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Santa Cruz Appliance Recyclers

This is the season to spend time with family and friends and spread a little holiday cheer. It’s also the time of the year to treat yourself. With all the gift giving, there is nothing wrong with a self-gift. It would be something small like a sweater or something big like a new refrigerator. Actually, switching out kitchen appliances is a gift the whole family will enjoy. They won’t have to struggle with getting something to work right like a washer or dryer. Plus, if you’ve got a lot of holiday cooking on the schedule, it might be time to replace that old stove. With all the excitement of finding a bargain on a new appliance, you might over look the need to have those old appliances removed. That is where Junk King can be a big help. They are the Santa Cruz appliance recyclers you can count on!


Technically, Junk King doesn’t handle the actual recycling. That requires carefully dismantling the appliance and separating all the components. Those components then might be shipped off to other centers. One for plastic. One for metal. One for electronics. What Junk King can do is make sure your appliance ends up at the right facility for the start of that recycling project. Another way they help as appliance recyclers is through charity donations. There are several organizations in the Santa Cruz area that will repair and refurbish and old appliance so it can go to a family in need. Anything that keeps those items out of local landfills is a good thing!

You might discover that your appliance dealer offers removal of the old appliance. What they won’t do is take away the rest of your unwanted clutter on that same trip. Junk King will be happy to load up your appliances, furniture, clothing, mattresses and other rubbish that you want to toss out. Imagine the difference it will make around your home when all that junk is taken away. You might be able to reclaim a spare room and turn it into a guest bedroom. That’s perfect for the holidays! It would also be nice to finally get to park in your garage, too! When you need dependable appliance recyclers and junk haulers, then Junk King is the best deal in Santa Cruz.

Garbage Removal Monterey

When it comes to cleaning up the shoreline in Monterey the local volunteers aren’t messing around. On a recent Saturday morning, locals gathered to participate in Coastal Cleanup Day. Last year, this same group removed an incredible amount of trash and debris. Within a couple of hours eight tons of trash was picked up. That is equal parts awesome and sad. Awesome that they were able to accomplish so much but very sad they had to do this in the first place. Who is throwing out eight tons of garbage?

On the average, every person throws out around 28 pounds of garbage a week. That means a family of four is getting rid of around hundred pounds per garbage pickup. That’s still a lot of trash but at least it is ending up in the right place; namely your trashcan. Then there are instances when we’ve got items that won’t fit in the trashcan or can’t be thrown out because of environmental rules. When that happens you have two choices: hold onto that stuff or call Junk King.

Holding onto junk really doesn’t make any sense especially if storage space is at a premium in your home. Do you really need to keep your garage full of things that are broken or are never going to be used again? Do you need to struggle with junk every time you open a closet? You don’t have to when Junk King Monterey is just a phone call away.

When you make that call to Junk King you’ll be setting up a removal appointment that comes complete with a hard working two man crew and a large truck capable of hauling off whatever you’re throwing out. Don’t worry about pulling your junk down to the driveway. Instead, let the Junk King crew pick it up from wherever it is situated. That’s what you’re hiring them for! This means the Junk King crew can go upstairs to bring down the mattress or out into the garage to pick up the unused sporting equipment. If you need them to pick up some stuff from around your yard they’ll be happy to accommodate. They’ll even lend a hand cleaning up from a remodeling project. Bottom line: if you’ve got garbage to throw out that won’t fit in your cans, Junk King Monterey is the way to go.

In terms of pricing, you’ll be given an estimate based on the level of space your junk will take up on the back of the truck. You’re not going to be charged with any other fees beyond that single flat rate. Check out our website and read the glowing reviews. We’ve helped lots of your Monterey and Santa Cruz neighbors to pick up their junk. Now it can be your turn!

Got Junk Items in the Santa Cruz?

