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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Get Your Backyard in Order with Junk Removal Services


Yard Cleanup

Updated 6/25/22


Trash piling up in your yard? Schedule a junk removal service now!



Summer’s officially been upon us now for a few weeks and there are few delights in life that are sweeter than a backyard BBQ with family and friends. And even if you choose to have a picnic potluck-style in your backyard, it’s a great time to enjoy your outdoor space.


Unless you haven’t taken the time to get your backyard in order.


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Backyard Fun is Hard to Have with Junk, Garbage, Debris, and Trash


Okay, so maybe your yard isn’t all that bad. And maybe you just need to clean up a bit and get rid of a few things. But what if that clean-up ends up with a major pile of “stuff” that needs to be picked up?


Or the “few” things you need to get rid of are bigger than your vehicle can manage? 


There are times when something as seemingly simple as spiffing up your backyard space can become a job for professional junk removal services.


This is why Junk King San Diego specializes in residential and outdoor junk removal.


The good news is that no matter what kind of junk you need to get rid of, or where you live in the San Diego area – places such as La Mesa, Dulzura, Santee, El Cajón, Spring Valley, and Lakeside for example – we’ve got you covered. 


And regardless of whether you have just a small amount of junk and debris, or a major clean-up of truckload proportions, you really don’t have to get rid of it yourself. 


While taking the DIY route with junk removal and disposal may appeal to those who think they can save some money, the truth is that it can be far more efficient, cost-effective, and faster to let an expert firm like Junk King do it for you. 


This is especially true if you have large, bulky items, a massive amount of debris, or if you have no suitable vehicle to haul it all with.




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What are the Best Things You Can Do to Step Up Your Yard Clean-Up Game?


Before you Google “yard clean-up services near me” or something like it, there are few things you can do to “step up” your yard clean-up efforts.


And the first thing you should do is put away or remove anything that you want to keep from your yard that isn’t a part of the landscape. That way, when it’s time to clear out and remove all the yard waste, trash, and other debris from your yard, those things won’t be in the way or get accidentally tossed out with all the trash.


But the best thing you can do to make your yard clean-up project a real win is to call in the pros!


Unless you plan to clean-up your yard and other outdoor spaces yourself, you can quickly and easily call in the services of a yard waste removal professional like Junk King San Diego. We specialize in removing all things yard waste, debris, and junk so you don’t have to.


When Your Backyard Junk is Bigger Than Your Car


Not everyone owns a pickup truck. And even if you do, you may not want to load junk and debris yourself, or perhaps you’re not really able to. Besides, some of it will likely fit in your household trash and recycling containers. 


But likely not everything. In fact, some of it may not even fit in your vehicle.


What kinds of things?


Your backyard may not have all these junk items and materials, but here’s a brief list of some of the most common sources of backyard junk, waste, and debris:


Fallen-Down Fencing


The backyard fence is a fixture in many homes, but they don’t last forever. It may be a short section that needs to be replaced or, eventually, the whole thing needs to come down and be replaced. 


Depending on whether you do it yourself or hire a fencing contractor, there’s a chance the old fencing material can be loaded up and disposed of for you. However, it’s far more likely that you’ll end up having to take care of piles of old fence boards, brackets, and debris yourself. 


Dismantled Decks


Does your backyard have the added feature of a wooden deck? If so, then you also know that this means regular cleaning, sealing, and other maintenance. How well and how often this is done will determine the lifespan of your deck. But it will need to be replaced at some point.


Dismantling a wooden deck takes a great deal of work but is not especially challenging in terms of complexity or difficulty. Disposing of all the planks, beams, rails, and other deck debris can be, however. Much like old fencing, it can be a hazard if left somewhere piled up in your backyard. Not to mention an unattractive feature for summer backyard get-togethers.


Tilting Tool Sheds


Whether it’s plywood and timber, or molded plastic, the ubiquitous tool shed is a common addition in many backyards. Depending on your location and the types of seasonal weather you experience, having a tool shed or storage shed can be a requisite feature for your home. 


