Category Archives: Demolitiion

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.

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.

 

Hiring a Debris Box to Responsibly Dispose of Construction and Demolition Waste

Bringing a commercial building or home up to speed with a fresh round of renovations can add value to the property and increase its curb appeal. Likewise, many new constructions start by demolishing the previous property and getting to work on the new one.

All of these things – renovations, demolitions and constructions – can create a lot of construction waste that needs to be properly handled to keep everyone, and the environment, safe.

So, what exactly is construction waste and how can you responsibly dispose of it?

Construction and Demolition Waste 

Construction waste is usually considered together with demolition waste and simply called construction and demolition waste. Examples of construction and demolition waste include things detritus from:

  • Laying Drywall
  • Foundations
  • Driveways and Roads
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Home Insulation

Even though the Environmental Protection Agency provides a comprehensive list in its report, Characterization of Building-related Construction and Demolition Debris in the United States, most construction and demolition waste is handled at the state level. Hiring-a-Debris-Box-to-Responsibly-Dispose-of-Construction-and-Demolition-Waste-Junk-King-Marin-CA

Construction and demolition (C&M) waste in California has been estimated to include more than 10% of landfill materials, and potentially as much as 30% during high construction seasons and regional real estate booms. On average, California’s landfills see over four million tons of construction and demolition waste every year.

http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/condemo/CaseStudies/DGSDiversion.pdf

This is potentially pretty serious since the insulation found in construction and demolition waste can contain asbestos and some heavy metals like lead are used when wiring up new buildings. Deciding what to do with gypsum boards, PVC siding and construction rubble after a buildout can pose issues.

Responsible Disposal of C&M Waste 

One of the best ways to avoid construction and demolition waste making its way to landfills is by recycling on-site. Using a debris box to store inert materials used in brickwork and asphalt paving is an excellent way to go green and reuse a lot of these materials.

Recycling these kinds of materials on-site can save a ton of money on construction and help the environment at the same time. You can crush a lot of these materials up and use them again as your road base and fill.

If that’s not an option for you, or if you just want your construction debris off of your hands right away to make room for new tenants or new customers, then you can also use a debris box to safely transport your construction and demolition waste off of your property and put it in route to the closest landfill.

Segregating Your Construction Waste

It can also be cost-efficient and just plain convenient for businesses to consider segregating their construction waste. Why’s that? In California a lot of recycling plants recognize the utility of recycled brick, asphalt and concrete to other constructions and, therefore, accept these materials at no additional cost.

This means that if you segregate your construction and demolition waste from the outset using separate debris boxes, you could reap huge savings on your new constructions, help out other businesses and do right by the planet.

It’s important to think all of this through at the beginning of your construction, though, since you can do a better job of segregating out your construction waste when you can keep reusable materials like asphalt from being contaminated by, for instance, construction debris that contains heavy metals.

Hauling Your Waste Off-site

You can also commission a junk haul company in your area to take your construction debris to landfills and recycling centers for you. Once safely transported, rubble, wood and asphalt can be repurposed at the recycling center and put to productive future use. Click here to get started.

Disposal Options for Construction Waste and Concrete

Disposal Options for Construction Waste and Concrete Junk-King MarinConstruction waste includes a variety of the different materials left over from remodeling or renovating homes, businesses, or public recreational areas. Often times these materials can be considered hazardous or toxic, whether coming from your home, yard, or various construction sites in the immediate area.

And believe it or not, even concrete can pose a threat to human health when broken down into smaller pieces, as the miniscule particles can create airborne sicknesses and other health-related complications. Here at Junk-King, our primary concern is keeping you and your family from being exposed to these various types of construction waste and properly dispose of these elements before anything bad happens and do our best to avoid Murphy’s law altogether.

What Qualifies as Construction Waste?

Construction waste can range anywhere from asbestos to window frames; everything else in between may include rebar and other metals, electrical wiring, nails, insulation, plywood, drywall, roofing materials, and different types of concrete. Disposing of these materials quickly is our primary objective, as we’ll sort through each type of construction waste, categorize it, and haul it off to its proper destination. While some of these items are recyclable, others require special handling, and our team is prepared to deal with each item of refuse accordingly. The potentially harmful materials, are often packaged and sealed before transport, and in some cases, deposited into 55 gallon drums prior to being hauled off to a disposal facility. These types of materials will be removed from your site first, mainly because it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Recyclable Construction Waste

Many post-demolition construction waste items can be recycled, which includes different types of concrete. Clean concrete, also known as concrete free of any other debris, is put through a crushing machine and then recycled. The same principle applies to bricks and other types of masonry, which is much better than the old-school way of carting it off to the nearest landfill. Other materials such as lumber, metals, rigid plastics, and attic insulation can be recycled as well. It may take us a little extra time sorting through the rubble, but after all is said and done; a majority of said construction waste will be on its way to a number of recycling destinations.

