Monthly Archives: October 2011

Stockton TV Disposal & Purchase Guide

One of the most popular purchases for the holidays are new televisions. If you pay attention to the upcoming ads, you’re going to see plenty of bargains heading your way. If you’re in the market for a new television in Stockton you should also keep these other factoids in mind:
Become Familiar With the Tech Talk: HDTV. In many ways that’s all you really need to be thinking about when it comes to buying a new TV. The HD stands for high definition and it’s going to mean you’ll be watching movies and programs on the highest quality reception available. Although there are a lot more things you’ll run across like LCD or DLP or CRT you should just get the facts on HD and follow that through.
Check Out the Plug Ins: Although the picture and sound quality are of primary concern, you also want to make sure you’ve got the capability for input power with your new television. How many inputs you need is based on the number of external devices you’ll be plugging into the set. Count up the DVD players, game consoles, cable tuner box and internet connection and that’s the range of inputs you’ll need. In this case, it’s better to have more that you don’t use then to have a use and not have any!
Don’t Let the Price Scare You: You can certainly get into a major spending spree when it comes to buying a big screen TV with all the bells and whistles. If you divide the costs of that TV by the amount of hours you’ll be watching it over the next several years, it’s really pennies per day. However, this is where you have to be a smart shopper. If you can hold out until at least Thanksgiving weekend you might be in a better position to find a great bargain.
Check With Your Cable Provider First: If you rush out to buy a HDTV then get it home to find out your cable provider doesn’t offer HD programming you’ll be in for a world of disappointment. Call up your provider and see what they are offering. If you don’t like what you hear, shop around. It’s not that big of a deal to switch from cable to satellite to digital. Bottom line: Match the quality of your new TV with the quality of programming available.
As soon as you’ve picked out your new model, you’ll want to make room by getting rid of the old TV. You can’t toss this out with the trash. You either need to haul it away to a recycling center on your own, or call in some professional junk haulers like Junk King Stockton. Here’s a great chance to get rid of some additional junk as well. Can you fill up an empty truck with all the junk in your home you want to get rid of? Go for it!

Stockton Refrigerator Buying and Disposal Tips

Before you dive into buying a new refrigerator in Stockton you need to get your game plan together. You can accomplish this by coming up with the answers for the following questions. Being armed with this information will help you make the best decision possible for such a major purchase.
Are there restrictions in your home for a new refrigerator?
Measuring is obviously the best first step for fridge shopping but you also want to make sure you have the right hook ups. If you’re buying a fridge that is an icemaker for the first time then you are going to need to run a water source into your refrigerator. This could mean some reworking of the plumbing if this space can’t accommodate a refrigerator with an icemaker and water dispenser. As for measuring, don’t forget to consider the amount of space you might need for door hinges. This is important in smaller kitchens or if you’re going bigger with your ice box.
What type of design are you interested in?
If you haven’t shopped for a refrigerator in a while you’ll be amazed at all the improvements in design that have been made over the years. The classic is the fridge on the bottom, freezer on the top. However, you can pick a model that reverses that configuration and puts the freezer on the bottom. There are also models that have side by side or French doors. Color is another new consideration. Gone all the days when you might be stuck with just white. Now refrigerators are available in a wide selection of colors that can match many kitchen decors.
How much food storage space do you need?
Determining the size of your refrigerator will have a lot to do with determining how high your electric bill is going to be. If you buy a fridge that is too big, you’re going to be wasting space and energy. The average family of four can get by comfortably with a 14 cubic foot size fridge. The more folks who are sharing the bigger the storage capacity you’ll need. If you have the room, you could also consider adding a second freezer for your garage.
What are the features you want?
There was a time when a frost-free freezer was considered a major luxury. Now, that is pretty much standard. But there are many other refrigerator features you can pick from. On the list are:
Humidity and Temperature Controls
Energy Star qualified for best energy savings
Ice maker and dispenser
In-door Water & Ice Dispenser
Adjustable shelving to accommodate high items or slide-outs to assist in retrieving food
Glass shelving to contain spills
Removable door bins
Deli or meat keeper
Enclosed back coils
Quick cool compartment
Freezer interior light
Gallon Jug Bin
Butter Keeper
How will you get rid of your old refrigerator?
This is one of the most often overlooked details of buying a new ice box: What to do with the old one? You can get rid of that item by scheduling a pickup with a crew of professional junk haulers like Junk King Stockton. One call is all it takes to make room for the new fridge: 1-800-995-JUNK.

Stockton Yard Waste Removal and Regulations

As with any major city, Stockton comes with its own rules and regulations with regards to the removal of garbage. While these might not be considered hard and fast rules that can result in jail time for disobedience they still remain on the books and are expected to be enforced.
Every home in Stockton is provided with trash carts for weekly pickup. The maximum weight for these 96 gallon carts is 250 pounds. If you exceed that weight the driver will still attempt to dump out the garbage but if they can’t then you may get a non-collection notice slapped onto your cart. You will then have to make your own adjustments to get it under the weight limit. One area where the way can tip the scale is with yard waste.
Here’s what the city of Stockton considers as acceptable green/food waste that goes into your recycling bin:
  • Grass trimmings
  • Weeds
  • Green plants
  • Tree limbs
  • Wood chips
  • Dead plants
  • Brush
  • Garden trimmings
  • Leaves
  • Vegetable and Fruit Peelings
  • Solid Dairy
  • Egg Shells
  • Meat/Fish
  • Food contaminated paper/cardboard
  • Greasy pizza boxes
On the other side of the coin, there is a list of non-acceptable materials for the green waste cart. And they get very specific about these items:
  • Branches more than 5 feet in length, more than 6 inches in diameter or weighing more than 50 pounds
  • Tree stumps
  • Diapers
  • Styrofoam
  • Soil
  • Dirt
  • Rocks
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Plastic bags
  • Animal waste or pet litter
  • Painted wood
  • Treated wood
You are also admonished not to bag your Green waste and make sure the ladies closed and the opening faces the street. While it is true that most people follow the rules there is the occasion when you might have to stray from the regulations. What happens then? For instance suppose you are digging up the backyard to make room for garden would you do with all those clumps of sod? If you’re redoing a patio you might have some leftover pieces of brick or concrete. You certainly can’t throw those out in the weekly garbage pickup! And if you are digging up trees or trimming those trees you can see you’ll be stuck with the stumps!
There is a solution: hire a professional yard waste removal crew with Junk King Stockton. These would be the same experienced haulers that can take away all your junk that you might have lying around the garage or home. The bottom line is that these folks have the manpower and the truck space to haul away just about anything you need gone from your environment. Even if you have a just a few yard waste items you could combine them with some of that household clutter to fill up that truck. This could be the perfect opportunity to clean the indoors and the outdoors of your home!