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Great Uses for Broken Concrete Chunks

Great Uses for Broken Concrete Chunks Junk-King MarinLet’s say you’ve just finished doing some renovations to the landscaping in your front or backyard and you now have a bunch of broken concrete chunks lying around the premises. Should you have them hauled away or can you figure out a way to turn an eyesore into something attractive and/or useful? Having it hauled away may not be the most ecologically sound thing to do because you know where it’ll likely end up, yet getting a little creative with these excess chunks of urbanite (concrete from the city?) may add some flare and additional curb appeal to your home.

Broken Concrete and Flowerbeds

You may be surprised to find that broken concrete is being used to enhance the overall appearance of flowerbeds and walkways with a variety of decorative patterns. If you’ve got a green thumb, chances are you’ll want to allow your foliage arrangements to stand out by adding some pieces of broken concrete to the backdrop, thus giving it more of an attractive look with an array of decorative rock formations. When strategically placed within the greenery, you’d be amazed at how many different combinations can be used to solidify your garden. All it takes is a small shovel or trowel and a little bit of elbow grease to create a miniature oasis or two on your property. Many homeowners have also used broken pieces of concrete as a perimeter for their garden areas as well.

Broken Concrete and Clean Fill Projects

Clean fill is a term used in the world of concrete as an excellent type of filler for installing new driveways and backyard decks. Whether using asphalt or any other type of cement to pave your new driveway, pieces of broken concrete can be implemented as a solid filler while saving you some time, trouble, and money as well. And believe it or not, these chunks of concrete are solid foundation bonding agents, which can help to reduce the amount of cracking in your driveway over time. The same principle applies to backyard decks with raised foundations thus adding some sturdiness underneath the planks of wood.

Broken Concrete Walkways

One of the oldest and most battle-tested methods for using broken concrete is to build your very own walkway. Depending upon the overall landscape of your home, flagstone fragments are the most commonly used material for entry ways in the front yard, or encompassing backyard pools and flowerbeds. Although you may need to pour a little fresh concrete of your own, some amazing designs and patterns can be created. If you can possibly manage the time, collect all of your broken concrete slabs and envision how you want it to turn out. It’s a good idea to stake in some flexible wooden edgings and then place the concrete slab arrangement to your liking. You may need a rubber mallet, a few bags of fresh concrete and a wheelbarrow in order to complete the job, yet it’s a job well-worth completing, and it may turn out to be a lot of fun.

If none of these ideas sound like they’d be worth the time or the trouble, you can always call us at Junk-King or book an appointment online and we’ll be happy to pick up all of your broken concrete. You may also want to take comfort in the fact that we work very closely with a number of concrete recycling plants, meaning that your unwanted concrete will find a home and be used elsewhere, rather than cluttering up the nearest landfill. Either way, everybody wins!

Furniture Removal – Ways to Deal With Large Trash

Furniture Removal - Ways to Deal With Large Trash Junk King MarinWhether you’re downsizing, moving long distance, or combining households, if you have furniture you aren’t using anymore, figuring out how to get rid of it can be daunting. That doesn’t have to be the case. With the right information, getting unwanted furniture out of your way and out of your life.

Dos and Don’ts When it Comes to Furniture Removal:

Do: Donate Furniture in Good Condition

As the old saying goes, the poor are always with us. Many people who have lost homes to disasters, are fleeing abusive relationships, or are in otherwise difficult situations don’t have the financial resources to invest in even basic furnishings. Your old, unwanted (but still in good condition) items can help them achieve a decent quality of life. Donating to a charity or charity-run thrift store can also get you a donation credit, which can save you money on your taxes.

Do: Check if Your Community Has Large-Waste Pickup

Many municipalities have large-waste pickup days, which allow you a convenient way to dispose of unwanted large furniture. This may be the best option if you only have a few pieces to dispose of. However, there are some drawbacks. Community waste disposal may charge more than you want to pay for furniture removal, or may make a mess while loading your unwanted items into a standard garbage pickup truck (as large items can sometimes knock smaller pieces of trash out of the truck).

Do: Follow Hazardous Waste Disposal Rules

Though most furniture removal poses no threat to human health or the environment, some items may require special precautions. The chemical refrigerants contained inside most consumer-grade refrigerator coils, for example, are toxic and can easily contaminate the water table. California has some of the strictest health and environmental regulations in the country; disposes of hazardous waste in an improper manner can mean significant fines and even jail time. Save yourself and the planet some stress and follow the rules.

Don’t: Just Dump Your Stuff On the Curb or In a Dumpster

Most communities, including those in Marin County, have laws regarding proper furniture removal, and most private companies that serve the dumpsters at apartment complexes and public facilities have rules regarding dumping. Don’t be tempted to try DIY furniture removal using your curb or someone else’s dumpster. To do so may well be illegal and can cost you far more in fines than paying for proper, professional furniture removal would cost you.

Don’t: Donate Items From Smoking Homes

Many people searching for deals on furniture have health problems, including asthma and allergies. Even being around items removed from homes where people smoke can cause a reaction. You don’t want to be responsible for putting someone else’s health at risk. Also be aware that pets often have issues being around items that smell of cigarette smoke; dogs and cats have very sensitive noses, use scents to make sense of their world, and can suffer stress or health problems if exposed to persistent odors they aren’t familiar with or simply don’t like.

Don’t: Harm Yourself Lifting Your Furniture

Finally, don’t do DIY furniture removal if you have any back, leg, or other health problems that affect your ability to lift. Lifting heavy furniture can exacerbate (or sometimes even cause) serious back problems like slipped disks. Given how much health care costs in the current economy, DIY furniture removal isn’t worth it. What you save on a furniture removal service you’ll end up spending at the doctor.

