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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.”


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!