Monthly Archives: July 2019

How to Dispose Your Broken Concrete

Between April and February of 2019, motorists reported falling concrete from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, the bay crossing that connects Richmond to Marin County. Reports indicated that these concrete chunks were as large as baseballs and footballs. They caused some damage to vehicles, but no injuries were reported. Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority quickly removed the debris from the roadway, and they have begun to fix the problem by replacing more than two dozen aging steel joints.

Broken ConcreteYou’re unlikely to have as big a problem as the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on your property in Marin, but broken concrete is a common issue for most property owners in the area. When concrete breaks, you want to get rid of it quickly. Not only is broken concrete unpleasant to look at, but it can also be dangerous to those walking around it. Junk King Marin can handle your disposal quickly.

What Causes Broken Concrete?

Concrete on your property can brake for a variety of reasons. Due to Northern California’s seismic activity, earthquakes are most likely one of the primary causes of cracks in your driveway, sidewalks, and other walking paths. Even very small quakes that you can’t feel can cause breakage. While Marin’s climate is relatively mild, extreme weather conditions like freezing and heatwaves can cause the ground underneath the concrete to shift, and this can lead to breaking as well. It’s also possible that you might have caused concrete to break by overloading the slab. Concrete can only carry so much weight before it breaks.

You may also want to break concrete yourself with a jackhammer or other tools in order to make way for other construction. If this is the case, we can provide a large dumpster at your site when work starts, or we can arrange a direct pick up right when you need it.

Fixing Your Concrete

If your broken concrete appeared at a critical structure or important aesthetic location on your property, your top priority may be to get the problem fixed as quickly as possible. There are many different ways to do this. You can try to fix the problem yourself by mixing cement in a large wheelbarrow, or you can hire a professional contractor to handle the job if you don’t have the time or resources.

Easy Broken Concrete Disposal

Before you can start your new concrete project, you need to get rid of the broken debris. At Junk King Marin, we can help you get rid of your broken concrete quickly and with little fuss. We can also pick up on other yard debris or junk on your property that you no longer want. We eliminate the need for you to visit the dump or landfill. Call us or visit our website today to schedule a pickup.

Green Waste Collection: The Best Way to Dispose of Green Waste

The lush greenery of Marin is beautiful to look at throughout the year, but with that beauty comes a lot of plant debris that can clutter up your property. What is the best way to get rid of all this dead plant life? In some places, it’s legal to burn your green waste, but California has very strict laws on this practice. It’s much easier, safer and faster to hire a professional green waste collection company.

At Junk King, we’re committed to collecting your green waste quickly and safely while disrupting your way of life as little as possible. We’re prepared to take care of your debris on a regular basis or after storms or special projects. You can sit back and relax while we do all the hard work.

What Qualifies as Green Waste?

Green Waste DisposalNot everything in your yard will be categorized as green waste, but almost anything natural and organic should be eligible for our green waste collection services. Here are some of the things that qualify:

  • Grass clippings
  • Dead leaves
  • Tree branches
  • Trimmed bushes
  • Flower cuttings
  • Extra soil and sod
  • Old lumber and timber

This type of debris can be difficult to manage because it never stops accumulating throughout the year. Even if you take care of it regularly, you can quickly overflow any green waste bins provided by your Marin trash company. Green waste can be even harder to manage if you recently had a renovation project at your home where the builders didn’t fully clean up after themselves.

Our Eco-Friendly Solutions

Many homeowners treat their green waste like any other type of trash. They throw it in the garbage and it goes to the landfill with everything else. This not only takes up valuable space at the landfill, but it also ignores the opportunity that decomposing plant life can present. Sending this waste may also require transportation if the trash company doesn’t have room to move it themselves. Other homeowners may attempt to use a chipper to break down their green waste, but this process can be expensive and fraught with safety risks.

At Junk King, we can make the most of your green waste. We’re dedicated to the responsible, eco-friendly distribution of your debris. That means some waste will go towards composting to create fertilizer for agriculture while other materials may be reused for building projects. We’ll use our time and resources to distribute your green waste to locations where it can have the most use. We have large trucks that can transport a ton of material.

Free Estimate for Green Waste Collection

If you have green waste on your property ready to move, you can get a free estimate from Junk King Marin right away by contacting us by phone or online. We’ll discuss your green waste collection needs and come up with a fair and affordable price. We’re also prepared to pick up any non-green waste you may have on your property from old appliances and electronics to furniture and ordinary trash. Contact us at Junk King Marin today and say goodbye to green waste and other junk.