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Donate Some of Your Old Furniture This Holiday Season in Seattle

Giving is a big part of the holiday season but just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you can’t still give. Sometimes donating items like sofas, dining room tables, television and bedroom sets are complicated. That’s because you don’t have the time to rent a truck or hire a moving crew. Although many charities are happy to accept those items, they can’t always make the pickups. This is where a company like Junk King comes into play. Junk King is the professional junk hauling service that is all about making donations!

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When Junk King first started collecting unwanted objects, they knew they had to find a responsible way of disposing of those things. They didn’t want to add to the landfills. Instead, they set up relationships with local charities that are the conduits for giving back. Turning your old furniture over to Junk King will mean it can go directly to those charities that can put it to use again.

Junk King is going to send over a crew of movers who will be licensed and insured. That means they can safely remove any heavy piece of furniture from your home or apartment. Those crews also know how to spot a sofa, table or chair that could be fixed up for reuse. You don’t even have to ask for this service. It’s going to happen automatically!

Setting up your junk removal session is easy. You can do it over the phone or online through Junk King Seattle’s website. The majority of appointments are completed within a day. As soon as you’re ready to get rid of your junk, Junk King will be ready for you!

As you prepare your list of items to remove, remember you won’t be doing any of the lifting or loading. That is for the team from Junk King. That could have a major impact on deciding what you want removed. Junk King wants to make it easy to get rid of your stuff and that includes offering affordable pricing. Junk King’s fees are based on volume and not weight. It doesn’t matter how heavy something is but how much space it will take up on the truck. That’s a very fair way of doing this kind of work. Take care of your old junk removal and junk hauling the right way. That would be the Junk King way!

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.

 

Seattle Bulk Trash Pickup

At a recent city council meeting, Jean Godden proposed a new measure that will step up the business community’s recycling efforts. If passed, the new legislation would require commercial customers to add glass, aluminum, tin and plastic to all the paper and cardboard they are already required to recycle. This follows the ordinances that residents have been adhering to since 2005. Right now home dwellers recycle up to 71% of their total waste while for businesses that number is only 61%.

“There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to do the same recycling at work as we do at home,” said Godden to a local newspaper. She chairs the council’s Utilities Committee. Along with the regulations come some fines to provide the proper “motivation.” According to some estimates a small cafe could save as much as $186 each month on its solid-waste bill by making these changes.

Are you doing all of your recycling? You can greatly reduce your personal carbon footprint by going beyond the weekly recycle pickup by having bigger items recycled as well. When you’re ready to toss out the bulky trash, give Junk King Seattle a call. These are the junk removal pros who would like nothing more than to help you toss out the junk in your home.

When Junk King sets up a removal appointment they’ll be sending over two capable movers to handle the assignment. These are workers who are bonded and insured. They’re making a great living with Junk King Seattle and want to keep it that way. This means you’ll be getting some exceptional customer service even with the short amount of time they crew will be on your property. As the Junk King crew rolls up in their big truck, you only have to tell them what you want taken away and they’ll handle the rest. Don’t feel guilty about not pitching in or having too much (or too little) stuff to throw out. As far as the Junk King crew is concerned, “It’s all good.”

After they’ve loaded everything up, that crew will be heading over to the nearest recycling center. Anything that can be repurposed will be dropped off there. If they spot an item that could benefit a charity who fixes up furniture, then they’ll make that drop off, too! You don’t have to be concerned with any of this sorting. That trained JK Seattle crew will do it all. If you’re ready to get the junk out of your life then let Junk King handle the job. You’ll be glad you made that call.

