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Junk Removal San Francisco : Wise Considerations Before Hiring

Chances are that at some time during your life, you will probably find that your home or business has obtrusively become filled with numerous junk items. In fact, one recent survey determined that more than one-fourth of Americans CURRENTLY think their home is at least somewhat cluttered. The October 2014 survey found that 6 percent of American adults said their house or apartment is “very” cluttered, and 21 percent classified their space as “somewhat” cluttered. Similarly, another study found that 75 percent of struggling small business owners believed that being disorganized was the direct cause of some of their productivity losses. 

Keeping our homes and businesses organized, structured, and de-cluttered isn’t just a Feng Shui trend. Rather, organized and de-cluttered spaces are extremely important for our mental health, higher productivity levels, and higher levels of comfort. Unfortunately, in our consumer-driven society, it is becoming almost “second nature” to accumulate items that take up an enormous amount of valuable space in the places we occupy. This is part of the reason why the self-storage industry has grown to an incredible size, posting almost $40 billion in annual revenue. 

One of the biggest problems that individuals, homeowners, and businesses face when trying to de-clutter their homes or businesses is finding a way to physically get rid of the excess junk they have laying around. Trying to haul a 300 pound couch located on the second floor of your home is probably not going to be easy. Furthermore, if you don’t have a huge trailer and a powerful 4×4 pickup truck to haul it, taking your excess junk to a local recycling or donation center is probably not going to be feasible in your Toyota Prius. 

That´s why professional junk removal companies exist: to help individuals and businesses efficiently get rid of the excess junk that is cluttering their spaces. The majority of junk removal San Francisco companies can help you get rid of a variety of junk and waste items. However, there are serious differences and disparities in how these companies operate, and the values that define their business ethic. In this short article, we take an in-depth look at five questions that every San Francisco individual, homeowner, and business owner needs to ask before hiring a professional junk removal service. 

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What is the Company Going to Do with Your Junk? 

The first thing that you need to consider when hiring a professional junk removal service is what they company is eventually going to do with the trash and waste that they haul away. Our nation´s landfills are quickly filling up, and improper municipal solid waste management is a leading cause of several environmental problems including: 

  • The leaching of dangerous toxic chemicals into watersheds and ground water sources; 
  • Greenhouse gas emissions through landfill gas, which is mostly comprised of methane; 
  • Air pollution and contamination affecting local communities. 

Unfortunately, many junk removal companies only make token efforts to responsibly dispose of the junk items that they pick up. Junk King of San Francisco, however, is proud to say that at least 60 percent of the junk items that we pick up are either recycled, composted, repurposed, or donated. We have a huge network of relationships with local recycling centers, non-profit organizations, and other businesses that work to ensure that your junk stays out of local landfills and contributes to the goal of San Francisco becoming America´s first “Zero Waste” city. We are able to help you get rid of regular trash, construction debris, household junk, yard waste, small and medium sized appliances, e-waste, furniture and virtually anything that is not classified as toxic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. 

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Is This Going to Take a Long Time? 

When you are planning to hire a junk removal service, the last thing you want is for the company to give you a pickup date that is several days (or even weeks) away. Getting rid of your excess junk should be an efficient and easy process that allows you to reclaim your space and enjoy the benefits of a clutter-free space. Junk King of San Francisco offers unparalleled customer service. You can contact us by phone, by text message, or online to quickly get an idea of how much our service is going to cost. Once you have agreed to our pricing, you simply have to pick a date and a two-hour window for pickup. In most cases, our junk removal professionals will be able to pick up and haul away your junk on the same day you call us! Furthermore, we will give you a call 15 to 30 minutes before arriving so that you know exactly when we will be arriving. 

How Much Work Will I Have to Do? 

One of the reasons that so many people hire junk removal companies is because they don’t want to do all of the heavy lifting that comes with de-cluttering your space. Bulky junk items like beds, mattresses, couches, refrigerators, old hot tubs, and others can easily weigh several hundred pounds. Trying to haul those out to the curb can easily result in a slipped disk or a potentially dangerous fall. With Junk King of San Francisco, the only “lifting” you will have to do is to point to the items that you want removed. Our junk removal technicians will do all the heavy lifting for you. 

