Category Archives: Electronics

Avoid Identity Theft With Proper E Waste Disposal Methods

Avoid Identity Theft With Proper E Waste Disposal Methods Junk-King MarinIdentity theft has become a major concern, not only for regular people but for entire companies. Every customer you have and every employee who has ever passed through your doors has a life that needs a special sort of protection — information. The problem is, far too often employers and companies in general neglect to protect information on older computer and other electronic hardware. This is where E waste disposal comes in.

How is Information Lost in Old Electronics?

Electronics contain all sorts of information about everyone you know or have had interactions with. In the modern world, electronics transmit data everywhere and are the receptacles of people’s lives in many practical ways. Everything from bank account and credit card information to Social Security numbers and personal addresses can be found in electronics. What many people forget is that in an electronic device, information stays until it is erased and recorded over. Because of this, one must be extremely careful when disposing of electronic devices to avoid losing their information. E waste disposal is a basic method of handling this problem.

Whenever an electronic device is thrown out anywhere, the information contained in it becomes public property. In many municipalities, putting out trash means it is effectively no longer your private property. So without E waste disposal, many companies and private individuals are putting out as much information as if they left their credit card, bank statement and driver’s license right out on the street for anyone to pick up at their leisure. E waste disposal has as its main purpose the elimination of this problem, although many people are still not even aware that electronics in the trash can pose such a risk to their information security.

Aren’t Broken Electronics Safe from Snooping?

The problem with folks who do not know why E waste disposal is so important is that many do not realize how much information can be gleaned from broken technology. Computers, phones, and sometimes even web routers may contain data that can be used against the person to devastating effect. Your identity, or that of an employee or customer, can be stolen and used for many kinds of nefarious activities.

The data on hard disks is stored physically, which means it may be accessible even if the device does not work. This is similar to how there are devices that can use a computer hard drive as a separate disk drive. A thief with some savvy and patience may be able to access a treasure trove of illicit gains this way.

Who is at Risk Without E Waste Disposal?

A better question to ask would be, who is not at risk? Any person who has used your systems in a manner that should be secured could be risking their information. Worse, an employee accessing your servers for completely innocent reasons will use their password — which could give a thief total, difficult-to-trace access to your entire company databases. Without E waste disposal, you may have to change every username and password in your entire system to ensure data safety.

What is E Waste Disposal?

E waste disposal is a method by which electronic components can be scrapped, cleaned of all their data and then put into new electronic devices later on. Through this method, your information can be kept safe without taking drastic measures. In some cases, this may be tax deductible as an expense item. Further, it is an environmentally friendly action that your customers may like.

E waste disposal is a great way to get rid of old electronics. It also keeps your data from thieves.

 

Moving? 5 Tips to Keep it Green with Junk Removal

Moving? 5 Tips to Keep it Green with Junk Removal Junk-King Marin While we’ve all moved, few of us have consciously made a “green move”. A green move involves a bit of preparation and plenty of junk removal. The first step in any green move is to drastically reduce the amount that you have to haul. This is precisely why a professional junk removal service is essential to a quick, clean, light and easy move.

Eliminate Everything That is Unnecessary with Junk Removal

When it is time to make your next move, do not merely load up all of your belongings into boxes and stack them into a moving truck. Go through all of your possessions from clothing to appliances and electronics to determine what you really need. Create separate piles for “must haves”, “donations” and “junk removal”. Then hold a garage sale and call up Junk King to get rid of everything that is not truly necessary for your new digs. With less items to move, you will have decreased costs as movers typically charge according to the weight of your items.

Rent Plastic Crates

Instead of asking friends and family for used boxes, go ahead and rent plastic crates. Plastic crates can be reserved online, delivered and then picked up at your new digs. This is a much more green option than using those old cardboard boxes that tend to break when carried.

Consider the Type of Moving Truck

Nowadays, it is possible to research the types of moving trucks that various moving companies use. A surprising number of moving companies are using trucks that operate on comparatively clean biodiesel. It might take half an hour of research and a couple phone calls to find a local moving company that has these types of green trucks but you will be doing your part to preserve the environment.

Use Eco-friendly Moving Supplies

Aside from the plastic crates mentioned above, there are all sorts of planet-friendly moving supplies available for those who need to make a move. You can find 100% recyclable packing materials that will keep Earth green and clean. You can even obtain biodegradable eco-bubble wrap for your move as well. Don’t be afraid to ask your moving company for used boxes or crates made of recyclable materials as well. Plenty of these companies will even provide you with a refund if you return unused boxes at the end of the move.

Use Real Popcorn Instead of Foam Popcorn

While it is tempting to use foam peanuts and popcorn to secure your fragile items in moving boxes, do not give into temptation. You can do the environment a big favor by using real popcorn. Go ahead and pop the kernels but don’t add the salt and butter! Real popcorn can fill in the gaps in your boxes to keep your fragile items safe and sound throughout the moving process. This way, you won’t have to trash the foam peanuts or let them sit in the basement until your next move. Once you have settled into your new digs, feed your used popcorn to the birds to complete the ultimate green move.

