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Hit Zero Waste with Junk King Orange County

The Clean Air Council has some startling statistics to share: “Americans toss out enough paper & plastic cups, forks, and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times. Every year we fill enough garbage trucks to form a line that would stretch from the earth, halfway to the moon. Each day the United States throws away enough trash to fill 63,000 garbage trucks. The average American office worker goes through approximately 500 disposable cups each year.”

Bottom line: We’ve got a lot of trash to deal with. That is one of the reasons why Orange County, like the rest of California, is putting zero waste plans into affect. The goal is to divert up to 90% of all collected waste away from local landfills. Instead, those materials will either be recycled or used for fuel. What about around your home? Keeping up with your recycling is a good way to increase your diversion rate but you don’t have to stop there. If you need to get rid of bigger items, then Junk King is the perfect zero waste partner for you.

Every Junk King franchise must adhere to strict eco-friendly disposal policies. This is part of the founding principles that makes Junk King the leading junk hauler in the nation. Those disposal polices mean the crews have been trained to spot any item that can be diverted from the landfill. Along with materials you would expect, Junk King will also pull out things like clothes, toys, books, shoes, bedding, furniture and other household goods. Those items might not be recycled at a facility but if they can be donated to a charity, then the same diversion goal has been met. So far, Junk King has maintained a respectable 60% diversion rate and that is improving every day.

As for the cost of all this recycling effort, you’ll find that it is actually saving your money. Any time you make a deposit at a landfill, you have to pay a dumping fee based on weight. That can become a very expensive proposition. Since Junk King avoids the landfills, they also avoid those hefty fees and they’re happy to pass those savings onto you. If hitting zero waste is important, then Junk King is the only company to work with for your junk removal needs.

Declutter to Start Your Retirement in Orange County, CA

After a lifetime of work, you can finally kick back and relax. Welcome to your retirement. What will be first on your agenda? Many folks like to plan out a bunch of activities but before you get started you might want to take care of another “lifetime” project. That would be getting rid of all the junk you’ve accumulated in the past several decades. We’re not talking about the valuable heirlooms or keepsakes. Instead, all that stuff that is broken, worn out or simply not being used. You find that with a little declutter work, you can transform your living space. Of course, when you hire a company like Junk King, you won’t actually be doing any of the work and that’s a very good thing indeed!

Before setting up your junk removal session with Junk King you should narrow down what you want to get rid of. This might involve a little sorting on your part but that can be fun when you realize you won’t be making any trips to the trash or a dumpster. Instead, just set aside all the things you want taken away and Junk King lift them from the spot. That includes any heavy pieces of furniture or appliance. If you have a situation that has reached critical mass, then Junk King can provide additional trucks and crewmembers. Yes, we’re talking about a hoarder cleanup but you don’t have to feel embarrassed by that. The Junk King crews have seen all kinds of junk piles and they won’t have a problem clearing away your stuff, big or small.

When the crew arrives at the scheduled hour, you’ll walk them around your home showing them all the objects you want removed. They need to size everything up in person in order to provide you with a fair estimate for the fee. That estimate is going to be based on how much space your junk is going to occupy on the back of their truck. You’ll never be charged by the pound with Junk King and that’s a great thing indeed!

As soon as that estimate is agreed on, the work will begin. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the Junk King teams can declutter your home. They’ll even sweep up when they’re done!