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Are You Wondering How to Dispose of Old Furniture?

Are you determined to once and for all get rid of all the run-down couches, chairs, shelving, outdoor furniture, cabinets, and more taking up space in your home, garage, basement, attic, and shed? If all that’s standing in your way is that you don’t know how to dispose of old furniture, Junk King of Sonoma is here to help. The area’s #1 way to get rid of old furniture, we make the entire cleanup process easy and worry-free.

Our fast, professional, and eco-friendly furniture removal services efficiently pack up and haul away all your old and unwanted furniture. And our experienced team members do it in a courteous way that takes every precaution to protect against damage to your home during removal.

How to Dispose of Old Furniture

Woman with wondering facial expressionSome people toss their old furniture to the curb for bulk pickup. Others haul it off to the local landfill. But, hold up! That no longer wanted furniture may look like garbage to you, but for someone else it might, with a little TLC, be a perfect addition to their home décor.

Also, trying to dispose of old furniture on your own can be back-breaking work. And though many people think they’ll save money by going it alone, without the right equipment and safety know-how, it could end up costing more than if you’d simply hired the pros to do it.

There are plenty of benefits to hiring professional furniture removal services like Junk King of Sonoma. Here are just a few:

  1. Stress free and time saving. Our crews arrive with all the tools and equipment, including safety gear, needed to complete your job. Need move out of your home by a specific date and time? We make sure you never worry about getting your disposal job completed on time and budget.
  2. Unparalleled expertise. At Junk King of Sonoma, we do things the old-fashioned way. We work hard to ensure the safety of your home when removing furniture. Our talented  crew members are fully trained in moving, loading, and unloading all types, sizes, and weights of furniture. And they use the latest tools, equipment, and state-of-the-art trucks to make sure the job is done quickly and cleanly.
  3. You’re fully covered. Our furniture disposal professionals follow all safety guidelines and standards. Still, on rare occasion accidents may happen. Our teams are fully insured which means you’re never responsible for damages or injuries.

Junk King of Sonoma offers easy and convenient scheduling, including additional savings with online booking, a pre-call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your home, and the friendliest crews in the old furniture removal business! From sofas and chairs to desks and dressers, we handle almost any piece of furniture you have.

Dispose of Old Furniture Quickly & Efficiently

At Junk King of Sonoma, we make furniture removal super easy. No home furniture removal job is too big or small for our teams to handle. If you’ve never hired a professional junk removal service before, you’ll be thrilled with the time and back-saving experience it can be! Want an estimate beforehand? Try our online pricing estimator.

To learn more about how to dispose of old furniture, get in touch with us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

Recycle Electronics in California

Did you know that in California it’s illegal to throw away your old electronics such as TVs with LCD screens, computers, monitors, batteries, and more? State laws require residents and businesses to keep these devices out of landfills.

When you recycle electronics instead of tossing them in the trash you help keep people, animals, and the environment cleaner and safer. Junk King of Sonoma has experience in disposing of and recycling electronics in compliance with California’s e-waste program.

What is California’s Electronic Waste Program?

Hand placing mobile device in Ewaste canCalifornia collects a recycling fee at the time of purchase on a number of products that are considered hazardous if discarded in landfills. Along with those mentioned above, the list includes portable DVD players with LCD screens, cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and any device containing them, as well as TVs with plasma screens or CRTs.

Since CRTs have mostly been replaced by LCD and LED technology, in 2016 California AB 1419 was signed into law and requires the recycling of panel glass from monitors and televisions.

How to Recycle Electronics

California leads the way in mandating residents and businesses recycle electronics. Today, at least half the e-waste that once ended up in landfills or was illegally shipped overseas is now reused or recycled!

There are basically two ways to recycle electronics: take them to a hazardous waste facility yourself or have an e-waste disposal expert like Junk King of Sonoma handle it for you.

Junk King of Sonoma Can Help You Recycle Electronics

Many components of home and businesses electronic devices can be reused or recycle. Others pose environmental hazards if they’re improperly managed and disposed of. Knowing which is which can be confusing.

