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What Is Responsible Yard Waste Removal?

Whether you just completed a large landscaping project or have large amounts of plant debris after a storm, excessive yard waste on your property can present a real problem. Your local trash pickup company does a good job with normal loads, but they simply are not equipped to handle special situations like this. As a responsible property owner in Sonoma, you’re wondering what the safest, easiest, and most cost-effective way to conduct yard waste removal.

At Junk King Sonoma, we provide a service that fulfills this exact need. By simply scheduling a pickup with us, we’ll come to your property and remove all your yard waste and take it where it can be most useful.

Types of Yard Waste

Yard Waste Removal You already know that dead leaves, tree branches, and other plant life that’s collected or accumulated on your property qualifies as yard waste, but you may not know that many other materials you might throw away can also be disposed of responsibly. We’ll be happy to take:

  • Displaced soil from a project
  • Removed tree stumps
  • Sod you replaced for new grass or turf
  • Fencing or plasterboard from recent renovations

We know that these types of debris can pile up quickly either because you have an ongoing project or because you’re always gardening or otherwise tinkering with your property. You can request us for yard waste removal on a regular scheduled rotation or just a single date.

Where Your Waste Goes

After we pickup your yard waste, we dispose of each type of debris in a way that’s most useful to our community and least harmful to the environment. Most types of organic waste, like grass and dead leaves, can be used for composting to support Sonoma’s thriving agricultural market. Used lumber and timer can go to home builders and other construction contractors to create rustic features. Even rocks and stones can go to other properties to create amazing hardscaping features. There’s no reason to worry about your yard waste removal needlessly filling up our local landfills. We’re committed to keeping Sonoma a healthy and beautiful place.

Easy Scheduling and Pickup with Junk King Sonoma

Scheduling yard waste removal for your home or business in Sonoma is quick and easy. Simply contact us by phone or online and we can give you a free quote. If you like our affordable price, just pick a date and time and we’ll arrive punctually and get rid of all your waste in a jiffy. We can also leave a large container that you can fill up at your convenience. You can trust that every item will be put to good use whenever possible.

Efficient Refrigerator Disposal – Save The Planet

Efficient-Refridgerator-Disposal-Save-The-Planet-junk-king-CA-SonomaRefrigerators are disposed of on a daily basis.  Think of all the chemicals that would fill our landfills if we neglect our responsibility of proper refrigerator disposal.  Our oceans, lakes and rivers suffer the consequences early on due to our negligence.  However these horrors then extend unto us in the form of various ailments and diseases. We do not want to be constant victims of our own doing.  We have a tendency to believe that things happen without a cause.  This is far from the truth and here’s why.

A number of the chemicals used in the manufacturing of fridges are quite hazardous.  This is why it is very important to ensure that fridges are disposed of properly.  It is important to have an understanding of what these hazardous chemicals are and how they can impact your health. You need to become aware of the refrigerator disposal laws as well as any other information required to help you make a sound decision. This will certainly help you maintain a healthy environment.

Know What You Are Buying

Fridges contain chemicals known as CFC’s. The refrigerant used in most fridges manufactured before 2000 contain this chemical. It is for this reason that you know the year your fridge was manufactured, so you can seek ways to minimize the risks associated with exposure to the refrigerant.  All fridges should have a plate stating the manufacturer, model, serial number and the type of refrigerant being used. This is important to your overall health.  It sure benefits you and your family in knowing  what environmental and health risks that exist in your home.

The Facts About Recycling Your Fridge

Fridges are reduced to their basic elements in a sealed environment so that any Ozone Depleting Substance can be securely withdrawn.  The remainder of the material is disconnected by machine into separate product series such as plastics, ferrous and nonferrous metals.  The foam is reused and recycled as well.