Furthermore, we also offer dumpster rental for individuals and businesses that need extra time to go through their stuff and decide what stays and what goes. With our dumpster rentals, we will help you install the dumpster in the most convenient spot on your property and come to pick it up whenever it’s filled and ready to be hauled away. 

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Is This Junk Removal Service Going to Cost Me and Arm and a Leg? 

When choosing the best junk removal service, you should definitely prioritize companies that offer fair and transparent pricing mechanisms. There is nothing worse than paying double what you had budgeted for junk removal because the pricing wasn’t upfront and honest. With Junk King of San Francisco, we offer free quotations over the phone or via text message. Simply send us a text with photos of the items you need removed, and we´ll send you a free quote. We even offer free, on-site quotes for larger jobs so that you know exactly what you´ll be spending if you do decide to hire us. 

Many junk removal companies base their charges on the size or volume of the truck that they send for the junk pickup. This means that they sometimes end up charging higher prices because they send a large truck for small jobs. Junk King of San Francisco was started back in 2005 out of a garage in San Carlos. Over 15 years later, our business now has eight trucks and serves thousands of customers across the entire city of San Francisco. We have the right size truck for all different types of jobs and are confident that we offer the most affordable pricing for junk removal services. 

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Does the Company Have a Good Reputation? 

Lastly, you also should look at the consumer reviews for the junk removal company that you are considering hiring. In the day and age of the Internet, independent customer reviews will often offer the truest glimpse into how a company operates. Besides offering the most competitive junk removal prices on the market, we are also proud to say that our customer service is second to none. We have a 5-star rating on Yelp, with well over 50 reviews and we can also guarantee to beat any written estimate.

How to Contact Junk King San Francisco

Whether you are completely renovating your apartment or simply have some yard waste you need to get rid of, Junk King of San Francisco offers the most reliable, efficient, affordable, and environmentally friendly junk removal service in San Francisco. We are the pioneers of recycling based junk removal right here in the Bay Area, and can help you reduce your environmental footprint by ensuring that your junk gets every opportunity to be recycled, upcycled, or donated. Give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK, or book online today!

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Dumpster Rental in San Francisco to Deal with C&D Debris 

When most of us think about the issues of trash and pollution, we probably think about plastic bags, Styrofoam cups, and other types of packaging waste that we throw away on a daily basis. Though these types of trash certainly contribute to our overall waste problem, another source of waste is much more problematic in terms of total volume. 

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), around “600 million tons of C&D debris were generated in the United States in 2018, which is more than twice the amount of generated municipal solid waste (MSW).” To put that into perspective, the waste from construction and demolition sites was more than double the amount of all the waste taken away by municipal garbage trucks across the country. 

Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris is a type of waste from construction sites. The most common types of C&D debris includes steel, wood products, drywall and plaster, brick and clay tile, asphalt shingles, concrete, and asphalt concrete, glass from windows and doors, used carpeting and wood flooring, and other common building materials. C&D debris is generated both by individual homes and larger commercial building projects. It also comes from massive infrastructure engineering projects such as from the construction of roads and bridges.

This short article will analyze some of the specific challenges that come with C&D debris in the San Francisco area. We then look at one simple strategy that allow individuals, homeowners, and business owners to responsibly deal with the C&D debris that they generate. 

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Construction Projections in the San Francisco Area 

Across the country and around the world, new homes, businesses, and other infrastructure will need to be built in the coming decades to properly house and service our growing population. Furthermore, as the building sector attempts to reduce its emissions via low carbon and zero carbon building techniques, major retrofits of existing buildings will most likely also begin to ramp up. Advances in energy efficient building techniques fortunately means that our built infrastructure will reduce its carbon footprint. On the other hand, new building projects (and demolition projects) inevitably result in enormous amounts of C&D debris. 

