Back in the summer of 1961, dozens of birds flung themselves in homes all across Monterey Bay. It was this unusual phenomenon that not only made headlines around the world but also inspired Alfred Hitchcock to create one of his horror masterpieces “The Birds.” Recently a team of biologists delved into the mystery of what could have caused that flock of wayward seabirds to go on kamikaze runs.
The most probable cause was that the birds were poisoned. This doesn’t mean that some the nefarious terrorist when around poisoning seagulls. Instead, the scientists traced the poison to a buildup of toxins in the algae and sea life found in Monterey Bay at that time. The most likely culprit was leaking septic tanks used in newly built homes. That seepage made its way into the water and infected anchovy fish and squids that the seabirds fed on. Those toxins made the birds crazy which drove them into their horrific flights. The lesson learned here is how fragile our ecosystems are. It’s also a perfect reminder that we need to take care of our own junk before it ends up being harmful to the environment.
You might not think that all the junk you have stuffed in your closet could actually hurt the environment and you’re probably right. But what about some of those other big items you could have stored around the rest of your home or backyard? Maybe it’s an old air conditioner that you’ve long since replaced. It could be a refrigerator or stove that you swapped out for a more energy efficient model but now that old appliance is just taking up space in your garage. There’s also all those old monitors, televisions and computers that need to be properly disposed of.
Getting rid of that junk is as simple as making one phone call to the Monterey & Santa Cruz Junk Hauling professional – Junk King. This is a company who have built a solid reputation on the proper disposal of all kinds of junk whether that’s construction waste, e-waste or just everyday household clutter. What these professional junk haulers understand is that it’s best to divert junk away from landfills and into proper recycling centers. This might mean taking one households truck full of junk to several different facilities but the professional junk haulers are happy to oblige.
When you’re ready to finally get rid of all your junk all you really need to do is make note of what you want gone. It is conceivable that you could call up Junk King in the morning and schedule an appointment for that afternoon. Within the hours in between you can pick out everything you want gone so that when the junk crew shows up you simply have to point to the items and they’ll do the rest.
Knowing you have done your part to clean up your own junk could serve as a great inspiration to your Monterey and Santa Cruz neighbors and to your children. It will be hard for the kids to avoid cleaning up their own rooms when they see you clean out the garage!