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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).

 

Need Yard Waste Cleaned Up In San Diego? Junk King Is The Best Option Around!

 

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If you live in or near San Diego, odds are you’ve got a lawn. 

 

Okay, maybe it’s one of those “postage stamp” sized patches of grass that passes for a yard in the back or front of your condominium or duplex. But many, many others have full-blown, grass-covered, suburban lawns that are the traditional hallmark of a single-family dwelling. 

 

And lawns mean maintenance. And lawn maintenance means yard waste.

 

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What is Yard Trash and Why is it a Problem?

 

Typically, the larger the yard, the greater the amount of yard trash cleanup that has to be done. And there are probably three dozen other things most homeowners and renters would rather be doing than yard trash and yard waste pickup and cleaning!

 

But the problem is that, if one doesn’t regularly pick up all the large clippings, broken branches, dead leaves, pet droppings, and other assorted yard waste and trash, they can damage the lawn. Lawn grass, in general, is both rugged and fragile, resilient and frail. 

 

Drought and scorching heat may sear the grass leaves above the surface of your yard, but the root structure can survive. However, dog urine and other substances can do sometimes irreparable damage to otherwise healthy lawn grass.

 

In addition to the maintenance of a healthy lawn, yard trash needs to be removed simply because it can be an eyesore and oftentimes even a safety hazard. 

 

You don’t want your three-year-old playing in the backyard with a pile of broken fence boards full of nails and jagged wood edges piled up in a corner! And that’s true for large piles of brush or even rubbish such as concrete rubble or scrap metal. 

 

However, doing all the cleaning and pickup yourself is a pain. Which is why, when it comes to yard waste and trash pickup, Junk King San Diego should be your first call.

 

What You Can Expect from Junk King for Yard Waste Removal in San Diego

 

Yard Cleanup

 

For residential junk removal, including yard clean up of organic waste and other debris, San Diego residents have depended on Junk King service to take it all for them.

 

Our expert and professional rubbish removal teams are highly trained and well equipped for clearing up and removing just about any type of yard waste you might have. This includes old sheds, children’s play sets, and debris from decks or fences you may have dismantled and replaced.

 

In addition, our Junk King San Diego removal pros are courteous, fast, efficient, and safe. And we always show up on time, as promised, because we value your time and know that you have far better things to do that wait through a six or eight hour “window” of time for a truck to show up!

 

And we’re highly affordable. In fact, we offer the best pricing for junk removal service in our area, and we never surprise you with hidden fees or additional charges.

 

We can pick up and remove just about anything you have to dispose of or need to get rid of. In fact, the only things we cannot haul for you are hazardous waste items. Fortunately, there are several local events and resources for disposing of your household hazardous waste.

 

 

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What Will Happen to Your Yard Trash?

 

One of the other significant and positive aspects of using Junk King San Diego for disposing of yard trash and other San Diego yard cleanup needs is that we’re a “green” company

 

What does that mean when it comes to yard trash and yard waste?

 

Anything and everything that you dispose of that is recyclable will be sorted at our own facility so it can be disposed of in the most eco-friendly manner possible. Most wood debris and almost all metals as well as concrete and masonry rubble is reusable, for example. 

 

And the strictly organic waste such as leaves, grass clippings, and branches, can be processed into reusable products such as mulch, fertilizers, and ground cover materials. 

 

Being green means that, at Junk King San Diego, we routinely recycle as much as 60 percent or more of everything that we pick up from our customers. 

 

You can trust us that your yard waste won’t go to “waste.”

 

What Makes Junk King’s Yard Waste Collection Process So Effective?

 

If you live in or around the city of San Diego, odds are that yard waste pickup is an unfortunate task that you would rather not have to do and takes far too much time to complete.

 

The good news is that for yard waste and rubbish removal chores, San Diego residents have an option.

 

In fact, for all types of junk removal, San Diego can always call on Junk King to take care of it for them. For many homeowners and business owners, this isn’t simply an option – it’s a welcome solution.! There are few things that can make your yard upkeep and maintenance as efficient and effective as having an expert team of yard waste removal professionals come to your home, remove and load all your waste, rubbish, and debris, and do it all quickly and cleanly. 

 

What You Should Know Before Hiring Junk King for Your Services

 

For some, you may be reading this and asking yourself, “What’s Junk King anyway?”

 

When it comes to junk removal and disposal, we are the number one rated service brand in San Diego, for starters.

 

Our company was founded by two friends out of a garage in San Carlos, California back in 2005. The foundational concept was quite simple: offer great customer service and recycle more than the other junk removal guys out there.

 

Today, not only is Junk King the Number One Rated junk removal service in North America, but they have over 150 locally owned franchises in 37 states and in Canada.

 

One of the things you should know about us is that we still insist on doing certain things the old-fashioned way – such as treating all of our customers as if they were they only one we have. In other words, one customer at a time.

 

And you should also know that we always offer fair, transparent, and up-front pricing along with free, no-obligation estimates.

 

It’s just the Junk King way. So, call us today and experience the difference!

 

Make Your San Diego Yard Waste Removal Both Affordable and Simple

 

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The good news is that yard waste pickup and removal in the San Diego region doesn’t need to be expensive nor require a lot of hot and sweaty work on your part. 

