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Yard Debris Giving You a Headache? Get a Free Estimate for Professional Debris Removal!

Yard debris, sometimes called green waste or agricultural waste, includes things like grass clippings, flower cuttings, and hedge trimmings.

Unlike e-waste, most of your yard debris is biodegradable and able to be broken down into simple organic byproducts or even used as compost to help grow healthy soil and more plants.

Still, debris removal is definitely one of the most requested services at Junk King, especially when folks have a half dozen or more large trash bags overflowing with leaves at this time of the year.

Going Green with Professional Yard Debris Removal 

Debris Removal Calling local sanitation or bringing yard waste to the dump isn’t really the best option because your green waste might not go to the best use and wind up further clogging a landfill somewhere.

Most people don’t even have the cargo space in their car to bring it all to the dump in one trip anyway.

Another option is renting a chipper, but that option’s fraught with its own hazards if you’ve never broken down yard waste like this before. And then there’s the expense – chippers can cost hundreds of dollars per day to rent.

That leaves professional debris removal. This is usually a more affordable option than a chipper, and an eco-friendly junk removal service like Junk King is dedicated to responsible recycling and reuse wherever possible.

Junk King takes a whole host of items loosely categorized under yard waste. Debris disposal includes green waste that you’d associate with landscaping work or weekend projects as well as leftover debris from home renovations.

Yard Debris from Landscaping and Weekend Projects 

On the greener side of things, yard debris removal at Junk King includes: branches, clippings, tree stumps, extra soil and sod, and all kinds of landscaping debris like grass and bush clippings. Junk King takes other kinds of yard debris as well.
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Waterlogged lumber, leftover plasterboard, corrugated iron, shingles, frames, fencing, and old windows can all be conveniently hauled off in terms of yard debris removal in one of Junk King’s huge trucks that feature 20% more volume than competitor’s and a guarantee to beat any written estimate.

Having your old lumber and timber – lumber is sawed and cut whereas timber is rougher wood stock or even an entire tree - taken off your hands shores up room in your yard and could even lend a helping hand to the environment.

  • Reusing Wood for Construction and Mulch

Recycling and reusing old wood means less deforestation since less new timber needs to be cut for the same job.

The nice thing about having your lumber and timber taken by Junk King is that it can be used for other construction projects or even broken down and used for wood chips (an organic mulch) in the future.

Environmentally, California has made it illegal to burn wood on certain days because doing so could harm human health – through people breathing in too much of the fine particulate matter that the fumes let off – and harm the environment.

Junk King is tirelessly committed to doing the right thing and takes green debris removal and environmental conservation seriously.

Raked leaves can be used again as mulch if you don’t have the time, inclination, or green thumb to make that happen yourself whereas grass clippings make a very usable mulch for garden beds.
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Junk King can remove as much yard debris – including plasterboard, stubborn tree trunks, cut-down bushes, fencing, windows, shingles, and corrugated iron - as you want.

Here’s where you can book online and save $20 on your next yard debris removal appointment. Junk King is a full-service yet environmentally conscious junk removal company.

Junk King is Completely Committed to Green Mattress Disposal

The average person goes through one mattress about every ten years, and that makes responsible mattress disposal a big deal for just about everyone.

Mattresses can get misshapen over time, their springs can wear out, and they can collect nasty stuff like dust mites, pollen, and other allergens.

When you’re ready to get rid of a lumpy or dirty mattress, where do you turn? As America’s greenest junk removal service, Junk King is a great resource for responsible mattress disposal as well as furniture, appliance, refrigerator, and television removal.

Junk King works with partners like California’s Bye Bye Mattress, part of the Mattress Recycling Council, to go about mattress disposal the greenest way possible. Drop offs are easy and fees are very small ($10.50 per mattress in California).

It’s a really small price to pay to do the right thing and recycle your old mattress. Junk King has the experience and manpower to make green mattress disposal much less of a hassle.

Mattresses and Landfills Don’t Mix Well 

Mattress Disposal You should really think twice before taking your mattress to a landfill since a lot of the components that make up your mattress (wood, steel, and polyurethane foam) can be recycled.

Sadly, 20,000,000 mattresses are thrown out yearly in the United States, and only 250,000 recycled.

The natural and synthetic fibers in your mattress can be recycled once they’re cleaned. Recycled fabric can turn an old mattress into processed natural fibers that can go into making sustainable curtains for someone else’s home.

If your mattress is lightly used, then you might want to consider donating it to someone in need. Even mattresses that aren’t exactly traditional – crib mattress, inflatable mattresses, or king size mattresses – can frequently be donated to charities.

Donating and reusing your old mattress or recycling the component parts are both considered preferred options in terms of sustainability and green mattress disposal.

When mattresses are recycled, the interior components are organized first by type. Then, the fibers and foam in your old mattress is compressed and the springs and other metal components are sent to scrap recyclers for additional processing.

Steel mills and foundries can eventually used the recovered metal components from your old mattress to make new products. The wood can be recycled as well. In fact, four-fifths of your mattress can be recycled!

  • Problems with Compacting and Space

Old mattresses don’t compact very well at all at landfills – a cubic yard of regular garbage that’s been compacted weighs about 1,600 pounds, but a cubic yard of a mattresses that have been compacted weighs (at most) 300 pounds.

Surprisingly, landfills have an issue right now with mattresses actually jamming up their compactors and causing them to break down.

And as anyone who gone about mattress disposal on their own knows, mattresses are extremely cumbersome.

Those things take up way too much space at already overcrowded landfills and should be recycled or donated anyway for maximum sustainability.

Illegal dumping is also a problem since improper mattress disposal can mean polluted soil and water, other public health issues, and decreased property values.

Mattress Disposal? It’s Gotta Be Junk King 

The junk removal pros at Junk King can help with mattress disposal and make the process less stressful. Who needs the raised eyebrows from neighbors when you put an old mattress out by the curb (and hope it doesn’t rain)?

Instead of risking dirty looks from neighbors or straining yourself trying to get an old mattress down a flight of stairs, call 1-888-888-JUNK or contact Junk King online to schedule a convenient mattress disposal pick-up time. Book online now and save $20!