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Since CRTs have mostly been replaced by LCD and LED technology, in 2016 California AB 1419 was signed into law and requires the recycling of panel glass from monitors and televisions.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

The Quickest and Safest Way to Conduct Hot Tub Removal

Millions of Sonoma County homeowners use their hot tubs to soothe their muscles and mind. If you’ve enjoyed your spa over the years but now need to dispose of or replace it you’re probably hoping for an easy hot tub removal plan.

Many people are tempted to break down and remove a hot tub themselves, but we have a better, back-saving solution. Junk King of Sonoma offers a safe and secure way to remove your old hot tub and properly disposes of it in compliance with California’s environmental laws.

Safety First

2 Hot tubs inside roomA DIY breakdown is not a hot tub removal idea we support and here’s why.

  • It involves working with power, gas, and water lines.
  • It’s a labor-intensive process and can cause muscle strain or worse injuries.
  • The pieces are not easy to transport, and you may need to hire a truck to do it.

You’ll also need to dispose of the cover and figure out where you can dispose of both it and the hot tub because not all landfills or recycling facilities accept them.

Environmentally Sound Hot Tub Removal

If you’re convinced you shouldn’t handle your hot tub removal on your own, Junk King of Sonoma will do the heavy lifting for you and make sure it’s recycled or properly disposed of in the most eco-friendly way possible.

Before we pick up your hot tub we recommend:

  • Draining all the water out of it by attaching a garden hose to the bottom drain spout and opening the spigot.
  • Disconnecting any hoses.
  • Turning off the heater on the side of the hot tub.
  • Locating the circuit breaker for the hot tub and turning it off.

If there’s any water left in the bottom of the tub after draining it, use a shop vac to clean it up.

Your Local Hot Tub Removal Solution

If you’re a Sonoma County homeowner looking for a quick way to handle getting rid of your old hot tub, let Junk King of Sonoma deal with every aspect of its removal and disposal. We offer quality, friendly service and make speedy work of breaking down and hauling away old hot tubs as well as outdoor furniture, yard waste, appliances, electronics, and more. We’re the nation’s #1 green disposal service and would love to put our hot tub removal expertise to work for you.

To learn more or to ask us any questions you might have about hauling away that old tub, give us a call, text us a photo, or book an appointment online today! We look forward to serving you!

Everything You Need to Know About California’s E-waste Recyling Laws

Improper disposal of electronic waste can create serious risks to people, animals, and the environment. Junk King of Sonoma offers safe and secure e waste recycling, removal, and disposal services to make sure you comply with California’s environmental laws.

What is E-waste?

computer cords and motherboardIn California, E-waste refers to any unwanted electronic device or CRT (cathode ray tube) which is classified as “universal waste.” It frequently contains hazardous materials like lead and mercury, and is produced by businesses, households, industries, and governments. As LCD and LED technology for TVs and monitors has for the most part replaced CRTs, the state has enacted AB 1419 for CRT panel glass recycling, an initiative that allows scrap panel glass to be reused in many new products.

E waste Recycling Laws in California

Thanks in large part to SB 20, or the Electronic Waste Recycling Act, California remains the only state that has successfully reined in the illegal disposal of toxic electronics such as TVs, laptops, and computer monitors. Today, half of the e waste that once found its way to landfills or was illegally shipped overseas will be recycled or reused.

There are a number of reporting requirements e waste recycling providers must meet and they must manage e waste in compliance with the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s waste regulations. They are also required to comply with recordkeeping and treatment standards as dictated by state law.

As the electronic waste stream becomes more complex e waste disposal has gotten more complicated, too. The Future of Electronic Waste Management in California project was adopted in 2018 and recommends ways to get the most out of the state’s e waste recycling program.

Junk King of Sonoma is Your E waste Disposal Partner

Globally, the U.S. produces the most e waste per person and California’s leadership in e waste recycling is helping to set in motion national recycling policies. Junk King of Sonoma is proud to contribute to this effort. We have long been active in environmentally-friendly practices and encourage our business and residential customers to see e waste repurposing and recycling as an earth-friendly undertaking to reduce their environmental footprint.

We want everyone to be as committed to protecting the environment as we are. Our e waste recycling services are designed to benefit our local communities while recognizing we must also take steps to protect the entire planet.

