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Monthly Archives: August 2022

Case Study: Junk King Helps Boys & Girls Club Back 2 School Drive

Helping Thousands of Youth Across San Diego with Fully Loaded Backpacks to Start the Year Off Right


Every child looks forward to the first day of school with a varied mixture of anticipation and dread. Sometimes one outweighs the other, but one of the things that weighs on many kids in San Diego County is having the supplies they need for the new school year.


And oftentimes it’s their parents that worry about that the most.


[h3] When You Need a Lot of Backpacks Filled Quickly and Efficiently


Each year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego launches a major volunteer event known as the Back 2 School Drive.


The objective is to receive and fill as many backpacks as possible with supplies and tools local school kids will need to achieve academic success in the new school year. Once those backpacks and supplies have been donated, a small army of volunteers come together to sort the materials according to the needs of kindergarten through fifth grade, and for those in sixth through twelfth grades.


Then the stuffing begins!


Once they have been filled, the backpacks are distributed to elementary through high school-aged students who are participating in Boys & Girls Club programs across San Diego County prior to the start of the fall school year.


This year, some of those volunteers wore Junk King red!



Several happy and willing Junk King San Diego employees joined the dozens of other hard-working volunteers to sort, separate, stuff, and organize thousands of kids backpacks to help them be ready for the new school year.


And the guys with the red Junk King hats will tell you that, while deeply gratifying, the work of carefully placing school supplies into kid-sized backpacks was probably harder than loading old furniture and other household junk into the back of one of their junk trucks!


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School Supplies and Backpacks for Thousands of Children Takes Many Volunteers


Whether they volunteered their time or donated backpacks and school supplies, many wonderful people joined together and played a vital role in giving local children a positive start to the new school year.


And it is because of them that the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego was able to provide over 4,000 youth across San Diego with fully loaded backpacks to start the year off right.


It was the combined efforts of many dozens of volunteers who worked together to accomplish a hugely impressive effort on behalf of school children across the greater San Diego region.


As the Director of Corporate Partnerships, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, Sommer Cartier, was quoted as saying,


“The start of the school year can be incredibly stressful for many families across San Diego. Without access to resources and support, it can be difficult to provide children with the supplies needed to start the school year off right. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego’s Back 2 School Drive exists to help ease the pressure families face each fall by preparing their students heading back to school. Thanks to the support of generous community partners, our Boys & Girls Club members start each new school year with the essential supplies needed to excel in the classroom.”


Many San Diegans are familiar with the Boys & Girls Club. Some have children who are part of the organization and make great use of their many after-school programs. And many of the parents were part of the Boys & Girls Club when they were kids, too!


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego works to change lives with their quality youth programs and guidance that take place in a safe, affordable, and fun environment. The Clubs serve kids from ages 5 to18 at 20 community-based sites across San Diego County. These facilities are making a real difference in the lives of San Diego’s leaders of tomorrow – the San Diego youth of today.


And because of the volunteers working with its Back 2 School Drive, the Boys & Girls Club members are able to receive all the basic necessities they need to start their school year off right.



And the Volunteers Earned a High Score


  • One Junk King truck and Crew
  • 3,000 backpacks filled
  • Separated for K thru 5 and 6 thru 12 grades
  • Over 4,000 kids across San Diego given loaded backpacks
  • And all done in a day!


Mission accomplished!


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Why Junk King San Diego is About More than Just Junk Removal


Junk King owner Bruce Stone has always made it his mission to give back to his community and to do all that he can in his role as a business owner to support it, as well.


One of the ways he and his team are able to do this on a daily basis is through the green and earth-friendly junk removal practices Junk King follows. For the folks at Junk King San Diego, the city and its neighboring communities are more than just where they work every day – it’s their home.


And looking out for and taking care of your home means much more than keeping it cleaned up.


