Monthly Archives: August 2015

Storage Container Rental or Junk Removal?

Storage Container Rental or Junk Removal? Junk-King SonomaFor as much of a boon as junk removal is for homeowners with yard waste or a mountain of unused bikes in the garage, a storage container rental is a huge leg-up for business owners who need regular removal.

Benefits of Storage Container Rental 

Storage container rentals cost approximately a quarter less compared with similarly sized dumpsters. This means that you can fit in the same amount of trash and pay much less every week. A storage container rental can be done on your terms without any long-term contracts or restrictive weight limits.

Reliable Pick-up Service 

In addition to paying less for a storage container than a dumpster, a storage container can be locked up at the end of every business day, thus preventing anyone else from dumping on your property. There are few things more annoying than footing the bill and having a third party swoop in and take advantage of that.

Also, to alleviate some of the anxiety that business owners might already feel building at the mere possibility of filling out another form or permit, most storage containers don’t actually require business owners to fill out a permit to get all the benefits.

Storage containers usually also have no weight limits and, therefore, no overcharging or extra processing fees to worry about.

Versatile and Space Saving 

We also get that business owners often struggle with finding enough space to accommodate build out for new construction and waste disposal while simultaneously juggling the demands of being an independent project manager.

Here too a storage container rental makes sense in that storage containers can squeeze into tighter crevices than many dumpsters. Although dumpsters definitely, well, have their place, a storage container rental will probably be easier on your facilities and its driveways than a metal dumpster.

Customizable for Your Needs 

Competitively priced and true workhouses, a storage container rental is an equally great option for expanding businesses dealing with build outs as it is for established ones looking for a reliable waste removal service.

A storage container rental, in short, saves you a ton of money, provides a reliable trash source and looks great all the while.

Storage containers can also be customized to fit your business’ needs in that you can pick the size of each container to fit the location and its needs. As you might imagine a university or strip mall is going to have slightly different needs from a healthcare facility or electronics store with heaps of hazardous waste.

Storage Container Rental Vs. Junk Removal 

With all of the benefits of renting PODS™ or other storage containers, they might not necessarily be the best option for every homeowner.

Getting a dumpster or renting out a storage container is usually a week-to-week or month-by-month affair that homeowners needing their yard refuse or basement junk hauled away rarely, if ever, really need.

Dumpsters, moreover, usually require the homeowner to physically remove the junk himself without outside help from a junk removal service. Following a move or when you have a basement, attic or garage overflowing with junk dating back to the Reagan Administration it’s probably best to commission a junk removal service.

Junk removal is pretty close to an ideal option for worn-out homeowners right before, or directly after, a big move. You can have everything that you deem disposable (old mattresses, etc.) taken off your hands without having to lift a finger. Junk removal, in other words, is a solid option for homeowners needing a one-off fix and who don’t want, or need, any long-term rental contracts.

If you’re a homeowner looking to quickly get rid of furniture, yard waste or even electronic waste, contact the junk removal experts at Junk King Marin today.

Hot Tub Removal: What To Do Before Junk-King Arrives

Hot Tub Removal: What To Do Before Junk-King Arrives Junk Hauling Junk-King SonomaSo your hot tub enjoyed a good run, but it’s time to replace it use the space for something else. How on earth do you get rid of the thing? Hot tub removal involves difficult labor just to get the thing broken down — and then where do you dispose of it? Hot tubs don’t exactly fit in the trash can, and sending them to the landfill can be environmentally wasteful.

Junk King offers fast and professional hot tub removal to take care of this problem for you. There is very little you need to do before Junk King arrives, so make the call to schedule your appointment today.

Our crew members know how to deconstruct a hot tub. They have the strength to carry it off your property safely. And our specialized trucks haul the tub away for the most eco-friendly disposal possible.

How to Prepare for Hot Tub Removal

Junk King brings the tools, truck, and experienced junk haulers to care of all the difficult stuff. All you really need to do is book online or call Junk King at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865). We will call you when we’re on our way to confirm the appointment. After we arrive, just point us the way and we’ll get started on the hot tub removal.

Here’s what you can do to help dispose of a hot tub:

  • Empty the tub and remove any large debris.
  • If possible, disconnect the hot tub from water and heat sources.
  • Clear a little path for the junk haulers. We’ll break down the hot tub into pieces, so the path does not need to be as big as the entire hot tub.
  • Make sure an adult is home at the time of appointment — and that’s it!

Eco-Friendly, Efficient Hot Tub Removal from Junk King

Hot tubs typically contain a variety of plastics, metal, wood, and other materials. Many parts of a hot tub can be recycled, but not with your regular residential recycling. And some of the materials can be hazardous to soil and water if they get dumped in a landfill.

Junk King offers an eco-friendly hot tub removal service to make sure as much of the hot tub ends up recycled — not in the landfill. Our trucks send recyclable materials to processing facilities in the Sonoma area or nearby to make the process highly efficient and earth-friendly.

We have experience breaking down all kinds of hot tubs, deck spas, and above-ground pools. Hot tub removal makes an extremely difficult DIY project, but Junk King has the skill, muscle, and resources to take care of it quickly and responsibly dispose of the junk.

Ready to say goodbye to the old hot tub? Book online with Junk King or call us today for a free estimate, and let us take care of your hot tub removal!

How Commercial Waste Disposal and Recycling Helps the Environment

How Commercial Waste Disposal and Recycling Helps the Environment Junk-King Sonoma CAThe manufacturing, wholesale and energy-creation sectors are vital to the growth and long-term sustainability of our economy. You and I depend on manufacturing services for the goods we enjoy on a daily basis and the energy sector provides the lifeblood that powers our lives.

