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Disaster Cleanup: It's Hazardous Waste So Leave It To The Experts

Posted by Junk King on Oct 19, 2017 6:01:00 AM

The week of October 8, 2017 saw the unprecedented destruction of almost 7,000 structures, mostly homes. The massive cleanup will take months and mostly by experts.

The temptation for many homeowners who lost their houses will be to go in and begin cleaning up and re-building. But this is not a job they will be allowed to do, unfortunately. Officials noted that both federal and state agencies are planning post-fire cleanup in the seven hardest hit Northern California counties.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Landfills, Hazardous Waste, toxic waste, debris removal, epa

Getting Ready For Winter Construction Debris Removal

Posted by Junk King on Oct 5, 2017 6:03:00 AM

 Winter is only a few months away and there is a lot of construction still taking place. But the colder weather makes construction debris removal a challenge. What can you do?

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Topics: Construction Waste Disposal, Hazardous Waste, outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction debris removal, construction recycling

Your Home Remodeling Project Could Be Hazardous

Posted by Junk King on May 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

So you've made the decision to do that big home remodeling project. You've got the plans, bought the materials, and have the tools. But could you be working with hazardous waste?

The sobering reality is that construction projects are known for the presence of "hazardous materials." Seemingly innocuous products actually contain elements and chemicals that are labeled as hazardous. Consequently, when the cut-offs, scrap pieces and debris from these materials are hauled off and disposed of, they then become "hazardous waste."

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, home remodeling, Landfills, Hazardous Waste, construction debris, C&D waste, toxic waste

What to Do with Hazardous Household Waste

Posted by Junk King on Apr 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Some households collect up to 100 pounds of hazardous waste per year. Here’s how to store and dispose of it correctly.

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Topics: Spring Cleaning, Hazardous Waste, house cleanouts

Home Improvement Projects Can Create Hazardous Waste. Seriously!

Posted by Junk King on Mar 23, 2017 8:19:07 AM

You may not think your new home improvement project is going to produce hazardous waste. But the truth is your construction debris contains more than you know.

 

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Topics: junk hauling, home remodeling, junk removal, Hazardous Waste, construction debris, construction waste removal

Construction Debris Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Posted by Junk King on Jan 25, 2017 10:32:51 PM

Construction projects create construction debris. Most of the time this is easily cleaned up and disposed of. But what about the debris from hazardous materials?

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Topics: Hazardous Waste, construction debris removal, construction debris, construction recycling, C&D waste

Got Old Phones? Junk Removal For E-Waste

Posted by Junk King on Oct 13, 2016 6:58:32 AM

Every year there is a flood of "old" phones added to the junk removal pile. But what should you do with your e-waste items?

Electronic waste, or e-waste, can be found in all of our homes and offices. Broken phones, out-of-date computers, and broken copiers pile up around us. At the rate that most of us replace and upgrade electronics to new models, our old gadgets end up not getting used, often collecting dust in some basement or office.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, Recycling, junk recycling, junk removal, Hazardous Waste, toxic waste, electronic waste

Junk Removal, E-Waste And Your Old Phones

Posted by Junk King on Sep 8, 2016 8:30:36 AM

With the release of the new iPhone there is likely to be a flood of "old" phones being added to the e-waste pile. But how should you manage all that electronic junk removal?

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, E-waste Removal, junk hauling, Recycling, junk removal, Business Junk Removal, Hazardous Waste, electronic waste

Be Cool With Professional Junk Refrigerator Disposal

Posted by Junk King on Sep 6, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Do you have a large appliance that will require a major junk removal effort? If it's a refrigerator, you should call a pro!

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Topics: Refrigerator Disposal, Refrigerator Recycling, get rid of old appliances, Green Junk Removal, junk removal, Hazardous Waste

Is Construction Debris Recycling A Good Option?

Posted by Junk King on Aug 12, 2016 7:24:40 AM

It used to be that general contractors could just haul off all their construction debris and dump it either in a landfill, or in some empty lot. Those days are long gone, however.

With all of the local, state and federal regulations now in force, improved C & D waste best practices, and the numerous benefits of construction debris recycling and reuse of many materials, it is far better to treat the landfill as a last option.

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Topics: junk hauling, Hazardous Waste, outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction debris, construction recycling, construction waste removal, concrete removal

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