Monthly Archives: December 2012

E-Waste Recycling in Raleigh

Two questions: Do you know where the closest landfill is and do you know what is banned from that landfill? Unless you live within “smelling distance” you probably have no clue where the nearest landfill is and why should you? That’s not something you have to contend with. After all, your garbage is picked up and disposed of weekly by the trusted municipal workers. However, you should know what is banned from those landfills so that you don’t inadvertently toss it out. That would be all manner of televisions and computer equipment. As of July 1st, 2011 e-waste like that was officially banned from all North Carolina landfills.

Now, those same municipal workers could possibly pick up your e-waste and dispose of it in the right way but “when” that would do that depends on “where,” as in where is your quadrant? In a system that probably makes sense only to government workers but not many others, Raleigh is divided into 4 quadrants: NW, NE, SW and SE. Each of those quadrants has a designated pickup day but in order to unlock the clues to that mystery you’ll need to make your way through the maze of city’s automated telephone answering system and schedule an appointment. You’ll also have to drag whatever you want collected down to the curb. That might be easy if you’re tossing out an old laptop but a big screen TV? How are you supposed to manage that? There is a better way and that’s with Junk King Raleigh.

Junk King is the local Raleigh business that takes all the hassle out of junk removal. You still don’t have to worry about where the landfill is located or how to find the right recycling center for your e-waste. Junk King has you covered because those sites are all part of their daily drop off routines. And you won’t have to worry about lugging anything to the curb. The Junk King crew will do all the lifting and carrying.

If you have an old television to get rid of and intend to hire Junk King for the job you don’t have to stop there. Let the JK crew take away any other oversized item you’re ready to toss out. Furniture, appliances, mattresses, lawnmowers, remodeling waste: it can all go on the back of the Junk King truck.

This is the time of year when everyone is swapping out their old gadgets for new gizmos. By now you might have quite the collection of unused desktops, monitors or other types of e-waste. Get rid of them all at once with Junk King Raleigh; it’s really the only way to go!

Raleigh Moving and Junk Hauling

Is it time for you to make a list and check it twice? No, we’re not discussing a “naughty or nice” list but a moving list. If you’re looking towards moving into a new home or apartment in the New Year then you should be well on your way to packing up. The earlier you can start the packing phase the better off you’ll be in terms of your stress levels. This doesn’t mean you have to pack up everything in a day but if you’re weeks from the big move day you can start with small things like a bookshelf a day or a cabinet a day. Before you know it you’ll have everything you need ready for the movers.

The thing to make sure is that you label those boxes not only with the contents but also where is will be going in your new home. The easier you can make it for the movers the better off moving day will be. It will also be less expensive because once the movers show up the meter starts running. If they have to waste time carrying boxes from room to room you’re going to end up getting a bigger bill then you expected.

Another way to save on moving expenses is to actually have a junk removal day before the actual move day. This is where you’ll be getting rid of all the junk you’ve noticed you’ve collected over the years. It’s when we’re forced to pack up everything that we realize just how much junk we’re hanging onto. You certainly don’t want to start a new life in a new space by carrying all that old junk with you. You don’t have to when you hire Junk King Raleigh for the removal chores.

With Junk King Raleigh helping out you won’t have to fuss with renting a truck; that’s part of the deal. You’ll also be getting a two-man crew to do all the backbreaking work of lifting and carrying your junk. But don’t feel guilty: those crews are professionally trained to haul heavy objects and think nothing of moving a sofa or fridge.

As you pack, you could start to build up a pile of your discarded stuff for the Junk King removal. But even that is more effort then you need to exert. The Junk King Raleigh crew will go where your junk is whether that’s down in the basement, up in the attic or out in the garage. Just tell them what you want removed and they’ll handle the rest. It couldn’t be any easier!