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Dumpster Rentals vs. Junk Pick Up in the OC

Getting rid of oversized items from your home is a big job that is going to require some outside help. How much more help depends on what you’re throwing out and the method of disposal you pick. It’s clear that renting a dumpster or hiring a company to handle junk pick up will both result in clearing your home of clutter. Before picking the method, you’ll want to think about the following factors:

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A dumpster rental will require you to keep that unit for at least three days. If you can have that unit placed on your driveway, then you won’t need additional permits. Only if the dumpster is situated on the street will you need to contact the city for those permits. You’ll also be blocking access to parking for several days. Whether the dumpster is on the street or your driveway, you will be responsible for getting the junk into the dumpster. This means carrying it yourself or hiring someone to do the work for you. That will be an additional expense.

A dumpster placed on the street runs the risk of getting filled with additional garbage that is not your own. Small dumpsters have lids you can secure with a lock. However, with the large containers, anyone can drive by and toss in their trash.

With professional junk pick up provided by a company like Junk King you won’t have to do any heavy lifting. The two-man crew assigned to your removal will do all the work. They will bring whatever you’re tossing out from your home, garage or yard right to their truck. You don’t need a permit with Junk King. They can even pull their truck onto your driveway without disrupting your neighbor’s parking. Of course, Junk King prides itself on moving fast so they can be in and out without anyone noticing!

There might be weight restrictions with your dumpster rental that will result in additional fees being charged. Junk King will only charge a single fee based on the estimate of how much space your junk will occupy on the back of the truck. There are no weight limits. With a dumpster rental, all of your rubbish will end up in a landfill. Junk King provides recycling services that keep a majority of your junk out of the area landfills, which ultimately reduces your carbon footprint. Add it all up and it is clear that for hassle-free junk pick up, Junk King is the only way to go.

Celebrate Earth Day In Orange County With Green Junk Removal

Aside from focusing on cleaning up the environment, Earth Day is also about focusing on alternative energy sources. The hope is that carbon emissions can be reduced by using things like solar, wind and waterpower. The major culprit for carbon emissions are our cars which is why there is an increased interest in natural gas vehicles or NGVs. To support this effort, TIMCO is opening up a Compressed Natural Gas fueling station just in time for Earth Day.

“We are thrilled to be adding vital infrastructure to the City of Santa Ana which will offer Southern California drivers the opportunity to use CNG as a transportation fuel.  CNG is cleaner, cheaper, domestically produced, and provides access to the car pool lane,” said Timothy Nelligan, CEO of TIMCO CNG. “This CNG station is publicly accessible and conveniently located less than ¼-mile from Interstate-5 on E First Street. We will offer a positive fueling experience with low prices, well lit canopies and music at the dispensers.”

As companies go, TIMCO has only been around since 2012 but already they are making a mark with their eco-friendly philosophy. Perhaps they were inspired by Junk King of Orange County. After all, Junk King has been a green kind of company every since they started operations back in 2006.

One of the first edicts to go out from the Junk King headquarters to all the branches is to “keep junk out of landfills.” That might seem like the opposite of what you would expect from a junk removal service but it goes to show you where Junk King’s priorities are. Every Junk King crewmember has been trained to identify which collected items could be recycled or donated to charity. That is list actually a long one! It can include furniture, appliances, e-waste, yard waste and scrap metal.

Collecting junk can be a messy business but the Junk King crews don’t mind getting a little dirty. Let them do the hard work of lifting and loading for you. Not only will you have that hard working crew at your disposal, but you’ll also be making use of the big Junk King truck. This will let you throw away just about anything that is cluttering up your property. That means clearing out the inside and outside of your home. Celebrate Earth Day with a clutter free home thanks to junk removal service from Junk King.