A Santa Cruz couple found a unique way to celebrate their recent wedding. Instead of throwing a big reception, they brought their wedding party to the Davenport Main Beach and set about to clean up the shores. The couple teamed up with the Santa Cruz-based Save Our Shores organization which sponsors groups to do weekly cleanups at the beach. This is a big issue because of all the careless campers who spend the weekend enjoying the great outdoors then leave all their trash behind. On this special day, the wedding party hit the trail leading to the beach with buckets and metal grabbers. After a just a couple of hours they managed to collect 104 pounds of trash and 77 pounds of recyclables. Not bad a bad way to celebrate a marriage.


If you’ve got junk in Santa Cruz then maybe you want to surprise your spouse with a cleanup. That can happen when you call Junk King Monterey and set up a removal appointment. As a couple you both probably agree on what you would like to have removed from your home. These would be the big objects that take at least a pair of movers and a truck to get the job done. Because of all that extra effort, those objects have probably stayed where they’re at for a long time. One call to Junk King can have all that stuff gone in a day. Imagine the surprised look on your partner’s face when they come home to find all that junk gone!


Just because you’ve got junk doesn’t mean you have to hold onto it for the rest of your life. Too often we bring our junk with us from move to move. Wouldn’t it be nice to finally toss it out? Instead of keeping your garage and closets cluttered, why not hire Junk King for a removal appointment?


In terms of cost, Junk King Monterey has an offer you can’t refuse. They’re going to charge you based on the amount of space your junk will be taking up on the back of their truck. Since they want to fill up that truck every day, they’re going to make sure they pack everything in tight. This means you’re going to be getting a good deal if you’re throwing out a little or a lot! That includes all your e-waste like computers, printers and fax machines that you’ve replaced. It can all be tossed onto the back of the Junk King truck where you can wave good-bye once and for all. If you’ve got junk, then Junk King is the only call to make.


Santa Cruz Attic Junk Removal

Attic CleaningIf you hear some buzzing up in your attic you’re not going crazy and you’re not being haunted. Instead, it could be a hive of bees. Recently a bee removal expert took out a 25-pound hive from an attic with around 30,000 bees living there. Obviously, this was a situation that took some time to build up. You’re not going to get a 25-pound hive overnight. But it just goes to show you that you might not know what’s going on up in your attic unless you give it the occasional inspection.

In older Santa Cruz houses, some attics can be reached by staircase as opposed to fold down ladder. With those bigger attics there is just as much risk from infestation if you keep junk up there. The same can be said for your garage or any other space that is cluttered with piles of rubbish. Those kinds of areas attract bugs and worse. That’s not something you want showing up in your home. It doesn’t have to be that way and one call to Junk King Monterey will make sure of that. These are the local based junk removal specialists who won’t have a problem going up in your attic to get at your junk.

You don’t have to worry about the condition of your attic. The Junk King Monterey crew is experienced in all kind of challenging removal assignments. If you’ve got junk up there, then they’ll bring it down safely. That same crew will go anywhere on your property where you’re storing the junk. Imagine how helpful it will be when a two-man crew can sweep through your garage to clear out all the clutter. What could they remove from your backyard? There is simply no end to what the Junk King crew can haul away. They have the right amount of muscle and truck space to get the job done.

With Junk King on the job, you’ll be getting workers who are fully trained and insured. These are the only type of workers you should bring onto your property. As for pricing, Junk King Monterey will size up the amount of stuff you’re getting rid of and charge you by the amount of space that stuff will take up on the back of their truck. Yes, this is a volume business and that’s very good for you. That’s because it benefits Junk King to fully pack their trucks. Translation: You’re going to be getting an awesome deal. Give Junk King a call today and see how easy it is to get rid of your junk.

Santa Cruz Junk Removal Reviews

Have you ever written a review? Thanks to the Internet, it’s now becoming standard for anyone to write a review about anything. There are entire sites set up just for that purpose. Facebook has gotten into the review business as well and that’s proving to be a big boost for all the users. Anytime you log into Facebook you have a chance to write a “review” about your friends post. Even if you don’t want to make a comment you can still “like” something which is another kind of review. A company like Junk King of Monterey was eager to get their Facebook page set up because they knew the kinds of reviews they were going to get and they weren’t disappointed. Here’s a sampling of recent  reviews about their Monterey and Santa Cruz Junk Removal services:

“Professional, on time, and in and out quickly with no mess.”

