Let´s take a look at some of the rather outlandish statistics related to the amount of trash that we accumulate here in United States:
- We collectively throw away 2.5 million plastic water bottles every HOUR. That amounts to well over 22 billion plastic bottles of water every year.
- Despite the drastic drop in “snail mail” service, the average American continues to receive at least 560 pieces of junk mail per year, or about 1.5 trees that are cut down to make the paper for the junk mail you probably don’t even read.
- Every three months, the United States throws away enough aluminum trash to completely rebuild our ENTIRE commercial air fleet.
- With the rise of cell phones, computers, and other electronic appliances and devices, we are now producing around 9.4 million tons of “e-waste” each and every year. According to one report, “electronic waste affects nearly every system in the human body because the materials that make up e-waste contain a plethora of toxic components, including mercury, lead, cadmium, polybrominated flame retardants, barium, and lithium.” Only 12.5 percent of electronic waste is currently recycled.
- A typical household throws away between 10 and 15 percent of the food that it purchases. In total, Americans throw away 21.5 million tons of food waste each year. When landfilled, this organic waste combines with inorganic waste to release an enormous amount of methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gasses.
- Over 12 million tons of furniture and furnishings are also sent to the landfill each year, many of them in decent shape.
These statistics should send us a wakeup call to the fact that the amount of waste that we generate on a daily basis is simply unsustainable. Often, we only think about the “tail end” of the waste streams we generate: the landfill. According to one recent analysis, “seven states are looking at running out of landfill space in the next five years, one state will reach capacity in five to 10 years and three states have 11 to 20 years to go.” Though a lack of landfill space is a very real problem, the negative environmental effects of our waste streams go far beyond where our waste eventually ends up.
Consider the issue of wasted food. Much of the food waste we create unfortunately ends up landfilled and contributes to the issue of global warming via methane emissions, as we mentioned above. However, wasted food also contributes to other ecological problems. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimates that the amount of food waste we generate each year is equal 19 percent of all U.S. cropland used to produce crops, 18 percent of all the farming fertilizer used every year, 2.6 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions, 21 percent of the total agricultural water usage, and around $218 billion in economic losses, or 1.3 percent of the total gross domestic product (GDP).
Obviously, dealing with the huge amount of waste that we accumulate starts with questioning our individual consumer habits. Maybe investing in a water filter could help us reduce the purchase of so many plastic water bottles. Despite this fact, however, accumulating excess amounts of junk almost always seems to occur at certain times. Whether you are helping a distant family member deal with a “hoarding” problem, or you simply need to get rid of some old office furniture that is taking up space in the attic of the small business you own, renting a dumpster from a local junk removal service is often the best option to efficiently get rid of the accumulated junk that is taking up space in your home or business. Might there be a way to ensure that the junk you toss into a dumpster isn’t simply sent to the nearest landfill, thus further contributing to the landfill crisis we mentioned above?
Dumpster Rental with Junk King of San Francisco: A Green, Efficient, and Sustainable Option
For residents of the Bay area of California, Junk King of San Francisco offers efficient and affordable junk removal services for residents, homeowners, and business owners. The team at Junk King can help you remove virtually every type of bulky junk that you have at your home or business, as long as it is not classified as toxic waste. If you are renovating a home or slowly going through years’ worth of junk that is stored in your garage or basement, renting a dumpster from Junk King of San Francisco will give you an easy and efficient place to store that junk as you work through the deep clean process.
Because municipal trash service in San Francisco might not be able to take away your bulk trash, Junk King of San Francisco can help you avoid the headache of self-hauling your old junk to the nearest collection facility. With a simple phone call or text, you can rent a dumpster that our junk removal professionals will deliver and help you install safely and legally on your site. Our customer service representatives can also help you determine the correct size dumpster you need (measured by cubic yards) so that you only spend as much as you needed for your dumpster rental.
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 all your used junk is given every opportunity to be donated or recycled, instead of landfilled. In fact, we are able to recycle, donate, or repurpose around 60 percent of the junk that we pick up or collect from the dumpsters that we rent.
For a dumpster rental, you can throw away regular trash, construction debris, household junk, yard waste, small and medium sized appliances, e-waste, furniture, used hot tubs, and virtually anything that is not classified as toxic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. With a dumpster rental, you can take your time to sort through your junk and let us know whenever it is ready to be picked up.
How to Contact and Hire Junk King San Francisco for a Dumpster Rental
To rent a dumpster from Junk King of San Francisco, simply call us for a free quotation or send us a text with photos of the items you plan to put into the dumpster. We´ll send you a free quote for the dumpster rental. Once you accept our price, simply let us know when you need the dumpster delivered to your home or business, and 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 to get the dumpster into place, so you simply have to let us know where you want it located for your greatest convenience.
Whether you are completely renovating your apartment or simply want to de-clutter your basement, garage, or attic, renting a dumpster from Junk King of San Francisco is the most reliable, efficient, affordable, and environmentally friendly way to get rid of your excess junk 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!