Lean on Junk-King to Facilitate Your Green Move

The junk removal experts at Junk-King are ready to help you make your move as green as possible. Give us a call today and we will schedule a two-hour window for the pickup of all of your junk. We can remove just about anything (as long as it’s non-hazardous) from your home or business. We won’t make a mess and we will make every effort to reuse, recycle or donate your unwanted items. Reach out to us by dialing 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK) or visit our website.

How to Recycle a Computer and Other E-Waste

How to Recycle a Computer and Other E-Waste Junk-King MarinThe phrase, “please recycle,” has been taken very seriously here at Junk-King over the last decade, as we’ve been able to provide both businesses and residences with a number of ways to contribute to the collective environmental cause. Aside from hauling literally tons of unwanted household items away and putting them to good use elsewhere, many of our customers are still inquiring about how to properly dispose of or recycle their old computers and a number of other electronic devices as well.  Also known as E-waste, this category also includes printers/copiers, keyboards, fax machines, TVs, CGA and monochrome monitors, cell phones, stereos, and the list continues; in fact, most anything containing circuitry, heavy metals and hard plastics together can either be refurbished or broken down into parts and recycled.

Reasons to Recycle E-Waste

One of the main reasons why we recycle and/or refurbish any of the above items can be attributed to the toxicity factor. Many of these items contain copper, lead, mercury, and other potentially harmful components, which have proven to cause a number of health-related issues if not handled in a safe manner. We can no longer risk throwing these items in the garbage and having them hauled off and buried in landfills. Over time, these elements can contaminate the soil, which can lead to some serious problems down the road. During heavier rain periods, discarded contaminants can eventually reach the surface and turn into toxic water runoff. With our current water supply diminishing as each day passes, the last thing we need is another environmental problem to deal with. This is one of the reasons why we urge everyone to recycle their digital devices.

How to Recycle E-Waste the Easy Way

Junk-King specializes in doing the hard work for you when it comes to safely removing unwanted E-waste from your business or your home. You can do it yourself if you can possibly manage the time, or you can save yourself some time, trouble and money by allowing us to do what we do best. Junk-King has been working with a variety of charitable organizations for years, and we’re very much in tune with the process. To recycle your electronic items is a great way to keep things green, yet donating your used wares can serve those in your community and beyond with the tools they need to succeed. No matter the case, many people will benefit from either of these services we provide. It’s also important to point out that many of these items can be used as tax deductions when going through the proper channels. While saving money seems to be on most everyone’s mind, you can book an appointment online and save yourself an extra $30.00 or simply give us a call and we’ll take care of the details.

Whether you own a business, a home, or both, Junk-King also takes pride in the promise that no job is too big or too small, unless you’re only looking for a place to dispose of your old cell phone; we’ll let you recycle that one on your own.

How Often Should You Recycle?

How will you know when it’s time to recycle? Most businesses will have their E-waste items picked up every six months or so, while homeowners often do this as an annual housecleaning sort of thing. You may also want to keep in mind that Junk-King has no problem with mixed loads of disposables. From electronics to fridges to mattresses, we’ll haul it all in one fell swoop. Problem solved!

Junk Removal For Garage Sales

Junk Removal For Garage Sales Junk King MarinHolding a garage sale is a great way to get rid of most your useless junk, and walk away with a wad of cash in the process. What’s more, a running a garage sale is super easy — all you need to do is put together a couple of cheap cardboard signs and scatter all of your junk all around the front yard. Then, you can just sit back, relax and wait until a passerby to ask you about that old table that has been sitting in the basement for the past three or four years.

All of that is pretty awesome, but if you’re like most people, you have probably hoarded away enough stuff to decorate almost an entire house, so you probably won’t sell every last piece of junk that you lay out on your front yard. So what do you do with everything after your garage sale is officially over? The answer to this question is simple: hire a professional junk removal service. Here is why you should go with a pro for your post-garage sale junk removal:

With junk removal, you don’t have to keep your junk

You’re hosting a garage sale to get rid of your junk, and you shouldn’t be forced to toss whatever is left over back into your garage, attic or basement. Junk removal service ensures that this won’t happen, because your leftover junk will end up somewhere else.

You don’t have to worry about any curious thieves wandering onto your property

Even junk can be tempting for a thief. If yours sits out, then a thief could invade your property, creating a dangerous situation, so junk removal is a must to avoid this problem.

Why you shouldn’t handle your junk removal yourself

You don’t have as big of a clean up job after your garage sale is over

It may have been easy to scatter all of your junk around the yard, but cleaning it up won;t be so easy — unless you decide to work with a professional junk removal service. They will do most of the cleanup work for you.

You don’t have to figure out where all of your junk is supposed to go

If you decide to get rid of your extra junk, you have to figure out where you can legally dump it. For this, different materials have different rules, so you will have to call all around town to see if there is even anywhere that will accept your junk at all.. A pro junk removal service makes this a non-factor, because they already know where to take everything.

