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The Growing Challenge Of Garbage Removal

Posted by Junk King on Mar 5, 2020 9:25:00 AM



Most of us give little thought to garbage removal. However, it's quite different when we end up having to haul the garbage away ourselves.

Americans generate over 28 tons of garbage per person every year. And most of us take our garbage removal services for granted. But there are challenges in the industry.

America may be the Land of the Free, but we are also the Land of the Trash.

However, the United States is not the top offender when it comes to amount of garbage that gets generated. In fact, according to the World Bank, with almost 9,300,000,000 tons of trash created annually from a population of just over 333,000,000, the U.S. still only ranks third among the nations for total amount of garbage generated.

Why is that?


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Consumption Generates Garbage

We only make up about six percent of the world’s total population. Yet, even at that, we are still the third most populous nation in the world. The two nations that are bigger than us in terms of population are China and India who each have almost four times as many people as we do.

And, because of our collective wealth and consumer-oriented culture, we buy a lot and use a lot. Which ultimately leads to waste, garbage and trash. And all that garbage has to be removed and taken somewhere. 

Which is where the challenges lie.




The numbers vary depending on where you go for the information, but the common fact is that landfills are diminishing in number here in the U.S. But all of our garbage has to go somewhere.

For example, the National Waste and Recycling Association reported that there were 8,000 active landfills in the United States at one time. However that number is now down to less than 3,091.

What this means for most Americans is that it's becoming more difficult remove and dispose of their own garbage, junk and debris. More statistics GlobalCitizen.org reveals a somewhat alarming view of the state of landfills, 

"The US generates more than 258 million tons of municipal solid waste each year — that’s all the packaging, clothing, bottles, food scraps, newspapers, batteries, and everything else that gets thrown into garbage cans and hauled onto sidewalks for weekly pick-up.

Around 34.6% of that waste gets recycled, some gets burned for energy, and the rest gets sent to landfills. Now it looks like the 2,000 active landfills in the US that hold the bulk of this trash are reaching their capacity..."


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There's an Alternative to Managing Your Large Garbage Removal

Maybe you're a homeowner or a renter and you have large piles of garbage or junk cluttering up your home or yard. You know it's either too much or too big for your weekly garbage service to haul away, so you still have it sitting there.  

Or perhaps you're a business owner or construction contractor. You can't afford to have all that debris simply sitting on-site, but you're short-handed or don't have the time to do it yourself. 

Fortunately, you can outsource the task of garbage removal. And it doesn't have to be done by some lone guy in a beat up old pick up truck with a hand-painted phone number on plywood sideboards!

Efficient garbage removal should be taken care of professionally and reliably, and there is really only one good option for making that happen. 


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Call for Your Personal Garbage Removal Experts

Junk King hauls just about every kind of item except for hazardous waste, so you can call us for garbage removal for large trash items such as broken furniture, old washing machines, or even renovation debris. .

We also put emphasis on eco-friendly junk removal services. This means that recyclable materials from paper trash to metal to electronics will be safely and responsibly disposed of at recycling facilities. We also work with local organizations to donate usable items like clothes and furniture. 

Whether you're cleaning your home after many years of accumulating junk, or getting ready for an office move, we can provide you with the resources you need to do the job.  With our competent and well-trained team, you can be assured that every item that can and should be recycled is taken care of in a fully eco-friendly manner. 

Our knowledgeable and friendly crew can do the heavy lifting for you, or you can choose from our fleet of MINI Dumpsters if you prefer to do that part yourself.

Either way, our professional and insured trash and junk removal team will call 15 minutes before we show up at your shop or office and we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your items take up in our truck or our MINI Dumpster. And with no hidden fees.

Ready to get rid of that junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

You can make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).


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