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Vital Recycling Facts

We can all agree that recycling is very important to our planet. The goal is to keep as much stuff out of landfills as possible. By recycling, we also become more energy efficient. Although it seems like everyone is recycling there’s actually a lot more that we can be doing. To understand why recycling is so vital consider the following facts:

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How many aluminum cans did you recycle or toss out today? Every three months, Americans throw out enough aluminum into landfills that could build the entire commercial air fleet in the country. That’s a lot of metal going to waste. Over the course of your lifetime, you have the opportunity to recycle at least 25,000 cans. What can one recycled aluminum can do? A single aluminum can that’s recycled saves enough energy to power up a television for three hours. And the entire process of recycling it can use is 95% less energy and water and it would to build a can from raw materials.

Paper is another commodity that is popular to recycle but even there we can do better. Americans today throw away enough office paper to build a 12-foot high wall from Seattle to New York. That would be a new wall every year. Whenever a company makes paper from recycled paper it produces the contribution to air pollution by 95%. Just one stack of newspaper 3 feet high saves a tree. Right now up to 40% of fiber used to make new paper products in the US comes from recycled sources. Anytime you buy a car board package you should check to see if it’s made from recycled paper. If you are a loyal customer to that company and they aren’t recycling, then you should let them know.

Classes of recyclable material that can be remanufactured literally thousands of times. Making glass from recycled material cuts back on related water pollution by up to 50%. Just recycling one glass jar saves enough electricity to light a lamp for 20 hours.

All of these recycling facts should have you fired up to do even more recycling. That becomes a factor when you want to get rid of things like appliances, electronics or old furniture. Yes, all of that can be recycled to as long as you hire the right junk hauler. Junk King Sarasota is dedicated to keeping as much stuff out of landfills as possible. They’ll drop off your stuff to a recycling center or charity at no extra cost. If you’re looking for the perfect recycling partner to haul away your junk, then Junk King Sarasota is the call to make.

Give the Gift of Junk Removal In Sarasota

Searching for the perfect last minute gift idea? Instead of racing over to the mall before it closes, why not set up a junk removal session with Junk King for that special someone. Although this might not be as glamorous as a string of pearls, helping someone clear the clutter from their home will certainly put a smile on their face. While you’re at it, you might just want to set up an appointment with Junk King for your own junk removal. After all, everybody has junk to get rid of, right?

 

Before calling Junk King, you’ll want to get a general idea of what you’ll be throwing out. This has less to do with locking down a price (that will come later) than with making sure you’re provided with the right amount of Junk King crewmembers. At the very least, you’ll be working with two very capable movers. This will be the team that does all the work for you. All you have to do is tell them what you want gone and consider it gone! If you’re looking at a major type of cleanup that evolves an entire home, then Junk King can provide additional manpower.

As for scheduling, that can happen online or over the phone. Typically, Junk King fills most requests for junk removal within 24 hours. If you prefer waiting until the weekend to give you more time to sort through your stuff, that can be arranged. It’s all about what works best for your busy life.

When the crew shows up, you’ll take them on a tour of your junk. This will give them the chance to size things up and decide how much space it might all use up on the back of the truck. Based on that estimate, you’ll be presented with flat fee. This fee covers all the costs including labor and transportation. It’s also a fee that is not going to be slapped with any hidden charges.

Finally, Junk King is doing its part for the environment and that’s good news for anyone living in Sarasota. Instead of going directly to a landfill with you rubbish, Junk King might divert the majority of that stuff towards a charity or recycling center. Yes, you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint without lifting a finger. When you’re ready to quality junk removal, Junk King will be ready for you.

Sarasota Grill Disposal and Junk Recycling

It appears that the organic food and recycling products wave is spreading far beyond the specialty grocery stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joes. Now the big boys in Florida like Publix, Winn-Dixie and Sweetbay are jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon by offering a wide range of items like recycled paper towels and organically certified diary, fruit and veggies. Even paying a little bit more doesn’t seem to be a turn off for those folks who want to stay green with everything they do. It’s all about reducing the individual carbon footprint. This is the estimate of how much you “contribute” to the depletion of the ozone layer. By doing simple things like walking or taking the bus instead of driving and recycling you’re doing your part. The issue becomes how far do you want to take your green policy?

When given the opportunity, most people are happy to recycle their household by-products such as plastics, papers, cardboard, magazines, glass and soda cans. But what about the big ticket item stuff that you want to toss out? Things like old appliances, e-waste or backyard grills. Can they be recycled, too? Actually they can when you hire the right junk removal specialist in Florida and that would be Junk King Sarasota.

Ever since Junk King set up operation in Sarasota, they have been helping the local homeowners and business owners with all kinds of junk removal. They also strive to make sure the majority of what they collect ends up at a recycling center instead of a landfill. Business have benefited from hiring Junk King when they wanted to get rid of old office furniture, equipment and files. That’s because with Junk King’s recycling policies, those business are able to proudly proclaim they are going “green!”

