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The Importance of E-Waste Recycling

Electronic Waste TV Recycling



Junk King San Diego is a Provider of E-Waste Recycling Services

You’ll want to upgrade your outdated equipment more frequently as new technology is released at an accelerated rate. Whether it’s a new smartphone, smartwatch, or flat-screen TV, people today discard their electronics as soon as a newer one is released. They don’t give their electronics the opportunity to function as long as they could. Recycling electronics is crucial since they are used and discarded so frequently. No matter how big or tiny your gadgets are, Junk King Baton Rouge can assist you in recycling them with our hauling services. Here are a variety of reasons, you should use our e-waste recycling services.


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Help the Environment

It is essential that at least some of the e-waste that is generated each year be recycled because there is so much of it. The United Nations estimated that approximately 20% of the over 53 million tons of electronic garbage that was discarded in 2019 was recycled. If this number continues to rise, e-waste may permanently damage the environment.


E-Waste is Made of Hazardous Materials

It is absolutely necessary to have an understanding of the potential effects that improper disposal of electronic waste can have on human health. E-waste is considered to be dangerous by the National Institute of Health due to the fact that it contains metals and chemicals that, if disposed of in an incorrect manner, could be toxic. Your e-waste can be recycled in an ethical manner by Junk King as part of our junk removal services. As a result, you can have peace of mind knowing that your e-waste is not contributing to any problems.


Donate Your Old Electronics

Junk King is able to ensure that your discarded electronics are donated to an organization that will put them to good use if they are still functioning. There are a great number of people who are able to make use of outdated electronic devices, such as a television or a telephone, that are still operational. Give your unwanted electronics to someone who could use them.


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Contact Us

Junk King can facilitate your e-waste recycling and any other junk removal services you need in San Diego, CA, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK, text a photo to 1-737-888-5865, or book an appointment online to save $20 on orders totaling more than $99. We continue to offer free, on-site written estimates, which is still the best way for us to give you our lowest pricing possible. With our firm focus on providing the best possible customer service, we are often able to haul away your junk on the same day you call us.


Case Study: Junk King San Diego Helps Keep The San Diego River Clean And Green



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!


So, for fast, safe, and convenient junk removal, San Diego residents can be green and save green with 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).

How to Dispose of an Old TV in San Diego


 Dispose of an Old TV


Did you know that used TVs, monitors, and computers are hazardous materials? Because of this, it’s important to understand how to dispose of an old TV in San Diego in a safe manner. There are specific guidelines for disposing of these electronics that could pose a risk to the environment if not handled correctly. 


If you find yourself with an old television or computer monitor, there are several different ways you can responsibly get rid of it. You may feel like throwing it in the trash is the best option, but compact fluorescent light bulbs, semiconductor devices, and other electronics are considered universal waste because of the numerous types of chemicals they contain. 


The hazardous components found in universal waste products make them dangerous to throw away with regular garbage or compost. That’s why you want to turn to an eco-friendly option that can do it for you, like Junk King.


Disposing of an Old TV in San Diego: What You Need to Know


Before you dispose of your old TV, you must know what you’re dealing with. The first thing you should know is that older televisions are made up of two main components: the picture tube and the cathode ray tube. 


The cathode ray tube is the part that displays the image on the screen, and the picture tube is what creates the color. The cathode ray tube contains a small amount of mercury that is harmful if it leaks into the environment. It’s important to take proper precautions when disposing of an old TV to avoid exposing yourself or others to toxic chemicals.


What Is Recycling When It Comes to Electronics?


Recycling is a simple process where original items are broken down to be reused and remade into new items. Most recycled items can become various other items, not just what they originally started out as. For example, denim can be made from recycled plastic and is one of the few materials that gets softer the more use it gets. 


Taking an electronic and putting it in a landfill hurts the environment, the animals that live there, and can also harm the humans in the nearby area. That is because toxins from those electronics, such as the mercury in some old TVs, can leech into the ground and surrounding water. It is always best to recycle old electronics whenever possible. 


What Are the Benefits of Recycling Old Electronics?


There are many benefits of recycling electronics instead of throwing them in the trash. First of all, it’s good for the environment. Recycling old electronics conserves natural resources because we use fewer new materials. It also creates new products from old materials, reducing our carbon footprint. If you try to throw old electronics away in the regular trash, they could end up in a landfill where they will remain for years. The chemicals from the old electronics can leak into the soil and pollute the groundwater. 


