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Spring Cleaning Your Yard Area And Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Feb 8, 2018 9:03:00 AM
So what does recycling have to do with cleaning your yard and landscaping? Aside from new life as mulch for your trimmings, it can mean new life for old tools and equipment.


 It's getting close to spring and there is more to "spring cleaning" than just sprucing up the inside of your home. As a homeowner, you will always be investing in your house and, most often, your yard and landscaping. And these means that having the proper tools and equipment is essential.

But tools and equipment gets old and breaks down. When this happens you have to invest in replacements.

This may mean you now have an old lawn mower or sprayer to get rid of. Or perhaps a broken tree trimmer. Or even a dead leaf blower or tired chainsaw. But how do you dispose of them? Unfortunately, you can't simply throw them into your household trash and put it out on the curb. These items are often too big, or tainted with oil and gas.

So what do you do?

Recycling Your Lawnmower and Landscaping Equipment

The good news is that almost anything and everything you need to dispose of can be either re-used, re-purposed, or recycled. If the item is repairable, there are many options for otherwise working equipment. Donating them can be a beneficial and simple way of lending new life to old equipment.

If your lawnmower is still in good enough shape for someone else to use it can be hauled off to a donation center. Much like recycling, reuse is even more environmentally friendly.

Re-purposing can be done in a variety of ways. Many people find that old, broken wheelbarrows have a number of other uses such as planters and outdoor storage bins for small garden items. If you are particularly creative, a older wheelbarrow can make a great centerpiece in a flower garden. 

Long handles from rakes and shovels can be reused for a variety of purposes. Heavy-duty rake heads can be removed from a broken handle, mounted on a garden shed wall, and used an a hanger for other equipment or garden gloves. Your imagination alone will determine what you can do with old tools and garden equipment. 


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Some items are beyond repair, but the materials they're constructed of can often be recycled. Scrap metal pick up, in particular, has a ready market for recycling. Plastics and other materials can often be recycled, as well. Lawnmowers and other landscaping equipment can be broken down into their metal and plastic parts, cleaned of gasoline or other substances, and then recycled industrially.

Recycling isn't just for yard clippings and compost debris, but it also works for large tools and equipment like lawnmowers, leave blowers, wheelbarrows, and chainsaws. 

Hiring the Right Team for Equipment Disposal

Does your garage or garden shed still have an old lawn mower (or two) just sitting there? Is there other unwanted or broken landscaping equipment taking up space? Instead of collecting these old items and equipment, you can take advantage of outsourcing your appliance disposal and even recycling for all kinds of landscaping equipment.

Hiring a firm for junk removal for appliances like lawn mower disposal can take this burden off your shoulders and let you take back the space in your garage or shed. It's not just for yard debris and trash!

Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly waste disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your cleaning project is complete.

Junk King recycles more than half of the garbage we collect by hauling it off in our specialized trucks (many of which run on biodiesel), then separating it by material and sending everything to a local recycling facility. In some locations, Junk King even has its own recycling centers.

Whether you need our services several times during a cleaning project or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the debris is out of your way so that you can get on with the job.

Our team specializes in both residential and business trash removal. We can be at your home or facility 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.

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Topics: Yard Waste Removal, Recycling, Spring Cleaning, landscaping debris, junk haulling

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