Seattle Debris Removal

Now is your chance to be heard. According to the latest government press release about a cleanup project: “The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) seeks public comment on an amendment to a legal agreement with the owner of the Fox Avenue Building in south Seattle near the Duwamish River, which is undergoing an environmental cleanup. The amendment to Ecology’s 2012 agreed order with Fox Avenue LLC, would make the agreement consistent with recently updated state air quality cleanup standards. The company is conducting a cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination on and around its 2.5 acre industrial property at 6900 Fox Ave. S., about a block from the Duwamish Waterway. The amendment will have no effect on the cleanup work, which is proceeding on schedule.” Aren’t you glad you can share your comments about that? Actually, any time the government takes on a project that would impact the public there is always some hearing where folks can add their two cents.

Suppose there was a hearing held to discuss the cleanup around your own home? What kind of comments would you illicit? Perhaps you’d hear things like, “Why are you holding onto that piece of junk?” Or “Don’t you want to use that room for something other than a storage locker?” Or “You’re long overdue for getting rid of this stuff.” In fact, those might all be comments you’re telling yourself. Now you have a golden opportunity to take care of your cleanup project by partnering with Junk King Seattle.

When you schedule an appointment for junk removal with Junk King, you’ll be excited to see their 18-foot truck pull up to your home. That truck is going to be big enough to accommodate whatever you’re tossing out. Two workers will hop out of that truck and be under your command for all the removal chores. All you have to do is direct the crew to where your junk is. They’ll pick it up, take it down stairs and load it up into their truck. What could be simpler than that?

If you’re concerned about where your junk will end up, don’t be. Junk King Seattle takes great strides to make sure the vast majority of everything they collect is kept out of the area landfills. That should only be used for junk that can’t be recycled. You won’t have to worry about figuring out what piece of your junk should go where. The Junk King crews are all trained to know how to properly sort what they collect. Reduce your carbon footprint and clean out your home all with Junk King Seattle on your side. That’s a perfect way to kick off spring!

Alternatives to Seattle Dumpster Rentals

Recently a dumpster was in the news down in California. That’s where a huge manhunt was going down for a former police officer who was on the run. Before taking off, the wanted man was caught on surveillance cameras tossing several items into a dumpster in an alley. Because of that police officers and news crews swarmed to the dumpster location to set up camp. Now imagine if that dumpster was on your property. Suddenly you would find yourself in the middle of a circus all because you needed to throw some stuff out and rented a dumpster. Of course, this doesn’t mean that every dumpster is going to have some fugitive dumping stuff into but it does point out a common occurrence with regard to dumpsters. Namely, they attract people, animals and trash that you never intended.

There are many folks who see a dumpster and think that some kind of treasure could be inside. Or they could just be looking for bottles to recycle. Either way, it’s hard to keep these dumpster divers out of that container whether it’s parked on your driveway or on the curb outside you house. If you’re throwing out food then you’ll be creating some terrific smells for all kinds of critters to stop by and begin poking around. Once they find a food source you’re going to have a very hard time getting rid of them. Then there is all that extra trash to contend with. There is just something about a dumpster which compels people to throw their trash out. On the one hand this is a good thing: at least they aren’t throwing the trash on the street. But it can also be extremely frustrating especially when you’re the one renting the dumpster. Is there an alternative to all of this hassle? Of course, and that would be hiring Junk King Seattle.

Junk King makes it simple to get rid of all the trash that would fit into a dumpster and they can do it with single pickup. When you hire Junk King you’re actually hiring a two-man crew and renting a truck; you’re just not paying for all of that. All you’re paying for is the amount of space your junk will take up on the back of the truck. There are no labor costs, travel times or dumping fees. Best of all, Junk King works with your busy schedule. You can make arrangements to have your junk removed when it is convenient for you and that work is usually accomplished in very little time. With a dumpster rental you might have that dumpster sitting around your property for a whole weekend. Stick with hassle free junk removal with Junk King Seattle.

Seattle Refrigerator Disposal

One of the biggest drains on your home energy use is a thing that we use every single day. That would be the kitchen refrigerator. In fact, older models of fridges can use up to 3 to 4 times more electricity than a newer more energy efficient model. Are you throwing good money away? Is it time to swap out that old fridge for a new model? Before that can happen, you’ll need to make arrangements to have the old ice box removed and properly disposed of. Junk King is just the company who can handle a task like that.

