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Yard Debris Giving You a Headache? Get a Free Estimate for Professional Debris Removal!

Yard debris, sometimes called green waste or agricultural waste, includes things like grass clippings, flower cuttings, and hedge trimmings.

Unlike e-waste, most of your yard debris is biodegradable and able to be broken down into simple organic byproducts or even used as compost to help grow healthy soil and more plants.

Still, debris removal is definitely one of the most requested services at Junk King, especially when folks have a half dozen or more large trash bags overflowing with leaves at this time of the year.

Going Green with Professional Yard Debris Removal 

Debris Removal Calling local sanitation or bringing yard waste to the dump isn’t really the best option because your green waste might not go to the best use and wind up further clogging a landfill somewhere.

Most people don’t even have the cargo space in their car to bring it all to the dump in one trip anyway.

Another option is renting a chipper, but that option’s fraught with its own hazards if you’ve never broken down yard waste like this before. And then there’s the expense – chippers can cost hundreds of dollars per day to rent.

That leaves professional debris removal. This is usually a more affordable option than a chipper, and an eco-friendly junk removal service like Junk King is dedicated to responsible recycling and reuse wherever possible.

Junk King takes a whole host of items loosely categorized under yard waste. Debris disposal includes green waste that you’d associate with landscaping work or weekend projects as well as leftover debris from home renovations.

Yard Debris from Landscaping and Weekend Projects 

On the greener side of things, yard debris removal at Junk King includes: branches, clippings, tree stumps, extra soil and sod, and all kinds of landscaping debris like grass and bush clippings. Junk King takes other kinds of yard debris as well.
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Waterlogged lumber, leftover plasterboard, corrugated iron, shingles, frames, fencing, and old windows can all be conveniently hauled off in terms of yard debris removal in one of Junk King’s huge trucks that feature 20% more volume than competitor’s and a guarantee to beat any written estimate.

Having your old lumber and timber – lumber is sawed and cut whereas timber is rougher wood stock or even an entire tree - taken off your hands shores up room in your yard and could even lend a helping hand to the environment.

  • Reusing Wood for Construction and Mulch

Recycling and reusing old wood means less deforestation since less new timber needs to be cut for the same job.

The nice thing about having your lumber and timber taken by Junk King is that it can be used for other construction projects or even broken down and used for wood chips (an organic mulch) in the future.

Environmentally, California has made it illegal to burn wood on certain days because doing so could harm human health – through people breathing in too much of the fine particulate matter that the fumes let off – and harm the environment.

Junk King is tirelessly committed to doing the right thing and takes green debris removal and environmental conservation seriously.

Raked leaves can be used again as mulch if you don’t have the time, inclination, or green thumb to make that happen yourself whereas grass clippings make a very usable mulch for garden beds.
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Junk King can remove as much yard debris – including plasterboard, stubborn tree trunks, cut-down bushes, fencing, windows, shingles, and corrugated iron - as you want.

Here’s where you can book online and save $20 on your next yard debris removal appointment. Junk King is a full-service yet environmentally conscious junk removal company.

3 Secrets To Organizing Your Garage

If you have been thinking about organizing your garage, do not delay one more moment. Organizing the garage can be a bit of a pain but once you get it done, you'll feel a sense of relief and you'll have a beautiful looking garage where you can find everything with ease. Let's take a look at a few secrets that will help you get the job done efficiently and thoroughly.

Tip #1: Take Care of Those “Dump and Forget” Spaces First

Just about every garage has one or more “dump and forget” areas that homeowners put their excess items into. We are all guilty of dropping things off in these spaces and trying to forget about just how messy that part of the garage has become. Organizing the garage will be much easier if you tend to this space first. Go through all those extraneous items and figure out what you are likely to use in the future, what can be scrapped and what can be donated. Do yourself and your family an enormous favor by eliminating as much as possible. Doing so will clear out the unnecessary items, make it easier to find what you need and also boost the garage's aesthetics. Once you get this dreaded space out of the way, the rest of the garage will be quite easy to organize in comparison.

Tip #2: Create Boundaries While Organizing Your Garage

Organizing your garage means establishing specific places for specific items. These “zones” will help you keep the garage organized across posterity as long as you inform everyone in the house about which items belong in certain spaces. Ideally, the center of the garage will be reserved for your vehicle(s). However, you should take care to leave some additional space so you can reach upward and outward with cargo, snow brushes etc. Don't forget to leave enough space on the sides so you and your passengers can open the car doors with ease.

