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Bring Your Junk To The Dump Vs. Hiring A Junk Removal Company

Bring Your Junk To The Dump Vs. Hiring A Junk Removal Company Junk King MarinIf you’re planning on visiting the local landfill to get rid of your unwanted appliances, chances are you may be in for a shock when you see how many recyclables are needlessly being dumped and buried.  When dealing with the DIY junk removal process, how will you know which items are unusable as opposed to which ones are worthy of refurbishing? While answers may vary, the main issue here is whether or not you should do this yourself or have a junk removal company come in and take care of the dirty work for you. The advantages and drawbacks listed below may help you make up your mind before making a decision.

DIY Junk Removal Expenses

The word expense isn’t entirely based on how much cash it’ll cost you haul your unwanted items away, yet it may be factored in heavily when deciding how to proceed. First off, having a vehicle big enough to get the job done is a crucial aspect, especially if you have to make more than one trip. Local landfills charge by the individual load; two trips will amount to twice the dumping fee, which also means spending more money on gas.

Aside from the money involved with DIY junk removal, other valuable commodities such as precious time and physical labor will enter the fold. Plan on spending at least half of the day loading and unloading and putting some extra wear and tear on your vehicle. With heavier items in particular, the physical strain of frequent lifting may also take its toll.

Junk Removal and the Trash-Treasure Principal

Truth be told; the junk removal business is mostly a numbers game for most refuse management companies. They’ll end up charging you a hefty fee and move onto the next customer as quickly as possible. Sorting through reusable items is less cost effective than outright dumping, which is a shameful practice by itself. When lining their pockets becomes more important than either recycling or donating salvageable items to people in need, it’s a little easier to see how the game is being played. If one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, needlessly dumping and burying said items can be considered not only wasteful, but immoral as well. It’s also important to  know that not all junk removal operations conduct their business this way; some actually care about what they’re doing to help charitable causes while being environmentally sound as an added bonus.

Junk-King to the Rescue

The folks at Junk-King approach the environment and humanitarian work in a more serious manner. They’ll actually sort through your discarded wares and determine whether or not these items can be used elsewhere, but also recycle the ones that would eventually end up at the city dump, thus putting a completely different spin on the junk removal process.

Junk-King’s business model focuses upon hauling the least amount of actual refuse to landfills and disperses the remaining items to places where they’ll be appreciated the most. Appliances in need of minor repairs are handled accordingly and redistributed to a number of charitable organizations in the area. Those who may not be able to afford the cost of a new refrigerator, washer and dryer, sofa, or any other bulky appliance can rest a little easier knowing that the staff at Junk-King has their best interests at heart.

 The cost of junk removal can be handled in one of three ways. You can take it upon yourself to do the dirty work, hire some random company to dump it at the nearest landfill, or you can hire Junk-King to take care of things responsibly.

Furniture Removal – Ways to Deal With Large Trash

Furniture Removal - Ways to Deal With Large Trash Junk King MarinWhether you’re downsizing, moving long distance, or combining households, if you have furniture you aren’t using anymore, figuring out how to get rid of it can be daunting. That doesn’t have to be the case. With the right information, getting unwanted furniture out of your way and out of your life.

Dos and Don’ts When it Comes to Furniture Removal:

Do: Donate Furniture in Good Condition

As the old saying goes, the poor are always with us. Many people who have lost homes to disasters, are fleeing abusive relationships, or are in otherwise difficult situations don’t have the financial resources to invest in even basic furnishings. Your old, unwanted (but still in good condition) items can help them achieve a decent quality of life. Donating to a charity or charity-run thrift store can also get you a donation credit, which can save you money on your taxes.

Do: Check if Your Community Has Large-Waste Pickup

Many municipalities have large-waste pickup days, which allow you a convenient way to dispose of unwanted large furniture. This may be the best option if you only have a few pieces to dispose of. However, there are some drawbacks. Community waste disposal may charge more than you want to pay for furniture removal, or may make a mess while loading your unwanted items into a standard garbage pickup truck (as large items can sometimes knock smaller pieces of trash out of the truck).

Do: Follow Hazardous Waste Disposal Rules

Though most furniture removal poses no threat to human health or the environment, some items may require special precautions. The chemical refrigerants contained inside most consumer-grade refrigerator coils, for example, are toxic and can easily contaminate the water table. California has some of the strictest health and environmental regulations in the country; disposes of hazardous waste in an improper manner can mean significant fines and even jail time. Save yourself and the planet some stress and follow the rules.