Junk King employees are regularly engaged in civic and community events and various types of volunteer efforts. Whether its backpacks with school supplies for kids, or a holiday toy drive, or cleaning up a high school in preparation for graduation – our team is ready and willing to “go the extra mile” for our friends and neighbors in the Greater San Diego area.


No Matter Your Cleanup or Junk Removal Problem, Junk King San Diego has the Solution


At Junk King San Diego we always do our best to provide San Diego residents and businesses with the best in junk removal services and the best in customer service. We also do our best to ensure that our pricing is the best in our market. And one way we do that is with our much more equitable approach to pricing each job, and one that is guaranteed to save you money.


So, how does it work, you ask?


Unlike most other junk removal services that charge by weight, Junk King only charges by volume. Another way to say it is that we only charge you for how much space your residential or commercial junk takes up in our oversized junk removal trucks.


That means you don’t pay more for removing one heavy junk item than someone else is paying to remove a half dozen lightweight items, for example. This makes the process simple, fair, and saves you money! And because our trucks are larger, we don’t have to make as many trips, and you can get more removed in one trip from us than with our competitors.


You can rest assured that we will never add on extra charges nor surprise you with hidden fees of any kind. In fact, we guarantee to outdo any other written estimate. In fact, we’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate of your next junk removal project before you agree to work with us.


That’s because we are so confident that our prices are better than any comparable operator in our area.


And, by comparable operator, we mean any licensed, insured, junk removal company in the greater San Diego area that operates a recycling-based operation and works to keep our landfills free of unnecessary waste materials.


Which is how Junk King San Diego operates, by the way!


Green Junk Removal in Large, Red Trucks – the Junk King Way


Junk King has long prided itself on being the pioneer of recycling-based junk removal and we live up to that ideal by recycling as much as 65 percent or more of everything we pick up each day.


“Recycling is very, very important” says owner Bruce Stone, “When we’re doing this, we’re really working in conjunction with the community and we’re working with the environment, and everything that we’re striving for is to create a better tomorrow for our kids and the other generations.”


Need Safe, Reliable, and Efficient Junk Removal? Make the call to Junk King San Diego


So, for fast, safe, and convenient furniture removal, San Diego residents can save green and be green with Junk King San Diego.


We serve the entire San Diego area including communities like La Mesa, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Alpine, Lakeside, and our beautiful home base of Spring Valley, of course!


And remember, you can always get a free estimate from us first by going online, sending us a text, calling us, or simply get one once we arrive on site. When you call Junk King San Diego you will always get on-time junk pickup and removal in the San Diego area that is both eco-friendly and affordable. 


So, need to get rid of your junk, too? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.


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

The Battle of the Bagster® vs Junk Removal Services: Which is Better for San Diego Residents?



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It’s that awkward moment when you’ve finished your cleanup project and your junk is shoved out to the middle of the garage or out on the driveway. You take stock of the piles of debris, rubbish, and unwanted belongings and suddenly realize two things:


  • There’s far more junk than you can ever hope to get into your residential trash or recycling bins.
  • And there’s not nearly enough to justify calling out a junk removal service truck.


Or is there?



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The Top Benefits of Using a Bagster® vs Junk Removal Service


When it comes to residential junk removal, you have options. And, for most homeowners or renters, calling a local junk removal service is often the “default” option. And Junk King San Diego is happy to be your first choice since we can provide the best junk removal service in San Diego.


However, we also know that there are junk removal scenarios that make a full-service junk pickup less than cost-effective for our customers. For example, sometimes the junk or debris is being generated daily over a period of time, as with a kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation. 


That’s when something like a roll-off dumpster might make more sense for a customer. Except that those are often quite large, hard to use, and can become costly, as well.


Which is where the major benefits of using a Bagster® come in. 


With a flexible dumpster bag, you can still load it on your schedule and at your pace, while keeping all your junk or debris in one, contained space. Another benefit is the relatively low cost. The total price for picking up a Bagster® and paying for its removal when it’s full can be far less than a full-service junk removal session, for example. 


