Monthly Archives: September 2012

Raleigh Mattress Disposal

The Solid Waste Services of Raleigh offers residents a Bulky Load Collection. But there are some rules to follow. Here’s how they spell it out on their website:

“A Bulky Load at a single address is limited to four (4) cubic yards, which is equivalent to filling the bed of a standard-size pickup truck. To maintain the efficiency of our crews, please accumulate several items prior to scheduling this special collection. Yard waste, large appliances, computers and televisions are not included in Bulky Load as these items are banned from landfill disposal. Excess bags of garbage that would normally be put in the garbage cart will not be collected. No odor-causing waste will be collected. You must call ahead to schedule a Bulky Load Collection. A collection for a specific address can be scheduled no more often than every 90 days. Once your collection has been arranged, place all items at the curb as Solid Waste Services employees will not enter your yard to collect items for disposal. Items placed at curbside without scheduling ahead for a bulky load collection will not be picked up by regular garbage, recycling or yard waste collection crews, and are subject to or will be assessed administrative fees and civil penalties according to Section 7 of Raleigh City Code.”

Also take note that this service isn’t provided to anyone living in an apartment or a community that has a dumpster for their garbage collection. Kind of restrictive don’t you think? Surely, they mean well and can only do so much but they certainly don’t leave a lot of wiggle room when it comes to variables. Like suppose the junk you want to get rid of is bigger than 4 cubic yards? Does that mean you’ll have to wait another 90 days before you can get it picked up? What about that part of having to drag everything down to the curb? Yes, that works when you take out the weekly garbage but if you’re tossing out an old fridge or couch you’re not going to be able to easily get that item down to the street.

All of this should have you pointing in one direction: Junk King Raleigh. If you want to get rid of your bulky items let Junk King handle the assignment. First of all they won’t limit you as to how much you can get rid of. If you’re throwing out an entire household worth of furniture so be it. Secondly, they do all the work as in all the lifting. No matter how many stairs to climb, the Junk King Raleigh crew will handle it. Best of all, they work on your schedule. When you’re ready they’ll be ready and all it takes is a single phone call to 1-800-995-JUNK. Get junk free today!

Raleigh Hot Tub Disposal

Take a moment to imagine yourself slipping into a soothing hot tub right now. Chances are you’re reading this post from your desktop, laptop or iPad: none of those devices should be anywhere near a hot tub! A hot tub soak is for a moment of going “off the grid.” But here you are chained to your computer wishing you could be in a hot tub. Sorry, to plant that image in your mind but maybe it will just inspire you into action. This is meant for all those folks who have an old, broken down hot tub in their backyards and want inspiration to get rid of that eyesore. Consider the benefits of a hot tub.

The three basic components of a hot tub soak are heat, buoyancy and massage. Any one of those elements would be a benefit but when you combine all three at once you’re getting a powerful therapeutic punch. On the average 1 in 3 Americans suffer from some level of arthritis. A hot tub provides relaxation for the muscle joints and sooths pain especially after a hard day of stressful writing.

Another common ailment is insomnia which can impact around 75% of Americans at one point in their lives. The conventional wisdom is that a 15 minute soak in a 103 degree tub before going to bed will provide the kind of substantive relaxation that increases the chances of easily drifting off the sleep. That’s a lot better than popping a pill which will have you feeling groggy all the next morning.

Among the most startling benefits of consistent hot tub use is the positive effect is has on people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. According to a recent report, patients who soaked for a soothing 30 minutes per day were shown to have a 13% decrease in blood sugar levels. That translated into improved sleep and a greater sense of overall well-being. Hot tub use has also been shown to reduce blood pressure, headaches and accelerates the general healing process. How can you not live with a hot tub?

This brings us back to the issue of the old hot tub you have in your yard. If you’re convinced that it’s time for a new and improved model then you’ll first have to get rid of the old one. That’s where hiring Junk King Raleigh will be a huge help. Junk King is a business of professional junk haulers. While they make short work of loading up old furniture, e-waste and appliances onto the back of their truck they can also easily tackle the dismantling of a hot tub. No matter how cumbersome or heavy the pieces of a hot tub are, the Junk King Raleigh crew will have no trouble getting it onto the back of their truck. The sooner you get rid of that old tub the quicker you can bring in the new one and let the healing begin!