Junk-King; the Construction Waste Alternative

While many construction sites are accompanied by huge bin receptacles, the refuse is often dumped into these bins and off to the landfills they go! No sorting through potentially reusable items; in fact, no sorting at all! It’s not illegal, but it is upsetting to see how some could care less about protecting the environment when it’s constantly in peril. We take construction waste, or any other refuse for that matter, very seriously, and we’re doing all we can to get the word out about how recycling is really making a significant difference in the community. Instead of making unwanted materials a problem, we’re making them a part of a much-needed solution.

If you’re in need of having any of the above-mentioned construction waste-related services performed, you can give us a call at our toll-free number or book an appointment online and save up to $30.00 as a bonus. If you haven’t used our services yet, Junk-King also specializes in properly disposing of and/or refurbishing all types of household appliances, furniture, and many other bulk items as well. As it stands, we’ll either match or beat any other written estimate, guaranteed! Still not convinced? Read our customer reviews and maybe you’ll see why Junk-King stands proud at the top of the heap!

Got Junk? Junk-King Does the Hauling For You!

Got Junk?  Junk-King Does the Hauling For You! Junk King MarinIf you are looking for a junk hauler to tackle every type of job, no matter how big, small or complex, look no further. Junk King is here to help you clear out your junk, whether it is yard waste, old appliances, furniture or just about anything else. Hauling is our business and we do it in the most environmentally responsible way possible.

Lean on the Junk Hauling Pros

You’ve likely taken a look at some of the junk removal options out there. You can rent a dumpster, but that’s a pain. It’ll clutter your beautiful yard, smell bad and you’ll have to do all of the work yourself. You could put your items out to the curb but that’s quite the hassle and city garbage services only remove certain items. The best option is to let the professionals at Junk King do all the hauling. You can kick back and relax while our junk removal experts discard your undesirables.

How Junk King is Different

Junk King is proud to have separated itself from the competition in a number of ways. Aside from being fast, courteous and affordable, we’re the greenest junk removal service in America. While other junk haulers collect unwanted sundries and dump them in the nearest landfill, we take a more environmentally friendly approach that keeps posterity in mind. We’ve been recycling junk for over a decade by sorting each haul for e-waste, metals, textiles, paper etc. Our staff goes to great lengths to ensure that your junk will either find a new home, be recycled or be disposed of in a green manner. You’ll rest easy knowing that your unwanted items are going to those in need. You might even end up using your old junk once again in the future after it has been recycled. No other junk hauling company can say that it has a recycling hub like ours. We do all that we can to prevent the overfilling of landfills and the degradation of the planet. We’d like you to join us on our mission.

When you do business with Junk King, you are doing business with down to Earth people. The company was founded back in 2005 by two friends in San Carlos, CA. Operations have since expanded throughout Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties. We were intent on building a sustainable and green junk hauling business so we decided that at least 60 percent of all junk hauls should be recycled or donated. Junk King has not deviated from this promise. We like to think of our business as a reflection of California’s lush greenery, vast open spaces and coastal glory.

We’re Ready to Haul Your Junk Away

If you need your junk hauled, your yard cleaned or assistance with a move-out, give us a call. We’ll schedule a two-hour window for the arrival of our big red truck and two man crew. We’ll give you a call before we arrive so that you know exactly when we’ll start hauling. We can remove junk from anywhere on your land or in your home or business. Once we load up your junk, we’ll clean up after ourselves and proceed to recycle, reuse, donate or in the worst case scenario, dispose of your junk. We can take anything that is non-hazardous. Even if it is incredibly bulky, we’ll find a way to haul it. We do it all, from mattresses to home appliances and furniture. So give us a call today and schedule an appointment to get rid of that annoying junk once and for all. You can reach Junk King by dialing 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK).

Fast and Comprehensive Trash Removal With a Conscience

Fast and Comprehensive Trash Removal With a Conscience Junk-King MarinIf you live or work in Marin, Sonoma or Napa county, Junk-King is ready to serve you. We haul away just about everything that you could possibly need to dispose of. All you have to do is point us in the direction of your trash, yard debris or other items and our crew will take care of all your trash removal.

