Monthly Archives: November 2014

Divide and Conquer, But Then What? Rent a Dumpster?

Dumpster Rental? NO!You want a new one, but how do you get rid of the one you’ve got?  It’s built in to the house or it’s too big to fit in your standard 10 yard dumpster, or even that big 20 yard dumpster.  It’s not your standard furniture removal or appliance removal problem.

Sometimes you have to cut it up before you can haul junk away.  That takes back breaking labor. Often it is more than a one man job.  Better make sure your friends are willing to sign on.  It also often requires specialized tools; tools you probably don’t yet own, so consider their cost when making decisions on how to best handle your junk removal.  Lastly, if you want to do it safely, you will need expertise in using those tools.

Before you cut your junk up, you need to know what materials are in it.  Is there possibly some hazardous material hiding inside it that might leak out into your home or yard or even spray onto you?  Is there some sort of reinforcing material that could cause damage to your equipment or yourself?  Can you recycle any of it, or maybe salvage some parts?

You’ve succeeded!  You’ve turned you giant piece of junk into a giant pile of smaller junk.  It’s not likely it will fit in your garbage can.  You will need to rent a dumpster and get the stuff into it.  That’s hard work.  You’ll also need to decide on the dumpster size.  Do you need a 10 yard dumpster, a 20 yard dumpster or maybe even a 30 yard dumpster?  If you guess wrong, you get to pay too much or, even better, rent a second one.

You had better make sure the dumpster service will haul all the kinds of material you put in there.

You might want to check on whether there are any extra fees for those materials while you’re about it.

Now compare the work and cost of that DIY approach to hiring the guys from Junk King.

  • They will give you an estimate of all your costs up front.
  • They will send enough people to do the job.  People who know how best to divide and conquer that appliance.
  • They will have the equipment they need and they will have experience in using it so that they, you and your home are safe.
  • They will recycle anything that can be recycled.
  • If anything can be salvaged, they will make sure it goes to charity.
  • They will bring a truck big enough to haul it away and they know where to haul it.
  • They will clean up the site when they’re done so it looks just like new.
  • Best of all, your back, arms and legs will not ache.

Marin Electronics Recycling: Say No to Waste

Marin Electronics Recycling Say No to WasteEverybody loves the latest, greatest technology. But what do you do with the old stuff?

Most homes have an old tube TV or an obsolete desktop computer tower sitting around. In some cases, we end up with rooms and storage spaces full of unused, unwanted electronics collecting dust. This is why Marin electronics recycling is getting more and more popular.

Throwing electronics in the garbage poses some big environmental hazards. It’s also illegal to throw away certain kinds of e-waste in California.

So, why not make the call and arrange for Marin electronics recycling pickup from your friendly, local junk removal service? Get those electronics out of your way and make sure they’re handled responsibly—or even donated to charity. That’s a lot more useful than taking up space in your home.

Why E-Waste Is a Big, Dangerous Problem

Around the world and right here in Marin electronics recycling offers a smart, safe, responsible method of dealing with unwanted items. When added to landfill, electronics can lead to health hazards that everybody.

Electronic items cause a variety of environmental problems:

  • Releasing chemicals into the air
  • Contaminating rivers, lakes, oceans, and water supplies
  • Filling up landfill permanently
  • Wasting materials that took tons of fossil fuels to manufacture

Junk King can take care of Marin electronics recycling for items that shouldn’t go to waste:

  • Computers, laptops, monitors
  • Copy machines, fax machines, printers, and other peripherals
  • Television sets (old cathode ray tubes as well as various flat-screen types)
  • Cell phones and other mobile devices

Marin Electronics Recycling Options

Luckily, we have options around Marin County. If you just have one small appliance, you might wait for a recycling event or take it to an electronics store.

But what if you can’t wait for the next recycling date? What if you’ve let your attic fill up with discarded old electronics?

That’s why junk removal services work well for Marin electronics recycling. Junk King doesn’t just haul away regular garbage—we take virtually anything, including electronics. And just like we do with every bit of junk we haul away, we make sure to avoid waste and find recycling options for electronics.

If you have devices that still work, we can try to find a local non-profit or school. The greenest thing to do is to keep electronics in use. Otherwise, we have the resources to make sure that all sorts of electronics and all types of materials get recycled appropriately.

