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Prepare For the Summer with a Dumpster Rental 

 

While most of us have probably heard about “spring cleaning,” we also probably know that the months of summer are a great opportunity to continue decluttering inside and around our home. Whether you are planning a major home renovation, or simply want to reclaim the space that has been taken over by too much stuff, renting a dumpster during the summer is a great way to effectively and hygienically get rid of your junk. Below, we take an in-depth look at the benefits and advantages that come with renting a dumpster for a summer de-cluttering, and then offer some advice on how to find the best dumpster rental company for your needs.  

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Benefits and Advantages of Renting a Dumpster for the Summer  

Summer is easily the best time of the year for any type of home renovation. Whether you are doing a DIY home project, or hiring a professional contractor, the warm temperatures and relatively limited rainfall are conducive to making improvements on your home or business. Renting a dumpster for your home renovation project is not only helpful, but might also be a legal requirement, especially if your renovation or remodeling project generates lots of bulky trash. Dumpster rentals afford you an easy way to get rid of cumbersome trash items such as the odd piece of plywood, old insulation that you needed to replace, or the large couch that no longer fit with your new interior design.  

Instead of hiring a trash removal company for each of these items, a dumpster rental makes it easy to quickly and easily store that trash for a few days or a week until the dumpster is full or you´re finished with your project. Furthermore, for home cleanouts or for major decluttering projects, a dumpster rental can make it easy for you to get your large, bulky furniture items and appliances out of your home. 

In fact, the city of San Francisco has a public ordinance that expressly regulates these types of trash items. According to the San Francisco Public Works Department, “it is illegal to leave furniture, appliances, garbage bags, or anything on the sidewalk at any time unless you have a scheduled pick up from a licensed hauler or donation facility.”  

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What You Need to Know When Renting a Dumpster for the Summer  

Before you rent a dumpster for your summer decluttering or renovation project, there are few things that you need to take into consideration.  

  1. Determine the correct size dumpster you will need: Dumpsters come in different sizes as measured by their volume, and the cost will vary depending on the size. Before renting a dumpster, consider how much trash you will be getting rid of in order to appropriately size the unit. Also, it is important to ensure that the dumpster size you choose will fit in your driveway or wherever else you plan to place it. Here at Junk King we have several size dumpsters that are sized to work perfectly for different junk removal projects.  
  2. Avoid overfilling: Another issue associated with properly sizing your dumpster is the threat of overfilling the dumpster you rent. For dumpsters that are loaded past their designated fill line, our junk removal trucks run the hazard of having the junk fall out as we transfer your items to the recycling and donation facilities with whom we work. If your dumpster is filled up and you still have more items to get rid of, you can also call our junk removal professionals for a designated pick up on a scheduled date. We can also provide you with a second dumpster rental if you have the space.  
  3. Make sure to call ahead: During the summer, you´re most likely not going to be the only one looking for a dumpster rental. Businesses, construction companies, and other companies are also most likely looking for a dumpster rental at different times of the summer. Make sure to call ahead to reserve your dumpster for the days you will need it, and to also make sure that the correct size of dumpster will be available. You can call Junk King of San Francisco at 1 (415) 335-7970, or 1 (888)888-JUNK 
  4. Make arrangements to place the dumpster accordingly: Depending on where you live, you might actually need a permit for placing your dumpster. If you don’t have a private driveway that is large enough to accommodate a dumpster, your neighborhood or local council might require a permit for placing the dumpster temporarily on the street. Even if you have large enough driveway, make sure that you have the exact location for its placement so that it doesn’t block traffic or your entrance into your garage.  
  5. Do you have any prohibited items that are not able to be thrown into the dumpster? The dumpsters we rent here at Junk King are able to take on almost all types of construction debris, used furniture and appliances, and other household waste. However, by law, there are certain items such as toxic waste that cannot be placed in the dumpster. If you feel that there might be some questionable items on your “throw-away list,” you can call our customer service representatives to get a complete list of prohibited junk items.  
  6. The threat of illegal dumping: One of the problems associated with renting a dumpster is that it could turn into a public trash service for your neighbors or other passers-by. If you place your dumpster on a street corner or some other accessible place where anyone can access it, there is the chance that you might find your dumpster being filled up with other people´s trash items. To avoid this type of illegal dumping, think about the best place for locating your dumpster rental where it will be less noticeable to people trying to find a way to get rid of their old refrigerator taking up space in their garage. Also, only keep the dumpster on your property for as long as you need it. You may even consider covering the dumpster with a tarp when you are not home to discourage people from illegal dumping. 

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Junk King of San Francisco is the top-rated company for dumpster rentals in the Bay area. We have dozens of 5-star reviews on Yelp, and go the extra mile to offer you an easy way to get rid of the excess junk in your home or business. With years of experience in junk removal in the city of San Francisco, our customer service specialists can also help you properly size the dumpster for your specific needs and determine the best location for the dumpster you rent from us. We can also help you determine if any permits will be needed for your dumpster location.  

On the designated pick up day, our junk removal technicians will arrive on time and do all the heavy lifting. Unlike other junk removal companies who will haul your waste directly to the local landfill, we here at Junk King make every effort to recycle, donate, or reuse the junk items we pick up. Due to our long-standing relationships with thrift stores, recycling operations, and donation centers, we are able to recycle around 60 percent of the junk that we pick up.  

To schedule a dumpster rental this summer, simply call us for a free quotation. Once you have determined the size dumpster you need, our professionals will arrive to help you properly locate the unit. 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 all your junk gets every opportunity to be recycled, reused, or donated. To hire a dumpster this summer, give us a call at 1-888-888 JUNK, or book online today! 

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Junk Pickup in San Francisco: Help to Make Landfills a Thing of the Past  

 

Reducing the amount of waste we send to landfills is one of the most important and pressing environmental responsibilities that all of us share. For residents of San Francisco, the combined efforts of citizens, businesses, and local governments have made major progress in reducing the amount of trash that is generated on a yearly basis. In fact, according to a recent article published on CNBC, “San Francisco sends less trash to landfills than any other major U.S. city… The average American produces about 4.4 pounds of waste per day. Thanks to bold public policy and educational initiatives, the city diverts about 80 percent of its waste from landfills, or more than 1.5 million tons every year.”  

Eighty percent less trash is certainly a major achievement, and something that other cities and regions across North America should similarly aspire towards. However, the collective effort to make landfills a thing of the past, requires the dedication and commitment from every individual. While public policies, ordinances, and laws can certainly help to move us towards a zero trash future, the decision to generate less waste ultimately lays with individuals, homeowners, and business owners across the city. In this short article, we look at some of the problems that arise with the amount of trash we collectively generate. We will then outline a few ways in which individuals and businesses can contribute to San Francisco´s goal of making landfills obsolete.  

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The Problems with Waste Accumulation  

So why exactly should we care about where our trash ends up? For starters, landfill space around the country is growing increasingly scarce. In California, as in most states across the country, the number of closed landfills vastly outnumbers the numbers of operational landfills. Furthermore, many states and regions simply are not able to find sufficient space to open new landfills to take in the waste streams that are generated on a daily basis. Statistically, the United States produces a world-leading 250 million tons of trash each and every year. That amounts to roughly 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day. When the operational landfills that we currently rely on eventually fill up, finding ways to safely dispose of this amount of waste is certainly going to present a pressing problem.  

