Monthly Archives: November 2017

Great Recycling Facts To Share

Recycling wouldn’t be the least bit effective if only a handful of people did it. Recycling works best when everyone gets involved from homeowners to apartment renters and from schools to businesses. How active are you with recycling? You might get a boost by sharing these great recycling facts:

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What is the benefit of recycling? It comes from saving energy. More energy is used to produce something from raw materials versus recycled materials. How much energy? Recycling just 48 soda cans is equal to saving one gallon of gas. Paper was one of the first materials to be recycled on wide scale basis. Since 1990, the paper recovered through US recycling efforts would fill 200 football stadiums to a height of 100 feet. Every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees and 462 gallons of oil. One pound of newspaper can be recycled into six cereal boxes or egg cartons. The list of benefits from recycling is endless!

Now think about the trash you toss out each day. What about your lunch? A typical disposable lunch, with items like single-serve yogurt, Ziploc bags, and juice boxes, creates 4-8 oz of garbage each day. Add it all up and it comes out to around 67 lbs. of t trash each year and that’s just from your lunch.

This is the time of year that Americans throw away one million extra tons of garbage every week. The average U.S. citizen uses 200 lbs. of plastic per year but only 3% of that amount is actually recycled. There are also around 220 tons of computers, TVs, DVD players and other e-waste dumped in landfills each year. That’s way too much.

Are you feeling inspired to recycle even more? There are plenty of things around your house you can recycle and it’s not just paper, plastics and glass. When you hire a company like Junk King Palm Beach, you can add furniture, appliances, clothing and yard debris to your list of recyclables. Junk King doesn’t do the actual recycling but they’ll make sure your stuff gets to the right drop off spot. Junk King Palm Beach is the perfect partner to help you expand your home recycling program.

Helpful Tips For A Safe Holiday

Ask anyone about their holidays and they’ll most often say, “There’s a lot going on.” That includes a lot of running errands, getting the house decorated and cooking in the kitchen. It is easy to forget about some simple safety guidelines with all that is happening but that is exactly what you need to stay focused and make sure everyone in your circle has a safe holiday season. Here are some things to keep in mind:

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For Driving

Shopping centers are going to be crowded nearly every day between now and Christmas Eve. That means there will also be a lot of kids and potentially distracted drives in those lots. Keep an eye on any one loading their car. There could be a child close by.

As for driving, your need to make sure you and your teen driver isn’t distracted. You both should be using hands free apps. Also, if you know your teen is in the car, don’t text or call them. Wait until they get home or reach their destination.

In the Home

You want your home to look fantastic for the holidays but that shouldn’t be at the expense of safety. Once kids are part of the equation you need to decorate with them in mind. That is true if they live in your house or you know they’ll be visiting. Start with the tree. Breakable ornaments should be at the top of the tree and out of reach. Keep the safe ones down at the bottom. You’ll also want to take care of your tree by keeping it watered.

Before putting up lights check the wires for any frays. A lot can happen since the last time you put those lights up. You should also test them before you put the tree or outside the house. It would be horrible to string them up only to find a missing bulb causes the entire strand to go out.

Candles are a nice touch for the holidays but can be a tempting target for the young ones. Ideally, you should keep any candle at least a foot away from anything that can burn. And they should definitely be out of reach for the kids. If you want to play it totally safe, then check out battery operated candles. You might be surprised at how realistic they look.

Finally, you want to make sure your home is clear of clutter and rubbish. This is a genera safety concern but also one that will bring you peace of mind. One call to Junk King Palm Beach can get all your unwanted rubbish gone for good. Just think of how great your home will look without any junk.

Get Rid Of Heavy Yard Debris The Right Way

It is hard to imagine anyone getting through life without a few bouts of back pain. Most of these are little twinges of pain that can be taken care of with over the counter painkillers. A more severe back pain would be when you “throw out your back.” When that happens, it becomes difficult to move without sharp pain. The only way to recover from that is prolonged rest and perhaps a heating pad. Back pain happens when you over exert yourself. This can happen by picking up heavy objects with your back as opposed to your legs. All of this points out the importance of getting help when you need to get rid of heavy objects like furniture or yard debris. The right way for that kind of hauling would be to bring in the pros from Junk King Orlando.

Heavy yard debris can come in many forms from old patio furniture to debris from a torn down deck. You could also have unused pavers, bricks and chunks of concrete. That is a lot of heavy lifting. Instead of putting your back at risk, let Junk King do all the lifting and loading. You’ll be assigned a two-man moving crew who has a lot of experience with this kind of work. They know the proper moving techniques. They use them every day.

You might also have some heavy yard debris that is leftover from the last major storm. Junk King can also clear away tree branches, palm fronds and any other natural waste. This is a team that is also able to handle dismantling things in your backyard like a tool shed or swing set. If you want to get rid of something, then just tell Junk King.

Weight is a factor with some junk haulers. They like charging by the pound but that’s not going to happen with Junk King. The Junk King pricing policy is based on volume and not weight. How much room your stuff will fill on the back of the truck is how you’ll be charged. That is a very fair and affordable way to handle this type of removal. When you need to get rid of heavy yard debris and the rest of your unwanted rubbish, you can always count on Junk King Orlando to get the job done fast.

How To Take Care of Big Appliance Recycling

We all have embraced the concept of recycling. It has become second nature to us to recycle plastic and papers at the home and office. But you might be surprise at how many other things you want to give away that can be recycled. Case in point: Your big appliance. Every stove, dishwasher, fridge, dryer and washing machine can also be earmarked for recycling if you hire the right company for removal. Here in Palm Beach, that company would be Junk King.

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Since its inception, Junk King has dedicated itself to recycle the bulk of what they collect. This doesn’t mean everything they snag gets crushed and melted down. Any item that gets donated to a charity would also be considered as recycled. If it doesn’t go to a landfill to decompose, then it is considered a recycling win.

Junk King will take care of the drop off of your big appliance to the proper facility. They’ll also do that for a lot of other things you want to get rid of. All your unwanted furniture, electronics and household goods can all fall into the same recycling category.

How easy is it to set up an appointment with Junk King? Extremely easy. In fact, you can do it all online. You might want to schedule with Junk King on the same day as the delivery of your new appliance. That will minimize the disruption in your kitchen.

As for the price, Junk King charges a fee based on how you’ll fill up the truck. The less space, the lower the price. Obviously, if you’re just getting rid of one appliance you won’t be paying a lot. However, because you have a crew doing all the work and disposal, you should take full advantage of them. If you were to try and do this task on your own, you might end up spending twice, if not three times, as much as what Junk King will charge you. If you’re looking for efficient junk hauling and big appliance recycling, then look no further than Junk King Palm Beach.