[This article was originally published in December 2020. It has been revised and expanded.]
It may seem odd to think of trash removal during Christmas - until the kids tear through all the wrapping paper and boxes and... well, you get the point!
Christmas is a wonderful time of year and Christmas morning joy includes exchanging and opening gifts. And the piles of paper trash, ribbons, plastic and cardboard packaging, and candy wrappers add to the ambience. And it will get picked up eventually.
Tis the Season To Be Jolly - and Uncluttered
If you think about it, trash and junk removal doesn't really have to wait until after Christmas. If you are having family or friends over for the holidays, having your home uncluttered, cleaned, and free of junk is always a good thing.
And after Christmas, especially if your family is the type who prefers to buy a real tree each year, our junk removal services can really come in handy. There's not much that's worse than looking out the kitchen window in late spring and still seeing the sad remnants of last year's Christmas tree still propped up in the corner of the back fence.
Of course, there's probably going to be huge amounts of trash after all the presents have been opened and taken out of their respective boxes and packages. Not to mention any old items that have been magically replaced this year by Santa!
Your local Junk King team is standing by to swoop in with their red sleigh (okay, a truck) and relieve you of all those bulk trash items.
Junk, Trash, Rubbish, and Debris - An American Christmas!
Okay, so not every household finds itself wading through piles of torn and crumpled wrapping paper, bubble wrap, and ribbons on Christmas morning. But many of them do!
In addition to the hundreds of square feet of tissue, paper, plastic, and cardboard boxes, there's often a variety of other types of excessive trash that tends to appear during the holidays. It is a strange law of nature of sorts that the holidays seem to spontaneously generate trash and debris.
And then there's the junk.
In our society, the holidays - and Christmas in particular - tend to embrace the old maxim of "Out with the old and in with the new!" In practice, this usually means tossing out the old gadgets, TVs, devices, broken toys, and other items that are being replaced with new goodies each year. And Santa seems to be more generous each year!
The result is lots of old, unwanted junk items and tons of trash and rubbish.
As one source states, it's estimated that some families spend 60 percent more of their incomes and generate 30 percent. more household waste over the holiday season. In fact, statistics put together on the waste generated during the holidays by Stanford University are mind-boggling,
"The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or about 1 million extra tons per week! If every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet."
Here are a few other pertinent holiday waste statistics:
if recycled paper was used to wrap presents, the amount of paper saved could cover 45,000 football fields. Americans average 43 percent more waste during the holiday season. At about 29 pounds of trash per week, this breaks down to these top five sources of waste during the holidays:
- Wrapping paper (58%)
- Gift bags (57%)
- Tissue paper (53%)
- Food waste (53%)
- And plastic or boxes from presents
The good news is that American families and households don't have to deal with all that excess trash, rubbish, junk, and debris by themselves.
When you call on Junk King for all your junk and residential trash removal needs, you can enjoy a holiday season that is still "merry and bright" but without all the trash handling and trips to the landfill.
Green, Touchless, and Merry - The Junk King Way
Junk King has been a green junk removal service since by longtime friends Michael Andreacchi and Brian Reardon founded the company in 2005. In addition to being committed to top quality customer service and transparent pricing, we've been busy helping to save the planet by recycling, reusing, and repurposing 60 percent of every junk removal haul we pick up!
And today, not only are we "green" but we have helped pioneer touchless junk removal service.
We'll maintain a 6-foot distance from every customer. Our haulers can pick up curbside, never entering your home. Gloves, masks and hand sanitizers are provided on every truck used to protect you and our haulers, and you can pay for our services over the phone to limit social exposure.
This holiday season, the health and safety of our family, friends, neighbors and coworkers is a major priority. By practicing social distancing and following guidelines from the CDC we can all be responsible members of our community.
Oh, and did we say "merry"?
Junk King has been recognized as "The #1 Rated Service Brand in North America" and we continue to do things the old-fashioned way, which means serving one customer at a time. In addition, to our great customer service we offer fair, up-front pricing, and we'll call you 15 to 30 minutes before your pickup.
And we'll sweep up after ourselves!
It's the Junk King way.
Learn More About All the Items We Pick Up
Are you already tripping over the clutter in your home? Do you need to reclaim some usable space in your home? Junk King is the trash and junk removal company you can trust! Junk King is here to help you with these junk removal services:
- Old furniture Removal
- Television Disposal & Recycling
- Yard Waste Removal
- Used Appliance Removal
- Old Hot Tub Removal
- E-Waste Disposal
- Mattress Disposal
- Trash Removal
Got Holiday Trash? Call in the Pro Bulk Trash Removal Team!
Junk King offers efficient, safe, affordable, and environmentally friendly trash removal services so you don’t need to worry about how to dispose of your excess junk or extra-large trash items.
And, if you need our services several times during the holidays, or just one time after Christmas, our hauling professionals will ensure that all the junk and debris is out of your way so that you can get on with your life or work.
We can be at your home in mere minutes, so call us today! Our team is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of all your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
And one of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle most of the material we pick up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).