Your old PC doesn’t have to waste space in your home, and it doesn’t have to become hazardous waste in a landfill. Let Junk King haul your discards away and find local Marin electronics recycling methods for you.

Getting Rid of An Old Couch: The Story of Gertrude the Couch

Getting Rid of an Old Couch - Gertrude

This is Gertrude

FREE COUCH: yellow and orange, coffee & other miscellaneous stains, lumpy, missing pillows, slightly smelly, Fido & Kittens loved it. We’ll affectionately call her Gertrude the couch. She’s free, we know you’ll love her as much as we did… 30 years ago.

You’ve seen Gertrude.  She’s sitting in your neighbor’s driveway with a FREE sign pinned on her. She’s been sitting there for a week now. The college kid/friend/charity that was supposed to pick her up rejected her. The FREE sign showed up the next day.  No takers yet.  And now poor Gertrude has been there for a week.  The two nights of rain, neighborhood cat’s using it as scratching post, and dog’s mistaking it for a fire hydrant or chew toy has done it no additional help.

Getting rid of an old couch like Gertrude is often easier said than done.

Charities are often picky and won’t take old furniture.  A trip to the landfill can be costly.  And FREE furniture removal isn’t always as good as you’d think, especially when it comes to getting rid of an old couch. Let’s face it nobody wants junk.

That’s where Junk King Marin can help put Gertrude the ugly FREE couch out of her misery – and get her off of your sidewalk and out of your sight.

Junk King’s professional junk haulers will:

  • schedule a convenient time for pick-up
  • arrive with a truck large enough to remove even the largest, heaviest, ugliest couch
  • quickly and conveniently remove the unsightly couch and any other junk still residing within it – potato chips, smelly socks, old TV remotes
  • clean up and dispose of any remaining stuffing, pillows and other ugly sofa debris that may have been strewn across the sidewalk
  • haul all of the junk away and dispose of it properly including eco-friendly recycling
  • help you with getting rid of an old couch!

Junk King Marin junk disposal experts are licensed and insured.  We provide professional, courteous junk pick-up services that will leave you junk free, worry free, and ugly sofa FREE.

Dumpster Rentals – Some Important Facts

 Dumpster-Rentals-Important-Facts-Junk-King-MarinWhen you have junk piling up, you have to take action. You have some choices: 1) the easy, convenient and efficient method of calling junk haulers, and 2) renting a big metal dumpster to sit on your property while you do the dirty, sweaty job of loading it up.  When choosing how to get rid of trash, keep in mind some not-so-appealing truths about dumpster rentals:

With Dumpster Rentals, You Do All The Work

Instead of hiring a junk removal team to do the heavy lifting for you, using a dumpster rental means hauling junk yourself. When you have a cleanup or renovation project, who wants to spend extra energy carrying and lifting heavy items and debris?

Dumpsters Cause Damage to Roads and Sidewalks

Dumpsters often scratch and tear up concrete. It can be tough to find placements for dumpster rentals without hurting your lawn or property. City governments and homeowners associations can find you liable for expensive repairs.

Late Fees Grow Quickly

If you need your rented dumpster longer than expected, you face daily overtime fees. That’s an extra, unnecessary source of stress when you have a project going on! There’s a better choice: take your time and then call a junk removal team once you’re ready.

Dumpster Companies Prohibit Lots of Materials

Unlike Junk King, which accepts anything but hazardous waste, dumpster rentals typically do not allow a wide variety of materials. Paint, tires, electronics and various other items can’t go in dumpsters. Heavy materials like concrete, rocks and dirt are also prohibited or incur higher fees.

You Have to Guess the Right Size Container

When you rent a dumpster, you have to estimate your load and hope you pick the right size. Too small and you’ll have a nightmare scenario of figuring out what to do. Too large and you waste money. With junk removal services, you get a fair price based on the exact quantity of trash.

You Have to Worry About Other People

Neighbors and strangers often throw things in dumpster rentals. That means filling up the dumpster faster than expected. It also makes you liable for prohibited items thrown in by other people. Locking up a dumpster creates an extra hassle while you’re loading up the dumpster, too.

Not eco-friendly?

Junk King recycles everything it can and takes gently used items to charitable organizations when possible. With dumpster rentals, you don’t really know whether your trash is going to a landfill or what.

Still considering dumpster rentals? First, call Junk King for a free quote and information about how we can make your life a whole lot easier.