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Monthly Archives: February 2022

Appliance Recycling in San Diego


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Back in 2012, Travel + Leisure Magazine listed San Diego as one of the top ten greenest cities in America. We were green then and we’re even “greener” today!


Which is why appliance recycling in San Diego is such a critical issue. 


With over a half million households in the city of San Diego – not to mention offices and other workspaces – there are likely to be millions of used appliances in the city at any given time. And these don’t last forever.


Which means these metal monsters have to be disposed of at some point.


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San Diego County is home to very few landfills and simply dumping that old clothes dryer or refrigerator out in the boonies somewhere is both totally uncool and against the law.


As the City of San Diego website cautions,


“Don’t be an illegal dumper! This may seem like an easy solution to getting rid of your appliance, but it is illegal to do so.”


Instead, if you can’t sell it or donate it, then appliance recycling in San Diego is the way to go.


Why is Appliance Recycling Important?


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When it comes to appliance recycling, San Diego has options. 


If you are clear on what can be recycled and have the means to load and transport your own used appliance, then you can probably manage your own appliance recycling project. But it’s also good to understand why appliance recycling is important – and why you shouldn’t plan on simply making a trip to the Otay Landfill, for example.


If old appliances are simply dumped somewhere – legally or otherwise – the metals will decompose and penetrate the soil, leading to lead and iron contaminating groundwater. In addition, certain cooling appliances, such as air conditioners, contain refrigerants to work properly. Older appliances can contain now-banned refrigerants such as Freon


If these appliances are disposed of improperly, the Freon can potentially leak into the atmosphere and damage the ozone layer.


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Of course, there is also the issue of reducing the need for extracting raw materials for the manufacturing of new consumer goods. Most metals, especially steel and aluminum, are essentially capable of being recycled infinitely. So, it makes sense that the more metals that are recycled, the less new resources are required.


And, lastly, large household appliances take up excessive amount of space in landfills that are already filling rapidly. Which is why companies like Junk King San Diego make it their mission to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills as much as possible.


What Can Be Recycled and Where Does it Go?


When it comes to trying to recycle your appliances, you might be on your phone typing in “Recycling centers near me” or “How to recycle appliances near me.” And that’s perfectly understandable. We’re all pretty familiar with recycling cans, bottles, and paper. But old washing machines or refrigerators? 


Other questions you might have are “What can be recycled and where do recyclables go?” 


Well, the good news is that almost all household appliances are recyclable, especially the large units such as dishwashers, clothes dryers, and even trash compactors. Given that up to 90 percent of these machines are comprised of metals, primarily steel, they are perfect candidates for recycling. 


Consequently, most of these reclaimed materials end up going to refiners who can convert the scrap into refined raw metals for industry and manufacturing. Generally, the cleaned and purified metals will be melted thoroughly and then cast into ingots – bricks of purified metal that is now ready to be used in manufacturing. 


And, according to one industry source,


“Aluminum, iron, steel, copper and brass can all be recycled and reused, more than once, to make new products. Not only is it easy to use the scrap metal to make new products but it also reduces the need for new mining.”


What You Need to Know About Appliance Recycling Companies in San Diego


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Appliance recycling really is a “thing” in San Diego, but there are not many appliance recycling companies to work with. If your used machine is still working and usable, advertising your appliances for sale might be a better option.


However, if your old washer, dryer, or refrigerator has given up the ghost – or you don’t want to bother with selling it – then the best option for old appliances is recycling.


According to the County of San Diego website, for example, 


“If your old appliance is working or needs only minor repairs, consider donating it to a local thrift store or charity. The Miramar Recycling Center will accept your old appliance and properly recycle the hazardous materials and the appliance. Fees may apply.”


While there are several recycling centers in the San Diego area as well as scrap metal and junk recycling and reclamation companies, not all of them accept large appliances. In other words, it pays to investigate any prospective location before you haul your old appliance across town, or across the county!



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Of course, the fastest, simplest, and easiest way to get your old appliance to a reliable appliance recycling company is to call Junk King San Diego. We’ll gladly come and haul away your old appliance and have it properly recycled. And all you have to do is point – we do all the heavy lifting.


