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Monterey Basement Junk Removal

You can’t think about Monterey without thinking about the beautiful beaches. They are what make this region so idyllic not only for the locals but for every visitor who is lucky enough to pass through. Yet, beyond the picture postcard perfect images there some who treat those beaches as their own dumping ground. It’s disgusting but luckily there is “Save Our Shores.” This is an international group of volunteer environmentalists who dedicate time throughout the year for cleanup of some of our most treasured shore lines.

Who is an “environmental volunteer?” That would pretty much be anyone who wants to make Monterey even more beautiful. Church groups, cub scouts, fraternities, families and friends can all participate. On a recent Saturday, 3,491 volunteers spread out across more than 70 sites in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties for the Coastal Cleanup Day. In Monterey County alone there were 1,137 volunteers who gladly gave up three hours of their Saturday to pitch in for the cleanup effort. The mission was simple: pick up anything that didn’t belong on the beach:

“This is generally a pretty clean beach, but last year we collected more than 40 bags of dog poop here,” said Laura Kasa, executive director of Save Our Shores. “We’re also going to find a lot of cigarette butts out here today,” Kasa said. “I did a cleanup yesterday on a very small beach and picked up about 600 pieces of trash, half of which were cigarette butts. Cigarette butts seem small and innocuous, but they are little time bombs that fish, birds, even dogs can eat. I met somebody yesterday who said their dog ate four cigarette butts and ended up in a hospital.”

By the end of the day, 16,827 pounds of trash were picked up Saturday in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. That’s a lot of trash to be left behind by such careless visitors. Perhaps reading about this type of clean up might inspire you to think about your own trash. We’re not talking about the trash you get to throw out every week but about that stuff which ends up “sticking around.” This would be the big bulky items which really have no business being a part of your lifestyle.

While it would be great if you could enlist an army of volunteers to help you clear out your basement, attic, closet or garage the only help you’ll really need is from Junk King Monterey. Actually, hiring Junk King is like hiring your own army. They’ll move in at the scheduled time and move out with your junk without you lifting a finger. You get to call all the shots and Junk King Monterey gets to do all the work. They wouldn’t want to have it any other way! Give them a try today. The sooner you clean up your junk the sooner you can get to the beaches!

Monterey Refrigerator Disposal

Over at the official website of the city of Monterey, they provide some helpful information about getting rid of bulky items. Basically, you’re told that to get rid of something that won’t fit into your weekly garbage can pick up you can call for an appointment with the city. You need to tell them 24 hours in advance of your regular pickup. Then, and here is the catch, you’ve got to drag that item out to your curb and hope for the best. “Hope” is indeed involved with this process because as it clearly states on the website “For numerous items Athens Services might require more than one pick-up day for removal.” To demonstrate this point, the website features a photograph of a hideous pink sofa someone has dragged out to their curb waiting for a pick-up. By the looks of this sofa, it wouldn’t be surprising even if the garbage collectors drive on past.

Now put yourself in the place of that pink sofa. First of all, if you had a really bulky item like an old refrigerator would you even be able to drag it out to the curb? Probably not without a couple of strong backs and the right moving equipment. Then what happens if they don’t have room on their truck. Well, they say they’ll provide you with “further instructions.” Sounds rather ominous. What this means is that you’ll have to wait until the following week when they can bring a bigger truck to haul off your fridge. Congratulations. Now you have an old refrigerator sitting in front of your house attracting all kinds of unwelcomed “guests.” You better have the door taken off the fridge or wrap it in chains and a padlock. That’s the state law for abandoned refrigerators on your property. Without those precautions you could be slapped with a severe fine. There has to be a better way.

Actually, there is a better way and it puts you in complete charge. You can hire a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Monterey to remove your old refrigerator or any other bulky item. The big difference is that these movers will be working on your schedule, not the other way around. If you want to get rid of something on a Monday then that’s when you schedule the appointment. If it has to wait until the weekend or after dinner, so be it! Also, you won’t have to move this item one inch. Not to the curb. Not to your front door. Junk King will be handling that task. The only lifting you’ll do is with your finger to point to the item you want taken away.

Because you’re hiring these professionals at Junk King Monterey, they are working for you which means if you have more junk to load up on this removal day then all the better! Take this opportunity to finely get rid of all those useless items that have been taking up space in your life. Don’t wait for the city to do your clean up… do it yourself with the help of Junk King Monterey.