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Sleep Easy with Professional Mattress Disposal

After a long day of work nothing quite compares to slipping off into sleep on a comfortable mattress. How clean is your mattress really, though, and is mattress disposal something that you need to consider?

The truth is that mattresses have been called a breeding ground for all kinds of harmful bacteria. An average mattress – around 1,500 square feet – can collect dozens of pounds of dust every single year as well as mold, microbes, and fungi. Yuck!

The Sleep Council recommends to people that they consider mattress disposal and replacing their old mattress with a new one about every eight to ten years. Your mattress gets less comfortable and loses its support over time in addition to collecting a lot of nasty stuff.

Mattress Disposal That’s Safe, Quick, and Effective 

Mattress DisposalProfessional mattress disposal revolves around your schedule and remains the safest way to get rid of cumbersome mattresses. The pros at Junk King can whisk your mattress away in their company truck; your municipal trash service probably can’t say as much.

The state of California was actually the third state in the country to implement a mattress recovery and recycling effort for old mattresses. Junk King is committed to partnering with local recycling efforts to keep old mattresses in circulation in any way possible.

Old mattresses are much more recyclable than most people presume – between 85% and 95% of your old mattresses components can be recycled and given new life. As estimated twenty million retired mattresses wind up at incinerators and landfills every year in the United States, and that number represents a huge waste of resources!

Junk King’s mattress disposal experts realize that mattresses contain recyclable components like steel, wood, cotton, and foam. The natural fibers that your old mattress is made out of can be cleaned and repurposed, and the foam of your old mattress can be turned into carpeting material for someone else.

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 Mattress Disposal: You Have Options 

When it comes to eco-friendly mattress disposal, you have more options that you probably think. Instead of renting a truck and going it alone, why not have your old mattress taken off your hands and given to a local charity, homeless shelter, or thrift store that would be happy to take it?

Even though the Sleep Council says that you should get a new mattress about every eight years or so, you might be surprised at how much new life you can give an old mattress with a mattress topper or comforter.

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Call or email Junk King and find out how you can go about recycling your old mattress or making sure that it gets into someone else’s home and provides the foundation for a few more years of restful sleep. You’ll sleep easy knowing you’re doing the right thing and keeping 95% recyclable material out of a landfill.

Private companies, non-profits, and eco-friendly mattress disposal companies like Junk King have actually jumped in to fill a void in the industry: often neither your mattress manufacturer nor your municipality will remove and safely recycle your mattress for you.

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A good recycling plant - and there are plenty in California - can recycle 90% or more of your old mattress. Many hospitals take aged, yet still clean and well-kept, mattresses too.

The convenient thing is that you can do the right thing and go about mattress disposal in an eco-friendly way simply by booking a mattress disposal appointment with Junk King. Why risk injury or worry about how you’re going to get a clunky mattress down a flight of stairs. Call, text, or book online today for mattress disposal on your schedule.

All About Bed Bugs and Mattress Disposal

All About Bed Bugs and Mattress Disposal Junk-King SonomaWhether you’re talking about the Twilight series or shows like the Walking Dead, bloodsuckers are in right now. Where bloodsuckers might not be as welcome, though, is on your mattress. That’s because bed bugs pose problems for millions of Americans, yet they’re only the size of an apple seed.

What are Bed Bugs? 

The scary thing about bed bugs is that they oftentimes feed on hosts – i.e., potentially you and me – without being detected right away. In fact, bed bugs are one of the few parasitic insects out there today that exclusively feed on blood.

The reason that bed bugs prefer calling mattresses home is that bed bugs like warm environments with plenty of shade. Bud bugs are for the most part nocturnal insects that do their dirty work late at night. This is why detecting bed bugs (and proper mattress disposal) are so important.

Detecting bed bugs, though, might be harder than it first seems. Bed bugs are tiny, brown insects that have relatively flat bodies.

This next detail might be more at home in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! but when bed bugs feed on their hosts their bodies swell from brown and flat to red and round. And you wonder why homeowners and hotel goers worry about bed bugs!

Bed bugs have rightfully earned the name “pests,” although they’re not communicators of any diseases. Another common misconception about bed bugs is that they’re only found in hovels and dirtier homes; bed bugs, in fact, can be found in very clean hotels and spotless homes alike because these pests feed on blood and aren’t too picky about your home’s upkeep or feng shui.

