Over the years around its birth as a city, San Diego has had some rough times. According to an official history, San Diego was incorporated as a city in 1850 and, under the leadership of a five-member Common Council and Mayor, it went bankrupt after two years.
The State of California then stepped in and established a three-member Board of Trustees, which ran the City until 1889, when the voters adopted a new Charter.
During those early days, trash and junk removal was sporadic and largely unregulated. In the 1880s, in fact, the City did little to manage waste.
According to historian Richard Crawford,
“San Diego had become appalling. With a rapidly growing population…San Diego was becoming a dump. Without an organized system of trash pickup, residents disposed of their
refuse any way possible. Waste was tossed in the streets, discarded in empty lots, or thrown into the Bay. Professional ‘scavengers’ collected garbage for a fee and dumped it on a 2-acre plot at the foot of the Ninth Street pier, where ‘poisonous vapors . . . wafted by the breeze over the city.”
At one point in the late 1880s, crude oil was poured onto dump sites and lit on fire to try to
deal with the problem. Eventually, the City hired a private contractor to haul the refuse out to sea. So, downtown San Diego residents hauled their refuse to the wharf, where it sat until crews loaded it onto the City garbage scow.
Fortunately, for all of us, things have changed for the better in the last 130 years or so.
When We Need Junk Removal, Downtown San Diego has Options
While it’s not necessarily the best option, residents can manage their own junk removal if they choose to do so. The problem there is one of transportation, as well as a diminishing amount of landfill space.
Not to mention having to do all the loading, hauling, and unloading themselves.
This isn’t to say that residents, or business owners, in Downtown San Diego are not capable of this type of DIY task. On the contrary! But the problem is that for any sizable junk load you will almost always need a truck. And even though there are plenty of pickup truck owners in San Diego, according to the automotive sales numbers anyway, not everyone with junk owns a truck.
And we haven’t even considered the logistics of getting your junk to a suitable facility for “dumping” it. That would most likely be a waste transfer station since there are precious few landfills in the region and those are not exactly in convenient locations.
Then there is the question of whether everything we call “junk” really should go to a landfill anyway?
The truth is that much of what we toss out or want to get rid of is actually reusable and, in some cases, can even be donated. And for those items and materials that are not suitable for a donation, they are still most likely recyclable.
Which begs the question: Do you know where to take your recyclable “junk” items?
The good news is that there are better options when it comes to junk removal.
Downtown San Diego has a variety of junk removal options to choose from, but the real issue is how to determine which choice is going to be reliable, affordable, and – especially in our neighborhoods – green and eco-friendly?
And, when it comes to junk removal, Downtown San Diego has residential junk as well as commercial, or business, junk requirements.
Which is why Junk King San Diego Downtown specializes in both types of junk removal.
For Affordable Junk Removal, Downtown San Diego Has Junk King
Everybody wants affordable as well as reliable junk removal, and the residents of the greater Downtown San Diego are no different.
So, regardless of whether you live in Chula Vista, Hillcrest, National City, North Park, Coronado, or in Little Italy, you want junk removal services that you can rely on and that won’t cost you a large pile of money!
Which is why we encourage you to call Junk King San Diego Downtown for your junk removal needs. We guarantee that you will get the absolute best in residential junk removal services in the downtown San Diego area. And you will get residential junk removal service that is reliable, affordable, and eco-friendly.
So, make the call to Junk King San Diego Downtown. Contact us today and let us know what junk items you want us to remove from your home or workplace.
And we want to give you a free estimate while you’re at it.
In fact, we give you four ways to get an estimate so you can know how much your job will cost before you book an appointment with us:
AN ON-SITE ESTIMATE
The best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price is with a free, no-obligation on-site estimate.
GIVE US A CALL
You can call us at 1-888-8888-JUNK or live chat with our customer service representatives.
TEXT US A PHOTO
You can take a photo or two of your items, then text us at 737-888-5865, and we’ll text back an estimate.
GET AN ONLINE ESTIMATE
It’s easy! Simply click the “Pricing” tab in the navigation above, scroll to “Pricing Estimator”, and click the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button.
Once we know what you need to get rid of, we can provide you with a free price estimate in writing that is guaranteed to beat any other written estimates. And, if you like our price, we’ll set up a time that works for your busy schedule.
One of the hallmarks of Junk King is our approach of fair and transparent pricing for junk removal services. In addition to our nationally recognized reputation for great service, we are known for our great prices.
So, call, chat, text, or go online with us today for your free junk removal estimate!
When it Comes to Reliable Junk Removal, Downtown San Diego has Junk King
As we are fond of saying, Junk King provides “efficient, safe and eco-friendly” junk removal services that are guaranteed to make the whole process easy for you.
What that means in practice is that you can be sure that our experienced junk removal team has all the resources they need to haul away large, bulky items quickly and easily.
At Junk King San Diego Downtown, we also make sure that your reusable items end up in the right place, which means “not in a landfill.” Some of your items may go to a local non-profit group for those materials that are still in usable condition. Other, unusable, items will usually go to a recycling facility.
In other words, we work hard to ensure that your junk and other bulk trash items are disposed of in an eco-friendly way and that we deposit as little junk as possible in landfills.
That’s because “being green” and environmentally responsible is at the heart of our company mission. That mission that guides us every day and we demonstrate our commitment to it by recycling, donating, or repurposing everything we possibly can. In fact, up to 60 percent or more, to be exact.
So, when it comes to disposing of all types of junk items, we take the eco-friendly approach by sorting and separating all the metals, plastics, glass, and other materials so that they are broken down and recycled properly.
And, best of all for you, we do all the heavy lifting!
You simply point and we haul your junk items into our junk removal trucks, with no added charges or hidden fees.
Give Us a Call Today
If you’re interested in setting up an appointment, or you have further questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK today. Our customer service is ranked #1 nationally for a reason, and our friendly operators are happy to help you get started or answer any questions you might have. For the best customer service and overall value in the junk service industry, you can’t beat Junk King San Diego Downtown, and that’s our guarantee to you.