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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Then the stuffing begins!


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


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



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


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


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School Supplies and Backpacks for Thousands of Children Takes Many Volunteers


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



And the Volunteers Earned a High Score


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


Mission accomplished!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


So, how does it work, you ask?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

A Junk Removal Session Completes The Back-To-School To Do List


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updated 8/5/22


How long is your back-to-school to-do list?


Most of that list is probably taken up with shopping items. Between school supplies and the new outfits there could be a lot of time spent at the mall. Of course, you could also probably get a lot of those items online but there is something to be said for taking the kids out for the yearly tradition of back-to-school shopping.


In addition to all that shopping you might have some other items on your to do list that you want to take care of like planning out lunches and setting up schedules for pickups and drop-offs.


This is certainly a busy time of the year for families and that’s why you want to do all you can to make sure that everything around the house is being taken care of as well. Perhaps it will help to add a junk removal session to your back-to-school to do list. This will allow you to take care of that lingering task and help get the home in order.


To accomplish that you just need to hire Junk King San Diego.



What Junk Can Go?


As you look around your house, you probably have a few pieces already in mind that you would like to get removed permanently. These can be anything from an unwanted futon to a ping-pong table folded up in the garage. And every item that you have hauled away will open up that much more space around the house.

You can either keep that space empty or use it for the things that you want to hold onto. The more organizing you can accomplish the easier it will be to access those items. It won’t be long before it’s time to start breaking out the Halloween decorations, for example, and wouldn’t it be nice to have them all in one spot and easy to get at?


When you make the determination as to what junk can go you then need to decide how you’ll have it removed.



How to Choose the Perfect Junk Removal Service


When it comes to choosing a company to take care of your junk clearance as well as excess trash removal, there should be a bit more involved than simply searching with your phone for “junk removal companies near me.”


In fact, there are at least five factors to consider when choosing the “perfect” junk removal service:



While pricing is definitely something you need to consider, it’s not always a good idea to go with the junk removal company with the cheapest prices. The old saying that you get what you pay for is especially true when it comes to junk removal services.


Instead, opt for one that you can actually afford and that doesn’t simply charge a flat fee or by the weight of your junk load. Pricing by the volume of junk picked up is always a better deal for you, the customer.

Green Disposal Processes

No one wants to directly or even indirectly contribute to our diminishing landfills, so you should hire a company with ‘green’ processes. Junk removal companies like Junk King San Diego will make it a priority to recycle or reuse as much of the junk they collect as possible.


This also means you don’t have to drive to a recycling center, if you can find one, to drop off your junk yourself.



Is the company bonded and insured? You’ll be much safer and at less risk when you hire an insured junk removal firm. Are they timely and efficient? Are they easy to communicate with and to work with?


Ideally, you want to try to find a company with a long experience and great online reviews. That way, you can be more confident that they’ll do a good job and do so quickly. 


Exceptional Customer Service

As we noted, online reviews can tell you a great deal about a company and you should definitely check them out before making a decision. Once you do, you can narrow down your options based on the reputation of the junk removal companies in question.


The best choice, in most cases, is to hire a junk removal company with a solid reputation and positive reviews.


Local Owned and Operated

Junk hauling is an industry that is filled with small, one-person concerns as well as chain operations with far-flung locations. But a junk removal company that is locally owned and staffed by local haulers will be more inclined to care about their customers as friends and neighbors.


And local operators have to live in the same neighborhoods that they serve so they have a truly vested interest in providing quality and great service.


Pricing, processes, professionalism, and pride of ownership are all important qualities and factors to consider when choosing the “perfect” junk removal service.



Why It’s Important to Have a Junk Removal Session This Back-to-School Season


Along with supplying your kids with all of the back-to-school essentials they’ll need for the new school year, there will likely be old items that are no longer usable. Whether that’s beat-up old lunch boxes and backpacks, or worn-outs clothes, shoes, and jackets – they all have to go.


In addition, back-to-school can also be a great time for a major end-of-summer cleanout of your home, garage, and yard. 


And once you combine all the unwanted and unusable items and materials into a few piles you may be surprised at how much junk, debris, waste, and rubbish you’ve been able to gather up. Throw in some old toys, maybe a broken swing set, and those ugly, plastic lawn chairs that should have gone away a long time ago, and you’ve got a proper load of junk!


Although the weather is never really all that bad here in San Diego, the end of summer is still a great time for this kind of project, as well. 