How Bed Bugs Survive 

How do bed bugs get into your home and how do they survive once there? Bed bugs often come into homes through clothing, luggage or furniture. I guess this all gives new meaning to the term riding on your coattails.

Bed bugs can sneak into your home like spies and lie low once they’re in. This is because bed bugs can skitter from one place to another and remain undetected since their flat bodies can wiggle through very tiny crevices. Bed bugs could, indeed, be hiding in your bed frame or box springs in huge numbers.

As bed bugs normally only go on the move during the night, detecting them can be a challenge. That said, you’ll definitely want to consider safe, professional mattress disposal if bed bugs have ensconced themselves in your mattress. Remember that bed bugs like warm, dark places and often bide their time before wreaking havoc.

Bed Bugs and Vampires? 

In many ways bed bugs are similar to the vampires that we watch on the silver screen. Both bed bugs and vampires are bloodsuckers, nocturnal and leave a visible mark on the skin. The only difference might be that once bitten by a bed bug, you won’t (we hope) actually turn into one.

Bed bugs, though, will bite you while you’re sleeping. Through a long beak, bed bugs do their dirty work before moving on to a new host. In the meantime, you might notice a welt on your skin that could get more inflamed a few days in. These pests often bite areas exposed while sleeping, which makes your ankles and arms especially vulnerable to bites.

The only surefire way of getting rid of bed bugs is professional mattress disposal. Contact Junk King to have friendly junk removal professionals come to your home and remove your infected mattress. Quotes are free and booking online today can save you thirty dollars.

Make Your Life Easier With A Junk Removal Service

 

Make Your Life Easier With A Junk Removal Service Junk King SonomaThe idea of a clean and decluttered space sounds great, but a lot of hard work and logistical problems stand in the way. If you’ve never tried junk removal services, you may not realize just how much easier junk removal can be!

One Simple Junk Removal Solution

If you’re weighing options to get rid of bulky items or piles of debris, know that you have one simple solution that will completely take the stress and trouble off your shoulders. Here’s how Junk King has been making life easier for people and businesses around Marin and Sonoma:

Save yourself trips!

Getting rid of junk yourself requires a lot of trips to different drop-off centers and donation sites. That’s a lot of wasted gasoline, and countless wasted hours. Junk removal services can get it all done in one trip — including sending your different kinds of junk to the right recycling centers and charities.

Instead of driving all over the Bay Area to find different disposal methods or waiting around for charities to come pick up your stuff on their schedule, you can call Junk King to clear out all your garbage, debris, and bulk items in one truckload.

Take back your weekend!

Think of the junk removal team as some friends (with muscles and trucks) who can help you out with your big project. Get it done faster, and you’ll have more time to enjoy the weekend!

By the time the weekend rolls around, wouldn’t you rather be sipping some wine or out hiking the trails? Junk removal pros can swoop in to save the day — and your precious free time — so you can say goodbye to the garbage and move forward with your weekend.

Reduce stress!

Junk removal helps reduce stress during some of life’s more difficult moments. Keep Junk King in mind the next time you have a clean-up project that creates unwanted stress:

  • Estate cleanouts
  • Flood damaged items
  • Room, attic, and basement cleanouts
  • Remodeling debris clean-up

Streamline your rental property!

If you deal with tenants, you know that they leave behind massive amounts of garbage all too often. For both commercial properties and residential rentals, Junk King can be your partner who smoothes the transition between tenants.

Call us for junk removal when tenants move out, and we can remove trash piles, discarded furniture, broken electronics, office furniture and equipment, or anything else left behind. That giant tube TV your renter left? The boxes of old paperwork sitting in the office space? Get a junk removal team to haul it away.

Property managers who partner with Junk King can tout an eco-friendly commitment, too. Junk King operates with a fleet of green vehicles and recycles everything we can.

Easy scheduling!

With Junk King, you can make an appointment and we’ll stick to it. No more waiting for the doorbell or interrupting your schedule!

Book online or by phone, and Junk King will honor your appointment — and we call 15 minutes before we arrive just to confirm. There really isn’t a more convenient way to get rid of bulk trash and debris. It’s as easy as making one appointment with Junk King!