Another reason to recycle tv sets, computers, or similar items is that they have difficult to find materials inside them. When you use recycling as your TV disposal solution, you allow those finite materials to be harvested, which means they can be reused in the future instead of being wasted or lost. 


What is the Best Way to Dispose of an Old TV in San Diego? 


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For most households, the best way to get rid of an old TV is to call Junk King San Diego and let us haul it away. Junk King is a service that allows you to schedule a pickup online and book same-day service in most areas of San Diego. We are one of the top disposal options for TV sets, computer monitors, and other types of e-waste. 


The process is simple: you select the pickup date, write a description of the items you want to be removed, and let the crew here at Junk King handle the rest. We will arrive at your location, load up the items, and take them away. There’s no need to worry about disposing of the items yourself, let alone carrying something as cumbersome as an old TV set.


Where Do I Find an Electronic Recycling Facility Near Me?


When on the lookout for electronic recycling facilities near you, there are a few ways to go about it. First, you can call your local government and ask if they have a list of businesses you can contact. 


You can also call your utility company. Their job is to make sure electrical and electronic equipment is disposed of properly, and they usually have a list of businesses they recommend. 


If you have an internet connection, you can also search for businesses near you that handle electronics disposal. A simple search for “recycle a TV in San Diego” can yield results. 


Several websites list businesses that recycle electronics. However, if you want a fast, simple, and affordable solution now, then the professionals here at Junk King are your best bet. 


How Much Does It Cost to Dispose of an Old TV Responsibly?


The cost of disposing of an old TV responsibly depends on the type of service you use. If you decide to take the TV to a recycling facility yourself, it will probably cost you around $10-$50. 


If you hire professionals to haul the TV away for you, expect to pay a bit more. However, when you consider the fact that they come to you, the savings may make it worth it. These companies can also haul away other items you have cluttering up your home!


How Much Does it Cost to Recycle a TV? 


The truth is that the cost will vary. You can drop your old TV off at a nearby recycling center, but you have to lift it and drive it there, costing you time and money. Most facilities also charge disposal fees, adding to the cost of trying to recycle your old TV yourself. 


You can wait for the occasional days when garbage companies allow you to put extra items out by the road. However, you must be careful of the restrictions of what can and cannot be put out. 


Turning to a company that will come and get your old TV gives you the easiest and typically most cost-effective solution possible. You do not have to risk injury carrying an old TV set. Plus, you know that the company will take the recyclable items out of the TV for you, giving you an eco-friendly recycling option. 


Save yourself time, money, and hassle. Consider letting our Junk King crew come and help with your old TV and any other junk you may have lying around. 


The Best Ways To Recycle An Old Television in San Diego


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TVs are one of the most commonly recycled electronics. It doesn’t matter if the TV is broken or a newer model; it can all be recycled. If you are unsure what to do with an old TV, then look at whether the TV is still functional. For TV sets that still work, donating or selling them is a great option. However, most old TV sets do not work. In this case, recycling your old TV set is the best option. 


Options If You Have a Working TV


If you have an old TV you want to get rid of that still works, one option is to sell it. Many people don’t realize that used TVs can be worth money. You can list your TV online and sell it to someone who might be looking for a deal. 


Many charities accept donations of TVs and use them to provide entertainment to people who can’t afford them. Giving people the opportunity to have some form of entertainment, even if the picture is a bit pixelated, still helps. 


Let Junk King Come and Haul Away Your Old TV and Any Other Junk You Have


The best way to get rid of your old TV is to call Junk King and let us haul it away. We make it easy to reach out to us. You can call or text us with an idea of what junk you want to be hauled away. We provide TV pickup in San Diego, and we also offer nearly any type of junk removal you need aside from hazardous waste. 


There’s no need to worry about disposing of the items yourself. When you call Junk King San Diego, we provide full-service junk removal for nearly any item you need taken away. If you are not sure if we take the items that you need removed, then call us and ask! 


If you want to get rid of your old TV and other heavy items, we recommend you book a full-service pickup. Full-service pickups come with a two-person crew and a truck large enough to haul away your biggest items, like old projection TVs and sectional sofas. 


If you have a broken TV, an old computer, or other electronics lying around, don’t throw them away. Call us here at Junk King San Diego and let our crew help you with all your junk removal needs!

