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.
“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).
“Great price, on time and in and out with a heavy sofa down a flight of stairs. I would definitely use them again.” – Susan, Beaverton
That recent online review for Junk King Portland is a perfect summation of how Junk King operates. This is a professional junk hauling service that does all the work of clearing out your unwanted stuff regardless of size or weight. It is also a company that wants to make rubbish removal fast and affordable. The proof that Junk King accomplishes that goal can be found in even more recent reviews like these:
“Tyler and Tim were very professional and friendly. They handled my queen bed frame removal with ease and were cautiously aware of their surroundings while doing so. They even complimented my décor! I would highly recommend their prompt and courteous services.” – Jasmine, Lake Oswego
Junk King treats every customer’s home with great respect. The experience that the crews have prevents damage to walls and floors when removing bulky items. Sometimes, those items need to be taken apart before they can be loaded up. Junk King is happy to do that at no extra charge.
“I am very pleased. It was awesome. They came out as soon as possible and on time. Was able to pick up and remove right away! They were very understanding and very friendly! Thank you!” – Elizabeth, Portland
“Professional, efficient, easy-going. Quick and to the point.” – Kimberly, Portland
“The staff are great and made the entire process really quick and simple! Thank you!” – Jasmine, Portland
The cost of Junk King’s services is always determined by how everything fits onto the truck. That is another area where experience matters. The less space that the Junk King team uses to pack up your rubbish, the less you will pay. Junk King Portland wants to make every one of the rubbish removal sessions fast and affordable. Book your session today.
The new year is a time for renewal and trying different things, which is why so many of us choose to start new projects around that time. If you’ve been thinking about adding some new appliances to your kitchen, then there’s no better time than now to get that started. Whether you’re completely redesigning your kitchen or just adding to your repertoire, here are a few modern kitchen appliance trends that you can use for inspiration as you start making plans for the new year:
Open-concept kitchens have been a popular design for several years now and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Gone are the days of cramped kitchen counters covered in appliances of all kinds, replaced with spacious kitchens that flow naturally into other rooms. As part of this particular design trend, more and more people have been opting for built-in appliances that are integrated into the counter space instead of sticking out or taking up room somewhere else. If you’re looking for a cooking area that’s a little more adaptable and open, consider finding appliances that are built-in instead of freestanding. Microwaves, stovetops, and ovens are all popular built-in appliances that can be tucked neatly into the existing counter space.
If you have enough space, a kitchen island is a great way to give yourself a little more counter space without compromising your open kitchen plan. An island can also act as a symbolic barrier separating the kitchen area from the rest of the room without having to actually block access in any way. These days, lots of people are integrating their ranges into kitchen islands to centralize the workspace and allow them to engage with the rest of the home while they’re cooking. An island is also a great place for a kitchen sink if you already have your stovetop set up somewhere else.
Appliances with Bright Colors
For a long time, pristine white kitchens were the dominant trend in design, but these days things are starting to change. White can be a little sterile, and more and more people are looking for ways to express a little more personality in their homes, including in the kitchen. Appliances in dark, bold colors can add a great contrast to your kitchen, or more neutral or soft colors can create an inviting feel. Alternatively, you can always just mix and match to create a kitchen vibe that’s all your own.
On the other hand, if you’re getting enough color from your kitchen counters, tiles, and backsplashes, stainless steel appliances offer a classic look that never goes out of style. Stainless steel complements just about any other color scheme, and it also holds up well to the inevitable messes that cooking brings. Because steel is a lot less porous than most countertop materials, it’s extremely easy to just wipe clean when you’re finished cooking. Refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves are a few appliances that look great in stainless steel.
Another great way to breathe some life into your kitchen is to emphasize natural tones. It’s never a bad idea to add some plants to any room, but that’s especially true if you’re trying to create a warm, lively kitchen. If you have the time and the inclination, the kitchen is a great place to keep an herb garden. You can also pick up some mixing bowls and other dishes in natural colors to help emphasize that vibe. If you have non-patterned tile or backsplashes, then getting some mixing bowls with patterns is a great choice.
If you want to bring your kitchen into the 21st century, then now is a great time to check out some of the new smart appliances on the market. Smart fridges have been around for a little while now, but in recent years they’ve been joined by all kinds of other connected appliances. Smart toasters help you make sure your bread is always perfectly brown, and new smart stoves and ranges allow you to focus on other things while you’re cooking. You can even pick up an automatic mixer to save your arm when you’re baking.
As trends continue to move towards a more open kitchen plan, open counter space continues to be sought-after. Help clear some of the clutter out of your kitchen by picking up some multi-use appliances that combine a few different things into one package. Stand mixers are a great replacement for a handful of appliances, and there are plenty of combination ovens out there that include convection cookers, air fryers, and all kinds of other features. You can open up some flexibility as well by aiming for cordless appliances that can be placed just about anywhere in the kitchen.