Mattress Recycling Brings a Greener Tomorrow

Mattress Recycling Brings a Greener Tomorrow Junk King Sonoma CountyLiving a green lifestyle often means repairing old items and holding onto them for as long as you possibly can. One big exception: your mattress. For your health and comfort, you really need to replace your mattress about every five years or whenever it starts to wear out. Mattress recycling lets you say goodbye to the old mattress without worrying about environmental harm.

Junk King offers mattress recycling as part of our eco-friendly commitment that applies to all our junk hauling services. Mattress construction includes many different kinds of materials, which means recycling is not really an option for the average consumer. We make sure your old mattress gets broken down and separated into recyclable parts and non-recyclable components get disposed of responsibly.

  • Fabrics and fiber fill: Whether cotton, polypropylene or other materials, fabrics can be stripped away and recycled into new textiles as part of the mattress recycling process.
  • Metal springs: Most mattresses have steel springs, which can be melted down and repurposed.
  • Foam: Mattress foam can be plant-based or synthetic. Either way, the right mattress recycling facility can process and recycle these materials.
  • Wood: Frame materials get scrapped or chipped and recycled into other products to prevent unnecessary deforestation.

The mattress recycling process requires special machinery to tear apart the pieces and sort the different materials. Some mattress recyclers can repurpose as much as 90% of the materials.

Mattress Recycling: An Earth-Friendly Solution

Mattresses should never go to landfills because they take up so much space — the springs and foam prevent the mattress from compacting like other trash. The materials can be especially hazardous to the earth, too. Metals and petroleum-based fabrics leach toxins into the soil and water, so these items should be recycled rather than thrown away.

When you choose mattress recycling, the entire mattress gets taken apart. The recyclable materials get recycled, and the non-recyclable parts can be disposed of with minimal impact on the environment.

With Junk King, you get an easy, hands-free solution for mattress recycling. You don’t have to burn fuel driving your mattress to a special location. Our team will simply pick it up — on your schedule — anywhere around the Sonoma and Marin area. We’ll drop it off at a San Francisco area mattress recycling facility, and you can start shopping for a new eco-friendly mattress!

Stop waking up to a sore back and get rid of your old mattress — make an appointment with Junk King for pick-up and mattress recycling.

Should You Throw Away an Old Mattress? | Junk-King Sonoma

Should You Throw Away an Old Mattress? | Junk-King SonomaAnytime you need to dispose of a large item like an old mattress, it begs the question: should you throw it away, donate it, or find a solution for recycling? And ultimately, just how do you get rid of the darn thing?

An old mattress can be especially tricky for several reasons:

The size and weight of mattresses make curbside disposal a non-option.
A very old mattress may be limp and difficult to move.
Mattresses are resilient — they don’t flatten or compact in landfills.
The materials often contain substances that are environmentally harmful when thrown away.

Junk removal services offer the perfect solution for getting rid of an old mattress. Junk-King has an eco-friendly policy so we never send items to the landfill when it can be avoided. Make the appointment and our crew will show up to carry away your old mattress (and box spring!) so you can say goodbye to it without any worries.

Recycling an Old Mattress

Mattresses can be recycled, but homeowners cannot complete all the steps on their own. After the fabric, metal, and plastic components have been separated, each material must be sent to an appropriate recycling facility.

Junk-King Sonoma works with recyclers around Marin and Sonoma Counties to make old mattress disposal as green as possible.

Donating an Old Mattress

Need a new mattress, but the old one is still in good shape? Junk-King Sonoma also coordinates donation efforts with local non-profit organizations. Clean and bedbug-free mattresses can be sent to shelters, charity-based thrift stores, and other organizations who can put your old mattress to good use.

Of course, you still need help with mattress removal — and Junk-King Sonoma offers your simplest solution for transporting mattresses to a donation center. Charity pick-up services charge fees for mattress pick-up, and you have to work with their schedule. Junk-King Sonoma shows up on-time for your chosen appointment.

Mattress Removal Services in the Sonoma Area

Book online or call Junk-King Sonoma for an appointment and our professional junk hauling team will take care of the rest. We call to confirm the appointment 15 minutes before arrival, and we’re ready to get to work as soon as we get there.

Whether you have one old mattress or a house full of California kings, Junk-King Sonoma brings the right number of junk haulers and a large truck to haul the mattress away in a breeze.

Sleep soundly knowing that you found an easy, eco-friendly solution for mattress disposal!