And, of course, convenience is a third top benefit. Pretty much the entire junk staging and removal process can be done when you choose. And, unlike a steel debris box rental, you can keep your Bagster® as long as you like. 


What to Expect When Using a Bagster® vs Junk Removal Service


A fair question to ask at this point would be, “What is a Bagster®?”


Simply put, it is what is known as a flexible dumpster bag. Typically, these heavy-duty, high-strength containers measure four feet wide, eight feet long, and stand two and a half feet tall. That’s large enough to hold full sheets of sheetrock or plywood, for example.


The container also provides enough capacity to hold three cubic yards, or 606 gallons, of trash, rubbish, and debris. How much is that? 


Well, if you can imagine a full size pickup truck with a large five by eight foot bed filled to top, they can typically hold about 2.22 cubic yards. 


In addition, the material and construction is strong enough to hold up to 3,300 pounds of junk.


Typically, a Baster® or flexible dumpster bag, is purchased at a retail store such as “big box” hardware stores. The bag is filled by the customer and when the bag is full or the cleanup is complete, a call is made to the waste disposal or junk removal company that provided the branded dumpster bag. 


A scheduled pickup of the dumpster bag is arranged and the bag – along with all the unwanted junk or debris – quickly and efficiently removed and then disposed of. For many jobs, making use of a product like a Bagster® can be far more convenient and economical than opting for a full-service junk removal.


A second question, especially for those who’ve never called on someone else to get rid of junk for them, would be, “What is a junk removal service?”


Junk removal services carried out by a third-party can run the gamut from a “guy with a truck” who operates as a one-person service provider, to a local branch of a nation-wide franchise with the latest in “junk truck” technology and a small army of staffers.


Essentially, a junk removal service, regardless of their size, provides the personnel and equipment required to remove, load, transport, and dispose of your household and other residential junk and debris. Some services specialize in certain types of junk removal, while others will take most anything with a few exceptions such as construction waste or concrete debris.


So, depending on the quantity and type of junk you need to have removed, either junk removal option can be considered.


How to Save Money with a Bagster® vs Junk Removal Service


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Of course, the potential to save money using Bagster® flexible dumpster bags is one the top benefits and “selling points” for this junk removal alternative. 


One of the best ways to ensure that you are indeed saving money with a Bagster® versus calling for a professional junk removal service is to compare the overall pricing. Keep in mind that with a Bagster® there are two costs involved: the initial cost of the flexible dumpster bag and the cost of having it picked up and removed once you’re finished with it.

For most any junk cleanup task that involves less than three cubic feet (or a “pickup truck load”) of rubbish, the Bagster® can be much more cost-effective than a junk removal service.


However, if you find that you actually need two or possibly even three Bagster® bags for your cleanup, then you may not be saving money. Once you add up the cost of each bag along with one or more pickups once they are filled, this could actually end up costing more than one trip from a professional junk removal service like Junk King San Diego, for example. 


So, as with any major household project, it pays to do some research and a bit of math to ensure that you’re making the most economical and cost-effective choice for your junk removal needs.


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How to Know if Your Household Needs a Bagster® or Not


How do you know if you need junk removal services or can make do with a Bagster® instead?


Part of the answer has nothing to do with quantity of junk or time frames but has everything to do with capability. In other words, do you possess the physical strength and ability to haul and load large or heavy junk items by yourself? Is it reasonably safe for you or your partner to engage in the level of physical effort required to fill up a Bagster®?


Quantity of junk or debris is a factor to consider, as well. 


Keep in mind that a Bagster® does have a capacity limit and that cannot be exceeded or else the waste pickup company will not take it for you. Your junk cannot be above the two and half foot sidewall height, nor can the weight of your junk exceed the 3,300 pound limit. 


Another factor to consider is the type of debris you need to dispose of. The Bagster® cannot be used for “old electronics, appliances, tires, food waste, large stumps” nor toxic or hazardous materials.


