At Junk King, being “green” is a central part of our brand mission. While it might be easier to haul unwanted items straight to the dump, our approach to junk removal ensures that your items are removed responsibly — it’s part of our commitment to being North America’s greenest junk removal service.
Topics: Junk King Franchise, Green Junk Removal
Spring is nearly upon us and the great outdoors is calling. And the outdoors of your home is calling for spring yard preparation and care.
Homeowners and renters across America are looking forward to another season of baseball, picnics, Easter egg hunts, and the like. But they've got to get their yards in shape for spring first.
Topics: Yard Waste Removal, Green Junk Removal, lawn debris, yard waste disposal, outdoor cleaning, old lawnmowers, lawnmower removal, lawn care
We generate millions of tons of organic waste every year in the United States. And most of it ends up in our landfills. But that is changing now and for the better.
Back in 2018 the EPA estimated that we tossed out over 63 million tons of food and organic waste. And that almost 56 percent of it was landfilled.
Topics: Green Junk Removal, yard waste, organic waste, food waste, bioenergy, alternative fuels, biofuel
[This article was first published in December 2010 and has been updated and expanded.]
The holidays are a great time for celebration and a time of year when family and friends come together, sometimes traveling from long distances. And holiday recycling is not always top of mind.
But it's also the time of year when most of us generate massive amounts of waste and rubbish - not to mention all those Christmas trees and holiday wreaths, poinsettias, and other organic items that will have to be gotten rid of.
Topics: Recycle Furniture, Green Junk Removal, Recycling, junk removal
[This article first appeared here in June 2020 and has been updated and revised.]
Winter is here and, for many, it's a good time for cleaning, organizing, and getting rid of clutter. But successful decluttering also requires a plan.
With so many people having to work from home this year, staying organized is more critical than ever. And, because they are at home, this usually means dealing with clutter.
Topics: Clutter, Green Junk Removal, organization tips, clear clutter, organization, declutter, clutter removal
[This article was originally published in June 2010 and has been expanded and updated.]
There comes a time in every household when old pieces of furniture need to be disposed of. And furniture removal ain't easy!
Maybe the kids have gone off to college and you've decided to buy some more upscale furniture. But how do you get rid of the old pieces?
Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Recycle Furniture, Green Junk Removal, Pick Up Old Furniture, Recycling, Old Furniture Pick Up
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.
Topics: Green Junk Removal, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, plastic waste, recycling plastic
[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.
Topics: franchise, Junk King Franchise, Green Junk Removal, Recycling, Junk Removal Franchise, eco-friendly
[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.
Topics: Green Junk Removal, green blogs, Recycling, junk recycling, eco-friendly
There are probably few actions that can make one feel as "green" as saving trees. And recycling wood waste is one of the best ways to do that.
Everyone wants to be eco-friendly, environmentally conscious, and do their part to preserve the planet. Helping to prevent deforestation through green wood waste disposal is a great start.
Topics: Green Junk Removal, eco-friendly, wood debris removal, recycling wood, deforestation, natural resources, save the trees, wood waste disposal, scrap wood