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Monthly Archives: April 2022

San Diego Trash Pickup: How It Can Help Your Home Or Office


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San Diego is arguably one of the most beautiful regions in the country, not to mention in California, and it’s 1.4 million residents would agree. However, almost one and half million people living in a gorgeous setting still means a lot of trash.


Like any large metropolitan area, San Diego has to have extensive waste management services and processes. 


All that trash has to be collected, transported, and then relocated for proper processing. 


Yet, despite the comprehensive recycling efforts and infrastructure that is an essential part of the waste management services, one report revealed that up to 17 percent of the recycling collected from homes in San Diego each year is thrown out. In other words, it goes to landfills.


And it’s not just San Diego. According to a news story from The Times of San Diego,


“[It] turns out that at least 85% of single-use plastics in the state do not actually get recycled. Instead, they wind up in the landfill.”


However, in addition to recycling concerns, there are times when the regular waste management services aren’t sufficient for the occasional – or ongoing – San Diego trash pickup needs in our fair city.



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5 Key Facts about San Diego Trash Pickup for Your Home or Office


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In a city the size of San Diego, in the heart of a county as big as San Diego County, waste management, recycling, and trash pickup is a big issue. For practices like garbage pickup, San Diego is continually grappling with finding better methods and reducing the overall amount of trash, where possible.


Here are some key facts related to the impact of San Diego trash pickup for your home or office:


  • The City of San Diego provides San Diego trash pickup as well as three to four private waste management firms, depending on where you live and what companies have a current contract at any given time.


  • When it comes to trash removal, San Diego residents mange to generate approximately 1.58 million tons of trash per year.


  • As a result of all the trash pickup, San Diego manages to send approximately 870,000 tons of trash per year to the Miramar Landfill, the only City-run landfill, which will likely be filled to capacity by 2025.


  • Partly because of the increasing volume of trash pick up in San Diego, one of the region’s major landfills, Otay Landfill owned by Republic Services, is scheduled to close on February 25, 2030.


  • We throw away an estimated 500,000 tons of food waste each year in San Diego County. When landfilled, all that food generates over 270,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases.


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San Diego Trash Pickup Pros and Cons – What’s the Best Option for You?


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If you are a renter or homeowner in San Diego, garbage pickup is just a fact that you take for granted.


You pay for the trash pickup San Diego provides and, whether you like the company or not and whether you think your bill is fair or not, you still appreciate whatever San Diego trash pickup service you have. 


But here’s the thing: there are times when the trash you need picked up is far more than you can fit into your residential trash bin. And, with your standard San Diego trash pickup service, you will find that your options are somewhat limited and, perhaps, not the most favorable. 

You can, for example, rent a dumpster from them. But that requires scheduling, relatively high fees, and having to have that thing sitting in your driveway or in front of your house for a few days at least. 


Sometimes you can have the option of using what is known as a Bagster® bag, but they are somewhat limited in capacity and can only manage up to 3,300 pounds or just under four cubic yards. 


Of course, your garbage service can also arrange for their large trash pickup. Again, there is the scheduling of a day and time, added fees, and the possibility that you’re not in an area where they can provide the service. 


On the upside, since you’re a paying customer you do have some options. 


An alternative to your paid residential or commercial waste management service provider is a local and reliable trash and junk removal company like Junk King San Diego. The upsides with that option are low prices, easy booking, professional staff, and a totally green operation. 


How Much Does It Cost to Get a San Diego Trash Pickup?


When it comes to San Diego garbage pickup, residents naturally want to know how much will it cost to have my trash and bulk garbage picked up and hauled away? 


At Junk King San Diego, we get it.


This is why, in addition to providing world-class customer service, our San Diego trash pickup prices the lowest in our service area.


We always work hard to not only be the best at what we do and deliver consistently great customer service to our friends and neighbors here in the San Diego area, but we keep our prices fair and transparent, as well. 


Unlike many other firms, we never charge our customers by how much their trash or other junk weighs. Nor do we simply charge a flat fee like many municipal and private waste management firms do. No, we always and only charge for the amount of space your trash or other junk items take up in our truck. 


And we never hit you with hidden charges or added fees. 