Handling Commercial Waste 

One downside to all of these benefits, though, is commercial waste. Simply enough, commercial waste is defined as waste produced as a byproduct of doing business. On a small scale commercial waste could be wrappers related to a catering services in the hospitality industry or obsolete electronics at a retail store.

People often contrast industrial waste with the domestic waste in our homes. Essentially industrial waste is related to business and domestic waste is related to what we use as we go about our lives. The problem is that industrial, commercial waste can damage the environment if left unattended even though most of that waste is produced in the effort to make our lives easier.

Solution? Responsible Industrial Waste Disposal 

Through a combination of waste pickup and dumpsters placed around your place of business, commercial waste disposal can be dramatically lessened. This is not only better for business – commercial waste disposal is better for the environment, results in more EPA compliance and does a service to the community.

A junk removal service like Junk King-Sonoma makes eco-friendly junk removal a priority for local businesses and the communities that those businesses serve. Whether you need a dumpster placed outside of your construction site or pickup of your commercial waste as a retailer or manager in the hospitality industry, we have the professionalism, experience and know-how to get the job done.

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Can Commercial Waste be Recycled? 

Many local business owners and eco-responsible employees want to do even better by the environment and learn more about recycling their commercial waste. Fortunately, you can safely have your commercial waste recycled, which is doubly good for the environment since the commercial waste neither pollutes the environment nor becomes a one-and-done product never to be seen again.

Recycling your commercial waste also makes a ton of sense from a business perspective since going the recycling route streamlines your business and allows you to seamlessly meet regulatory waste compliance benchmarks set by the EPA and local governments.

Improve Your Division Rate Today 

In short, you’re improving the overall efficiency of your business, doing a whole lot of good for the environment and bolstering your diversion rate. For readers who might not be aware of what a diversion rate is: A diversion rate is simply the total amount of commercial waste that you’ve diverted from the landfill to a recycling program.

That’s actually one more benefit to recycling your commercial waste – you can automate the process of recycling pickup in the same way in which you automate other aspects of your business. Recycling no longer needs to be drudgery or inefficient. The process of helping the environment has definitely been streamlined.

Although commercial waste often calls to mind the mental image of industrial waste in the medical, energy or manufacturing industries, commercial waste is also a reality in retail stores and shops you go to every day. Electronics need to be disposed of, and possibly recycled, with the same high standards as waste from the manufacturing and energy sectors.

Contact Junk King-Sonoma

The pros at Junk King-Sonoma can make recycling your commercial waste easy, reliable and efficient. This means that you can do good by the environment, hit your waste disposal compliance benchmarks and streamline your business even further.

Curb Appeal: Let Us Help With Yard Waste Removal

Curb Appeal: Let Us Help With Yard Waste Removal Junk-King SonomaWhether you are upgrading your house with a few home improvements, cleaning out your basement or finishing up with a yard sale, you’re going to end up with a whole lot of yard waste. You need to get rid of this junk ASAP — letting it sit around ain’t a good idea. If you have any junk on your yard, you should be planning yard waste removal right now.

Why should yard waste removal be such a priority for me?

Although you know that you’ve got to eventually dump your yard waste, it might not be on the top of your to do list. Here is why you should prioritize it:

You don’t want your front yard looking like a landfill

Yard waste is ugly. Period. The longer it sits, the uglier your yard gets, as it starts to resemble a landfill. This is an especially big problem if you have your junk sitting on top of grass or garden plants, because sitting yard waste will quickly turn a lush green pasture into a grimy patch of bugs, crumbling plants and dirt.

Too much yard waste can lead to run-ins with the law

Most cities and towns have ordinances against having too much junk on your yard. If you leave it sitting around too long, then a nice government employee may be stuffing an expensive citation in your mailbox sooner or later.

Yard waste is actually dangerous

This is the most important reason that you need to start planning your yard waste removal ASAP. Junk on your yard can cause safety issues in two ways:

It’s in the way

Too much junk will turn your yard into an obstacle course. It becomes very easy for people — especially children — tor trip over, crash into or fall under your junk. Also, severe storms can cause it to go flying all over the place.

It invites the eyes of curious thieves

If a thief sees all of the glorious treasures strewn about your yard, then they may start to wonder what amazing wealth lies behind it within your home. It’s best to eliminate the possibility of this type of perception with quick yard waste removal.

Getting rid of all of that junk ain’t easy

Although yard waste removal should be done ASAP, you shouldn’t go about it on your own. This is for two reason:

DIY yard waste removal can have surprise hurdles

Getting rid of the junk sitting on your yard isn’t as easy as pushing it to the curb next to your neighbor’s waste bin. You’ve got to figure out where it can legally be taken, and then arrange transport to get there. If you take it to the wrong place accidentally, then you’ll have to start all over.

DIY yard waste removal is dangerous

If you’ve got junk on your yard, then it is probably big and heavy. Moving it even a little bit puts you at risk for pulled muscles and all sorts of other injuries.

Luckily, help with yard waste removal is easily accessible

Just because you shouldn’t do yard waste removal yourself doesn’t mean that you will have to stand there scratching your head, as you wonder what to do next. All you need to do is call a junk removal expert (yes, there are people who specialize in this task). They will quickly haul away your junk, with no hassle on your part.

Don’t let your junk cause you any more trouble

Regardless of how the junk strewn about your yard got there, it has to go. Call the Junk King team to get yours removed ASAP.