Monthly Archives: November 2015

Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal: How To Do It Right

We are all becoming more and more aware of how our actions effect the environment.  This includes being concerned about what happens when we have a big waste disposal job.  We all know recycling is important and creating even more landfill waste is something most of us don’t want to do. 

Finding a company that can handle your waste disposal needs in an environmentally friendly way is very important and it’s a job that needs to be done the right way.

Sort and recycle

The first step to eco-friendly waste disposal is sorting through the waste to separate what can be recycled, sold or donated.  We are all familiar with local recycling efforts that include paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, and glass. But lots of other items can be recycled too.  Probably more than you think. 

Things like other metals, textiles, items with motors and cords, yard waste, appliances, construction waste and even electronics can all be recycled.  Sometimes one person’s junk is another person’s treasure and if your waste disposal job consists of some items that can truly be useful they can be donated to an appropriate organization, keeping them out of landfills.

This is where hiring the professionals can be a big help.  They save you time by sorting through the waste for you at their facility, making your big clean up job quick and easy.  You also won’t have to spend time finding facilities that will take what you have and even more time and gas hauling everything yourself. 

An eco-friendly waste disposal company will know exactly what to look for and they already have a network of reputable, licensed facilities that can take it.  Having one company that can handle just about everything is not only convenient but helps keeps prices reasonable too.

Truly eco-friendly waste disposal

There’s more to being eco-friendly than just getting rid of waste in an environmentally responsible manner.  What a company does in its day to day operations matters too.  Being green should be part of the company culture.  Running energy efficient facilities, recycling, and making use of renewable energy are just a few of the things companies all over the country do every day to reduce their impact on the environment. 

Junk King was founded in 2005 with an environmentally friendly approach to waste management in place right from the start.  And we’re always looking for ways to improve.  One way we’ve done that is to use trucks that run on renewable and eco-friendly biodiesel fuel to help minimize our impact on the environment. 

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly waste disposal company, Junk King can handle anything from foreclosure cleanouts and garbage removal to construction waste.  Contact us today for a quote.

3 Secrets To Organizing Your Garage

If you have been thinking about organizing your garage, do not delay one more moment. Organizing the garage can be a bit of a pain but once you get it done, you'll feel a sense of relief and you'll have a beautiful looking garage where you can find everything with ease. Let's take a look at a few secrets that will help you get the job done efficiently and thoroughly.

Tip #1: Take Care of Those “Dump and Forget” Spaces First

Just about every garage has one or more “dump and forget” areas that homeowners put their excess items into. We are all guilty of dropping things off in these spaces and trying to forget about just how messy that part of the garage has become. Organizing the garage will be much easier if you tend to this space first. Go through all those extraneous items and figure out what you are likely to use in the future, what can be scrapped and what can be donated. Do yourself and your family an enormous favor by eliminating as much as possible. Doing so will clear out the unnecessary items, make it easier to find what you need and also boost the garage's aesthetics. Once you get this dreaded space out of the way, the rest of the garage will be quite easy to organize in comparison.

Tip #2: Create Boundaries While Organizing Your Garage

Organizing your garage means establishing specific places for specific items. These “zones” will help you keep the garage organized across posterity as long as you inform everyone in the house about which items belong in certain spaces. Ideally, the center of the garage will be reserved for your vehicle(s). However, you should take care to leave some additional space so you can reach upward and outward with cargo, snow brushes etc. Don't forget to leave enough space on the sides so you and your passengers can open the car doors with ease.

Tip #3: A Workbench can do More Than Serve as a Storage Space

When deciding on zones for your garage, you should leave a spot to work on home projects. You will need enough room for your work bench and possibly a pegboard. Leave enough space for not only the bench but also yourself so you have enough elbow room to build, repair and store sundries.

Organizing Your Garage can Result in Excessive Debris

Once you have finished organizing your garage, you will likely find that you have more items than you originally anticipated. Do not attempt to store those excess tools and yard supplies in your garage's newly designated zones. Those items should not be stored in the basement either. You will only be creating more problems for yourself down the road if you try to keep absolutely everything.

Do not hesitate to reach out to Junk King for assistance in cleaning out your garage, yard, home or business. Our junk removal specialists will get rid of all those undesired items that your family no longer uses. Give us a call, schedule an appointment and Junk King's junk removal experts will contact you before arriving in our signature big red truck. We can dispose of just about everything and we will do it in the greenest manner possible. We make every effort to recycle old items at recycling hubs as we are committed to preserving the planet for current and future generations. Junk King is the green junk removal service you've been looking for. Contact us today and we'll make your garage organization project that much easier.