Monthly Archives: June 2012

Alternate to Monterey Dumpster Rentals

Over the course of a recent weekend, there were a string of dumpster fires occurring in and around Salinas that had police and fire departments scrambling to put out. Fortunately, nobody was hurt and the only property damage was the scorched dumpsters but it could have been a lot worse. Incidents like that prove that there is something about dumpsters that brings out the worse in people. This doesn’t mean that every dumpster is going to be set on fire but for a budding arsonist a dumpster can certainly become a tempting target. For the rest of us a dumpster is a great opportunity to get rid of all of our trash. However, if you are the one who is renting the dumpster, the last thing you want is to provide a receptacle for everyone else in your neighborhood but that’s just what you’ll be doing. You might as well put up a sign that says, “Dump your trash here!”

Most folks rent dumpsters for a specific purpose and for a specific amount of time. For instance, they might be undertaking a kitchen remodel project and will need to tear down all the old cabinets. Tossing them out in the dumpster would make sense but then you’ve got to contend with all the other headaches of dumpster rental like those neighbors and their trash. There is also the space requirement for renting a dumpster. Is your driveway flat and big enough to accommodate the dumpster? That’s probably the only place where your dumpster can go. To put it on the street would mean you’d need permits. Now that great idea isn’t so great. What’s the alternative? You could accomplish the same goal of getting rid of piles of trash by hiring a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Monterey.

When you schedule a pickup with professional junk haulers they’ll show up at the appointed hour, take away your junk and that’s that. You don’t have to worry about anything else like who might be poking around in the dumpster in your driveway. In many cases, a professional junk hauler will also be able to take away more stuff than what you can stuff into a dumpster. Try putting a sofa into a dumpster. You can’t do it but that couch can certainly go on the back of a junk hauler’s truck.

In terms of time frames, Junk King can get the job done in under a couple of hours (at the most!). You might be stuck with that dumpster for the entire weekend or even longer. And if it’s a hot summer day, just imagine what might be “baking”  in that dumpster. Not pretty! Stick with the professionals and you’ll have the same goal of getting rid of trash and junk without the stress.

Monterey Computer Recycling and Disposal

Did you hear about the great recycling event sponsored by the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority? It was called “Plug or Play” and was meant to target e-waste recycling. This was truly an event because it featured music and free gifts throughout the day. The “Plug and Play” aspect meant that if you had something that is plugged into the way and has a play button it can be recycled. Here’s their official pitch: “Recycling e-waste is important because it’s illegal to dispose of it in the trash or recycling bin. Bringing computers, TVs, monitors, VCRs, DVD players, cell phones, etc., to an environmentally responsible e-waste recycler like SVSWA ensures that toxic materials will be safely removed, personal data destroyed, and useful resources recycled.” Well said. Only there’s a slight problem with the “Plug and Play” event. It already happened. Did you miss it? You’re probably not alone.

Sponsoring an event like this does a lot for make the public aware of the need to properly dispose of e-waste. Even if you can’t make this event you’ll be on notice that you shouldn’t toss your old computer or TV out with the trash. That’s a good thing. But now what do you do with all your worn out or ancient “plug and play” gadgets and gizmos? Actually, you can do the same thing as you can do with the rest of your junk: hire professional junk haulers.

Believe it or not a professional junk hauling team really cares about your junk. In some ways, they’ll treat it with as much respect as you have by giving it a proper “send off.”  This is especially true with your e-waste. There are many certified recycling centers located around the Monterey area. You don’t have to search them out when you’ve got the professional junk haulers at Junk King Monterey working on your behalf. They’ll do the drop off even if it means making several drop offs. That’s because not all recycling centers are the same. For instance, the big places will take in recycling materials like plastic or paper and just focus on that. For computer recycling, you need to go to a center that has trained technicians who are skilled at the “reverse manufacturing” process. They’ll be taking apart those computers, monitors and office equipment instead of putting them back together. Once they have been disassembled, the different components go into different bins all with the guarantee of not ending up in a landfill. But again, you don’t have to worry about any of that!

Junk King, who will take away your e-waste, can also handle any other bulky item in the same trip. If you’re getting a new computer why not set up a new home office? Clear out all the clutter and you’re good to go! So, what are you going to do with your e-waste?