Not only do we make our prices clear and upfront, but we offer free estimates on every job. In fact, you get an estimate online any time. In addition, you can call us, text us, or simply have our team provide you with an estimate onsite after they arrive at your home or place of work.


As we like to say, at Junk King San Diego, we guarantee to beat any written estimate and we’re confident that our prices are better than any comparable operator – in other words, a licensed, insured, junk removal company with a recycling-based operation that helps keep our landfills free of unnecessary waste materials – like we do!


What is the Difference Between a Commercial and Residential San Diego Trash Pickup? 


We are happy to help out our friends and neighbors living in and around San Diego, both homeowners and renters, with residential trash pickup. In addition, we also work with our local businesses to take care of their occasional (or ongoing) trash pickup needs.


The main difference between the two is that residential trash pickup jobs tend to be more of the “every once in a while” types of projects and do not necessarily consist of excessively large amounts of trash.


Commercial trash pickup tends to be larger removal jobs and is often set up for regular and consistent pickup schedules. Commercial clients can also set up business accounts and enjoy our easy payment plans. And Junk King is fully insured, of course, so that you and our staff are protected when we perform junk hauling services.


Make Your San Diego Trash Pickup Project Easy and Affordable


By now it should be pretty clear that bulk trash pickup in San Diego does not have to be difficult, expensive, or require a lot of hard work on your part. 


In fact, simply by making a quick call to Junk King San Diego, you can be guaranteed to get the region’s greenest, most affordable, and reliable San Diego trash pickup services. And, best of all, we do all the heavy lifting! All you have to do is point.


In addition, here at Junk King San Diego, we provide a range of expert residential junk removal and hauling services for the entire San Diego area. You can call us from El Cajon, Jamul, Santee, Bonita, Spring Valley, Alpine, La Mesa, Dulzura, Lemon Grove, Ramona, and Lakeside.


Once you’ve made an appointment with us our junk removal team will show on time, as promised.


And you can be confident that our commercial and residential trash pickup and junk removal services can be both eco-friendly and affordable. You can get an estimate online or simply call Junk King San Diego today and tell us about the trash items you need cleared out of your home or place of work. 


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We’ll give you a quote in writing guaranteed to beat any other written estimate and, if you like our quote, we can schedule a time that works with your busy schedule.


So, are you ready to get some great San Diego trash pickup? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.


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


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


How To Recycle Cardboard In San Diego


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Most of the time, when it comes to cardboard recycling, San Diego residents find that putting old boxes and cardboard packaging into their residential recycling bin is all they need to do. 


And for all the business owners in and around the San Diego area, while it might occur more frequently and on a somewhat larger scale, cardboard recycling is still relatively simple: they just break down boxes and other cardboard waste and place it all in the convenient recycling dumpster that are generally available. 


Learn about the importance of recycling.


Except that it’s not always that easy and sometimes the sheer volume is more than the bins and dumpsters can handle.


Why Recycle Cardboard?


For those of us who live in San Diego, recycling is pretty much a “no brainer.”


And, when we’re dealing with cardboard recycling, San Diego residents have that pretty dialed in. All of which is a good thing because paper, paperboard, and cardboard waste make up a massive amount of all the solid waste we produce here.


In fact, the EPA has estimated that, overall, the total generation of paper and paperboard (cardboard) in our trash represents over 23 percent of total solid waste generation in America. 


When you consider that the city of San Diego manages to generate almost 1.6 million tons of trash every year, that’s quite a bit of cardboard! Around 370,000 tons annually, to be exact. And if all of this waste cardboard isn’t recycled then it will likely end up in the few landfills left in San Diego County.


Fortunately, studies have shown that 76 percent of San Diego’s trash can be recycled. And almost all of the cardboard trash is recyclable. 


How to Recycle Cardboard in San Diego


If you’re in need of some bulk cardboard recycling, San Diego has some paper and cardboard recycling centers. And, if you’re wondering where can you recycle cardboard, an online search will bring up some options for you. 


A quick search on your phone for “cardboard recycling near me” for example, should give you a few results, but you may also notice that most of them are pretty generic. In other words, there are few businesses that only specialize in cardboard recycling.


