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Your Renovation Debris Can Be Hazardous

Posted by Junk King on May 25, 2018 8:11:37 AM

Homeowners who enjoy DIY projects like renovating or remodeling should be aware of the potential hazards in the debris they accumulate. Aside from nails and shards, it could even contain hazardous materials.

Your average DIY home improvement projects can actually require using materials that are considered "hazardous." In fact, many of the common building materials you work with in a remodeling project can have potentially dangerous components in them.

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Topics: home renovation, DIY projects, residential contractor, Hazardous Waste, home remodeling

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: debris removal, toxic waste, Hazardous Waste, Landfills, Residential Junk Removal, The Bin

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

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: Hazardous Waste, house cleanouts, Spring Cleaning

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: Hazardous Waste, home remodeling, construction debris, construction waste removal, junk hauling, junk 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: construction debris, construction debris removal, construction recycling, Hazardous Waste, 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: junk removal, junk recycling, electronic waste, E-waste Removal, Hazardous Waste, toxic waste, Recycling

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

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, Green Junk Removal, Hazardous Waste, get rid of old appliances, junk removal

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

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