Exercise Equipment Removal – How to Get Rid of Old Treadmills and Weights in San Diego



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Between New Year’s resolutions, milestone birthdays, and seeing someone near and dear go through a health struggle, we often pick up items like exercise equipment, hoping to improve something about our unhealthy lifestyle. We plan to use them, improve our lives, and feel better about ourselves. 


Then something comes up; we get busy, and those pieces of exercise equipment begin to collect dust. 


Don’t worry; you’re not alone if this is familiar to you. Many people have old exercise machines taking up space in their homes. These machines are often impulse purchases that end up being used only for a few months. 


If you’ve got an unused treadmill, elliptical machine, or any other type of exercise equipment cluttering your home, we can help you get rid of it fast here at Junk King. We specialize in exercise equipment removal, among other types of junk removal, so you can get those items out of your home and get your space back. You won’t even have to lift a finger – our prompt and friendly crew will handle everything from start to finish.


We All Buy Exercise Equipment with the Best of Intentions


Most people have old workout equipment gathering dust in their homes because they wanted to improve their health and fitness but couldn’t keep up the momentum of using it regularly. Life gets in the way, and we all can understand that. 


When you start a new exercise program, you should commit to it for the long haul, and long-term results only come from long-term commitment. The problem is, using old, dusty equipment can become a health hazard instead of an item that helps you feel better. 


Exercising with old equipment is not only unhealthy, but it’s also a safety hazard. If you purchased used equipment to begin with, the manufacturers might no longer be in business. The equipment may also no longer receive updates or have repair parts available.  


Using old equipment means you or someone inside your home could get hurt. That is never worth the risk. 


Why Junk King? 


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Turning to Junk King allows you to get affordable exercise equipment removal without the danger of hurting yourself. On top of that, it also allows you to remove the rest of the junk around the house in one quick appointment. You call, set up a window for our crew to come by, we pick up your junk, and we leave. Best of all, you do not need to be home for us to dispose of your junk!


Junk King is known as an eco-friendly brand because we take the time to recycle everything we can out of every item we pick up. We strip down appliances and big pieces of equipment, like your exercise equipment, removing everything that can be recycled. Then, the few items that are left are all that find their way into the trash. 


By calling and setting up an appointment for junk removal in San Diego, you help the environment while also reclaiming your space. It’s a win-win!


What is the Best Method for Disposing of Exercise Equipment?


You have three main methods when it comes to exercise equipment removal. First, you can look into fitness equipment recycling. Next, you can sell your old treadmill or weight-lifting machines. Finally, you can look into fitness equipment disposal. Each option has pros and cons and will take different amounts of time out of your busy schedule. 


For most people, the best way to get rid of old exercise equipment is to schedule a pickup with Junk King. Our crew will arrive at your home and load up your old equipment with absolutely no effort on your part. All you have to do is either have your junk in one area for the crew to pick up or point to what you want them to take. Our team will take it from there. 


Recycle Your Old Exercise Equipment


Many components of exercise equipment can be recycled through metal recycling. It can be challenging to determine which companies offer fitness equipment recycling. Instead of sorting through a bunch of companies, you can make your life easier and just call Junk King. 


We take working and broken exercise equipment and recycle every component possible. Some of the more common exercise equipment types you may need to recycle include: 


  • Old treadmills
  • Cardio equipment
  • Elliptical machines
  • Weights and weight-lifting machines
  • Stair climbers and aerobic steppers
  • Stationary bikes
  • Rowing machines
  • Strength-training equipment


Sell your Exercise Equipment on eBay or OfferUp


Selling your exercise equipment can be a great way to make some extra cash. This extra cash can be beneficial if you’re trying to finance a new exercise machine. However, you should be aware that certain types of equipment can be difficult to sell. Plus, it can take a significant portion of your time taking pictures, creating a description, and listing your piece of exercise equipment.


An old treadmill, for example, can be a great source of cash. However, you should know that these machines can be very expensive to ship and require someone to pick them up in a large SUV or truck to transport them if you offer a local pickup. If you plan to sell your treadmill via online auction sites like eBay, be sure to factor in the cost of shipping the machine to the buyer. 