You don’t have to throw your back out trying to lift your heavier junk

Furniture, older TVs and other types of weighty junk is difficult to carry. Not only is it heavy, but it is awkwardly built, so trying to move it around can be dangerous. While trying to move heavy stuff around, you can drop something on your foot, pull a muscle, hurt your shoulders or throw out your back. Junk removal pros can take this out of the equation as well.

You don’t have to spend all day trying to get all of your junk across town

Even after you’ve figured out where to put it and loaded it up, you still have to get your old stuff there — if a pro junk removal service isn’t doing the grunt work for you.

Dump your extra junk after you’ve sold the good stuff

Make your useless junk a non-factor by hiring a professional junk removal service. To learn more, contact Junk King, America’s Greenest junk removal service.

 

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.

Estate Clean-Out by Junk-King Marin

Estate Clean-Out by Junk-King MarinWhen your family is going through a major life transition, dealing with unwanted material goods can be quite aggravating. Focus on the important things you need to do, and leave the task of clearing out old belongings to someone else.

When you hire an estate clean-out by Junk-King Marin, you get friendly professionals who put your experience above all else. We respect your schedule and offer short windows for appointments. We show up on-time and get to work quickly. All you need to do is make the appointment and point to what needs to be cleaned out.

Find a little peace during a difficult time by bringing in professionals for an estate clean-out by Junk-King Marin. We help you get to the next phase, easier and faster.

The Process of an Estate Clean-Out by Junk-King Marin

When you’re ready, make the call to Junk-King or book online. We’ll provide a free estimate and schedule an appointment. When the time comes, we’ll show up on-time with the right manpower and equipment. You’ll receive a call when we’re on our way.

When we arrive, all you need to do is point to what you want taken away. Once you give us the green light, we’ll swiftly get to work. The entire process will be performed respectfully and professionally by our trained, uniformed staff.

We handle all kinds of junk and unwanted items. An estate clean-out by Junk-King Marin can take care of these items and more:

  • Furniture and mattresses
  • Appliances and electronics
  • Garbage and junk
  • Bulky items like hot tubs
  • Construction & renovation waste
  • Green waste

Why You Should Choose an Estate Clean-Out by Junk-King Marin

The process of clearing out a home can be demanding — emotionally and physically. Our friendly customer service and reliable labor ensure the best experience. You also want to know that all items will be recycled or disposed of properly. Junk King makes you feel good about your decision to hire junk removal services.

For every estate clean-out by Junk-King Marin, we pledge:

  • To offer friendly and helpful service, with satisfaction guaranteed
  • To provide upfront pricing
  • To honor appointment times
  • To sort and recycle or donate everything reasonably possible

Not only do we take care of all kinds of junk, but we also provide green disposal. When items can be donated to charity, we do so. When materials can be recycled rather than trashed, we do so. You get peace of mind from knowing that every estate clean-out by Junk-King Marin is as eco-friendly as possible.

Marin Electronics Recycling: Say No to Waste

Marin Electronics Recycling Say No to WasteEverybody loves the latest, greatest technology. But what do you do with the old stuff?

Most homes have an old tube TV or an obsolete desktop computer tower sitting around. In some cases, we end up with rooms and storage spaces full of unused, unwanted electronics collecting dust. This is why Marin electronics recycling is getting more and more popular.

Throwing electronics in the garbage poses some big environmental hazards. It’s also illegal to throw away certain kinds of e-waste in California.

So, why not make the call and arrange for Marin electronics recycling pickup from your friendly, local junk removal service? Get those electronics out of your way and make sure they’re handled responsibly—or even donated to charity. That’s a lot more useful than taking up space in your home.

Why E-Waste Is a Big, Dangerous Problem

Around the world and right here in Marin electronics recycling offers a smart, safe, responsible method of dealing with unwanted items. When added to landfill, electronics can lead to health hazards that everybody.

Electronic items cause a variety of environmental problems:

  • Releasing chemicals into the air
  • Contaminating rivers, lakes, oceans, and water supplies
  • Filling up landfill permanently
  • Wasting materials that took tons of fossil fuels to manufacture

Junk King can take care of Marin electronics recycling for items that shouldn’t go to waste:

  • Computers, laptops, monitors
  • Copy machines, fax machines, printers, and other peripherals
  • Television sets (old cathode ray tubes as well as various flat-screen types)
  • Cell phones and other mobile devices

Marin Electronics Recycling Options

Luckily, we have options around Marin County. If you just have one small appliance, you might wait for a recycling event or take it to an electronics store.

But what if you can’t wait for the next recycling date? What if you’ve let your attic fill up with discarded old electronics?

That’s why junk removal services work well for Marin electronics recycling. Junk King doesn’t just haul away regular garbage—we take virtually anything, including electronics. And just like we do with every bit of junk we haul away, we make sure to avoid waste and find recycling options for electronics.

If you have devices that still work, we can try to find a local non-profit or school. The greenest thing to do is to keep electronics in use. Otherwise, we have the resources to make sure that all sorts of electronics and all types of materials get recycled appropriately.

Your old PC doesn’t have to waste space in your home, and it doesn’t have to become hazardous waste in a landfill. Let Junk King haul your discards away and find local Marin electronics recycling methods for you.