But they do get old. And they do have to be replaced periodically. And the old ones must be gotten rid of. Once they’ve been taken apart and dismantled, all the parts and pieces will need to be disposed of somehow. And it’s highly unlikely they’ll fit in your recycling bin – or the trunk of your car.


Landscaping Leftovers


Yard waste can be something as simple as piles of cut grass clippings, raked up leaves, and all the trimmings from pruning your gardens. The truth is that much of this can either go into a compost bin, if you have one, or your organic recycling bin. Sometimes, however, if the project was especially big, all your backyard clean-up debris and waste may be too much for your bins.


And, if you have decided to install a major landscaping upgrade or makeover to your property this summer, then your yard waste is going to include all the leftover junk, garbage, waste, and debris that gets generated by this type of project. 


Hulking Hot Tubs


Depending on where you live and how much privacy your backyard affords you, a hot tub may be one of your outdoor features. Hot tubs don’t last forever, unfortunately, and you may find yourself needing to replace yours with a new, state-of-the-art hot tub or Jacuzzi. But you still have the old one to get rid of.


Hot tub disposal is not an easy task, especially if you try to do it all yourself. These beasts are far too large and bulky to simply pick up and load into your pickup truck, assuming you have one. And you can’t just drag it around the side of the house and out to the curb and hope the garbage truck crew will take it away for you. They won’t.


Backyard Cleaning and How Junk King Can Help You


Okay, so we won’t be able to come in and rake your yard or pull the weeds. But Junk King can provide a comprehensive yard clean-up service, as well as residential trash removal and junk removal services to help with your backyard cleaning.


Whether that’s hauling and loading concrete or masonry rubble leftover from a hardscaping project, or from the demolition of old garden walls or planters, or just removing the wood debris that’s too big for you to manage, Junk King can help.


Aside from the rare items or materials that are classified as hazardous waste, there is practically nothing we can’t remove from your backyard and dispose of for you. 


By the way, yard clean-up certainly isn’t limited to just the backyard!


Side yards, front yards and adjoining fields that make up part of the homestead are all fair game when it comes to yard waste removal and disposal. While we don’t make it a habit to haul away old cars, we have certainly removed plenty of car parts in and around the San Diego area. 


So, give us a call and find out firsthand how Junk King can help you with your backyard cleaning.


What Can You Expect When Working with Junk King?


If you’ve never used our services before you may be asking “What is Junk King and what does Junk King do?”


Those are certainly fair questions. Simply put, Junk King provides junk removal, which is an on-demand service for having just about any kind of junk, rubbish, or trash removed from your home or business.


For example, at Junk King San Diego, we routinely pickup and haul off large junk items like old furniture, yard waste, broken appliances, and even construction debris, as well as remove all types of debris and trash during real estate cleanouts and full house cleanouts.


In fact, just about everything and anything (except hazardous waste, of course) can be removed by Junk King.


“Will junk king pick up my garbage?”


We can and we do! Sometimes that residential waste bin isn’t nearly large enough for the amount of garbage and other waste we accumulate after, say, the holidays or a major house cleaning. But Junk King San Diego can quickly and easily take care of that garbage for you.

Tips for Doing a Great Job at Clearing Out your Garden or Yard Area


Not everything you need to clean up from your yard is large, bulky, or hard to move. 


So, when it comes to clearing out you yard area, here are a few yard clean-up tips to make it easier:


  • Consider mulching our cut grass instead of raking it
  • If you rake it, either rake it in rows instead of piles, or rake it onto a tarp for easier pickup
  • Carry a five gallon bucket when weeding
  • Pile or stage all your larger debris and waste items and materials for easy loading
  • Don’t do it alone! Get as much help as you can


One other tip is to rent a 10-yard roll-off dumpster to place all your yard waste, debris, and other outdoor junk into for easy removal later.


Looking to improve the look and feel of your outdoor garden spaces? A thorough cleaning can make all the difference in the world for your plants and flowers.


