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Monthly Archives: March 2023

Clear Out Your Rubbish For Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is all about getting things out of the house. It’s not just the dust in the junk mail but also all the unwanted items that can be removed to create a less cluttered living environment. This kind of cleaning needs an investment of time, but it will be time well spent when you can enjoy the results of a home without rubbish. If you want to make rubbish removal part of your spring cleaning agenda, you want to put Junk King Portland on the job.

A Whole Lot of Decluttering

As you go through your home, remember that Junk King will send over two movers to help with your rubbish removal agenda. This is the friendly team who will pick up and carry out any object you want to be cleared from your home. That includes furniture down in the basement or old appliances in the garage.

Remember, the goal is to get rid of all the unwanted stuff. You can even go through your closets and pull out all the outfits you no longer want. But don’t worry about where those objects will end up. With Junk King on the job, all those usable items can be dropped off at a local charity. This is the kind of disposal that Junk King excels at. It’s also what has made than the leading junk-hauling service in the Portland area.

As for the cost, that will always be determined by how all your stuff with it onto the back of the Junk King truck. One flat rate covers all the labor and is drop-offs. And this will always be a fair rate. Junk King wants to make sure you have a good experience every time.

Add rubbish removal with Junk King Portland to your spring cleaning checklist this year.

2023-03-30 22:54:59

Hire Junk King For Remodel Cleanup

There will always be a lot of decisions to make with a remodel project. Consider the kitchen remodel. You must decide about your countertops, cabinets, flooring, backsplash, painting, and appliances. As you make each decision, your contractor can implement and get the job done. Along the way, your remodel crew is going to create a mess. There’s noThere’s avoided that. But you can mitigate that mess by having Junk King Portland clean up all the debris. That can start on day one of your remodel project and continue until the job is done.

Productive Crew

You want your remodel crew to be as productive as possible. If they focus on the work, the job will be done on time and on budget. However, if they have to stop to pick up debris and haul it away, then the job slows down. That is why you want to hire Junk King. Your remodel crew won’t slow down with Junk King on the cleanup job.

Junk King will provide their own crew for the cleanup. That team will consist of at least two movers arriving in a truck big enough to hold whatever you want to get rid of. That can include all the torn-up flooring, tiles, and cabinets. It can all be piled onto the Junk King truck in a single session. That will create a clean environment for the remodel crew to jump into action.

The cost of hiring Junk King for this service will depend on how all that debris fits onto the truck. Junk King will always strive to pack up their truck as tightly as possible, so you’ll get a good deal every time. Junk King Portland is the ideal junk hauler to help clean up your remodeling debris. So put them on the job today.

2023-03-24 22:25:05

Call On Junk King Portland For Bulk Cardboard Recycling

Junk King Portland For Bulk Cardboard Recycling

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”

– Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Funny enough, when it comes to recycling, this is quite true. Unfortunately, for some waste materials there is a tendency to simply toss them into the trash. And this is often the case for used boxes and other packaging. But the truth is that cardboard recycling can be a new start for the end of an old box!

Of course, it’s relatively easy for many people to put a box or two into their recycling bins. But what do you do when the cardboard and paper waste is more than you can manage

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Tackling the Task of Bulk Cardboard Recycling

“When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do.” – Pam Shoemaker, Author

Of course, we all want to recycle. Almost nobody thinks that all of our trash should end up in landfills, incinerators, or – far worse – on trash barges going to who-knows-where. But, while we all agree with the principle of recycling, too often we find it difficult to do so easily or efficiently.

Fortunately, the state of Oregon has made strides towards making recycling easier for everyone, even those of us in beautiful Portland. 

Back in August 2021, the Oregon state government signed the Recycling Modernization Act, which became effective on January 1, 202. The recycling program changes outlined in the new law are scheduled to take place in July 2025.

Key elements contained in the Recycling Modernization Act include expanding recycling services to people who may not have previously had access, such as those who live in apartments and rural areas. In addition, the law ensures that material collected is actually recycled and addresses plastic trash that pollutes oceans, rivers, and communities.

Also, there is now a single, comprehensive list for the state that identifies what can be recycled.

