Monthly Archives: May 2017

Avoid Toxification By Practicing Proper Refrigerator Disposal

Practicing the right refrigerator disposal techniques will help you contribute to a green environment. Substantial time and effort are required to accomplish the task of removing junk in a safe and efficient manner. Hazardous materials may be present that can cause harm to health or cause serious injury hence why it is strictly recommended that people obtain professional help.

Refrigerator Disposal in CaliforniaRefrigerator Disposal

Even though it has been strictly enforced and heavily regulated there are some people who improperly and illegally dispose of their refrigerator. This practice has become a growing concern across the country and can very well lead to pollution, water contamination and other adverse health and environmental defects.

Given these circumstances authorities have been pleading with the public to exercise safe refrigerator disposal practices as well as to impose heavy penalties such as hefty fines or even possible jail time to violators. To give an example of how detrimental poor refrigerator disposal  is let’s take a look at some current refrigerator disposal practices.

Most refrigerators are found within homes and have a shelf life of up to 15 years. Nevertheless there comes a time when they stop working and have to be replaced.When this time comes it can sometimes pose difficulties to be rid of as it is large, heavy and most importantly cannot be removed by regular trash services. Due to this many people just throw them anywhere just to be rid of them and this can have some pretty serious repercussions.

In older model refrigerators/freezers contain ozone-depleting refrigerants and/or foam blowing agents depending on the year they were manufactured. These materials and substances also contain very potent greenhouse gases that in addition to depleting the ozone layer contribute to global climate change when emitted into the atmosphere.

Before the year 2000 most fridges made contained Chlorofluorocarbons (‘CFCs’) or  in their insulation material and/or their refrigerant. CFCs and HCFCs are man-made compounds comprising carbon, fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen.

These are all very dangerous compounds/gases and are known to seriously harm the environment hence why it is important to know that the law of California prohibits refrigerator dumping in landfills. Since this is the case the next best solution would be for people to recycle their old refrigerators/freezers. This practice is highly encouraged as it plays a significant role in keeping the environment clean and safe.

It can also be done by using the services of a Junk removal company as they not only function to remove or collect junk but also transport and processing. So with little or no hassle contracting a junk removal service can help persons to remove not only refrigerators but large appliances, furniture and equipment from their homes or businesses.These services play a crucial role in our lives as they aim and assist in keeping the environment clean and the general population safe.  Contact us for more information.

Concrete Removal Services At Your Finger Tips

Doing major renovations around the home or are you in the construction business? If so then chances are you may have lots of debris and concrete lying around. Debris or concrete removal services will help you get rid of unwanted materials. This can be an unattractive sight and sometimes become a nuisance taking up unnecessary space on sites or around homes.

If you are in such a pickle then you are advised to retain the services of a professional waste removal company.  You’ll be amazed at how thee services help you keep your surrounding tidy and hazard free.

Concrete Removal The Masters in Concrete Removal

Junk King Sonoma’s professional concrete removal service is a cheaper alternative when compared to other concrete removal and landfill removalists. Even though most people are accustomed to having unwanted concrete removed there is another option that has proven to be quite profitable when utilized. This alternative refers to the recycling of concrete.

This is a relatively simple process that involves breaking, removing and crushing concrete from an existing structure or area into particles of a specified size which is then reused in several ways.Most of the time recycled concrete is used as an aggregate in a sub-base layer but regardless of how it is used recycling concrete can result in considerable savings.

Transporting concrete to a landfill can cost as much as $0.25 per ton/mile and up to $100 per ton to dispose. Considering these figures in tough economical times like these recycling concrete does make economical sense. More advanced techniques and equipment has allowed recycling concrete to be managed more efficiently and these include:

  • Improvement and development of equipment for breaking concrete pavements.
  • Development of methods to remove steel that minimizes hand labor.
  • Use and application of crushing equipment that can accommodate steel reinforcement.

It has never been easier or more profitable to remove or recycle unwanted concrete when necessary and using the services of a professional waste removal service can help people to save time, energy and money compared to individual mining and transport services not to mention landfill costs.

Since there are no restrictions on the different forms of concrete that can be removed, this service can facilitate the removal of concrete from almost anywhere not only construction sites or residences. So if you have unwanted concrete and don’t know how to handle it call in the professionals and have it removed hassle free or better yet recycle it and use it for another project.  Feel free to contact us for more information.