Monthly Archives: March 2019

Benefits of Recycling Junk

Recycling aims to breathe a new life to items that would otherwise be called trash, junk, or clutter. However, despite its benefits, not many people consider that their junk can be recycled which causes junk accumulation at your local dump.

To explain further how recycling can help heal the environment and improve the wellbeing of Mother Nature, we are introducing you to the two most important benefits of recycling.

CONSERVES ENERGY

Recycling conserves energy:

When clothing is created, a considerate amount of energy is put into the creation process. From the production line of the clothing companies; to raw materials to the packing, an entire supply chain is utilized.

The same goes for recycling scrap metal. According to Tampa Steel, in the United States alone, there are more than 150 million tons of scrap metal thrown away every year. These metal items transcend from soda cans to galvanized metal.

REDUCES TRASH IN LANDFILLS

Bestpickreports.com noted that 13 million tons of textiles end up in landfills or about five percent of the country’s total solid waste. Items like clothing can be upcycled or recycled into various forms. Since clothes are made of fibrous materials, they can be recycled into high-quality paper products, rags, and even organic or eco-friendly construction materials. Not all textiles can be kept from filling up landfills, but most can be recycled.

Another problem in the landfill is plasticthe . With decades and centuries needed before plastic is broken down, plastic has become one of this generation’s big problems. With so much plastic in our oceans, even the extinction of some sea creatures is threatened.

Not only that, but it also poses a high risk to the increasing carbon footprint of the world.

With recycling, these two huge problems can be mitigated.

CREATES JOBS

Saving the planet also helps support families, as recycling also helps create jobs.

According to Tampa Steel, recycling metal has produced jobs worth $236 billion on an annual basis. This means that there is an economic benefit in recycling.

This is quickly echoed by the National Institute of Health saying recycling metal gives 36 times the amount of job than plain sending metal to incinerators.

For these reasons, it is important to note whether the junk removal company that you will employ is in partnership with organizations that advocates recycling or if the company itself has a recycling initiative.

We, at Junk King, make sure that we do not only take care of your space but also value the environment. We are committed to green practices including recycling. Rest assured that when you employ our services, we run a strict evaluation course for all items gathered so we can identify which things are for the landfill and which things are for donation, recycling, or upcycling.

For all of your junk removal needs, feel free to fill out our contact us form or give us a call, and we will be happy to assist you.

Top Items People Get Rid Of

In this day and age, people are not so fond of repairing broken items anymore. Because sometimes, it’s easier to replace an item than to go the extra mile of repairing them. However, getting a new item is not the problem, it is the disposing of the old broken item that becomes difficult. Luckily, there are junk haulers like Junk King of Sacramento who specialize in junk removal and would gladly take these items off your hands.

But, what are the top things that people usually get rid of? We made a list of some of them and why they are the most common. Are you looking to get rid of some of these?

FURNITURE 

Depending on the material of your furniture, some can actually last you a lifetime. But, depending on taste and lifestyle too, furniture can come and go just as fast as the change of seasons.

The most common items you can find being hauled in Junk King trucks are sofas, lounge chairs, dining tables, cabinets, and anything that is more than five feet tall and wide. These can include electronic appliances like television sets, microwave ovens, and refrigerators. It’s actually surprising the amount of broken furniture junk people have.

 SCRAP WOOD 

This is common in construction sites, whether you are building or restoring a space, scrap wood will definitely need to be hauled because of the sensitivity of handling it.

With proper dismantling, the wood can still be donated to charities. This does not only help those in need but also the environment. Using scrap wood is a form of recycling that goes a long way for Mother Earth.

SCRAP METAL 

Scrap metal needs special handling because it is a dangerous material that can injure someone if not handled correctly. Items like this usually come from repairs on a roof or a fence.

Since metal can develop rusts, if someone is not careful they can cut themselves while handling it and tetanus bacteria is just a heartbeat away. That is why experts are needed when hauling these items from your yard. To make sure that no one is hurt from incorrect handling of scrap metal, get yourself an expert who can handle it properly for you.

VOLUMES OF CLUTTER 

Items for hauling do not always have to be huge and bulky, sometimes volume is the challenge. For bookworms who love to collect books, disposing tons of them at a time can be a taxing task, hence some help is necessary. Other stuff like kitchenware that can fit the bin but is just overwhelming in number can also be hauled for your convenience.

As you can see, Junk King Sacramento has plenty of experience hauling the most common items people get rid of and more. If you have junk that you need to be hauled, give us a call! You deserve a junk free life!

