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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!

Bring Your Junk To The Dump Vs. Hiring A Junk Removal Company

Bring Your Junk To The Dump Vs. Hiring A Junk Removal Company Junk King MarinIf you’re planning on visiting the local landfill to get rid of your unwanted appliances, chances are you may be in for a shock when you see how many recyclables are needlessly being dumped and buried.  When dealing with the DIY junk removal process, how will you know which items are unusable as opposed to which ones are worthy of refurbishing? While answers may vary, the main issue here is whether or not you should do this yourself or have a junk removal company come in and take care of the dirty work for you. The advantages and drawbacks listed below may help you make up your mind before making a decision.

DIY Junk Removal Expenses

The word expense isn’t entirely based on how much cash it’ll cost you haul your unwanted items away, yet it may be factored in heavily when deciding how to proceed. First off, having a vehicle big enough to get the job done is a crucial aspect, especially if you have to make more than one trip. Local landfills charge by the individual load; two trips will amount to twice the dumping fee, which also means spending more money on gas.

Aside from the money involved with DIY junk removal, other valuable commodities such as precious time and physical labor will enter the fold. Plan on spending at least half of the day loading and unloading and putting some extra wear and tear on your vehicle. With heavier items in particular, the physical strain of frequent lifting may also take its toll.

Junk Removal and the Trash-Treasure Principal

Truth be told; the junk removal business is mostly a numbers game for most refuse management companies. They’ll end up charging you a hefty fee and move onto the next customer as quickly as possible. Sorting through reusable items is less cost effective than outright dumping, which is a shameful practice by itself. When lining their pockets becomes more important than either recycling or donating salvageable items to people in need, it’s a little easier to see how the game is being played. If one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, needlessly dumping and burying said items can be considered not only wasteful, but immoral as well. It’s also important to  know that not all junk removal operations conduct their business this way; some actually care about what they’re doing to help charitable causes while being environmentally sound as an added bonus.

Junk-King to the Rescue

The folks at Junk-King approach the environment and humanitarian work in a more serious manner. They’ll actually sort through your discarded wares and determine whether or not these items can be used elsewhere, but also recycle the ones that would eventually end up at the city dump, thus putting a completely different spin on the junk removal process.

Junk-King’s business model focuses upon hauling the least amount of actual refuse to landfills and disperses the remaining items to places where they’ll be appreciated the most. Appliances in need of minor repairs are handled accordingly and redistributed to a number of charitable organizations in the area. Those who may not be able to afford the cost of a new refrigerator, washer and dryer, sofa, or any other bulky appliance can rest a little easier knowing that the staff at Junk-King has their best interests at heart.

 The cost of junk removal can be handled in one of three ways. You can take it upon yourself to do the dirty work, hire some random company to dump it at the nearest landfill, or you can hire Junk-King to take care of things responsibly.

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.