Monthly Archives: November 2019

Call on Junk King for TV Disposal and Recycling

Santa’s sleigh is virtually in sight as the holiday season comes into focus. For millions of Americans that means updating their televisions. This translates into more LED and LCD televisions hitting the streets and making their way into homes. This old-for-new television swap underscores the importance of responsible recycling.

Hands placing TV in dumpster These newer televisions are definitely more eco-friendly than their cathode-ray tube (CRT) predecessors but updating old with new certainly raises a few environmental concerns. But what the heck are CRT televisions? What do they look like? In short, the older CRT televisions were built much thicker and “boxier” than the flatscreens you see today.

These older television (maybe you have one in your basement or attic right now?) need to be responsibly disposed of so that their toxic, harmful components don’t slowly degrade in landfills. If that happens, these older televisions can leach into the soil or water. Clearly, nobody wants that, least of all the planet…The solution?

Environmentally Responsible TV Disposal 

California has very strict laws when it comes to recycling potentially harmful electronics (e-waste) per the Electronic Waste Recyling Act of 2003. The idea there is to reduce the incidence of illegal dumping and the amount of hazardous waste that would otherwise threaten to get into the soil and water through landfills.

Certainly not a bad idea. Fortunately, Junk King can do the heavy lifting in terms of lugging these heavier CRT televisions out of your home. Many homeowners are understandably reluctant to cart off these kinds of televisions because they can be bulky, heavy, and they last for 20 years or more. That longevity and bulkiness means they can collect cobwebs.

These “boxier” CRT televisions can actually be somewhat fragile inside, which is surprising because they look so robust on the outside. The average old television contains eight pounds of lead and other potentially dangerous heavy metals like cadmium and mercury.

In many cases, the glass screen is all that’s holding in these heavy metals from polluting the environment. No bueno! The other thing to bear in mind is that these older televisions can’t be left out on the curb and taken away, easy-peasy, by the munipical trash service. That’s where Junk King comes in.

Call on Junk King for Donation or Recycling 

Ready for a junk free life? Junk King can help you donate or recyle your obsolete television so that the potentially hazardous components can stay out of landfills or perhaps be put to use by a needy family or recycled for other means. The average family updates their television every few years and might have one or two lingering about in their homes, so the supply is definitely there.

The decision of whether to donate or recycle in terms of tv disposal will invariably boil down to whether your old television actually turns on and functions or not. If your CRT television or older LED television turns on but has been replaced ans shelved, then donation might make more sense. If your television doesn’t even function or the screen is cracked, then recycling wins out.

Junk King will haul away a variety of electronic (e-waste) including but not limited to: old copier machines (residential and commerical), computers (laptops and desktops), monitors, printers, shredders, and of course televisions (both CRT and flat screen televisions are taken by Junk King). TV disposal doesn’t need to be difficult.

Though folks tend to think about the precious, semi-precious, and heavy metals in these devices as harmful to the environment, they’re also labor intensive to mine and could be valuable in their own right. Copper, silver, gold, and palladium are tough to find and mine – they are also valuable and can be recovered from obsolete cell phones and other electronic devices.

Set up an appointment with Junk King to kick off the process of being more environmentally conscious with your e-waste and keeping these valubale, finite resources (e..g, gold and palladium) in circulation through recyling. Book online and save $20 on your next appointment!

Top 6 Benefits of Hiring a Construction Waste Removal Company

Doing away with construction debris can be a tedious and costly assignment. Materials like steel, drywall, broken concrete, and wood are hard to dispose of without hurting the environment or clashing with the authorities. It may prove cheaper and more convenient cleaning after small constructions yourself, but larger projects require a professional construction waste removal company. Here’s why:

1. Safe removal is guaranteed

Tractor digging up AsphaltThere is some safety risk involved in handling leftover construction materials such as glass, iron, ceramic, broken concrete, and wood. Professional junk removal service providers have the right equipment to handle different types of waste without putting your family or employees’ safety in jeopardy. Unless you have the expertise and proper safety gear for he job, don’t do it yourself.

2. It saves time

Construction waste removal can be extremely time-consuming, especially if you have to juggle it with work or business. Most season service providers have adequate personnel and equipment for large scale assignments and will probably be done cleaning up the construction site in a single day. This not only helps you focus on your job but also ensures the newly-constructed structure can be put to use in the shortest time possible. Professional junk hauling services may prove even more useful if you want to host a party in honor of the new building and need the site to look neat and devoid of pieces of wood, nails, broken concrete, and other forms of clutter.

3. It comes with insurance protection

Filing a personal injury claim is not always a smooth process, especially if you are the party at fault for the injury. Investigations will consider such factors as the use of helmets and other safety gear, and a small safety standard violation could render your claim invalid. By hiring a professional junk removal service provider, you are almost entirely ridding yourself of the prospect of picking up an injury in the first place. Reputable companies are insured and guarantee compensation for any harm or property damage caused during the waste hauling exercise.

4. It may be cheaper!

Contrary to popular notion, DIY is not always the economical option! Choosing to haul away the junk yourself may make you less productive at work, setting you back a fortune in the long run. Consider assigning the work to a professional to avoid the costly fatigues and potential injuries that come with it.

5. Junk removal experts know where to dump the waste

Based on the material in question, construction debris removal companies know exactly where to take the junk. You will not have to go through the hassle of locating a suitable dump site for your waste. Even if you did, transporting the trash there would prove too costly and inconveniencing for someone who has other things to attend to. Some reputable junk hauling companies have connections with recycling centers for specific materials and will probably have all the waste reprocessed, much to the benefit of the environment.

6. It guarantees a total clean-up

Objects such as nails, hinges, screws, and miniature pieces of broken concrete are easy to miss if this is your first time cleaning up after a construction. Such materials are a safety hazard to employees, family members, and pets, and may prove harder to spot as time goes. A seasoned construction waste removal company is in a better position to handle the fiddly, helping ensure the construction site is clean and safe for everyone to use.

Regardless of the size of the construction, it is advisable to have an expert take care of the waste for you. Contact us today if you are in Marin County, CA for a free quotation and more information about our services.