Tip #3: A Workbench can do More Than Serve as a Storage Space

When deciding on zones for your garage, you should leave a spot to work on home projects. You will need enough room for your work bench and possibly a pegboard. Leave enough space for not only the bench but also yourself so you have enough elbow room to build, repair and store sundries.

Organizing Your Garage can Result in Excessive Debris

Once you have finished organizing your garage, you will likely find that you have more items than you originally anticipated. Do not attempt to store those excess tools and yard supplies in your garage's newly designated zones. Those items should not be stored in the basement either. You will only be creating more problems for yourself down the road if you try to keep absolutely everything.

Do not hesitate to reach out to Junk King for assistance in cleaning out your garage, yard, home or business. Our junk removal specialists will get rid of all those undesired items that your family no longer uses. Give us a call, schedule an appointment and Junk King's junk removal experts will contact you before arriving in our signature big red truck. We can dispose of just about everything and we will do it in the greenest manner possible. We make every effort to recycle old items at recycling hubs as we are committed to preserving the planet for current and future generations. Junk King is the green junk removal service you've been looking for. Contact us today and we'll make your garage organization project that much easier.

Hoarder Help: Let Us Help You Simplify the Process

Hoarding isn't just a matter of having some clutter around the house or holding on to a few sentimental items. Instead, hoarding is the excessive collection of items, even useless ones, which may clutter up living spaces and make them unusable. Up to 5% of the U.S. population hoards, which means that there's a surprising number of people out there in need of hoarder help.

While living with a hoarder can be messy and frustrating, hoarding is perhaps most frightening when you yourself have the behavior. Imagine having a clutter problem that dramatically balloons out of control over time, with no clear cause. In just a few months, the problem can begin to look insurmountable, and shame and guilt can take over. It's hard to know where to start with so much mess, and many people don’t know what kind of hoarder help they need — much less where to get it.

Junk-King Marin's Hoarder Help

It can be stressful to declutter a hoarder's home, because many of a hoarder's items have anxious feelings and memories associated with them, which can all arise during the cleaning process. On top of all that, as you work, the amount of trash you produce can build up to impressive levels. Many people find themselves in serious need of hoarder help, because they don't know how to easily and efficiently get rid of all these items.

But Junk-King Marin offers the vital hoarder help you and your loved ones need. We show up ready to haul your junk, without questions or judgment. Just show us what you need gone, and it'll be out of your life, making the process of cleaning up and starting anew that much easier. You can focus on questions of what needs to be disposed of, what can stay, and where items should go, rather than the tedious logistics of how to dispose of your clutter.

Clean Up and Rest Easy

With our professional, courteous hoarder help, you'll be able to take the first steps toward a clean, decluttered, safe home. Many hoarders report that once they get hoarder help and take the first steps toward clearing out their lives, they feel like a burden's been lifted from them, along with all their items. Getting hoarder help isn't just a matter of cleaning house or getting ready for company — it's a life-changing step that reduces stress, fear and shame, and makes room in your life for calm, peace and joy.

Whether you're in need of hoarder help, or you just need some help cleaning out a garage, Junk-King Marin can help. We haul away junk from your home, so that you can focus on getting things decluttered and organized again. Contact us today about your mess, and help us to put your mind at ease.

Tips On Organizing Your Garage

If you are like most Americans, your garage has been neglected for far too long. Even if you don’t park a car in your garage or store items in it, it can still become overcrowded, dusty and generally grimy. Do yourself a huge favor and organize the garage before the problem spirals out of control. Let’s take a look at a few tips that will help with organizing your garage.

Develop a Plan of Attack

Before attempting to clean out your garage, make sure that you can devote ample time to the job. You will need at least half a day to perform a thorough clean. Ideally, you will have an entire day or the full weekend so you can do the job right.

Try to make the decluttering process and fun and simple as possible. Invite family and friends to pitch in. Create three easy to understand piles: keep, donate and trash. Separate each garage item into these three piles. Once you have determined what you want to keep in the garage, further separate these items into categories like automotive, garden tools, sports equipment, seasonal décor, camping items and so on. This categorization will help you easily relocate items by group once you have cleaned out the garage’s dust and grime.

Less is More

When you are in doubt about whether to keep an item in your garage, opt to donate it or trash it. Only keep the items and tools that you really expect to use in the future. Your garage has limited space so make the most of it for maximum utility.