For more information, contact us today. We’re ready and waiting to help you dispose of your unwanted items.

Mattress Recycling and Much More

Mattress Recycling and Much More Junk-King MarinIf you are planning a move and want to get rid of your old mattress, you likely won’t have any luck selling it. It will be a pain in the you know what to drag it out of the bedroom, through the hallway, down the stairs and out to the curb. It’ll sit there and serve as an annoying black eye on your otherwise beautiful property until the garbage crew comes through to pick it up. Unfortunately, that could take days, weeks or even a month if you live in a town with infrequent “large item” pickups. Instead, lean on the pros at Junk King to do your mattress recycling and general junk removal.

Junk King Does Mattress Recycling and Much More

Don’t let an old mattress become an inconvenience. Get it out of your hair quickly and easily by relying on the junk hauling aficionados at Junk King. We’re here for homeowners, hotel owners, hostels and any other person or business who is in search of a mattress recycling service. Yet we do more than mere mattress recycling. We remove just about anything that you no longer want. Whether it is an old bulky television, broken electronics, furniture, home appliances, yard debris or other non-hazardous items, we’ll dispose of it in the greenest manner possible.

Planet Earth and Posterity are Central to the Junk King Ethos

Junk King prides itself on operating America’s greenest junk removal service. This means that we won’t simply swing by, pick up your old mattresses and make a beeline to the landfill. That’s the antithesis of what we do here at Junk King. We take our time to sort through every junk haul to separate e-waste, paper, electronics, household goods, appliances and metals from one another. We then make every effort to either recycle these items or donate them to those in need. All in all, we recycle or re-purpose 60 percent of all the junk that we haul. That’s a claim that other junk haulers cannot make.

Junk King Services Homes as Well as Businesses

While we will gladly remove junk from homes, we have made significant strides to establish relationships with businesses that need junk hauled as well. We’ve become the premier business to business junk removal service on the continent. We’ve hauled junk away from storage companies, retailers of varying sizes, realtors, contractors, liquidators and property managers. We offer flexible payment plans for our business accounts with posterity in mind. We aim to develop a meaningful rapport with each customer and establish a long term relationship. We’re fully insured to guarantee that you and your staff will be protected no matter what when we’re hauling away your company’s junk. We also have an affiliate program to ensure that each partner can book a job with ease.

Junk King is Ready to Remove All of Your Unwanted Items

Junk King representatives are standing by to take your call. If you need anything removed from your property or need help with a move-out, we’re here for you. Just give us a call at 1-888-888-5865 to schedule an appointment. We’ll pencil you in for a two-hour increment on the day of your choice. When our crew is ready to haul away your junk, we’ll give you a call at least 15 minutes before their arrival. Our two man crew will introduce themselves, carefully transport your undesirables to our big red truck, clean up whatever resulting mess is made and be out of your way. We operate with the utmost efficiency in an effort to not interrupt your day any more than is necessary.

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.

Finish Your Furniture Removal With the Help of Junk-King Marin

Finish Your Furniture Removal With the Help of Junk-King MarinIf you own a home or business and need a furniture removal service or other junk hauled away, Junk-King is the business to call. We operate a junk hauling service that eliminates your clutter in the most green manner possible. Our commitment to recycling the materials that we collect is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what separates us from the competition. We’ve been operating for over a decade because of our attention to detail, speed and superior customer service.

Eliminate the Stress of Furniture Removal

The next time that you clean out your home, business, backyard or anything else, don’t worry about the extra hassle of disposing all of the debris. You’ve done the brunt of the work and you shouldn’t have to worry about the hauling process. There are all sorts of rules as to what you can and can’t dispose, what sorts of items can’t be put out to the curb and so on. Lean on Junk-King so that you do not have to worry about any of that.

Green Furniture Removal

Chances are that most home and business owners dread the dumpster renting process and the thought of hauling their old items to landfills that are overflowing with waste. After a large clean-up project or a move, furniture removal is the last thing that you should have to worry about. Junk-King is here to make your life easier. We’ll remove your unnecessary items with our unique green model to cut down on landfill waste. We are proud to recycle and/or donate at least 60 percent of the items that we collect. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing that the majority of your junk is either recycled or actually goes into the hands of those who can benefit from them.

How a Furniture Removal Company can Facilitate your Move or Clean Out

Before loading up a truck, dragging items out to the curb or researching dumpster rental services, consider how a furniture removal company can help. All you need to do is select an appointment date and time that works for your schedule, be there in a two hour window that you’ve selected and you’ll soon be enjoying a lovely clutter free space. We’ll even give you a call 15 minutes before we arrive so that you know exactly when we are coming. It’s really that easy. You won’t have to be saddled with worries about how to eliminate your old sundries when you lean on the professionals here at Junk-King.

Many people assume that junk removal services only haul off enormous items that can’t be picked up by local garbage removal squads. While other companies might strictly limit the items that they pick up, Junk-King provides an array of helpful services. We remove/recycle furniture, televisions, appliances, hot tubs, computers, electronics, mattresses, refrigerators, debris, yard waste and more. We’re also proud to perform foreclosure, attic and basement clean outs. We’ll remove just about anything but for the hazardous items that can’t be disposed of due to local and federal laws. As long as your items are not hazardous or flammable, we’ll haul them away quickly and professionally.

Junk-King Marin is a Phone Call Away

Contact Junk-King Marin today and our two-man crew will soon arrive with our signature big red truck. We’ll promptly remove your items and sweep up the area afterward. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today. You can reach us by phone at (707) 744-4254 / 1.888.888.JUNK (5865) or check us out on the world wide web at /locations/marin. You can also fill out our contact form here.