Furthermore, due to the limited landfill space available, many waste management companies have reverted to burning our trash. While this does create a source of energy (it is debatable as to whether this is an environmentally friendly or renewable source of energy), it also contributes to air pollution problems. In fact, one recent analysis by the Institute for Local Self Reliance finds that waste incinerators which burn trash releases huge amounts of dioxin, lead, and mercury, all of which pose serious health problems to nearby communities. Of course, these incinerators, also create greenhouse gas emissions including both biogenic sources and carbon dioxide and hazardous ash, which could fall on farmland or water sources for even further contamination issues.  

Lastly, much of the waste that we create doesn’t end up in landfills or eventually get burned, but rather ends up in our oceans. Not too far off the coast of San Francisco is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Recent studies have found that this massive collection of garbage that has been swept into the ocean measures more than 1.6 million square kilometers. The ocean currents in the Pacific collect an enormous amount of plastic and other human-generated waste, and air surveys of the patch suggest that the plastics are increasing exponentially, and that there could be 16 times as much as previously thought

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The Importance of Reuse and Upcycling  

So if you don’t want your waste to end up in increasingly scarce landfills, or to be burned and contribute to air pollution and toxic ash, or end up polluting the ocean ecosystems, what exactly can you do? Recycling has generated a lot of fanfare in recent years, and is certainly one way to help deal with the waste accumulation problem. However, China and other Asian countries have recently stopped accepting the massive amount of trash that the United States and other countries have been “exporting” to them. This has actually led many major cities across the country to cut back on their recycling programs.  

The city of San Francisco, in order to progress its stated goal of becoming “zero waste” is now turning towards “re-using” its trash instead of recycling it. Known as “upcycling,” the idea is to find ways to reuse discarded objects or material in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original. For example, instead of throwing away your old wine bottles or putting them in the recycle bin, “upcycling” would focus on turning those old wine bottles into something of higher values, such as a unique, artisanal chandelier. Similarly, turning old tires into an outdoor dining table is another solution.  

Practical Steps We All Can Take to Limit Waste Accumulation 

Currently in the city of San Francisco, of the city’s annual 900,000 tons of discarded material, it actually diverts more for reuse than it sends to landfills. Though this is laudable progress, the city is still a long ways away from becoming zero waste. The original goal was to become zero waste by 2020 which was missed by a long shot. However, all sectors of society in San Francisco are helping to do their part to continue to divert waste from landfills, incinerators, and the ocean. 

On a policy level, the city of San Francisco has banned single-use plastic bags and other hard-to-recycle items. It is also continually searching for new markets for recyclable plastics after China stopped accepting shipments. The curbside recycling and composting program continues to be expanded to the population.  

Individuals across the country are also contributing to limiting waste streams. Most residents and businesses owners in the city of San Francisco faithfully separate their trash for pickup: black for trash, blue for recycling and green for compost.  

But what about those larger items that simply don’t fit into one of the three bins? Or what about the dozens of bags of waste items that appear after a deep spring cleaning? Fortunately, Junk King of San Francisco is one local business that is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses in San Francisco responsible deal with their large or bulky waste items.  

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The company started in San Francisco back in 2005, and has played a fundamental role in helping the city move towards its zero waste goals. Junk King San Francisco has developed close relationships with dozens of recycling centers, thrift stores, non-profit organizations, and other interested parties in order to help reuse, recycle or upcycle your waste items. In fact, we are able to recycle or upcycle around 60 percent of the junk that we pick up.  

Junk King makes it extremely easy for companies and businesses of San Francisco to responsibly get rid of their large and bulky trash items. Simply call us for a free quotation or send us a text with photos of the items you need removed. We´ll send you a free quote, and once we have agreed upon a price and a two-hour window for pickup, our professional furniture removal staff will send you a text 15-30 minutes before arrival to let you know we´re on our way. We´ll do all the heavy hauling, so you simply have to let us know which pieces of furniture you want to get rid of and we´ll do the rest!  

We offer the most reliable, efficient, affordable, and environmentally friendly junk pickup 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 all of your waste gets every opportunity to be recycled, upcycled, or donated. If you need furniture removed today, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK, or book online today! 

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Dumpster Rental Vs. Junk Removal in San Francisco

 

If you are planning a major home remodel, or are taking spring cleaning to a whole new level with a major de-clutter, you need to start thinking NOW about what you are going to do with the waste that you collect. Even relatively minor home renovations often lead to a significant amount of construction and demolition (C&D debris) being accumulated. In 2018, Americans generated around 600 million tons of C&D debris, which is more than double the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW). If your home renovations will lead you to getting rid of some old furniture or appliances in favor of newer and more efficient models, those large, bulky items will take up even more space in the growing trash pile. 

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While most people think that the “last order of business” with any renovation or de-clutter is dealing with the waste collected, planning ahead can help you avoid a series of problems. If you live in relatively cramped quarters, not having a destined spot for putting the junk and waste that you collect can actually delay or hinder the renovation process. Also, if you are planning on simply storing the trash in your driveway or front yard, you´ll probably get some odd looks from the neighbors. 

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Sidewalk dumping not only can make neighborhoods look unsightly, but is costly to the taxpayers and can present safety hazards by obstructing pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Depending on what is left on the curb, you might also be attracting vermin, bacteria and mold, not exactly a neighborly thing to do. Even temporarily placing your bulky trash and junk items on the curb can lead to expensive fines. In the city of San Francisco, the Public Works Department states: “It is illegal to leave furniture, appliances, garbage bags, or anything on the sidewalk at any time unless you have a scheduled pick up from a licensed hauler or donation facility.”

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Instead of illegal dumping or trying to store all of the accumulated waste in your garage, what other options to businesses or individuals have when doing a major home retrofit or de-clutter? Renting a dumpster or planning ahead for professional junk removal are two strategies that can help you quickly, easily, and efficiently deal with the excess junk items that result from any major home or business renovation. In this short article, we look at when dumpster rental is the best option for business owners or homeowners, and when it makes more sense to simply call a junk removal service. 

When to Rent a Dumpster 

A dumpster rental generally makes sense for people when they are going through a long, drawn-out renovation or de-clutter process where junk and waste will slowly accumulate over several days or weeks. For example, let´s say that you have hired a green contracting company to help you make a complete energy efficiency retrofit of your home. Over the course of several weeks, the company will most likely replace certain parts of your home´s insulation, upgrade to more efficient HVAC equipment, and maybe even replace your old, single pane windows with more efficient double or triple pane options. 

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The end result will be lower energy bills for long-term savings. However, the process of improving the energy efficiency and thermal performance of your home will most likely take several weeks, at best. If the home had a spacious driveway or expansive backyard, a dumpster rental would most likely make the most sense as it would offer an option for safely storing the accumulated waste until the energy efficiency renovations were finished. 

Dumpster rentals tend to be the most affordable option for dealing with large amounts of trash. If you have a trailer and a heavy duty pickup, you might even be able to haul away the dumpster´s accumulated contents once the job is finished. Even if you plan to hire a junk removal company to get rid of the dumpster contents at the end of the renovations, you can expect to pay less for one large junk removal service rather than several smaller jobs. 