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And those that do are typically B2B firms that work with commercial customers. Which is great for businesses in San Diego, but what about homeowners, renters, and others who are simply residents and not business owners or managers?


The good news is that you can take your own waste cardboard to facilities in San Diego to be recycled if you want to. 


Where to Find a Cardboard Recycling Center in the San Diego Area


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So, you’ve done an online search for “cardboard recycling near me” or “paper and cardboard recyclers near me” and you’re still a bit unsure as to where to go. 


No problem! We’ve narrowed down the list of possibilities for you and here are some options for a more DIY approach to your residential cardboard recycling efforts:



Keep in mind that you will usually have to load and transport your own cardboard waste. In addition, you may not receive any cash for your recyclables unlike aluminum cans or glass bottles, for example, and you might even have some fees. However, it is possible to get it done this way.


How to Recycle Cardboard Yourself With 5 Simple Steps


If you’re wondering how to recycle cardboard yourself, or if it’s even a good idea, there are some easy steps you can take to simplify the DIY cardboard recycling process:


Cardboard disposal and recycling checklist


Another option many times, depending on the type of cardboard waste and its general condition, is to reuse it at home


Reuse or repurposing is one of the recycling ideas that can be implemented for many types of “waste” products including scrap lumber, old furniture, certain glassware, and – of course – sheets of cardboard or cardboard boxes. 


How Does Junk King San Diego Make Recycling Cardboard Easy?


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The good news is that cardboard recycling does not have to be a DIY project, nor does it have to be costly. 


No matter how much cardboard you have or what type, a quick call to Junk King San Diego is all you need do to make it happen. And regardless of where you live in San Diego County – in the city of San Diego or elsewhere – when you need recycling, Junk King locations can be found throughout the region. 


Why and how does junk king recycle items? That’s a great question. First and foremost, we recycle because it is at the heart of our company’s mission – to be the greenest junk removal firm in North America. And we routinely manage to recycle up to 60 percent of everything we pick up from our customers, including bulk cardboard.


And we do it all affordably, as well.


One of the best parts about calling Junk King San Diego for your cardboard recycling and other junk removal is knowing that you will always get affordable service. In fact, we pride ourselves on offering the best pricing in our communities like Dulzura, El Cajon, Winter Gardens, Casa de Oro, La Mesa, and others.


When it comes to pricing, we never charge customers by the weight of their load like most other companies do. Instead, we only charge you for the amount of space your junk material takes up in our trucks. Which translates into cost savings for you!


So, no matter whether your junk weighs 500 pounds or just 50, you only pay for how much volume it takes up in the truck. And that means far more equitable pricing for you. 


Being genuinely green and environmentally friendly, along with offering fair and transparent pricing, are just some of the ways Junk King stands out as the nation’s premier junk removal company.


And we always work hard to guarantee that our junk and debris removal services are the most affordable in our service area. Not only do we believe in fair and transparent pricing, but we also believe in giving all our customers a free, no-obligation estimate beforehand.


In fact, we even give you with four different ways to get an estimate:   


  1. Getting an on-site estimate is the best and most accurate way for us to assess your job and offer you the most accurate estimate.
  2. Call us at 1-888-888-JUNK or live chat through our website with our highly trained customer service representatives.
  3. Or send us a text with a photo or two of your debris or junk to 737-888-5865 and we will text back a free estimate.
  4. Going online to our website is a quick way to get an estimate, as well. Just click on the “Pricing” tab above, scroll to “Pricing Estimator” and click the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button.


So, for reliable, green, and affordable cardboard recycling, call Junk King San Diego.


Bulk Cardboard Recycling Can Be Easy and Affordable for San Diego Residents


For residential and commercial cardboard recycling, junk removal, and most all other trash and debris disposal services, folks in San Diego can rely on Junk King San Diego.


Give us a call today and tell us about the junk and other unwanted items you need removed from your home, office, or workplace. The team at Junk King San Diego can remove and dispose of just about anything except items that are classified as hazardous waste.


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And we will never surprise you with pricing nor hidden costs or charges. 


When you call Junk King San Diego you will always get on-time, as promised, junk pickup and removal in the San Diego area that is both eco-friendly and affordable. 


It’s as easy 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. So, 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).


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