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Eco-Friendly Junk Removal

Eco-Friendly Junk Removal

Saving the planet one truckload at a time

We have the privilege of living in one of the most crucial eras of human history when it comes to conservation and sustainability. Now, more than ever, the globe’s population is producing mass quantities of garbage that, if not properly dealt with, could contribute to the environmental decline of the planet. It’s kind of a big deal!

However, we also live in a time where more emphasis than ever before is being placed on recycling and other eco-friendly practices. In other words, we are aware of the issues at hand and are striving to do better. This shift in mindset and the widespread commitment to better garbage management has led to some significant positive strides in recent years.

So, we’re on the right track—that’s great news—but we still have a long way to go. Of course, in order to address the challenges we are currently faced with, we must understand what they are.

The Landfill Letdown

Perhaps the most recognizable element of garbage disposal—outside of your friendly sanitization professionals and metal dumpsters—is the landfill. While often tucked conveniently outside of town like a dirty secret, the truth is the number of active landfills has plummeted recently.

This is a good thing, right?

Well, in theory. A reduction in landfills implies a correlating uptick in recycling, which is true—to an extent. When examined in more detail, however, an imbalance comes into focus.

While recycling has increased, and rather dramatically, the closure rate of landfills far outpaces it. This presents an interesting dilemma in which the amount of junk and waste is not decreasing yet has far fewer places to go.

For perspective, consider this—between 1990 and 2015, the number of active landfills fell from nearly 8,000 to under 2,000. That’s a substantial change in a small amount of time, especially when recycling, despite the tremendous progress made in the field, still accounts for only 34-percent of garbage produced in America.

To overcome this trash problem, we could just reopen old landfills or build new ones, right? While this would be a viable solution for the immediate problem, it is inefficient and unsustainable in the long run.

Eco-Friendly Solutions

The better solution is to keep as much garbage out of the landfills as possible. There are multiple methods of doing this, and the best solution likely involves a mix of many of them. For example, many areas have started using separate bins—some for non-recyclables and some for recyclables.

While several eco-friendly options currently rely on individuals, progress, like that mentioned above, is being made in transforming such practices into more community-oriented or even nationwide strategies to be implemented!


Doing the Small Things

There are numerous small things that can be done on a personal level to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the few remaining landfills. The more people who invest personally in changing their small habits, the greater the impact of these practices.

Composting food waste and yard trimming is a prime example. So, too, is opting for reusable materials, from canvas grocery bags to reusable food containers. Even taking the time to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive can make a huge positive impact on waste reduction. After all, most people receive over 30 pounds of it every year. That’s a lot of trash!

Choose the Right Junk Removal Service

Taking the initiative to reduce your personal contribution to the landfill is a fantastic start—one you should certainly consider. However, the burden of saving the planet doesn’t fall exclusively on your shoulders.

Companies like Junk King are revolutionizing the way junk is removed and dealt with by providing eco-friendly removal services. The benefits of such services are extensive and varied, making them advantageous to many Americans.

It’s Easier for You

Removal services like Junk King take the guesswork out of disposal. Instead of taking multiple trips to your local recycling center only to be left confused by the various rules of what can be recycled, where it has to be recycled, and what cannot be recycled at all, Junk King handles the details for you.

With the experience and expertise to handle everything for you, as well as the resources (like our iconic red trucks) to remove your junk more efficiently, Junk King saves you time, frustration, and even money.

It’s Eco-Friendly

Junk King has certifiably green processes and a 60-percent successful recycling rate. This means that when you work with Junk King to remove the items you no longer need, it has a much higher chance of being properly recycled than the nationwide average.

From recycling scrap material such as metal, wood, and textiles, to donating or repurposing clothing, toys, and office furniture, Junk King makes the most of everything it takes in. We even run many of our trucks on biodiesel, eliminating much of the pollution that normal haulers would produce.

When it comes to changing the way we handle garbage, every little bit helps. That’s why it’s fair to say that responsible, sustainable junk removal services are saving the world one truckload at a time. When dedicated to doing the small things, one person’s trash truly can be another’s treasure. Recycling ensures that not only is this true, but a third party—the earth—also comes away as a winner.

With the environment at the center of political debate and scientific research, the future of the climate depends on how we adapt now. Junk King is committed to helping solve the landfill problem by keeping as much as possible out of them. There’s no time like the present to start making a positive difference, so contact Junk King today to see how they can solve your garbage problem in an eco-friendly, sustainable way!


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