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.
5 Key Facts about San Diego Trash Pickup for Your Home or Office
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.
San Diego Trash Pickup Pros and Cons – What’s the Best Option for You?
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.
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.