If you’re ready to step your cooking game up to the next level, there are a ton of professional-style appliances out there at consumer prices. Of course, these appliances can be a little more expensive than the standard models, but they offer plenty of features that you can use to cook more complicated meals and dishes. If you already have the standard consumer kitchen of your dreams but still find yourself yearning for more, consider taking a look at some commercial-style appliances.
What About the Old Appliances? When you re-do your kitchen, you might be surprised by how much junk is left over. Not only is there construction debris if you’re changing your counters or other design elements, but you also have to find a way to get rid of the old appliances you’re replacing. That’s where junk removal services come in. With a company like Junk King Portland, you can get all the clean-up taken care of without having to lift a finger yourself. You can get a free cost estimate from Junk King by giving us a call at (503) 549-4734, using our free online price estimation tool, or by setting up an in-person assessment today.
In the next few weeks, your home will fill up with a lot of stuff. The vast majority of that stuff will be welcome. It will be holiday decorations, a Christmas tree, all those delicious cookies, the gifts, and of course, all your friends and family coming over for a visit. That is why you want to start the holidays without any rubbish in the house. It’s always good to decorate without clutter. Tossing out some clutter will be easy if it goes into the trash. But what about the bigger items you want to remove from your home? That could be furniture in the basement or old clothing in the closets. Whatever you want to get rid of that can’t go in the trash, you can trust the team from Junk King Portland to clear it out in no time.
Junk King provides full-service rubbish removal. That means the two-man crew who will be assigned to your appointment is going to do all the work. You do not have to feel guilty about asking the Junk King squad to lift and carry a heavy object out of your home. This is the kind of work they do daily. Nothing you present to them will be a challenge. That includes getting rid of the things that have to be taken apart before they could fit onto the back of the Junk King truck.
How everything fits onto the truck will also determine how much you will pay for the job. One flat rate covers all that labor, the travel time, and the disposal. As for that disposal, Junk King might drop some of your things off at a charity. That is the recycling Junk King is happy to take care of, especially this time of year. Getting rid of all the rubbish in your home is a terrific way to start the holidays. Make it happen with one call to Junk King Portland.
Even the most humble home improvement projects will generate plenty of trash and debris. Rather than trying to collect and haul away all that junk themselves, many homeowners are choosing to rent a dumpster for the duration of the project. When you rent from a dumpster rental company, not only do you get a place to dump all the debris, but you also get disposal services as well. When the rental company returns for the dumpster, they’ll haul the contents away with them and ensure they’re correctly disposed of so you don’t have to.
No matter how big or small your project is, a dumpster will help everything go much more smoothly. Here are a few reasons why even small home projects can benefit from a dumpster rental service:
Whether you’re doing the work yourself or bringing in a contracting company to handle it for you, worksite safety should always be a top priority for the full duration of your project. Even if you intend to clean up the leftover debris when the project is over, letting it pile up can be a safety hazard for anyone working there. Loose construction debris is a tetanus shot waiting to happen, and it’s easy to slip and fall if there’s anything underfoot when you’re moving heavy objects or materials. Renting a dumpster allows you to get rid of all the debris as you go, making the site a lot safer.
The debris left over from home improvement projects is typically made up of many different materials – wood, metal, tile, glass, and anything else that you can use to build something. When it comes to disposing of all those materials, a big part of the work is separating and sorting them into different piles. Wood, metal, glass, and other recyclable materials need to be separated so they can be reused, and non-recyclable materials have to be sent to a landfill. However, renting a dumpster allows you to throw everything in the same place without sorting it since the rental company will handle it for you after the job is finished.
When you can just throw everything into the same container, it frees up some time you can spend on making sure the project goes as smoothly as possible. Even small renovations require you to focus on a ton of different things at the same time, so taking trash disposal off that list makes things a little easier for you and any workers you’ve hired to help. Renting a dumpster means you can focus on the important things instead of micromanaging debris and other trash.
This might not be the most obvious advantage or the first thing you think of, but the truth is that piles of trash or construction debris are perfect hideaways for pests like rats or spiders. If you leave that old wood or tile outside for too long, it could end up attracting some unwanted guests, and removing them can be a real hassle. A dumpster is extremely difficult for animals to climb into and, even if they do make it in, the whole container will just be taken away anyway.
Renting a dumpster helps out the environment in a couple of ways. The first and most immediate is that it makes disposal easier, reducing the amount of driving you have to do and therefore cutting the carbon emissions of the project. However, saving you a couple of trips back and forth from the landfill doesn’t make the biggest impact on the environment. The main ecological benefit of renting a dumpster is the sorting and recycling service that comes after the junk has been collected. Make sure you hire a company that promises to properly sort and recycle your construction debris – while most do, there are some who just send everything to the landfill instead.
Disposing of trash and construction debris can be surprisingly expensive and many people don’t budget for it, especially since the project is already finished by the time junk disposal comes along. Depending on how much debris is left over, renting a dumpster can actually be cheaper than trying to haul everything away after the job is complete. The bigger the job, the more expensive it’ll be to get rid of all the trash at the end, so keep that in mind when you’re putting together your budget.