Junk King of Sonoma is proud to join with the State of California in educating residential and business customers on the benefits of using environmentally-friendly practices to recycle electronics. When people understand that electronics recycling helps reduce their environmental footprint they’re usually eager to do their part!

We’ve helped thousands of residents and businesses recycle their old, broken, and unused electronics. If you live in the Sonoma area and want to recycle your electronics, we can help! We understand that it’s time consuming to both research how to handle e-waste and then properly dispose of it. We suspect that, like many people, you have quite a collection of old electronics in boxes and bags waiting for the day you “get around to it.”

Junk King of Sonoma’s experienced electronics recycling teams can help you determine which devices are recyclable and which can be reused or repurposed. They’ll also let you know which ones may be deemed hazardous under California law and the proper way to dispose of computers.

Schedule a Pickup Today

If you’re a Sonoma County resident or business owner eager to do what’s socially responsible when it comes to electronics recycling, Junk King of Sonoma offers top-notch, friendly service while making speedy work of sorting and hauling away your e-waste. We’re the nation’s premiere green disposal service and would love to put our eco-friendly talents to work for you.

To learn more about how to recycle electronics or to request junk removal services, give us a call, text us a photo, or book an appointment online today. We look forward to being your green company of choice!

Do’s and Don’ts of Computer Disposal for Sonoma County Businesses

Does your business know the latest rules and regulations for computer disposal in Sonoma? Sonoma’s Zero Waste program identifies computer equipment as an e-waste. That means your business must meet certain disposal guidelines which prohibit discarding computers in trash cans or dumpsters.

Why Donate Computers

Pile of Old ComputersExperts agree that most businesses should replace their computer hardware every three to five years. A report by the EPA found that around 150,000 computers are disposed of each day either by trashing them in landfills or recycling them. One option is obviously better than the other and here’s why.

Computer recycling efforts promote the best reuse of computers and other electronic equipment, keeping them out of landfills and often finding them second homes through charitable organizations and community programs. The benefits to donating and recycling are impressive:

  • Recycling one million laptops saves enough energy to run over 3500 U.S. homes per year.
  • Keeping computers out of landfills can create nearly 300 more jobs annually.

It also helps protect people, animals, and the water supply by keeping excessive amounts of lead out of the environment, preventing serious harm to vital body organs and nervous systems.

Proper Business Computer Disposal in Sonoma

Sonoma County’s recycling laws are focused on eliminating landfill disposal of electronics and other “universal waste” that contains lead, copper, mercury, and cadmium. When you donate your business’ computers, you’re literally doing a world of good, protecting the environment and the planet.

But which computers are worth recycling for their parts, and which should be donated for re-use? If yours is like a lot of businesses, you probably have a storage closet or spare room filled with outdated computers that you’re not sure what to do with.

We understand—you have a business to run. So do we! Junk King of Sonoma will pick up and donate all your discarded electronics, including computers, so you don’t have to stress over what to do with them. Plus, you get to feel good about doing your part for those in need and the world at large.

How Junk King of Sonoma Can Help

Junk King of Sonoma’s reputation for eco-friendly computer disposal goes way back. We were founded as the first recycling-based junk removal service and we’re strongly committed to providing the area’s best green junk removal service. We know that busy companies like yours have more to do than search for a location to donate it or recycle its computers. So why not let us do the work for you?

Our experienced and fully-insured e-waste crews offer quick, easy computer disposal services for your greater Sonoma area business. We recycle and donate computers and computer parts as well as other electronics like cell phones, monitors, televisions, printers, and more.

Junk King and a Sustainable Future

At Junk King of Sonoma, we know you have plenty of options when choosing a computer disposal service. Of course, we believe hiring the area’s most socially responsible e-waste disposal company is the best choice you can make.

Our reputation for eco-friendly computer disposal practices, friendly teams, and efficient service means you can rest easy knowing your old computers will bypass the landfill and serve a bigger and better purpose.

To learn more about how to dispose of your company’s old computers or to arrange for a pick up, contact us today. We also offer easy online booking!