As Green as Trash Removal Gets

Junk-King is the area’s top hauling franchise for good reason. We remove just about everything, whether it is big, small, messy or something that falls in between. We’ll do more than merely take it off of your property. We take the extra step to dispose of items in the “greenest” manner possible. Nearly two thirds of all the materials that we collect will be either recycled or donated. You really can feel good about hiring Junk-King to eliminate your trash. You’ll know that it is going into good hands and it won’t damage the environment in the slightest.

Our business is more environmentally responsible than our competitors because we take the extra step to consider how to dispose of items in a manner that will not harm our precious environment. This involves the use of a special recycling hub to sort metals, ewaste, textiles, household goods and other items. We’re the only trash removal company to utilize such a recycling hub. We have also invested in large hauling trucks that are nearly one quarter bigger than those of our competitors. These trucks allow us to use less gasoline, create less pollution and haul your items in less time at a much more affordable rate.

Lean on the Experts to Remove Your Junk

We started out with humble beginnings as a two-man team in a San Carlos garage. We now have nearly 60 franchises across 22 states including Canada. Our goal hasn’t changed from day one. We aim to provide fast and accurate service, cut down on unnecessary landfill waste and offer competitive prices to our customers. We’ve excelled because we make the trash removal process as simple as possible. All you have to do is give us a ring at 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK), choose an appointment date and time that fits into your schedule and our team will give you a call about 15 minutes before they arrive. They’ll promptly remove your clutter. All you have to do is relax and enjoy all of your newfound space.

What We’ll Take Away

If you are hesitant to hire a junk removal company because you question whether anyone would be willing to pick up your items, don’t toss out the idea just yet. We remove just about anything from homes and businesses. We can dispose of your trash, yard waste, furniture, electronics, appliances, hot tubs, large appliances, televisions, computers, refrigerators and mattresses. There is no job too large or strenuous for our junk experts. We only draw the line when it comes to hazardous materials that the federal government bars us from disposing of. In general, we’ll take your junk away as long as it doesn’t create an environmental hazard or have the potential to cause a fire.

Contact Junk King Marin Today

Find out why we are the number one rated junk removal company in all of North America. Give us a ring at 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK) and we’ll provide you with a free quote. You’ll find that our rates are quite competitive. Yet we’re more than just an affordable junk removal service. Our “green” ethos gives you invaluable peace of mind.  You’ll know that your items will be disposed of without compromising the planet’s integrity.

What Do I Do with Construction and Demolition Debris?

What Do I Do With Construction and Demolition Debris Junk-King MarinBefore you begin your next construction or renovation project, do you know what to do with all that wood, metal, and drywall?

“What Do I Do with Construction and Demolition Debris?”

The simplest and best solution is professional junk removal for safe, fast, eco-friendly service that empowers professionals and DIY hobbyists alike.

Debris Removal for Construction & Demo Crews

Every job site has different needs. When the volume of debris runs high or you simply don’t have the space to let junk pile up, you may even need to get rid of the debris repeatedly throughout the project.

If the crew is still working and you find yourself looking around, wondering “What do I do with construction and demolition debris this time?,” you need to make the call for junk removal services. We show up after calling ahead with 15 minutes’ notice.

Debris Removal for Home Renovators

Knocking out a wall? Renovating an entire home to flip? The DIY crowd is accomplishing great things these days. With big projects, that questions comes up again: “What do I do with construction and demolition debris?”

Thankfully, the answer is simple: book online or make a phone call… and that’s it! Junk haulers are your ace up the sleeve when it’s time for cleanup.

Junk Removal vs. Dumpster Rental

When someone asks “what do I do with construction and demolition debris,” remember that somebody has to haul off the junk eventually.

Junk haulers save you time, energy, and resources:

  • Junk removal lets you focus on what you do best. When the debris piles up, you call us to haul it off. No planning ahead. No dedicated space on the lot or in the roadway. Your team doesn’t need to do extra work to get the junk into a dumpster first.
  • Dumpster rental forces you to guess how much debris you will create. Dumpsters often cause property damage and you do all the work yourself.

Eco-friendly Construction Waste Handling

You know how to recycle glass and plastic at home, but you may be looking at all the junk created by your latest project and think “What do I do with construction and demolition debris without just dumping it in a landfill?”

We have an eco-friendly system of recycling all construction waste that we possibly can and responsibly disposing of everything else. It’s important to us, and it’s important to the people of Marin and Sonoma counties. Think of us as your ally for eco-friendly construction debris.

What Do I Do with Construction and Demolition Debris? Make the Call!

When the question is, “what do I do with construction and demolition debris?,” the answer is Junk King. Call 1.888.888.JUNK (5865) or book online for your appointment.