Some quick garden clean-up tips include:


  • Fall garden clean-up can also prevent pests, weed seeds, and diseases from overwintering and causing problems when temperatures warm.
  • If you have perennials in your garden, cut back dead stems and leaves and shorten the height of the stalks. This will help them grow fuller in the summer while maintaining their health.
  • Pull the weeds or spot treat them. If temperatures are consistently below 85 degrees, it’s generally safe to use post-emergent herbicides on summer annual and perennial weeds.


Get Started on Your Own Backyard Clean-up Project with Junk King


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Instead of searching on your phone for “backyard clean-up” or “home cleanout service near me” you can simply make a call to Junk King San Diego.


While most homeowners and renters keep their yard and landscaping looking nice and appealing, this usually just involves maintenance like mowing lawns, pruning shrubs, and trimming plants and flowers.


But then there’s the need for yard waste removal.


Raking up the cut grass and dead leaves is only part of the clean-up. All of that organic yard waste has to be gotten rid of if it’s being used for compost or mulch – which is a great idea, by the way. 


For many residents these are great for their yard waste removal and disposal.


But what if you’re carrying out a major landscaping project? What if you need to replace your fence or your deck? And maybe you’ve decided this is the year to build a stone patio and replace your old hot tub for a new one. 


All this can easily mean that your yard waste and debris needs are much bigger than you can easily manage on your own.


And that’s when you want Junk King in on your backyard clean-up project!


Who Can You Call When Your Backyard is Finally Cleaned Up?


In addition to professionalism, expertise, and experience, Junk King San Diego brings you fair and transparent pricing. In fact, our customers can get a free estimate from us before they ever say “Yes” to our junk removal services.


Not only do we guarantee to beat any other written estimate, but we also make it as easy as possible for you. In fact, we give you four different ways to get a free estimate from us:


  • ON-SITE PRICING is the best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price is free, no-obligation on-site estimate.
  • ONLINE PRICING ESTIMATES are easy with Junk King. Simply go to “Pricing” in the top menu, click on the “Pricing Estimator” link, and click the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button.
  • TEXT US A PHOTO of your items at 737-888-5865 and we will text you back an estimate. If your items are in various locations, you can send us multiple photos.
  • YOU CAN CALL and speak directly with our friendly and professional customer service staff.


And another great reason for choosing Junk King San Diego to help with getting your backyard in order is that we are a green junk removal service, as well.


In fact, Junk King pioneered the practice of green junk removal and was the first truly green and eco-friendly junk removal service in the industry. It is Junk King’s corporate mission to recycle as much of the waste and junk items we pick up as possible. And that’s been true since Junk King was founded in 2005.


We have always been “green”, and we continue to do all that we can to preserve our planet and to be a sustainable alternative to landfills. This means that, when you call Junk King San Diego for your backyard junk removal, you’re contributing to a greener alternative, as well.


Clean Your San Diego Backyard with Help from Junk King San Diego


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At Junk King San Diego, we serve the entire San Diego area including Lemon Grove, Bonita, Ramona, Chula Vista, Alpine, and Sherman Heights.


We take care of residential junk removal as well as all commercial junk and most other junk disposal services. You can rely on Junk King San Diego to make junk removal green, easy, and affordable.


So, give us a call today and tell us what backyard junk items you need removed – or any other junk from your home, office, or workplace!


And remember that you can always get a free estimate from us online, by text, by phone, or once we arrive on-site. We will always give you a written estimate guaranteed to beat any other written estimate.


And if you like our price, we can often provide same-day junk removal or set up a time that works best with your busy schedule.


You can rest assured that on-demand junk removal in San Diego will be both eco-friendly and affordable when you call Junk King San Diego. 


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So, are you ready to get rid of your backyard junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.


Contact us today and tell us about the junk items you need cleared out of your yard. You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).


You simply point and we’ll haul your junk items into our large, red truck for one simple price and with no hidden fees.


