Monthly Archives: November 2012

Do You Really Know What Junk Is In Your Monterey Home?

Hands down, Monterey has some of the best examples of historic homes in the entire state. You don’t have to take our word for it; you can see for yourself. Many of these historic homes are open for tours. For instance, the Casa Serrano Adobe is one of Monterey’s oldest adobe structures which dates all the way back to 1843. The home is furnished with many fine examples of local artwork and Spanish, Mexican and early American antiques. There are also garden tours that set out from the Case del Oro Memory Garden at Pacific and Scott. This time of the year, the gardens are decorated with holiday flair.

Now supposed you were going to open up your home for a tour today. Would you be ready? Yes, you might have already put up the holiday decorations to give your place a festive look but there might be some glaring items that stick out like a sore thumb. We’re not talking about those outrageous Christmas sweaters you get as gifts but all the junk you’re holding onto. You can define a piece of junk as any item which makes you say, “I’ve got to get rid of that one of these days.” The good news is that “one of these days” can be today if you call Junk King Monterey.

Junk King is the Monterey based local business who is helping keep a lot of homes junk free no matter how old or historic they might be. They do this by giving homeowners the ability to work with a two-man crew who will be doing all the heavy lifting. That crew has their own truck for the loading of your junk. Right off the bat, those are probably the two big items which have kept you from getting rid of that junk in the first place: muscle and truck space. Junk King has you covered.

The other good thing about hiring Junk King Monterey is that they’re going to make sure your junk is properly disposed of. Monterey is a beautiful town that doesn’t deserve to have junk dumped anywhere. Junk King is dedicated to maintaining eco-friendly policies which are all about diverting collected debris into recycling facilities as opposed to landfills. That’s going to be very good for Monterey and for your own desire to stay green.

And you don’t have to worry about what you want taken away. No item is too heavy or too oversized for the Junk King crew. They’ve taken away pianos, hot tubs, car engines, patio furniture and backyard grills. If you want it gone, all you’ve got to do is call Junk King!

Monterey Grill Disposal and Recycling

There is an offshoot of the recycling philosophy that you might be using and not even know it. This is “upcycling”  which basically means repurposing a disposable item. With true recycling items like paper, plastic or aluminum are grinded down into pulp and then mixed into a slurry the reconstitutes them as raw material to be used again. Upcycling is repurposing without the grinding.

A prime example is any glass jar with a lid that you wash out and use for the storage of things like buttons, screws or nails. An old tire that is turned into a planter for the garden is another good upcycling trick. You can upcycle copy paper by flipping it over and printing on the blank side. These are all very prudent and practical examples of this practice but there are some things that simply won’t fit like you old backyard barbeque grill. After many summer seasons of grilling that probably barbeque is ready to be replaced but what can you do with the old one? Tuck it behind the garage and hope no one will notice? It can’t be thrown out onto the curb because it will just stay there until you’re fined and ordered by the city to get rid of it. The best course of action is to reach out to Junk King Monterey and let them handle the removal and recycling for you.

Junk King Monterey is part of a national franchise of junk removal professionals. They might be relatively new to the Monterey area but they’re not new to this kind of business. Junk King specializes in eco-friendly practices which divert as much collected junk away from local landfills. That would include your barbeque grill. Yes, even that can be recycled. It’s basically all metal which is perfect to be melted down and converted into raw bars of steel. But you don’t have to stop with the grill. Junk King can remove all your oversized items. Things like furniture, sports equipment, exercise machines and mattresses could all end up at the local recycling facility for repurposing. By getting rid of all that junk you’ll find yourself with more work to put to better use.

Is a home office in your future? What about an arts and craft work station? Have your eye on a home theatre? This can all happen when you get rid of the junk and reclaim your space. Junk King can also remove any debris from your yard. Perhaps you want to make room for a new garden this spring or you want to replace the old patio furniture to match you new grill. No matter what you want gone, Junk King Monterey will cart it away. Give them a call today to see how they can help reduce your carbon footprint and give you space!