This means additional clarity for Oregonians on what can and cannot be recycled which will help our state’s recycling operations to operate more efficiently. Of course, some of the major recyclable items on that list are cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, cartons, and other paper and paperboard waste.

Cardboard is one of those common materials that seem to show up everywhere and in everything. 

If you shop online or work in a retail business, your probably have more cardboard boxes, packaging, and paperboard waste than you know what to do with. “Paperboard” is thicker than paper, by the way, but not quite like cardboard. While it is still just one layer and cardboard is three layers of heavy paper, two flat with a wavy one in the middle, it is just as recyclable as cardboard.

But what if you have boatloads of it?

Bulk Cardboard Waste Shouldn’t End Up in Landfills

“There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.” 

– Annie Leonard, co-Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

The last thing you want to do with all the bulk cardboard you may find yourself saddled with is to load it into the back of a truck and try hauling it off to the nearest landfill. And with so many of Oregon’s remaining landfills closing in the coming years, this may not even be a viable option soon, fortunately.

In fact, landfills in Oregon are rapidly diminishing according to some sources,

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates at least seven landfills in Oregon will close by 2050, although exact closure dates can fluctuate.

It’s been nearly 30 years since Oregon sited a new landfill, and it’s unlikely the state will ever approve another facility in the Willamette Valley, its most populous region. That’s because of the area’s extremely wet conditions, said Shane Latimer, an environmental planner in Portland who specializes in landfill permitting for SCS Engineers.

‘We will eventually be exporting most of our trash to the eastern drier parts of Oregon,’ Latimer said.”

When it comes to cardboard waste, recycling is the optimal disposal solution. That’s because it is a highly recyclable material. In fact, cardboard packaging can be recycled from five to seven times. 

Here are a few additional facts to keep in mind about recycling cardboard:

  • Dented, ripped, and damaged cardboard can still be recycled
  • You do not have to remove tape or labels as the recycling process will remove these
  • And most milk, juice, and cereal boxes can all be recycled, if clean

Generally speaking, we’re doing pretty good when it comes to recycling paper and cardboard waste. In fact, in 2021, we recovered more than 50 million tons of paper in the U.S. for recycling and the paper recycling rate was 68 percent. Of course, that still means that almost a third of our waste paper products still needs to be diverted from landfills.

And in 2021, the recycling rate for cardboard — what the industry calls corrugated — was 91.4 percent.

When Cardboard Recycling is More than a Trip to the Recycling Bin

So, who ends up with large amounts of waste cardboard to be gotten rid of? Businesses of all types get materials, products, and supplies shipped to them, often in cardboard packaging. But homeowners and renters can find themselves stuck with huge amounts of cardboard, as well.

Here’s a true story:

An older couple decided to sell their home after almost 15 years and relocated to a new home. In the process of packing they made use of hundreds and boxes as well as various types of packing material. Once their move was completed and they finally managed to unpack all their belongings from one and half decades in their previous home, they had a massive amount of empty boxes to get rid of.

Unfortunately for them, they found few people who needed boxes and had no way to dispose of them themselves. The good news, however, is that they called their local Junk King professionals who quickly loaded and hauled away almost 10 cubic yards of flattened, cardboard boxes as well as a dozen bags of waste paper and packaging material!

In a similar instance, a small business opened their first location only to find that there were no means of bundling waste cardboard nor was there enough space in the shared dumpster behind the building. After they unpacked their merchandise, shelving, and other furnishings, they were saddled with large stacks of bulk cardboard waste.

A quick call to Junk King, however, resolved that problem for them quickly and affordably.

When you call Junk King Portland you can be assured that no matter what your junk or bulk waste materials are composed of, we have the means to see that as much of it as possible is recycled. So, don’t settle for making trips to a landfill or a waste transfer station when you can have our expert team do it all for you.

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Junk King Portland: Your Best Choice for Large Recycling and Junk Removal Needs

One benefit of having a professional firm like Junk King remove your residential or commercial cardboard recycling and other trash is that we make it easy on you. Typically, we can often arrange to have it taken away the same day you call.

Junk King Portland is proud to be a part of North America’s greenest residential junk removal service.

Our company pioneered the practice of recycling-based junk removal back in 2005 and we’ve been going greener ever since. For example, we routinely sort every load for recyclable metals, e-waste, household goods, textiles, furniture and appliances, in our recycling warehouses. And for cardboard, of course!

