Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sonoma Junk Hauling

Do you think you can survive without plastic bags? That could be a challenge for someone with a dog but for the rest of Sonoma County residents there might not be much of a choice. At a recent meeting, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors put the final vote towards supporting an ordinance that would ban carryout plastic bags.

A lot of places up and down the state have already adopted this type of ban. This doesn’t mean you’ll be completely bagless. You can buy a paper bag at the checkout counter for 10-cent a pop or you can bring your own bag. Either way, the goal is to move towards the goal of “zero waste.” That means everything that is thrown out will recycled, repurposed and reused. When you consider that an estimated 260 million plastic bags are used up in Sonoma every year this is going to be a pretty tall order.

Whether you like this proposal or not, there are companies in Sonoma who are already using eco-friendly policies in their business operations. A perfect example would be Junk King Sonoma. These are the expert junk haulers who would like nothing better than to avoid a trip to the landfill. In fact, Junk King goes out of their way to make sure your junk ends up at a local Sonoma recycling center or charity for refurbishing.

The way Junk King works is simple. First, you have to decide what you’re ready to toss out. When it comes to what Junk King will take away that could mean pretty much anything. Top of the list would be all those things you’re hanging onto that are too big to stuff into your trashcan. If you could load these things up in your own car you’d probably would have already tossed them out. We’re talking items like couches, recliners, mattresses and major kitchen appliances.

Next, you set up an appointment for Junk King Sonoma to come out and see what you’re tossing out. They do this because you’re going to be charged based on the amount of space your junk takes up on their truck. Often that free estimate happens at the same time as the removal. That way there are no extra steps. Once the price is agreed to the work can begin. Before you finish writing the check to pay for the job, Junk King could have all your stuff loaded up! Then it’s off to those drop off sites. Don’t worry about sorting your stuff into different recycling piles. Junk King will take care of all of that. All that’s left is for you to figure out what you’re going to do with all the space you just got back!

Simply call 1-888-888 JUNK to book an appointment today.

Sonoma Junk Removal

As you haul your garbage cans out to the curb, there is some trash you might want to leave behind. This applies to anyone who is composting. Over in the Bay Area, composting is not only good for the environment, it’s the law. As a way of hitting a “zero waste” goal, the city passed an ordinance that food waste left over by restaurants, fast food joints and hotels needs to be designated for compost. This doesn’t mean your nearby Burger King will have a compost pile out back. Instead, the food waste is separated and collected like any other type of recyclable.

Guillermo Rodriguez is the communications director for San Francisco’s Department of the Environment and knows all about composting. “Today, the city diverts about 80 percent of all its waste to recycling and composting,” Rodriguez told National Geographic. “That’s looking at all forms of waste, from residential to commercial, and it includes folks who commute here, tourists, and so on.”

Compare that to New York City’s meager 15% diverting of waste to recycling and you can see what a powerhouse compost city San Francisco has become. All of those nutrients for the soil don’t stay in the city.

“A lot of wineries in Napa and Sonoma are big buyers of the compost because it has a high nutrient value, so that’s a nice way to close out the loop from what we put in our green bins,” said Rodriguez. “The compost is also sold to individuals, landscapers, and the highway department. It is approved for use with certified organic soil.”

The key word here is “organic.” That’s important to know when you start your own compost pile. Although a lot of what you throw on a compost heap could be consider trash it might not be considered junk. You wouldn’t throw an old sofa or refrigerator onto the compost pile. For a job like that you should consider the services of Junk King Sonoma. These are the junk removal experts that service Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties.

All Junk King asks of you is “What do you want taken away?” The answer could be anything and everything. There have been some folks here in Sonoma who purchased a foreclosed property earmarked for renovation. The first step was to clear out everything the previous occupant left behind. In this case, the orders to Junk King would be simple: “Take it all away.”

At your home, you can be a bit more focused and targeted. You might have a few things in the garage or up in the attic or stuffed into a closet that you want gone. It doesn’t matter where you’re keeping the junk; Junk King Sonoma will take it away and you don’t need to drag anything to the curb.  Just point, and the experienced haulers will take it away.  One call to 1-888-888-JUNK can get the ball rolling.