Swapping on an old sofa for a new sofa requires careful scheduling. You don’t want the new sofa to be delivered when the old sofa is still in place. That would result in a very crowded living room! On the other hand, you also don’t want to go days without having a sofa in that living. That is why you need to carefully coordinate the “exchange.” Once you have picked out your new sofa and have lockdown your delivery date, you can set up your old sofa removal with Junk King Portland. This professional junk hauling service prides itself on accommodating its customers for reliable sofa removal.
The Lifting Team
Junk King will provide two movers to help with your sofa removal task. Your lifting team will swiftly carry out the old sofa regardless of where it is located in your home or apartment. That means stairways and narrow hallways will not be challenging for the Junk King team.
Before they carry out the sofa, they will size it up to see how much space it will take up on the back of the Junk King truck. That will determine how much you are paying for the service. Junk King charges a flat rate that is always based on volume and not about weight. You certainly do not want to be charged by the pound for sofa removal! Once you agree to the price, the crew will carry out the sofa, and the job will be done in just a few minutes. Of course, you can also add anything else you want to get rid of to the truck, and the cost will be adjusted accordingly.
Reliable sofa removal is just a phone call away with Junk King Portland.
Is your backyard in need of a makeover? That can be anything from planting a new garden to installing a swimming pool. Before any of that makeover work can start, you should set up a cleanup session with Junk King Portland. Yes, that is the same Junk King that takes care of furniture and appliances. But those hard-working crews can also be dispatched to your backyard to clean the entire area thoroughly. Just think of what a difference that can make!
All The Debris Can Go
The cleanup offered by Junk King is not just about removing branches, shrubbery, and dirt. Those can all go on the Junk King truck, but you can get rid of a lot more in the same session. You can use the Junk King crew to load up unwanted patio furniture, planters, lawnmowers, and even an old swing set. Once that stuff is clear, you can reimagine what your backyard oasis should look like.
All those random items will be packed onto the back of the Junk King truck. The less space your stuff uses, the less you will pay. Junk King’s flat rate policy is always determined by volume and not weight.
You can schedule your session with Junk King online or over the phone. All you need to do is set aside a two-hour window on the best day for your time. For example, it probably won’t take Junk King two hours to clean up your backyard, but they will need that time to get from one home to the next. Junk King is also accommodating with the schedule. For example, if it works best for your time to have junk income on the weekend, that’s what they would do.
Schedule your backyard cleanup with Junk King Portland today. You’ll be glad you did.
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.
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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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).
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?
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.
When It Comes to Junk Removal and Disposal Options, Green Is Best
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.
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).
What is the one thing it always seems to tumble out of your kitchen cabinets? It might be those random plastic storage containers and annoying lids. You might also have to shop around mugs and comps to avoid them from falling out. And, of course, there is always a struggle to find the right pan for cooking and a pile of cookware. If you are battling the stuff in your cabinets, it is a clear indication that it is time to clear out some of that clutter. That will require two things—time for sorting and a call to Junk King Portland.
The Sorting Results
When you dedicate time to sorting through your cabinets, you will undoubtedly discover plenty of things you don’t need. Aside from all the expired pantry items, they could also be an assortment of other impractical household goods to hold onto. The result of all that sorting can be turned over to the Junk King Portland crew.
When you hire Junk King for any disposal, you will always be working with a team of movers. This is the crew that does all the lifting and truck packing. The clutter from your kitchen cabinets might not be heavy or take a lot of time to clear away. But that work will always go quickly when two experienced movers are on the job.
That experience extends to how the crew packs up the truck. They will know exactly how much space a few boxes of Cabinet clutter will take up on the truck. That is how they will present you with a written estimate for the service. The Junk King crews will always strive to pack up your stuff in the least amount of space so you can pay the least amount of service fee!
Put Junk King Portland on your cabinet de-cluttering agenda. You’ll be glad you did.
There are many things in your home that are easy to move. For example, the chairs at your dining room table can be pulled out and put back in place. The same can be said for a coffee table in the living room that needs to be moved to vacuum on the needs. However, when it comes to your refrigerator, that can only be moved a few inches. It might seem easy to slide the fridge across your kitchen floor, but that is also how to scratch up the floor. That is why the removal of every fridge needs to be handled by professionals. That’s what you will be working with when you hire Junk King Portland to get rid of your old refrigerator.
Smart Fridge Options
It’s a safe bet that your refrigerator is probably 10 to 15 years old. That means the new refrigerator you will be buying can come with many smart options. That makes the shopping process fun. It also gives you a chance to start with a clean refrigerator that you can keep that way with very little effort. All that happens once the Junk King team has removed the old refrigerator.
All the things that you would get rid of from your home, the refrigerator might be among the heaviest. Fortunately, you will not be charged by the pound by Junk King. Instead, Junk King provides you with their removal service at a flat rate. That rate is always determined by how everything fits onto the Junk King truck. One refrigerator would take up the minimum amount of space. That would put you at the low end of the price scale for this task. Of course, you can also fill the truck with plenty of other unwanted items in the same session. This is a terrific opportunity to get rid of a lot of your clutter and rubbish.
When you want to get rid of your old refrigerator, the best call to make is to Junk King Portland. Call today.
You put many things into storage in your home that get used at least once a year. All the holiday decorations are a perfect example of that. But there are also many things that go into storage that end up never being used again. This will be things like clothing that no longer fits or toys that are no longer played with. They can also be plenty of other random pieces of furniture and electronics that have been replaced but can’t be tossed into the trash. The more that unwanted stuff piles up, the less storage you have around the house. That can all change when you hire Junk King to get rid of your unwanted items. That’s the quickest way to make more storage room in your home.
Your Removal Team
Junk King is going to send over your own personal removal team for your appointment. This crew will consist of at least two experienced movers who can lift and load any object from any room. And don’t worry about the stairs. The Junk King crew knows how to navigate staircases while carrying those objects.
Everything you get rid of will find a spot on the back of the Junk King truck. The goal with the Junk King crew is to pack up that truck as tightly as possible with all your unwanted rubbish. That will provide you with the low end of the price scale. Junk King always wants to make their removal sessions fit your budget.
Included in that flat rate will be the responsible disposal of all your rubbish. Junk King will always strive to make drop off at a charity or recycling center before going to the landfill.
If you want to make more storage space in your home, then you want to make an appointment for rubbish removal with Junk King Portland. Book your session today.
The best way to get rid of your bulk items is to hire Junk King Portland. This professional junk hauling company excels in hauling away the stuff that is too big for the weekly trash pickup. Best of all, you will not have to lift a finger to make this happen. In other words, you do not have to bring those bulk items down to her. Just leave everything right where it is, and the two-person moving crew provided by Junk King will do all the lifting and loading work on your behalf. Are you ready to get rid of those bulk items in your all? Then you are ready to bring in Junk King.
Junk King likes to move fast with its appointments. Most appointments are completed within 24 hours of first contact. There are also opportunities to have a same-day pickup. That depends on your flexibility and whether or not the crew is close by when you call to make your appointment. No matter which option you pick, you will not have to wait long to get rid of all those bulk items finally. That can make a positive improvement around your home for sure!
The cost of Junk King’s bulk removal service is based on volume rather than weight. That means none of your bulk items will “go on the scale.” That can make a big difference, especially when removing something heavy like old furniture or a washer and dryer. You will note the prices before the work begins, and it will always be a fair price for this work. It will also be guaranteed. Junk King will match any competitor’s price for the same amount of removal.
Getting rid of your bulk item junk will not be a challenge when Junk King Portland is on the job. Book your appointment today.