Monthly Archives: August 2015

College Student Cleanup Month in Minneapolis, MN

If you ever needed more proof that you kid is growing up, it’s when you prepare to send them off to college. Part of that ritual involves packing and cleaning up their bedroom. This is usually when they decide to pack up all the “teen” posters and keepsakes. They’re an adult now, right? It might also be the time to remove bigger items like bed frames, dressers and other items they won’t be using. This doesn’t mean you have to totally push them out of the house but if it is clear they are indeed moving out, then you’ll want to reclaim that space. To help with this transition, consider bringing in the pros from Junk King. They’ll be able to handle your college student cleanup with very little effort on your part.

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When you schedule a junk removal appointment with Junk King, you’ll be put in charge of a hardworking crew. This is the team that is going to do all the actual lifting and loading of your unwanted stuff. That means you won’t be putting your back at risk and that’s a very good thing to know!

All you have to do is decide what you want removed before the crew shows up. Even if you add items to the list between the time of the call and the actually appointment, they will be fine. Junk King can only provide the final price once they’ve sized up all your junk. They’ll be looking to see how much space it will take up on the back of their truck. That estimate is based strictly on volume and not weight. That will make a huge difference for the final price. You’ll know what that fee is before the work is started and it’s a price that won’t change. Even if your junk takes up more space, you’ll still only pay that original price.

Included in the Junk King rate will be all the potential recycling service. Junk King makes it a point to keep as much stuff out of a landfill as possible. That might require a few extra drop offs to recycling centers or charities but that’s all good as far as Junk King is concerned. They don’t want to see anything go to waste. When you’re ready for your college student cleanup and junk removal, Junk King is only a phone call away.

Minneapolis Junk Recycling

Minneapolis is stepping up its recycling goals and that is good news for everybody. Recently the City Council approved a new set of goals that would have the city recycling up to 50% of its waste by 2020 and a whopping 80% by 2030.

“A zero-waste city is a well-run city,” Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a statement. “The adoption of today’s resolution sets Minneapolis on a clear path toward working on zero waste by increasing citywide recycling; it is also demonstration of our leadership and commitment to this important goal.”

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Included in this recycling effort will be expansion of the compost program. This is where residents can throw out their organic kitchen waste into specified green bins. All that biodegradable material is then piled high in a huge heap where it is allowed to decompose. Normally, you don’t want trash decomposing because that is when harmful chemicals can be released into the soil and water. However, with compost, the more is decomposes the better it can be used as fertilizer. A zero-waste city truly means nothing goes to waste.

A company like Junk King is totally behind this plan. They’ve been actively involved in junk recycling since they began their national business back in 2005. Every Junk King franchise is charged with the task of sorting through all their collected material to pull out those items that can be repurposed. They’ve also developed strong partnerships with many recycling centers and charitable organizations around Minneapolis. Junk King knows what these places are looking for on any given day. That could mean making a few extra drop offs but its all part of the program.

When you set up a junk removal appointment with Junk King, you’ll be put in charge of two very capable movers. That’s part of the program, too! This is the team who is going to do the actual lifting and loading. As soon as the crew arrives for the appointment, you’ll show them all the items you want removed. They’ll then present you with a fee based on how much space your junk will fill on the back of the truck. This is a flat rate that covers all the labor, transportation and those recycling drops offs. Junk recycling and removal just got a whole lot easier thanks to Junk King.