 

Just making a quick call to Junk King San Diego means you are guaranteed to get the city’s greenest, most affordable, and most reliable San Diego yard waste removal services. And, for many of our customers, the best part is that we do all the heavy lifting and hauling. In fact, all you need to do is point.

 

But wait! There’s more…

 

At Junk King San Diego, we also provide a wide range of professional residential junk removal and hauling services for the entire San Diego area.

 

Which means you can call on us no matter where you live in or near San Diego including places like Jamul, El Cajon, Santee, Spring Valley, Bonita, Alpine, Dulzura, La Mesa, Ramona, Lakeside, and Lemon Grove.

 

And did we mention reliable?

 

That means, among other things, that after you make an appointment with us, our expert yard waste, rubbish, and junk removal team will always show on time, as promised.

 

So, you can be confident that our residential – and commercial – junk removal services will be both green and eco-friendly, as well as fast, easy, and affordable. How affordable? You can get an estimate today online or by simply calling Junk King San Diego and let us know about the yard waste and other trash and junk items you need to have cleared out of your home or workplace.

 

We’ll give you an estimate in writing that is guaranteed to beat any other written estimate. And if you like our price, we can easily schedule a pickup time that works with your busy schedule.

 
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So, are you ready for yard waste removal from your San Diego home? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

 

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

San Diego Recycling: A City’s Commitment to Sustainability

 

 

The City of San Diego has a bold Climate Action Plan that is a principal component of the municipality’s efforts towards sustainability. 

 

The action plan establishes a community-wide goal of net zero by 2035, committing San Diego to an accelerated trajectory for greenhouse gas reductions, according to the official city website. The website goes on to point out,

 

“In 2015, the City Council approved San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for the City to cut half of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2035. The Climate Action Plan’s strategies include 100 percent renewable electricity; water and energy efficiency; zero waste; bicycling, walking, transit and land use; and resiliency measures.”

 

But what about recycling when it comes to sustainability?

 

We all know that junk removal, for example, means junk hauling which results in some form of junk disposal. And a real concern for many residents and business owners in the San Diego area is where all the junk ends up after it’s hauled away?

 

According to the EPA, close to 75 percent of the solid waste materials that we toss out and are recyclable. 


Which is why Junk King San Diego prides itself on being part of the pioneers of green junk removal. We regularly recycle as much as 60 percent or more of everything we pick up on a daily basis. 

 

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San Diego’s Commitment to Recycling

 

When it comes to recycling, San Diego has long been on the forefront of the movement to “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” And because recycling is a significant component of being sustainable, San Diego residents and businesses have been encouraged – and required – to recycle for years.

 

One source relates how the City of San Diego rose to the challenge of recycling back in 2007,

 

“After many years of voluntary recycling programs, San Diego found its voluntary recycling efforts were not meeting its diversion goals and the city’s only landfill was scheduled to close by 2013. As a result, San Diego adopted a mandatory recycling policy for four primary reasons:

 

 

  • help to extend the life of the landfill
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • meet the state recycling requirements
  • increase the recycling of materials

 

Thanks in part to the mandatory recycling policy, the landfill life has been extended…”

 

The City of San Diego requires everyone in the city to recycle plastic and glass bottles and jars, paper, newspaper, metal containers and cardboard. This applies to all households, apartments, businesses, government agencies and schools, as well as special events.

 

How San Diego is Doing

 

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The sobering truth is that the vast majority of junk and other solid waste still ends up in landfills. And this is true for San Diego County, as well as for most of California and the rest of the country. 

 

However, many communities, including San Diego, are making great strides towards greater recycling and sustainability. A recent report from CalRecycle noted that,

 

“An estimated 32.6 million tons of waste were recycled or diverted in California in 2020, resulting in a statewide recycling rate of 42 percent, up from 37 percent in 2019 but lower than the peak of 50 percent in 2014.”

 

Waste diversion is the process of diverting waste from landfills through recycling and source reduction activities.

 

In 2015, the City of San Diego launched its Zero Waste Plan with the goals of achieving 75 percent waste diversion by 2020, 90 percent diversion by 2035, and “zero” by 2040. In order to increase the City’s waste diversion rate to 75 percent requires that an estimated additional 332,000 tons per

year to be diverted from landfill disposal.

 

According to the most recent recycling statistics in San Diego, despite the efforts behind the City’s Zero Waste Plan, its trash diversion rate has hovered at around 65 percent since 2017.

 

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If we consider the questions of how many people recycle in San Diego, or what percent of people recycle in San Diego, the “official” answer is 100 percent. This is because the City of San Diego has mandatory recycling for all residents, businesses, and organizations with very few exceptions. 

 

However, the process is not perfect and substantial amounts of materials are put into recycling bins that cannot be recycled. As one local newspaper reported in 2019, about 10,000 tons – or 15 to 17 percent – of the recycling collected from homes in San Diego each year is disposed of in landfills. 

 

Challenges Faced by San Diego

 

One of the challenges for recycling in San Diego is its growth. More people means more trash, which means more recycling and trash diversion capabilities are required. 

 

According to World Population Review, San Diego has a 2022 population of 1,429,650 and is currently growing at a rate of 0.14 percent annually. San Diego’s population increased by 9.48 percent since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,305,910 in 2010.

 

Another challenge that has faced San Diego and has impacted the environment of our country is the ongoing need to find sources for diverted solid waste. Much of this is due to the fact that, in 2018, China implemented it’s “National Sword” policy which halted the import of plastics and other materials to its recycling processors.

