Monthly Archives: May 2016

Summer Cleaning Blues – Let Junk King Be your Junk Hauler

Summer is nearly here and it’s a great time to get your business cleaned and organized, especially if you missed the boat on spring cleaning. Junk King can help you get your business in tip-top shape by hauling away your junk and trash. Our high-quality services focus on customer satisfaction, professionalism, and responsible disposal of waste products. How can your business benefit from a thorough summer cleaning? Here are four ways:

 Peace, love, and organization 

Nobody can deny that a clean, organized work-space inspires a sense of calm. Being able to easily access important items makes the workday so much easier. Good organization starts with going through all of your stuff and getting rid of anything that is no longer useful. Old or broken merchandise, outdated books and manuals, and last year’s display and decorations are all things that may need to be tossed. After you sort through everything, you can implement an organizational system for the things that remain. Junk King will come and haul away the stuff that needs to go. You not only help your employees feel comfortable but also decrease your employee turn over rate by having friendly surroundings.

 Discourage pests, bugs, and critters Summer-Cleaning-Blues-Let-Junk-King-Be-your-Junk-Hauler-Junk-king-CA

Clean, open spaces offer few hiding places for unwanted bugs and rodents. On the other hand, stacks of boxes, old papers, and lots of clutter tend to act as an open invitation to creepy-crawlers. If you don’t want mice setting up shop in unused packing material or spiders laying eggs in the dark recesses of your business, a little cleaning will go a long way. It’s doubly important to address this in the summer when pests are more active. Disposing of junk and trash will help remove environments that harbor pests and also give you the opportunity to identify and remove existing infestations.

 A penny saved is a penny earned

Have you ever had one of those experiences where you buy something you need only to go home and realize you already had it? Doing this at your business can cost you money that could be better spent elsewhere. Getting your business organized helps you figure out exactly what you have and what you need. Plus, going through and clearing out your old stuff makes room for new merchandise or equipment. Not to mention, getting rid of old stuff and utilizing your space more efficiently may help you avoid the need for storage space, further saving you money.

 Give your business a makeover

Getting your stuff organized gives you the perfect opportunity to redecorate your shop, paint walls, rearrange displays, or any other fun DIY projects. If you’re already going to be cleaning and moving stuff around, you might as well go all the way! Businesses that sell products directly to the public can benefit from changing things up regularly. It’s a good way to draw existing customers back for another look. Plus, you can attract new customers who may just be curious. Social media is a great way to tell customers about changes and updates. Even if your company doesn’t sell products at a storefront, sprucing things up can still help boost your productivity. You can move work-spaces around so that they are more comfortable for your employees or set up a more pleasant waiting area. It all starts with cleaning up and having your old junk hauled away by Junk King.

Summer cleaning may not be the most pleasant task on your to-do list, but it is a necessary one. Instilling a sense of order, preventing pests, saving money, and giving your business a face-lift are all benefits of cleaning up. Junk King can help make the process easier by hauling away your unwanted items and disposing of them responsibly so contact us when you have junk hauling needs. 

How Does Recycling Electronics Help The Environment?

Recycling Electronics in a safe manner is important if we are to protect our environment. If you have old or broken electronics that you want to get rid of, do not throw them in the trash! Improper disposal of electronics causes all sorts of harm to our planet. Do the environment as well as future generations of humanity an enormous favor by recycling your electronics. If you don’t want to take your items to a recycling center or if there isn’t one in your area, reach out to the junk haulers at Junk King. We bring all electronics to our recycling hub to determine what can be salvaged. Let’s take a look at exactly how failing to recycle electronics damages our environment.

Recycling Electronics – Hazardous Chemicals How - Does - Recycling - Electronics - Help - The - Environment -Junk-King-Marin-CA

Computers and many other electronics are made with harmful chemicals and materials like cadmium, chromium, mercury, lead, arsenic, selenium, beryllium and chemical flame retardants. Something as small as a computer monitor has four pounds of lead. When these chemicals leak out of discarded devices, they seep into the soil and eventually reach the water table. Can you imagine drinking or bathing with water that is full of nasty chemicals? It has happened before and it will continue to happen if people fail to recycle their electronics.

E-Waste Often is Often Transported to Third World Countries

Plenty of the e-waste generated in developed countries actually ends up in undeveloped areas of the world. If the electronics are not processed at a certified electronics recycling operation, there is a good chance that they will be transported to impoverished countries. Unfortunately, many of the people residing in these countries are not aware of how to properly discard e-waste. Furthermore, most undeveloped countries are not capable of handling these hazardous materials in the proper manner. Plenty of this e-waste ends up being dumped in landfills or other areas, causing irreparable harm to our planet. It seeps into the water supply, poisoning the residents of these countries as well as their livestock. Some third world countries even burn old and broken electronics, creating nasty air pollution.

Preserve Our Natural Resources

Though few know it, e-waste has an array of valuable materials like silver, copper, gold and ferrous metals. These materials can be re-used after the electronic device breaks or is no longer desired by the owner. Do everyone on the planet a favor by recycling your electronics so that the re-usable materials can be applied to new electronic devices.

Preserve Our Landfill Space

It is no secret that our landfills are overflowing with junk. Too many junk haulers head right on over to the landfill with whatever they remove from homes, businesses and other sites. Junk King bucks the trend by analyzing each and every piece of junk to determine if it can be donated or recycled. The unfortunate truth is that the electronics you put in your trash will end up in an overcrowded landfill. Do your part by recycling these items so that landfill space can be preserved for non-hazardous items that actually belong there.

Let Junk King Recycle Your old Electronics for You

You really do have to power to preserve the integrity of our planet. Ally with the junk aficionados at Junk King and we’ll do everything possible to prevent your electronics from harming the environment. The electronics we pick up are either recycled or re-used by those who can obtain some utility out of those items. It is a stark contrast from our competitors who often dump anything and everything they pick up. Reach out to Junk King today to learn more about our relationships with recycling hubs and our green junk removal service. You can reach us by dialing 888-888-5865 or email us.