Don’t: Just Dump Your Stuff On the Curb or In a Dumpster

Most communities, including those in Marin County, have laws regarding proper furniture removal, and most private companies that serve the dumpsters at apartment complexes and public facilities have rules regarding dumping. Don’t be tempted to try DIY furniture removal using your curb or someone else’s dumpster. To do so may well be illegal and can cost you far more in fines than paying for proper, professional furniture removal would cost you.

Don’t: Donate Items From Smoking Homes

Many people searching for deals on furniture have health problems, including asthma and allergies. Even being around items removed from homes where people smoke can cause a reaction. You don’t want to be responsible for putting someone else’s health at risk. Also be aware that pets often have issues being around items that smell of cigarette smoke; dogs and cats have very sensitive noses, use scents to make sense of their world, and can suffer stress or health problems if exposed to persistent odors they aren’t familiar with or simply don’t like.

Don’t: Harm Yourself Lifting Your Furniture

Finally, don’t do DIY furniture removal if you have any back, leg, or other health problems that affect your ability to lift. Lifting heavy furniture can exacerbate (or sometimes even cause) serious back problems like slipped disks. Given how much health care costs in the current economy, DIY furniture removal isn’t worth it. What you save on a furniture removal service you’ll end up spending at the doctor.

For more information, contact us today. We’re ready and waiting to help you dispose of your unwanted items.

Junk Removal For Garage Sales

Junk Removal For Garage Sales Junk King MarinHolding a garage sale is a great way to get rid of most your useless junk, and walk away with a wad of cash in the process. What’s more, a running a garage sale is super easy — all you need to do is put together a couple of cheap cardboard signs and scatter all of your junk all around the front yard. Then, you can just sit back, relax and wait until a passerby to ask you about that old table that has been sitting in the basement for the past three or four years.

All of that is pretty awesome, but if you’re like most people, you have probably hoarded away enough stuff to decorate almost an entire house, so you probably won’t sell every last piece of junk that you lay out on your front yard. So what do you do with everything after your garage sale is officially over? The answer to this question is simple: hire a professional junk removal service. Here is why you should go with a pro for your post-garage sale junk removal:

With junk removal, you don’t have to keep your junk

You’re hosting a garage sale to get rid of your junk, and you shouldn’t be forced to toss whatever is left over back into your garage, attic or basement. Junk removal service ensures that this won’t happen, because your leftover junk will end up somewhere else.

You don’t have to worry about any curious thieves wandering onto your property

Even junk can be tempting for a thief. If yours sits out, then a thief could invade your property, creating a dangerous situation, so junk removal is a must to avoid this problem.

Why you shouldn’t handle your junk removal yourself

You don’t have as big of a clean up job after your garage sale is over

It may have been easy to scatter all of your junk around the yard, but cleaning it up won;t be so easy — unless you decide to work with a professional junk removal service. They will do most of the cleanup work for you.

You don’t have to figure out where all of your junk is supposed to go

If you decide to get rid of your extra junk, you have to figure out where you can legally dump it. For this, different materials have different rules, so you will have to call all around town to see if there is even anywhere that will accept your junk at all.. A pro junk removal service makes this a non-factor, because they already know where to take everything.

You don’t have to throw your back out trying to lift your heavier junk

Furniture, older TVs and other types of weighty junk is difficult to carry. Not only is it heavy, but it is awkwardly built, so trying to move it around can be dangerous. While trying to move heavy stuff around, you can drop something on your foot, pull a muscle, hurt your shoulders or throw out your back. Junk removal pros can take this out of the equation as well.

You don’t have to spend all day trying to get all of your junk across town

Even after you’ve figured out where to put it and loaded it up, you still have to get your old stuff there — if a pro junk removal service isn’t doing the grunt work for you.

Dump your extra junk after you’ve sold the good stuff

Make your useless junk a non-factor by hiring a professional junk removal service. To learn more, contact Junk King, America’s Greenest junk removal service.

 

Mattress Recycling and Much More

Mattress Recycling and Much More Junk-King MarinIf you are planning a move and want to get rid of your old mattress, you likely won’t have any luck selling it. It will be a pain in the you know what to drag it out of the bedroom, through the hallway, down the stairs and out to the curb. It’ll sit there and serve as an annoying black eye on your otherwise beautiful property until the garbage crew comes through to pick it up. Unfortunately, that could take days, weeks or even a month if you live in a town with infrequent “large item” pickups. Instead, lean on the pros at Junk King to do your mattress recycling and general junk removal.

Junk King Does Mattress Recycling and Much More

Don’t let an old mattress become an inconvenience. Get it out of your hair quickly and easily by relying on the junk hauling aficionados at Junk King. We’re here for homeowners, hotel owners, hostels and any other person or business who is in search of a mattress recycling service. Yet we do more than mere mattress recycling. We remove just about anything that you no longer want. Whether it is an old bulky television, broken electronics, furniture, home appliances, yard debris or other non-hazardous items, we’ll dispose of it in the greenest manner possible.