 

This diversion source represented the removal of more than seven million tons of plastic waste, for example. Cities, states, and other waste management entities have had to find alternative solutions for the diversion of waste that used to go to China until just three years ago.

 

Helpful Information for San Diego Residents

 

Most recycling in San Diego is managed by the city’s Environmental Services Department. For those residents who do not receive municipal recycling service, contracted haulers are used. 

 

For detailed information regarding garbage recycling and garbage pickup, San Diego residents can visit the City of San Diego official website and go to the Environmental Services tab. Here you can learn helpful information such as what can you recycle in San Diego as well as what is not recyclable. 

 

Another great resource for helpful recycling information for San Diego residents is the sustainability and recycling pages at the University of San Diego website. 

 

For example, did you know that when recycling products of any material, the item must be rinsed and free of residue or liquid? And that includes bottles, cans, and food containers. If the item still has food remnants it can contaminate the entire bin and then none of the items inside the bin can be recycled.

 

Also, plastic bags are not recyclable and should be kept out of recycling bins.

 

Where to Find the Best Places for Solid Waste Disposal in San Diego?

 

 

One of the issues that often arise for both residents and businesses in San Diego is the need to recycle enormous amounts of waste materials. In other words, when you have far more recyclables than you can fit into your municipal recycling container, finding a suitable place for disposal can be a challenge. 

 

Of course, you could just go to your smart phone and search something like “best places to take trash near me.” 

 

But in many situations, the clean up and removal of large quantities of junk and other debris can be a larger task than most people have the time, resources, or ability to take on by themselves. 

 

Which is why at Junk King San Diego, cleanout projects are something we specialize in.

 

How Can I Get Rid of My Old Electronics or Appliances?

 

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While most folks in San Diego are intimately familiar with recycling paper, plastic, glass, and metal trash like aluminum cans, old electronics and appliances are something else altogether. 

 

In the waste management industry these items are often referred to as electronic waste or e-waste. And, while this category of waste typically includes items such as cell phones, printers, computers, DVD players, televisions, video game consoles, and so on, it can also refer to larger items containing electronics.

 

For example, when it comes to old appliances, recycling of these items falls under the heading of e-waste recycling, as well. 

 

The challenge for residents is not whether these materials can be recycled but where and how?

 

If you find yourself looking up “old tv disposal near me” we would suggest you simply combine your old television that you want to get rid of with any other e-waste and junk items you need to have removed. Then make a call to Junk King San Diego for quick, easy, and affordable electronics and appliance removal and disposal. 

 

And, yes, they will be recycled!

 

Why You Should Pick a Professional Junk Removal Service Like Junk King

 

For one, we make it easy with one quick call to Junk King San Diego to take care of your junk removal needs.

 

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

 

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

 

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 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 home or place of work. And once we’re there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.

 
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So, are you ready to get rid of your junk sustainably? 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 junk items into our junk removal trucks – and 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).

 
 

Case Study: Junk King San Diego, Las Americas Premium Outlets, And Earth Day 2022

 

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Partnering Together with The San Ysidro Community for a Green Cleanup on Earth Day

 

The folks behind the Las Americas Premium Outlets, a premier outlet mall located in the bustling San Diego community of San Ysidro, partnered with Junk King San Diego for a recycling event that took place on Friday, April 22, 2022.

 

As a part of the mall’s ongoing efforts to implement sustainable programs at the shopping center, Las Americas Premium Outlets reached out to the center’s tenants and the surrounding community and encouraged them to bring their large and hard-to-recycle junk items to the center. 

 

A significant aspect of the event was the presence of teams and trucks from Junk King San Diego

 

Their role was to collect the junk items being brought in so that could be processed for reuse and recycling. This event not only allowed their neighbors throughout the community an opportunity to recycle and reuse their unwanted junk items, but also resulted in the cleaning up of the center’s storage areas.

 

The Power of Partnering to Protect the Planet


Earth Day seems to have been a celebration since most of us can remember. But it hasn’t always been that way.

 

In fact, the event that we know as Earth Day only began just over 50 years ago.

 

Today, it may seem odd to think that there was a time when Americans didn’t have recycling bins at work, at school, and at home, as well as in shopping malls and outlet centers like Las Americas Premium Outlets. But it wasn’t always that way.

 

Prior to 1970, environmental issues had been largely overlooked or ignored. However, by the early 1960s, many Americans were becoming aware of the effects of pollution on our environment. One of the catalysts for this raised awareness was the publication of the 1962 bestseller Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. The book highlighted the dangerous effects that pesticides were having on the American countryside.

 

Then, in 1969, a fire on the Cuyahoga River in Ohio dramatically underscored the pressing issue of industrial chemical waste disposal.

 

And, according to History.com,

 

“Until that time, protecting the planet’s natural resources was not part of the national political agenda, and the number of activists devoted to large-scale issues such as industrial pollution was minimal. Factories pumped pollutants into the air, lakes and rivers with few legal consequences. Big, gas-guzzling cars were considered a sign of prosperity. Only a small portion of the American population was familiar with – let alone practiced – recycling.”

 

This began to change as people across the nation began to rally to the cause of saving the environment and, in the process, saving the planet.

 

As an article from National Geographic recalls,

 

“The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, when a United States senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues. Rallies took place across the country and, by the end of the year, the U.S. government had created the Environmental Protection Agency. By 1990, Earth Day was an event celebrated by more than 140 countries around the globe.”

