Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Junk Removal Glossary: Eco-Friendly Disposal in Minneapolis

Eco-friendly Disposal – adjective – “getting rid of trash, rubbish, junk, debris or waste in a way that is not going to be harmful to the environment.” Synonym – “going green, green policy, carbon footprint reduction.”

A perfect example of an eco-friendly disposal policy is how Minneapolis deals with old mattresses. Right now, the city spends around $600,000 every year to recycle upwards of 34,000. Each mattress and box spring set costs around $18 to take care of. Even with all this effort, there are still a lot of mattresses ending up in landfills. Plus, the current model isn’t cost effective. That is why the Minneapolis City Council has proposed a statewide recycling policy. If the entire state gets behind this effort, than the costs can come down and all the mattresses can be kept out of the local landfills.

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Another example of a positive eco-friendly disposal policy can be found with the way that Junk King operates. They are part of a national chain of professional junk haulers who have been recycling since the very start of their company back in 2005. In addition to all the standard recycling that Junk King handles, they also take care of e-waste, construction debris and yes, mattresses. Best of all, they don’t pass the added costs of recycling to the customer. In fact, because of their eco-friendly disposal policy, you actually save money. Since they avoid the landfill, Junk King is able to avoid the exorbitant dumping fees. They pass those savings down to you.

Junk King also likes to donate a large portion of what they collect. If they come across an object that just needs a little fixing up, they are happy to get that object to a local charity. Recycling and donating adds a few steps to the disposal process. After the Junk King crews return to the depot with a truckload of rubbish, they have to sort through everything to decide what goes where. Once again, you won’t be charged for any of this. Instead, you’ll only pay a flat fee based on how much space your junk will take up on the truck. It’s all about volume. Any company that would charge you by the pound is not someone you should be hiring. Junk King’s eco-friendly disposal policy should make you feel good about getting rid of your junk.

Getting Ready For Your Minneapolis Guests – Clear the Clutter

A good measure of who is in the holiday spirit is to count how many lights a person hangs outside their home. The more lights, inflatables and other decorations a home has is a pretty good indication of where the best holiday parties will be going down. After all, you’re not going to deck the halls just for yourself. Before you start untangling the strings of lights, you’re going to want to make sure you clear the clutter around the inside and outside of your home. For that project, Junk King is the perfect “worker elf!”

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Once you’ve decorated your home, you will typically decorate it the same way every year. You might add to those decorations but the basic foundation will be the same. If you’re hanging lights along rain gutters then you’ll want those gutters clear. A Junk King crew can certainly take care of that. You’ll also want to remove any yard waste from your front lawn. The Junk King crew can take away dirty planters, broken pots, sod, dirt, rocks and concrete. They can also remove old furniture, car parts and fencing. Sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it? For the Junk King crew it’s all part of the routine.

As soon as you’re satisfied with your yard cleanup, you can turn the Junk King crew loose in your home and garage. Here is where they can make a serious dent in your clear the clutter chore. In a few moments, that Junk King crew can remove old sofas, tables, chairs, bedding, bookshelves, rugs, appliances and other household goods that are taking up space and not being used. Don’t forget all the clothes and shoes in the closet. All of that can be bagged or boxed up for removal by the Junk King crew.

Instead of those items going to waste, a lot of your castoffs can find their way to a local Minneapolis charity. Junk King’s goal is to keep as much of what they collect out of a local landfill. If that means a few extra drop off stops then that is how it’s going to be!

If you call today, Junk King can usually have a crew out to your home within 24 hours. All you have to do is decide everything you want gone. With Junk King providing you with the work crew and the truck, your clear the clutter task just got a whole lot easier.