Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bucks County PA Junk Recycling

Keeping Bucks County beautiful isn’t just a nice pledge; it’s actually the work of a group of concerned residents who are determined to do all that can to make sure this area is idyllic as it can be. Keep Bucks County Beautiful is an off-shoot of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. It was that committee which released a recent report on the illegal dumps they discovered in Bucks County. Here’s what they found:

“The Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful survey of the county identified 123 illegal dumpsites containing an estimated 223 tons of trash.  Of the items inventoried at each dumpsite assessed, 76% of the sites contained tires, 71% contained yard waste, 67% had construction and demolition waste, 66% had recyclables, and 54% of the sites had household trash.  Illegal dumpsites pose many threats to the health and safety of humans and wildlife, including giving mosquitoes a place to breed.  West Nile Virus, carried by mosquitoes, has been a primary concern for environmental officials.”

The goal of this group is to pull together volunteers, local municipalities and businesses by utilizing three areas of focus: Prevent it, Clean It and Keep It. That refers to stopping illegal dumping, cleaning up the community and making sure to recycle whenever possible.  Outside of your home, it does take a group of dedicated volunteers to keep Bucks County clean but you can do the same helpful work with your own junk especially if you pick the right company to remove that junk. We’re talking about Junk King Bucks County and they are dedicated to keeping Bucks County clean!

Junk King is a professional group of experienced junk removers who focus on keeping as much junk away from all those PA landfills as they can.  That’s a lot of garbage that is being repurposed and reused. What you might not realize is just how much of your own junk can be recycled. Think beyond the papers, plastics and soda cans. Working with Junk King will have you putting things like old furniture, mattresses and kitchen appliances through the recycling process. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about which of the facilities to take your junk to; Junk King handles all that even if it means making several drop offs for one customer.

You also don’t have to worry about doing any of the hard work such as lifting and loading. That’s what the Junk King crew will be there for. All you need to focus on is picking out all the items you want removed from your home. And it’s not just clearing out your garage, basement, attic or closets. Put Junk King to work sweeping through your backyard to cart off any debris left over from the last storm. Any way you slice it, Junk King Bucks County is the perfect recycling partner.

Bucks County Post Storm Cleanup

When the dust settles and the water recedes after a big storm like Hurricane Sandy, you always get the opportunity to see what great neighbors you have. It’s not different here in Bucks County where two local residents set up a Facebook group for volunteers to help with the clean-up efforts. Just for one weekend, they got over 150 people to sign up for the clean-up details. The group met around 7 a.m. on Saturday morning and were dispatched to do things like clear downed trees, branches and other debris. They won’t be dealing with downed power lines just “the grunt work.” Volunteers are asked to bring trash bags, shovels, saws, chain saws, and wheel barrows. SUVs and pickups were also needed to get the crews and equipment to the sites. It was like moving a small army but they got the job done and didn’t ask for anything in return. This is what being a good neighbor is all about.

As great as it is to have volunteers working on the after storm cleanup, they are limited with what they can do and how many hours they can devote to the task. It might be more prudent for some to hire a professional junk hauling company like Junk King Bucks County if you find yourself overwhelmed with debris clean-up. Every Junk King crew that is dispatched to a job site will have at least two members working in tandem for the clean-up and removal. Depending on the job, you could get a few more Junk King team members. What’s great is you won’t be charged extra for labor costs. That’s because the price you pay will be based on how much space your junk takes up in their truck. That’s the other benefit of hiring Junk King; the big truck. You will never have to worry about running out of space or getting the truck dirty. Once again, you won’t be paying for truck rental, gas, traveling time or dumpsite fees.

Naturally, you don’t have to wait for a storm to clear your house of debris or junk. In fact, if you were spared by Sandy’s wrath it might be a good time to access the potential for future storm damage. Do you have some items down in your basement or garage that could become a problem if flooding occurs? Would it be better to clear out all that old furniture or boxes of stuff you’re never going to use again? What about some of the weak tree branches looming over your yard or home. It might be a smart move to trim those back. Junk King Bucks County can help with all of that removal. When you’re ready, give Junk King a call and find out how they can help you with all your cleanup needs.