Exercise equipment such as weight stations or dumbbells may be a bit easier to sell. Sometimes you can also sell your equipment to a local gym or health club. However, you will still struggle with the time it takes to sell and arrange pickup or shipping. 


Save Your Back & Hire Professionals


Here at Junk King San Diego, we do our best to make hiring us as simple as possible. When you decide to get rid of your old exercise equipment, you’ll have to determine how to move it out of your home. The easiest solution for most people is to hire professionals for exercise equipment removal. That way, the professionals come in, get the job done, and the caller gets their space back. By calling in professionals, callers get many benefits, including: 


  • No risk of getting injured while trying to carry one of these massive pieces of exercise equipment. 
  • The walls will not take damage if professional crews take the old equipment away. 
  • You do not have to try and move that old exercise equipment up or down any stairs, depending on its location. 


While you may be able to lift the smaller pieces, heavier machines may be too difficult to move. If so, you risk straining your back and putting your health at risk. 


There’s also the risk that you could hurt your home if you try to lift and move equipment on your own. Luckily, Junk King San Diego has a team of professionals who are more than happy to help you get rid of your old exercise equipment. 


Our crew will lift and move any items you don’t want, ensuring they are handled properly. Your items will be loaded onto our truck and hauled away, leaving you with extra time and space in your life.


Create a Space for Healthy Lifestyle Changes


It’s easy to fall into unhealthy patterns when feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. To make it easier to adopt healthier habits and stick to them long-term, create a space for yourself where you can be completely undisturbed so that you can focus on your goals. 


For example, set up an area within your kitchen where you can begin preparing healthier food options. Once you clean out your garage, set up exercise equipment you will see each day when you come home from work. Take an area of your basement and create an exercise spot, so you do not have to make extra time to drive to a gym. If you do not currently have this type of space, then make some. Put together a box or corner of junk items you no longer need, then decide what you need in your healthy space.


Make this space your own and fill it with things that help you feel inspired. Set yourself up for success. Start with small changes, like going for a walk each morning. Once this is routine, pick up some new exercise equipment so you can work on your health.


By creating a place where you feel comfortable making changes and sticking with them, you’ll be more likely to follow through with your goals.


Exercise Your Right to Hire Junk King San Diego!


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Exercising is a great way to improve your health, live a longer life, and people of all ages can enjoy it. It is an excellent way to spend your free time, which is why so many people opt for a new workout routine. However, using old exercise equipment stored in your garage or basement for a long time could be dangerous. 


Get back the space you had with your old equipment by turning to Junk King. We can help with sport supply disposal in San Diego, giving you peace of mind for making an eco-friendly choice and giving you back the space you need to kickstart these healthy habits. 


Call or text us here at Junk King San Diego to schedule a treadmill removal, stationary bike disposal, or sport supply recycling. Then, you will have the room you need to begin your new healthy habits right away!


Junk Removal for HOA’s and How It Can Help You Cut Costs


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Homeowner associations are responsible for many things, but junk removal is not always one of them.


A homeowner association (HOA) is an organization in a subdivision, planned community, or condominium building that makes and enforces rules for the properties and residents. In addition, many HOAs provide certain services for their members in exchange for the fees received. 


Typically, the HOA management will provide amenities for all HOA members that may include:


  • Landscaping
  • Parking lots
  • Swimming pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Party spaces


And some HOA fees may also cover the cost of trash collection and even junk removal. But is junk removal service for an HOA a cost-effective or even necessary option?


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What is Junk Removal for HOAs?


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We touched on some of the duties and services that homeowner associations provide, but what does an HOA do about junk removal?


If the junk in question is the result of maintenance, repairs, or construction carried under the auspices of the HOA, then the organization will typically have their maintenance staff, if they have any, clean up and haul any junk, rubbish, or debris that is generated. 


If they have no staff for that type of work, then an HOA will need to contract with a professional junk hauling firm such as Junk King San Diego, for example.


But what if the junk that needs to be removed is from a resident? HOA rules on junk removal can vary from one property to another. However, most HOAs have strict rules on a variety of practices and trash and junk disposal are included.


As a recent Bankrate article noted,


“Homeowners in an HOA can get into trouble for throwing certain items, like boxes that haven’t been broken down or pieces of furniture, into community dumpsters.”


However, many residents may be hard pressed to haul away and dispose of their household and residential junk themselves. Not everyone owns or has easy access to a truck, and many older residents may not be able to manage the work of junk removal. 