Finding ways to dispose of your refrigerator safely can be quite challenging. This is why you need the professional service that Junk King provides.  We will ensure your refrigerator is stripped and dumped in a manner that is not hazardous to the environment.  All it will take is a phone call to schedule the pick up appointment.  Our mission is to help you get rid of any junk material in a manner that is eco-friendly and cost effective. Contact us and learn more about our services.

E-waste – Electronics Recycling The Solution

E-waste disposal is becoming more and more important and the environment’ state really is dependent upon how we treat this matter. What do you do with that old computer, monitor, or tablet once that device has reached its expiration date – i.e., when the next iPhone comes out? Well, as we’re all well aware, electronics get updated and upgraded all the time, and sometimes our favorite devices stop working, get viruses or plain get dropped on the ground (it happens).

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If any of these things occur to your electronics, then they’ve effectively gone from a usable gizmo to electronic waste. Also called e-waste, electronic waste is a catch-all term for all of the electronics devices that get sent to landfills, repurposed, donated or recycled back into circulation each and every year. Whole genres of devices actually get sent out to pasture as new technologies come along – think about PDAs, fax machines, VCRs, and pagers.

It’s important that a greater share of this collective e-waste gets recycled and put back into circulation – in one form or another. Recycling e-waste is actually critical right now for two reasons – the sheer volume of electronic waste that’s out there right now that doesn’t get recycled and, secondly, the fact that electronic waste contains heavy metals that can threaten the water and air that we all enjoy.

  • How Much E-waste are We Talking?

Can you guess how much we in the United States collectively generate in terms of e-waste? Hands on buzzers: More than three million tons of e-waste is generated annually and, unfortunately, less than a half-million tons of that e-waste was properly recycled. Nearly two billion dollars is spent by Americans on consumer electronics every year with high tech turnover as the main culprit behind (literally) tons of e-waste.

  • Where Recycling Comes In

Because of all these dangers California went ahead and ratified into law the Electronic Waste Recycling Act back in 2003. This law basically disincentivizes the sale of dangerous products like outmoded cathode-ray tube monitors that contain heavy metals. The Electronic Waste Recycling Act also makes it easier for California businesses and homeowners to recycle things like bulky fax machines and obsolete desktop computers and make way for newer, safer technologies.

How to Recycle Your E-waste 

Even though the average American household has two dozen electronics gadgets within its four walls, that’s not a reason to despair. If you have an old Smartphone collecting dust, then there’s a good chance you can hook up with your manufacturer’s recycling program to get those parts back in circulation.

The biggest tech giants going in America – folks like Apple, Samsung, LG and Canon – all have their own e-waste recycling programs to ensure that you and the company can live up to the Environmental Protection Agency’s motto of reduce, reuse and recycle.

The cool thing is that it doesn’t cost you anything to do the right thing by the environment and – an added benefit – get those obsolete electronics off of your hands. Most Best Buy stores actually have recycling programs, and their tagline is that they’ll take just about any electronics device irrespective of where you bought the device or how old it happens to be. As the most sprawling e-waste recycling hub in the United States, Best Buy has recycled over one billion pounds of use computers, TVs, Smartphones, cameras, and audio appliances.

Electronics manufacturers have even teamed up with the EPA by heeding the Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge to ultimately get more electronics to a certified electronics recycler. The end goal is reaching 100% participation and leaving this world just a little better than we left it. To have your e-waste safely disposed, team up with Junk King.

Foreclosure Cleanup: Save Time WIth Junk King

Foreclosure cleanup is a tedious task we can help you with. If your home is about to be foreclosed or if your company is going out of business, you will be tasked with getting rid of all those sundries that you no longer want or need. From old tables to aged furniture, broken electronics and other random odds and ends, there’s all sorts of stuff that has to go. Do not try to transport all of these items out of your home or business on your own. Doing so is an arduous task that will punish your body and waste your time. Do yourself an enormous favor by leaning on the professional foreclosure cleanup experts at Junk King to do a thorough job in a fraction of the time it would take you to remove everything on your own.