Do you have any old televisions, computers, VCRs, tablets, stereos, fax machines, copiers, or other common electronic products piling up because you haven’t had the time to properly dispose of them? Our experienced e waste disposal crews help you determine which e waste can be recycled, reused, or repurposed, as well as which may be designated hazardous under California law.

Get in Touch

If you’re a Sonoma County resident or business owner searching for a socially responsible e waste disposal company, your search is over! Junk King of Sonoma offers quality, friendly service and makes quick work of sorting and hauling away your e waste recycling. We’re the country’s #1 green disposal service and we’d love to put our expertise to work for you. To learn more about our e waste recycling and other junk removal services, give us a call, text us a photo, or book an appointment online today! We look forward to serving you!

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.

The Value of Hiring Professional Hot Tub Removal Services

A newly installed hot tub can be an exciting addition to any property. It is an investment that introduces better relaxation and can also be a source of awakening romance. What is not exciting is the thought of it breaking down. After about a decade of use, your hot tub may be rendered useless and require you to have it removed.  In that case, hot tub removal may be the only solution to cutting costs.

Hiring a Professional for Your Hot Tub Removal

The process of removing an old hot tub is labor-intensive, and you also need to be sure of where to haul the pieces once it is removed. Some spas are made of steel, other fiberglass versions, and so much more.  Can these broken pieces fit in your car, and where should you responsibly dispose them of? Choosing a professional junk removal company to dispose of your spa eliminates the hassle of dealing with heavy-duty equipment.

It also offers you a safe and eco-friendly manner of removal. You will only show them where the tub is for quick transportation and processing. A hot tub requires expertise to remove and dispose of and must be done with specific tools. As much as you may want to cut costs by opting for a DIY process, you will still be required to transport it and cover landfill costs. Breaking the old spa and dumping it in your yard can be an eyesore not just for the residents but your visitors too.

Save Time and Money

A professional junk removal company has the necessary resources to get the job done. They also use the right equipment to manage the disposal safely. An expert removal company also offers transport and the processing of the hot tub. This saves you money and time. What’s more, professional removal prevents pollution and severe health effects by removing the hot tub in an eco-friendly manner.  The right techniques are used to minimize adverse effects on the environment.

Professionals are trained on the best ways of removing spas and hauling them out of a yard. They have a variety of tools and tricks to get the job done right, quickly, and efficiently while also reducing damage to your property. With an expert, you are assured that the spa is hauled away in an eco-friendly manner and recyclable parts are kept out of the landfill. Professionals are also careful to follow the rules and regulations for hot tub removal. This guarantees proper rubbish disposal with reduced environmental effects.

The Cost of Removal

The cost of removing a hot tub largely depends on the manufacturer, size, and its condition. You can get several quotes from local providers and be keen to go through reviews on their websites. The services offered should include a truck and an experienced crew. Be sure there are no hidden fees to the service provided. Preparing your tub for removal can save you extra costs. For instance, disconnect the plumbing and the power, drain all the water and keep the tub dry, and clear a removal path by ensuring there are no obstacles.

Whether you are selling your home with an old hot tub or are remodeling, you may need to get rid of your spa. Hot tubs are cumbersome and heavy, meaning that hauling them away without the aid of a professional service provider can be impractical. Hot tub removal can also be time consuming and messy. You will need a professional to make the removal job easy and safe. A professional will ensure every part of the tub is sorted for disposal, donation, or recycling.

Local Junk Pickup: The Value of Expert Junk Removal and Hauling

Owning a large truck is never a good enough reason to carry out junk removal on your own. In business, every decision involves expenditure. Hauling unwanted junk is one of them. It involves expenses. However, it is more cost-effective to allocate this task to an expert junk removal service.

Junk removal specialists offer different services, including site cleanup, hauling off newspaper stacks, and unnecessary items. If you have had a construction project, a junk removal expert can take away the debris and waste that accumulate soon after your project. Here is why you need a professional local junk pick up company.

Recycling Benefits

If the disposing of waste keeps pace, the landfill space will quickly run out, and water and the air will be polluted. Most junk pick up specialist are environment conscious. They know that recycling is a good practice that prevents harmful effects on the environment.

