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'A Rose By Any Other Name' - Waste, Debris, Trash, And Junk Removal

Posted by Junk King on Jan 5, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

In some English-speaking countries it is known as "rubbish." In the US, we refer to it as garbage or trash. But solid waste also includes what we call "junk."

The problem isn't really what we call it, but what we do with it. Especially the junk. 

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, junk recycling, garbage removal, household waste removal, residential trash removal, solid waste recycling

The Uncertain Future Of Recycling In The United States

Posted by Junk King on Oct 29, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

The future of recycling in America is filled with both promise and problems. We're overwhelmed with waste but with more effort we can recycle most of it. 

For years the focus has been on getting the consumer to recycle. That's shifting now and both the producers of consumer goods and the state and federal governments are taking action.

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, Recycling, junk recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, recycling facilities

When Junk Removal Becomes A Recycling Project

Posted by Junk King on Oct 25, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

Not everything that gets hauled away as junk has to go to a landfill. In fact, most of your residential junk removal items can be recycled. It's up to you.

Hauling your household junk and debris to a waste transfer station or landfill doesn't need to be your default approach for junk removal. You have options.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Recycling, junk recycling, Landfills, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Why Recycling Household Junk Matters

Posted by Junk King on Aug 9, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

 

Household junk, or residential waste, isn't limited to what goes into your kitchen trash. It's anything and everything you throw away and is not recycled.

But the problem is that far too much of our residential junk and waste ends up in the waste stream and, ultimately, the landfills. And it doesn't have to.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, junk recycling, residential trash, household waste, household waste removal

Recycling Glass: A Clear Glimpse Ahead

Posted by Junk King on Jul 19, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

We love to recycle our trash items in America. Especially plastics, paper, and cans. But we tend to do much less of it when it comes to recycling glass.

Glass ranks right up there with steel and aluminum as a prime candidate for recycling. That's because it can be recycled again and again almost endlessly. Unless it goes to a landfill.

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Topics: Recycling, junk recycling, residential trash, recycling facilities, glass recycling, recycle glass

Summertime And You Need Junk Hauling

Posted by Junk King on Jul 7, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

Let's spend the afternoon at the waste transfer station!, said no one. Ever. And with record summer temperatures across the US, any outside chore can be hazardous. 

So, why take the time and effort to go out into the heat just to do a task that someone else could do for you?

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, junk hauling, junk recycling, trash hauling, garbage removal

The Promise Of Plastic Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Jun 23, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

For decades, most plastic waste has been difficult or impossible to recycle. This has led to a glut of plastic waste, including plastic in our oceans.

The good news is that technological advances and innovation from surprising places are bringing the promise of new uses and recycling of these "problem" plastics.

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Topics: junk recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, plastic waste

Why Recycling Still Matters In 2021

Posted by Junk King on May 31, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

With the recent problems for recycling in the aftermath of China's ban on waste imports, some are wondering if recycling still matters. It does.

However, we must be much more aware of the current limitations and possibilities when it comes to recycling at home.

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Topics: junk recycling, plastic recycling, cardboard recycling, glass recycling, recycling metal, recycling paper

Recycling Matters For Paper, Plastic, Glass, And Metal

Posted by Junk King on Apr 23, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

The truth is that there are many materials that can be recycled, but the most common items for recycling are paper, plastic, glass, and metal.

Unfortunately, plastics are problematic when it comes to recycling since not all types are suitable for the recycling process. But the other three are almost 100 percent recyclable.

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Topics: junk recycling, metal recycling, residential trash, paper recycling, plastic recycling, glass recycling

Recycling Scrap Metal Can Benefit Everyone

Posted by Junk King on Apr 14, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

[This post was originally published in December 2018 and has been revised, expanded, and updated.]

Many homeowners take their old equipment and appliances to a landfill. That's because they aren't aware that recycling scrap metal can be an easy option.

Many homeowners and even business owners feel that getting rid of scrap metal items is difficult. And especially if those items are too large to throw into their curbside trash bin.

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Topics: junk recycling, scrap metal, appliance recycling, metal recycling, recycling scrap metal

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