 

Earth Day Means “Thinking Globally While Acting Locally” – Including in San Diego   

 

Earth dayWhile there are opportunities to recycle, reuse, and reduce everyday here in San Diego as well as across the country, there are annual events and promotions held every year on Earth Day. And the residents of San Diego are particularly active in protecting and preserving the beauty and health of the local environment.

 

However, it is the staging of Earth Day events and the enthusiasm surrounding them that truly brings the commitment of our community to the forefront of the environmental movement.

 

The Event

 

The Celebrate Earth Day event was hosted by Las Americas Premium Outlets on April 22, 2022. The goal of the event was to provide an arena and opportunity for members of the community to participate in recycling, reuse, and repurposing of unwanted items.

 

The problem that many residents face, including retail tenants in the outlet center, is the difficulty of recycling items such as old furniture, appliances, and electronic waste or e-waste. Homeowners and renters in and around the San Diego area often find themselves with unusable televisions, mattresses, and even old hot tubs that they don’t know how to properly dispose of.

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These hard-to-recycle junk items and household rubbish often end up stored in garages, sheds, or just stacked in a corner of a backyard. 

 

Which is why the management of Las Americas Premium Outlets created their Celebrate Earth Day event – to offer an easy way for everyone to get rid of these items in an earth-friendly, green, and environmentally safe manner.

 

But, like most any effort that requires multiple resources and skills, they are rarely carried out alone.

 

The Partnership

 

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Outlet malls are superb at providing great shopping experiences and great deals on merchandise. But when it comes to junk removal and disposal, not so much!

 

And simply tossing old equipment, residential junk, and other unwanted waste and debris into their commercial waste bins was not going to achieve their goal of a green and environmentally friendly junk disposal event.

 

Which is why they reached out to Junk King San Diego with the objective of forming a truly green and efficient partnership.

 

As it turns out, this was destined to be a natural relationship as many of the retail vendors in the outlet center are clients of Junk King San Diego. Knowing the green and Earth-friendly approach that Junk King takes with junk removal and disposal, and their stellar track record in recycling and reuse of junk materials, the management at Las Americas knew they would be perfect for this event.

 

Most people rarely think of junk removal and recycling as compatible functions or processes. But for those who are already familiar with Junk King San Diego, the two go together like peanut butter and jelly! That’s because Junk King is a genuinely green junk removal operation.

 

Their corporate beginnings were based on the creation of the country’s first recycling-based junk removal operation back in 2005. Today, all of our junk removal franchise partners operate around what we call warehouse recycling hubs where teams separate all the recyclable and reusable materials. 

 

Our goal at Junk King San Diego has always been to keep our landfills free of unnecessary items.

 

By partnering together, both Las Americas Premium Outlets and Junk King San Diego prepared to create a large-scale opportunity for collecting as much of the hard-to-recycle junk items and other materials as possible for Earth Day 2022.

 

The Results

 

The event was preceded with a major public relations effort through social media with the message,

 

Celebrate Earth Day with Las Americas Premium Outlets on April 22nd at 10am. Drop off your large and hard-to-recycle items with Junk King at Las Americas Premium Outlets. Junk King will reuse, repurpose, and recycle your items helping to make the Earth a greener place.

 

Reaching over 16,000 people in the San Diego/San Ysidro region, their social media posts garnered hundreds and hundreds of responses.

 

As a result, the partners saw an impressive turnout for the Celebrate Earth Day event and also saw a massive amount of hard-to-recycle waste and other junk materials. 

 

Collection results highlights:

 

  • Junk King San Diego succeeded in filling four of their trucks with full loads
  • They also completely filled a 40-cubic yard open top container
  • More than 20 retailers managed clean out their storage areas and backrooms

 

The overall response from the partners, the community, and the various vendors in the outlet center was overwhelmingly and enthusiastically positive:

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“We are happy the event was for free. I did 5 trips to donate racks, shelves and electronics.”

– U.S Polo Association Outlet Roberto

 

“The Recycling Event gave us the opportunity to have more space in our storage area. Hopefully, you can do more events to support the stores”

– Coach Outlet Xavier 

 

“Thank you for opening the event to the public. My sister sent me the link (SMS) and I had a couch to donate. Other places would charge me $70. So, the event was perfect for the community.”

– Customer

 

The overall turnout was what they would have expected for what has now been deemed the “First Annual Celebrate Earth Day” event at Las Americas Premium Outlets.

 

However, the partners agreed that the response from those who participated warranted making it an annual event and plans are already underway to make next year’s event bigger and better. With a population of almost 30,000 residents just in the San Ysidro region alone – and over 120 stores operating in the Las Americas Premium Outlet center, the partners are looking forward to seeing thousands of participants in the future events each year to come.

   

A Green Solution to Your Junk Removal Problem: Junk King San Diego

 

Junk King San Diego is not only the premier eco-friendly and green junk removal service in the San Diego area, we are also the top-rated company when it comes to providing the best in junk removal services and the best in customer service.

 

And an essential part of being the best is our pricing. We always work to ensure you that our pricing is the best in our market. One of the many ways we accomplish this is with our fair and transparent pricing approach to every junk removal job – an approach that is always guaranteed to save you money.

 

What does that look like?

