We're all familiar with recycling the common household items like paper, aluminum, glass, and plastics. But more uncommon materials can also be recycled.
What everyone may not know is that residential debris such as old tires, concrete rubble, and all types of wood waste are highly recyclable.
When Recycling Means More Than a Can or a Bottle
Why is recycling so vital?
Largely because it helps the plant on both ends of the consumer product life cycle. In other words, not only does recycling reduce the overall amount of resources and raw materials needed to make just about everything we need and use in life, but it also reduces the amount of waste products that need to be disposed of.
So, in a very real way, all recycling is a win-win for both the environment and the economy.
However, for most of us, recycling is often relegated to beverage cans, water bottles, a few glass jars, and waste paper products. And while this is certainly a good thing and a great start - it's just a start, because there are so many more waste products and materials that can also be recycled.
And this includes our residential junk and household waste items.
Comprehensive Recycling Efforts and Zero Waste
So, what is zero waste?
According to one site dedicated to promoting "zero waste living" it can be put this way,
"The simple definition: to send nothing to the landfill. The more complex and accurate description: To completely redefine the system, to move to a circular economy and write waste out of existence. Zero waste is a goal. It’s completely unachievable."
Which simply means, it's a goal we all want to shoot for even though the possibility of producing no waste whatsoever is unrealistic.
And, for most of us, the only waste we can really control and reduce is our own. As residential generators of what is known in the industry as MSW, or Municipal Solid Waste, we produce the stuff that is more commonly known as trash or garbage. And most of us are pretty good at using our recycling bins for the glass, metal, paper, and plastic trash.
But we often overlook some more uncommon junk and waste materials around the home.
When It Comes to Recycling Uncommon Residential Junk
Even at home during our day-to-day activities we can end up with junk items or materials that we might not consider as "recyclable" junk.
For example, scrap metal from old lawn equipment or swing sets can be recycled. And so can your old mattresses, sofas, and recliner chairs for the most part. But there are a few other materials that often get hauled off to the local landfill or waste transfer station that could easily be recycled instead.
We put together this infographic to illustrate the vast scale of these residential junk materials and their impact on the environment:
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Making it happen can be a challenge for residential customers and, at Junk King, we get it.
That's why we specialize in removing, hauling, and recycling a variety of bulk junk and debris items - including concrete rubble, old car tires, and scrap wood!
So, give us a call and let us help you take one more step towards "Zero Waste."
Junk King: Your Local Partner for Recycling Residential Junk
You can rest assured that Junk King will always provides efficient, safe, and eco-friendly junk removal designed to make the whole process easy for you.
And that means that our experienced junk removal team has all the resources needed to remove and haul away large junk items, bulky materials, and just about any other trash items you have - quickly, easily, and efficiently.
In addition, your local Junk King team also makes sure that your reusable items end up in the right place. This might be a local non-profit group for those items that are still in usable condition. And for all those other items and materials that really don't need to go into a landfill? We've got it covered.
Old tires, concrete rubble, and wood waste materials can go to a recycling facility - along with any other recyclable junk items, so that your waste and debris can all be disposed of in an eco-friendly method.
Which is just another way of saying that Junk King recycles. A lot.
For Junk King, "being green" and environmentally responsible is at the core of our company mission. And we carry out that mission every day by recycling, donating, or repurposing everything we possibly can - up to 60 percent or more, to be exact.
Our goal is to ensure that as little trash and junk as possible ends up in a landfill.
So, when it comes to bulk trash removal, we do all we can to help achieve zero waste by making sure that all the metals, plastics, glass, and other materials are broken down and recycled properly.
And, best of all, we do all the heavy lifting!
You simply point and we haul your trash items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.
Our professional and insured junk removal and disposal team will call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your home. And, once we’re there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your bulk trash will take up in our truck, along with any other junk items you want to get rid of.
So, ready to get rid of all your junk with a green company? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Just make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).