Most people would not consider junk hauling and recycling as being compatible. But you can be green by choosing the right source.
As much as we hear about recycling and the pressing need to "be green" there is still much room for improvement in America. According to a recent joint study by Yale University and the EPA, the U.S. recycles less than 22% of its discarded materials.
In fact, the recycling levels in the U.S. have not improved in over 20 years despite billions of dollars spent on recycling competitions, symposiums, awareness campaigns and the ongoing development of new sorting technologies.
According to information from the World Watch institute, the United States - although only representing 5% of the world's population - generates more waste than any other country in the world. And on a global scale, worldwide waste is expected to double in less than 15 years.
Five Ways You Can Support Recycling With Your Junk Removal
We know that everything that ends up in the waste stream can be recycled or reused. But there are a number of common materials that make up large portions of our trash and junk that can be. Being aware of these materials and being strategic in your junk disposal practices can make a huge difference.
This infographic illustrates five ways you can support recycling by what you choose to have hauled off by the right junk hauling firm:
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What are the effects of improved recycling efforts on the environment?
- Recycling conserves finite natural resources - this is critical as population continues to grow exponentially
- Recycling conserves fresh water up to 95% in the mining and manufacturing process for many materials
- Recycling prevents waste from going into oceans - it is proven, when there is a strong recycling culture, there is less litter and less waste going into ocean
- Protects forests which help to reduce CO2 emissions
- Significantly reduces use of fossil fuel energy and reduces CO2 emissions
E-Waste, or electronic waste, is everywhere in our offices. And e-waste disposal is a problem. 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 storage closet or vacant office.
There are a number of issues to consider with e-waste disposal, too. Because of the many laws and regulations, especially in states such as California, many items such as monitors, TVs, and even cell phones cannot be simply tossed in the trash. What's more, when you want to properly dispose of a computer monitor - particularly any old CRT devices you still have around - the process takes time, effort and money.
Another benefit to having a professional firm remove your e-waste and other trash is that you don’t have to have unsightly junk and debris taking up space at your business for long. Typically, you can have it taken away that day or the next day, and sometimes even from inside your place of business so you don’t have to put it out in your parking lot or loading dock.
Choosing the Right Source for Your Junk Removal Needs Matters
Junk King is proud to be North America’s greenest junk removal service. We pioneered recycling based junk removal in 2005 and have been going greener ever since. We sort each and every job for metals, e-waste, paper, household goods, textiles, furniture and appliances, in our recycling warehouses.
But “going green” also means we donate, repurpose, and reuse everything from clothing, toys, baby cribs and strollers to office furniture and supplies. We run many of our trucks run on biodiesel, a domestically produced fuel made from more environmentally safe non-petroleum, renewable resources. Junk King is committed to continuing to lead the way to help keep our planet clean, green and beautiful for the generations to come.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly junk removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete.
Whether you need our services several times during a storage space cleaning project, or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the furniture and debris is quickly out of your way so that you can get on with your life.
Our team specializes in trash and junk removal. We can be at your home in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.