Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sacramento Tire Recycling and Disposal

The Environmental Protection Agency is chock full of all kinds of facts and figures regarding how Americans dispose of things. For instance, the EPA has found that over 290 million automobile tires are tossed away by Americans every year. That’s a lot of a rubber! The good news is that 80% of those tires are being recycled, repurposed and reused. So just where could your recycled tire end up?

One stop could be a playground. Recycled tires that are shredded up can be spread out like mulch around the playground area to act as a cushion for all those stumbles and falls. A lot of recycled tires also make their way right back to other automobiles. That shredded rubber can be used to make exhaust pipes, brake pads and insulation. A recycled tire can also be woven into floor mats or used as pickup truck bed liners. Civil engineers have found a use for recycled tires in the form of what they call crumb rubber. As you can infer by the title crumbs of rubber from a tire are poured into asphalt and become a kind of rubberized road. This is a great way to save money on repaving projects and it also makes for a smoother and quieter ride.

In Sacramento, there are exactly 6 facilities recommended by the city for tire recycling. These are typical business operations which are open during the week at specific hours. In other words, you have a finite amount of time and amount of destinations where to take any tire you would like to recycle. While it’s great that there are these centers around Sacramento that doesn’t mean it’s always convenient for your purposes. Imagine having to leave work to load up the back of your SUV with a couple of tires then drive to the city limits and dump them off. Yes, it’s a productive use of those tires but not really a productive use of your time. This is a job that’s better suited for Junk King Sacramento.

Junk King is a local Sacramento business that specializes in all kinds of junk removal. Junk King also is proud of the fact that they are able to divert upwards of 60% of all the material they collect to recycling centers. That’s a no-brainer!

When you hire Junk King Sacramento to take away your old tires you could also take advantage of them to remove any other unwanted item you have around your home. Think about those things that you pass by every day while muttering “why is that still here?” It no longer has to be there once you hire Junk King. As you gather up your pile of junk for removal you don’t have to worry about designating what you want to go to be recycled. Junk King will handle that for you!

Declutter Your Sacramento Home

Over at a East Sacramento Catholic high school a group of students have gotten together to show what a little ingenuity and the power of the sun can do for their school. It was a group of students from the St. Francis high school that became involved in the school’s effort to save money on rising energy bills by adopting solar power as an alternative source for the campus. Thanks to their effort they were able to install a 253 kW solar energy supply system across seven buildings on the campus. This is going to reduce the energy bills and have a positive impact on the local environment. It’s also perfect example of how our kids often lead the way.

Perhaps this story might inspire you to make your own energy upgrades around your home. Thanks to some proactive rebate and tax credit programs offered by the state it’s easy to utilize clean energy technology even in a single-family home. There are very affordable DIY packages which allow you to convert your water heater to her solar powered water heater or install solar panels on your roof and backyard to collect energy into fuel cells. If you were to take on a project like this you might end up being an inspiration for your neighborhood just as those St. Francis high school kids have become. Of course, to make way for these kinds of upgrades you might first have to de-clutter your own home.

If there is one common “battle” that goes on in every household with a kid or two it’s the struggle to have their rooms clean. This is just something that many kids can’t seem to embrace. Perhaps the problem is not so much within their own room but within the rest of the house. If you’ve got clutter everywhere then how can you expect a kid to be inspired to clean up their own room? If you’re ready to lead by example then perhaps you need to call upon Junk King Sacramento.

Junk King is a Sacramento neighborhood business that is dedicated to helping people get rid of all the junk in their lives. What we choose to hang onto varies from person to person but it’s usually bulky items that we can’t simply throw out in the weekly garbage. What Junk King provides is a crew of professional movers and a big truck that can handle all your junk removal needs. When you schedule an appointment with Junk King you can depend that they will show up on the agreed-upon time. This could be the deadline for you to gather up all your junk for removal. It’s also the perfect type of deadline to put the kids on for their own cleanup project. In other words, if you know Junk King is coming on Saturday then you can bet you’ll be ready by Friday!

Junk King Sacramento is also fully licensed and certified. This means you’ll be able to trust the workers you’re bringing into your home to get the job done right. Once you get rid of all your clutter your kids will have no excuse to keep their rooms clean!