Monthly Archives: April 2019

E Waste Disposal – Our Growing Problem and How We’re Helping to Solve It

How many abandoned electronic devices does your family have laying around? As new gadgets go obsolete on what seems like a daily basis and people don’t give a second thought to buying the latest and greatest technology, the country is facing a big and growing e waste problem. And with it comes an e waste disposal challenge.

E Waste Disposal Nearly a decade ago, the United Nations reported that in some countries, production of e waste would rise by as much as 500% over the next 10 years. Unfortunately, that prediction was accurate, with 20-50,000,000 metric tons of e waste disposed of worldwide every year. The statistics and trends on e waste are startling:

  • The average mobile phone user buys or leases a new cell phone every 18 months.
  • In the US, consumers toss over 100 million mobile devices in the trash every year.
  • According to the EPA, well over 100,000 computers are discarded every day in the U.S. alone. That’s a staggering 40 million+ laptops and desktop computers each year!

Sadly, less than 15% of e waste is disposed of and recycled properly. Junk King of Marin is committed to improving that statistic.

The Problem with Improper e Waste Disposal

Most people know they shouldn’t just throw e waste into the garbage. But many don’t know what items are considered e waste and how they should be handled. Yet when e waste is not recycled properly, it often ends up in landfills either here at home or in developing countries, where it can cause serious harm.

So, what exactly is e waste? The term covers any and all discarded electronics that, when improperly disposed of, can potentially harm the ecosystem. That’s because many electronics contain heavy metals like lead, mercury, lithium, and other hazardous materials that pollute the air we breathe and the water we drink. In addition to electronics, items such as fluorescent bulbs and tubes, pesticides, paints, old medications, cleaning products, and other chemicals are forbidden to be put in your regular trash or poured down a drain or gutter because of the contaminants they contain.

Letting the Pros Handle Your e Waste Disposal

Proper e waste disposal and recycling is vital for your and the planet’s health. That means everyone needs to be vigilant about where they recycle and dispose of their old and discarded electronics.

Figuring out where to recycle those old electronics, especially because many e waste recyclers limit what they accept, is a struggle for many in the Bay area. And, unfortunately, many so called e waste recyclers don’t recycle and handle e waste disposal in a proper and sustainable way.

Junk King of Marin has extensive experience in proper e waste disposal practices. From computers to cell phones and televisions, we handle all your e waste needs whether it be through recycling, repurposing, or proper disposal. The superior service that our skilled and friendly teams bring to the job ensures a quick and efficient removal of all your e waste.

If you reside in Marin County and are looking for a socially responsible e waste disposal company, Junk King of Marin is the solution you’ve been looking for. Give us a call, text us a photo, or book an appointment online today and let us help you properly dispose of all your abandoned electronics.

Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Property Furniture Removal in Marin County

Furniture removal is not for homeowners and apartment dwellers alone. To be sure, Junk King of Marin hauls away a lot of furniture from houses, apartments, and other residential properties. But we also pick up and dispose of outdated and unwanted furniture from commercial properties such as offices, medical facilities, motels and hotels, restaurants, retail establishments, and more.

We can help with removing any and all your commercial furniture and furnishings.

Furniture Removal with Minimal Disruption

Furniture RemovalWhen Junk King of Marin handles removing your facility’s furniture, we understand how important it is that the job get done with as little interruption to your business’ day-to-day operations as possible. Our talented and experienced teams work closely with you, handling the breakdown of furniture as well as all other removal details, including coordinating with the building when necessary.

We take it all!

  • Filing cabinets and bookcases
  • Office desks, chairs, and credenzas
  • All sizes and shapes of tables including conference room furniture
  • Hotel/motel beds, sofas, tables, and desks
  • Rugs and drapes

We offer the area’s best furniture removal services and handle everything from standard office furnishings to specialized equipment.

We’re Marin County’s most eco-friendly furnishings removal service, too!  We make sure any of your still usable furniture makes its way to area recycling facilities and donation centers, helping to reduce waste that otherwise is sent to local landfills.