“The movers were great and did a excellent job! I am very pleased!”

“The young guys that moved my stuff were very professional and friendly. Great service.”

One of the reasons that customers are happy with Junk King is the level of respect they get from the crew and dispatch staff. Junk King Monterey knows how valuable your time is which is why they don’t want to keep you waiting like the phone or cable company. They’ll always try to schedule your removal appointment around when is the best time for you. You’ll also be given the heads up when the crew is getting close.

“Sufficient notice given for arrival time. Arrived on time. Worked quickly and efficiently. Pleasant personalities. Bright red vehicle easy to identify. Was informed all material picked up would be sorted, re-cycled or donated where possible,” writes a happy customer.

“I was impressed with the timeliness of the response to my request for an estimate. The crew that arrived to do the work was extremely polite and did an excellent job. Customer service and quality of performance all the way around gets a superior rating,” writes another.

Your removal job can be big or small. Small can mean a few pieces of e-waste like a computer and television. A big job can mean oversized items like sofas, futon mattresses, BBQ and kitchen appliances. Of course, it can be a combination of big and small. The moment you realize you’ll have a two-man crew and big truck at your disposal should inspire you to get rid of all kinds of junk from your garage, attic and closets. The Junk King crew can even take away anything you want tossed out from your front and back yards. When you’re ready to clean up, Junk King Monterey will be ready to pick up. Call today to set up your appointment and you’re sure to add your own rave review!

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!

Monterey Concrete Disposal and Recycling

Over at the Santa Maria Town Center they’re putting the finishing touches on the 10,000-square-foot Kickers Arena. This is an indoor soccer field that is the dream of two local business partners who were determined to create this fun space. Actually, it’s two fields: one for adults and one for the kids. Now soccer players of all ages can play this fast-paced sport all year round in the comfort of this indoor arena. There are plans underway to add on areas for volleyball, tennis and even indoor football. Indoor soccer is a bit different than regular field play. The balls aren’t quite as bouncy and the ball never goes out of bounds. That’s because the walls of the field are the boundaries just like in hockey.

This particular project was not without its “bumps in the road.” When initial funding ran out, there was a 14-month construction hiatus while other investors were lined up. Once that happened, the building was back on track with a scheduled opening later this May.

If you’ve ever taken on a construction project around your home then you know that delays are expected. You might not be building something as expansive as an indoor soccer arena but even tearing up an old driveway can be a challenging DIY project. One aspect of that type of project that you shouldn’t have to worry about is the removal of all the concrete and other waste. At least, you won’t be worrying if you hire Junk King Monterey. These are the junk removal specialists who can make short work of piling up your broken concrete chunks in the back of their huge truck. Imagine trying to do that with your family SUV? Not only would it ruin your trunk but you’d also be making a dozen trips back and forth to the dumpsite. With Junk King Monterey its one pickup and one drive off. Because you’ll have the Junk King crew doing all the backbreaking lifting you can relax and start mixing your cement to pour.

Of course, you don’t have to wait for getting rid of concrete chunks to hire Junk King. They can be called upon to take away any oversize item you want to get rid of whether that’s a single piece of furniture or old kayak. The typical Junk King truck has a bed over 12 feet long and 8 feet wide. That’s enough room to toss out an entire garage worth of junk. Once Junk King collects your junk, they’ll be sorting it before tossing it out. That’s because they make it their mission to divert garbage away from landfills. Concrete or useless stuff. Either way, Junk King Monterey is the only way to go!

Junk Removal for Monterey and Santa Cruz Realtors

You know there is good news in the real estate market when agents are getting big prizes. Recently, American Dream Realty held a drawing for a brand new Mercedes SLK convertible. Here’s how they explained the rules of the contest: “American Dream Realty believes that this contest will continue to encourage a positive and energetic working environment. Agents who are taking part in the contest will accumulate a certain number of points based on the sales, recruiting, continued education, positive feedback they receive from client surveys and team building activities. Any agents joining American Dream Realty during the promotion will also be entered into the final drawing.”