Junk King is a Seattle base business whose main focus is helping residents clear out the unwanted junk from their lives. Typically, these are the oversize items that can’t be tossed out in the weekly garbage pickup. They often require at least two people to navigate down stairs. And they can’t be slipped in the back of the family SUV. On all counts, Junk King will have you covered. Every Junk King removal crew has at least two strong members who are trained in all the proper heavy lifting techniques. They also have a large enough truck to cart off any manner of junk.

When it comes to the proper disposal of junk, your stuff will most likely be diverted away from the Seattle area landfills and instead deposited at one of our many recycling facilities. That’s because Junk King Seattle is serious about being eco-friendly. The bulk of all of their collections end up as repurposed materials. That’s good for reducing your own carbon footprint and even better for Seattle.

Don’t think that Junk King Seattle has to be hired for a single item pickup. Although they are happy to do that, most folks use the “single item” as the inspiration to clear out a lot more junk. Getting rid of your fridge could also mean getting rid of those busted up pieces of furniture you’re storing in the garage or the worn out mattress that’s down in the basement. You can clean out closets, under the bed, the attic and your garage. In some cases, homeowners have reclaimed entire rooms thanks to Junk King. This allows them to set up things like a home office or guest room for visiting family members.

Junk King Seattle can also take away any yard waste you want to get rid of including scraps of lumber, above ground swimming pools, hot tubs and patio furniture. If you’ve got an upcoming remodeling project then Junk King will be the perfect partner to all your construction waste removal needs. If you got junk, give it to Junk King… they know just where to take it!

Seattle Mattress Disposal

Seattle has a boat problem. Not with the many happy and law abiding boaters but with the hundreds of derelict boats that have simply been abandoned along the waterways. How bad is this problem? In March there was a count of 226 vessels of all shapes and sizes that were clearly left to rot along the shores. By June the official state agencies tasked with the job of removing those boats managed to dispose of 23. Sounds good, right? Well, not when you factor in the 18 vessels that were added to the abandoned list in the meantime. That’s a net cleanup of just 5 rotting boats.

Melissa Ferris is head of the Derelict Vessel Removal Program. Here’s how she describes the mess, “There are the boats that appear out of nowhere in state waters, dumped by their owners. Those that break anchor and float away, battering the docks or creating a hazard to navigation. Those that the owner swears are seaworthy, right up to the day they sink. They may contain oil, asbestos and other hazards.” That’s not good for everyone else who wants to make use of those waterways. Hopefully, they’ll get around to getting the rest of those abandoned boats picked up before they completely break down and send their nasty remnants floating down river.

Fortunately, when it comes to your own household big item junk removal you have an alternative that doesn’t involved dumping your junk by the side of the road. Junk King is the Seattle based business that specializes in over-sized junk removal! The services focus on common household junk items like broken kitchen appliances, sofas or old mattresses – but Junk King can really handle anything, from yard waste to constructiondebris.. If we have the open space, it’s easy to shove any one of those items into that space. That’s why our garages and basements quickly overflow with all the unwanted things we collect. We’ve all seen a mattress dumped by the side of the curb. You don’t want to be that kind of person; especially in a town that prides itself on its beauty like Seattle. Let Junk King Seattle get rid of these items once and for all.

You can call on Junk King to remove one big piece or a dozen little pieces. It doesn’t matter to them. The good news is that you’ll be charged by the total amount of space that your junk will take up in their truck. Have no fear; they pack those trucks pretty tight. If you’re ready to get rid of the clutter in your life then give Junk King a call. All you have to lose is all your junk!

For the best in Seattle Mattress Disposal, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online today.

Seattle Hot Tub Disposal

When thinking about the benefits of soaking in a hot tub one word should spring to mind: relief. That’s because those soothing waters can provide so much relief for so many ailments. Top of the list would be reducing stress. Slipping into a warm hot tub has a way of helping wash away the stress points that might have accumulated over the course of a day. Sufferers of migraine headaches have found that relaxing in a hot tub provides quick relief for even the sharpest of pains.