Homeowners who hire Junk King for those kinds of items mentioned above also benefit. Not only are they getting rid of those eyesores but they can officially claim their carbon footprint has been reduced. After a day of collecting, the Junk King Sarasota crews will take their trucks to the appropriate recycling centers located around town. It doesn’t matter if that means a bunch of separate drop offs for different materials; Junk King is happy to comply.

Imagine if you had to do that work? You might find that you’d have to take your old grill to the metal recycling center and your old sofa to the material recycling center. Do you really want to be driving all around town looking for those places? Could your stuff even fit on the back of your SUV? The answer is “no” and “no.” That’s why you need Junk King. Call them today to see how they can help with all your junk removal needs.

Sarasota Landscaping Cleanup

On many levels, Sarasota is a divided community. We’re not talking about “red” versus “blue” but permanent residents versus seasonal residents. Many folks enjoy making Sarasota their winter home away from home and why not? There is an abundance of wonderful weather and activities to keep everyone happy. However, when a storm like the recent Hurricane Sandy ripped through the northeast some of these seasonal residents worried about their homes caught up in the storm damage. All they can do is wait and hope for good news. Ironically, these same folks spend their summers up north watching storms roll through Florida.

Whether you are a seasonal or permanent resident, you can still benefit from the reliable services provided by a company like Junk King. These are the folks who make junk removal their specialty. One of the areas where they really shine is helping residents with landscaping cleanup. This is often back breaking work that can put a real strain on the muscles.

With Junk King on your side, you won’t have to lift a finger… literally! They will do all the work of hauling, carting and removing any item you want taken from your yard. Suppose you once had gravel pathways but now want to make the switch to grass? Junk King can gather up all those rocks and load them up. The reserve is also true; if you want to replace your grass with a more manageable landscape option like gravel or wood chips let Junk King take away the sod!

Junk King can also help you remove those big items like patio furniture that has seen better days or a hot tub in need of replacement. In both of those instances, it’s clear that removing that junk is a two man operation (at least!). Even if you require extra help, Junk King isn’t going to charge you will labor costs or travel time. They’ll be charging you based on the amount of space your junk will take up on their truck. No surprises!

After Junk King has cleared out your yards they can help you do the same in your home. Having a Junk King removal appointment is the perfect opportunity to finally get rid of all that useless stuff you’ve been hanging onto. Isn’t it time you take back your closets and your garage? Surely, you can find much better uses for those spaces than storage of junk you want to throw out. When you’re ready, just call Junk King to set the ball in motion. And if you are heading back north, call Junk King when you get home. Chances are their will be a branch office of Junk King right where you need them!

Sarasota Yard Waste Removal

One of the oldest continuously operating attractions in Florida can be found right here in Sarasota. That would be the Sarasota Jungle Garden. The first time these gardens were opened for the public was way back in December of 1940. Since then millions of visitors have walked the trails and delighted in the antics of the animals and marveled at the serene beauty of the lush tropical surroundings. The gardens are spread out over 10 acres of land. Among the popular features are the free roaming flamingoes and the bird and reptile shows.

The Sarasota Jungle Gardens is proud of their heritage of animal care and rescue. “Many of the animals that you will see at our attraction came to us through many sources. Some were rescued from adverse or inhumane conditions and some were donated by pet owners who could no longer care for their charges,” they write on their website. “Many of the rare and endangered exotic birds were given to us by various rescue organizations nationwide. Our native Florida Crocodiles, which are a “species of concern”, are on loan to us from the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm and a local breeder to use for educational and conservation purposes.”

If you have visitors coming from out of town this summer, you’ll probably want to take them over to the Jungle Gardens. It’s a perfect way to spend the day. Another perfect way to spend a summer day or evening is simply to relax in your own backyard. Whether you’ll be entertaining guests or just relaxing with special loved ones, you want to create an environment that is every bit as peaceful and lush as the Jungle Gardens. That can be easily accomplished with a few minor adjustments.

For instance, a water fountain can add to the serenity of any outdoor environment. This doesn’t have to be a huge fountain by merely a simple design that circulates water. A fountain can become the centerpiece of your backyard oasis. Next up you’ll need some comfortable patio furniture. One thing to keep in mind when buying patio furniture is to make sure you get pieces that are easy to move around and can be covered in a storm.

Speaking of a storm, if you had any unwelcomed debris blow into your backyard from the last bit of rain and wind then you’ll surely want to get rid of it. That can be taken care of with a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Sarasota. The same junk haulers who you would call upon to take away the clutter in your garage or closet can also handle the task of removing yard waste. It doesn’t matter if that waste is organic or man-made: it will all fit on the back of their truck! Don’t waste another perfect Sarasota evening: get started on your yard clean up today!

