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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 Recycling Glass Still A Thing?

Posted by Junk King on Sep 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

Plastic, paper, metal, and glass. These are the four staples of residential recycling. But how much glass really gets recycled anymore? Not enough.

While glass is probably the Queen of Recyclable material, making that happen is a bit more complicated than simply throwing empty wine bottles in the recycling bin.

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

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

Oh, The Things That You Can Recycle!

Posted by Junk King on Aug 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

[This post was previously published in April 2018 and has been updated and enhanced.]

Everyone knows they can recycle paper, soda cans and plastic water bottles. And most of us do. But did you know that there many other household waste materials that can also be recycled?

Recycling is not limited to paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum. In fact, with some creativity, some planning, and some consistent effort, almost anything you want to throw away can actually be recycled, reused, or repurposed. 

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Topics: Recycling, junk recycling, Landfills, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, appliance recycling

Recycling Is More Than Plastic, Paper And Glass

Posted by Junk King on May 20, 2020 10:36:00 AM

 

It may surprise many people to know that there is far more to residential recycling than just plastic, paper and glass. 

In fact, there are a large number of common household items that are made up of most recyclable components. These items can be found in most every American kitchen and laundry room.

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Topics: get rid of old appliances, Recycling, appliance recycling, recycle appliances, appliance removal

Recycling, Junk Removal, And Best Practices

Posted by Junk King on May 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

 

[This post was originally published in October, 2017 and has been expanded, updated and revised.]

You might not normally think of recycling and junk removal as being the same thing. But with the right choices you can accomplish both at the same time.

In the United States, we often talk about the environment, recycling and "being green." However, there's still a great deal of room for more improvement, especially with our consuming practices.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Green Junk Removal, Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, plastic recycling

The Problem Of Recycling Plastic

Posted by Junk King on Apr 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

Plastic recycling is a problem. This may sound odd since putting waste plastic in recycling bins is simple. But recycling plastic is far from simple.

The plastic recycling side of the recycling industry has always had challenges and complications. But since China banned waste plastic imports in 2018, the challenges have escalated.

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, plastic recycling, recycle plastic

Can You Recycle Styrofoam?

Posted by Junk King on Oct 29, 2019 9:36:00 AM

 

Recycling can sometimes be a challenge. Not everything is acceptable and it’s hard to know what is or isn’t. For example, can you recycle Styrofoam?

Conscientious homeowners and others want to be good “eco-citizens” and most strive to do their best at practicing proper recycling. For those with designated recycling bins the job is a bit easier. 

But sometimes you come across waste products that seem to defy categorization for the bins. 

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Topics: Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, residential trash, household waste, recycle styrofoam

How To Recycle Cardboard

Posted by Junk King on Oct 28, 2019 1:46:00 PM

 

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?

As we’ve noted in other posts, there are multiple items that can be recycled. In addition to the most common materials - paper, glass, metals and plastics - there are also many furniture items and appliances that can be recycled, not to mention lawn care equipment.

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

A Checklist For Recycling Properly

Posted by Junk King on Sep 27, 2019 9:45:00 AM

 

Recycling is something that all of us can do. Whether at home, at work or at school, recycling can help keep our spaces clean and the environment healthy. But do you recycle properly?

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Topics: Recycling, junk recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, e-waste recycling, where to recycle electronics

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