House Cleanouts and Junk Removal Services in San Diego

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The United States has one of the most mobile populations in the world.

In fact, according to the United States Census Bureau, the average person in America will move as many as 11.7 times in their life. There are a variety of reasons why people relocate, but here are the main motivators:

  • 48 percent of moves relate directly to the housing
  • 30.3 percent of moves are family-related
  • 19.4 percent of relocations have to do with a job change
  • 2.3 percent of moves fall into “other”

While we have no exact figures for how many folks move from their homes in San Diego each year, it’s certainly quite a few. With an estimated population of more than 1,420,000 the city boasts approximately 500,000 housing units. 

So, if even just one percent of these households vacate each year, that’s over 5,000 move outs, which means almost 15 empty houses a day, on average.

That’s a vast number of house cleanouts and junk removal that needs to be done!


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When You Need a House Cleanout and Junk Removal Services

The reasons for a house cleanout are numerous, but the most common scenario is a simple move out from one house to another. Whether it’s the prior homeowner that takes care of it or their real estate agent, a house cleanout is often needed before the house either goes on the market or is vacated.

At other times, a house cleanout can be the result of a foreclosure. Fortunately, the number of foreclosures has decreased dramatically since the infamous housing crash of 2008. Unfortunately, they still occur, even in San Diego.

According to a recent article from Norada Real Estate,

“The foreclosure rate in San Diego County is below the national and California average. There were 2,744 foreclosure filings in 2019 in San Diego County, said Attom Data Solutions, which includes default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions.

That’s down from 3,390 in 2018 and 4,025 in 2017. It is the lowest number of foreclosure filings for San Diego County in more than a decade, and a sharp contrast to the 49,125 foreclosure filings in 2009.”

Most, if not all, homes that go into foreclosure end up being vacated by the previous owners. And, in many cases, they need to be cleaned thoroughly and – in some cases – will need a substantial amount of junk removal, as well.

This is why Junk King San Diego specializes in house cleanouts along with other junk removal services.

Other situations involve rental homes.

As we noted earlier here, people are constantly on the move. In fact, according to the Census Bureau, almost 13 percent of renters move annually.

Property managers throughout the city of San Diego are familiar with the need to keep their properties leased as much as possible. The challenge is in the transition process between a tenant leaving and having the house ready for a new tenant as soon as possible.

But the problem is that these vacated properties cannot be leased again until any junk is removed and the property is cleaned. Every day a rental property sits unoccupied and full of junk is time that goes by without collecting rent.

And property managers have far more important and productive tasks on their plates than taking care of junk removal and house cleanouts!

In these scenarios, a quick call to Junk King San Diego means being able to outsource this work to a reputable, professional hauling company. And the advantages of this option far outweigh the perceived benefits of doing it yourself.

With Junk King on the job, you can have confidence and the peace of mind comes with knowing we will do the job right and do it quickly. And the cost is often far less than doing it yourself or with your own staff.

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Junk King San Diego Makes House Cleanouts a Green Process

It’s certainly easy enough for a couple of guys with a truck to load up junk, old furniture, maybe an abandoned appliance or two, and haul all this to the landfill. 

Easy, but not good.

For starters, putting anything into our landfills should be treated as a “last resort” option. There are three major landfills open in San Diego County, only one city-owned and operated landfill and that is the Miramar Landfill. And it is filling faster than projected.

According a story from The San Diego Union-Tribune,

“Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced in 2015 that the projected life of the city’s main dump had been extended from 2022 to 2030 thanks to new city recycling policies, trash compaction methods and other innovations.

But recently city officials launched an environmental analysis of the potential impacts of increasing the height of the 1,400-acre dump from 485 feet above sea level now to 510 feet above sea level.

A vertical expansion is the city’s only option. The last possible horizontal expansion of the landfill, into the western portion of the site, took place in 2008.”

And, as recently as May 2021, San Diego City Councilman Joe LaCava noted that the “Miramar landfill is going to reach capacity by 2025.”

