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Disposal of Concrete Debris and Recycling

Posted by Julian Torres, "JT" on Feb 1, 2023 5:00:00 AM

[This article was first published here in July 2015 and has been updated and revised.]

Concrete disposal is difficult work and can even be dangerous because it is heavy and unwieldy. And even transporting concrete debris can be a challenge.

Disposal of concrete debris requires careful planning for proper removal and hauling, but it also provides great opportunities for recycling and reuse.

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Topics: Construction Waste Disposal, Recycling, Landfills, Business Junk Removal, Hazardous Waste, concrete debris, concrete removal, waste concrete recycling

Don’t Dispose: Recycle, Reuse, Or Repurpose

Posted by Junk King on Jan 9, 2023 5:00:00 AM

[This post was first published in September 2019 and has been updated and revised.]

Recycling is a great practice and should be a regular part of every household and business. However, there are growing challenges in the recycling industry.

We've been promoting recycling as a nation for over 50 years now. Today, recycling bins and facilities are the norm in most communities across the country. But now, so are gluts of recyclable materials.

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Topics: Recycling, junk recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, e-waste recycling, junk metal recycling

How To Recycle Cardboard

Posted by Junk King on Jan 6, 2023 5:00:00 AM

[This article was first published in October 2019 and has been revised and expanded.]

For most of us, recycling is just throwing our recyclables into the right containers. But what about large amounts of junk like empty boxes? Do you know how to recycle cardboard properly?

After the holidays many homes and businesses can find themselves inundated with waste cardboard and paperboard from packaging and other materials. And disposing of it all can be a challenge.

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Topics: Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, household waste, recycle cardboard, paper recycling, cardboard recycling, paperboard recycling

Holiday Recycling: Keeping it Green

Posted by Junk King on Dec 9, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

[This article was first published in December 2010 and has been updated and expanded.]

The holidays are a great time for celebration and a time of year when family and friends come together, sometimes traveling from long distances. And holiday recycling is not always top of mind.

But it's also the time of year when most of us generate massive amounts of waste and rubbish - not to mention all those Christmas trees and holiday wreaths, poinsettias, and other organic items that will have to be gotten rid of.

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Topics: Recycle Furniture, Green Junk Removal, Recycling, junk removal

Recycling's Future: Upheaval And Promise

Posted by Junk King on Nov 30, 2022 5:00:00 AM

Recycling has advanced far beyond collecting cans and bottles, cardboard and newspapers. And despite disappointing efforts, the future is bright.

While some nations are making impressive strides in pursuing and building sustainable cultures, others are still lagging in all areas. And the United States, while not the worst offender, certainly has much room for improvement.

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Topics: Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, recycling electronics, recycling plastic, solid waste recycling, recycling household junk

Recycle Old Furniture

Posted by Junk King on Nov 11, 2022 5:00:00 AM

[This article was originally published in June 2010 and has been expanded and updated.]

There comes a time in every household when old pieces of furniture need to be disposed of. And furniture removal ain't easy!

Maybe the kids have gone off to college and you've decided to buy some more upscale furniture. But how do you get rid of the old pieces?

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Recycle Furniture, Green Junk Removal, Pick Up Old Furniture, Recycling, Old Furniture Pick Up

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

Posted by Junk King on Oct 17, 2022 5:00:00 AM

[This article was originally published in September 2021. It have been updated and revised.]

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. Your residential recycling bin can only hold so much. Which means sometimes your recycling 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 Household Waste Made Easy

Posted by Junk King on Sep 26, 2022 5:00:00 AM

Most homes in America have residential waste management service. And this usually includes both a trash bin and a recycling bin. But what are we recycling?

For most people, it's often little more than plastic containers, a few glass bottles, and aluminum waste materials. Yet there could be so much more.

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Topics: Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, metal recycling, plastic recycling, cardboard recycling, glass recycling, recycling household junk

Make a Positive Impact on the Planet with Junk King

Posted by Junk King on Sep 7, 2022 5:00:00 AM

[This article was originally published in November 2021. It has been revised and expanded.]

We take the protection of our planet seriously here at Junk King. As the planet’s population grows, so does the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill.

In 2018 the total generation of municipal solid waste was 292.4 million tons, about 4.9 pounds per person per day. Of that amount, the EPA states that 50 percent was landfilled. 

At Junk King, we feel we can do better than that.

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Topics: franchise, Junk King Franchise, Green Junk Removal, Recycling, Junk Removal Franchise, eco-friendly

Why Eco-Friendly Franchises are Trending Globally

Posted by Junk King on Aug 29, 2022 5:00:00 AM

[This article was first published in April 202 and has been expanded and revised.]

Recycling, conservation, and being "green" are concepts we've known for decades. But today the move is towards eco-friendly franchises.  And not just in the U.S.

There’s no question that our planet is changing. With hurricanes, floods, droughts, and wildfires becoming more common across the world, that much is apparent. But there is much that we can do on both a personal and corporate level to mitigate those changes.

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, green blogs, Recycling, junk recycling, eco-friendly

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