A hot tub is probably the best sleep inducer around. Forget the pills; 15 minutes in a hot tub 90 minutes before you head off to bed will have you in a state of total relaxation that will allow you do drop off into a deep slumber before you know. That’s not just a marketing pitch. The National Sleep Foundation has conducted studies which prove these positive effects of hot tub use.

If you have joint and muscle pain or arthritis, your doctor might recommend hydrotherapy. Guess what hydrotherapy is? Soaking in a hot tub! While you’ll in the tub you can slowly move your arms and legs to relieve those aches and pains. You don’t really need a prescription for that.

Speaking of studies, the New England Journal of Medicine has found that people who have been diagnosed with diabetes can also benefit from regular hot tub use. The warm waters help a body’s blood flow and can end up decreasing blood sugar levels and blood pressure. That will also help with some diet issues. Who knew soaking in a hot tub could do so much?

All of this raises the issue of your own backyard hot tub. If you’re not using it on a regular basis it could be because it’s worn down and in need of replacement. As you head out to shop for a new model, you’ll want to make arrangements to get rid of the old one. That can be taken care of with a single call to Junk King Seattle.

Junk King Seattle specializes in all kinds of junk removal. When they say “all kinds” they mean it! A hot tub can’t just be lifted up and tossed onto the back of a Junk King truck. It will probably have to be dismantled first. The Junk King crew will have no problem taking on that challenge. Once they’ve broken it down then it can be loaded up and dropped off to the proper disposal facility. While they’re at it, Junk King Seattle can also haul off any other bulky junk items you want to get rid of. This means you can finally clear out the clutter in your home. Take about a major stress reducer!

Seattle Furniture Disposal

A recent fire at the Grandwood Furniture Company wiped out that business in a matter of minutes. Luckily, there was no one inside the building at the time of the three-alarm blaze. By the time the fire crews arrived on the scene, it became clear they could do nothing to salvage the building. With a growing fear of a roof collapse, all the fire fighters could manage was pouring water on the blaze. All told, 50 fire fighters and 13 engine companies were called to beat back the flames.

One of the reasons this fire spread so quickly is the very nature of the inventory: furniture. In the perfect storm of incendiary elements, it doesn’t take much to spark up wooden furniture. Bunched together like it was in that store and you can imagine how quickly a small fire turned into an inferno. All of this is meant to serve as a wake-up call for your own living environment. Are you projected from a fast moving fire?

The first line of defense is with a small item that no home should be without: smoke detectors. When properly placed and maintained a smoke detector can make all the difference between life and death in a fire emergency. Next to that, you can minimize the chances of fire spreading by minimizing the amount of junk you have in your home or property.

For a fire to spread it needs fuel. That fuel can come in the form of stacks of boxes, papers or other garbage in your garage. It can come from furniture in the attic or basement that isn’t being used and instead is drying out. Basically any kind of clutter can become a safety hazard and not just for fires. Getting in and out of your home shouldn’t be burdensome. If you have to navigate around piles of junk then clearly it’s time to rethink you’re hoarding tendencies. Junk King Seattle can help you get to a junk free living space.

Junk King Seattle is the local business who has the biggest trucks, and crews of professional junk haulers standing by to assist you with your junk removal needs. These are truly the best crews to call upon when you want to get rid of big pieces of furniture or old mattresses. Instead of charging you by the hour like a moving company would, Junk King charges by the amount of space you’ll be taking up on their truck. That single price includes the travel time, labor rates and dumping fees. It’s all included and all at an extremely competitive price. One call to Junk King sets the process in motion. As soon as that junk it gone from your life, you’ll sleep a whole lot better knowing you’ve cut back on the potential hazards in your home.

For the best in Seattle Furniture Disposal, call Junk King today 1-888-888-JUNK.