Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sacramento E-Waste & Computer Recycling

The Sacramento Bee recently put forth the “top seven ways to be less trashy.” The purpose of this article is to provide readers and local residents with helpful hints that will ultimately help avoid filling up the landfills around Sacramento. The less trash in landfills the better for the environment. Here are some of the hints that the Sacramento bee suggests.
First of all, they remind residents to recycle their paperboard. This is the thin cardboard packaging that is found in most of the items that we buy at the grocery store such as cereal boxes, tissue boxes and any other boxed item. Most of Sacramento’s curbside recycling programs accepts paperboard with the exception of pizza boxes. The reason is that pizza boxes are often greasy and not good for recycling purposes.
Along with paperboard is actual paper which is all the junk mail, magazines, newspapers and other paper items that comes through our hands nearly every day. The Sacramento Bee reminds readers that as long as the paper is free of food waste it can be recycled.
There is also a recommendation to reuse any disposable item as often as possible. Perhaps an old jar of baby food can become a storage container for loose screws or buttons. You could also convert the holiday cards you see this year into gift tags for next year’s presence. The bottom line is that any chance you get to stop an item from being thrown out is going to be a benefit.
Then there is the issue of electronic waste. That would be all the things you plug into the wall. This is becoming a huge issue not only for Sacramento but for the rest of the planet as e-waste is quickly becoming the fastest growing disposable problem for our planet. It’s great that we have access to so much technology to improve the quality of our lives. However, for every new gadget that comes our way we are tossing out those old gadgets. All of those computers, monitors, printers, fax machines and televisions contain heavy metals that when released into the atmosphere could become harmful. Those toxins are released the moment an item is crushed. That’s why it’s recommended never to throw out electronic waste in the garbage because it’s going to be crushed!
To help local residents get rid of their e-waste there are several drop-off sites throughout Sacramento. These might seem convenient if you happen to be driving in the neighborhood with an old computer in your backseat. The alternative is hiring Junk King Sacramento to handle all your e-waste and computer disposal. Junk King specializes in the removal of all kinds of junk, not just e-waste. Because they are a local company they also care about the environment around Sacramento. That’s why they make great strides in becoming as eco-friendly as possible with regard to junk removal.
Junk King Sacramento will come directly to your home when it is convenient for you and cart away any item you want to be disposed of. This will include all your old computers and monitors but also bulky items like unwanted furniture, old mattresses, kitchen appliances and anything else you might have boxed up and ready to be tossed out. Let Junk King Sacramento handle all your junk recycling concerns, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.

Sacramento Hoarding: How to Get Rid of Junk

Are you a hoarder? If you’re instinct is to instantly say “no” then you’re actually could be exhibiting one of the major signs of being a hoarder which is denial. There are some other red flags you should be aware of in terms of determining if you have a hoarding problem. For instance, do you find yourself holding onto old magazines or newspapers? It’s quite common for someone who subscribes to periodicals to miss out on reading them. When that happens they end up piling those papers in that stack with the hope of getting to them one day. Unfortunately, that day never comes and instead the magazines and newspapers keep piling up. You need to consider all that news is now old news and there’s no reason to keep hanging onto all of that especially when Sacramento has such an active recycling program.
Another sign you might have some hoarding problems is keeping clothes that you don’t wear. Yes, we all have a favorite pair of shoes or T-shirt that we hang onto for years but what about all those clothes that you’ve either outgrown or have grown out of style? Why are you holding onto them? It could be that you feel it’s a waste of all the money you spent on those clothes to just throw them out. But again these items can be recycled or donated. The bigger question is why you are keeping them?
If you are holding onto broken electronic gear or appliances you could also be considered a hoarder. These items really are junk. Obviously it’s not easy to throw out an old refrigerator into the garbage. That’s why you should consider hiring  Junk King Sacramento to help clear out all of this clutter from your life. The Junk King crew is made up of professional junk haulers who have the manpower and the trunk space to make short work of cleaning out any home or office in the Sacramento area.
Bringing in  Junk King is especially vital if every home in your house has become some form of storage space. This simply means the junk you holding onto is slowly taking over your life. If that really is the case then congratulations, you’re an official hoarder. Things don’t have to get that bad especially when you have an ally like Junk King standing by to help you.
When the Junk King crew shows up in your home they will only take away those items which you tell them to take away. You’re going to have to make that leap to decide exactly what is junk and what you want to keep. You could spend some time the day before the crew arrives and sort through all of those things that you want to be carted off. Whether you pile them up in a room on your driveway doesn’t matter to the Junk King; they’ll carry off whatever you point at. Once you’ve gotten rid of all your junk then you can proudly claim that you are a hoarder no more!