While dumpster rentals can be an efficient and affordable way to deal with waste, you need to first ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Do I have enough space in my yard or driveway to put the dumpster? If a dumpster is going to be blocking you (or your neighbor´s) car from getting in and out, and dumpster rental probably isn’t the best option. 
  • Will you be accumulating any sort of hazardous waste? Local disposal ordinances in San Francisco prohibit some types of debris from being thrown away in either dumpster rentals or your regular trash can. Some of these hazardous options include batteries, paint, tires, gasoline, railroad tires, and other materials with potentially toxic substances that could leach into the surrounding area. If you are not sure if your renovation or de-clutter process might contain prohibited items, you can call Junk King San Francisco today to clear up any doubts you might have.  Dumpster rentals are usually best for completely non-toxic waste materials such as normal construction debris, household waste like furniture, yard debris, and roofing debris. 
  • Are there any other regulations, ordinances, or laws that might make impede a dumpster rental in your region? You can read a detailed explanation of the ordinance regulating the placement of dumpster rentals and debris boxes in San Francisco here.  

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When to Hire a Professional Junk Removal Service 

Junk Removal services tend to be the best option for quick renovations or de-clutters where lots of waste is accumulated in a short amount of time. With professional junk removal you don’t have to worry about where to store the excess waste, what your neighbors might think or say, or whether or not you are infringing on some local ordinance that might result in a fine. Also, hiring a junk removal service means that you won´t have to do any of the heavy lifting, as you simply have to point to the junk items that you need removed. This “hands-free” junk removal service is obviously best for people who do not have the physical stamina to be taking heavy waste items out to the dumpster you´ve rented and placed at the end of your driveway. 

Whereas a dumpster rental will usually take several days to totally get rid of your waste, professional junk removal generally only takes a couple of hours at most. With Junk King of San Francisco, you can simply text us an image of what you need removed and we´ll text back a price estimate. Once you´ve agreed upon the price, we´ll give you the nearest two-hour window for pickup, and will notify you 15-30 minutes before we arrive. 

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Lastly, junk removal is usually the best option for extremely bulky items such as large furniture and appliances that simply won´t fit in a dumpster.

Junk King of San Francisco is America´s greenest junk removal service. We offer both junk removal and self-service dumpster rentals to help you deal with your waste in the most affordable and efficient 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. Call us today at 1-888-888-5865 to speak with a booking specialist who can help set up your junk removal appointment.

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Furniture Removal Services in San Francisco: What You Need to Know 

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At some point in all our lives, getting rid of bulky, used furniture will be a task that all of us will have to deal with. Even with careful maintenance, the average sofa will probably only last between 7 and 15 years. This means that we probably renew the furniture of our home´s interior several times during our lifetime. But what exactly should we do with the old couches, scratched dining room tables, and antique lamps that we no longer have room for in our homes? Junk King San Francisco is the top rated junk removal service in the Bay area and can help San Francisco residents quickly and affordably get rid of their used furniture in an environmentally friendly manner. 

The Environmental Problems that Come with Used Furniture

Did you know that every year American throw away around 9.8 million tons of old and used furniture items? From that lumpy mattress affecting your sleep to that ugly sectional sofa that you used to have stored in your unfinished basement, more than 4 percent of household waste is made up of used furniture items. While most of us probably do not throw away furniture on a daily basis, the sheer weight and bulk of furniture makes it an enormous contributor to the total amount of waste that we produce. 

Unfortunately, used furniture is one of the least-recycled items in a household. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), only about 0.1 percent of the materials that make up our furniture eventually gets recycled. The other 99.9 percent ends up in landfills or incinerators, causing major environmental damage.

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However, as landfill space grows increasingly scarce, many organizations are making an effort to increase the percentage of recycled or refurbished furniture. The global technology research firm Technavio reports that the recycled office furniture market in the United States will reach $2.68 billion by 2020. Similar trends are happening for household furniture products as well. The EPA reports that the recycling of used furniture products has quadrupled over the past decade, and the amount of used furniture that is donated to thrift stores and other non-profit organizations is also continuing to rise. 

In 2015, people across the country spent an estimated $121.7 billion to re-furbish our homes with new furniture. New furniture not only increases the comfort of the homes we live in, but can also quickly increase the property value of our houses. What we do with the furniture we get rid of, however, can have a lasting environmental impact. 

So what exactly does all this mean for homeowners, business owners, and other residents of San Francisco? First of all, it is important to understand that it is illegal to leave furniture, appliances, garbage bags, or anything on the sidewalk at any time unless you have a scheduled pick up from a licensed hauler or donation facility. Recology, the company that provides collection and disposal of municipal solid waste, recycling, and organics/compost to commercial and residential customers in the state of California, only offers two curbside bulky item recycling collections per year. Also, if you are planning a complete remodel of your home, you most likely will not be able to simply send out to the curb the dozens of pieces of furniture you are wanting to get rid of. 

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Fortunately, Junk King of San Francisco offers efficient and affordable furniture removal services for residents, homeowners, and business owners of San Francisco. While you could haul your old couch out to the curb and place a “free” sign in hopes that somebody might come and pick it up, chances are that you would be rewarded with a hefty fine before anyone actually removed the thing. Junk King of San Francisco can help you avoid the headache of self-hauling your used furniture to the nearest collection facility. With a simple phone call or text, we can set up a time and date to come and help you get free up space in your home by getting rid of your used furniture items. 

Who is Junk King of San Francisco?

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 developed close relationships with dozens of recycling centers, thrift stores, non-profit organizations, and other interested parties to make sure that your used furniture is given every opportunity to be donated or recycled, instead of landfilled. We know that there are thousands of families in our community who don’t have the financial stability to purchase new furniture for their homes, and we are proud to make every effort to make sure that quality used furniture gets reutilized in other homes around the Bay area. In fact, we are able to recycle around 60 percent of the junk that we pick up. 

We also believe whole-heartedly that residents of San Francisco should be able to get rid of their used furniture without having to strain their back by pulling heavy couches and tables out to their driveways. We seek to offer the absolute best customer service and make every effort to ensure that furniture removal is effortless for you. Simply call us for a free quotation or send us a text with photos of the items you need removed. 

We´ll send you a free quote, and once we have agreed upon a price and a two-hour window for pickup, our professional furniture removal staff will send you a text 15-30 minutes before arrival to let you know we´re on our way. We´ll do all the heavy hauling, so you simply have to let us know which pieces of furniture you want to get rid of and we´ll do the rest! 

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Besides offering the most competitive furniture 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.

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Whether you are completely renovating your apartment or simply have an old mattress that is taking up space in your attic, Junk King of San Francisco offers the most reliable, efficient, affordable, and environmentally friendly furniture 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 used furniture gets every opportunity to be recycled, upcycled, or donated. If you need furniture removed today, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK, or book online today!

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Appliance Removal Services in San Francisco

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Have you ever stopped to consider where all of the trash that you throw away eventually ends up? Across the United States, there are at least 2,000 active landfills that receive, process and bury the trash that we send out to our curbs for the garbage truck to carry away. Of the roughly 254 million tons of waste that Americans throw out every year, a little bit more than half of that ends up in those landfills across the country. In the United States, we produce about 30 percent of the world´s trash, despite only making up around 4 percent of the world´s population.