Random and Weird things People Throw Away

We all have our reasons for throwing things away, but some people take reason to a whole new level by getting rid of some of the weirdest things. In this article, we will discuss some of the random things that have been hauled away by Junk King Sacramento.

1. FURNITURE

Whatever is running inside your head when you hear the word furniture, yes, we have hauled that up. Some of them looked like they have been used for only a few months and the reason for throwing them out was that “the color is out of style” or “the design is too outdated for the new interiors”. Some may say it’s crazy, right? Whatever furniture that is, if it does not fit inside your bin, it does on the Junk King truck.

Imagine a Victorian-era salon room set complete with mirrors and candle holders being called up for hauling because the design is too old, or a huge king size bed to be thrown away because the color does not fit the new painting by the headboard.

2. ELECTRONICS

Electronics are the next big problem of a world that is transitioning from manual to automatic. Every year, television sets get bigger and bigger with better image quality and other features leaving models from five years ago too old for a typical American home.

The same goes for refrigerators that are not Euro4 evaluated or washing machines that are not using power-friendly motors. All these have to be replaced depending on the taste of the owners.

Sometimes, our team even picks up 60-inch television sets because the unit is not able to adapt to the recent graphics upgrade of a game console.

Other times, there are refrigerators for hauling because the family upgraded to a two-door unit that comes with water dispensers by the door.

3. CAR PARTS

There’s no denying that car parts and components are expensive. But some people just don’t mind. There are calls to pick-up perfectly new car wheels and rims. They are being disposed of because the owner decided to get a new set.

Other times, there are bumpers that have to be replaced because of accidents and there is no way that old ones can still be attached to the body. One of the most bizarre is a call that requested us to pick up a passenger side car door and a trunk of a car that practically looked new.

4. AN ENTIRE LIBRARY

We know that bookworms will always want more books than they can read. Sometimes, to make room for more reading materials, they discard the really old outdated ones.

It’s no surprise when we received a call asking us to pick up some books. At first, we thought that the books would probably fit in the regular bins but when they said volume is the problem, we came to check it out

And yes, an entire library was discarded and loads of bags containing books were set for pick up.

Some companies might think your items are too big or too small to call for junk removal. At Junk King, we don’t discriminate. If your clutter doesn’t fit in your bin, call Junk King Sacramento and we would be happy to take it off your hands!

Tips for Decluttering Before Spring

Spring is the season for new beginnings— to breathe new life to untouched spaces, create more room for movements, and let go of once loved possessions that no longer inspire creativity or happiness. But it is never easy to identify which items to let go of first during our spring cleaning. We know you’re thinking that too. So, we have decided to help you get started with the process of decluttering.

To make it easier, here are the top three rules you need to remember for a successful decluttering process before spring begins:

Sort Out

First is sorting out your things. You will probably want to keep 98 percent of your things. However, some things just have to go; so, to help you determine which ones are the first to go, you have to SORT IT OUT. You can organize this process by labeling two sides of your floor. The left side will be for things that have to go, while the right side is for things that you will be keeping.

If you are looking at a pile of clothes, start trying them on. If your pants don’t fit anymore, you might want to put that on the left side of the floor. The same goes for books. If you have not touched that copy for more than two years and is not really a favorite, you might want to consider giving it a new home. As for shoes, if those stilettos are hurting your feet when wearing them, ask yourself if the blisters are worth it. Lastly, there are mementos that we keep during travel or special occasions. While it is difficult to keep everything, leave a few that you really want to keep.

 Throw Out 

After the initial sorting out, this might be the hardest part – THROWING OUT. Commit to your goal of decluttering your space. Clutter will stay if you only move it from one corner to the other, so all things on your left pile must go. At first, it will feel like you wasted so much money, time, and effort letting your things go, but in the end, you will have gained your space back for other activities and new things.

Throwing out doesn’t have to be a guilty scene. During your sorting, identify what items can be donated to organizations. That way, your hard-earned money is not wasted and you are able to contribute to a good cause.

Wipe Out 

Now that you have the space free, the next step is to clean the area. This means you have to sweep, vacuum, and overall clean the portion of the space you just freed. Picking up dust will also save you from allergies. Vacuuming will suck all unholy elements left by critters where the clutter was stocked, and waxing will help prevent termites (if the area is dominantly wood) from ruining your space.

If you’re worried about throwing out big items, you don’t need to worry because there are junk removal services that you can hire to help you with your spring cleaning. Junk King Sacramento is a name you can trust. We can help get rid of your junk without having to worry about it yourself.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick up your phone and give us a call at 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK)! We would be happy to help you with all of your junk removal needs!