Junk King Minneapolis Uses New Mini Dumpster to Help Make Way for a Cleaner and Greener Tomorrow
The largest of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, located in Hennepin County, is a water rich city bisected by the Mississippi River. The territory that is now Minneapolis is thought to have first inhabited by the Dakota Indians before being settled by the French. The land then passed from the hands of the French, to the Spanish and then back to the French before it was eventually negotiated to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Despite being known for its infamously frigid climate, Minneapolis actually has very warm summers. The park ridden city has over 160 parks and is a haven for outdoor cycling as the city has uniquely paved roads exclusive to cyclers and bike share program that is widely used among both residents and tourists.
According to The Star Tribune, the Copenhagenize Design Co., a Danish design firm that annually publishes a worldwide index of bike-friendly cities, has ranked Minneapolis near the top of the list worldwide. The article states that “Minneapolis is No. 18 on the list, which is led by Copenhagen, Denmark, and two Dutch cities: Amsterdam and Utrecht. The only other North American city to make the top 20 is Montreal at No. 20.”
Minneapolis is also widely recognized as the backdrop to the 1970’s classic show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and was once home to classic author F. Scott Fitzgerald and was home to music legend, Prince.
Employment and Education
Manufacturing industries make up most of the economic base in Minneapolis. Electronics, fod and dairy products, supercomputers, structural steel, thermostatic controls, farm machinery and so many other items make up a long list of goods produced in the largest of the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis is a well-educated city. In 2015 USA Today ranked Minneapolis in the number one spot as the Most Literate City according to its annual study. A low cost of living and high employment rate makes Minneapolis a great place to live and play.
Did you know?
According to city-data.com, 24.3 percent of people over 25 years old have four or more years of college under their belt.
According to Wikipedia, more than 40 percent of residents in Minneapolis make it a priority to volunteer time. This is the highest percentage of any metropolitan area in the United States.
Green Living in Minneapolis
Minneapolis’ green initiative focuses highly on reducing the amount of stormwater runoff that finds its way into the lakes, rivers, wetlands and creeks that surround the city. The initiative encourages residents to seek the use of green roofs, tree planting, rain gardens, rain barrels, and pervious pavements, most of which are geared towards keeping the natural waters clean.
Recycling in Minneapolis
The city’s curbside recycling program began as a monthly service in 1982 but as the years went on, recycling participation increased and the city was able to increase the frequency of pick-ups to twice per week. Recycling efforts in Minneapolis include the newly founded Organics recycling program. The program, which residents must sign up for, helps to make waste reduction simple. Once opted into the program, fruits, vegetables, bones, meat, breads, eggshells, non-recyclable and food-soiled paper, and more are collected for composting.
According to minneapolismn.gov, as of Monday May 15, 2017, 42%, of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers (44,900 households) have signed up to participate.
Minneapolis is cited to have recycled 29,560.06 tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in 2016, which is up almost 10,000 tons from 2011. The city is making great strides towards its recycling and sustainability goals. Minneapolis has also enacted a Clean City program which is run through the City of Minneapolis’ Division of Solid Waste and Recycling. The program offers residents of the park-friendly city various ways to get involved, including, highway/street adoption, block adoption, maintaining one or more litter containers, adopting ash receptacles aimed at keeping cigarette litter away, and more. With so many opportunities to pitch in, Minneapolis’ residents have ample opportunity to help ensure the sustainability and beauty of their own city.
According to City of Minneapolis Dual Sort/Single Sort Collection Study, the official hierarchy of waste management for Hennepin County, where Minneapolis is located is as follows:
· Waste reduction and reuse,
· Waste recycling,
· Composting of yard waste and food waste,
· Resource recovery through mixed municipal solid waste composting or incineration,
· Land disposal which produces no measurable methane gas or which involves the retrieval of methane gas as a fuel for the production of energy to be used on-site or for sale,
· Land disposal that produces measurable methane and which does not involve the retrieval of methane gas as a fuel for the production of energy to be used on-site for sale.
Minneapolis Landfill Solutions
Minneapolis appears to have had several landfill issues with some even resulting in lawsuits as recent as May 2017. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) enacted a voluntary program in 1994 called the Closed Landfill Program (CLP) whose sole purpose is to monitor and maintain closed municipal sanitary landfills. The MPCA currently monitors 109 landfills in Minnesota. Only two landfills currently appear to be in operation in Minneapolis.
