Monthly Archives: May 2013

Santa Cruz Eco Friendly Furniture Removal

If you want a terrific model of eco-friendly practices look no further than the University of California Santa Cruz. The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference plans to honor the the UCSC campus next month with a 2013 Best Practice Award for improving energy efficiency at the Earth and Marine Sciences building on campus. Here’s what they did to earn this special honor: “Installed a new web-based energy management system, and fine-tuned the operation of the building through a process known as commissioning, helped staff reduce the building’s annual electricity use by 14 percent and its natural gas consumption by 20.5 percent. Those savings reduced the building’s carbon footprint by more than 300 metric tons per year, and saved enough money so that the project could pay for itself in three years.”

UCSC campus energy manager Patrick Testoni has nothing but praise for the campus’s Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning team. “This project reflects the importance of using modern technology to improve building performance, resulting in increased comfort, and reduced carbon footprint,” Testoni said.

As for businesses that are eco-friendly, you’ll find plenty of examples in the Santa Cruz area but there is one that stands out. That would be Junk King Monterey. When it comes to going green, Junk King is on the front line. That’s because they are directly responsible for collecting junk and deciding what to do with it. They can either dump it all in a landfill or find ways to reuse and repurpose that junk. Junk King Monterey is happy to go the recycle route and to date has managed to keep up to 60% of everything they collect out of a local landfill. If they keep this up, there won’t be any need for a landfill!

When you work with Junk King Monterey for something as basic as getting rid of your old furniture, you are guaranteed that furniture will end up in the right hands. This could mean turning it over to a charity for a little reworking. Either that or the entire piece can be recycled. You don’t have to designate what you want given to charity or recycling. Junk King will do this automatically. It might only take a few moments for the Junk King crew to clear away all your junk but it could take them several hours to make sure it is dropped off at the right place. Think of all the hours you’ll be saving thanks to Junk King. As far as scheduling is concerned, Junk King will pick a time that works for you. Call today to find out how you can become junk free tomorrow!

Santa Cruz Eco Friendly Appliance Disposal

Businesses are getting into the eco-friendly way of doing things by advertising that they have “goneĀ  green.” Technically, you could be a company with a single recycling bin and make that claim. Does it really mean you’re doing all you can for the environment? One company who is truly eco-friendly is Junk King Monterey. To prove it, all you have to do is follow one of their trucks around.

A Junk King crew starts out making the rounds of scheduled appointments. These are with homeowners or business owners who are tossing out all kinds of junk. It could be furniture, construction waste, car parts, lawnmowers, backyard grills, tree limbs or dirt. As soon as the junk is loaded, the crew is off to the next scheduled stop. There is typically a two-hour window for pickups and the crew will always call when they are 15 minutes out from a job. Towards the end of the day, their truck will be pretty full. That’s when they’ll kick it into “green” gear. The Junk King Monterey crew will sort through all they’ve collected and break it into piles.

There will be the recyclable pile. This is all the stuff that can be broken up and repurposed. There will probably be a lot of e-waste like old computers, televisions, copiers, fax machines and printers. These all have to go to a special facility for disassemble. Then there are all those items that can be fixed up and reused. These are things like couches that need new cushions or chairs that need new leg.

Those things get dropped off at the many Santa Cruz charities that fix up and resell donations. Finally, there will be one pile of straight up trash. That is the stuff that ends up in the landfill. The bottom line is that Junk King diverts a large % of everything it collects away from a landfill. It’s a sure thing that Junk King Monterey is a genuine green company.

What are you thinking about tossing out? You won’t have to worry about deciding where it will end up. The Junk King crew will take care of that just like that take care of the lifting and loading. All you have to do is watch.

That’s what Mary from Boulder Creek did. “When I called to schedule them, I was told they would be out between 10 and 12. Paul called at 10 on the dot. Chris, Paul and Sean came out to pick up a LOT of junk and they were able to fit it all in one load. The old refrigerator, some trash and a huge pile of yard waste. They work like a well oiled machine, in sync and getting everything out in an efficient manner. They are polite, friendly, professional and the price was reasonable. It would have taken me multiple trips to the dump to get rid of everything. What a trio of yard and lifesavers.”

Call Junk King today and put them to work for you!