 

Most other junk removal services in the industry routinely charge customers by the weight of their junk loads. Some even charge a flat fee. In addition, it is not at all uncommon to encounter added charges and, in some cases, “hidden” fees that are not disclosed up front.

 

That’s not how Junk King operates. Ever. 

 

We only charge our customers for the volume of their junk loads. Another way of saying this is that we only charge you for how much space your junk and other debris takes up in our junk removal trucks.

 

What makes this pricing approach both fair and equitable is that you never pay to have us remove, say, one heavy junk item than someone else pays to have dozens of lightweight items hauled away. So, you will pay the same fee for having an old washing machine removed as you would for a large box the same size as the washing machine, but full of old toys or plastic junk, for example.

 

This makes the process simple, fair, and saves you money!

 

Not only that, but at Junk King San Diego, we will never add on extra charges, nor will we surprise you with hidden fees. And we even guarantee to outdo any other written estimate.

 

We can do this because we are confident that our prices are better than any comparable operator in our area. And a comparable operator is a licensed, insured, junk removal company in the greater San Diego area that operates a recycling-based operation and works to keep unnecessary waste materials from ending up in our landfills.

 

Which is how Junk King San Diego has always done business!

 

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For Affordable, Reliable, and Earth-Friendly Junk Removal Call on Junk King San Diego

 

San Diego residents can save green and be green with professional and reliable junk removal from the “green team” at Junk King San Diego.

 

We serve the entire San Diego area including communities like Jamul, Lakeside, Santee, Chula Vista, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, and Spring Valley, of course!

 

For residential junk removal, commercial junk removal, schools, churches, and most any other junk removal needs, you can rely on Junk King San Diego to make it easy, green, and affordable.

 

Give us a call today and let us remove your junk and rubbish for you and make every day “Earth Day” by having Junk King San Diego haul all your unwanted junk items from your home, office, or workplace. We will ensure that everything possible that we pick up will be reused or recycled – as much as possible!

 

And remember, you will always get a free estimate from us first. You can get and estimate by going online, by sending us a text with some photos, just calling us, or simply get one from our junk removal team once they arrive at your location.

 

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

 

So, need to get rid of your junk in a green and earth-friendly way? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

 

Contact us today and make an appointment online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

 

What You Should Know Before Hiring A Junk Removal Service In San Diego

 

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Junk removal is one of those tasks that can sometimes be done with a quick trip to a local non-profit outlet for those “junk” items that are actually still usable. In fact, donating your unwanted household or office items is a terrific way to “recycle” many pieces of furniture or equipment.

 

The San Diego area is known for both its generosity when it comes to donating and giving, as well as its penchant for upholding the mantra of “reuse, repurpose, recycle.” 

 

But then there’s the junk that is no longer usable and definitely no longer wanted. 

 

 

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Again, sometimes junk removal for these unwanted items and material might simply involve nothing more than placing them in a trash or recycling bin, depending on what they are and how large. 

 

However, many homeowners, renters, and businesspeople can find themselves with large amounts of junk or junk items that are just simply large – and they have no way of getting rid of them.

 

And that’s when hiring a junk removal service is the best option.

 

The Complete Guide to Hiring a Junk Removal Service

 

On the face of it, the task of junk removal and finding junk removal services might seem fairly straightforward and simple, right?

 

What can be complicated about finding a service for removing junk and hauling junk away to… well, someplace? 

 

But the truth is that proper and cost-effective junk removal involves quite a bit more than just hiring some guy with a truck to slog through your home or office, dragging junk and rubbish out to be taken and dumped somewhere in a way that may or may not be legal.

 

In fact, while it certainly isn’t rocket science – we can leave it to the engineering students at San Diego State University – but it does require some research and knowing what questions to ask and what to look for in a professional and reliable junk removal service.

 

Which is why we have put together a brief “complete guide to hiring a junk removal service” here.

 

How to Choose the Right Junk Removal Company for Your Needs

 

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Junk removal needs for those of us living and working in and around San Diego can run the gamut from large piles of yard waste to old furniture removal to unwanted and no-long-working office equipment. 

 

There are distinct categories of junk disposal, as well, such as residential junk removal services, commercial trash pick-up, and – for both residential and commercial jobs – even dumpster rental services. And choosing the right junk removal company for your needs is partly dependent on what type of junk removal you have.

 

Of course, the best junk removal firms will offer both residential and commercial junk hauling services. 

 

The key is in determining which of these are going to be the best, or “right,” choice for your particular junk removal situation. And, while we could give you lots of reasons to simply just call Junk King San Diego, we believe that it is fair to provide you with five steps for choosing and hiring the right junk removal provider for your needs.

 

The 5 Steps for Hiring the Right Junk Removal Service Provider

 

Finding the best junk removal firm for your junk disposal needs involves a bit more than simply searching your smartphone for “junk removal near me.” Here is a five-step process that you can follow to ensure you only call on the best when it comes to junk removal services.

 

Step 1 – Research

 

The first thing you should do is to find out what companies are available in your area and that they provide the types of services you need. Keep in mind that no junk removal firms can haul hazardous materials or hazardous waste, by the way.

 

Also, not every company provides service for every type of junk removal.

 

Step 2 – Compare Quotes

 

Once you’ve identified three or more local junk removal companies in your area, you should be able to request quotes from each of them based on your particular junk hauling need. If a company cannot or will not provide you with either a quote or a free estimate, then that firm should be crossed off your list. 

