Monthly Archives: October 2012

San Antonio Recycling News

San Antonio has a 10 year recycling plan intended to significantly reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills. One aspect of the plan is an organics recycling program. This was given a test run by the city’s Solid Waste Management Department and was proven to be a success. The idea is that residents will be given a third recycling cart which is meant strictly for organic waste such as food scraps, leaves or other natural debris. These organics will be collected by the city and then turned into compost. However, a city councilman is putting the brakes on moving forward asking for more study.

Councilman Carlton Soules asked for a “council consideration request”  for a comprehensive review of the plan. He isn’t opposed to organic recycling per se; he just feels that it might make better sense to encourage folks to do their own composting as opposed to adding expenses of providing carts for everyone. Mayor Julian Castro agreed to take up the request after the council adopts the annual budget.

For that pilot program, the city provided 30,000 green carts in four council districts. Everyone who got a cart seemed happy to comply. At issue is the scope of San Antonio’s plan. In 201 the city council approved a measure that set the goal at 60% recycling rate by the year 2020. Soules thinks that 40% is a more realistic approach. Now the council is dividing itself between those who want to push for the 60% or coast to the 40%. Obviously, this is an issue that is going to be at the heart of many future council meetings.

When it comes to recycling items that can’t fit into those carts, your best option would be to hire Junk King. Junk King is the local San Antonio based business who is already on board with the concept of recycling. In fact, their recycling rate is closer to 65%. That means that over 65% of all the junk they collect from area residents is diverted away from the landfills. This makes Junk King the perfect recycling partner for your needs.

When Junk King recycles they are doing so with the big stuff. Oversize items like mattresses, sofas, bed frames and kitchen appliances can all be repurposed and reused. The trick is making sure those items get to the right recycling center. Junk King makes drop-offs at those centers nearly every day. It’s part of the complete service provided by Junk King for everyone of their customers. Best of all, there is no extra charge for recycling. You’ll be paying for the amount of space your junk takes up in their truck. Nothing more, nothing less. When it comes to recycling the big stuff, Junk King is the only way to go.

San Antonio Bulk Pickup

Do you know the proper way to lift a heavy object? It’s with the legs and not the back. If squats are part of your gym workout then you’ve probably got this concept nailed. The power should be transferred to your quads. If you’ve ever seen a mover or warehouse worker wearing a back brace that is to serve as a reminder to them not to use their backs. Anyone who has thrown out their back knows this is not a pleasant situation to be in.

Oddly enough, you could go into back spasms with a bunch of sneezes. One of the reasons often cited by chiropractors as why backs go into spasm is dehydration. Yes, if you drank more water you’re back would be better off. Most back spasms or pulled muscles occur when we try to lift a heavy object. When the weight of the object is more than your body can endure, your back muscles stretch like taffy but they aren’t elastic. Welcome to the pain.

This could be why you’re holding onto a lot of junk; it’s too heavy to move. Consider the old sofa. After a couch has lived out its usefulness you’ll replace it with a new model. What happens to the old sofa? It can’t be put out on the curb or in the garbage so it gets shoved into another room or into the garage. Shoving isn’t the same as lifting. You can push that sofa a lot easier then you can pick it up or try to load it onto your pickup. That’s where the sofa will now live for years. How many items do you have like that in your home? Something that is big and bulky that just got shoved out of the way? Isn’t it time to get rid of those things? Now you can with the help of Junk King San Antonio.  Best of all, Junk King will do all the heavy lifting.

Junk King is proud to be part of the San Antonio business community. In that role they have been helping many residents clean out the clutter of this lives by removing all kinds of bulky items from their garages, basements, attics and closets. A Junk King crew will consist of two experienced movers. You can bet these guys are lifting with their legs! They also know how to navigate around corners, up stairs or down a driveway without bumping into walls or scuffing up your floor. Junk King takes pride in its reputation as a dependable junk removal service. It can only earn that reputation if the workers live up to a standard of excellence.

Call Junk King San Antonio today to discuss how they can help you toss out all those bulky items which are taking up space in your home and around your property. Remember, you won’t have to lift a finger!