Monthly Archives: January 2014

Kent Junk Removal

According to the official Kent city website, around 70% of what you throw out in your garbage is recyclable. You also have 30% that is compostable. In other words, right now you could have a zero waste home. That would mean that everything you throw out is being recycled, reused and refurbished. The key is making sure the right things go in the right cans. Once you have that system worked out it will become a matter of routine to sort your garbage. One area where folks can really improve is the compost vs. the garbage. Sounds like the same things but they are different.

Baking compost.

Baking compost.

Did you know you could put all your food scraps into the yard waste bin? You don’t have to toss them in by the handful. Use a paper grocery bag. When that bag of food gets tossed into a compost pile, it will break down with the rest of the goodies. What doesn’t work is when you mix in things like cans, soda bottles or glass. The goal with compost is to use the organic materials that will eventually go back to their raw materials. Try this experiment. Leave a paper bag and a soda can out in your garden for a six months. Chances are that bag will be broken down and absorbed by the soil while the can will just stay there being a can.

If you have all your household recycling routines worked out, then good on, ya! Of course, you don’t have to stop there. You have the opportunity to get your bigger items recycled as well when you schedule a junk removal appointment with Junk King Seattle. This is the professional junk hauling service that covers all of Kent, Washington. When Junk King picks up something from your home or business the first question they’ll ask is, “Can this be recycled?” That includes things like kitchen appliances, furniture and e-waste. Remember, they won’t be asking you this question as much as they will be asking it of themselves. That’s because you don’t have to request that your junk gets recycled, Junk King will do it automatically.

Before the Junk King crew loads up your stuff, they’ll make sure you’re cool with the estimate. This estimate fee will be based on volume as in how much volume of truck space will your junk take up. Once that affordable price is locked down, the junk will fly out of your home. There won’t be any surprise charges. When you need junk removal, all you have to do is remember Junk King Seattle.

Seattle Junk Removal in 2014

Have you heard of the “One Less Truck Project?” Although it could save the city around 6 million, you’re not going to like this idea. One Less Truck means one less garbage pickup as in going biweekly instead of weekly. Here’s the kicker, you would still be charged the same amount in garbage fees. How can this possibly be a good thing? A test program last summer had many homeowners switching to bigger trashcans, which means bigger fees. Then there is the smell factor. Garbage sticking around for a week longer during the hot summers is not something that is going to be pleasant. This could be one of those things that slip by in the City Council because nobody shows up to tell them otherwise. If you want to keep to weekly garbage pickup then you need to make your voice heard!

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