 

Step 3 – Ask About Insurance

 

While it may seem to be a given for a commercial firm to be insured, it is always smart to confirm that with a company before making a decision about hiring them. This is important not only for commercial customers whose own liability obligations require that they only hire vendors that are properly insured, but for homeowners and other residential customers for their protection. 

 

Step 4 – Find Out if They are Bonded

 

In addition to being insured, knowing that the company you are considering for you junk removal service is bonded is critical as well. A service industry bond helps to safeguard the property of customers and clients when a vendor enters their home or place of business.

 

Being bonded helps create trust between a business and their clients because it gives customers assurances that they will be financially protected from losses they may suffer if the vendor doesn’t completely fulfill their contractual obligations to them.

 

Step 5 – Get Referrals

 

In today’s world of online reviews and star ratings, almost every business looks to garner as much positive feedback from their customers as possible. And this is true for most junk removal services, as well. 

 

In addition to the reviews and ratings you might find online, it is always a good idea to try to get actual word-of-mouth referrals from actual customers, if possible. Talking with someone who has had experience with a particular firm can reveal much more than a three-line blurb on Yelp, for example. 

 

Bonus Step: Find Out if They are a Green Company

 

 

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Junk removal leads to junk hauling which culminates as junk disposal. But a real concern for many residents and businesses in the San Diego area is – or should be – where does all my junk end up when it gets hauled away?

 

The sad truth is that the vast majority of junk and other solid waste still ends up in landfills. And this is true for San Diego County, as well as for most of California and the rest of the country. 

 

But another truth is that up to 80 percent of the materials we toss out and have hauled off is recyclable. And a green and environmentally-friendly junk removal service will make it a part of their mission to always sort and recycle as much junk as possible. 


Which is why Junk King San Diego prides itself on being part of the pioneers of green junk removal. We regularly recycle as much as 60 percent or more of everything we pick up on a daily basis. 

 

Finding the Best Possible Match for You and Your Home or Business

 

We make it easy with one quick call to Junk King San Diego to take care of your junk removal needs.

 

We provide expert junk removal and hauling services to the San Diego area, including places such as Spring Valley, Dulzura, Jamul, Ramona, and Lemon Grove. So, for junk removal services that are reliable, affordable, and green, you can always depend on Junk King San Diego.

 

Just give us a call and tell us about the junk items you need to have removed from your home or your place of work. And our expert teams are ready to walk you through our easy process over the phone or in-person.

 

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. Once you agree to our estimate, we can schedule a time that works with your busy schedule.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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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).

 

Everything You Need to Know About Junk Removal Services in Alpine CA

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There are many beautiful regions throughout San Diego County and Alpine is certainly one of those.

 

Although Alpine CA is not an incorporated town or city, it is, however, what the U.S. Census Bureau refers to as a “census-designated place” or CDP. Alpine sits in the midst of the rugged and scenic Cuyamaca Mountains of San Diego County, and is surrounded by the Cleveland National Forest

 

With a population of almost 15,000 people, Alpine also shares a common need along with everyone else living in and around San Diego – and that is the need for occasional junk removal services.

 

 

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What is Junk Removal?

 

Back in the so-called “good old days” people would load up unwanted household items – all their junk – and haul it off to a nearby junkyard. When the use of private and municipal landfills became more common, the junkyards were often by-passed, and everything went straight to the “dump.”

 

In more recent times, the prospect of hauling one’s own junk has become somewhat “old school” and even impractical. There are not that many landfills or even junkyards around San Diego County any longer. And not everyone has the means nor the ability to load, haul, and unload their own junk and debris.

 

Which is why junk removal services like Junk King San Diego exist today.

 

Cities, towns, and neighborhoods throughout the greater San Diego rely on Junk King for their residential and commercial junk removal,  Alpine CA included. For all types of residential and commercial junk, debris, waste, rubbish and trash, Junk King is the better way to go.

 

So, in a nutshell, junk removal is the process of having old and unwanted items or materials removed from your property, whether that is your home or your place of work.

 

Of course, you do have the option of providing your own “junk removal services.”

 

With your own pickup truck or trailer, some tie-downs, straps, and maybe a shovel or two, you can certainly be your own “junk hauler.” But why would you want to spend your valuable time doing all that heavy lifting, paying for the gas and dumping fees, and driving all the way back home to what will likely be a repeat trip just to get it all when you could just call Junk King San Diego?

 

When Should I Hire a Junk Removal Service?

 

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How do you if you need junk removal?

 

Perhaps the easiest way to determine that is to look at the junk you need to get rid of and ask yourself two questions:

 

  1. Can I fit all of this into my residential waste and recycling bins?
  2. Can I load all of this into my own vehicle and take it to the nearest landfill or transfer station?

 

If your answer to both of these questions is “No” then you need to hire a junk removal service. But that leads to a third question, “Who do I call?”

 

At Junk King, we understand that you have several options when it comes to your junk removal needs, and we also know that you have many options when it comes to choosing a junk removal service for Alpine CA.

 

But we also know that Junk King San Diego is the top-rated service in our region and offer the best value for your hard-earned money.

 

So, we invite you to take a look at our Junk King reviews and consider our pricing. We say this because, at Junk King, cost is important to us. We go above and beyond to provide the best pricing in our service area and the best value for your dollar. Fair and transparent pricing, and no hidden fees or added charges – that’s how we do things at Junk King.