But “being green” also means donating, repurposing, and reusing everything from clothing, toys, baby furniture and strollers, to used office furniture and equipment.

And many of our partners have trucks that run on biodiesel, which is a fuel made from environmentally safe, non-petroleum, renewable resources. The team here at Junk King Portland is committed to doing all we can to help keep our city and our planet clean, green and beautiful for the generations to come.

Our team specializes in residential and commercial trash and junk removal and we can usually be at your home or place of work the same day, so give us a call! Our expert and professional crews are fully insured and well-trained, and you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in an efficient and courteous fashion.

Need to get rid of your bulk cardboard recycling waste? We make it easy for you!

If you have questions about what we can do for you, just give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).

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Helping Keep Oregon Clean With Green Junk Removal

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It’s been said that Benjamin Franklin once stated that, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. And, while we can certainly agree with that, it is also apparent to most of us that we can “junk” to that short list.

It seems that living life and working somehow brings with it an accumulation of unwanted junk. And for many of us, we experience the phenomenon of more junk piling up the longer we live in one place. The truth is that this has been a reality of life since probably the beginnings of time.

In other words, we will likely always find ourselves with “stuff” we no longer want or need, or that is not longer working or useable. 

So, what do we do with all that junk?

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Trash Pits, Junkyards, and Landfills: The Historic End of Junk

Until fairly recently, mankind has typically disposed of its trash, debris, rubbish, and junk in holes in the ground, small ponds on occasion, and even in the oceans if they happened to be nearby. Burning trash and debris was common, as well. 

But beginning in the late 1800s, more and more municipalities and settlements of various kinds began to organize waste management practices with an eye towards sanitation and general tidiness. 

According to Wikipedia, the modern landfill and waste management practices were first introduced early in the 20th century but gained wide use in the 1960s and 1970s. And earth911.com tells us that, by the mid-1970s, states were required to establish waste management regulations. They point out, too, that the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) created the framework for the proper management of all types of solid waste and even established the design, operation, and closure requirements for sanitary landfills.

All of which means that, today, instead of random trash pits and junk being tossed anyplace that seems convenient, mankind has advanced quite a bit when it comes to junk disposal practices. 

However, landfills, while better than burn pits, have their own host of issues.

Take the state of Oregon, for example. As of early 2023, the Department of Environmental Quality lists over 10 regional landfills operating in the state. And this in addition to more than 15 privately owned landfills on industrial sites. With over four million residents and close to 1.6 million households, having just ten landfills can become a problem.

But that’s just a capacity concern. Landfills present a number of issues that many people feel makes them less than desirable solutions for waste disposal. 

Perhaps the most pressing environmental concern with landfills is methane gas. As the organic mass in landfills decompose methane gas is released. In addition to methane, landfills also produce carbon dioxide and water vapor, and trace amounts of oxygen, nitrogen.

And it’s not just the atmosphere that is affected.

The largest percentage of all soil pollution in the US comes from the landfills. They are one of the biggest sources of soil pollution. And what makes all this more problematic is that a large portion of the materials buried in landfills, up to 80 percent, could have been recycled.

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When It Comes to Junk Removal and Disposal Options, Green Is Best

Household junk can come in all types, shapes, and sizes. 

We can find ourselves with junk furniture, broken-down appliances, used mattresses, old TVs that no one wants or that no longer work, and even junk from our yards. Sometimes it’s simply excessive amounts of trash and garbage that we can’t fit into our residential rubbish bins. 

The problem that many people face is how and where to get rid of their junk. 

If the local waste management service can’t or won’t take it – which is quite often the case – then we have to figure out how to haul it away ourselves. This typically means that we need a truck or a small trailer. And not everyone owns one of those. 

And even if we do have a truck or can rent or borrow one, then here’s the challenge of where to dispose of our junk!

As we’ve noted here, landfills in Oregon and few and far between. And in the Portland area – with more than 670,000 residents – there are about three landfills close enough to be useful. So, along with sitting in long lines and having to pay steep dump fees, disposing of your own junk also means doing all the moving, loading, hauling, and unloading yourself. 

Plus, dumping recyclable junk items and materials into a landfill is far from being a green option. 

