Monthly Archives: May 2016

Easy Summer Cleaning with Junk King

Easy-Summer-Cleaning-with-Junk-King-sonoma-CASummer cleaning is a big thing for many people. If you are like most people, you use the warm weather as an opportunity to open up the house, air it out and get rid of all the dirt as well as old items that you no longer use. This is the time of year to reassess everything you own, whether it is in storage or in plain sight.  If you are hesitant to perform a full clean-out of your home because of all the heavy lifting, don’t fret!  Junk King is here to help.

Let Junk King do the Work for You

Instead of trucking all of your old stuff to the landfill, donation center, recycling hub or other place, let Junk King handle the project on your behalf. Our team will haul away any items that you no longer need or desire. Perhaps your summer clean-out leaves you with a pile of old items that are taking up space in your home. Don’t let them gather dust any longer. Reach out to our team and we will take them away. We are able to remove just about any item from your property as long as it is not hazardous. From old clothes to outdated computers and yard clippings, we take nearly everything you could possibly want to get rid of.

A Green Junk Removal Process That You can be Proud Of

Junk King handles junk hauling projects in a manner that preserves the integrity of our sensitive environment. Our team sorts through each and every haul for items that can be recycled. We separate metals from textiles, furniture, paper, waste, household goods and beyond. We perform a thorough assessment of each piece of junk to determine if it can be re-purposed. We only haul undesired items on out to a landfill as a last resort. Furthermore, we run most of our junk hauling vehicles on bio-diesel fuel, an environmentally friendly and renewable resource. We are proud to say that we are the greenest junk hauler around.

Spend Your Summer Enjoying the Sun, not Moving Junk

This is the time of the year when you want to kick back, relax and enjoy the sun, the water and the presence of your friends and family. Don’t burden yourself with a junk hauling project that takes up days or possibly even longer. Let our crew fill up one of our big red junk hauling trucks and clear undesired items away from your property. This way, you can focus on less physically taxing and time consuming projects or simply relax and bask in the warmth of the summer sun.

Here is What We Will Take From Your Summer Clean-Out

Junk King takes just about every type of non-hazardous junk and / or bulky waste. If you perform a summer clean-out and find that you have an old mattress, appliance, electronic device or debris of any sort, you can reach out to Junk King, knowing in full confidence that our junk hauling experts will be able to remove your items from the premises. As long as it is not something hazardous like biological waste or asbestos, we will be able to take it away.

Our Junk Hauling Services

Junk King can tackle just about any type of junk hauling job. Whether you perform a summer house clean-out, a yard makeover or simply clean out your garage or shed, you can lean on Junk King to do the heavy lifting. Our team removes yard waste, furniture, electronics, appliances, hot tubs, mattresses and just about everything else so contact us.

E-waste – Electronics Recycling The Solution

E-waste disposal is becoming more and more important and the environment’ state really is dependent upon how we treat this matter. What do you do with that old computer, monitor, or tablet once that device has reached its expiration date – i.e., when the next iPhone comes out? Well, as we’re all well aware, electronics get updated and upgraded all the time, and sometimes our favorite devices stop working, get viruses or plain get dropped on the ground (it happens).

E-waste and Electronics Recycling E-waste-Electronics-Recycling-The-Solution-Junk-King-Sanoma-CA

If any of these things occur to your electronics, then they’ve effectively gone from a usable gizmo to electronic waste. Also called e-waste, electronic waste is a catch-all term for all of the electronics devices that get sent to landfills, repurposed, donated or recycled back into circulation each and every year. Whole genres of devices actually get sent out to pasture as new technologies come along – think about PDAs, fax machines, VCRs, and pagers.

It’s important that a greater share of this collective e-waste gets recycled and put back into circulation – in one form or another. Recycling e-waste is actually critical right now for two reasons – the sheer volume of electronic waste that’s out there right now that doesn’t get recycled and, secondly, the fact that electronic waste contains heavy metals that can threaten the water and air that we all enjoy.

  • How Much E-waste are We Talking?

Can you guess how much we in the United States collectively generate in terms of e-waste? Hands on buzzers: More than three million tons of e-waste is generated annually and, unfortunately, less than a half-million tons of that e-waste was properly recycled. Nearly two billion dollars is spent by Americans on consumer electronics every year with high tech turnover as the main culprit behind (literally) tons of e-waste.

  • Where Recycling Comes In

Because of all these dangers California went ahead and ratified into law the Electronic Waste Recycling Act back in 2003. This law basically disincentivizes the sale of dangerous products like outmoded cathode-ray tube monitors that contain heavy metals. The Electronic Waste Recycling Act also makes it easier for California businesses and homeowners to recycle things like bulky fax machines and obsolete desktop computers and make way for newer, safer technologies.

How to Recycle Your E-waste 

Even though the average American household has two dozen electronics gadgets within its four walls, that’s not a reason to despair. If you have an old Smartphone collecting dust, then there’s a good chance you can hook up with your manufacturer’s recycling program to get those parts back in circulation.

The biggest tech giants going in America – folks like Apple, Samsung, LG and Canon – all have their own e-waste recycling programs to ensure that you and the company can live up to the Environmental Protection Agency’s motto of reduce, reuse and recycle.

The cool thing is that it doesn’t cost you anything to do the right thing by the environment and – an added benefit – get those obsolete electronics off of your hands. Most Best Buy stores actually have recycling programs, and their tagline is that they’ll take just about any electronics device irrespective of where you bought the device or how old it happens to be. As the most sprawling e-waste recycling hub in the United States, Best Buy has recycled over one billion pounds of use computers, TVs, Smartphones, cameras, and audio appliances.

Electronics manufacturers have even teamed up with the EPA by heeding the Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge to ultimately get more electronics to a certified electronics recycler. The end goal is reaching 100% participation and leaving this world just a little better than we left it. To have your e-waste safely disposed, team up with Junk King.