Monthly Archives: April 2016

How to Recycle Broken Concrete

Most of the usual suspects behind construction and demolition (C&D) debris can be recycled and repurposed for later use. These materials can be repurposed as road base, converted back into new consumer goods, turned into mulches and biomass fuel, or even form the bedrock of new construction projects.

Reasons to Recycle Broken Concrete How-to-Recycle-Broken-Concrete-valley-comfort-heating-and-air-CA

This last is the case when you’re looking into recycling broken concrete. Broken and crushed concrete can eventually be processed and repurposed into the dry aggregate and gravel base forming new, usable concrete.

Deconstruction and Reuse 

In fact, the Construction and Demolition Debris wing of the CalRecycle program on green building construction and reusing, for instance, aggregates from crushed concrete and soil amendment from grounded up drywall scraps.

The process of taking apart a building piece by piece and recycling certain materials is known as deconstructing. This is definitely a more “green” option than strictly demolishing the building and sending all of the construction and demolition debris to your local landfill.

By deconstructing your building you can recycle and reuse parts that were originally features of the building’s windows, fixtures or underlying frame. Green building and deconstructions and recycling – in lieu of demolitions and straight disposal – keep these construction materials in circulation and put less of a strain on the environment.

A professional waste removal company can be a godsend when it comes to broken down concrete because the stuff is frankly durable and heavy. Fortunately, though, broken down concrete also has a high embodied energy score, which makes it especially suited to recycled reuse as opposed to disposal and landfills.

Supply Companies 

Building materials supply companies or landscape construction materials companies also typically except broken down concrete from which they can create new roads in lieu of gravel mining the raw materials.

Contact us and we can safely and professionally move away any broken concrete from your premises to any desired location.  We all want to contribute to the health of the environment and we at Junk king will ensure the process is done in such a manner in order to achieve this.

Choosing to recycle your broken down concrete can be a boon for the environment as well as industries looking for raw building materials or municipalities looking for repurposed aggregate materials for road construction.

Then again, if you just want construction and demolition debris taken care of right away, you can always contact Jung King for competitive rates and two-hour service windows.

 

Hot Tub Removal

Let’s cut to the chase – the best hot tub removal plan involves someone else hauling it away!

Hot-Tub-Removal-junk-king-marin-caWhether you’re doing a backyard makeover or have just moved into a home with an old, non- working spa, you know you want to get rid of it. It can be a real challenge, however, to decide how best to remove that unwieldy and unwanted hot tub. As we all know, hot tubs are big and heavy, so it’s not a case of simply hauling it out to the front curb for pickup. Even if it’s still in working order, you probably won’t have much luck trying to sell it either, unless you’re willing to wait a good long while for the right buyer to come along. Let us help you contribute to building an eco – friendly environment through proper waste management methods.

Hot Tub Removal Tips

There are a few different ways you can get rid of your unwanted hot tub.

  • If it’s in good condition, you can try selling it. But as mentioned, it can take a long time to find a buyer, who may or may not have a way of transporting it. Large hot tubs usually require larger flatbed trucks to move them.
  • A hot tub that needs a little maintenance to get it up and running again can be removed by hot tub disposal professionals. Companies who offer this service typically remanufacture the tub into a new one.
  • If you’re handy and have the needed tools, you can dismantle it yourself and take the parts and decking to a trash disposal site yourself.

A Better Way

If you’re thinking a hot tub removal would make a great weekend DYI project, keep in mind that breaking down a hot tub yourself is a very labor intensive process. You’ll require tools such as  jig saws, gloves and safety goggles. You’ll also need to safely disconnect the tub from water, gas and electrical lines. All things considered, is it really worth doing yourself? Probably not.

Your best bet for a quick and efficient hot tub removal is to call a qualified eco-friendly junk removal service. It’s a great way to save you time, worry and money. Be sure to pick a hot tub removal service that does it all, from breakdown to removal, including decking. And look for a company that makes it a priority to recycle as much of the old tub as possible. At Junk King, we make the hot tub removal process as simple as 1, 2, 3. Contact us today to learn more and then wave bye-bye to your old hot tub!