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Monthly Archives: July 2022

Pallet Recycling: How your Local Junk King Can Help

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Almost everything that is shipped anywhere in the United States is typically transported by truck. And most everything that is loaded in trucks is packed on pallets. And most pallets are made of wood, which is why pallet recycling matters.


When you drive around San Diego and its neighboring towns and communities, you will almost always see empty pallets stacked behind stores, businesses, shops, and industrial areas. And, on occasion, you might see pallets that have been discarded in back lots, parking areas, or even in empty fields. 


Which is why recycling used pallets is so important – and why Junk King San Diego can help.



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What Are the Different Types of Pallets? And Why You Should Care?


If asked what are pallets used for, most of us would answer that they’re used to load and unload stuff. Which is a good answer as far as that goes.


However, as one business site points out,


“Different types of pallets are used to pile up, store, assemble, or transport goods. They improve warehouse operational efficiency by allowing easy movement of stacked goods using machines or tools, such as forklifts and pallet jacks.”


Clearly, pallets are versatile and valuable pieces of equipment that deserve more respect than they typically get from the average person!


When it comes to pallet recycling one of the best qualities of pallets is their composition. Essentially, almost all palled are either wood pallets or, in much smaller quantities, plastic pallets.


According to one source


“Over 500 million pallets are manufactured in the U.S. every year. Over 90 percent of these pallets are made out of solid wood.”


In addition, there composite materials that use wood products along with glues, paper, and other materials, as well as some all metal pallets specifically for applications where high pallet strength and durability are required.


Yet all pallets are recyclable. 

Which is a good thing since there are literally hundreds of millions of pallets being used or being stored all over the United States. And the most recent statistics show that over 90 percent of wood pallets are actually recycled each year.


And, while this is a great figure, it also means that upwards of 50 million new pallets are not recycled…


Where to Recycle Pallets in San Diego


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If you work in a business that regularly receives or ships bulk goods on pallets, you already know that a typical wood pallet weighs between 30 to 48 pounds. Which means that hefting these large and awkward structures can be demanding. 


And having to load dozens of them to be hauled away for disposal or for recycling requires a great deal of hard work. So, while taking your used pallets to recycling facilities in San Diego is a great idea, you might not want to have to do it all yourself. 


Which is why a local pallet removal service to help take care of your pallet recycling is a good deal.


And this is also why Junk King San Diego specializes in used pallet removal and recycling.


If you choose to make this a DIY task, you should know that the best places recycle pallets in San Diego include:



Almost any junk removal or junk hauling firm can probably be hired to come and haul away your used pallets. But there is no guarantee that those items will be properly disposed of and recycled. In fact, it’s quite likely that they won’t since it’s far easier for those firms to simply haul them to the local landfill along with everything else they pick up.


So, how does a Junk King work? Not like that!


At Junk King, we make it our mission to recycle and reuse as much of everything we pick up from our customers and clients every day. And this includes used pallets whether they’re made of wood, plastic, composite materials or even metal. 



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Who Needs Pallet Removal Services in San Diego?


The fact is that not all businesses are located in commercial zones, and some residents in residential areas require freight delivery. Which means that these residential pallets will likely need removal at some point.


In addition, the vast majority of commercial pallets are not reused by the business or location that they end up at after being used for a delivery. Which means they are either disposed of in commercial waste management dumpsters or need to be removed.


Both retail and manufacturing enterprises typically receive large quantities of goods that almost always shipped and delivered as palletized freight. Grocery stores, big box retail outlets, and even the local brick-and-mortar store selling clothing items or books and calendars – all of them need pallet removal services. 


Granted, the largest enterprises may have some type of in-house process for loading and removing pallets, but for the rest of San Diego businesses and organizations with pallets piling up in the parking area, not so much.


Which is why a pallet removal service in San Diego like Junk King is important to know about.


The Pallet Recycling Process – What Happens After They Leave Your Property?


Pallet recycling covers a broad range of recovery processes for wood pallets. 


For example, The Balance SMB notes that,


“According to U.S. Forest Service figures, around 68.5% of recovered pallets are repaired for reuse, with another 11.9% reusable without repair. Another 16.2% are dismantled to be used as replacement lumber or in the construction of new pallets using recycled lumber, or a combination of new and recycled lumber.”


These statistics would seem to indicate that repair and reuse account for most used pallets, while straight recycling is done for close to 12 percent of them.


And how many pallets are we talking about?


Figures from 2011, which are the most recent available, reveal that there are probably over two  billion pallets in service at any given time. And millions of old pallets still end up in landfills every year. Fortunately, however, about one-quarter of these are recovered for recycling at the landfills.


Those pallets that do get recycled often end up first at recycling facilities that specialize in wood pallet recycling.


The typical equipment pallet recyclers use include forklifts, automated sorting machines, and equipment for dismantling pallets. Automation can be used to sort pallets by size and cut and replace nails.


The process involves recovery, sorting, and repairing a variety of pallet sizes and configurations. Grinding unusable pallet materials is another critical part of pallet recycling.


How the Junk King Process Works for Removing a Pallet from Your Property


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First of all, it simply takes one quick call to Junk King San Diego to take care of your used pallet and other commercial junk removal needs.


And we offer professional, commercial junk removal, hauling, and recycling services to the entire San Diego area, including Lakeside, Santee, El Cajon, Bonita, El Cajon, Ramona, and, of course, Spring Valley.


So, for pallet and commercial junk removal services that are reliable, affordable, sustainable, and green, you can always depend on Junk King San Diego.


