What do you do when you accidentally drop your cell phone into the bathtub, or when your dog knocks over your 60-inch LED TV screen, or when your laptop computer decides it no longer wants to power on? Or what about those old box-style CRT TV that is still sitting in your downstairs basement, or the 1990´s fax machine that you still have stored in your home office, or your child´s old Nintendo 64 that hasn’t been played with in well over a decade? For people who live in Thousand Oaks, California, getting rid of old electronics can be a headache, especially with the new California legislation regulating the disposal and recycling requirements for different types of electronic waste (e-waste). Across the State of California, it is illegal to throw away several types of e-waste, such as old televisions, batteries, computers, cell phones, fax machines, copiers, stereos and more. For California individuals, homeowners, and businesses, this means that you need to find a way to dispose of unwanted electronics safely and legally.
Junk King of San Fernando Valley offers the fastest, most efficient, most affordable, and most environmentally friendly way to recycle all of your used electronics. We are proud to be the top-rated junk removal service in the southern California region, and offer a full range of junk removal services to individuals, homeowners, and business owners in the wider San Fernando Valley area, including the communities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Granada Hills, Los Angeles, Newbury Park, North Hollywood, Oak Park, Porter Ranch, San Fernando, Thousand Oaks, West Hills, Westlake Village, and Woodland Hills.
The Problems and Challenges with E-Waste Removal
Getting rid of a 60-inch LED screen that no longer works, a bulky old refrigerator that is driving up your energy bill, or a broken down furnace can be a challenge for homeowners and residents. All of these items, however, fall into the category of electronic waste, and can thus not be simply thrown away with your regular trash. For business owners, disposing of 50 old computers and other obsolete office equipment that is gathering dust in a storage closet of your business can also be difficult. All of these items are officially classified as electronic waste, or e-waste, and in the state of California, there are strict laws and regulations regarding how to properly dispose of e-waste items.
Across the United States, electronic waste makes up 70 percent of our toxic waste, despite only being 2 percent of our municipal solid waste streams. Electronic devices and appliances generally have several different types of heavy metals, including antimony, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, indium, lead, mercury, nickel, and thallium. When these devices end up in a landfill (or in an illegal dump), the heavy metals and other toxic components can leach into our air, soil, and water sources. This can cause serious environmental harm and can cause a public health crisis.
Unfortunately, many people in Thousand Oaks continue to illegally throw away their used electronics in the regular trash, thus contributing to potentially serious environmental problems down the road. To help solve this problem, we offer three simple solutions for how you can ensure that your used electronics never end up in landfills or illegal dumps scattered around our community.
Tip #1 for Electronics Recycling in Thousand Oaks: Try to Sell your Used Electronics
If your used electronics are still in decent and working condition, you might consider trying to sell those items. EBay, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist are just a few of the different online platforms that make it relatively easy to list and sell your used electronics. By selling your used electronics, not only are you helping to extend their lifespan, but you´ll also benefit from a few extra bucks.
Tip #2 for Electronics Recycling in Thousand Oaks: Look for Donation Drop-Off Centers
If you are not having much luck selling your used electronics, or if you don’t want to go through the hassle of answering dozens of text messages from semi-interested buyers, you might also consider taking your used electronics to a donation center. Thrift stores, charities like The Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity, and other similar organizations often accept used electronics, even those that are not currently in working condition. These businesses and non-profits then repair the devices and either donate or sell at a reduced price the used electronics to other families in the region. Of course, you will need to take the time to drive your used electronics down to the nearest donation center. For larger electronics, this might not be feasible if you don’t have a large vehicle or trailer.
Tip #3 for Electronics Recycling in Thousand Oaks: Call the Pros for the Easiest Solution
If your used electronics are broken beyond repair, or if you simply want to get rid of them in the quickest and most efficient way possible, hiring a professional junk removal company will most likely be your best option. When you call Junk King of San Fernando Valley, we are often able to come and haul away your used junk items on the same day you call us. Furthermore, if you have other types of junk laying around your home like old mattresses, yard waste, or broken down furniture, you can take advantage of our visit to get rid of those junk items as well.
When you hire Junk King for your electronics recycling needs, you will also be getting the “greenest” junk removal service in the region. We have an environmental ethic at the root of our business model. Not only will we NEVER illegally dump the junk items we pick up, but we even go the extra mile to ensure that the majority of your junk items are either recycled, donated, or otherwise repurposed. We know that the landfills in southern California are already at close to full capacity, and we believe that we have a responsibility to do our part to divert the waste we pick up from those already overburdened dumps.
When we pick up your junk, our professional junk removal professionals take the time to sort through all of the items we haul away. With old furniture, still-functional appliances, and other items that can be donated, we often take those items straight to thrift stores, charities, and other donation centers. Other items that are broken down or no longer functional are taken to recycling centers around the city. Junk King abides by all relevant laws and ordinances related to the required recycling and proper disposal of certain toxic waste items such as e-waste. In the case of your used electronics and other e-waste items, we ensure that ALL of those items are donated or recycled.
Lastly, it is also important to note that when you Junk King for any junk removal need you may have, our teams will do all of the heavy lifting and hauling for you. There is no need to haul your heavy old computer or old refrigerator out to the curb. Just let us know what items you want taken away, where they are located in your home or business, and we´ll do the rest!
Junk King´s Unparalleled Commitment to Fair and Transparent Pricing
There is absolutely nothing worse than hidden fees, unfair charges, and dishonest pricing mechanisms. For people looking to recycle their used electronics, some junk haulers out there might not honor their stated price, and will try to charge you more on the day they show up at your home or business to haul away your used electronics, appliances, and other types of electronic waste. Here at Junk King, however, we believe that getting rid of your used electronics shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. To that end, we offer four different ways to get a free estimate for all junk removal needs.
- On-Site Pricing Estimate: On-site pricing is the best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price. Unlike other companies, our on-site pricing estimates are completely free, and come with no-obligation on your part. Our junk removal professionals will inspect the junk you need hauled away and offer you an upfront price. If a price agreed upon, we will often be able to get rid of your junk on the same day.
- Call to Talk with a Trained Customer Service Representative: If you´d prefer to talk with someone before making a decision, you can call us toll-free at 1-888-888-JUNK. Our customer service representatives can offer you a pricing estimate and help you plan the logistics of getting rid of your used electronics.
- Text us a Photo: Also, you can simply take a photo of your used electronics and text us at 737-888-5865. We will promptly text you back a transparent price estimate. Once you accept the estimate, all you have to do is wait for the Junk King truck to arrive.
- Online pricing estimator: Lastly, Junk King also offers an easy-to-use online pricing estimator. Simply enter your zip code to ensure that you are in right service area and provide a few more pieces of information regarding the type and size of the junk you need removed. Our pricing estimator allows you to receive a transparent cost estimate based on either the actual items you need hauled away, or the anticipated volume in the Junk King truck you plan on taking up. The online pricing estimator is convenient, reliable, and time saving for those on a tight schedule.
No matter what option you choose, as soon as a price is agreed upon, you choose a date and two-hour service window that works for your schedule. Our junk removal professionals will call you 15-30 minutes before we show up to promptly take your junk away!
No matter what type of junk you need hauled away, we are here to help you efficiently and easily free up space in your home or business in Van Nuys. Give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK, text a photo to 1-737-888-5865, or book an appointment online to save $20 on orders totaling more than $99. Junk King continues to offer free, on-site written estimates, which is still the best way for us to give you our lowest pricing possible.