In the San Francisco region alone, new house construction should continue to grow in the coming years. For much of the past three decades, the San Francisco Bay Area has faced a serious affordable housing shortage. In October of 2015, San Francisco had the highest rents of any major US city, and ex-mayor Ed Lee called the shortage a “housing crisis.” As housing prices drop in the post-COVID world, new construction of single family and multi-family housing units should continue to grow. 

Furthermore, the state of California is continually implementing new legislation regarding renewable energy sources and energy efficient building techniques in an attempt to reduce the carbon emissions of the building industry. This legislation will also continue to increase the demand on the construction sector, as energy efficient retrofits become more common. 

Both new construction and renovations on existing infrastructure will certainly create an enormous amount of construction and demolition debris that needs to be properly disposed of. Unlike other towns and cities that allow C&D debris to be sent to the landfills, the Bay area is one of the national leaders in requiring the recycling and proper disposal of this type of debris. 

The San Francisco Department of the Environment states that “by law, C&D debris material removed from a project must be recycled or reused. No C&D debris can be taken to landfill or put in the garbage.” This ordinance, in effect since 2006, has drastically reduced the pressure on area landfills. It has also forced local builders and others in the industry to increase the amount of recycled materials incorporated into their building projects, thus contributing to the growing Circular Economy that is emerging in the Bay area. 

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Renting a Dumpster to Responsibly (and Legally) Deal with C&D Debris from Your Construction Project

According to the San Francisco Ordinance No.27-06 that took effect on July 1, 2006, C&D debris material is required by law to be separated by type at the job site (source-separated) for reuse or recycling (such as metal, wood, drywall, cardboard, concrete, etc.) must be taken to a facility that reuses or recycles those materials. 

Renting a dumpster from Junk King of San Francisco is one of the best ways to be in compliance with this law. We are the Bay Area´s number one-rated professional junk company. Besides offering full-service junk removal for everything that is not classified as toxic waste, we also have several different sizes of dumpsters that we rent to individuals and businesses in San Francisco. 

Whether you are an individual homeowner doing a DIY renovation on your home, or are large contractor company building a new multi-family condo, our professional customer service representatives can help you determine what type of dumpster rental is best to help you efficiently deal with the C&D debris that you accumulate. Besides offering several different sizes of dumpster (as measured by the cubic yard), we can also help you find the best place to locate your dumpster. You can read a detailed explanation of the ordinance regulating the placement of dumpster rentals and debris boxes in San Francisco here.  

Once you have hired a dumpster from Junk King of San Francisco, you simply need to let us know when you need us to come and pick up the contents. Our professional junk removal technicians will do all the heavy lifting and hauling. Furthermore, we comply with all local legislation that ensures your construction and demolition debris is promptly taken to a Registered Facility where it is recycled, donated, and kept out of area landfills. 

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How to Rent a Dumpster from Junk King of San Francisco 

Junk King of San Francisco is proud to be a franchise of America´s greenest junk removal service. We offer both junk removal and self-service dumpster rentals to help you deal with your construction and demolition debris in the most affordable, efficient, and environmentally friendly way possible. We also offer the best customer service, and are proud to have a 5-star rating on Yelp. We promise to beat any written estimate and can help you get rid of your junk in an easy and professional manner. 

To rent a dumpster from Junk King of San Francisco, simply give us a call at 1-888-888-5865. Our booking specialists will help you determine the best size dumpster for your needs. We will also help ensure that your dumpster rental will be installed in the most convenient spot that doesn’t infringe on any local ordinances. You can also text us at 1-737-888-5865 to get a free estimate for your dumpster rental. 

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Junk King San Francisco
1485 Bayshore Blvd #225
San Francisco, CA 94124
Hours: M-F: 8A-5P, Sa: 8A-4P, Su: 8A-3P

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

San Francisco
and these nearby zip codes:
94013, 94101, 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94111, 94112, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94119, 94120, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94127, 94128, 94129, 94130, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94134, 94143, 94158