Man, it has been a CRAZY summer! We have been able to service many new clients, some old ones, and it was an EXTREMELY successful summer! We picked up two major duplex projects, one of which we will be finishing today, the other is a hoarder house project for the city with the end result of a Veteran’s center for Scranton! I must apologize…I have not updated the site as much as I would have liked to over the summer, but I am definitely striving to get better at this! Here are some things coming up from Junken Monkeys!
This week we had the opportunity to clear out trash and debris from Pittston, PA. John and I set a timer, we got this cleaned up and were on our way to the next stop in 13 Minutes! In situations where we can, such as this, we are totally able to save our clients money as our labor fee was very very low.
Also, we always do our best to put your items back where they belong. Notice the garbage cans in each picture. Although not a cleaning company, we still take the extra steps to do our best to wow our clients.
Do you have a remodeling project coming up that you need the scraps removed? What project is it!? Share with us below!
Junk as seen upon arrival. A mattress, a shopping cart, and assorted junk
Junk as seen after Junken Monkeys removed the items.
The shopping cart was in perfect shape. We returned the cart to the Shopping center it was removed from.
When we remove junk, we always do our best to, when applicable, return the items that may not be yours, or that were left to you, back to their home. This was the case in Scranton, PA when a client had some unwanted items left in her yard. This was unfortunate, but we did our absolute best to accommodate and help her out.
As you can see in the pictures above. Her yard looked awesome once these items were removed. The mattress and the other waste was brought to the landfill, but the shopping cart was brought back to Gerrity’s Supermarket in West Scranton. When we have the opportunity to do the right thing, we always do it. The shopping cart obviously cost the store money to get and help their customers, so we did our part to help out as well.
Other unique ways to help out our community is to donate and recycle. Some items that we always recycle is clothing, metals, paper, plastic as well as other furniture/necessities.
In terms of pricing, this particular project fell under our minimum charge category due to the small labor and very few items. This is a good example of how our minimum pricing works.
Have you ever been left with unwanted junk visitors? What did you end up doing with them? Comment below and let us know your experience!
One of the most critical questions for every client is “where is the junk located?” The reason we only currently service a small radius at this time is because we are truly still in our growth state. We currently have only one truck, and a team of 6-8 people at max team.
Removing waste, and other heavy, and bulky junk from this radius also allows us to keep our prices cheap and competitive as the gas and mileage on the truck stays low.
Our current plan is to service another 10-20 miles by the end of 2020. As we grow, so will our radius.
From time to time, when the schedule allows- we can go outside of our radius for trash disposal. As I am sure you can see, our clients and our team’s well being is our first and foremost concern. If you are close to the radius and in a pinch, we can always discuss making it work.
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It’s one of my favorite spots any and every warm sunny day, my Deck! We had the opportunity to help a great family in Scranton, PA to enjoy their deck as soon as possible. The remodeling of their bathroom was complete, and it did make sense for them to put the old pieces on their back deck. When completed, they gave us a call! Please see the below and after photos from yet another successful clean up!
Construction debris tends to get very heavy, but we do it! From inside the house to outside, we find ways to get it done!
Do you have a pile of wood? Tile? cardboard (which we recycle!) Message us today for a free estimate!!!
Earlier this week, Junken Monkeys had the pleasure to do a Garage Clean out in Dunmore, PA 18512. The client was amazing, and it was truly an honor to help her out! We were able to donate a lot of the items, and make sure most of the junk was put into the right hands. We care about the community, the environment, and especially the client as much as we care about one another.
The best part of the junk removal in the garage was the after picture. Seeing just how much space the client truly had in the garage left all parties smiling.
When space is at a need, sometimes getting rid of items is the best way to create square footage. The garage was swept nice to make sure that there were no nails or debris that would affect feet or tires, and items kept were put in a nice space to not interfere with doorways or walkways!
If you have a garage that is ready to have a car in it rather than your junk, Junken Monkeys Hauling Company is only a click away!
This is one of the most Frequently asked questions we receive. When we pick up items that are straight trash (no examples needed) we often get the question, “where does it go?” More often than not, you probably have never experienced a land fill. A land fill is where residual garbage goes after it is picked up. Your weekly trash and our trash get married on this trash mountain chapel.
So, what happens here? First off, if you think your trash smells, picture the scent of all the trash in the area getting dumped here, now add rain, heat, snow, ice, mud, and any other outside element that would make the fragrance of garbage worse. It all happens. How do we get to the mountain? Upon arrival, we weigh in on scales that identify how much waste we have. Then we drive up to the top of the dump. The roads are essentially compacted garbage pushed and squished together with different types of machines. We sway and bounce back and fourth as these roads are more often than not flat and may contain trash that may prove to be harmful to the tires. The intricacy of where to dump depends on the day, and how long we are at the landfill is also a gamble. Some days we are in there for 25 minutes, other days we are there for 2+hours. This isn’t always because of what we have in our truck. This may be due to how many people are in line to dump as well as how many trucks can dump at one time. There are times where the space allots for only two trucks to dump at one time, causing a line of 20 plus trucks to be waiting for a spot.
Once we get in a spot, we then back up onto the mountain. Then we hand unload everything into the biggest pile of garbage your eyes can imagine. It traditionally takes us between 30-70 minutes to unload a full truck once parked. After the truck is emptied, we try to sweep out the ground, and proceed back to the weighing station.
After weighing out, we are charged $90/ton. Our truck can traditionally hold up to two ton, which is a LOT of weight. (NOTE: Every land fill is different and prices are only reflective to the Keystone Sanitary Land fill) Once paid, we proceed to the truck wash and then get back into serving our clients.
The best part about the land fill is that going here is included in our value. When our team says that the fees include everything, the land fill is included!
What are your thoughts on the land fill? Do you see yourself ever going to one? Seeing this side of junk removal, what are your thoughts? Comment below!!