Plus, you’ll still have the kids at home to help get it all picked up and put into piles for you…


How You Can Schedule Your Own Personalized Junk Removal Session


With some junk hauling companies making an appointment can be a bit of a challenge since they’re not always responsive or they insist on having you do everything through their one scheduling system. 

At Junk King San Diego, however, scheduling your own personalized junk removal session is both quick and easy. And we give you four different ways to make it happen – along with a free, no-obligation estimate, as well:


  • An on-site estimate is the best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price.
  • You can call us at 1-888-888-JUNK or live chat through our website with our highly trained customer service representatives.
  • Text us a photo or two of your junk items to 737-888-5865 and we’ll text you a free estimate.
  • Easy online estimates can be had by clicking the “Pricing” tab above, scrolling to the “Pricing Estimator” and clicking the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button.


After you have contacted us and described what you need to have removed, you’ll be able to choose a date for us to come out. After that, we’ll provide you with all the available two-hour arrival slots for that day. No six or eight hour windows of time to sit around waiting for someone to finally show up to take your junk!


You simply choose the time, and we book the appointment. And our highly trained and courteous junk removal team will always arrive on time, as promised, with a check-in call to you 15 to 30 minutes before they show up.



What Items Can be Disposed Of? How Much Does It Cost? What’s Involved?


If you’ve never used the services of a professional junk removal and hauling company before you will likely have several questions.


Common questions include what can and cannot be taken away?


The short answer is that just about anything and everything can be picked up and removed by reputable and professional junk haulers like Junk King, for example. And the only things that cannot be picked up are those items considered to be household hazardous waste, or HHW. 


These materials need to be handled by certain municipal services and disposed of properly.


For many homeowners and tenants, the question of “What do I do with my old furniture?” is also a common one. The good news is that companies such as Junk King San Diego, for example, can take any and all of your old or unwanted furniture pieces, no matter how large.


And, finally, the question of how much does it cost is certainly a reasonable one to ask.


Junk removal fees such as old furniture disposal costs will vary depending on the size and quantity of pieces being gotten rid of. But Junk King’s handy online Pricing Estimator tells us that, in the 91978 ZIP code, getting rid of one chair, one recliner, and one average size sofa will cost between $248 and $278. 


How Much Time Will the Process Take on Average?


In addition, if you’ve never had the experience of hiring or working with a professional junk removal service like Junk King San Diego, you may also be wondering how long does junk removal take?


The good news is that with an experienced and expert team like Junk King, you can often see all your junk, trash, rubbish, and unwanted debris disappear from your home (or workplace) the same day you call us for your personalized junk removal session.


Our junk removal staff is trained to load items quickly, strategically, and efficiently. However, speed of removal does not mean that they are careless. In fact, we guarantee to never damage your home or property while removing junk from your location. And we load it all in such a way that we can quickly and easily sort through it later to ensure that as much junk as possible gets recycled.


While every job varies depending on the amount of junk being loaded, the average job usually takes less than an hour to load and remove. And we sweep up after ourselves, as well!


And the best part of all is that we do all the heavy lifting, so all you need do is point.


Take Care of Back-to-School Junk Removal with Junk King San Diego!


W make it easy for you with just one quick call to Junk King San Diego. Make an appointment with us and we’ll take care of all your junk removal needs at your convenience.


In and around San Diego, our local teams can provide expert junk removal and trash hauling services to places like El Cajon, Lakeside, Chula Vista, Alpine, Santee, and Bonita. So, if you need junk green removal services that are both reliable and affordable, call on Junk King San Diego before school starts up again.


And when you call or text us, just let us know what junk items or excess trash that you need to have removed from your home or your place of work. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service teams are ready to walk you through our easy process over the phone, through text, or by online chat.


Once we know what you have, you’ll get a free estimate from us, and 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 for our back-to-school junk removal services? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

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


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


Junk King San Diego
2735 Via Orange Way, Suite 104
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-4P, Su: 10A-3P

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

Chula Vista
El Cajon
La Mesa
Lemon Grove
San Diego
Spring Valley
and these nearby zip codes:
91901, 91902, 91910, 91911, 91913, 91914, 91915, 91917, 91935, 91941, 91942, 91944, 91945, 91977, 91978, 91979, 92019, 92020, 92021, 92040, 92065, 92071, 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92131, 92132, 92134, 92135, 92136, 92139, 92140, 92145, 92147, 92149, 92152, 92154, 92155, 92158, 92164, 92169, 92173, 92176, 92179, 92182