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Recycling Plastic Waste: Is It A Waste Of Time?

Posted by Junk King on May 20, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

 

For years we have been told to recycle our plastic bottles and other plastic waste. Most of it, anyway. But it turns out that recycling plastic is not easy. 

Despite the introduction of a not-so-helpful coding system, the average residential consumer is at a loss to know what plastics can or cannot be recycled. Turns out most of it never is anyway.

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Topics: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, e-waste recycling, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, plastic waste, recycling plastic

Junk Removal, Recycling, And Landfills

Posted by Junk King on Jan 19, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

We all know that recycling our trash and junk removal materials is vital to the health of the environment. But how much of our waste is actually recycled? 

Landfills in this country are gradually filling up and being closed. And there are fewer landfills available each year. But trash and junk removal never ends.

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

Recycling: Make The New Year A Green Year

Posted by Junk King on Dec 13, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

A lifestyle choice of recycling requires more than a New Year's resolution. But committing to practice recycling can make a real impact on our future.

Recycling responsibly is something all of us can do and, working together, we can do it better than ever.

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

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

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

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

The Promise Of Plastic Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Jun 23, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

For decades, most plastic waste has been difficult or impossible to recycle. This has led to a glut of plastic waste, including plastic in our oceans.

The good news is that technological advances and innovation from surprising places are bringing the promise of new uses and recycling of these "problem" plastics.

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Topics: junk recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, plastic waste

Replacing Your Water Heater? How About Water Heater Recycling?

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

 

[This article was originally published in April 2017 and has been updated and revised for a more comprehensive view on water heater recycling.]

So, your old water heater has finally stopped heating water. When you replace it with a new unit, what are you going to do with it?

If you're lucky, the company that installs your new unit might take it for you. If not, or you choose to install it yourself, recycling your old water heater is your best option.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, get rid of old appliances, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, hot water heater removal, hot water heater recycling

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