Top 7 Tips for Getting Your Refrigerator Removed the Right Way in San Diego


For easy appliance disposal, San Diego County residents turn to professional junk and appliance haulers. And, like any other type of service, some companies are better than others. 


Let’s say you have an old refrigerator that you want to get rid of. It no longer works, and it probably has potentially toxic chemicals for a refrigerant. If you ask around for the best appliance disposal service San Diego County has to offer, you’ll likely hear the name Junk King San Diego


And we’d have to agree!


So, here’s seven top tips for the best refrigerator removal:


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Because so much of what a typical refrigerator is made with can be efficiently recycled and that material can be completely reused, having it taken to a local recycling facility is almost always the better option.


And, depending on where you live in the San Diego area, getting your refrigerator picked up and taken to a proper place for recycling is pretty simple. In fact, the simplest and easiest way to get rid of your old refrigerator in and environmentally acceptable way is to call a local and reliable junk removal expert. 


And Junk King San Diego is your best choice for that task.


Junk King San Diego: Your Ultimate Partner for Appliance Recycling


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Just one simple call to Junk King San Diego can quickly solve your appliance removal problem.


At Junk King San Diego, we provide expert junk removal and appliance removal services to the San Diego area including El Cajon, Alpine, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, and Ramona. For junk removal services that are both affordable and green, you need look no further than Junk King San Diego.


So, call us today and tell us about the junk items or old appliances you want to have removed from your home or place of business.


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Once we know what you have, we can schedule a time that works with your busy schedule.


Once we do, our professional and insured junk removal team will call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your home or place of work. And once we’re there, we’ll give you a free quote based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.


You simply point and we’ll haul those items into our junk removal trucks – all with no hidden fees.


So, are you ready to get rid of those old appliances? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.


You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).


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Business Junk Removal: An Essential Guide to Organizing and Decluttering

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We hear and see a great deal in magazines and social media about decluttering the home and getting organized at home. And that’s important.


But it matters at work, as well.


In fact, being chronically disorganized and having perpetually cluttered workspaces can lead to loss of productivity and add to your overhead.


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According to a Forbes article from a few years ago,


“Late fees, bank fees, tax penalties, misplaced checks, lost cash, lost or expired gift cards, missed appointments and cancellation fees, and the cost of items you meant to return but never did are just some of the ways being disorganized erodes your budget… Plus, the cost of illness from the stress of being disorganized can compound any financial loss.”


Which could be seen as another way of saying that organizing and decluttering at work has a real return-on-investment.


When Business Junk Removal is an Organizational Best Practice




Before one can effectively engage in business junk removal, there has to be some junk identified and marked for removal. And that means cleaning up and cleaning out!


Along with dealing with excess junk and other clutter in the workplace, companies also find that a lack of organization can lead to clutter. And, in a sort of ‘Catch-22’ fashion, too much clutter often leads to employees becoming disorganized. In other words, business decluttering and business organization go hand-in-hand and are intertwined.


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All of which means that, in order to get your mess cleaned up and your workplace optimized, some business junk removal will need to take place.


Not to belabor the point, but one business site from Canada echoes this premise,


“Business owners may not know this fact, but clutter and disorganization around the office costs some organizations well over $65,000 a year, according to the Professional Organizers of Canada. POC found that 37% of working Canadians are likely to struggle with time management, with 82% of those describing themselves as “extremely” disorganized.”


Which some of us in the United States might find comfort in, knowing that we’re not alone in this!


The Top 5 Reasons Why You Need Junk Removal Services For Your Business


One of the first concerns of every business owner or manager who is considering junk removal services for their business is junk removal cost. 


Never mind that they know they need junk removal


Which is the number one reason why you need junk removal services for your business: hiring a professional takes care of a major problem without incurring a major cost. A professional junk removal service can remove, load, and haul off your business junk – like old office furniture – faster, easier, and safer than you or your staff can. 


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And, for those of you who run your business from home, it’s good to know how to remove junk from your house both efficiently and cost-effectively. Efficient in that having a professional do it for you is faster and easier than doing it yourself. And cost-effective because every hour you spend doing the work of a junk hauler is an hour you are not making money doing what you do best – your own job!


But there are other top reasons for junk removal services for your business.