Finding ways to move towards a “zero-waste” society, then, is one of the pressing environmental challenges that we face. On an individual level, there are fortunately several things that we can all do to help reduce the amount of waste we create. Starting a backyard compost heap to process our kitchen scraps, leftover meals, and yard waste is one simple strategy to reduce the amount of trash we send out to the curb every week. By simply separating our organic and inorganic wastes, we are also helping to drastically reduce the methane emissions emitted at local landfills, which result from the combination of organic and inorganic residues. Also, cutting back on single-use plastics and packaging is another way to move towards the ideal zero-waste society.

In the case of larger pieces of trash such as refrigerators, televisions, and other appliances, however, finding ways to recycle or repurpose these items can be a bit more difficult. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that around 9 million refrigerators and freezers are thrown out in the United States every year. On top of that, millions of other household appliances also eventually end up taking up an enormous amount of space in landfills around the country each year.

Fortunately, there are several different ways to properly and safely get rid of your used appliances in an environmentally friendly manner. At Junk King San Francisco we are the top-rated junk removal company in the Bay Area because we strive to help individuals, homeowners, business owners, and large industries get rid of all of their bulky items in an efficient, resourceful, and affordable manner.

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The Environmental and Health Implications of Proper Disposal of Used Appliances

The vast majority of municipal garbage services across the country have some sort of policy or ordinance that prohibits homeowners from throwing away their used appliances with regular household trash. In the city of San Francisco, it is actually illegal to take your used furniture, appliances, or other bulky items out to the sidewalk. According to the San Francisco Public Works office “sidewalk dumping can result in citations and fines unless you have a scheduled pick up from a licensed hauler or donation facility.”

Why exactly is it illegal in San Francisco (and so many other localities) to attempt to send your used appliances to the county dump? For starters, some appliances might be filled with chemical substances and materials that are extremely harmful to the surrounding environment. The refrigerant material used in refrigerators, for example, either use CFCs (for fridges built before 1995), or HFCs (more recent models). Both CFCs and HFCs are known to be ozone-depleting substances. When released, they also act as a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Studies have shown that HFCs actually have a global warming potential (GWP) that is anywhere between 50 and 14,000 times as high as carbon dioxide! Many of the foam insulation products used in refrigerators also contain high amounts of CFCs or HFCs that are subsequently released into the atmosphere when improperly disposed of.

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Furthermore, some refrigerator models might also include trace amounts of heavy metals such as mercury that could potentially leach into surrounding soils and even contaminate water sources. Perhaps even more worrisome, refrigerators that were manufactured before 1980 most likely contain large amounts of PCBs or polychlorinated biphenyls in their capacitors.  Studies of the effects of PCBs in humans have found increased rates of melanomas, liver cancer, gall bladder cancer, biliary tract cancer, gastrointestinal tract cancer, and brain cancer, and may be linked to breast cancer. Furthermore, PCBs can also accumulate in aquatic ecosystems, potentially making it dangerous to eat fish and other seafood. Not exactly what you want when living next to the ocean.

Other common household appliances can also potentially leak dangerous substances into the surrounding soil and groundwater, including chlorine, fluorine, used oil, refrigerants, and beryllium. Electronic appliances such as TVs, sound systems are now classified as e-waste, which comes with its own set of hazards when landfilled. E-waste most likely contains high levels of toxic components that are dangerous to human health, such as mercury, lead, cadmium, polybrominated flame retardants, barium, and lithium. Just as with PCBs, the negative health effects of these toxins in e-waste can include brain, heart, liver, kidney, and skeletal system damage.

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How Can I Safely Get Rid of My Used Appliances?

Despite the obvious hazards associated with improper disposal of household appliances, there are certainly times when upgrading to a newer model of different types of appliances is necessary and warranted. Every appliance will eventually give out and die, and most newer models of appliances are significantly more energy-efficient. When it is time to say goodbye to that old refrigerator or TV, finding a junk removal company that makes every effort to donate or recycle your used appliances should be your first priority.

The State of California has a Certified Appliance Recycle (CAR) Program. Because California law requires that appliances, and certain materials within appliances, be properly handled, the state certifies different recycling agencies to ensure that all hazardous and toxic materials are handled in a healthy and environmentally responsible manner.

For residents of San Francisco, California, Junk King San Francisco has been offering superior junk removal service since 2005. The company has hands-down the best customer service in the San Francisco Bay Area and we are proud to have a 5-star rating on Yelp. At Junk King San Francisco, we maintain a solid relationship with the dozens of state-certified appliance recyclers in the Bay Area and we try to donate all used appliances that are still in usable condition. Unlike other junk removal companies, the company makes every effort to recycle or donate your used appliances.

Once you agree on a price and a date, all of our Junk King´s employees are trained to call you 15 to 30 minutes before every job and make every effort to honor the 2-hour window that you choose for pickup. We offer competitive, up-front and transparent pricing to help you get rid of your used appliances and other bulky junk items in an affordable and efficient manner. Contact Junk King San Francisco today by calling 1-888-5865(JUNK). You can also book online at this link and save $20.

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Finding Easy Furniture Removal in San Francisco

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Many of those over the age of 40 or so might remember the days when hefting a piece of furniture wasn’t a big deal. In fact, some guys could probably pick up a recliner or dining room table by themselves. 

The rest of us were content to hold the doors open! 

However, when you’ve gotten older, or the furniture happens to be a sofa or large credenza, lifting it yourself isn’t really feasible. And moving old furniture out of the house and into the back of a truck? Forget it!

But if you live in or near San Francisco – as more than 880,000 people do – getting rid of furniture is something that has to happen every once in a while.

This is why Junk King San Francisco offers furniture removal services.

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Please Take My Couch

With apologies to Henny Youngman, this is a true sentiment for many folks. From the Richmond District to Golden Gate Heights, and from the Mission District to Russian Hill, people are getting rid of old, unwanted furniture.

And it’s not always easy. 

In fact, if you can’t sell your old furniture pieces – or they’re not in good enough shape to sell – and you’re not able to donate them, you’ve still got to find a way to get rid of them. For most folks this means hauling them away somewhere. 

But what does that entail exactly?

Kitchen chairs, dining room tables, recliners, sofas, and bookcases take up a lot of room in a vehicle. And you have to get them out of the house or apartment first. This can be challenging if you have stairs – and who doesn’t in the City?

And once you get your old furniture pieces, or pieces, outside you still have to figure out what to do with them. You can’t just leave them out on the curb, as tempting as that might be. In fact, it’s quite illegal, unlawful, and simply bad form to leave an old couch abandoned somewhere. 

Even if you do put a sign on it that reads: “FREE”

So, you need to get your hands on a truck or large cargo van then haul it all to a waste transfer station someplace. 

Seriously – there has to be an easier way! 

And there is when you call Junk King San Francisco.  

Furniture Removal for San Francisco Doesn’t Have to be Hard, Does It?

Unfortunately, there are people who dump their old furniture on the side of a road, in empty lots, and sometimes they simply dump them in front of a thrift store. 

Yes, it’s unlawful, but if no one sees it happen then nothing further happens. Yet, no one likes having old, broken-down furniture or mattresses lying abandoned in their neighborhood, either. 