Carrying out a major landscaping project? If so, keep in mind, too, that items such as concrete, dirt, and sod are considered “heavy debris” and are limited to just one cubic yard in a bag, which is about 10 inches up from the bottom of the bag. After that, any lighter debris can go on top.


When You Decide to Go with a Professional Junk Removal Service


At Junk King San Diego, we understand that you have choices. And that includes junk removal options like flexible dumpster bags including the Bagster® And we also know you have alternative providers that you can choose from.


So, why choose Junk King San Diego?


Well, we could talk about our long-standing commitment to being the most environmentally friendly junk removal operation in the country, and how we recycle as much of your junk as possible with each job. Or we could refer to our long-standing reputation for world-class service and our “old-fashioned” way of customer service. We could even mention that our prices are the best in our service area.


And all this would be true.


Of course, there’s the convenience and reliability of our full-service junk removal that pretty much speaks for itself. 


And how can we say that?


Because we are so confident that you’ll find the experience of working with Junk King far superior to that of any other junk removal service! 


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


The best part of using a full-service junk removal company is that all you have to do is simply point and we’ll haul your junk and other unwanted 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 Removal Santee: Clear Out Your Clutter And Have The Junk Taken Away


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While that might seem like a simple question with an obvious answer, junk removal can be a bit complex. 


Simply put, full-service junk removal is an industry dedicated to assisting with the junk removal process for homeowners, renters, and businesses. It differs from regular, municipal trash pickup in that junk removal firms typically pick up and remove almost any kind of waste and debris. 


Your local trash company won’t do that!


There are dozens of junk removal services just in San Diego County alone, and folks living in or near Santee have several firms to choose from. However, for the top-rated and most reliable junk removal in the region, folks in Santee have Junk King San Diego.


But a fair question to ask might be, “How do I choose the right junk removal service?”



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How to Choose the Right Junk Removal Service for Your Needs


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Generally speaking, there are two basic types of junk removal services: 



The main difference usually consists of the types of junk being removed as well as the type of customer. A typical homeowner needs to get rid of yard waste, old furniture, and appliances, or moving trash and debris, for example. A business owner typically needs to dispose of commercial debris and materials.


But, at the most basic level, both residential and commercial junk removal share the same need: junk that needs to be picked up, removed from the premises, and disposed of properly. 


While there are a few firms that specialize in certain types of materials like construction debris, most junk hauling firms try to take just about anything that needs to go. But this does not apply to waste and debris classified as hazardous waste, by the way. 


According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) website,


“In California, unless specifically exempted, it is unlawful for any person to transport hazardous wastes, unless the person holds a valid registration issued by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).”


Although most any established junk removal or junk hauling firm can take care of most junk removal needs, choosing the “right” firm requires a bit of research on a few key factors:


Pricing: Not all firms charge customers the same way. Knowing how a company charges is important, especially if you have heavy junk items. 


Service: Reviews and referrals are powerful. Companies that cannot provide substantial “social proof” of their commitment to customer service and professionalism may not be the right choice for you.


Recycling: The unfortunate reality is that not every junk removal firm practices recycling and reuse of junk materials picked up. But the fact is that most junk items are partially or completely recyclable. 


The good news is that Junk King San Diego can make this choice easy for folks in Santee – we have the best pricing in our service area, the best service in our industry, and we pioneered the concept of recycling-based junk removal and disposal. 


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3 Tips for Picking the Best Junk Removal Company for You


While it may be easy enough to do a quick search on your phone for “junk removal near me” this will simply give you a list of company names. This tells you nothing about which ones are good or not-so-good. And any conscientious residential or commercial customer will naturally want to hire the best junk removal company for their junk removal project.


The question then becomes how to find a good junk service provider?


As we noted previously, pricing, service, and disposal methods are key deciding factors. In addition, there are three more considerations for picking the best junk removal company.


  1. Which company will provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate? The best junk removal firms will make sure you know what your project is going to cost you before you commit to a choice.
  2. Does the company take proper safety measures when entering homes and businesses, and do they offer “touchless” junk removal service?
  3. Do they require that you “stage” your junk or waste materials so that their crews can load them easily, or will they do all the heavy lifting for you? (And clean up after themselves when they’re done?!)


