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Green Landscaping Using Less Water

Posted by Junk King on Sep 30, 2022 5:00:00 AM

It's no secret to anyone living west of the Mississippi that we are in a major drought and have been for years. Which means using less water is a priority.

For those with lawns, shrubbery, and flower gardens, this is both a burden and a challenge. The good news is that there is a viable option.

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Topics: Yard Waste Removal, landscaping debris, landscaping, low water lawn, hardscaping, water conservation, water wise, xeriscaping

Why Business Junk Removal Matters

Posted by Junk King on Sep 28, 2022 5:00:00 AM

[This article was originally published in September 2020 and has been revised and updated.]

If you're a business owner or manager, it's likely that your enterprise is considered a "small business" by the SBA. But your junk removal needs may not be small.

Even if your company is made up of just a half a dozen employees, for example, junk removal can be a recurring necessity that you aren't set up to take care of effectively. So, what can you do?

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Topics: Business Junk Removal, office junk removal, office relocation, Commercial Junk Removal, workplace junk removal, business junk hauling, nonprofits

Recycling Household Waste Made Easy

Posted by Junk King on Sep 26, 2022 5:00:00 AM

Most homes in America have residential waste management service. And this usually includes both a trash bin and a recycling bin. But what are we recycling?

For most people, it's often little more than plastic containers, a few glass bottles, and aluminum waste materials. Yet there could be so much more.

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Topics: Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, metal recycling, plastic recycling, cardboard recycling, glass recycling, recycling household junk

Fall Has Arrived: Time To Prepare For Winter

Posted by Junk King on Sep 23, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Now that fall is here it's going to start getting colder as winter arrives. So, now is the time to winterize your home while the weather is still nice.

Depending on where you live in the U.S., getting your home and property ready for the extremes of winter weather can be an annual challenge for homeowners.

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Topics: house cleanouts, winterizing, lawn debris, yard waste disposl, outdoor cleaning

Fall Lawn And Yard Preparation: Are You Ready?

Posted by Junk King on Sep 21, 2022 8:00:00 AM

[This article was originally published August 20220 and has been revised and updated.]

Fall is officially just a few days away. And one of the best things about fall is that it's a great time for lawn and yard preparation before winter comes.

But it also can mean a great deal of yard waste removal and landscaping debris to be gotten rid of.

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Topics: Yard Waste Removal, landscaping debris, lawn debris, yard waste, yard waste disposl, lawnmower removal, lawn care, organic waste

A New Era Of Plastic Recycling?

Posted by Junk King on Sep 19, 2022 5:00:00 AM

With the surge of innovative technology around the world, plastic recycling is producing a wide variety of new building materials and other products.

Unlike most other common, recyclable solid waste products, not all types of plastics are easily recyclable and some are not recyclable at all. Which is a long-standing problem for the waste management industry and the environment.

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, plastic waste, recycling plastic

Tips For Electronic Equipment Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Sep 14, 2022 5:00:00 AM


[This article was first published in August 2021 and has been revised and updated.]

Electronic equipment that no longer works shouldn't just go in the trash. But there are a few things you should know about electronic equipment recycling. 

It's been shown that of all the disposal methods for most electronic equipment, recycling is the best option. And it doesn't have to be a major chore to make that happen.

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Topics: electronics recycling, what to do with old electronics, where to recycle electronics, local electronics recycling, recycling electronics

Concrete Tips For Construction Waste Disposal

Posted by Junk King on Sep 12, 2022 5:00:00 AM


[This article was first published here in August 2021 and has been revised and updated.]

Any construction involving remodeling, renovation, or demolition often results in concrete rubble that can be a large part of construction waste disposal. 

Unfortunately, this incredibly versatile and useful material often just ends up in a landfill, which is a two-fold loss for contractors and the industry.

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Topics: construction debris removal, construction waste removal, concrete debris, concrete removal, waste concrete recycling

Severe Drought: When The Water Runs Out

Posted by Junk King on Sep 9, 2022 5:00:00 AM

(Credit: Deepti Hari, Flickr.)

[This article was first published here in October 2021 and has been revised and updated.]

Vast regions of the American West are in a drought and water has become a critical concern. And California, the hardest hit, also has the largest demand.

For California residents, as well as other states in the West, conserving water is far more than a smart thing to do. It has become a survival issue for many. 

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Topics: health and safety, safety tips, drought resistant, low water lawn, conservation, drought, water conservation

Make a Positive Impact on the Planet with Junk King

Posted by Junk King on Sep 7, 2022 5:00:00 AM

[This article was originally published in November 2021. It has been revised and expanded.]

We take the protection of our planet seriously here at Junk King. As the planet’s population grows, so does the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill.

In 2018 the total generation of municipal solid waste was 292.4 million tons, about 4.9 pounds per person per day. Of that amount, the EPA states that 50 percent was landfilled. 

At Junk King, we feel we can do better than that.

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Topics: franchise, Junk King Franchise, Green Junk Removal, Recycling, Junk Removal Franchise, eco-friendly

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