Even though the Santa Cruz real estate market isn’t “out of the woods” quite yet there are some very positive signs of growth and of prices heading in the right direction. All of this points out the need for real estate agents to be on the top of their game and seize any opportunity that comes their way. Often this would mean thinking outside of the box when it comes to finding new listings. Nowhere is there a better source of viable home listings then within the foreclosure market. The hitch with acquiring a foreclosure listing is getting that property ready for sale and that could be as simple as contracting Junk King.

Junk King is the junk removal specialists who have been helping homeowners in the Santa Cruz area clear out the clutter in their lives. A foreclosed property is often an abandoned property. There could be all manner of furniture, rugs and appliances left behind by the previous occupant. Then there are also the bags of garbage strewn about the property. A prospective homeowner doesn’t need to see any of this and that’s where the Junk King Monterey crew can be a big help. You can set up a foreclosure cleanout with Junk King that will have all of that abandoned stuff gathered up and carted off within a few hours.

On many levels it’s easier for Junk King Monterey to clean out a foreclosed home than one that is currently occupied. That’s because all you have to do is tell the JK crew to “clear it all” and they’ll take it from there! Junk King will also make a clean sweep of the front and back yards. If there are neglected shrubs, piles of dirt, rusty swing sets or dilapidated sheds they can all be removed. Once the property is clear from junk it can be staged however appropriate to make the sale. Don’t let a little garbage stand in the way of a commission. Partner up with Junk King Monterey to get those properties ready to move.

Pamper Yourself with Junk Removal Services in Monterey

If you can’t remember the last time you truly pampered yourself then it’s clearly time for another session. Perhaps you can create your next pampering session by getting a sweet snack like frozen grapes. Easy enough to prepare and such a treat. You could also indulge in your favorite chocolate. No need for an entire box to ruin your diet; just a taste will do. You should be enjoying either one of those tasty treats in a warm, relaxing bath. If baths aren’t your thing that pop up some corn and Netflix a movie. Maybe not something new you haven’t seen and might not like but go back to find a classic you know you’ll enjoy watching again.

For some pampering means finally being able to get rid of all those bothersome chores that have been piling up for weeks. Has “cleaning out the closet” been on that list for you? Actually, organizing a closet can be a Zen-like experience. You don’t have to go crazy with the color coordination scheme but it might help to group certain outfits or clothes together for easier access. If you know this is where all your shirts will be hanging then that’s where you’ll be looking. Having your closet organize is a little like pampering yourself every time you go in there.

As you go through the closet you’ll probably come across a few items that need to finally be chucked out. Relax. Remember the ultimate goal is to give yourself time to relax. If you’ve got a pile of junk let Junk King Monterey handle the removal. A Junk King crew will have no problem carting off whatever you want to get rid of from your closet but you don’t have to stop there. Why not go through your entire home to see what can be removed permanently? This will really give that JK crew something to do but you don’t have to worry one bit about that. They live for this kind of thing!

Junk King Monterey and Santa Cruz will also be providing a truck for the removal. That’s one more thing you don’t have worry about: renting a van or pickup to get rid of your junk. And they’ll do the final dropping off. In fact, you could start popping your corn when Junk King arrives for the pickup and by the time they leave it will be ready for your movie watching. The goal is not only reclaiming space in your home but reclaiming some valuable hours to pamper yourself with. That’s a good mission to strive for and Junk King can help all along the way.

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!

Junk King Monterey
455 Reservation Rd. Suite A
Marina, CA 93933
Hours: M-F: 7A-4P, Sa: 7A-3P

Providing junk removal services to the Monterey area, including:

Ben Lomond
Big Sur
Boulder Creek
Carmel Valley
Del Monte Forest
Santa Cruz
and these nearby zip codes:
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