Which is why some HOAs have opted to include junk removal services as one of the benefits available to their resident members.


Why Junk Removal for HOAs Can Help you Reduce Costs and Increase Property Values


All HOAs have regulations and rules regarding the cleanliness and upkeep of properties. And these often include the proper disposal of bulk trash and debris from yards. However, enforcing these rules can often be a burden for HOAs that are understaffed. 


Also, if random piles of large trash or household junk is deposited elsewhere on the grounds of a community that is within the purview of the HOA, the task of removing that junk falls on the HOA eventually. And this can be costly.


In addition, if residential junk is allowed to sit in yards for extended periods of time, the overall aesthetic is marred and, quite possibly, property values can begin to decrease.


A great option for decreasing the costs of periodic junk removal and for maintaining and even improving the property values of the homes or condos managed by an HOA is to have an ongoing contract with a professional junk removal firm like Junk King San Diego.


While San Diego has a fairly mild climate year-round, there are still the occasional storms that can create a bit of a mess with broken tree branches and even some damage to buildings and fences. When these instances arise and there are multiple piles of debris and junk to be removed, having a reliable junk removal vendor on hand can be far more cost-effective and efficient than relying on individual homeowners to take care of it.


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Junk King Frequently Asked Questions


At Junk King San Diego we often receive questions regarding HOAs and junk removal. Here are a few of them:


What does a typical HOA remove?


Some of the things that can begin to accumulate in residential common areas when homeowner HOA members use those areas as “community” storage locations include:


  • Bikes
  • Golf clubs
  • Grills
  • Couches
  • Boxes
  • Appliances
  • Car parts
  • And more.


HOAs also have the power to demand that residents remove certain types of vehicles, such as RVs, boats, or even broken down cars, from the property or have them removed, if deemed necessary.


What types of junk can Junk King San Diego remove for an HOA?


At Junk King, we are equipped and trained to remove just about anything from construction debris and old office equipment to large furniture and appliances to large scale yard debris and even old hot tubs. There are few things that we cannot haul as a commercial junk removal firm.


Household hazardous waste is one of those things, as well as pressure treated wood. This material became designated as a hazardous material January 1, 2021. Treated wood waste is any wood treated with chemical preservatives to protect from insects and decay. It is often used for fence posts, landscape timbers, railroad ties, sill plates, and deck joists.


Are there Junk King reviews and how well-rated are you?


Junk King is proud of the great reviews we receive from our happy customers and clients. 


One of the reasons behind our many 5-star reviews is that Junk King San Diego is the leading business junk removal service in the greater San Diego area, and for several reasons. We offer the highest quality services and with affordable options tailored to business needs, including those of HOAs.


And for all our commercial customers we provide these benefits, as well:



  • Top-Rated Service


Junk King promises on-time, reliable services that provide exceptional value for your bottom line.


  • Affordable Payment Plans


Our commercial business accounts enjoy easy payment plans.


  • Insurance


Junk King San Diego is fully insured, so you and our staff are protected when we perform junk hauling services on your property.


The Benefits of Approaching Your HOA Board with a Proposal for Junk Removal Services


HOAs are notorious among homeowners for many things but providing welcome and reliable services are not always one of them. While this is certainly an unfair assessment on the part of members, there are actions that HOA boards can take to mitigate some of these sentiments.


And establishing a working relationship with a reliable and trusted junk removal vendor like Junk King San Diego is one of those. 


By approaching your board with a proposal to partner with the number one rated junk removal service not only in San Diego, but nationwide, you position yourself quite admirably and provide the HOA board with a beneficial service offering for homeowner members.


It is truly a win-win-win!


Let Junk King San Diego be Your HOA Junk Removal Partner


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


No matter where your property is in the greater San Diego area, we are able to provide expert junk removal and trash hauling services, including the communities of Spring Valley, Dulzura, Lemon Grove, Jamul, and Ramona.


So, for HOA junk removal services that are reliable, affordable, and green, you can’t do better than to partner with Junk King San Diego.


When you call, 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.


Our professional and insured junk removal team will also call 15 to 30 minutes before they arrive at your property.


So, are you ready to take out the junk at your residential property? 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.


Maintain the beauty and aesthetic of your property by getting rid of all the junk and clutter that finds its way outside. Junk King San Diego is ready to help you make that happen for you.


