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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

If It's Still Good, Consider Donating, Not Dumping

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

Sometimes you need to get rid of household goods or personal belongings, but they are still usable. Consider donating them instead of simply dumping them. 

Old furniture, working electronics, books, usable clothing, and many other items you no long want or need can find a new home if disposed of properly. And they can be kept out of landfills!

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, donations, nonprofits, donating

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

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

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

Plastic Recycling: A New Era

Posted by Junk King on Aug 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

Plastic recycling has taken some heavy hits over the last few years, but new technology promises a new era for plastic waste.

While many plastics remain highly recyclable, the market for these waste plastics has diminished recently, due in large part to China's ban on plastic and other wastes in 2018.

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

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

The Case For Scrap Metal Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Jun 10, 2020 10:15:00 AM

 

Scrap metal recycling and recovery is a massive industry in the United States. But it isn't just for businesses. Homeowners and others contribute with recyclable metals, as well.

In fact, while it's not something that most homeowners find themselves engaging in, junk metal recycling make disposing of more junk items greener!

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Topics: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, scrap metal, appliance recycling, metal recycling, junk metal recycling

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