Monthly Archives: March 2014

E-Waste Recycling In Phoenix

Spring officially arrived on March 22nd and for many baseball fans, that was welcome news. It meant that spring training can kick into high gear and that puts opening day at just weeks away. This year, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix are going to try something a bit different with their training regimes. They are teaming up for the first “Zero Waste Spring Training” at the Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. During a practice game between the Diamondbacks vs. Seattle Mariners, volunteers will demonstrate for the fans in the stands where to properly dispose of ballpark trash. That includes placing eating utensils in recycling bins and the leftover hot dog or nachos in the compost bins. The vendors are also getting into the act by switching over to biodegradable products such as paper trays or plastic utensils.

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Although achieving zero waste is a loft goal, city officials hope this program will fall in line with the 40% diversion objective. They hope that by 2020, at least 40% of all trash created in Phoenix will be kept out of the landfills. Perhaps that will start with an empty box of Crackerjacks!

You don’t have to head out to the ballpark to step up your recycling gain. There are plenty of items around your home that can be properly disposed off. Think outside of the recycle bin and instead focus on e-waste. This would be all those items like computers, printers, fax machines, copies, phones, televisions and monitors. Those are the kinds of objects that definitely should be kept out of landfill. That can happen when you hire Junk King to take care of all your e-waste recycling.

Junk King has become the perfect eco-friendly partner for Phoenix’s recycling goals. You don’t even have to ask if your junk items can be recycled. The Junk King crew will do it automatically. When it comes to e-waste recycling, that is a no-brainer. If an item can be donated to a charity for refurbishing, then Junk King is going to insure that it gets dropped off at a certified recycling facility.

Just because Junk King is handling your e-waste, recycling doesn’t mean they won’t be able to pick up the rest of your junk. On that same truckload that holds you old TV, you can also get rid of your unwanted furniture, mattress, appliances or other household rubbish. You’ll feel great knowing you’re doing your part to help keep Phoenix green with responsible e-waste recycling. Let Junk King show you how.

 

Phoenix Moving and Junk Hauling

Are you ready for the big move? Whether you’re making the transition from apartment living to a home or moving for a fresh start, you’re going to need to get organized. Typically, you’ll have at least 30 days from the time you give notice to moving day. In that month, you’ll have plenty of time to get ready. The best tool you’ll have for your move is a Sharpie. This is what you’ll be labeling all your boxes with. How detailed you want to make those labels is up to you but it will certainly help when it comes time to unpack. For instance, would it help to have a box labeled just “kitchen” or “kitchen: coffee pot, toaster.” Obviously, you’ll want to unpack that box first! That kind of labeling will also help for boxes that contain your sheets and pillows.

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What you want to avoid is packing on moving day. Sure, you might have a few last minute items to stash away but if this is when you’re finally tackling those drawers or cabinets then you’re going to fall way behind. Remember, from the moment your movers pull up the clock starts ticking. You might notice that they move really fast at the beginning of the day and then slow down on the other side. You can’t really hurry them up. What you can do is make sure they are only moving the things you need. In other words, don’t pack your junk. Instead, set up a professional junk hauling appointment with Junk King Phoenix.

Think of this as your “move before your move.” As you pack up your belongings, you’re going to come across a lot of things that you don’t use, would never use or are simply broken. There could also be entire rooms of furniture that you’re doing away with in favor of newer pieces. All of those things should be labeled for junk hauling.

With Junk King on the job, you’re still going to get a moving crew and huge truck but the clock won’t be ticking. You’ll be charged a flat rate based on how much space your junk will use on the truck. There will be no hidden fees, no travel time, no dumping costs. One price that you need to be happy with before the work can start. Don’t start your time in a new home with old junk. Let Junk King get rid of it first.