Make an appointment by booking online or learn more by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).


How to Remove a Shed: Shed Removal Tips and Tricks


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Suburban life differs a bit from that found in the downtown areas of cities like San Diego. Those in apartments, condominiums, and townhouses rarely have enough storage, for example, and they almost never have a storage shed. 


While many of these residents may be renting a storage unit at a nearby self-storage facility, any kind of shed is unlikely to be had. Of course, some urban homes may have a back porch or even a sizable patio. In those instances, it’s not unusual for folks to set up a small tool shed, usually one of the heavy-duty plastic models. 


But for those living in single-family houses, the preponderance of backyard sheds is on a whole other level.


And one of the facts of suburban life is that those sheds don’t last forever, and many will need to be removed eventually.


Why Do You Need to Remove Your Shed?


There are a few reasons why you need a shed removal and chief among these is the eventual breakdown of your old shed. And when it comes to removing sheds, the reasons for it and the methods required largely depend on the construction of the sheds.


Generally speaking, backyard sheds – whether they’re used for storing tools, storing toys and other outdoor items, or used for gardening purposes – are constructed of one of three types of materials:


  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Plastic


Wooden sheds, which are increasingly less common, are subject to wood rot, decay, and general sagging and deterioration. Metal construction is far more resistant to decay but do fall victim to rust unless they’re constructed of aluminum. 


According to one article,


“A metal shed can be made of either steel or galvanized aluminum. Metal sheds have been available for many years and are a common first-time shed purchase because they are the least expensive shed kit option. However, they are not as strong as resin or wooden sheds.”


The most popular material being used today seems to be plastic resin. These resin sheds are also known as plastic sheds, vinyl sheds, or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) sheds. Resin sheds are usually constructed of a high quality plastic material making them lighter, stronger, and more durable than wooden sheds.


Nonetheless, any backyard or outdoor shed will eventually reach a point where it is no longer usable or simply needs to be replaced. Which means that it has to be removed.


And that begs the question, how does a shed removal work?


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Step by Step Guide for How to Remove a Shed


The good news is that for most sheds and most homeowners or tenants, the first part of shed removal – dismantling the shed – is within their realm of abilities and skill sets.


Of course, not everyone wants to take on that type of project which is why preferred junk removal firms like Junk King San Diego can often take care of that for you with our professional shed removal service. 


But, if you are more of a DIY type of homeowner, here’s a step-by-step guide for getting your shed ready for removal and disposal.


Step 1: Empty the Shed

  • For items you want to keep, make sure they’re moved and stored somewhere safe before you start your shed demolition.
  • Everything else should go into three piles: junk/debris, donate/recycle, and hazardous disposal items.


Step 2: Remove Windows

  • Remove trim, if any, from the interior and exterior of the windows.
  • Remove any window jambs or frames and remove the window sashes.
  • Pry the window frame from the wall opening.


Step 3: Take Off Doors

  • With the door closed, tap the hinge pins on the bottom of the pin with a hammer and nail.
  • Once loose, use a flat-head screwdriver to drive up on the underside of the pinheads to remove them.


Step 4: Tear Off Roof

  • The roof is the place to start whether you’re tearing down a wooden, resin, or metal shed.
  • Taking the proper safety precautions when using ladders. For traditional roofs, carefully strip shingles off first.
  • Disassemble any wooden or metal framework of your roof structure.


Step 5: Tear Down Walls

  • Start with the wall with the doorway in it, as it is the least structurally sound.
  • In wooden sheds, remove any existing drywall.
  • Pry or unscrew and remove the walls one by one.


Step 6: Pull Up Floor

  • If there’s wood flooring, pry it up using a pry bar or flooring tool.
  • If there is no flooring but a concrete slab, this will have to be broken up and removed unless you choose to leave it in place.


Once your shed has been completely dismantled, the final step is to clean up and remove the debris. Ideally, you should have three piles to dispose of: debris, reuse or recycle, and special disposal (for hazardous materials)


Of course, those large piles of debris and other items can lead to even more pressing questions such as “How do you remove a shed?” and “How long does it take to remove a shed?” And, of course, the answers all depend on other factors. Are you doing everything yourself? How large is your shed? And are you considering a professional shed removal service instead?


So, perhaps a better question to ask is “How do you get rid of your old shed easily and affordably?”