Simply call us, text us, or go online and let us know what junk items you need to have removed from your home or your workplace. And our expert customer service folks will walk you through our effortless appointment process and book your session.


After that, our professional and insured junk removal team will call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your job site or place of work. And once we’re there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your pallets and other junk takes up in our truck.


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So, are you ready to get rid of your pallets by recycling? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!


The best part is that all you have to do is simply point and we’ll haul your old pallets and other junk items into our junk removal trucks – and we do it all without any hidden fees.


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

Junk King Hauls Away Your Trash And Leaves Your Place Spotless


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It’s been one of those months. After the holidays and all the festivities, with the in-laws coming over and the outdoor partying, and not to mention several barbecue dinners, you need trash hauled away.


And we’re not talking about your normal, “regular” trash that you’ve already stuffed into your household waste management bin for the last few weeks. You’re looking at more than you could fit into your brother-in-law’s pickup truck bed. 


Especially if you throw in the broken patio chairs, the leftover wood from your last backyard DIY project, and all the junk still stuffed in the sides of the garage.


Might as well get it all, right?


But how are you going to do that? You could call Junk King San Diego since we specialize in residential junk removal and trash hauling.



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How Junk King Works?


When you call Junk King for trash hauling services, we can offer you two different ways to take care of your excess trash, rubbish, junk, and debris.


Our full-service junk removal works with just a simple phone call. Book an appointment with us and we can have one of our expert junk hauling teams to your home, often in the same day, in one of our large and over-sized trucks.


We’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate and, if you like our price, we will quickly, safely, and expertly remove and load all your unwanted items and materials. And we’ll even sweep up after ourselves when we’re done!


Don’t feel like talking? No problem! Simply text us with a few photos of your junk, or you can make an appointment online. And you can get a free estimate from us online, as well.


We will typically provide you with a 2-hour window for the arrival of our crew and we promise to arrive on time, as scheduled. Unlike many other service providers, we understand and respect the value of your time. 


Prefer to maintain social distancing? No worries! Junk King San Diego offers touchless, no-contact junk removal and adheres to strict safety guidelines to protect both you and your Junk King trash removal team once they arrive at your home or place of business. 


What Junk King Provides for You


When it comes to choosing a reliable and affordable trash hauler, San Diego residents have made Junk King San Diego their “go to” junk removal service. San Diego is a special place but in many ways the city’s residents and business owners are no different than those anywhere else in the country. 


We all need reliable, affordable, and professional junk removal service now and again. 


At Junk King San Diego, we provide highly-trained and professional staff who not only believe that superior customer service is what every customer deserves, but they practice it, as well. Our sterling reviews and our hundreds of word-of-mouth referrals speak volumes about the quality of our service. 


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In addition, we provide the most “green” and environmentally-friendly junk disposal process available. 


Our company was founded on the principle of “recycle, reuse, and reduce” and we practice this every day with every load we bring in by recycling as much as 60 percent and reusing, or donating, as much of the rest as possible.


That’s because, in large part, we understand that San Diego is our home, too, and it is paramount to us to do everything we can to keep San Diego green and sustainable. 


What Services Does the Junk King Price Include?


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One of the first questions anyone looking for junk removal will ask is about junk removal cost. 


We get it. With the price of gas – and just about everything else – constantly rising, it is perfectly reasonable to want to know what your junk removal cost will be for having all that excess trash hauled away.


The short answer is: Much less than you might think.


One of the first things you should know about Junk King pricing is that we hold to a philosophy of fair and transparent pricing. What does that mean? It simply means that you will always know what your price will be for every junk hauling job before we ever pick up one piece of your junk. In fact, we will provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate every time. 


And it also means that we will never surprise you with additional charges or ‘hidden’ fees.


The other thing you should know is that, unlike other junk removal firms who charge flat fees or charge by how much your load weighs, Junk King only charges by volume – that is, by the amount of space your junk takes up in one of our big trucks.


Checkout our handy online Pricing Estimator.

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‘Trash Haulers Near Me’ – San Diego County and Cities Served by Junk King


While you could grab your smartphone and search for ‘trash haulers near me’ or just ‘local haulers near me’ and bring up several results, you will still have to sort through them all. And because not all junk haulers are the same, you would probably end up having to make several phone calls and ask lots of questions. 


How about a better approach?


Simply call Junk King San Diego and make an appointment and we can have one of our friendly, courteous, and professional junk hauling crews at your doorstep in no time. For the best pricing, best service, and best green junk disposal in all of San Diego County, you can do no better than Junk King!


We service all of San Diego county from Coronado to Alpine, check out the  ‘Areas We Serve’ tab.


If you live or work in the greater San Diego city area, it’s highly likely that you’re in our service area.


Get Rid of Your Trash: Schedule an Appointment with Junk King San Diego!


And we make it easy for you. Just one quick call to Junk King San Diego and we will take care of all your junk removal needs.


No matter where you live in or near San Diego, we can provide expert junk removal and trash hauling services, including such places as Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Ramona, Dulzura, and Jamul. So, for junk removal services that are reliable, affordable, and green, just call on Junk King San Diego.


When you call, tell us about the junk items or excess trash that you need to have removed from your home or your place of work. Our friendly customer service teams are ready to walk you through our easy process over the phone or by online chat.


Once we know what you have and what it will take to remove it, you’ll get a free estimate from us in writing that is guaranteed to beat any other written estimates.


Our professional and insured junk removal team will call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your home or place of work.


So, are you ready to get rid of your junk at home or at work? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!



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


Enjoy your home and your workspace once again by getting rid of all the junk and clutter that’s getting in your way. Junk King San Diego is ready to help you make that a reality.


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:
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