Monthly Archives: December 2013

Seattle Couch Pick Up

old couch disposal SeattleDon’t you just hate seeing sofas out on the curb? It makes the neighborhood feel like it is being abandoned. Of course, sometimes those sofas are put out on the curb waiting for a pickup. However, if you’ve seen that couch for more than one day (which is usually the case) then it is clear whoever is supposed to be picking up isn’t on the job.

There are some folks who think that putting a couch on the curb with a “take me” sign is all you need to get rid of it. If it happens that someone is driving by with a truck and they have a friend who can help them lift, then maybe that sofa can disappear. However, all it takes is for one passing dog or rain drizzle to ruin that plan. Then the sofa is stuck on the curb. There is a better way to get rid of a couch. That would be hiring Junk King Seattle for the pickup.

With Junk King on the job, you don’t have to worry about hauling anything down to the curb. They will do all that work. Every Junk King crew features two very strong workers who will have no problem lifting and loading a couch. That includes all the flights of stairs! Our crews have helped Seattle residents clear out tons of unwanted items. Some of these items are of the bulky variety like the sofa, loveseat, table, mattresses, or baby furniture. Others are smaller items like e-waste gadgets that need to be recycled. Big or small, everything will be loaded onto the Junk King Seattle truck. There will always be room for your junk!

Once that junk is loaded, the crew will be off to their next pick up appointment. At the end of their rounds, they’ll be dropping off the junk at a recycling center or certified landfill. It is important for Junk King to do as much recycling as they can. They know how important this is to Seattle and it’s just the way they operate. They will also drop items off at area charities if they feel the piece has a little life left in it. That means your couch could get a little TLC to be placed in another home. The major plus is that you don’t have to consider what can be recycled or donated. Those Junk King Seattle crews know how to sort. When you’re ready for couch removal or any other kind of junk hauling, let Junk King handle the task.

What Items Does the King County Solid Waste Facilities Division Take?

The King County Solid Waste Facilities Division is kept busy all year long. After all, we’re making garbage every day and it has to go somewhere, right? Well, yes and no. Here is theie mission statement: “King County’s solid waste facilities are designed to accept a wide range of materials; however, there are legal, operational and safety reasons why some materials are restricted.” Translation: you could be stuck with a lot of junk. Here is what they won’t accept:

“Items more than eight feet long.” They include things like boats, trailers, and campers but it could also be a sofa.

“Computers, monitors, laptops and televisions.” Basically, they’re not taking any e-waste. Sadly, this is the exact time of year when you’ve probably got a lot of that to throw out. That’s because you’re buying all new gadgets. What happens to those old ones? They get stuffed into closets or under beds. Not a very practical use of space.

“Dense items.” These are described as anything that is “2 feet by 2 feet and weight more than 200 lbs.” Basically, if you’ve just repaved your driveway or patio then you’ll be hanging on to all the concrete you tore up. Even a decent pile of dirt from the garden wouldn’t be accepted.

“Major motor vehicle parts.” These are very common and can include fenders, tires, and engines parts, but like everything else, it appears they are yours to keep.

Is there a way to get rid of these kinds of objects? Absolutely and that would be hiring Junk King Seattle. The concern with the Solid Waste folks is that those “rejected” items could damage their garbage trucks. With Junk King Seattle, everything gets loaded onto the back of the Junk King truck. Problem solved.

Also, there might be a concern that the workers will need extra time dealing with those bulky items. That’s not an issue for Junk King. Our crews of professional movers know how to handle items both large and small. If it does take extra time to disassemble something like a hot tub or swing set, you’re not going to be charged for any labor costs. You’ll be paying a single, flat fee based on the volume of your junk. In other words, will your stuff take up half of the truck space? One third? One fourth? Whatever the estimate provided by the crew is what you’ll pay. Keep in mind that the work won’t start until you accept that estimate. The majority of Junk King customers are amazed at how affordable and how fast a Junk King removal is. Call today and find out what Junk King Seattle can do for you.