So, what are some green junk disposal options?

Unwanted Junk: Sell It, Donate It, or Give It Away

The truth is that much of what we consider “junk” is often reusable or can be refurbished instead of dumped in the trash. 

One profitable alternative to dumping is selling. With the vast and growing number of online selling and buying sites, it is easier than ever to offload your usable but unwanted items for a small profit. And in many neighborhoods, the venerable yard sale is still a popular activity and can be a great venue for selling much of your “gently used” items. 

However, some folks don’t have the time nor the desire to organize a yard sale nor even post items for sale online. Fair enough! But donating these unwanted items is another great way to not only divert them from landfills but give them a new home. While this still takes some effort on your part, you can have the gratification of knowing you’re helping out while gaining some tax write-offs in the process.

Of course, the simplest way to provide a second life for your unwanted belongings and “junk” items is to give them away. Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and others can be found who are willing to take your things off your hands. And the best part is that you bypass the very real possibility of your things ending up in a local landfill.

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For ‘Green’ Junk Removal Just Call on the Red and Gold

Although at Junk King our corporate colors are red and gold, we really like to think of ourselves as mostly green! 

And, by green, we mean environmentally friendly. 

Junk King has always pursued a genuine dedication to both exceptional customer service and environmental stewardship. We are committed to recycling and to taking care of people. What this means for us when it comes to junk removal and disposal is recycling, repurposing, and donating wherever possible.

You could say that “being green” is in our corporate DNA. 

Our parent company pioneered the practice of recycling-based junk removal back in 2005 and has been going greener ever since. For Junk King here in the metro Portland area, we demonstrate this by routinely sorting every load in our recycling warehouses. We do this to separate all the recyclable metals, e-waste, household goods, textiles, furniture, and appliances.

But “being green” for us means much more than just recycling junk. It also means donating, repurposing, and reusing everything from used mattresses to old clothing, from gently love toys to baby furniture and strollers, and from used office furniture to exercise equipment.

All of which means that, for you, the easiest and most cost-effective option for green junk removal is to simply call Junk King East Portland!

Junk King East Portland: Your No.1 Choice for Green Junk Removal and Recycling

One benefit of having a professional firm like Junk King remove your residential or commercial junk is that we make it easy on you. Typically, we can often arrange to have it taken away the same day you call.

Junk King moves fast with our appointments. In fact, most pickups are completed within 24 hours of being scheduled. And we can often complete a same-day pickup, as sell. 

The charge for Junk King’s expert junk removal service is based on volume rather than weight. That means none of your bulk items will “go on the scale.” And that means huge savings for you, especially when have heavy junk items such as old furniture or a washer and dryer. We always provide our customers with a free estimate before the work begins, and it will always be a fair and transparent price.

In addition, our prices are guaranteed. In fact, Junk King will match any competitor’s price for the same amount of removal.

Junk King East Portland is proud to be a part of North America’s greenest residential junk removal service. The team here at Junk King East Portland is committed to doing all we can to help keep our city and our planet clean, green, and beautiful for the generations to come.

Our team specializes in residential and commercial trash and junk removal, and we can usually be at your home or place of work the same day, so give us a call! Our expert and professional crews are fully insured and well-trained, and you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in an efficient and courteous fashion.

So, ready to get rid of your unwanted junk in a green way? We make it easy as 1,2,3!

If you have questions about what we can do for you, just give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).

Junk King Portland
10504 NW St. Helens Rd.
Portland, OR 97231
Hours: M-F: 8A-6P, Sa: 8A-5P

Providing junk removal services to the Portland area, including:

Frickenhausen Am Main
Happy Valley
Oregon City
and these nearby zip codes:
97015, 97024, 97030, 97045, 97060, 97080, 97086, 97089, 97201, 97202, 97203, 97204, 97205, 97206, 97207, 97208, 97209, 97210, 97211, 97212, 97213, 97214, 97215, 97216, 97217, 97218, 97220, 97227, 97228, 97230, 97231, 97232, 97233, 97236, 97238, 97239, 97240, 97250, 97251, 97252, 97253, 97254, 97256, 97258, 97266, 97281, 97283, 97286, 97290, 97292, 97293, 97294, 97296