Debris, junk, and old furniture can bring down the overall quality and safety of a residential block as well as contribute to a rise in crime, according to numerous studies

Trying to transport old furniture is a challenge, especially if you don’t own a truck or know someone who does and is willing to help you. Once loaded into a suitable vehicle, however, you still have to know where to take your old furniture and be ready to pay whatever the fee is for that waste management facility.

While you might still be able to simply dump your old furniture items at a transfer station or an actual landfill (if you can find one), it’s a far better solution to have your unwanted furniture recycled if it can’t be reused or repurposed.

According to an article at RecycleNow.com,

“Furniture at the end of its useful life can often be recycled, especially items made from wood and metal.”

However, this is a somewhat ambiguous topic since so many wood furniture items are made of material that has been chemically treated in some way or another.

A post from Recycle Nation describes it well,

“End tables, coffee tables, bookshelves, dining room chairs and the like all have one thing in common: They are made of treated wood. That makes them difficult, if not impossible, to recycle. The main uses for recycled wood are compost, garden amendments like mulch or burning it for energy.

The chemicals in varnishes, paints and other wood treatment products make your old furniture a bad candidate for all those applications. More and more furniture items are made with less-expensive particleboard and chipboard, but these products fall in the nonrecyclable category as well.”

However, there are other ways to dispose of these items that do not involve simply tossing them into a landfill. 

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Our Office Furniture Removal Process is “Green” Furniture Removal

Too many junk removal companies operate with the end goal of taking as much as possible to the nearest landfill. And, while it may seem to be quicker and more efficient, it’s certainly not the way we do things here at Junk King San Francisco.

In fact, our junk disposal process involves taking the junk and trash that we’ve picked up from you, including your unwanted furniture, and transporting it all to our local Junk King warehouse.

Once there, it is all meticulously sorted through. We do this because most of the items can either be reused, repurposed, or at least recycled.

When it comes to furniture, most items are constructed with a variety of materials, and many pieces like stuffed chairs, couches or credenzas need to be dismantled. The good news is that many of the materials are easily recycled such as the plastics and most of the wood. 

While there are other products such as certain foam padding materials that require special handling, all of the steel and aluminum parts can be used as scrap metal, and even all the solid wood furniture can be easily recycled.

At Junk King, it has always been our corporate mission to recycle as much of your waste and junk items as possible since the company was founded in 2005. We have always done this, and we continue to work to protect the planet and provide a sustainable alternative to landfills. Our trained and licensed crew even operates a fleet of bio-diesel trucks for many of our jobs.

We’ve been named “America’s greenest junk removal service” in large part because we understand that you want green removal and disposal of your junk. So, we take care of it for you! 

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Junk King San Francisco Makes Furniture Removal Easy

And who doesn’t like easy?

If you need furniture removal here in the City by the Bay, the easiest solution is to call Junk King San Francisco. We specialize in furniture removal as well as other large junk items. We do it every day and have for years, so we’re experts!

Another good reason to call is that, at Junk King San Francisco, being green is something we practice, not just something we say. Recycling as much 60 percent of everything we pick up is a central and long-standing part of our company mission. 

This is just as true for old furniture as it is for everything else we haul away. Our ongoing goal is to recycle, donate, or repurpose as much of everything we possibly can.

Most furniture, especially older pieces, are constructed of large quantities of wood, along with metal, plastics, and other materials that can easily be reclaimed once they are dismantled and processed.

And, if a furniture item is in good condition and can be reused, Junk King San Francisco will get it to a local donation center.

Another plus from calling Junk King is letting us do all the heavy lifting. Our highly-trained and insured professional junk haulers are experts at removing large furniture and other bulky items like appliances. And we do it quickly and efficiently without damaging your walls, floors, steps, and door frames!

In fact, our professional and insured furniture removal experts will show up at your home or office, and we’ll call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive on site. Once there, we’ll also give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk furniture takes up in our truck.

You just point and we haul the debris into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.

Ready to get rid of your old furniture? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

When you need to dispose of that old sofa, mattress, recliner, dining room table, or other large household items, simply call Junk King San Francisco.

Book online or call us today at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865) to get started with a free estimate for your old furniture removal.

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Need Office Furniture Removal in San Francisco? Call Junk King

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WFH – an abbreviation that has become synonymous with COVID-19, coronavirus, working remotely, and stay-at-home orders, especially in cities such as San Francisco. And, whether you live or work in the Mission District, the Sunset District, near Balboa Park, or in Bayview, working from home can mean office furniture removal. 

If your home office has recently been renovated – which is a common practice these days as people find themselves spending far more time there – or your commercial space has been closed down indefinitely, you have old things to get rid of.

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Looking For Space – More Office Space Actually

Back in 1975 when John Denver was singing about finding himself, this was somewhat of a stirring and uplifting sentiment. Today, not so much.

According to one source

“Data issued by the US Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that 4.7 million people, which make about 3.4% of the US workforce, were already working remotely before the novel coronavirus took the world by storm.”

And even more will join them permanently even after the latest wave of virtual workers are herded back to their corporate cubicles. Statista reported, 

“25% of respondent companies will move 10% of their employees to permanent remote positions post-COVID 19.”

With so many people transitioning to a “work from home” lifestyle, finding sufficient space and privacy in many homes is a challenge. And, with all the changes often comes a change of equipment and furnishings.

This often means that when the new stuff comes in, the old stuff has to go out. And, when the old stuff is office furniture, removing and disposing of it all can be a challenge.

Office chairs, desks, file cabinets, bookcases, and printer stands are hard to fit into a Prius or MINI Cooper. And leaving them out on the curb for someone to take isn’t really practical in the City. So, getting rid of old, unwanted office furniture is now a growing problem in cities like San Francisco. 

And not just for the WFH folks who are busy working in their business casual tops and flannel pajama bottoms!

There are plenty of businesses that, although they have managed to stay afloat in the onslaught of economic chaos, stay-at-home orders, government shutdowns, and just the general craziness of the previous year, have still found themselves downsizing.

And, of course, there are those businesses that, tragically, have closed down as a result of all this.

And downsizing or minimizing space often means getting rid of excess equipment and furnishings – similar problems but for different reasons.

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Office Furniture Removal for San Francisco

If your company is busy “emptying cubicles by the Bay” and your job is to find the best solution for office furniture removal, you are probably looking for something quick and easy.

Or, if you are newly working from home and have had to get rid of your old furniture in order to make room for your new furniture, it’s also your job to find the best solution for office furniture removal. And you probably also want some method that is quick and easy.

Good news: Junk King San Francisco has the solution you need.

Assuming you have either been unable to or have decided not to even try to, sell or donate your old office furniture, removing them yourself can be rough. For businesses with employees, it may be tempting to rent a truck and press them into service as furniture movers and junk haulers. 

But it’s not cost-effective nor efficient. And probably not even safe. 

With health protocols, social distancing, huffing and puffing through a mask while grappling with heavy furniture, this isn’t an ideal DIY project for anyone. In fact, taking care of your own office furniture removal is probably much more than most people can or want to do.

However, you can easily hire a professional firm to do all the heavy lifting for you and haul it all away so you can avoid this task.

In fact, outsourcing for professional and reliable office furniture removal is actually a smart business decision. 

