Monthly Archives: September 2012

Stockon News: Debris Removal

STOCKTON, CA – Some old-fashioned complaining by Jewel Abraham kicked the city into gear and got trash cleaned up that had been littering her south Stockton neighborhood.

There’s more work to do, she said.

“I’m willing to do it myself,” Abraham said. “I need some serious help because its a big job.”

Abraham, a senior citizen, earlier this month complained to The Record that a vacant lot up from her Clay Street home had turned into a makeshift dump. An empty rental home two doors down swirled with trash.

Within days, the debris had mysteriously been cleaned up, she said.

“I don’t know who did that clean-up,” she said. “I am so grateful.”

Councilwoman Susan Eggman, who represents District 5, said she saw the story and made some calls to city staff, saying that Abraham’s neighborhood needed attention, or Eggman’s group of volunteers was ready.

“Get it done, or I’ll get it done myself,” said Eggman, repeating her message. “If an elected official can’t make government work, an elected official shouldn’t be in office.”

Eggman said that the lesson learned from Abraham’s trash dilemma is that residents shouldn’t suffer in silence. If City Hall doesn’t respond, contact your council member, she said.

Eggman said she had a team of volunteers ready to take action, but city workers cleaned up the area. It is ultimately every person’s responsibility not to throw your trash where you stand, she said.

“It’s common decency,” Eggman said.

Abraham said that the block she lives on may have been addressed, but not far beyond that there are lots covered with trash and buildings tagged with unsightly graffiti, signs that nobody cares.

“It’s so inappropriate,” Abraham said. “I don’t like living like this.”

For those Stockton residents that need some help with their heavy duty debris disposal – simply call Junk King Stockton at 1-888-888-JUNK.

Stockton Landscaping Cleanup

Have you taken part in Stockton’s Clean Sweep Program? The Clean Sweep is a yearly event to give Stockton stock residents a chance to get rid of their bulk items. There are 9 geographic zones that are split up between February and October which make up the Clean Sweep areas. Here are the guidelines as set forth by the Department of Public Works:

“All materials other than the large bulky items listed above must be boxed or bagged. All containers must weigh less than 40 pounds when full and be strong enough to hold the items without breaking. Place items, at curbside, in the street in front of your residence and away from vehicles. Do not block traffic. Do not place your pile out until the night before collection. Placing material out before the approved time will result in Code Enforcement action for blocking the right-of-way and a possible fee for removal of the pile.”

Technically, you would be notified at least ten days in advance as to when the Clean Sweep crews will be coming through your neighborhood. Sadly, those notices might be tossed out as junk mail. If you miss the sweep then what happens? You have the option to call Junk King Stockton to provide you with a clean sweep that works on your schedule.

Junk King is a business operating right here in Stockton that is best describe as “junk removal specialists.” Although the word “junk”  is in their title, they also have made a solid reputation for all kinds of landscape debris removal. What do you have lying around your backyard that you want to get rid of? Maybe its tires, a rusty car fender, engine parts, broken pieces of concrete, old patio furniture, a swing set the kids have out grown or just piles of dirt. Any off those items would be fair game for the Junk King crew. They’re not afraid to get dirty or to break a sweat to get the job done.

Junk King Stockton isn’t picky. You might call them to clear out your yard but then realize  you’ve got a lot of trash in your garage or shed that can also be tossed out. Maybe even an above ground pool that has seen better days. As long as you drain it before Junk King shows up, they’ll be happy to tear it down and toss it onto their truck.

The dedicated workers who represent Junk King are all licensed, bonded and insured. That’s the level of professional service you can count on when you hire Junk King. Are you ready to get rid of your stuff? Let Junk King make the clean sweep for you!