Sarasota Scrap Metal Removal

Guess what the biggest target for scrap metal thieves is in Sarasota. It’s your air conditioner. A crook who can swipe an AC unit can turn around and sell that to a scrap metal operator in the hopes of making a quick score of cash. This problem has gotten so out of hand that the local sheriff’s department has taken to slapping stickers onto AC units saying: “WARNING, The Pasco Sheriff’s Office Monitors All Air Conditioning Thefts.”

You might think that a thief isn’t going to swipe an AC out of your house. Have you met a criminal lately? They’ll go to extreme measures to make a buck. Many of the homes that are targeted are the ones that have been foreclosed upon and are sitting empty. But who do you think they’re going to steal from when they get through the empty homes? To a thief, all metal is a target. That’s why you need to make sure any scrap metal you’ve got around your home or yard is carted away by professional junk haulers like Junk King Sarasota.

The goal is to remove the target. If you’ve got an old kitchen appliance sitting on your porch or some rebar left over from a remodel job that could become a target. And don’t think you’re missing out on cashing in. To make any serious money with scrap metal recycling you really need a huge amount. We’re talking truck loads. Do you really have that much scrap metal to get rid of? Probably not but the thief won’t care because they’re collecting as much as they can.

Scrap metal is also dangerous to have around especially if there are kids playing anywhere in the area. Once cut from a rust piece of metal is going to mean a trip to the ER for a tetanus shot. Not a great way to spend an afternoon! When you hire professional junk haulers like Junk King you’ll know that your scrap metal is going to be safely taken away and properly disposed of. Those same junk haulers will also be able to take away just about anything else you want to get rid of. It doesn’t just have to be what’s in your backyard but also what’s in your garage, basement or attic. If you put off your spring cleaning project then why not get it done before summer is over?

Getting rid of your junk frees up more space around your home that you can put the better use. When was the last time you actually parked your car in your garage? What about all those boxes or pieces of furniture that you pass by everyday wanting to get rid of? Now is your chance. Take full advantage of Junk King Sarasota. Start with your scrap metal and end with a clutter free home!

Hoarding Cleanup in Sarasota

If there can be a bright spot in the case of animal hoarding is that so many concerned citizens rise to the occasion to help out those who can’t help themselves. Recently, Sarasota County officials had to deal with an exhaustive case of animal hoarding that involved 260 different animals being kept in one home. That kind of rescue can put a burden on animal shelters all around the county. Fortunately, many local private rescue foundations stepped up to the plate and offered their assistance. VIP Rescue, which is based in Clearwater, was able to take in around two dozen dogs and provide them shelter and a path towards adoption. The Unleashed Spa in Largo found volunteers among their work staff to work for eight hours cleaning up dozens more dogs from this rescue. When you add up all the bills it clear to see this type of hoarding is not only the service to the animals but also a burden that the taxpayers must now endure.

On some level, you can’t really blame the hoarder because they are suffering from a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder that compels them to do this kind of hoarding. Hopefully the person who was responsible for this neglect will find proper counseling and care to help them break the cycle. Meanwhile, the dogs appeared to be getting the attention they need which could mean new homes for many of them. Even the most scraggly of pups will look amazing after a bath and a haircut. The same can be said for the hoarder’s home. Once all that garbage and junk is removed that home can resemble the place it once was. What lesson can you take from a story like this?

It you are lucky to have a pet in your life then you already know what kind of joy they can bring every day. Beyond that, you need to assume the responsibility for making sure they are living in a safe environment with food, water and lots of TLC. Having one or two pets doesn’t have to become a burden but 260 pets could certainly qualify as trouble!

As for those living conditions, you probably haven’t reached a true hoarding level but that doesn’t mean you don’t have some junk piled up in your home, garage or attic that can be tossed out. What are you waiting for? If you need help, then look no further then Junk King Sarasota.

Junk King is a neighborhood business that is part of a national franchise of professional junk haulers. These qualified crews take their work seriously. They know how to lift heavy objects, what equipment to use and will have the big enough truck to accommodate all levels of junk. The major difference from a mover is that instead of moving stuff into your home the Junk King crew will be moving out all your unwanted junk. Who knows? Maybe once Junk King helps clear your house of clutter, you might just consider rescuing one of those pups in need. That would be a win/win all around.

