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Recycling Plastic Waste: Is It A Waste Of Time?

Posted by Junk King on May 20, 2022 5:00:00 AM



For years we have been told to recycle our plastic bottles and other plastic waste. Most of it, anyway. But it turns out that recycling plastic is not easy. 

Despite the introduction of a not-so-helpful coding system, the average residential consumer is at a loss to know what plastics can or cannot be recycled. Turns out most of it never is anyway.

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Topics: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, e-waste recycling, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, plastic waste, recycling plastic

Junk King Makes Moving Day Easier, Provides Franchisees Bump in Revenue

Posted by Junk King on May 19, 2022 8:18:06 AM

It’s National Moving Month! Nearly 30 million people move each year, and a great deal of them choose May for moving day based on the month’s (usually) fair weather, which eases some of the stress that comes with moving.

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Topics: moving and relocation, moving

Why Electronics Recycling Matters

Posted by Junk King on May 18, 2022 5:00:00 AM


We recycle all types of materials all the time. And, for most of us, this is usually our paper, aluminum, plastic and glass waste. But rarely electronics.

Yet we all dispose of electronic waste items every year, often multiple times each year. And most of us rarely consider that these unusable products can and should be recycled, as well.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, electronic waste, electronics disposal, electronics recycling, what to do with old electronics, where to recycle electronics, recycling electronics

Graduation Gift Guide

Posted by Julian Torres, "JT" on May 16, 2022 10:29:03 AM

There are standards of graduation gift giving that have been in place for decades: flowers, stationery, teddy bears in graduation cap and gowns, and at least one copy of Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. While any of those ideas would do the trick, they may seem a little underwhelming given the importance of this remarkable milestone of a person’s life.

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Memorial Day 2022

Posted by Julian Torres, "JT" on May 16, 2022 10:23:57 AM

Originally a day to remember all those who died during the Civil War, Memorial Day has since officially become a day to recognize every single American military personnel who died in any of the wars fought by the United States.

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Great Backyard Games For Summer Fun

Posted by Junk King on May 16, 2022 5:00:00 AM


A spring home cleanup can also mean cleaning your backyard so you can have a great place for summer fun, feasting, and family get-togethers with friends.

And once everything's clean and cleared out, you can add some great backyard games to add to your summer fun.

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Topics: Yard Waste Removal, summer cleaning, home cleanout, backyard, health and safety, summer fun

Replacing Your Refrigerator? Consider Recycling.

Posted by Junk King on May 13, 2022 5:00:00 AM


[This post originally appeared here in April 2018. It has been expanded upon, revised, and updated to reflect more recent information.]

The refrigerator is probably the central fixture of any kitchen besides the stove. But, like any appliance, they become dated and old, and eventually need to be replaced.

However, just moving an old refrigerator can be a major chore. So, how does a typical homeowner manage refrigerator recycling?

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Topics: Refrigerator Disposal, Residential Junk Removal, Refrigerator Recycling, get rid of old appliances, Old Appliances, scrap metal, appliance recycling

Enjoying Your [Clean] Backyard This Summer

Posted by Junk King on May 11, 2022 5:00:00 AM


[This post was originally published in April 2019 and has been update, expanded, and revised.]

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. And a backyard for barbecues, pool parties, or just to relax in is far nicer when it's clean!

But getting and keeping a yard clean often involves far more than just cleaning up after the kids and pets. For many homeowners and renters, there are large amounts of trash, debris, and junk that needs to be gotten rid of.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Yard Waste Removal, summer cleaning, Green Junk Removal, lawn debris, yard waste disposal

E-Waste Disposal Doesn't Have To Be A Burden

Posted by Junk King on May 9, 2022 5:00:00 AM


We are inundated with electronics. But when our devices give out, they become electronic waste, or e-waste, and that means dealing with e-waste disposal.

The problem is that we can't simply throw it all into the household or office trash. Most e-waste disposal is regulated, while most e-waste items are also recyclable. So, what should we do?

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Topics: E-waste Removal, electronic waste, e-waste disposal, e-waste recycling, electronics disposal, electronics recycling

Some Solid Tips For Recycling Concrete

Posted by Junk King on May 6, 2022 5:00:00 AM


There are all types of yard waste and debris that can be recycled instead of put in landfills. However, for homeowners, concrete isn't always on the list.

Contractors, on the other hand, are often accustomed to disposing of large amounts of waste concrete and often use commercial crushing and recycling facilities to dispose of it. But not always.

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Topics: Yard Waste Removal, construction waste removal, concrete debris, concrete removal, yard waste disposal, waste concrete recycling

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