And calling Junk King San Francisco to pick up your old office furniture makes great sense because there’s simply no easy way to get rid of it yourself especially in San Francisco! Best of all, Junk King will provide you with an efficient, safe, and eco-friendly furniture removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pickup or disposal of your old office items.

Not only that, but we also make sure that your old furniture items end up in the right place: whether it be a charity if the pieces of furniture are still in good shape for a donation or a recycling facility to ensure your furniture is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.

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Our Office Furniture Removal Process is “Green” Furniture Removal

Too many junk removal companies operate with the end goal of taking as much as possible to the nearest landfill. And, while it may seem to be quicker and more efficient, it’s certainly not the way we do things here at Junk King San Francisco.

In fact, our junk disposal process involves taking the junk and trash that we’ve picked up from you, including your unwanted furniture, and transporting it all to our local Junk King warehouse.

Once there, it is all meticulously sorted through. We do this because most of the items can either be reused, repurposed, or at least recycled.

When it comes to furniture, most items are constructed with a variety of materials, and many pieces like stuffed chairs, couches or credenzas need to be dismantled. The good news is that many of the materials are easily recycled such as the plastics and most of the wood. 

While there are other products such as certain foam padding materials that require special handling, all of the steel and aluminum parts can be used as scrap metal, and even all the solid wood furniture can be easily recycled.

At Junk King, it has always been our corporate mission to recycle as much of your waste and junk items as possible since the company was founded in 2005. We have always done this, and we continue to work to protect the planet and provide a sustainable alternative to landfills. Our trained and licensed crew even operates a fleet of bio-diesel trucks for many of our jobs.

We’ve been named “America’s greenest junk removal service” in large part because we understand that you want green removal and disposal of your junk. So, we take care of it for you! 

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Junk King San Francisco: Office Furniture Removal for Work or Home 

When you need expert office furniture removal in the City, our recommendation is to call us here at Junk King San Francisco. That’s a smart call for several reasons, such as the fact that we do everything we can to meet and exceed your expectations.

Another good reason is that being green is a long-standing part of our company mission. And we don’t just say the words – we live it every day by recycling, donating, or repurposing as much of everything we possibly can.

When it comes to furniture removal, we also know that there are large quantities of metal, plastics, and other materials in these pieces that can be reclaimed once they are broken down and recycled properly.

If the item can be reused, Junk King San Francisco will transfer it to a local donation center where it can find a new home.

While recycling old furniture isn’t all that easily done by the average business owner, renter, or homeowner, you can call on a junk removal service like Junk King to streamline the process for you. While there is a fee, most charities and non-profits will typically charge a fee for furniture pick-up anyway.

And, when you hire Junk King, we do all the heavy lifting! We provide you with professional junk haulers who know how to remove large furniture and other bulky items like appliances without damaging your walls, floors, door frames, and sidewalks!

You’ll love your experience with Junk King San Francisco because of our:

  • Easy scheduling and on-time arrivals.
  • A courtesy call 15 to 30 minutes before we show up.
  • Uniformed crews made up of trained, insured professionals.
  • In-and-out quickly with fast and thorough service.
  • Straightforward estimates with no hidden fees.

Whenever you need to dispose of an old sofa, mattress, recliner, dining room table, or other large household items, think: Junk King San Francisco.

Book online or call us today at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865) to get started with a free estimate for your old furniture removal.
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Dumpster Rentals From Junk King San Francisco: What You Need To Know

Whether you are preparing for a big move, doing an extensive renovation, or simply finishing up a much-needed house or office cleanout, renting a dumpster is a convenient way of managing junk removal at your pace.

A rental dumpster can sit conveniently in your driveway or parking lot and be close enough to easily load all your unusable appliances, old toys, busted electronics, broken furniture, old clothes, cardboard boxes, and other junk you don’t need anymore. 

If you need a dumpster in the City, Junk King San Francisco can provide you with world-class service and competitive pricing. Our self-serve dumpster rentals are rated #1 in all North America, so you can rest easy knowing that you are in good hands.

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The Dumpster Rental Experience

So, what should you expect when you rent a dumpster in San Francisco?

We can’t speak for other companies but when you rent from Junk King San Francisco you can expect an easy and positive customer experience from start to finish. We’ve outlined some of the key steps and touchpoints of the dumpster rental process below, as well as what you can expect at each stage.

Our Dumpster Booking

If you are ready to rent a dumpster right now you can click here and scroll down until you see the contact form on the right-hand side of the page. While you can certainly call us instead, by booking online you’ll save $30!

When you fill out the online form, you will provide us with your name, address, zip code, phone number, and email address. You can also input the date you need the rental, and the online form will give you some time slots from which to choose. In some cases, you might be asked to call Junk King to discuss the details of your order.

Our Dumpster Size

Aside from cost, the primary consideration for a rental dumpster is determining how large a debris bin you need. Are you really going to need a dumpster with a 20 cubic yard capacity, or can you get by with one that holds just 10 or 12 cubic yards of junk?

At Junk King San Francisco, we realize that most customers really don’t know how much space they need. Consequently, choosing a dumpster size is usually based on little more than an educated guess. This can be stressful since renting a dumpster that’s too small can be a problem, while ending up with one that is far too large means paying more when you didn’t need to.

At Junk King, we understand this. So, to eliminate the stress and streamline the dumpster rental process, Junk King just has one dumpster size: The Junk King MINI Dumpster.

The MINI is a 12-cubic yard debris bin that is the perfect size. It will fit in almost all driveways and, more often than not, it is the perfect size for most self-service junk removal tasks. The Junk King MINI is fully capable of handling smaller junk items as well as larger ones, such as old furniture and broken-down appliances.

Our Dumpster Pricing

Because there are different dumpster sizes available and a variety of cost factors to consider, most dumpster rental companies end up with complex – and confusing – pricing structures.

Not so with Junk King.

By limiting our self-service dumpster rental to our Junk King MINI Dumpster, we have a simple pricing structure that is both transparent and easy to understand.

First: There are no hidden charges or fees with your dumpster rental. Too many other companies “nickel and dime” their customers with unfair extraneous charges. At Junk King, we don’t want to be one of them.

Second: We offer pricing based on how long you need your dumpster rental. If you know you are going to knock out a house cleaning project in just one weekend, for example, a three-day rental can be perfect

For bigger projects, you can rent your dumpster for five or seven days. No matter how long you choose to keep it, you will know exactly when your dumpster is scheduled to be picked up and how much the rental will cost.

Third: You only pay for the dumpster space you use with Junk King. With most companies, you pay one full price when you rent their dumpster whether you fill it halfway or all the way. 

At Junk King, we have different pricing tiers based on how much space you actually use. The minimum tier is for dumpsters that are less than half full, then there is a half-full tier, and a full dumpster tier.

If you end up filling your dumpster and still have more junk to get rid of, just let us know. Junk King will pick up your dumpster and drop off another one for you. And it doesn’t matter if you fill two, three, or even ten MINI Dumpsters, you will still only pay for the space you use!

The Dumpster Drop-Off and Pick-Up Process

If you choose to rent a dumpster, then it’s probably a time-sensitive project, which means it’s also crucial that you get it on time. Otherwise, you’ll have nowhere to toss your trash, building debris, or other junk when the time comes to clean, move, or renovate.

