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Disaster Cleanup: It's Hazardous Waste So Leave It To The Experts

Posted by Junk King on Oct 19, 2017 6:01:00 AM

The week of October 8, 2017 saw the unprecedented destruction of almost 7,000 structures, mostly homes. The massive cleanup will take months and mostly by experts.

The temptation for many homeowners who lost their houses will be to go in and begin cleaning up and re-building. But this is not a job they will be allowed to do, unfortunately. Officials noted that both federal and state agencies are planning post-fire cleanup in the seven hardest hit Northern California counties.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Landfills, Hazardous Waste, toxic waste, debris removal, epa

Your Home Remodeling Project Could Be Hazardous

Posted by Junk King on May 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

So you've made the decision to do that big home remodeling project. You've got the plans, bought the materials, and have the tools. But could you be working with hazardous waste?

The sobering reality is that construction projects are known for the presence of "hazardous materials." Seemingly innocuous products actually contain elements and chemicals that are labeled as hazardous. Consequently, when the cut-offs, scrap pieces and debris from these materials are hauled off and disposed of, they then become "hazardous waste."

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, home remodeling, Landfills, Hazardous Waste, construction debris, C&D waste, toxic waste

The Right Channel For Old TV Disposal Needs

Posted by Junk King on Feb 22, 2017 7:55:40 AM

If you've recently upgraded your television and now you have an old TV to get rid of, what do you do? There is a right way for old TV disposal. 

Televisions have been with us since the 1940s and they have always presented a challenge when it came time to dispose of the old TV after bringing home the new one. Some of us remember the massive television cabinets that took up half a wall in the living room. Talk about a challenge!

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Topics: E-waste Removal, TV disposal, Recycling, toxic waste, electronic waste

Got Old Phones? Junk Removal For E-Waste

Posted by Junk King on Oct 13, 2016 6:58:32 AM

Every year there is a flood of "old" phones added to the junk removal pile. But what should you do with your e-waste items?

Electronic waste, or e-waste, can be found in all of our homes and offices. Broken phones, out-of-date computers, and broken copiers pile up around us. At the rate that most of us replace and upgrade electronics to new models, our old gadgets end up not getting used, often collecting dust in some basement or office.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, Recycling, junk recycling, junk removal, Hazardous Waste, toxic waste, electronic waste

E-Waste Recycling and Junk Hauling [Infographic]

Posted by Junk King on May 31, 2016 11:34:14 AM

With businesses and homeowners facing increased regulations and added fees for e-waste recycling, it may seem easier to simply throw out old electronics. In fact, junk hauling is not a typical first option for many people.

However, not only is this often against the law to dispose of most electronics, it is a health hazard because e-waste contains toxic materials that are likely to be detrimental to human health.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, junk hauling, junk removal, Business Junk Removal, Hazardous Waste, toxic waste

Junk Hauling And The Problem Of E-Waste

Posted by Junk King on May 26, 2016 11:12:50 AM

E-Waste, or electronic waste, is everywhere in our homes and offices. And e-waste disposal is a problem. At the rate that most of us replace and upgrade electronics to new models, our old gadgets end up not getting used, often collecting dust in some basement or office.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, TV disposal, Recycling, junk removal, Landfills, toxic waste

When Your Construction Waste Removal Is Hazardous

Posted by Junk King on Jan 28, 2016 12:30:00 PM

All trash is not created equal and when it comes to contstruction waste removal, especially from commercial sites, hazardous material has to be taken into consideration. While some substances and materials are more easily recognized as being hazardous, the variety of materials considered hazardous is vast.

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Topics: Professional Haulers, Hazardous Waste, outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction waste removal, toxic waste

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