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Checking In On A Green Holiday Season

Posted by Junk King on Nov 26, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

The holidays can mean many things to many people, but what it often means for everyone is a lot of stuff being bought, being given, and being thrown away.

But the problem is that much of what we buy, what we use, and what we throw out makes for a less-than-green holiday season. 

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, eco-friendly, holiday tips

The Uncertain Future Of Recycling In The United States

Posted by Junk King on Oct 29, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

The future of recycling in America is filled with both promise and problems. We're overwhelmed with waste but with more effort we can recycle most of it. 

For years the focus has been on getting the consumer to recycle. That's shifting now and both the producers of consumer goods and the state and federal governments are taking action.

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, Recycling, junk recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, recycling facilities

Recycling Right By Recycling Smart: A Checklist

Posted by Junk King on Oct 27, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

Everyone agrees that recycling is a good thing to do and the right thing to do. But recycling the right way isn't always easy.

Unfortunately, not everything can be recycled. Worse, many of those things still end up in our recycling waste stream - and that causes problems.

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

When Junk Removal Becomes A Recycling Project

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

 

Not everything that gets hauled away as junk has to go to a landfill. In fact, most of your residential junk removal items can be recycled. It's up to you.

Hauling your household junk and debris to a waste transfer station or landfill doesn't need to be your default approach for junk removal. You have options.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Recycling, junk recycling, Landfills, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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 Glass: A Clear Glimpse Ahead

Posted by Junk King on Jul 19, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

We love to recycle our trash items in America. Especially plastics, paper, and cans. But we tend to do much less of it when it comes to recycling glass.

Glass ranks right up there with steel and aluminum as a prime candidate for recycling. That's because it can be recycled again and again almost endlessly. Unless it goes to a landfill.

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

The Challenge Of Green Junk Disposal

Posted by Junk King on Jan 30, 2021 11:30:00 AM

 

Junk removal and disposal is not only a major industry in the US, but it is a function across the globe. And pressing challenge is for sustainable and recyclable waste.

The United States only recycles about 1/3 of its total waste generated every year. Some waste products, like paper and paperboard, are recycled at close to a 70 percent rate, while plastics are only at a dismal 9 percent globally.

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, Recycling, junk recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, green products, recycling facilities

Plastic Recycling: Problems And Promise

Posted by Junk King on Jan 22, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

The biggest problem with plastic recycling is plastics. There a dozens of plastic types used in consumer goods but not all of them are easily recycled.

In addition, the sheer volume of plastic waste threatens to overwhelm our existing capacity for processing and recycling it all. Which means much of it is exported elsewhere or ends up in our landfills.

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Topics: Recycling, eco-friendly, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, recycling facilities

10 Household Items For Recycling [Infographic]

Posted by Junk King on Jan 20, 2021 5:00:00 AM

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[This article was originally published in November 2017 and has been update and revised.]

Paper and cardboard, plastic water bottles, aluminum cans: that's pretty much everything when it comes to household recycling, right? Nope - not really!

In fact, there are probably dozens of items you throw out each year that are highly recyclable.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Green Junk Removal, Recycling, Landfills, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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