 

And, best of all, when you call out Junk King San Diego for your junk removal services, we do all the heavy lifting!

 

What is the Difference Between Residential and Commercial Junk Removal Service?

 

Homeowners and renters often find themselves burdened with piles of junk, debris, and excess waste – and for a variety of reasons. 

 

This could be because of a major landscaping project that has left them with mounds of old dirt, rock, or even brick, masonry, and concrete rubble. In a similar vein, the detritus and debris from a home renovation or remodel can leave one with more junk material than you could ever fit into a residential trash bin.

 

And, more often than not, circumstances conspire to bring people to a place where they have to finally get rid of all the accumulated junk and belongings they no longer want or need. Maybe it’s due to a major home cleaning project or because they have to move and relocate. 

 

Regardless of what or why, residential junk removal services are what’s needed for these instances.

 

Commercial junk removal service needs, on the other hand, can result from quite different circumstances. 

 

For example, when offices get a furnishing upgrade there will often be a need for old office furniture removal. Large metal materials and equipment that are no longer usable or needed may need to be hauled away as scrap.

 

And there are multiple scenarios involving storage facility cleanouts, foreclosure cleanouts, property management cleanouts, and construction debris removal needs.

 

For both residential and commercial clients, it’s good to know that Junk King San Diego is fully insured and bonded. And, for our commercial junk removal clients, they can have the benefit of using a business account with easy payment plans. 

 

What Should I Throw Away or Recycle?

 

 

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The sad truth is that we live in a society of not only abundance, but of thoughtless waste. And, while junk, garbage, and debris does need to be disposed of, we tent to get rid of most of our unwanted items by simply tossing them into the trash. 

 

On the bright side, we are getting much better at recycling more of our waste. And this is a good thing considering that up to 80 percent of everything folks in Alpine and the greater San Diego area toss out is recyclable.

 

Now, before you suffer a guilt pang and start searching your phone for a “recycling center near me” you should know that recycling is a bit of a complicate process. 

 

The commonly recycled household items like aluminum cans, glass jars and bottles, and wastepaper and cardboard – those are pretty simple. You put them in your residential recycling bin. But there are many other waste items that can also be recycled but getting that done is not so easy for many residents. 

 

Which is why Junk King San Diego specializes in recycling as much of everything that we pick up as possible. For example, we regularly recycle up to 60 percent or more of all the junk we haul away from Alpine CA, as well as other communities near San Diego. 

 

And we can take care of your recycling needs, as well. Because being green is in our DNA!

 

It’s Time to Call Up Your Favorite Alpine CA Junk Removal Service – Junk King!

 

For all your residential junk removal needs, including old furniture and most all other household junk and debris removal services, Alpine residents can always call on Junk King San Diego.

 

Making an appointment with us is easy. Just give us a call today and tell us about the unwanted junk items you need to have removed from your home. We can often be there on the same day, and we only ask for a two-hour time window because we value your time. 

And we always show up on time, as promised!

 

Need junk removed from your place of work? We do that, too! Using our top-rated commercial junk removal services means you never have to worry about how to get rid of unwanted equipment, office furniture removal, or even your construction debris removal.

 

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 items that are classified as hazardous waste.)

 

We’re affordable and we’ll never surprise you with pricing nor hidden costs or charges. 

 

In addition to competitive prices, we want you to know that you can always get a free estimate from us first online, by text, by calling, or by simply having our team provide you with one once they arrive on site. And they’ll give you a quote in writing that is guaranteed to beat any other written estimate.

 

When you call Junk King San Diego you will always get junk pickup and removal – on time, as promised – in the Alpine CA area 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).

 

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

 

Card Board Recycling

 

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

 

Cardboard boxes

 

 

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).

 

Furniture Disposal: How Junk King Can Save You Money

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With inflation, rising prices, and gas costing almost six dollars a gallon, it’s understandable that people want to find ways to save money. And this extends to the costs of getting rid of old furniture.

 

In addition to saving money, most of us seem to be busier than usual, especially if we’re working more than one job just to “make ends meet.” And the prospect of taking the time required to move old furniture out of the house, out to the driveway or sidewalk, and then loading it all into the back of a truck is distressing.

 

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Not to mention the time required to drive all the way to the nearest waste transfer station or, worse yet, to one of the few landfills in San Diego County.

 

So, what can you do about old furniture disposal while still saving money? And time?

 

Why Furniture Removal is Important

 

Furniture Removal and Disposal

 

No matter how large your home is, there’s still only so much space for furniture. So, when the time comes to replace a piece or two – or even entire rooms of furniture – most of us need to have some old furniture removal take place. 

 

Who needs two dining room tables, for example? Or four sofas? Even large, palatial homes only have so room for furniture pieces. And, while that might seem like a somewhat silly illustration, the reality for many homes is that old pieces of furniture often end up in spare rooms, attics, basements, or – more often than not – in the garage.

 

 

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And because most furniture takes up quite a bit of space, most homes don’t really have the room for old furniture storage. Which is why furniture removal is important. So, when new pieces are purchased, the removal and disposal of the old pieces must be taken care of. 

 

And, when it comes to furniture disposal, you will never go wrong with making a call to Junk King San Diego.