At Junk King San Diego, we treat landfills as a “last resort” and work hard to recycle and reuse as much of everything we pick up as possible.

In fact, Junk King has been recognized as North America’s greenest junk removal service and we are proud to have pioneered recycling-based junk removal back in 2005. We started out as being green then and have been going greener ever since.

One of the ways we do this is to sort every job for metals, e-waste, paper, household goods, textiles, furniture, and appliances, in our recycling warehouses.

But “being green” also means we donate, repurpose, and reuse as much as we can from everything we pick up from clothing, toys, baby cribs, and strollers to office furniture, electronics, and supplies.

In fact, we recycle up to 65 percent of every job we collect.

Junk King San Diego is committed to continue leading the way to help keep our planet and our city clean, green, and beautiful for generations to come.


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Junk King San Diego Makes House Cleanouts an Affordable Process

At Junk King, we are so confident that our prices are better than any comparable operator, we guarantee to beat any written estimate. By “comparable” we mean a licensed and insured junk removal company operating a recycling-based operation with the goal of keeping our landfills free of recyclable waste materials.

We offer free estimates as a part of our service. All our workers are highly trained, and we are insured. In addition, we properly dispose of every item we collect.

So, for low minimum fees, free estimates, and the best overall value for junk removal services in the San Diego area, you simply cannot beat Junk King San Diego.

And because we believe in always maintaining fair and transparent pricing, we offer four different ways to get a free estimate for our junk removal services.

  • ON-SITE PRICING. This is the best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price. When we are on-site, we can see what the job will require and we can give you an immediate, accurate, and fair price for your junk removal job.
  • GET AN ONLINE PRICING ESTIMATE. For an online pricing estimate, just click the “Pricing” tab in the menu above, scroll to “Pricing Estimator” and click the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button.
  • TEXT US A PHOTO. Simply text us a photo or photos of your junk to 737-888-5865 and we will text you back an estimate. Please note an estimate is not a firm price and our junk removal services team will give you a firm, no-obligation price on-site.
  • CALL AND TALK TO OUR TRAINED STAFF. Call or live chat with our customer service representatives. In many cases, if you have 4 items or less, we can offer you a firm price. If you have more items, we can provide you with an estimate. A final price will be calculated by our trained technicians once they are on-site.


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We Make Junk Pick Up in San Diego Easy and Convenient

At Junk King San Diego, we serve the entire San Diego area including Santee, Chula Vista, Lakeside, Dulzura, Jamul, Alpine, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Bonita, and Ramona.

For house cleanouts and all other junk removal services, you can rely on Junk King San Diego to make it easy, green, and affordable.

Give us a call today and tell us about the junk items you need removed from your home, residential property, or workplace.

And you can get a free estimate online, by text, or by calling us. And once we arrive on site, we’ll give you a quote in writing guaranteed to beat any other written estimate. And if you like our quote, we can often provide same-day junk removal or set up a time that works with your busy schedule.

You can rest assured that same-day junk pick up in San Diego can be both eco-friendly and affordable when you call Junk King.

Ready to get rid of your household cleanout junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

You simply point and we’ll haul your junk items into our large, clean truck for one simple price and no hidden fees.

Contact us today and tell us about the junk items you need cleared out of your home. You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).


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Junk King San Diego
2735 Via Orange Way, Suite 104
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-4P, Su: 10A-3P

Providing junk removal services to the San Diego area, including:

Chula Vista
El Cajon
La Mesa
Lemon Grove
San Diego
Spring Valley
and these nearby zip codes:
91901, 91902, 91910, 91911, 91913, 91914, 91915, 91917, 91935, 91941, 91942, 91944, 91945, 91977, 91978, 91979, 92019, 92020, 92021, 92040, 92065, 92071, 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92131, 92132, 92134, 92135, 92136, 92139, 92140, 92145, 92147, 92149, 92152, 92154, 92155, 92158, 92164, 92169, 92173, 92176, 92179, 92182