At Junk King, you schedule your drop-off and pick-up times beforehand and our crews are guaranteed to be on time for both appointments. And we’ll even call you 15 minutes before your scheduled drop-off time to ensure that you’re there to accept the delivery.

With our process, there is no confusion about where the dumpster is or when it is coming.

And you don’t have to worry about having a dumpster loaded with junk sitting in your driveway for days, attracting flies or other pests. We’ll be there on time to pick up your dumpster and haul your junk away.

A Quick Guide to Renting a Junk King MINI Dumpster

We’ve put together a graphic guide that gives you all the key information you may need to make your dumpster rental experience with Junk King San Francisco a smooth one. 

And when you’re ready to start loading your junk or debris, be sure to give us a call!

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Working With Junk King San Francisco

Your interactions with Junk King professionals will be minimal throughout the rental process. We provide quick, timely deliveries and pick-ups and then get out of your hair so you can go to work. However, you can always expect these interactions to be positive and pleasant. We believe very firmly in the power of good customer service and have gone to great lengths to provide it.

Our employees are friendly, licensed, insured, uniformed professionals. And they are equipped with the vehicles, training, and knowledge to expertly handle your delivery and pick-up. One of the best things for you is that our dumpster delivery team will be extremely careful to ensure we never damage your driveway, curb, or yard in any way.

Green Junk Removal in San Francisco

Usually, the words “trash” or “junk” and “sustainability” don’t go together in the same sentence.

That’s because most junk removal services will pick up a dumpster and take it immediately to the nearest landfill. That’s not the case with Junk King San Francisco. Instead, we take your junk and trash to our local Junk King warehouse and meticulously sort through everything. This is done because many of the items can either be reused, repurposed, or recycled.

By pulling these items out before they end up in the landfill, we work hard to protect the planet and provide our customers with a more sustainable solution. We know that you might not necessarily have the time to be sorting through all your junk items if you’re preparing for a move, or in the midst of a major cleaning of a cluttered house.

So, we take care of it for you, which is why we’ve been named “America’s greenest junk removal service.”

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Choose Junk King San Francisco for Your Rental Dumpster in the City

Need to rent a dumpster in San Francisco? When you choose Junk King San Francisco for your dumpster rental, we will do everything we can to meet your high expectations.

Junk King San Francisco provides a variety of efficient, safe, and eco-friendly junk removal services so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of your junk. If you choose to have us do it for you, our experienced junk removal team can remove and haul off any types of junk you have.

And, unlike the back of your SUV, our junk removal trucks are made to handle your old junk items.

Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your home or office, and we’ll call 15 minutes before we get there. Once on-site, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.

You simply point and we load those old junk items into our junk removal trucks and haul them away with no hidden fees.

Ready to get rid of your old junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You need only make an appointment with us by booking online above, or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

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Taking Care Of Junk Removal In San Francisco

If you live in the City by the Bay and need to get rid of some unwanted items, you may find that when it comes to junk removal, San Francisco can be a challenge.

Depending on where you live in the City, just getting your junk out of your house or apartment can be a major undertaking. And when you consider that getting any large junk items into your car may be difficult at best, the entire undertaking can become overwhelming.

 And, of course, if you manage to get it loaded you still have to know where to dispose of it!

The Challenge of Junk Removal

In the City of San Francisco there are only a few public waste management transfer facilities available for disposing of your own junk. And, in a city of over three million people, that can be a problem.

As everyone living in the City is aware, if you want to go anywhere outside of San Francisco you can only go north over the bridge, east over the other bridge, or south through Day City or South San Francisco. In other words, getting your own junk to a proper landfill is no easy task. 

However, simply dumping your junk in a landfill isn’t your only option and, in fact, it’s not even your best option.

That’s right – you have options!

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Thinking About Junk Removal – What Can You Do With It?

You’ve likely heard the old saying that “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” Although that may not be literally true, what is true is that much of what we throw out on a regular basis has value.

Depending on whose study you look at, it’s been estimated that in the United States somewhere between 60 to 80 percent of common household trash that goes into the waste stream is made up of recyclable materials.

Not only that, it’s been determined that a substantial amount of this is actually reusable “as is.” In other words, it simply needs to be repurposed or reused somewhere else. Because the default practice for most of us, however, is to throw away what we no longer want or need, most of this ends up in the trash.

How much ends up there?

In the United States, the average person produces almost four and half pounds of waste every day. Yet, of that, almost a third of it can be either recycled or composted.

The United States generates over 250 million tons of trash every year, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, yet more than 85 million tons of it is material that’s either recyclable or compostable material.

Unfortunately, however, the recycling rate in the U.S. is still only a little over 34 percent.

Even in San Francisco, we generate 900,000 tons of discarded material every year, but the annual amount of trash sent to landfills increased to 427,000 tons in 2018.

That year, the city’s new mayor, London Breed, set new goals of achieving zero waste by 2030, cutting all waste the city produces by 15 percent, and reducing the waste it sends to landfills by 50 percent. 

The bottom line for everyone, especially those of us in San Francisco, is that everything we throw in the trash shouldn’t go to a landfill. This is why, at Junk King San Francisco, we make every effort to recycle or reuse everything that comes into our doors.

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Rethinking Junk – Can You Give It Away?

One of the great things about “junk” is that it isn’t all broken and unusable stuff. In fact, many of us have some items we think of as junk that could easily be given away to someone else or donated to a non-profit organization.

This is something that is far easier to do in the City than finding a landfill!

One of the great things about old junk is that many items are almost certainly reusable. Used furniture, slightly dated clothing, old but working electronics, toys, and just about anything else that can still be used can also be donated.

If you can’t pass them along to friends, neighbors, or family members that want them, there are plenty of organizations that will most likely take them.

There are a few ways to find a place to donate your unwanted, usable items in San Francisco:

Depending on the type of items you need to get rid of, your local schools, churches, or even community theaters might be open to accepting donations. While making conscientious donations requires some effort and forethought, it is a great way of doing good for others while helping yourself. 

Of course, there is always the option of selling some of your “junk” items.

Aside from the venerable yard sale approach, most folks these days choose to use online sites for selling their old, unwanted items. The only downsides are that this approach can take a bit longer and requires some work on your part. 

Not too many years ago it seemed that there were just a few sites for this kind of selling: eBay and Craigslist. However, the market has changed in just the last decade. Here’s a brief listing of some of the selling sites that are now available online:

  1. VarageSale
  2. Wallapop
  3. Facebook Marketplace
  4. Tradyo
  5. Nextdoor
  6. OfferUp
  7. Bookoo
  8. 5Miles
  9. Shpock

Every site is different and some charge fees to list, others only a transaction fee, while some are completely free. When selling anything online it helps to have good, clear images, as well as compelling descriptions and full disclosure of and defects or damage. 

So, maybe you just have junk that is really, well, junk. What do you do with it if you can’t donate it or sell it? Call in a professional junk removal team to take care of it for you.

Why Junk King San Francisco for Junk Removal?

Remember, when you hire Junk King, you’re getting the industry’s Number One junk removal service.

At Junk King San Francisco we use a two-person team and one oversized junk removal truck, which allows us to take more for less. That’s because Junk King’s junk removal trucks are 30 percent larger than our competitor’s trucks.

