flex our muscles and take care of everything.

Great reasons to call junk haulers to your home:

  • Clean out rooms, attics, basements
  • Estate cleanouts
  • Remove old kitchen appliances, laundry machines, etc.
  • Get rid of old, heavy televisions and computers
  • Eliminate the debris from renovation and construction projects

Commercial Junk Hauling

Businesses need to make the most of their square footage. Real estate professionals also need properties cleaned out before selling or renting.

If you have boxes of ancient papers sitting around or old furniture and merchandise clogging up storage rooms and offices, call junk hauling experts in to swiftly and safely clear out your work space!

Commercial junk hauling services include:

  • Foreclosure cleanouts
  • Clear out past tenants’ belongings
  • Dispose of old papers and equipment
  • Remove construction and renovation debris
  • Save money compared to ongoing dumpster rentals

Eco-Friendly Practices: Recycling and Repurposing

It’s easy to recycle aluminum cans and glass bottles at home, but what about other materials? Junk hauling pros know where to take scrap metal, wood debris, and other items that your neighborhood garbage trucks don’t recycle.

At Junk King, we also work with local charities and non-profits to find new homes for furniture, clothing and other items in good condition. And when we can’t recycle, we dispose of everything in the most environmentally friendly way available.

If you’re looking at a pile of junk, make it disappear by calling your local junk hauling pros. Junk King provides expert junk removal services around Sonoma and Marin counties, offering helpful customer service throughout the process.

Professional Junk Removal Service: Don’t Play Debris Dodge

not-a-professional-junk-removal-service1 not-a-professional-junk-removal-service3 not-a-professional-junk-removal-service2Debris Dodge.  Ouch, That Junk Just Hit My Windshield

You’ve seen it.  The rusty pick-up truck in front of you on the freeway, wobbling along filled to the brim with junk; JUNK HAULING spray painted on the side. It’s definitely not what you want to be driving behind. You just know that something is going to bounce free and come straight at your windshield or land in the freeway and cause mayhem. Those not-so-professional junk haulers can be unsafe and wind up dangerously spewing mattresses, lamp shades, scrap metal, and half of the debris someone got rid of along the highway and into people’s windshields.

The better solution is to call the professional junk removal service, Junk King Marin.

  • Our trucks are built to handle even the largest and heaviest items and have secured covers to ensure what goes in the truck stays in the truck – and doesn’t wind up along the freeway.  
  • Our junk disposal experts are licensed and insured and will make sure your electronic waste, garbage, old furniture and all things junk will be properly disposed of.  
  • We even take the time to donate and recycle what we can.
  • We will we show up on-time, get the job done quickly AND clean up when we’re done.

Don’t hire amateurs with a questionable truck and inexperienced junk haulers.  An established company with trained, professional employees will know how to properly load a truck and secure the junk being hauled away.  You may save an innocent commuter from a harrowing experience of freeway debris dodge.

Why Is it Important to Recycle Computers?

Recycle_Computers_Junk_King_MarinThere are two kinds of bad garbage: the kind that doesn’t biodegrade, and the hazardous kind that pollutes our environment now. Computers and other electronic waste fall into both categories which is why it is important to recycle computers.

Hazardous materials. It’s important to recycle computers because they usually contain hazardous chemicals and metals that can poison our soil, water, and air. When sent to landfills, computers become dangerous garbage that leaks out hazardous chemicals.

Computers typically contain hazardous materials including mercury, lead, cadmium, lithium, and others. Older computer monitors with cathode ray tubes (like in old televisions) contain lead also.

Nonrenewable materials. The other components of computers include plastics and other engineered materials as well as various metals and precious elements. When we recycle computers, we prevent these materials from sitting permanently in landfills.

Recycle Computers to Follow California Law

The state of California has specific laws governing how to dispose of e-waste like computers. California considers any “covered electronic devices” to be e-waste.

Recycle computers to make sure you follow the laws! If you’re unsure how to recycle electronics, call on junk hauling experts to take care of it for you. This is about taking care of the environment and the people of California as well as protecting the planet.

Find a Loving Home for Usable Items

Keeping up with the latest technologies doesn’t have to mean that your old computers become garbage. You can recycle computers by giving them new life—just find a school, charity, or maybe a neighbor who needs it more than you do!

Your old computer may seem obsolete to you, but children and schools can often find use for any functioning computer. Reusing is even more green than the recycling process, and you can feel good (and maybe even score a tax deduction) by helping someone else.

Don’t Leave a Trail of Personal Info

Privacy is another great reason to recycle computers. Even when everything has been deleted from your computer the normal way, like dragging files to the “trash,” your data can still potentially be recovered by criminals.

Don’t let computers sit around your house forever. Eventually you may forget to take care of the problem. Wipe the hard drive permanently before you recycle computers. Then you’ll rest easy knowing that your personal data and financial information cannot be recovered by the wrong hands.

Finding a location to recycle computers can be difficult. Make it easy by hiring junk hauling services to take care of your electronic waste and any other unwanted debris—Junk King always finds a safe, green disposal method for everything we haul.

How NOT To Handle Furniture Removal

This is a Picture of What You Don’t Want to See in the Open Space Behind your House:

Furniture Removal Crimes

 

We recently saw this sad and lonely sofa and mattress were left abandoned in and open space behind a condo complex in Marin.  Whoever did this must have thought, “what a perfect place for me to dump this furniture”, “who needs professional furniture removal?”  It’s doubtful their neighbors agreed, or the HOA, the City, the police.

Don’t be a junk furniture removal bad guy.

Junk King Marin can help you with old furniture removal, mattress removal, scrap metal pick up and all junk hauling services.   Our professional haulers will pick up your junk furniture, your old sofas, and lumpy mattresses.  We will haul away and recycle what we can and take the remainder to the dump where it belongs; not in open fields and open space in residential neighborhoods.

Junk King Marin makes furniture removal easy.

  • Get a free estimate beforehand.
  • We guarantee a price before working.
  • Our professionals know how to sort debris, so items like metal, glass, batteries, etc. get handled appropriately.
  • Items will be recycled or donated when possible, or given eco-friendly disposal.