How to Choose a Professional Junk Removal Company in San Diego

 

Junk Removal La Mesa

 

There are probably many other factors that can go into choosing a professional junk removal company in San Diego. But there are just a few that are most important and should always be considered when selecting the firm you want for this task.

 

Reviews and Reputation

 

When vetting junk removal companies, it is critically important to read reviews, as well as getting word of mouth referrals from trusted friends and colleagues. Regardless of how flashy their ads, website, or logos, when it comes to reliable junk removal, the “proof is in the pudding,” as they say.

 

For example, when it comes to Junk King reviews, San Diego residents are unanimous: “These guys are great!” – Jack P.

 

Our high number of five-star reviews testify to the fact that Junk King San Diego provides reliable trash hauling and junk removal. 

 

Fair and Transparent Pricing

 

There are several pricing schemes that junk removal and furniture disposal firms can use. The problem is that many of them are confusing and don’t always favor the customer in the end.

 

For example, some firms charge by the weight of your load. This can simply mean that six pieces of lower-end, lightweight furniture could weigh far less – and be charged less – than a load of more expensive but old pieces that weigh far more. 

 

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Others charge a flat fee, while there is no shortage of firms that have added fees or extra charges, and that are not always clearly noted.

 

Junk King has always stood by the philosophy of providing fair and transparent pricing for our customers and we only charge by the space your junk – furniture and otherwise – takes up in our trucks.

 

Green and Eco-Friendly

 

Being “green” is one of those things that, today, every company wants to be onboard with, but too many are just saying it and they’re not really doing it. 

 

Taking junk, debris, and waste to our landfills day in and day out is the farthest thing from being green. In fact, the only alternative that is worse would be to engage in illegal dumping. And when you consider that up to 80 percent of the solid waste we throw out each day is potentially recyclable, it makes less sense to operate that way.

 

Not at Junk King. We pioneered the concept of green, sustainable junk disposal when the company was first founded back in 2005, and we continue to be green to this day. All of which means that we endeavor to recycle or reuse up to 60 percent or more of everything we pick up in the San Diego area – including old furniture.

 

Why Junk King Has the Best Services in the Industry

 

Old couch disposal

 

Junk King has been rated as Number One for service in our industry and our reputation really does speak for itself. And, as we noted earlier, our customers love us, and their hundreds and hundreds of five-star reviews underscore the quality of our service. 

 

In fact, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say we are one of the best furniture removal companies in the San Diego region. 

 

From reliable and affordable residential junk removal services to professional and insured business-to-business commercial junk removal, we cover it all. And we do so in a friendly and courteous manner regardless of the customer.

 

And, best of all, we always do all the heavy lifting, and we even sweep up after ourselves when we’re done!

 

Important Tips to Keep in Mind When Using Furniture Removal Services

 

Any furniture removal company worth their salt will never require you to bring your old furniture pieces out to the curb or your driveway. Part of the service you’re paying for is “full service” furniture removal, or at least it should be.

 

Also, avoid hiring furniture removal service companies that only offer you a six or eight hour service window on the day they’ve scheduled for picking up your old furniture. A quality and reputable firm will always value your time and work to make everything as convenient for you as possible. And they’ll show up on time, as promised. 

 

Find out if the furniture removal service you are considering has processes for donating your used but still usable pieces. And, while you’re at it, you might want to confirm with them that they actually do work to recycle as much unusable furniture and other junk that they can. 

 

Finally, any trustworthy and professional furniture removal service will be able to provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate or quote before they load your items. 

 

Why Hire Professional Furniture Disposal Service and Make This an Easy Process?

 

The truth is that, if you have a large pickup truck or can get hold of one, you can probably manage your own furniture removal and disposal. Of course, that would also mean that you can manage moving, lifting, loading, and then unloading all your old furniture items.

 

In addition, you would need to be able to secure your own load, know where you can take your old furniture to dispose of it legally, and know what items may or may not be accepted for disposal. Not everything is at every facility. 

 

And, as we alluded to at the start of this article, you would need to have the available time for doing all the work as well as being willing to spend the money on fuel and dumping fees. 

Or you could go the far more cost-effective and less time-consuming route and hire a truly reputable furniture removal service like Junk King San Diego!

 

Save Time and Money on Furniture Removal with Junk King San Diego 

 

Just one simple call to Junk King San Diego can bring an easy solution to your old furniture removal problem.

 

At Junk King San Diego, we provide expert junk removal and appliance removal services to the San Diego area including Chula Vista, Lakeside, Bonita, Santee, and Jamul. For junk removal services that are both affordable and green, you need look no further than Junk King San Diego.

 

So, call us today and tell us about the junk items or old appliances you want to have removed from your home or place of business.

 

We’ll schedule a time that works with your busy schedule and, once we do, our professional and insured junk removal team will also call 15 to 30 minutes before they arrive at your home or place of work. And once we’re onsite, we’ll give you a free quote based on how much room your junk will take up in our truck.

 

You simply point and we’ll haul your unwanted items into our junk removal trucks – and we do it without any hidden fees.

 

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So, are you ready to get rid of those old furniture pieces? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

 

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

Providing junk removal services to the San Diego area, including:

Alpine
Bonita
Chula Vista
Dulzura
El Cajon
Jamul
La Mesa
Lakeside
Lemon Grove
Ramona
San Diego
Santee
Spring Valley
and these nearby zip codes:
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