Everyone likes to save money. And with inflation, skyrocketing gas prices, and seemingly random shortages, saving on services like junk hauling matters.
And one of the ways you can save on junk hauling fees is to recycle as much of your own junk and house cleanout debris as possible first. But the question might be "What can be recycled?"
Toss It or Recycle It? Not all Household Junk is Trash
For many Americans, spring cleaning is an annual ritual. For others, it's something they annually intend to get to but somehow never seem to get to in spring!
The good news is that there's still a few weeks of "official" spring season left since summer does not actually begin until June 21st. And, really, who's really keeping track? The important thing is that you make a plan, gather your resources and any help you can get, and complete your house cleanout for 2022.
Of course, along with the deep cleaning, scrubbing, and minor repairs, you might even tackle some painting and upgrading. But regardless of how extensive your efforts are, there will still be piles of trash, debris, rubbish, and junk.
And, of course, the first thing most of us think of when we look at all those piles is "How can I get rid of this stuff?"
And the next thing many people think, unfortunately, is the trash.
But it can be worse. Many times there's far more than we can fit in our trash bins, so then we may think about making a trip to the landfill or the nearest waste transfer station.
The problem with these trains of trash thought is that this means most if not all of your rubbish, trash, junk, and debris will end up in a landfill or, possibly, an incinerator. And neither of these are great disposal solutions.
Nor are they inevitable.
Green Trash Thought: Thinking About Recycling
Granted, household trash and junk doesn't say "recycling" for most people.
But the truth is that much of what we might normally throw away into our household garbage or take to the dump can be recycled. In fact, according to one source, the EPA estimates that 75 percent of the American waste stream is recyclable, - but we only recycle about 30 percent of it.
And that's on a good day.
Of course, there are some particular materials that are recycled at much higher rates such as metals and paper waste products. But things made from plastic almost never get recycled as often as they could - and some plastics are just not easily recycled.
However, back on the home front, homeowners and renters have a great opportunity to sort the piles of unwanted items and materials and determine what can and might be recyclable. And a big reason for this effort is to reduce the overall amount of solid waste that does end up in our landfills.
When it comes to "saving the planet" and being green, the folks at home are literally on the front lines of our collective efforts. And intentional and planned recycling and reuse is the key to that.
Even the "trash" we put into our various recycling bins doesn't all get recycled.
An article from WAMU.org, for example, noted that part of the problem in the Washington D.C. area is how most residential recycling there, as well as many other cities, works - or doesn't,
"Single stream recycling, in all its convenient glory, brought another unintended consequence besides increased contamination. It made glass much more difficult to recover. In fact, most glass bottles and jars tossed in recycling bins in the D.C. region will never be turned into new glass bottles or jars. Instead, they will end up in the landfill, either as “beneficial cover” or just dumped with other trash."
But another good reason to recycle as much as possible is to save money.
Junk King: Fair and Transparent Pricing Also Means Maximizing Savings
Junk King has always worked hard to maintain low minimums, to provide free estimates and the best value in the junk removal industry, as well as fair pricing. And one of the ways we manage to keep our pricing fair is to never charge our customers flat fees or by the weight of their loads.
In fact, we believe the most equitable way to price our full-service junk hauling and removal is to only charge by the amount of space your junk takes up in our trucks.
And this is where the additional savings can come in...
If you finish your major house cleanout and you have piles and piles of junk, rubbish, and debris - and you have Junk King come and remove all of it for you, you'll still get the best pricing for junk hauling in your area. However, you make those piles much smaller by sorting out the recyclable items and disposing of those at appropriate recycling facilities yourself.
Smaller load, less space, lower fee!
Of course, because we are Junk King and we pioneered green junk removal, we make it our mission to sort and then recycle or reuse as much of everything we pick up from our customers every day, everywhere that we operate.
In fact, we consistently recycle as much as 60 percent or more of our loads. So, even if you choose not to do the sorting and recycling on your own, you can rest assured that your house cleanout junk and debris will be disposed of in as green a manner as possible.
And you'll still get the best junk removal pricing around!
Junk King Can Take Care of Your House Cleanout Junk Removal
Junk King always provides an fast, affordable, and eco-friendly residential junk removal service for homeowners and renters. The best part of using our services is that you don’t need to worry about how to get rid of your excess junk or extra-large trash piles after a major house cleanout project.
And like we said already, one of the best things about using Junk King is that we recycle as much of the material that we pick-up as possible. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly and genuinely green junk removal service.
By the way, if you'd rather load your rubbish yourself and depending on where you live, you could also just rent one of our user-friendly MINI Dumpsters. This can be an affordable and convenient alternative that allows you to load your junk and debris over the course of up to three days. Once you're ready, our Junk King team will come to remove it all for you.
Of course, for most folks, the easiest route is to make use of our full-service teams who specialize in residential and commercial trash and junk removal and can be at your home or workplace in mere minutes.
Our friendly and expert crews are fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your debris and other unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion, so call us today!
So, ready to get rid of your household junk after you clean? It's as easy as 1,2,3.
Just make an appointment by giving us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).