For those of us living in San Diego, a valuable aspect of life here in “America’s Finest City” is the vistas, the landscapes, and the natural beauty of the region. And this includes the San Diego River.
The river travels 52 miles from its headwaters to the ocean, Originating in the Cuyamaca Mountains northwest of the town of Julian. From there it then flows to the southwest until it reaches the El Capitan Reservoir and the El Capitan Dam. Below the dam, the river runs west through Santee and San Diego.
As the river passes through the San Diego community of Tierrasanta, it flows through another San Diego treasure, the Mission Trails Regional Park, one of the largest urban parks in America.
Unfortunately, along the more than fifty miles of riverway, it picks up trash, junk, and rubbish.
Which is why the folks at the San Diego River Park Foundation do what they do every week.
Keeping the San Diego River Clean and Green
As it turns out, keeping a river clean requires a great deal of resources and labor, especially when that river runs through the heart of California’s second largest city, from the mountains to the sea.
While efforts have long been made to clean the trash and debris that has made its way into the river over the years, a dedicated organization was needed to bring attention to this pressing need and to bring together the resources needed to accomplish the mission of both preserving and conserving the river and its natural environment.
To that end, the San Diego River Park Foundation was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to conserving the water, wildlife, recreation, culture, and community involved with the San Diego River.
The San Diego River Park Foundation sponsors and hosts several events and activities. Among these are what are known as the Clean and Green Team – Volunteers Leading River Restoration and River Clean Up.
According to the Foundation’s website,
“Twice each year, volunteers survey the San Diego River during RiverBlitz to map and record trash and debris sites.
The Clean and Green Team mobilizes to coordinate volunteers to remove these trash sites! On Saturdays throughout the year, volunteers gather to help create a healthier, cleaner, safer San Diego River Park system.”
And Junk King San Diego is wholly onboard that this a great way to give back to the community and improve the health of the river.
Which is why, in September 2022, we volunteered one of our junk hauling teams and a truck to allow the volunteers to use the back of our truck to dispose of the waste collected. Junk King then hauled the trash offsite to be recycled and disposed of properly.
Another Fabulously Successful Clean & Green Event at the San Diego River
In early September, a Junk King removal team and one of our big, red junk removal trucks made it’s way to the Clean and Green Team’s designated rendezvous point at the start of a beautiful Saturday morning. Their mission was to help pick up and remove trash and debris from the San Diego River while providing their truck as a staging and drop off point for trash removal.
In a city of close to 1.4 million people, the likelihood of rubbish, junk, and debris making its way into the river is quite high, so the clean up efforts are ongoing necessary. Fortunately, the tenacity and hard work pays off and the clean up activities always net huge amounts of trash removed from the river.
On this particular day, the Clean and Green team of 12 volunteers, along with an assist from the team of Junk King San Diego, succeeded in removing astounding haul of 3,640 pounds of trash from the river.
That’s over 250 pounds of trash per person that was pulled out of the San Diego River in one morning!
As much of that trash and junk as possible was loaded into the Junk King San Diego truck for sorting and, ultimately, recycling, and proper disposal.
And since then, we’ve had the privilege of helping out time and again.
The San Diego River Foundation posted a recent tweet on their Twitter account sharing that,
“Over the last month, @SanDiegoJunk has generously donated their hauling services for 3 of our River Rescue Clean-ups. Combined, they have helped us removed 8,400 pounds of trash! Thank You!”
Of course, doing all we can to help keep San Diego clean, green, and junk-free has always been a part of Junk King San Diego’s mission. And we are proud to offer our help and resources to the ongoing efforts of the Clean and Green Team and the San Diego River Foundation.
Need to Solve your Large Cleanup or Junk Removal Problem Affordably? Junk King San Diego has the Solution!
At Junk King San Diego we have always done our very best to provide San Diego residents and businesses with the best in junk removal services and the best in customer service.
In addition, we also work hard to ensure that our pricing is the best in our market. And one of the ways we accomplish this is with a more equitable approach to pricing each job. And is also an approach that is guaranteed to save you money.
And how do we do that?
Unlike most other junk removal companies that charge either a flat fee or charge by the weight of your junk load, Junk King only charges by volume. In other words, we only charge you for how much space your residential or commercial junk takes up in our junk removal trucks.
What that means is that 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 junk removal pricing process simple, fair, and it 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, because we’re so confident that our prices are better than any comparable operator in our area, we’ll always provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate of your next junk removal project – even before you agree to work with us.
Now, who does that? Well, we do!
And, by comparable operator, we mean a licensed and insured junk removal company that operates a recycling-based business in the greater San Diego area with the goal of keeping our landfills free of unnecessary waste materials.
Which is how Junk King San Diego operates, by the way!
Our Green Junk Removal Happens with Large, Red Trucks – It’s the Junk King Way!
Junk King has long been the pioneer of recycling-based junk removal and we are proud of the fact that we successfully recycle as much as 65 percent or more of everything we pick up each day.
For owner Bruce Stone, serving customers and serving the environment and the are the reasons why he believes Junk King San Diego is such a “feel good” business.
“We’re the only recycling-based junk hauler in San Diego. We have a recycle center where we take all the different parts and components from our hauling jobs and make sure that they end up in the right hands. It keeps a lot out of our landfills – about 65 percent of what we haul is saved from going into our landfills.”
Need Safe, Reliable, and Efficient Junk Removal? Make the call to Junk King San Diego!
We serve the entire San Diego area including communities like El Cajon, La Mesa, Lakeside, Alpine, Chula Vista, and our beautiful home region 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.
When you call, just tell us about the junk items or excess trash that you need to have removed from your property. Our friendly customer service team is ready to walk you through our easy process over the phone or by online chat.
And our professional and insured junk removal team will also call 15 to 30 minutes before they arrive at your property. All you need do is simply point and we’ll do all the heavy lifting!
So, need to get rid of your recyclable junk, as well? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Contact us today and tell us about the junk items you need picked up and removed. You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).