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Recycling, Sustainability, And Green Junk Removal

Posted by Junk King on Jul 1, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

As Americans, we throw out large amounts of trash every day. In fact, we toss about six pounds of trash per person but only 1.5 pounds of it gets recycled.

Which seems like a good start, but that still leaves almost five pounds of solid waste a day, or more than 254 million tons per year, that msotly goes into our landfills.  We can do better.

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, green blogs, junk recycling, metal recycling, paper recycling, plastic recycling, glass recycling

Heavy Metal: Recycling Doesn't Have To Be A Burden

Posted by Junk King on Jun 6, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

We are quite adept at recycling waste paper and aluminum cans. But those metal beverage containers are not the only metal waste that can be recycled.

No matter where it comes from - our yards, our garages, our scrap piles, or our loading docks - the removal and disposal of heavy metal junk items can be difficult and even challenging for many.

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Topics: scrap metal, metal recycling, junk metal recycling, scrap metal pick up, recycling metal, recycling scrap metal

Metal Junk Can Be 'Precious' Metal Scrap For Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Apr 6, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

It is common to have large, bulky junk items you need to dispose of. But when these junk items are made of metal, a landfill is the last place for them.

Almost every metal is recyclable and some metals, like steel, are 100 precent reusable. So, it makes no sense to dump these materials in landfills.

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Topics: scrap metal, metal recycling, junk metal recycling, scrap metal pick up, recycling metal, recycling scrap metal

A Simple Solution For Washer And Dryer Removal

Posted by Junk King on Mar 4, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

[This post originally appeared here in April 2018. It has been expanded upon, revised, and updated to reflect more recent information.]

Now that spring is almost here many folks will be looking to replace some old appliances. And one of the most difficult jobs is washer and dryer removal.

With some items that represent large expenditures, it can make sense to replace them with used items. Buthousehold appliances, such as washers and dryers, have gotten more efficient with each year. So, new can often be better. But what about the old units?

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, washer / dryer disposal, get rid of old appliances, appliance recycling, metal recycling

3 Tips For Disposing Of Your Old Dishwasher

Posted by Junk King on Mar 2, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

[This post originally appeared here in June 2018. It has been expanded upon, revised, and updated to reflect more recent information.]

Dishwashers get old. Sometimes they just need to be upgraded and other times they must be replaced. Either way, you still need old dishwasher disposal.

Hauling off and disposing of old appliances is a difficult task for any homeowner. Unless you already have an appliance professional or two at home and a large truck, getting rid of that old machine is going to be a challenge.

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Topics: get rid of old appliances, Old Appliances, appliance recycling, metal recycling, dishwasher disposal

Recycling: Make The New Year A Green Year

Posted by Junk King on Dec 13, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

A lifestyle choice of recycling requires more than a New Year's resolution. But committing to practice recycling can make a real impact on our future.

Recycling responsibly is something all of us can do and, working together, we can do it better than ever.

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Topics: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, metal recycling, paper recycling, plastic recycling, glass recycling, recycling metal, recycling paper, recycling glass, recycling plastic

Scrap Metal Recycling: A Different Kind Of Heavy Metal

Posted by Junk King on Sep 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM

 

Sometimes your junk removal means getting rid of large metal items. And sometimes these items are too large or too heavy to load and dispose of yourself. No worries!

Whether that means old engine blocks, household appliances that no longer work, or piles of scrap iron, removal and disposal can be a challenge.

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Topics: scrap metal, metal recycling, junk metal recycling, scrap metal pick up, recycling metal, recycling scrap metal

When Recycling Goes Wrong - Common Recycling Mistakes

Posted by Junk King on Sep 17, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

All of us know how to recycle, right? And we all know what things are recyclable, too. But do we always recycle everything correctly? Not so much.

Okay, so recycling isn't rocket science. But the truth is, there are several common recycling mistakes.

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Topics: Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, metal recycling, paper recycling, plastic recycling, glass recycling

When Your Recycling Bin Isn't Big Enough For Your Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Sep 10, 2021 5:00:00 AM

Everyone recycles. Or at least they should. But sometimes your recyclable items can be too much and end up being more than you can fit into your bins.

Sometimes your recycling can be too much of a good thing. So it can pile up - or worse.

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Topics: Recycling, metal recycling, paper recycling, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, glass recycling, recycle glass, recycling metal, recycling paper

Recycling Metals: A Never Ending Process

Posted by Junk King on Jul 16, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

Recycling matters. Most of us would agree to that. But recycling metals can matter far more than some other waste materials because of its potential.

This is because most metals, especially steel and aluminum, are infinitely recyclable. And the process of recycling these metals uses far less resources than producing raw materials.

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

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