Most of the waste products are recyclable. Old furniture, including sofas, mattresses, beds, among others, can also be recycled to ease the stuffed garages and yards. Metal can also be turned into scrap metal to form other useful products.

The higher the amount of junk recycled, the lower the amount of it will go to the landfills. Hauling in an eco-friendly manner can ensure that we live in a clean environment. Some companies reuse and donate some of the items to charities.

Cost-Effective

You save more by hiring a professional local junk pick up company rather than doing it yourself. These companies have experts who carry out rubbish cleanup professionally. They know the risks involved with every type of junk. Some of the risks are hazardous and can harm the environment and living things when not correctly disposed of.

They are also equipped to handle any potential risks. In some states, you are also required to hire specialists to haul industrial waste, or any junk deemed hazardous. Because it is easier to get rid of a bag of trash, ensure that your service provider can also handle heavy machinery.

Most companies do not handle hazardous waste, so check if your potential service provider has the capacity. Ensure you are getting the best value for your money. Your service provider may give an estimate in terms of cubic yardage of your junk. After getting the estimate, get several local quotes and compare.

Proper Knowledge and Right Equipment

Efficiency and knowledge are crucial for every credible waste removal company. Having the right equipment is also an essential requirement. Professional service providers are knowledgeable on how to handle every type of waste and the process to follow especially when handling toxic waste.

Ensure your preferred company has the right trucks, tools, and expertise to haul your junk efficiently. Consider the company ready to haul away your waste, sweep up, and leave your compound clutter-free and clean.

Avoid Legal Issues

Working with a licensed professional to get rid of your waste eliminates potential legal risks. Disposing of the waste on your own or with the help of an unscrupulous dealer can increase risk. The high chances are; the waste may be disposed of in the wrong place and the wrong way. Experts follow the local disposal laws and regulations to avoid court cases and hefty penalties.

When it comes to local junk pick up, it is important that you choose a credible and certified waste removal company. The company must be fully insured and licensed to operate locally. A DIY process may seem more manageable but presents many complications. The best junk removal company knows that excellent customer service is the core of successful services.

Why TV Recycling Is the Way to Go

When your TV stops working or goes obsolete, you have to replace it. But what do you do with the old junk when the municipal garbage haulers don’t televisions by the curb?

If it’s in a usable state, you can sell or donate it. Otherwise, consider TV recycling. We have skipped the option of sending your TV to the landfill for some good reasons, which we shall discuss later.

Donating or Selling Your TV

People offloading Televisions at a Recycling CenterFor a working TV, look for a needy person in the community and give it to them. You may as well find charities who gladly accept old items. Alternatively, list it on online platforms like Sell.com and fetch yourself some cash. However, you’ll not always find interested people just because the appliance is working.

TV Recycling: Why Recycle?

Most electronic appliances contain toxic materials like lead, cadmium, mercury, and beryllium. Traditional televisions with cathode ray tubes (CRT) have a unique problem. Their glass tubes contain about six pounds of lead, but the amount may vary with the gadget’s size.

Flat screens also contain a range of harmful elements. If leaked into the soil or water systems, these chemicals can have life-threatening consequences. Therefore, the government discourages the disposal of televisions in landfills to prevent pollution.

Furthermore, some electronics contain parts made of valuable metals, including gold, silver, aluminum, and copper. Steel, plastic, and glass are also recyclable. Therefore, it makes more sense to reprocess reusable parts instead of throwing everything away.

TV Recycling Process

For a CRT television, the process is a little more complicated than that of flat screens. It begins with extracting the cathode ray tube from the TV body. The shell goes straight to recycling with regular electronic waste.

The second step involves shredding the screen and tube to reduce their size. The recycling plant disposes of any glass dust generated.

Next is passing the broken glass under magnets to collect iron and steel. The remaining material passes through Eddy Currents to remove copper and aluminum. The accumulated metals can proceed to reuse.

The remaining glass is cleared of phosphorus, oxides, and dust in a washing line. Finally, a sorting line separates glass with lead from unleaded glass. Both the products become raw materials for new screens or other applications.

Transporting Your TV

Most recycling plants and manufacturers won’t come over to pick your old television. As a result, many people keep their broken TVs in the basement or somewhere in the yard.

