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Keep the Water and Land Clean with Responsible E-waste Disposal

You probably think that it would be a bad idea to throw away $60 million in gold and silver every year, right? Well, that’s how much gold and silver is literally thrown away by Americans annually in the form of electronic waste.

About half of Americans (44%) say that they update their cell phones as soon as the new version comes out, which for most cell phone companies is about every two years.

These old cell phones contain precious metals like gold and silver that get discarded. Responsible disposal of electronic waste is about more than recovering precious metals, however. Responsible e-waste disposal matters in terms of keeping local water and soil clean and toxic waste out of landfills.

Here’s a statistic that brings it all home: electronic waste in the form of old cell phones, computer monitors, and televisions is only 2% of the trash in landfills, but a whopping 70% of the toxic waste in local landfills. That’s a serious problem.

The Solution? Junk King’s E-waste Disposal Services 

E-waste Disposal Less than 15% of e-waste is currently recycled the right way. Whether you’re a business with leftover computer monitors or homeowner with an old printer or two, Junk King is committed to hauling your electronic waste away and responsibly recycling what can be cleaned up and reused.

Junk King Marin tries to embody many of the same principles as CalRecycle’s Electronic Waste Management programs.

California created the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 and the Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) recycling program in order to summon the resources and infrastructure to handle millions of tons of electronic waste.

In total, these initiatives have already generated over two billion pounds (more than 1 million tons) worth of recovered electronic waste.

What Junk King Takes 

Junk King takes all kinds of electronic waste: copy machines, shredders, computer monitors, old laptops and desktops, televisions, and cell phones.

Although these kinds of devices can contain precious metals like gold and silver and other semi-precious metals like palladium, they can also contain toxic substances.

Two such substances – cadmium and lead – can harm local ecosystems and pose a significant threat to public health if not disposed of responsibly.

Fortunately, e-waste disposal is getting better in the United States since nearly half of computers are recycled. More statewide investment and popular awareness of the importance of recycling has meant more folks calling on Junk King for responsible e-waste disposal.

Repair, Donate, or Recycle 

When it comes to e-waste disposal, though, you actually have three basic options: repair, donate, or recycle.

Having Junk King haul away your electronic waste is the best option, and clearly better than ensuring it winds up at a landfill by throwing it in the trash, if you can’t repair or donate it.

Sometimes the technology in your old cell phone is completely outdated and you need an upgrade right away. In that case, why not use a service like the partnership between goodwill and Dell, Dell Reconnect, to lend new life to your old electronic devices?

Verizon goes one step further by offering you the option of recycling your old tablets and cell phones. And believe it or not, the Make-A-Wish Foundation even has its own program to get your gently used, though no longer needed or wanted, electronic devices (computers, MP3 players, etc.) into the hands of kids recovering from treatment.

Responsible e-waste disposal helps keep local water systems and land clean of toxic substances, conserves natural resources, and might even help prevent climate change.

Contact Junk King, America’s greenest junk removal service, to have your old devices responsibly hauled away and recycled.

Make the Call for Professional Hauling Services: They’ll Bring the Manpower, Truck, and Moving Equipment You’ll Need

Hauling your own junk can come with hidden risks and spiraling costs.When you go with professional hauling services, though, everything from the labor and the truck to offsite removal and processing, gas, and insurance are all worked into the price.

Junk King now has trucks that feature 20% more volume at a lower price and is proud to offer free written estimates that beat comparable written estimates from competing hauling services’ companies.

The most accurate way to get an estimate is with onsite pricing. That said, booking online at Junk King offers you a $20 discount and you can also text or call to get the hauling services you need.

Trust the Experience and Versatility of Professional Junk Haulers 

Hauling ServicesTaking a lawn chair out to the curb is one thing, but what about when you’re trying to get rid of a hot tub in your backyard, king-size mattress, or seven-piece furniture set in your den? What do you do then?

Even if you have the tools to get started, you might need to call around for friends willing to take time off work to come out and help. You might also need to rent a truck and decide where to take it all.

Then there’s the chance that you get injured because you’re trying to haul a couch or mattress down a steep flight of stairs or using a saw to cut away a backyard hot tub. It can happen easier than you think.

  • Moving Injuries Happen All the Time

Thousands of people injure themselves every year moving because they don’t take simple steps to avoid getting injured or because they’ve underestimated how heavy something is.

As any professional junk hauler knows, you want to bend at the knees, avoid twisting, create a wide base with the legs, and actually feel like you’re lifting more with the legs than your back.

By not having the right moving equipment – dollies, sliders, blankets, moving straps, protective gloves, protective eyewear, and steel-toe boots – you risk taking on the most common moving injuries.

Getting your fingers or toes caught between a heavy object and an immovable surface isn’t hard to do if you’re not used to lifting that kind of weight.

So many folks think that they’ll save a few bucks by going it alone and fail to consider how risky moving something heavy is or how much time and resources a given job will take. Don’t take the chance.

Junk King has the manpower and resources to get the job done right the first time.

Professional Hauling Services on Your Schedule 

Getting your own rental truck, shoring up the resources, and finding out how to responsibly dispose of all of your junk can be incredibly time consuming and stressful.

For heavy lifting (furniture, dressers, old televisions, and yard waste), tricky jobs (cutting out and removing a hot tub), or jobs that are frankly intimidating (foreclosure clean outs) you can depend on Junk King’s timely hauling services.

Junk King makes it simple by dropping by at a  time of your choosing and calling 15 minutes before arrival to make sure that you’re ready.

As a full-service hauling services’ company, Junk King also has a big warehouse to take all of your stuff to for sorting. That means that you won’t have to take multiple trips to the landfill, goodwill, recycling center, and/or charity for donations.

Virtually the only hauling services that Junk King doesn’t do involve hazardous waste. Construction and demolition debris, furniture, yard waste, e-waste, and just about everything else is fair game and can make it into the Junk King trucks.