How Junk King Fits in to Minneapolis’s Sustainability Plan
Junk King Minneapolis is a perfect fit for sustainability be it through commercial or residential cleanouts. The need for landfill solutions in Minnesota and around the country is great and Junk King is fully equipped to help the city of Minneapolis in establishing its goal for higher recycling and sustainability rates. All items tossed into a Junk King roll away dumpster are taken to a recycling warehouse where employees take the time to sort each and every dumpster rental collection for metals, e-waste, paper, household goods, textiles, furniture and appliances before simply tossing more trash into the landfills. But “going green” also means Junk King is able to donate, repurpose, and reuse everything from clothing, toys, baby cribs and strollers to office furniture and supplies. Many of the Junk King trucks run on biodiesel, a domestically produced fuel made from more environmentally safe non-petroleum, renewable resources. Junk King is committed to continuing to lead the way to help keep the planet clean, green and beautiful for the generations to come. Just as Minneapolis is striving for, Junk King is also committed to a greener future for the city.
How to Rent a Junk King MINI Dumpster
MINI dumpster rentals are the most convenient and affordable way to remove trash, debris and junk from your home or business. Junk King Minneapolis provides quick and easy access to free quotes by phone or an online estimator. Simply choose a date and time to schedule your dumpster rental and contact Junk King for a quick estimate and your junk will be rolled away. With the Junk King MINI Dumpster, you are given three days to fill it on your own timetable before it is hauled away. The MINI Dumpster an easy, fast, purposeful way to remove your junk and debris.
Junk King Minneapolis is the committed to top rated customer service and to furthering its mission of recycle-based junk removal through its dumpster rentals. With a city so focused on green-living, Junk King Minneapolis provides a necessary service to help reduce the growth of waste and increase reuse, recycling and donations of what we consider junk.
FAQ on Dumpster Rentals in Minneapolis:
1) What size dumpster do you supply?
a. Junk King Minneapolis will drop off a Junk King MINI, a 12-cubic yard, driveway friendly debris box. Most household remodels and clean outs can be fit with a Junk King MINI.
2) What can be hauled away by Junk King?
a. Almost anything outside of hazardous waste! Furniture, appliances, textiles, construction debris, yard debris and more.
3) How does pricing work?
a. Junk King Minneapolis offers fair, flexible pricing for its customers. Junk King is set apart in dumpster rentals because you only pay for the space you use.
4) How long do I have to complete my project?
a. Junk King offers MINI Dumpsters for drop off for three days. We will call with a drop off time and will deliver a 12-cubic yard, driveway friendly debris box for you to fill on your own time table. We will then pick up your box three days later.
Recent Reviews of Junk King Minneapolis
Junk King Minneapolis is committed to creating a more sustainable future and is ready to partner with the city of Minneapolis and its businesses and residents in its efforts to create a greener way of life. Junk King Minneapolis takes great pride in the reviews we receive. Our customers serve as a reminder of the difference we make in people’s lives and in the community, as well as how we can better improve our services.
July 17, 2017 by Kelly Bonner
“The Junk King guys were awesome!! They were very quick to get my items loaded, and were very kind and easy to work with. Thanks Junk King!”
July 15, 2017 by G.R.
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
“Amazing service!!! Able to book at the last minute. EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL AND PLEASANT STAFF!”
July 14, 2017 by Nicole Trost
Saint Paul, Minnesota
“Customer service was incredibly polite and helpful. Service was very quick and professional. Best of all, the price was fair. I will highly recommend Junk King and use them in the future.”
July 12, 2017 by Tim Craig
“Fast, Friendly, Fair! You made moving, which is a PAIN, to the best part of my week! Thank you so much!!! It’s good to be the King!”
Are you working to help create a more sustainable Minneapolis while focusing on recycling, reuse and waste minimization? Junk King Minneapolis is ready to assist you with your unwanted junk removal while keeping those same goals as top priority. If you are ready to experience top-rated customer service please consider using Junk King for your dumpster rental and junk removal. Call today (612) 345-9058 or visit Junk King online to get a quick and easy quote for dumpster rentals or for more information on what size dumpster would best suit your needs.