Consider a new Layout

If you have an especially small garage space or a considerable number of items to store in it, do not hesitate to totally revamp the layout. Spend as much time as necessary to determine exactly where each type of item should be placed. Think about how often you use it as well as the garage space you have available. Sometimes a new design will refresh the garage’s look and feel as well as your perception of this part of your home. Create zones for each type of tool or item and use rolling cabinets for tools and other sundries that you typically need when working in the garage.

Use a Label Maker

Put labels in the appropriate spaces when organizing your garage.  They will remind your as well as others as to where things belong. It will make it much easier to locate items and put them back in their proper places. Use your label maker for everything from drawers to shelves, boxes, containers and cords. Those who do not own a label maker should not hesitate to use duct tape or masking tape and a permanent marker for makeshift labels. Take the time to label both the front and back of your storage bins so that they can be read regardless of the direction they face.

Junk King Marin

Don’t haul off all your undesired items to a landfill or drag them out to the curb one by one. Let the junk removal experts at Junk King do all of that work for you. We are a cutting edge junk hauling service located in California’s Marin County. We will haul away just about any type of old, useless or unwanted item even if it is large or heavy. Lean on the expertise of our trash hauling specialists and you will be able to squarely focus on organizing your garage. You can contact us by dialing 888-888-5865. Or, learn more about us online by heading on over to /

What You Need to Know About Household Hazardous Waste

What You Need to Know About Household Hazardous Waste Junk King MarinThe Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010 exposed the dangers of industrial hazardous waste. That said, many people still don’t know all the facts about household hazardous waste lurking in and around their homes. Here’s what you need to know:

Facts about Household Hazardous Waste 

Household hazardous waste, if you’re like the average American, is accumulating in your home as you read this blog.

Scope of the Problem 

That’s because most people have a collective one hundred pounds or more of hazardous waste in their garages, sheds, closets and basements. This is a big problem and it’s not going away without a fight.

In fact, Americans generate upwards of 1.5 million tons of household hazardous waste annually, and that number is growing as more waste sources are identified and the population continues to grow.

So where the heck does this waste come from and why is it so harmful – hazardous, if you will – for the people who ignore the problem and the environment that suffers the consequences?

Sources of Household Hazardous Waste 

The answer is that household hazardous waste, as you may have guessed based on where it resides in the home (garages, closets, etc.), takes the form of household cleaners, battery acid, wall paint and common pesticides.

Car batteries and automative fluids can also accumulate in garages over time and pose significant health risk and environmental dangers.

As with most problems, though, the first step you can take to combat the problem is to identify the problem in the first place: forewarned is forearmed.

Identifying Household Hazardous Waste 

People are probably already most familiar with the skull-and-crossbones symbol denoting poisonous (a.k.a., toxic) materials. These could include household cleaners that also happen to be a household hazardous waste source.

Household hazardous waste may also be labelled as flammable, corrosive or reactive (see symbols in link below).

  • Flammable

Flammable hazardous waste (e.g., paint thinner or gasoline) is really a double whammy for homeowners in terms of liability – it ignites easily and burns rapidly.

This means that you’ll want to have any product labelled with the flammable hazardous waste symbol quickly disposed of and kept away from heaters and other fire sources around your home.

  • Corrosive

Corrosive hazardous waste might be the scariest type of household hazardous waste on this list because this type of hazardous waste has the potential to do some real damage if it comes into contact with your skin.

That’s because the “corrosive” part of corrosive household hazardous waste means that this type of waste can cause your skin to literally disintegrate. If that’s not scary enough, corrosive hazardous waste (e.g., bleach and battery acid) can also eat away at storage materials or part of your home as well.

Consider safely disposing corrosive household hazardous waste right away. Corrosive hazardous waste might be lurking in your yard, garage or storage closet right now so it’s important to deal with the problem before it gets out of hand.

  • Reactive

Reactive, or explosive, household hazardous waste is usually labelled in a way that sometimes throws people off – it shows a chemical reaction or explosion outward. Compared to the skull-and-crossbones symbol this is harder to quickly take in.

The dangers of reactive household hazardous waste, though, are very real. Reactive household hazardous waste can come in the form of any product that mixes bleach and ammonia in a way that could trigger a chemical reaction.

  • Toxic

Toxic, also known as poisonous, household hazardous waste comes in the form of pesticides and expired medicines. Having these around your home could be dangerous. Contact Jung King-Marin to get it handled today.

 

Easy Trash Removal is Merely One Phone Call Away

Easy Trash Removal is Merely One Phone Call Away 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 trash removal crew will take it off of your property.

Trash Removal: As Green as it 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, e-waste, 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 for Trash Removal

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 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.

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.