How Many Different Types of Junk Removal Services are There?


For most residents and business owners in Santee, the municipal waste removal services provided by Waste Management Inc. are sufficient for typical junk, waste, and trash removal. However, bulky trash and large junk items that do not fit in trash bins – or are not permitted in them – must be picked up with special arrangements or by other means.


In addition to municipal waste services there are professional junk removal services like Junk King San Diego. Much like a municipal waste removal service, professional junk removal handles the pickup, loading, and removal for you. 


In addition, there are recycling facilities that can be used for removing certain types of junk from a home or place of business. However, this type of junk removal service requires that the junk materials be delivered to them by the customer.


Similarly, local landfills can be viewed as a type of junk removal service that also requires customers to deliver and unload the junk themselves. 


So, your type of junk, the size and quantity of junk, and whether or not you have a suitable vehicle for hauling junk, will determine what type of junk removal service you need. However, for most people, most of the time, if their junk is too much for their trash or recycling bins, their best option is to rely on professional junk hauling companies like Junk King San Diego.


How Does It Work When You Need a Quote from a Junk Hauling Company?


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One of the main concerns for any prospective customer is the junk removal cost for their project. And one of the best ways to determine that cost is to get a quote from a junk hauling company before having them load anything. 


Keep in mind that a quote is not the same as an estimate. And a quote may be more than what your actual charges ought to be depending on how the company’s pricing scheme is structured.


For example, some companies charge by weight, but this can be hard to estimate. Others charge a flat fee, so a quote or estimate is a fixed amount. However, Junk King San Diego only charges for the amount of space your junk takes up in our truck. This means that our experienced and expert crews can provide accurate estimates prior to loading your junk. 


And, if you prefer, you can do the same with our handy, online Pricing Estimator tool.


Homeowners! Remove or Dispose of These Before Making a Move.


We live in a highly mobile society and people tend to move and relocate rather often. And this is no different for homeowners in Santee. 


Moving can also result in a great deal of junk, rubbish, trash, and garbage, and getting rid of that debris and waste is critical to maintaining a smooth and stress-free move. Or as stress-free as it can be anyway!


For this reason, large-scale trash removal and garbage pickup services can be invaluable during and after a move. 


In addition, you want to remove or dispose of certain items before packing, as well. These can include old furniture, appliances, exercise equipment, mattresses, lawn, and patio items, as well as large yard waste and debris. 


The easiest and smoothest moves are those that have been preceded by large-scale decluttering and junk removal. And Junk King San Diego is all about decluttering and junk removal services!


When It’s Time for Junk Removal, Santee Residents Call Junk King San Diego


For all your residential junk removal needs, homeowners and tenants in Santee can always call on Junk King San Diego. And this includes junk items such as old furniture, appliances, and just about any other types of household junk and debris.


You’ll also like the fact that making an appointment with us is easy. Just give us a call today and tell us about the unwanted junk items you need removed from your home. We only ask for a two-hour time window for appointments because we value your time. And we always show up on time, as promised!


Need junk removed from your workplace? We’ll take that, too! 


When you make use of our top-rated commercial junk removal services you’ll never have to worry about getting rid of that unwanted equipment or office furniture removal. And we even take care of construction debris removal.


All of which means that you can rely on the team at Junk King San Diego to remove and haul away just about anything you need to get rid of (except for hazardous waste.)


We’re also affordable and we’ll never charge you added fees or surprise you with hidden costs.


Along with our competitive prices, you should know that you can always get a free estimate from us beforehand. You can get an estimate online, by text, by calling, or by simply having our team provide you with one once they arrive on site.


When you call Junk King San Diego you will always get junk pickup and removal in Santee that is both eco-friendly and affordable. 



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It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Simply point, and we’ll haul your junk items for one simple price.


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