Sometimes you need to get rid of household goods or personal belongings, but they are still usable. Consider donating them instead of simply dumping them.
Old furniture, working electronics, books, usable clothing, and many other items you no long want or need can find a new home if disposed of properly. And they can be kept out of landfills!
The problem for many people, however, is that they don't have the means nor the resources to get their large unwanted items someplace where it can be reused.
One Person's "Junk" Can Easily be Someone Else's Treasure
"Reduce, reuse, and recycle."
That's far more than a nice sounding sentiment or a superficial way to appear being green. For many people, it's a lifestyle mantra and a rallying cry for the approach they believe everyone should take to the excess "stuff" we tend to fill our lives and our homes with.
Whether we realize it or not, many of us in the United States are willing practitioners of what many refer to as "consumerism." This has been defined as,
"Consumerism is the idea that increasing consumption of goods and services purchased in the market is always a desirable goal and that a person's wellbeing and happiness depend fundamentally on obtaining consumer goods and material possessions."
While there is nothing inherently wrong with acquiring goods - at least to most people - there is a tendency to acquire too much.
For some, consumerism is simply the natural order of things and the driving force of our economy. For others, however, the word has been used to mean excessive materialism and waste. For the rest of us who try not to overthink it and simply want to find a new home for our old but useable things, we have already realized we have too much stuff.
So, the question becomes, do we just throw it all out? Or can we really "reuse and recycle"?
Most "Junk" Never Needs to End Up In a Landfill
A somewhat surprising fact that most people don't know is that the majority of trash and waste that ends up being dumped into landfills every year is comprised of recyclable materials. And most, if not all, old furniture and appliances can be reused or, if need be, refurbished then donated.
And donating is the key term here.
For too many Americans, the default response to unwanted junk, belongings, and trash is to toss them into a trash bin or dumpster. If the thing we want to get rid of is too large for our residential waste bin, that can be a bit of a problem. But, ultimately, too many people tend to throw away too much of the things they don't want.
And much of this could be donated or at least recycled.
According to one website,
"The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it."
Then there are the larger items that we would donate or recycle if we had the means to do so. In fact, more people would be likely to donate used furniture, exercise equipment, appliances, or large amounts of clothing and other goods if they had a vehicle to transport them.
Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle
The good news is that you still can donate these items! With one call to Junk King you can watch while our professional and courteous team removes and loads all your reusable and recyclable "junk" items for you.
That's because Junk King is an eco-friendly junk removal company that donates, recycles or repurposes at least 60 percent of all the items we pick up. Your local Junk King team has established relationships with many of these donation centers. Our mission is to ensure that as much of the materials we pick up as possible finds a new home or a new life.
Best of all, we can help you reduce all that clutter taking up space in your home right now and we’ll make sure your items get donated or recycled, and not end up in a landfill.
Your Local Source for Reliable and Responsible Junk Removal
You might not have thought to call for junk removal services for your unwanted belongings because you don’t think of them as junk.
At Junk King, we get it.
The good news is that you can still clear your house of unwanted items while still doing the environmentally friendly and socially conscious thing with junk removal from Junk King.
Great customer service and a commitment to recycling and reuse are vital elements of Junk King's mission. We make it easy for you to say goodbye to unwanted junk, and we make it easy on the planet, too. Our staff will be happy to answer your questions and provide simple, upfront pricing.
Our junk removal services are performed by friendly, trained, and insured professionals who quickly haul away the junk and truck it off to the most eco-friendly disposal methods available.
In addition, Junk King's removal service is now 100% touchless to ensure the safety of you and our crew. So, schedule today by calling 1-888-888-JUNK (5865) or book online.
Or, for a virtual estimate, you can text us a photo of your items to 1-737-888-5864 (JUNK).