Sarasota Furniture Buying & Disposal Guide

A new year is a time for new beginnings. For many residents of Sarasota those new beginnings could mean refurbishing their home or condos with brand-new furniture. The first of the year is actually a great time to go furniture shopping. Throughout most of the holidays all the shopping focus was on clothing, jewelry and electronic gadgets. Nobody was really paying attention to buying a new sofa or loveseat. Yet, all those furniture dealers need to get rid of their 2011 inventory to make room for the 2012 catalog. This could translate into some huge savings in all kinds of furniture.
As you head out to the furniture showrooms you also have the opportunity to switch up your current decoration scheme. Unless decorating is a hobby of yours you might not be aware of just how many distinct types of furniture designs there are to choose from. The most popular is what is referred to as traditional. This is the kind of furniture that is not going to stand out in terms of a Pacific design element but is practical in both form and function. Contemporary furniture is closer to modern furniture. The difference really comes down to a level of starkness and collar. With modern furniture you’ll find bolder colors and sharper design angles.
Another choice for furniture design would be to go with a historical approach such as Victorian, Art Deco or colonial. If these types of furniture designs strike your fancy you don’t necessarily have to spend big money getting original pieces. Instead, you’ll be able to find many great replicas of these styles. If you’re looking for something a bit more unique then you might want to go into the exotic realm of furniture buying.
This would cover types of furniture that fall into the tropical, Tuscany or Japanese type of designs. You could also spin the compass and opt for various American versions of furniture design that would be Southwest, coastal, southern or northern. Each of those zones has their own particular tastes. Finally, you could also buy furniture that would fall into the unusual category. This covers pieces that would be considered as shabby chic, retro or eclectic. In other words, anything goes!
Along with buying new furniture you might also want to revamp your carpets and drapes as well as whatever types of tchotchkes or other type of accents you have that bring personality to a room.
It will be easy to get caught up in the excitement of redecorating one or more rooms in your home but one detail you can’t forget about is getting rid of the old furniture. The best course of action to accomplish this task would be to hire a professional Sarasota furniture disposal crew like Junk King, who can show up with the right man power and truck space to take away all your old furniture. They’ll also be able to remove any other bulky items you might want to dispose of. Take full advantage of it big truck and manpower to help you clear out your garage or storage space. Once your new furniture is installed you’ll have the perfect excuse for a housewarming party redo!

For the best in furniture disposal or any other type of Junk Hauling in Sarasota or Bradenton, simply call 1-800 995 JUNK or book a free on site estimate online today, and save $30.

Sarasota Junk Recycling Information

Sarasota, Florida prides itself on being a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. One of the many reasons of this can be found in just how eco-friendly the town of Sarasota has become. Residents are already well-versed in home recycling. Every home has a red bin in the blue bin. Occasionally there might be some confusion as to what should go into each recycling bin. That’s why it never hurts to review.
Red is for paper. This includes newspapers, magazines, writing paper, envelopes, cardboard, Brown paper bags, telephone books, paperback books, junk mail, flyers, and shredded paper. The blue bin is for cans, glass and plastics. This includes any color of glass bottle or jar, any type of aluminum can or foil trays, steel cans with lids, empty aerosol cans, juice boxes, milk cartons or other plastic bottles.
Just as important of which type of recyclable material goes in which bin it is equally important to remember what doesn’t go in your regular garbage. On the list provided by the municipal Department of Sarasota those items that should be excluded from your garbage include beer and soda cartons, ceramics, cereal boxes, cartons, flower pots, gift wrap, hardcover books, mirrors, prescription bottles, window glass, glass dishes, Styrofoam, plastic toys, plastic bags, pizza boxes, or pool and other chemical containers.
Then there is that list of hazardous waste materials that need to be properly disposed up. These include any aerosol cans that still have product in them, antifreeze, diesel fuel, drain cleaners, fertilizers, fire extinguishers, gasoline, household cleaners, kerosene, lawn chemicals, paint thinner and stripper, pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, or paint.
When it’s time to put the bins out on the curb it is suggested that you keep the recycling bins and the garbage bins on the same side of your driveway while the yard waste bins are on the opposite side. This makes for a better pickup by the municipal workers.
Once you have embraced the concept of recycling it’s easy to get into the habit of separating all your garbage. What’s a bit more of a challenge is what to do with those bigger items that can’t fit into your recycling bins. These would be all the large bulky pieces of junk like unused furniture, major kitchen appliances, or e-waste. Those are the things that you either have to arrange to be taken away or end up holding onto them. Clearly, holding onto that junk doesn’t make a lot of sense. It might seem easier to stuff it something in the closet or garage but ultimately it should be carted away if for no other reason than to free yourself of all that clutter.
This large junk can be taken away by professional junk haulers like Junk King Sarasota who not only have the resources to handle a project like this but they also well-versed in eco-friendly recycling. This means that they will take care of diverting any of your junk to the proper recycling facilities. You won’t have to worry whether or not your junk is being recycled. All you have to do is tell the professional junk haulers that’s what you would prefer and they’ll handle the job from there.

For the best in Bradenton or Sarasota Junk Recycling, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online today.