Tag Archives: santa cruz junk recycling

Santa Cruz Eco Friendly Appliance Disposal

Businesses are getting into the eco-friendly way of doing things by advertising that they have “gone  green.” Technically, you could be a company with a single recycling bin and make that claim. Does it really mean you’re doing all you can for the environment? One company who is truly eco-friendly is Junk King Monterey. To prove it, all you have to do is follow one of their trucks around.

A Junk King crew starts out making the rounds of scheduled appointments. These are with homeowners or business owners who are tossing out all kinds of junk. It could be furniture, construction waste, car parts, lawnmowers, backyard grills, tree limbs or dirt. As soon as the junk is loaded, the crew is off to the next scheduled stop. There is typically a two-hour window for pickups and the crew will always call when they are 15 minutes out from a job. Towards the end of the day, their truck will be pretty full. That’s when they’ll kick it into “green” gear. The Junk King Monterey crew will sort through all they’ve collected and break it into piles.

There will be the recyclable pile. This is all the stuff that can be broken up and repurposed. There will probably be a lot of e-waste like old computers, televisions, copiers, fax machines and printers. These all have to go to a special facility for disassemble. Then there are all those items that can be fixed up and reused. These are things like couches that need new cushions or chairs that need new leg.

Those things get dropped off at the many Santa Cruz charities that fix up and resell donations. Finally, there will be one pile of straight up trash. That is the stuff that ends up in the landfill. The bottom line is that Junk King diverts a large % of everything it collects away from a landfill. It’s a sure thing that Junk King Monterey is a genuine green company.

What are you thinking about tossing out? You won’t have to worry about deciding where it will end up. The Junk King crew will take care of that just like that take care of the lifting and loading. All you have to do is watch.

That’s what Mary from Boulder Creek did. “When I called to schedule them, I was told they would be out between 10 and 12. Paul called at 10 on the dot. Chris, Paul and Sean came out to pick up a LOT of junk and they were able to fit it all in one load. The old refrigerator, some trash and a huge pile of yard waste. They work like a well oiled machine, in sync and getting everything out in an efficient manner. They are polite, friendly, professional and the price was reasonable. It would have taken me multiple trips to the dump to get rid of everything. What a trio of yard and lifesavers.”

Call Junk King today and put them to work for you!

Santa Cruz Junk Recycling – Do it Right

Do you know where your garbage ends up? Sadly for a lot of people in Santa Cruz they just don’t care. The result has been the creation of infamous floating garbage patch that is making its way around the North Pacific. Fortunately, there is a Santa Cruz nonprofit group called Clean Oceans Project that is determined to do something about that. They are working with a Japanese manufacturer to develop a plastic-to-fuel technology that can be put to work in the Monterey Bay. If all goes according to plan a specially designed solar powered catamaran will cruise the waters gobbling up fishing nets, plastic bags and Styrofoam. It will then funnel that garbage into a high temperature cooker to convert that litter into fuel. That fuel will then allow that boat to travel further and collect even more garbage until the Monterey Bay is completely clean. It’s an ambitious project that is getting a lot of attention and should be something that is on the radar of everyone living in Santa Cruz.
In fact, there are many recycling programs in Santa Cruz that are taking this plastic-to-fuel technology to heart. The idea is to melt down all these plastics and use their basic elements to power up generators. This is different than melting down the plastic to reuse for other purposes which is the primary goal of recycling. Either way it’s going to be a benefit when all of those tons of garbage can be diverted away from the area landfills. This spins right back to the question do you know where your garbage ends up?
If you’re doing your part then you’re also an active recycler. This means you are recycling all of your household plastics and paper into their proper recycling bins for the weekly pickup. Depending upon where you live you might also have a backyard garden that could benefit of creating your own compost pile of food garbage. The big issue is what to do with the big items. These should be all those bulky things you want to throw out that can’t be shoved into a garbage can or recycling bin. That would be an old sofa, a worn-out mattress, laptops, computers, television sets or major kitchen appliances. The good news is the bulk of those items can also be recycled you just have to make sure you’re working with an eco-friendly recycling team.
Getting rid of those big items requires help in the form of professional junk haulers like Junk King Monterey, a local business that is certified and insured when it comes to moving and hauling. Professional is the key word here because you’ll be able to achieve a certain level of guarantee in terms of where your junk will end up. Someone who drives by in a pickup and offers a throw out your junk could be throwing that garbage right into the side of the road. The professional junk haulers will know all the great recycling facilities around Santa Cruz and will make those the final destination for all of your junk.
For the best in Santa Cruz Junk Recycling or Monterey Hauling, simply call 1-800-9595 JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.