Monthly Archives: October 2012

Raleigh Refrigerator Disposal

What shape are your “white goods” in? These would be all of your appliances. Perhaps they’re called “white goods”  because back in the day all of our stoves, refrigerators and washing machines were all white. An interesting fact is that here in Raleigh you can’t take your white good appliance to a landfill and yet you’re already paying for that kind of disposal. As it turns out, every appliance sold in the state is slapped with a surcharge to cover the cost for those landfill owners to recycle that appliance that has already been dumped in their place. However, this surcharge doesn’t cover the cost of collecting that appliance. That’s all on you.

Here’s how the Department of Solid Waste for the state explains this: “The cost of collecting white goods has not been calculated into the solid waste collection program that is funded mostly by property taxes and partly by the solid waste fee included on utility bills. Since the disposal/recycling of white goods is not a routine service, it would not be cost effective to fund a crew simply to collect white goods. Instead, white goods collection is treated as a user fee situation.”

In other words, you can schedule a pickup and removal of a bulky kitchen appliance but it’s going to cost you. You also can only get that single item removed. What if you have more junk you want to get rid of? The best bargain for your bucks would be to hire Junk King Raleigh for all your junk removal needs.

Junk King is the local Raleigh business that has been cleaning up the clutter in homes and businesses all around the city. By now they’ve collected literally tons of useless items and made sure they were properly disposed off. For something like a refrigerator or stove, the Junk King crew will drop that item off at the proper recycling facility. Don’t worry if this center is an hour drive from your home; you’re not going to be charged for any travel time. In fact, you’re only going to be charge for the amount of space your junk will take up on their trunk. That is a true bargain!

Now you can finally get rid of that old fridge along with oversized items like mattresses, furniture and even backyard debris. Yes, Junk King Raleigh will even collect all the leaves that have fallen in your yard. Junk King is fast, efficient and dependable. Their workers are all licensed and insured. Simply put, Junk King is a solid company who depends on the recommendations of their customers. You can only achieve that level of success when you do the job right!

Raleigh Yard Waste Removal

Did you have a good gardening season? This past summer was certainly proof positive that we’re living through some wacky weather but that doesn’t mean home gardeners didn’t manage to eke out a decent little harvest for themselves. As winter approaches, the temptation is to kind of let the gardens wither back into the ground and have Mother Nature take care of it all. However, most professional garden experts recommend that you clean up the spent garden debris to help diminish the occurrence of fungal disease. Worst case scenario would have those debris piles becoming a breeding ground for insects. Yes, there are bugs in the winter!

The suggestion is to deep plow that debris and get down to the roots. When roots are exposed to freezing temperatures there is a greater chance of reducing the emergence of plant pests.  You could plant what is referred to as a “cover crop.” This would be something like rye grain, wheat or crimson clover. These plants will reduce erosion and provide nutrients for the soil. When these plants mature just plow them over about six weeks before you start the spring planting. We can all agree that it’s a lot of work to keep a garden growing and healthy but there are plenty of rewards to be had from all that work.

In terms of that hard work, you don’t have to do it alone. You can contract with Junk King of Raleigh to help with all the yard waste removal. While it is true that the bulk of what Junk King takes away is actually “junk” that doesn’t stop them from hauling off dirt, sod, fallen tree limbs, shrubs and leaves. In fact, there isn’t much that Junk King won’t haul away.

As a backyard gardener you might have the tendency to rake debris into piles. Nothing wrong with that. But when you hire Junk King Raleigh know that they can do all the work. In other words, if something has fallen in your yard, leave it where it fell and Junk King will take it from there!

Take note that all the work Junk King can do in your backyard doesn’t have to stop there. Why not take full advantage of their removal appointment by finally getting rid of some of the junk you’ve been hanging onto over the years? This will be all that useless stuff taking up valuable space in your garage, basement, attic and closet. Surely you could find plenty of other items that would make a perfect companion for your yard waste.

After Junk King has done their thing, you can focus on making sure the rest of your home and gardens are ready for the winter. Taking time to prepare now will set you up for a safe holiday and great growing season next year.