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Earth Hour - What Is it?

Posted by Julian Torres, "JT" on Mar 20, 2023 10:11:36 AM

While the month of March ushers in the start of spring, it also hosts Earth Hour on the last Saturday of the month. Because Earth Hour as a concept remains somewhat young and unknown, we’d like to answer some of your frequently asked questions about what it is, how it works, and what it’s intended to do.

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Spring Has Sprung

Posted by Julian Torres, "JT" on Mar 20, 2023 10:03:33 AM

Officially, spring represents a time of new life, growth, and a time for new beginnings. Unofficially, it’s also the time of year when home care suddenly gets hyper charged after avoiding the big cleaning jobs during winter.

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Cardboard Recycling Done Right: A Checklist

Posted by Junk King on Mar 20, 2023 5:00:00 AM


[This article was originally published in August 2020 and has been revised and expanded.]

Almost everything we buy comes in some kind of cardboard package. And that means quite a bit of cardboard recycling that has to be done. But how to do it?

The problem is that we often think it's just a simple matter of throwing used boxes and packages into our paper recycling bin. But there's much more to it than that.

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Topics: residential trash, checklist, recycle cardboard, paper recycling, cardboard recycling, paperboard recycling, recycling paper

The Case For Scrap Metal Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Mar 17, 2023 5:00:00 AM


[This article was originally published in June 2020 and has been expanded, updated, and revised.]

Scrap metal recycling and recovery is a massive industry in the United States. But it isn't just for businesses. Homeowners and others contribute large amounts of metal, as well.

In fact, while it's not something that most homeowners find themselves engaging in, scrap metal removal and recycling can make disposing of your junk items greener!

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Topics: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, scrap metal, appliance recycling, metal recycling, junk metal recycling, scrap metal pick up, recycling metal, recycling scrap metal, scrap metal removal

Shed Removal And Large Junk Disposal

Posted by Junk King on Mar 15, 2023 5:00:00 AM


[This article was originally published in March 2021 and has been expanded and revised here.]

Many homeowners have storage sheds in a side yard or in a corner of the backyard. But age and brutal weather eventually means old shed removal is needed.  

Unfortunately, the debris from an old shed can be quite a large junk disposal task. And it can be far more than most homeowners can manage by themselves.

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Topics: large trash pick up, Yard Waste Removal, backyard, wood debris removal, large junk removal, shed removal, plastic waste, wood waste disposal, old lumber disposal

Cleaning Up Your Outdoors After Winter

Posted by Junk King on Mar 13, 2023 5:00:00 AM

[This article was originally published in March 2019 and has been updated and expanded.]

Spring is here and cleaning your outdoor area will likely result in yard waste that will need to be disposed of. Hmm what to do with all that green stuff and where to begin?

Although many throughout the country are still suffering through the throes of very winter-like weather, spring really is "just around the corner" and post-winter cleanup will be a priority.

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Topics: Yard Waste Removal, Spring Cleaning, lawn debris, yard waste, yard waste disposal, outdoor cleaning, lawn care, bulk trash removal

Recycling: A Concrete Solution For Concrete Debris Removal

Posted by Junk King on Mar 10, 2023 5:00:00 AM

[This article was originally published in July 2016. It has since been updated and revised.]

Contractors know that concrete debris removal is never an easy task. But finding an alternative solution can be. A jackhammer can break up old concrete, but what do you do with the debris?

In fact, one of the most difficult construction waste disposal projects is getting rid of concrete rubble and debris. But there is a better solution.

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

Celebrating Neighborly Acquisition and Hauling Into the Future

Posted by Junk King on Mar 9, 2023 9:38:09 AM

We recently celebrated our acquisition by Neighborly at our 11th Annual Junk King Conference in San Diego. As part of the franchise conference and awards ceremony, we went with the theme “Junk King 3.0 Hauling Into the Future” to spotlight new growth opportunities for our top-rated junk removal business.

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DIY Landscaping Projects Can Be Easy (Tips)

Posted by Junk King on Mar 8, 2023 5:00:00 AM

[This article was originally published in June 2017 and has been revised and expanded.]

With spring almost here and most of your winter cleanup tasks done, it will be time for some landscaping work. But what can you do that's quick and easy?

Homeowners often plan outdoor projects with the goal of sprucing up or totally transforming their landscaping. But not everyone has the time or budget for complete makeovers, or even long involved projects. 

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Yard Waste Removal, junk hauling, landscaping debris, landscaping, DIY projects, yard waste disposal, hardscaping

5 Deck Building Options For Your Next Home Improvement Project

Posted by Junk King on Mar 6, 2023 5:00:00 AM


[This article was originally published in June 2018 and has been updated and revised.]

The days of the traditional wood deck built with sixteen penny nails and swinging hammers haven't disappeared completely. But the options for building materials has grown tremendously and offer exciting possibilities.

It used to be that an affordable deck might be built with treated wood of some type. For those with a bigger budget, a redwood deck was often considered the way to go. However, once the movement towards an "outdoor living" lifestyle began to become more popular, deck designs evolved - as did the need for more versatile, longer-lasting decking materials.

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Topics: construction waste removal, landscaping, DIY projects, home renovation, residential contractor, old deck removal, old lumber disposal

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