Professionalism and Experience

If you want the quickest and most efficient furniture removal available, we make it easy. Our years of expertise and commitment to outstanding customer service guarantees a stress free process for you and your employees. Our services feature:

  • Consistent communication that makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your crew during the entire furniture removal process.
  • Unbeatable prices.
  • Unparalleled reliability and performance that provides outstanding value.

Best of all, we bring you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your commercial property is safe and secure. Junk King of Marin is fully insured, so you and your employees are completely covered and protected during the entire removal process.

Junk King of Marin Goes the Extra Mile So You Don’t Have To

You have a business to run. Why handle a big job like furniture removal yourself? When you trust your company’s furniture removal services to Junk King of Marin, you can count on us to execute a quick and efficient move while respecting your needs and budget.

Ready to move forward with removing all the unused, unwanted furniture from your commercial space? We have the equipment and manpower to get the job done today. At Junk King of Marin, our goal is always to minimize disruption while efficiently removing all your old furniture. To learn more about all the services we offer or to get a quote get in touch with us today. You can even text us pictures of the furniture you want removed. And when you book online, you save!

Waste Collection: Top 5 Types of Waste

The EPA estimates that every year over 230 million tons of trash—nearly 5 pounds per person per day—is generated in the U.S. And that’s just items consumers put out after use for local waste collection: bottles, food, boxes, sofas, grass clippings, computers, refrigerators, and tires. What it doesn’t include are common items sent to landfills such as construction debris and other non-hazardous wastes.

Junk King of Marin’s professional, fast, and green removal services can help you dispose of all your unwanted junk and trash.

The 5 Kinds of Waste

Waste Collection Waste can be solid or liquid and may or may not be hazardous.

  • Solid waste is any garbage, rubbish, or refuse produced in a home or business.
  • Liquid waste is self-explanatory but may also include solid waste that has been converted to a liquid for disposal.
  • Organic waste includes plant and animal sources such as fruit and vegetable peels, flower trimmings, and even pet waste. They are biodegradable and many people compost them for use in the garden.
  • Recyclable waste covers materials that can potentially be processed into new and useful products. Aluminum cans, many plastics, glass bottles, and paper products often fall into this category.
  • Hazardous waste poses risks to the environment or public health and includes inflammables, reactives, corrosives, and toxic materials that can easily catch fire, explode, eat through metal, or poison animals and humans. Common household items that fall into this category include old propane tanks, fire extinguishers, and most pesticides.

Each type of material requires its own method of waste collection and disposal. Junk King of Marin can help you sort through and figure out which of your wastes can be recycle, reused, or repurposed, as well as which materials are considered hazardous.

Waste Collection and Disposal Practices

There are 4 major methods of household waste collection and disposal.

  1. Landfills are the most popular and involve burying waste underground.
  2. Incineration burns solid wastes at high temperatures, converting them into residue and gaseous products.
  3. Recovery and recycling takes useful unwanted junk and debris and processes it into new materials or forms of energy for heating, electricity, and fuel.
  4. Recycling converts waste materials into new products with the goal of preventing consumption of new raw materials and energy usage while reducing the volume of waste that ends up in landfills. It also aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air and water pollution so to preserve natural resources for future generations.

Junk King of Marin is Your Waste Collection Partner

Junk King of Marin encourages our residential and business customers to see recycling and repurposing as a philanthropic endeavor that reduces their environmental footprint. We’re passionate about the environment and our waste collection services are designed to serve and benefit our local communities while protecting the planet.

If you live in Marin County and need a socially responsible waste collection company that offers quality and friendly service, we’re the one to call! We have long considered ourselves a leader in green-based waste removal services. We are North America’s green junk removal company! Our professional and friendly crews make quick work of sorting and hauling away every type of waste from your home or business facility.

To learn more about our waste collection and other debris removal services, give us a call, text us a photo, or book an appointment online today! We look forward to serving you!