Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Junk Removal Glossary: Eco-Friendly Disposal in Santa Cruz

Eco-friendly Disposal – adjective – “getting rid of trash, rubbish, junk, debris or waste in a way that is not going to be harmful to the environment.” Synonym – “going green, green policy, carbon footprint reduction.”

Here is how the city of Santa Cruz describes their new fleet of garbage trucks: “The new vehicles have split-bodies which are used for collecting refuse on one side and green waste on the other side during the first trip of each route. After unloading at the Resource Recovery Facility, they revisit the same houses, this time collecting recyclables. They are currently rotating through each of the city’s eight residential routes weekday mornings. The manufacturer estimates that each vehicle can save 48 tons of carbon emissions annually compared to traditional collection trucks.”

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That is the kind of eco-friendly disposal policy we can all get behind. Another company who has been operating with the same goals is Junk King. This is a professional junk removal company who takes recycling junk to the next level. Most companies like to proclaim that recycle. Usually this means dropping off scrap metal to a junkyard. That’s simple not enough. Junk King likes to recycle everything. In addition to metal, paper and plastics, Junk King is an area leader when it comes to e-waste recycling. Things like computers, printers, TVs and copy machines need to be taken apart piece by piece. Junk King doesn’t do this but they make sure your e-waste gets to the facility that does.

Junk King’s eco-friendly disposal policy also includes charity drop offs. This happens when the Junk King crews come across a piece of furniture or an appliance that could still be put to use. A lot of Santa Cruz charities hire local workers to do the fixing up. That keeps folks employed and puts those items into the hands of those in need. It’s a win/win all around.

If this sounds like Junk King is making a lot of extra drop offs and adding work hours to the handling of your junk, you’re right. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll be paying for any of those charges. Instead, Junk King asks that you pay a flat fee that is based on volume. It all comes down to how much space your junk will take up on the back of the truck. When you hire Junk King, you support their eco-friendly disposal policy and that’s good for everyone!

Getting Ready For Your Monterey Guests – Clear the Clutter

Do you have your Christmas present hiding places picked out? If you’re living with a couple of “present spies,” then you have to be extremely creative when it comes to keeping the secret of the gifts. A popular place is tucked away in a bedroom closet. If you’ve already deemed your closet to be off-limits then it makes for the perfect hiding place. Of course, if your closet is jammed pack with clutter then you might not have any room for the presents. You could also put something in there and have it get lost in the mess. Before you put your gifts at risk, call on Junk King to help you clear the clutter.

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The other benefit of hiring Junk King for a junk removal appointment is that it is going to help you get your home ready for guests. If you know you’re having family fly in for the holidays, then they’ll need room in that closet too! They might also need room on the spare bed that has become a dumping ground for stuff in the last year. Instead of shuffling the clutter, let Junk King take it all away for good. Sure, there will be some things that you’ll want to hold onto. However, if you’re keeping something you haven’t used in over a year then chances are you can live without. That holds true for clothes, shoes, toys and all kinds of other household items. It also holds true for the bigger stuff.

There could be all kinds of unused furniture in your garage that can be cleared away by Junk King. There might be dozens of boxes filled with things you forgot you had. Yes, keep all the decorations but make sure you can get to them easily. That will happen when you get Junk King to clear the clutter.

When it comes to pricing, Junk King is a great gift to give and to get. You’ll only be charged a flat rate based on an estimate of volume. If you junk takes up one half, one third, one quarter or the full truck you’ll be charged accordingly. Best of all, you’ll know that price before one piece of junk is moved and there won’t be any surprise charges at the end of the job. Let Junk King clear the clutter around your home to get your holidays started on the right track.