Instead of keeping the junk, you can transport it to a recycling center in your truck. Most traditional televisions are remarkably massive. Therefore, it’s essential to ask for assistance when moving it from your home to the truck. You should also secure it firmly in the vehicle for it to arrive intact.

Professional TV Recycling Service

Why take on the risky and arduous task when you can hire professional TV disposal and recycling service in your area? You could hurt your back or get injured when transporting it by yourself. If you don’t own a truck, you may have to borrow or rent one for the job.

A company with an experienced TV removal team will provide the workforce needed to haul the old television out of your home safely. They will do all the heavy lifting, saving you the hassle of taking the box to the curb. The squad will also know where to drop the TV for proper, eco-friendly recycling and disposal.

TV Disposal and Recycling in Sonoma

Do you have a broken TV that’s doing nothing but collecting dust in your home? Get rid of it today. Apart from purging harmful substances, you’ll allow the world to make the best use of its reusable components. Invite Junk King for professional and cost-effective TV removal services today.

Contact us now to schedule an appointment.

Appliance Disposal: What to Do with Broken and Unwanted Equipment

Over the years, households accumulate a lot of junk, which includes outdated and broken household equipment. Without proper appliance disposal, unwanted devices sitting around the house can take up a significant portion of your home. Getting rid of them is not always easy, usually because of their size and weight.

As a result, many people keep heaps of scrap in the yard or the garage, making their homes untidy and congested. If you have old appliances you would like to eliminate, this post is for you. Read on to see what you can do with the jumble.

Means of Appliance Disposal

old Dryer in open fieldHere are three fundamental ways of getting rid of appliance junk appropriately.

Reusing

Reusing is an option for used appliances which are still in good shape. It may not be the way to go if the equipment is too old or seriously dilapidated.

The reason is that replacement parts are often hard to find or expensive. And even if you can have it fixed, the item may not last long before developing other problems. Repairing, therefore, can be costly in the long run.

If you have an unwanted appliance that is still working, consider giving it out as a donation. Many charitable organizations like the Salvation Army accept useful items and donate them to the needy.

Recycling

Recycling is one of the most effective methods of appliance disposal. According to studies, about 60 percent of a typical machine consists of steel, which is recyclable. New appliances contain at least 25 percent recycled steel, with the internal parts taking a bulk of up to 90 percent.

Additionally, materials like plastic, glass, oils, and refrigerants are reusable after reprocessing. For toxic compounds, recycling experts have the knowledge on how to extract them with EPA-certified equipment and prepare them for safe disposal.

Dumping

When items cease to be useful, throwing them away is the first thought that crosses the minds of most people. The most probable destination for anything you take to the dump truck is the landfill.

Due to their design, appliances take up a lot of space in the landfill. They are not biodegradable, and some of them contain hazardous materials. Chemicals like lead, mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), and chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) are harmful to the environment.

For this reason, various state governments have placed landfill bans on certain appliances. You may need to plan for a pickup with a professional waste disposal company or the municipal garbage haulers for removal.

Getting Old Appliances Out of Your Home

Whichever method of appliance disposal you prefer, you have to get the items out of your home in some way. Consider the following options:

Local Municipal Pickup

Check if your city has a collection and recycling service for old household appliances. You may have to schedule an appointment with the municipal waste collection agency.

List the Items Online

You may also list the appliances on platforms like the Freecycle Network to see if anyone would want to reuse them. Locals may collect the items, but you have to be patient.

Rent a Roll Off Dumpster

Get a dumpster from a local hauler and fill it with unwanted appliances and other trash. When done with the cleanout, call the company to haul it away.

Hire a Junk Removal Service

Most waste disposal companies accept broken appliances for dumping or recycling. It’s a great option to get rid of bulky equipment. If you have more clutter like renovation debris, take let the company remove it.

Professional Appliance Disposal Sonoma, CA

Are you looking to remove old appliances from your Sonoma home? We at Junk King offer a smooth, ecofriendly appliance removal service at affordable prices across California. After scheduling an appointment, our team will contact you 15 minutes before coming over to make an estimate.

Contact us today for stress-free appliance disposal services today!