And that’s where the experts at Junk King San Diego can help!


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Tips & Tricks When Removing a Shed


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We already considered the question of how long should it take to remove a shed? The most obvious answer is “It depends.” But to be more specific, an average size backyard shed can usually be fully dismantled in a day even by one person without help. 


However, this too depends on the construction, materials, and type of shed being taken down.


Also, you should consider some things not allowed when removing sheds such as a demolition permit for certain types or sizes of structures. 


Keep in mind that when you replace your old shed with a newer – and possibly bigger – model, that a permit may be required.


For example, the County of San Diego specifies that a building permit shall not be required for one-story detached accessory buildings used as non-habitable space such as tool or storage sheds provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet and no plumbing, electrical or mechanical permit is required for the structure.


These accessory buildings, however, shall be subject to County Zoning Ordinance requirements and limitations.


It is safer to check with the city and the county first, especially if a permit was required to build or install your shed in the first place.


How to Remove a Shed Successfully


Once your old shed has been completely dismantled, deconstructed, or simply demolished, it is time to remove the remains of that shed. And this can be an overwhelming task for most homeowners or renters. 


While there are many pickup truck owners in the City of San Diego and the greater San Diego area, not everyone owns a truck. So, that puts a wrinkle in the process right at the start. And cleaning up and loading all the parts, materials, and debris can be a bit difficult for many residents, especially those that are older or have physical limitations.


All of which is why we highly recommend turning to the experts in local shed removal service: Junk King San Diego.


Simply give us a call and we can have all that debris and junk cleared up, loaded, and hauled away quickly, safely, and affordably. And best of all, if you need help with dismantling your old shed, we can often take care of that for you, too!


Just let us know what you have and what needs to be done and we can provide you with a free estimate and let you know what we can or cannot do for you when it comes to the actual demolition.


Junk King San Diego: Your Local Partner for Old Shed and Yard Debris Removal


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It’s nice to know that you don’t have to do all the hard work of taking down and hauling off that old tool or storage shed from your backyard. And having the pros from Junk King take care of it for you means it doesn’t need to be expensive.


Plus, we do all the heavy lifting! 


Just make a quick call to Junk King San Diego and you are guaranteed to get the city’s greenest, most affordable, and most reliable residential yard waste removal services. And, for many of our customers, our services come in handy for a whole range of residential junk and rubbish.


At Junk King San Diego, we provide a wide variety of professional residential junk removal and hauling services for our friends and neighbors throughout the entire San Diego area.


So, no matter where you live in or near San Diego, you simply need to make a call and we’ll come to your home, often on the same day. And we service the entire San Diego area including places like Spring Valley, Lemon Grove Jamul, Bonita, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Alpine, Dulzura, Ramona, and Lakeside, to name just a few.


And we’re reliable.


Which is important since your time is valuable. And after you make an appointment with us, our expert yard waste and junk removal team will always show on time, as promised.


All of which means that you can be confident our residential – and commercial – junk removal services will be 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.


And we are also both green and eco-friendly, as well.



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So, are you ready to get rid of that old shed and yard debris? 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).


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

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


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


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


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


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


Then the stuffing begins!


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


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



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


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


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School Supplies and Backpacks for Thousands of Children Takes Many Volunteers


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



And the Volunteers Earned a High Score


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


Mission accomplished!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


So, how does it work, you ask?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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



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


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


Or is there?



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


When You Decide to Go with a Professional Junk Removal Service


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


So, why choose Junk King San Diego?


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


And all this would be true.


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


And how can we say that?


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


Free Junk Removal Price Estimator


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


The best part of using a full-service junk removal company is that all you have to do is simply point and we’ll haul your junk and other unwanted items into our junk removal trucks – and we do it all without any hidden fees.


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


Junk Removal Santee: Clear Out Your Clutter And Have The Junk Taken Away


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


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


Your local trash company won’t do that!


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


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



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How to Choose the Right Junk Removal Service for Your Needs


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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3 Tips for Picking the Best Junk Removal Company for You


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


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


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


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


How Many Different Types of Junk Removal Services are There?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


So, contact us today and tell us about the junk items you need cleared out of your home. You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).


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 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:

Chula Vista
El Cajon
La Mesa
Lemon Grove
San Diego
Spring Valley
and these nearby zip codes:
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