Planet Earth and Posterity are Central to the Junk King Ethos

Junk King prides itself on operating America’s greenest junk removal service. This means that we won’t simply swing by, pick up your old mattresses and make a beeline to the landfill. That’s the antithesis of what we do here at Junk King. We take our time to sort through every junk haul to separate e-waste, paper, electronics, household goods, appliances and metals from one another. We then make every effort to either recycle these items or donate them to those in need. All in all, we recycle or re-purpose 60 percent of all the junk that we haul. That’s a claim that other junk haulers cannot make.

Junk King Services Homes as Well as Businesses

While we will gladly remove junk from homes, we have made significant strides to establish relationships with businesses that need junk hauled as well. We’ve become the premier business to business junk removal service on the continent. We’ve hauled junk away from storage companies, retailers of varying sizes, realtors, contractors, liquidators and property managers. We offer flexible payment plans for our business accounts with posterity in mind. We aim to develop a meaningful rapport with each customer and establish a long term relationship. We’re fully insured to guarantee that you and your staff will be protected no matter what when we’re hauling away your company’s junk. We also have an affiliate program to ensure that each partner can book a job with ease.

Junk King is Ready to Remove All of Your Unwanted Items

Junk King representatives are standing by to take your call. If you need anything removed from your property or need help with a move-out, we’re here for you. Just give us a call at 1-888-888-5865 to schedule an appointment. We’ll pencil you in for a two-hour increment on the day of your choice. When our crew is ready to haul away your junk, we’ll give you a call at least 15 minutes before their arrival. Our two man crew will introduce themselves, carefully transport your undesirables to our big red truck, clean up whatever resulting mess is made and be out of your way. We operate with the utmost efficiency in an effort to not interrupt your day any more than is necessary.

Got Junk? Junk-King Does the Hauling For You!

Got Junk?  Junk-King Does the Hauling For You! Junk King MarinIf you are looking for a junk hauler to tackle every type of job, no matter how big, small or complex, look no further. Junk King is here to help you clear out your junk, whether it is yard waste, old appliances, furniture or just about anything else. Hauling is our business and we do it in the most environmentally responsible way possible.

Lean on the Junk Hauling Pros

You’ve likely taken a look at some of the junk removal options out there. You can rent a dumpster, but that’s a pain. It’ll clutter your beautiful yard, smell bad and you’ll have to do all of the work yourself. You could put your items out to the curb but that’s quite the hassle and city garbage services only remove certain items. The best option is to let the professionals at Junk King do all the hauling. You can kick back and relax while our junk removal experts discard your undesirables.

How Junk King is Different

Junk King is proud to have separated itself from the competition in a number of ways. Aside from being fast, courteous and affordable, we’re the greenest junk removal service in America. While other junk haulers collect unwanted sundries and dump them in the nearest landfill, we take a more environmentally friendly approach that keeps posterity in mind. We’ve been recycling junk for over a decade by sorting each haul for e-waste, metals, textiles, paper etc. Our staff goes to great lengths to ensure that your junk will either find a new home, be recycled or be disposed of in a green manner. You’ll rest easy knowing that your unwanted items are going to those in need. You might even end up using your old junk once again in the future after it has been recycled. No other junk hauling company can say that it has a recycling hub like ours. We do all that we can to prevent the overfilling of landfills and the degradation of the planet. We’d like you to join us on our mission.

When you do business with Junk King, you are doing business with down to Earth people. The company was founded back in 2005 by two friends in San Carlos, CA. Operations have since expanded throughout Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties. We were intent on building a sustainable and green junk hauling business so we decided that at least 60 percent of all junk hauls should be recycled or donated. Junk King has not deviated from this promise. We like to think of our business as a reflection of California’s lush greenery, vast open spaces and coastal glory.

We’re Ready to Haul Your Junk Away

If you need your junk hauled, your yard cleaned or assistance with a move-out, give us a call. We’ll schedule a two-hour window for the arrival of our big red truck and two man crew. We’ll give you a call before we arrive so that you know exactly when we’ll start hauling. We can remove junk from anywhere on your land or in your home or business. Once we load up your junk, we’ll clean up after ourselves and proceed to recycle, reuse, donate or in the worst case scenario, dispose of your junk. We can take anything that is non-hazardous. Even if it is incredibly bulky, we’ll find a way to haul it. We do it all, from mattresses to home appliances and furniture. So give us a call today and schedule an appointment to get rid of that annoying junk once and for all. You can reach Junk King by dialing 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK).