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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

Breaking Down Cardboard And Paper Recycling

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

 

Cardboard, paperboard, paper, and newsprint can all be recycled. Essentially, they are all made with paper fibers which means it's all paper recycling. 

Fortunately, cardboard recycling and paper recycling has become one of the success stories for the Zero Waste movement and recycling efforts of the United States. But it is still a pressing need.

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Topics: recycle cardboard, paper recycling, cardboard recycling, paperboard recycling, recycling paper, newspaper recycling

Save A Tree: Paper And Wood Recycling

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

 

Okay, so "save a tree" might sound a bit cliché these days, but recycling paper, paperboard, and wood waste still matters.

And the fact remains that we generate millions of tons of paper and cardboard waste every year in this country, not to mention old wood products, lumber, and timber. So, what happens to it all?

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, office junk removal, paper recycling, wood debris removal, paperboard recycling, recycling paper

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Means Less Landfill

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

 

Some things we know by heart and one of these is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - the Three R's of the Environment that we all know.

But are we really practicing it?

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

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 Paper And Paperboard Waste: Beyond DIY

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

 

Recycling paper and paperboard waste and debris should be easy since they are almost endlessly recyclable materials. But it doesn't happen often enough.

Paper recycling—the process of converting old paper products into new paper—is one of the most successful forms of recycling in the world. Almost 70 percent of paper used in the United States winds up at a recycling plant and is remade in paper mills.

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Topics: recycle cardboard, paper recycling, cardboard recycling, paperboard recycling, recycling paper

Yard Waste And Other Organic Waste: Why Recycle

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

 

All those leaves, grass, and other trimmings are completely organic and biodegradable, right? Yes, but they still don't belong in landfills. Here's why.

Despite what might seem an intuitive assumption about organic yard waste material - or even food waste - organic waste can be quite harmful to the environment.

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Topics: Yard Waste Removal, yard waste, yard waste disposal, paper recycling, organic waste, food waste

Paper Recycling For 2020 [Tips]

Posted by Junk King on Sep 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

Recycling paper is a decades-old practice in this country. But it has fallen on hard times lately. 

Part of the problem is that the United States is finding that all the millions of tons of waste paper we produce every year, Thanks in large part to a decision by China.

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Topics: Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, paper recycling, recycling facilities, paperboard recycling

Is Your Cardboard Recycling Safe?

Posted by Junk King on Sep 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

While it is certainly safe to recycle your used cardboard, your cardboard waste may not be safe!

Most people have heard about thieves stealing copper and other metals to sell as scrap. Even catalytic converters are prime targets for metal thieves. But stealing cardboard? Seriously?

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Topics: Recycling, recycle cardboard, paper recycling, cardboard recycling, paperboard recycling

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