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It's Officially Fall

Posted by Julian Torres, "JT" on Sep 15, 2022 8:05:28 PM

Even though some think "fall" once Labor Day weekend arrives - or when school begins for the kids - that is technically still summer.

However, with October almost here, it’s important to note the fall season officially starts in September.

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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

Why Old Appliance Removal Doesn't Have To Be Hard

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

 

[This article was first published in February 2022 and has been revised and expanded.]

You finally did it. You decided to get rid of those old appliances that have been sitting around, taking up space, and making you feel bad. 

But now you have to figure out how to make it happen. Old appliance removal can be difficult, slow, and potentially dangerous work. But it doesn't have to be hard.

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Topics: get rid of old appliances, Old Appliances, appliance recycling, used appliance, appliance removal, old appliances disposal

Decluttering, Cleaning Up, And Residential Junk Removal

Posted by Junk King on Sep 2, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

[This article was originally published in April 2022 and has been expanded and revised.]

Every few years or so, many folks look around their homes and realize that they need some decluttering in their living spaces and to get rid of some junk.

And all of this well-intentioned decluttering and cleaning up will most likely result in the need for some serious residential junk removal. So, how do you deal with that?

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Spring Cleaning, clear clutter, declutter, home cleanout, household waste removal

Back To The Future: The Future Of Electric Vehicles

Posted by Junk King on Aug 31, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

What was little more than a novelty seen on a few streets in the U.S. just two decades ago has now become commonplace: electric vehicles, or EVs.

Of course, like any advent of new or uncommon technology, EVs have brought both benefits and challenges that are requiring new processes and new ways of thinking. 

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Topics: battery recycling, electric vehicles, EVs, EV battery recycling, EV batteries, hybrid vehicle

Why Eco-Friendly Franchises are Trending Globally

Posted by Junk King on Aug 29, 2022 5:00:00 AM

[This article was first published in April 202 and has been expanded and revised.]

Recycling, conservation, and being "green" are concepts we've known for decades. But today the move is towards eco-friendly franchises.  And not just in the U.S.

There’s no question that our planet is changing. With hurricanes, floods, droughts, and wildfires becoming more common across the world, that much is apparent. But there is much that we can do on both a personal and corporate level to mitigate those changes.

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, green blogs, Recycling, junk recycling, eco-friendly

Hardscape Projects Can Enhance Your Outdoor Spaces

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

 

When we speak of landscaping most of us think of shrubs, trees, and plants. But hardscape structures can be a significant part of a residential landscape.

And deciding what to add and what to build can be as enjoyable as the feeling of looking out at what you've accomplished later when it's all done. But how do you get it done?

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Topics: landscaping, home improvement, yard waste disposal, backyard, hardscaping, curb appeal

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