Increased Productivity

It can help employees find the focus they need and feel less anxious about their work. By organizing your desk, for example, you have one less thing competing for your attention. This will allow you to concentrate on important tasks rather than getting distracted by the growing stack of papers on your desk.


Less Stress, Improved Morale

Organized and uncluttered workspaces decrease employee stress which leads to improved morale and, ultimately, happier employees. And, according to one source, it’s been proven that happy people are more productive, according to research by Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. Their research reveals that workers’ happiness improves their productivity by 13 percent.


More Profitable and Reliable

Physical organization – or lack of it – can affect a business corporately and individually. And the impact can be either positive or negative. Disorganization can cause staff to misunderstand assignments, confuse dates, miss deadlines, making your firm undependable and unreliable. When clients or customers feel that the company they are dealing with is disorganized and unable to keep their commitments, they will be more prone to take their business elsewhere.


Optimized Workspace Utilization

Today’s cost of commercial real estate in the San Diego market is relatively high, though office rents here are not as much as San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or Los Angeles. But, with annual rents going up, it is important to utilize your valuable (and expensive) workspace. If you find you’re cramming storage closets or unused rooms full of old records, seasonal décor, or unused office furniture, it may be time to make a change.


The Benefits of Junk Removal for Your Office Space and Workspace


There are several benefits to having a clutter-free space.


Perhaps the most obvious one, especially in a manufacturing type of business, is the increased usable floor space that can result. This can also lead to a safer workplace, as well. According to one source, some of the most common cause of workplace injuries are slips, trips and falls due to messy or cluttered work environments.


Other benefits of using a professional junk removal service for your place of work include saving time and saving money. This is doubly true since, when you save time, you also save money.


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In addition, your business can benefit by regaining space, decluttering, and reducing safety hazards.


How To Declutter Your Business’ Office Space


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Oftentimes, decluttering and organizing can simply be a matter of focusing on one’s office space. 


When it comes to office decluttering, office cleaning, and office organizing, there are several approaches that can be taken. However, a little planning and a simple checklist can make a seemingly simple, yet potentially time-consuming process, go smoother and faster.


Here is a brief checklist based on an article from one business magazine,


  1. Confirm exactly what to keep – make a list of everything you use for 1-2 weeks.
  2. Put office cleaning on your calendar.
  3. Sort, then remove or  donate what you don’t use.
  4. Analyze options for rearranging your desk to optimize workflow.
  5. Buy supplies only as needed
  6. Clean.
  7. Put away items you’re keeping.


Once a week, go through your office and get rid of accumulating junk. Don’t let yourself buy more shelves or containers to hold more stuff.


How To Choose A Junk Removal Service For Your Business


Knowing how to hire a junk removal company for your business is probably the easiest part of this task.


Sure, you can start by getting on your phone or office computer and typing in, “junk removal services near me,” but that’s likely to result in a mixed bag of results representing a wide variety of good and not-so-good options. 


A far easier and reliable approach is to simply search for “Junk King San Diego.”


For business junk removal, reliability and professionalism are key prerequisites, as well as being fully insured, bonded, and having experience as a commercial B2B vendor. And Junk King San Diego is all these and more. In addition, we are a certifiably green operation and make it our mission to recycle as much of your business junk as possible. 


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When it comes to junk removal for your business you can try to do it yourselves, hire a low-cost but potentially unreliable “handyman” with a truck, or trust your business needs to professionals who understand the value of both your time and your trust.


Decluttering, Organizing, and Junk Removal for Your Business: Junk King San Diego


At Junk King San Diego, we’re here to serve you no matter where you live in the San Diego area including our neighbors such as Spring Valley, Lakeside, Chula Vista, Alpine, and El Cajon.

For office business junk removal, large commercial junk removal, and many other types of business junk removal services, you can rely on Junk King San Diego to make your junk removal project easy, green, and affordable.

Give us a call today and tell us about the junk items you need removed from your home office or workplace. Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up on time at your location, and we’ll call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive.

You can rest assured that business junk pick-up in San Diego can be both eco-friendly and affordable when you call Junk King. You simply point and we’ll haul your junk items into our large, clean truck for one simple price and no hidden fees.

So, ready to get rid of your business 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 home. You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

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