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How to Handle Disposal of Your Household Hazardous Waste

Everyone has them, those mystery cans, bottles, and containers that hold expired cleaning products or other substances that might or might not be household hazardous waste.

At Junk King of Marin, we haul away all kinds of junk except for hazardous waste. But we do know how important it is to keep your home and the earth’s environment safe from waste risks. And with a little education we can all join together to practice safe household hazardous waste disposal.

Read on for some of our top tips to do just that.

What is Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste The broad term “household hazardous waste” actually applies to any home or retail-generated hazardous waste. It covers a wide array of products that have the potential to harm the environment if not disposed of properly. This can include things like automotive care products, oil and latex paints, drain cleaners, antifreeze, and other household chemicals.

Proper Storage of Household Hazardous Waste

First, always keep hazardous materials in their original containers. Be sure to store them out of the reach of children and animals and away from food. If you place a hazardous material in another container, make sure it’s clearly labeled, and never store it in empty food or beverage containers. Keep the containers dry to prevent corrosion and store chemical products in a well-ventilated area. To be safe, keep any suspected household hazardous waste away from heat, flames, or other sources of ignition .

Finally, never combine dangerous household hazardous waste with other products .

Read the Label

The EPA considers any leftover household product that can catch fire, explode, or react under certain circumstances as household hazardous waste. Since many of these products contain hazardous ingredients, they require special care when disposing of them. Always follow labeled storage and disposal instructions to avoid personal injury and environmental harm.

And remember, even empty containers of hazardous waste can pose risks due to the residual chemicals that might remain. Always handle with care!

Reduce Household Hazardous Waste

One of the best ways to avoid the risk of contamination is to purchase fewer products that contain hazardous ingredients. The EPA’s Safer Choice Program has some great ideas to get you started.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Questions

Marin County has a zero waste program that helps you properly dispose of your home’s hazardous waste. Your community may also have separate rules and regulations, including how to handle proper disposal of items like batteries and fluorescent tubes, so be sure to check with your local environmental waste agency for the latest disposal information.

At Junk King of Marin, we believe working together on the safe disposal of hazardous waste helps our customers achieve a healthy home, community, and environment.

We also know it’s not always easy figuring out which products can be disposed of in your regular trash and what is considered hazardous. If you suspect you have hazardous chemicals and other materials in your Marin County home, let us help you decide your best disposal options. We’re here to help with:

  • Dedicated customer service.
  • Easy online booking.
  • Identification of hazardous materials.

To learn more about how to properly dispose of your home’s hazardous waste, get in touch with us today. We look forward to helping you create a healthier and safer home!

Special Considerations for Foreclosure Cleanups

Anyone involved in a foreclosure knows how complicated a process it is. Because foreclosure forces a property’s occupants out, often at the last minute, it’s not unusual for the resident or tenant to exact some sort of revenge. While the anger may be understandable, the results are anything but pleasant.

Vandalization, broken windows and appliances, piles of trash, and generally filthy conditions are sadly all quite common foreclosure cleanup problems. At Junk King of Sonoma, we believe you shouldn’t have to deal with a foreclosure cleanup on your own. Whether you’re a bank, real estate agent, property management company, or buyer of a foreclosed property, we offer competent, efficient, and reliable foreclosure cleanup services throughout the greater Sonoma area.

Avoid Foreclosure Cleanup Hassles

Foreclosure Cleanups

There are a lot of damages and hazards that can be lurking inside of foreclosed residential or business properties.

  • Safety hazards include waterlogged and/or sagging ceilings, damaged flooring that poses trip hazards, missing handrails and guardrails, broken steps, disconnected utilities, hanging gutters, uncapped gas lines, and more.
  • Water damage in the form of soggy carpets, contamination from sump pump failure, ceiling water stains, damaged plumbing pipes, and active roof leaks.
  • Natural disaster damage such as that caused by fire, smoke, flood, wind, hail, and fallen trees.
  • Health risks including, among others, those associated with standing water, mold infestation, and degrading building materials.

There can also be serious theft and vandalism damages including graffiti, holes in the walls, broken windows and doors, and stolen copper plumbing and electrical wiring. Not to mention piles of trash that could contain unsafe objects like razor blades and broken bottles.

Junk King of Sonoma is the area’s leading foreclosure cleanup service. We’re the right junk removal company to call if you want to get your foreclosed property ready to sell or rent. We’ve been performing foreclosure cleanups for a long time and know how to deliver hassle-free and friendly foreclosure-related services.

Foreclosure Cleanup Services in Sonoma

Finding a foreclosure cleanup company you can trust is key to getting your property back to its original pristine condition. Junk King of Sonoma’s crews are diligent, friendly, and ready to complete the task at hand for you. Our highly experienced and trained staff are:

  • Able to respond quickly, work efficiently, and complete your foreclosure cleanup within your schedule, not theirs.
  • Reliable, showing up when and where they say they will. One of our teams will gladly come to meet you in person and walk through the foreclosure cleanup process for your property. They also give you a precise and comprehensive estimate that clearly spells out the work to be performed and any fees.
  • Super-efficient which ensures all trash, debris, appliances, abandoned furniture, etc. are completely removed so you can focus on getting the property either rented or back on the market.

Your Best Choice for Foreclosure Cleanups

At Junk King of Sonoma, we understand you have options when choosing a foreclosure cleanup service. Of course, we believe your best choice is hiring a foreclosure junk removal firm like ours.

We’re extremely proud of our ongoing commitment to eco-friendly disposal practices, too, recycling or donating at least 60% of the junk we haul which keeps waste out of local landfills. We’re also fully insured and are the highest rated service brand in the country!

If you’re looking for a Sonoma foreclosure cleanup service that emphasizes speed, reliability, and quality, contact us today. We look forward to bringing you the peace of mind that comes with getting your foreclosed property cleaned up fast