We’ve talked a lot about some concrete advantages to renting a dumpster, but sometimes your own convenience and peace of mind is the most important factor when making a decision. At the end of the day, a dumpster rental will save you a whole lot of time and effort and that’s an advantage in and of itself. If you’d rather just relax after the job is finished instead of having to spend time collecting and disposing of all that trash and debris, renting a dumpster can make things a whole lot easier on you. Considering how exhausting home improvement projects can be, that’s a strong reason to make the call.
Consider Full-Service Junk Removal as Well
If renting a dumpster is too much of a hassle or you can’t fit everything inside, full-service junk removal is also an option. Junk removal companies like Junk King Portland will come in and clear away any trash or junk you need to get rid of, no matter what it is. We’ll collect and haul away any construction debris, garbage, furniture, old appliances, yard waste, and anything else short of actual toxic waste. Full junk removal services also don’t require you to lift a finger except to make a phone call, so you don’t have to worry about hauling anything heavy out to the dumpster yourself.
If you’re interested in giving full-service junk removal a try or you just have more questions, you can give Junk King Portland a call today at (503) 549-4734 and we’ll be happy to help you out in any way we can.
Junk King Portland makes it easy to get rid of your rubbish. That rubbish might be an assortment of objects like old furniture, appliances, and electronic goods. One thing they all have in common is that they cannot be tossed out into the trash. However, that doesn’t mean they need to stick around your house, taking up valuable storage space. One session with Junk King Portland can get all that unwanted stuff cleared for good. You can book that session online, and you will start with a discount when you do. So, are you ready to get rid of your rubbish?
The Two-Hour Buffer Zone
When you set up your junk line appointment online, you must submit your contact information and your preference for a pickup day. Within that pickup day, Junk King needs you to select a two-hour window that works best for your time. Unlike the phone company, junk King is not to keep you waiting all day long. Instead, they need that two-hour window so the crews can get from one appointment to the next. As a result, most Junk King appointments are handled in less time than it takes to enjoy your morning cup of coffee.
When the Junk King crew arrives at your location, you will take them on a tour of all the spots where you have rubbish to be removed. The Junk King crew is going to pick up everything right spot. You do not have to prearrange your rubbish to make it easy for Junk King. That includes keeping things down in the basement for the Junk King crew to carry out. When Junk King says they do all the work, they mean it!
Getting rid of your unwanted rubbish will be easy when you start with an online appointment with Junk King Portland. Book your session today.
It is hard to imagine anyone hiring a worker without asking, “what will this cost?” The cost of a particular job might prevent you from hiring someone. Unfortunately, some jobs require outside help. That would undoubtedly be the case with junk removal. This is a task that requires movers and a big truck. You will get that when you hire Junk King Portland for your junk removal plans. These are professional junk haulers who up in this line of work since 2005. During that time, they developed a business model that provides exceptional customer service at affordable rates for this type of job. Are you ready to get a junk removal estimate today? Call Junk King Portland to make it happen.
Junk King charges a flat rate price policy. This policy is based on how everything will fit onto the back of the Junk King truck. The less room your stuff fills up on the truck, the less you will pay. With Junk King removing your rubbish, you will never be charged by the pound.
You will notice prices before the work begins. That will only happen after the Junk King crew has had a chance to review everything you want to get rid of. That will allow them to determine how it will fit into the truck. This is where their packing experience comes into play!
Included in the flat rate are all the drop-offs the Junk King might make to dispose of your unwanted stuff. Those drop-offs could consist of a recycling center or charity. The Junk King crews have all been trained to spot those items that could be recycled. This work happens automatically as part of the service.
When you are ready to get rid of your rubbish, you are ready to hire Junk King Portland for the task. Call for your estimate today.
Not everything is easy to throw out in the trash. Any commercial business always generates a lot of garbage daily. Most of the trash ends up in a dumpster for weekly collection. However, there are always those objects that can’t be tossed into a dumpster. They are too big and should never go to a landfill. Does that mean you have to be stuck with that item? Not as long as Junk King Portland is just a phone call away. These professional junk haulers can take care of your commercial business cleanup from start to finish.
No extra help
Junk King will send over a team of movers to facilitate your business cleanup. This crew can handle all the removal of any equipment you want to get rid of. That includes copiers from an office or freezer units from a restaurant kitchen. The Junk King crew can also clear away any construction debris left over from a renovation project in your commercial space. Best of all, the Junk King team does all the work. So they will not require any extra help from your staff. Junk King wants to get in and get out without causing any disruption to your business.
The cost of Junk King’s service will always be determined by how everything fits onto the back of the Junk King truck. There is never an issue with weight limits for Junk King. They also factor in the disposal of those items as part of the flat rate pricing policy. Junk King will always strive to make their removal sessions good for the bottom line.
When you need equipment and rubbish cleaned up from your commercial business, you must put Junk King Portland on the job. Book your session today.