Junk King San Francisco will not only remove your old, unwanted junk items quickly and efficiently, but we proactively work to keep as many of your items out of landfills as possible. In fact, our eco-friendly mission has always been to make sure as much of your junk gets recycled or donated as possible.

In fact, we are the only national company to operate our business with local sorting facilities and achieving the goal of recycling 60 percent or more of everything we haul away!

In addition to junk removal, Junk King San Francisco also removes excess household trash, construction debris, yard waste, or even old refrigerators. Our other services include foreclosure clean outs, hot tub disposal, electronic waste disposal, mattress disposal, old furniture removal.

From the Richmond District to Hunters Point, we haul away your junk with our award-winning service. And, along with our great service, we offer the lowest pricing in our service area. In fact, fair and transparent pricing is one of our hallmarks.

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Your Expert Team for Junk Removal in San Francisco

Did you recently move and found that you have old junk you need to get rid of? Have you remodeled your home and need to dispose of debris? Or do you simply have a bunch of old office furniture at your place of business that you haven’t had time to dispose of?

Junk King San Francisco gives you efficient, safe, and eco-friendly junk removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pickup or disposal of your junk. Our experienced junk removal team will carefully remove and haul off any types of junk you have. Unlike the backseat of your car, our junk removal trucks are made to handle those old junk items.

Ready to get rid of your old junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You need only make an appointment with us by booking online above, or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your home or office, and we’ll call 15 minutes before we get there. Once on site, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.

You simply point and we load those old junk items into our junk removal trucks and haul them away with no hidden fees.
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What to Expect from a Rental Dumpster in San Francisco

Whether you are preparing for a big move, doing an extensive renovation, or simply taking care of some much-needed spring cleaning, renting a dumpster is a convenient way of managing junk removal at your home or office. A rental dumpster can sit conveniently out in your driveway, the perfect place to toss old toys, busted electronics, broken furniture, cardboard boxes, and other junk you don’t need anymore. If you need a dumpster in San Francisco, Junk King can help by providing top-notch service and competitive pricing. Our self-serve dumpster rentals are rated #1 in all North America, so you can rest easy knowing that you are in good hands.

The Dumpster Rental Experience

dumpster san franciscoSo, what should you expect when you rent a dumpster in San Francisco? We can’t speak for other companies, but when you rent from Junk King, you can expect an easy, painless customer experience from start to finish. Below, we’ve outlined some of the key steps and touchpoints of the dumpster rental process, as well as what you should expect at each stage.

  • The inquiry

If you are ready to rent a dumpster, click here and scroll down until you see the contact form on the right-hand side of the page. You can always call Junk King, but booking online can save you $30. When you fill out the form, you will provide us with your name, address, zip code, phone number, and email address. You can also input the date you need the rental and the online form should give you some timeslots from which to choose. In some cases, you might be asked to call Junk King to talk about the details of your order.

  • The Sizing

What about dumpster sizing, you may ask? One of the big considerations, when you rent with most dumpster companies, is how large a bin you need. Do you need a dumpster that is 20 cubic yards in capacity, or can you get by with on that is only 15? From our experience at Junk King, we’ve noticed that customers just don’t know how much space they need. As such, choosing a dumpster rental size is little more than taking shots in the dark. It adds a lot of stress to the process. Getting something too small is a hassle, while getting something too big means paying extra for no real reason.

To avoid the stress and streamline the rental process, Junk King just has one dumpster size: The Junk King MINI. The MINI is a 12-cubic yard bin that is the perfect size to fit in most driveways. It tends to be the perfect size for most self-service junk removal tasks, capable of handling smaller refuse items and bigger ones (such as furniture and appliances) alike.

  • The Pricing

Because of different dumpster sizes and other factors, most dumpster rental companies have complex pricing structures. Not so with Junk King. By narrowing our self-service dumpster rentals down to just the MINI, we have been free create a pricing structure that is both more nuanced and easier to understand.

First, there are no hidden charges or fees with your dumpster rental. We don’t like companies that nickel and dime their customers with unfair extraneous charges, and we don’t want to be one of them.

Secondly, we offer tiered pricing based on how long you need your dumpster rental. If you know you are going to knock out a spring cleaning project in a weekend, a three-day rental should be perfect. For longer projects, you can rent your dumpster for five or seven days. No matter which tier you choose, there is a clear expectation on both sides of when the dumpster is going to be picked up and how much the rental will cost.

Third, and most crucially, you only pay for the dumpster space you use with Junk King. With most companies, you rent a dumpster and pay the full price, whether you fill it halfway or all the way. At Junk King, we have different pricing tiers based on how much space you actually use. These prices can vary depending on your location and how long you need the dumpster. The minimum tier—for dumpsters that are less than half full—can cost as low as $125 for your entire rental. The 1/2 MINI tier ranges from $198 to $350. And even if you fill your dumpster, you could pay as low as $275 (pricing was accurate at the time of publishing this post).

If you end up filling your dumpster and still need more space, just let us know. Junk King will pick up the initial dumpster and drop off another MINI for you to fill. Whether you are on your second, fifth, or tenth MINI, you will still only pay for the space you use.

  • The Drop-off/pick-up process

When you rent a dumpster, it’s probably crucial that you get it on time. Otherwise, you will have nowhere to toss your trash, building debris, or other junk when the time comes to clean, move, or renovate. At Junk King, you schedule your drop-off and pick-up times beforehand. Our crews then guarantee that they will be on time for both appointments. We’ll even call you 15 minutes before your drop-off, to confirm the time and make sure you are there to accept the delivery. With this process, there is no confusion about where the dumpster is or when it is coming. You also don’t have to worry about a packed dumpster sitting in your driveway for several days, attracting flies or other pests. We’ll be there on time to retrieve the junk and haul it away forever.

  • The professionals

Your interactions with Junk King professionals will be minimal throughout the rental process. We provide quick, timely deliveries and pick-ups and then get out of your hair so you can go to work. However, you can always expect these interactions to be positive and pleasant. We believe very firmly in the power of good customer service and have gone to great lengths to provide it. Our employees are friendly, licensed, insured, uniformed professionals with the vehicles, training, and knowledge to handle your delivery or pick-up with aplomb. Rest assured knowing that our delivery representatives will be extremely careful to ensure we don’t place the MINI in such a way that damages your driveway or yard in any way.

  • The sustainability

Usually, the words “trash” or “junk” and “sustainability” don’t go hand-in-hand. The average junk removal service picks up your dumpster and takes it immediately to the nearest landfill. That’s not the case with Junk King. Instead, we take your bin(s) to our local Junk King warehouse and meticulously sort through everything. Some of the stuff can either be reused, repurposed, or recycled. By pulling these items out before they end up in the landfill, we do our part to protect the planet and offer our customers a more sustainable solution. We know that you might not necessarily have the time to worry about sorting items when preparing for a move or cleaning out a cluttered house. We take care of it for you, which is why we’ve been named “America’s greenest junk removal service.”

Choose Junk King for Your Rental Dumpster in San Francisco

Need to rent a dumpster in San Francisco? When you choose Junk Removal, we will do everything we can to meet your high expectations. To learn more about the service we provide and what we can do for you, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK.

 

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

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, 94158