Foreclosure Junk Removal by the Experts

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A home or commercial foreclosure is an emotional event. The process will be much easier if you spend as little time as necessary on-site, cleaning and removing items. Lean on Junk King to remove everything from your foreclosed property and you will find that you do not feel emotionally drained.

Establish an appointment with our junk removal specialists by dialing 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK) and we’ll call you between 15 and 30 minutes before our arrival. Our team will be in and out quicker than you would have ever imagined. We will haul away just about anything aside from hazardous materials. This way, you won’t have to lift or drag each and every item to your vehicle and haul it to a landfill or other site.

You have been through enough with your foreclosure. Do not torture yourself by trying to haul all of the property’s remaining junk. Let Junk King’s junk removal experts do the work so you can make a clean break from the property and never look back.

Items We Will Take Away From Your Foreclosed Property

There is a good chance that your foreclosed home or commercial operation has bulky items that require a couple of strong men to haul. Do not worry about whether Junk King’s personnel is capable of handling such a strenuous haul. Our junk removal specialists can remove nearly anything from your home or business. Whether it is old furniture, antiquated appliances, a broken CRT TV/monitor, yard waste, mattresses, box springs or other items, we will take it away without causing a mess. As long as the federal government allows us to dispose of the item, we will haul it from your foreclosed property. The only things we don’t take are those that have the potential to cause a fire or create an environmental hazard.

Junk King’s Green Removal Service

We all can benefit from a green removal service. Junk King is unlike any other junk removal company on the planet. We go to great lengths to dispose of your undesired items in a manner that does not harm the environment or any living creature. While our competitors often truck old items and trash right on over to the closest landfill, we actually invest the time and effort that is necessary to analyze each item for utility.

Lean on our team of junk removal specialists to haul away your unwanted items to a recycling hub. We will figure out if anything can be salvaged either through recycling or donating. Each of our junk hauls goes through this intricate sorting and analysis process to separate household goods from textiles, metals e-waste and so on. No other junk haulers bother to perform such an extensive recycling process. Contact us today as we provide low-cost junk removal that benefit our surroundings as well as future generations of humanity.

Resurfacing vs. Concrete Removal – Why Resurfacing Is The New Way

If your home driveway, business parking lot or other surface shows signs of aging, do not automatically assume that concrete removal is your only option. Resurfacing is quickly spilling into the mainstream for good reason. There is no sense in paying for an entirely new driveway or parking lot when you can resurface it for a fraction of the cost.

What is Resurfacing?

Consider the impact of thousands of pounds of steel and metal moving across your driveway. Then consider the repetitive freeze-thaw cycles that compromise the surface’s integrity. The damage typically manifests in the form of cracks along the surface and/or the appearance of divots. Instead of paying through the nose for a contractor to totally redo your driveway with concrete removal or constantly patching the surface, opt for the happy medium in the form of resurfacing.

Resurfacing involves removing the top layer of the surface and replacing it with a thin cement overlay that is combined with special bonding agents. This mixture is poured on top of the existing concrete and sticks to it for a gorgeous, smooth new surface. As long as there is not an underlying issue with the foundation, those pesky pits and cracks won’t appear for a long while. Let’s take a look at why resurfacing is the new and improved way to remedy an aging surface without concrete removal.

The Benefits of Resurfacing: No Concrete Removal and an Affordable Fix

Homeowners and business owners opt to resurface rather than remove or patch the surface for a variety of reasons. Chief amongst them is the low cost. The average residential driveway can be resurfaced for a couple thousand dollars or less. This cost pales in comparison to the cost of a comprehensive concrete removal. The work can be done across several different days if necessary.You can even add colors or patterns if you so desire.

Extended Longevity

Resurfacing a driveway will extend its lifespan. Adding an overlay above the existing concrete makes it incredibly durable so it can withstand its usual daily pounding from vehicles, foot traffic and harsh weather. When the job is done properly, the new surface will last quite long, especially if it is cared for across posterity.

