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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

The Three Kings Of Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Aug 31, 2020 4:45:00 PM

 

There is recycling and then there is REAL recycling. And the kings of recycling are metals, glass, and paper. 

While we all probably know these as three of the most commonly recycled materials, not many realize how completely recyclable they are.

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Topics: junk recycling, metal recycling, paper recycling, recycling facilities, glass recycling

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Winning With Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Aug 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

There are a variety of things we dispose of that can be recycled. Some are more common than others such as metals and paper waste. Oh - and waste concrete!

The downside is that so much of these materials never make it to recycling facilities and end up in our landfills instead. And that's a losing proposition.

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Topics: junk recycling, metal recycling, paper recycling, recycling facilities, waste concrete recycling

Cardboard Recycling Done Right: A Checklist

Posted by Junk King on Aug 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

Almost everything we buy comes in some kind of cardboard package. And all that means quite a bit of cardboard recycling that has to be done. 

The problem is that we often think it's just a simple matter of throwing boxes and packages in our paper recycling bin. But there's more to it than that.

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Topics: residential trash, checklist, recycle cardboard, paper recycling, cardboard recycling

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