Residents in the Peninsula area routinely need to get rid of some unwanted items. However, with so many people and so few disposal facilities available, you may find that junk removal in the Peninsula can be challenging.
Depending on the type of junk you need to dispose of, just getting it out of your house or apartment can be a major undertaking. Assuming you have some help and succeed in getting it all out to the driveway or parking lot, you still need a vehicle to haul it away.
Unless you have a truck, cargo van, or large SUV, this can be difficult at best, if not impossible. No one wants to feel like the person trying to fit their new 72-inch TV into the back of their sedan in the big box store parking lot!
The truth is, when it comes to taking care of your own junk removal it’s a task that can be overwhelming.
And you still have to know where to dispose of it – simply taking your junk to a landfill isn’t your only option and it’s not even your best option.
But the good news is that you do have options! If you know you can’t donate or repurpose your items, Junk King is ready to help you get rid of your Junk. Have some items that are still usable? You can most donate, sell and repurpose more than you think. Don’t want to handle all the logistics yourself? Junk King can handle everything for you.
How Can You Get Rid of Your Junk?
There’s an old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” While it may not be literally true, it does reflect the reality about junk because much of what we all throw into the garbage has inherent value.
The EPA estimates that 75 percent of the waste in America that goes into the waste stream can be recycled. Unfortunately, as a nation we only recycle about 30 percent of it, which means that about 40 percent of the waste going into landfills and other disposal facilities doesn’t need to.
The most recent figures estimate that we produce almost 270 million tons of waste every year. That works out to more than four and half pounds per person every day, by the way. So, the 40 percent of this waste that is recyclable, but never gets recycled, adds up to about 100,000,000 tons of trash.
And a huge portion of that is generated in California!
The good news is that much of our waste can be reused “as is,” which simply means it can be repurposed or reused somewhere else. Unfortunately, most of us just throw away what we no longer want or need, which then ends up in the trash.
The bottom line for everyone, especially the almost one million residents living in the Peninsula area, is that not everything that goes into the trash should go to a landfill. This is why Junk King Peninsula makes every effort to recycle or reuse everything that comes into our doors.
Fortunately, you do have the option of selling some of your usable “junk” items.
You could have a yard sale or a garage sale, but it’s often far easier to simply use online sites for selling their unwanted items. This approach can take a bit longer and requires some work on your part, but the upside is that you not get rid of some of your junk, but you can make some money in the process.
Not that long ago there were only a few online selling sites such as eBay and Craigslist. The good news is that things have changed and now there are many online selling options available.
Here’s a short list of a few of these sites:
There are numbers of others and each site operates differently. Some charge fees to list items for sale, while others only take a transaction fee, and some are completely free. When selling anything online be sure to provide good descriptions and full disclosure of and defects or damage. And don’t forget to use good, clear images.
Got Usable Junk? Give It Away.
If your unwanted things aren’t all broken and unusable items, you have the option of giving these away or donating them to a charity. In fact, many of the items we often look at as just “junk” can easily be given to someone who could use them, or even donated to your favorite non-profit organization.
And this is actually far easier to do in the Peninsula area than getting to a landfill!
Many old, unwanted items are almost certainly reusable. The list is long but can include old electronics, used furniture, tools, toys, and just about anything else that is still usable.
If your friends, neighbors, or family members don’t want them, there are plenty of charities and other organizations that will be glad to take them.
Wondering where to find places to donate your unwanted, usable items in the Peninsula area? Here are some handy resources:
Other opportunities for giving away your usable items might be your local schools, churches, or even community theaters who are often open to accepting donations. Making conscientious donations requires effort and forethought, but it is a great way to do good while helping yourself.
Okay, but what if you just have junk that really is junk? If you can’t sell it or donate it because it’s not usable, what do you do with it?
Call in an expert junk removal team to get rid of it for you.
Why Junk King Peninsula for Junk Removal?
At Junk King Peninsula we use two person teams and our big, clean, red junk removal trucks. In fact, Junk King’s junk removal trucks are 30 percent larger than our competitor’s trucks, which simply means we can take more for less.
Junk King Peninsula will not only remove your old, unwanted junk items quickly and efficiently, our removal process is designed to keep as many of your items out of landfills as possible. Junk King’s eco-friendly mission has always been ensuring that as much of your junk gets recycled or donated as possible.
We do this through working relationships with local recyclers, donation shops, and nonprofit organizations, and we’re able to get many of your items as possible recycled, repurposed, or donated.
In fact, we are the only national junk removal company to operate with the goal of recycling 60 percent or more of everything we haul away!
As Junk King Peninsula owner, and Junk King co-founder, Michael Andreacchi has pointed out,
“When I started Junk King, I was looking to bring something new and exciting to the junk removal industry… I knew that as a company we were going to do everything we could to help people reduce their environmental footprint and help local communities minimize the waste that goes into their landfills.”
And remember, when you hire Junk King, you’re getting the industry’s Number One junk removal service. This is also a result of Andreacchi’s vision for the company.
“I also knew that providing top-notch customer service was going to be at the core of Junk King’s philosophy. Our crew will always do everything we can to meet the needs of our customers.”
From old furniture or appliance removal to yard or construction debris removal to attic cleanouts, and even mattress recycling, there’s no job too big or too small for Junk King Peninsula.
From San Bruno to Mountain View, we come to your home or office and haul away your junk with award-winning service. And, along with our great service, our fair and transparent pricing is one of our hallmarks.
Your Expert Team for Junk Removal in the Peninsula Area
Have you finished your big summer cleanup and find that you have old junk you need to get rid of? Maybe you completed some remodeling in your home and need to dispose of the debris? Or perhaps you simply have a bunch of old office furniture at your workplace that you haven’t had time to dispose of.
Your best next step is to call Junk King Peninsula.
Junk King Peninsula gives you an efficient, safe, and eco-friendly junk removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pickup or disposal of your junk. Our experienced junk removal team will carefully remove and haul off any types of junk you have. Our junk removal trucks are made to handle those large junk items – unlike the backseat of your car!
Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your home or office, and we’ll call 15 minutes before we get there. Once we’re on-site, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.
If you like our estimate, you simply point, and we’ll load those old junk items into our junk removal trucks and haul them away with no hidden fees.