An Environmentally Friendly Solution

Others opt to resurface because it benefits the environment. It takes very few resources to resurface a driveway compared to total concrete removal.

Resurfacing Requires Minimal Time, Effort and Resources

Why bother with the tiring and time consuming process of breaking up the old surface, massive concrete removal and pouring in new concrete when resurfacing is possible? This is an especially relevant question for those who have old concrete surfaces of considerable size. Removing all of that old concrete is an extraordinary hassle that is often unnecessary. Those who make the decision to resurface enjoy a lovely new-looking driveway, parking lot or other surface that really is resistant to wear and tear in the years ahead.

Conclusion

While it is possible to repair broken concrete with patching and other methods, doing so takes a lot of time and costs more than most would expect. As long as the driveway or parking lot is moderately damaged, there is no sense in breaking up the old concrete and re-pouring. Resurfacing provides a beautiful new finish without all of the time, effort and money required for a total replacement.

How Commercial Waste Disposal and Recycling Helps the Environment

How Commercial Waste Disposal and Recycling Helps the Environment Junk-King Sonoma CAThe manufacturing, wholesale and energy-creation sectors are vital to the growth and long-term sustainability of our economy. You and I depend on manufacturing services for the goods we enjoy on a daily basis and the energy sector provides the lifeblood that powers our lives.

Handling Commercial Waste 

One downside to all of these benefits, though, is commercial waste. Simply enough, commercial waste is defined as waste produced as a byproduct of doing business. On a small scale commercial waste could be wrappers related to a catering services in the hospitality industry or obsolete electronics at a retail store.

People often contrast industrial waste with the domestic waste in our homes. Essentially industrial waste is related to business and domestic waste is related to what we use as we go about our lives. The problem is that industrial, commercial waste can damage the environment if left unattended even though most of that waste is produced in the effort to make our lives easier.

Solution? Responsible Industrial Waste Disposal 

Through a combination of waste pickup and dumpsters placed around your place of business, commercial waste disposal can be dramatically lessened. This is not only better for business – commercial waste disposal is better for the environment, results in more EPA compliance and does a service to the community.

A junk removal service like Junk King-Sonoma makes eco-friendly junk removal a priority for local businesses and the communities that those businesses serve. Whether you need a dumpster placed outside of your construction site or pickup of your commercial waste as a retailer or manager in the hospitality industry, we have the professionalism, experience and know-how to get the job done.

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Can Commercial Waste be Recycled? 

Many local business owners and eco-responsible employees want to do even better by the environment and learn more about recycling their commercial waste. Fortunately, you can safely have your commercial waste recycled, which is doubly good for the environment since the commercial waste neither pollutes the environment nor becomes a one-and-done product never to be seen again.

Recycling your commercial waste also makes a ton of sense from a business perspective since going the recycling route streamlines your business and allows you to seamlessly meet regulatory waste compliance benchmarks set by the EPA and local governments.

Improve Your Division Rate Today 

In short, you’re improving the overall efficiency of your business, doing a whole lot of good for the environment and bolstering your diversion rate. For readers who might not be aware of what a diversion rate is: A diversion rate is simply the total amount of commercial waste that you’ve diverted from the landfill to a recycling program.

That’s actually one more benefit to recycling your commercial waste – you can automate the process of recycling pickup in the same way in which you automate other aspects of your business. Recycling no longer needs to be drudgery or inefficient. The process of helping the environment has definitely been streamlined.

Although commercial waste often calls to mind the mental image of industrial waste in the medical, energy or manufacturing industries, commercial waste is also a reality in retail stores and shops you go to every day. Electronics need to be disposed of, and possibly recycled, with the same high standards as waste from the manufacturing and energy sectors.

Contact Junk King-Sonoma

The pros at Junk King-Sonoma can make recycling your commercial waste easy, reliable and efficient. This means that you can do good by the environment, hit your waste disposal compliance benchmarks and streamline your business even further.