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Recycling Right By Recycling Smart: A Checklist

Recycling Right By Recycling Smart: A Checklist


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.


Recycling: When You Want to Do Right, You Want to Do It Right

Recycling really isn't hard. 

You just throw your plastic, glass, paper, or metal waste into the proper bin, and - Boom! - you're done. Right?

Yeah... not so much.

As a community, many of us engage in recycling with good intentions but often with misguided ones, too. For example, soiled or wet paper and carboard waste products can't be processed in the equipment used to recycle paper and paperboard material.

Not everything that is made of plastic is recyclable, either. Which means additional sorting and occasional shutting down of equipment to clear plastic store bags or bubble wrap sheets out of the gears and hinges. 

Glass, too, presents problems. While all glass is inherently recyclable for an infinite number of cycles, some glass has to be processes separately and with different techniques.

Same thing with some metals.

Metals are almost all recyclable and most of theme can be recycled endlessly, like aluminum. But even aluminum has some limitations:  aluminum foil contaminated with food, aluminum that is adhered to plastic or paper lining, and most aerosol cans made from aluminum.

But, with the right approach and some smart tips, recycling smart is a breeze!


A Simple Checklist for Smart Recycling

Of course,  even though trying to recycle waste products that are not easily or actually recyclable is a problem, not trying to recycle at all is worse.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 75 percent of the material in the waste stream can be recycled or composted, but we're only managing to do that for just over 34 percent of it.

It may sound a bit trite, but if all of us simply doubled the amount we recycle personally, that rate could exceed 60 percent.

So, some simple and smart tips for recycling right can go a long way towards making that happen.  Which is why we put together this handy checklist of basic recycling tips for you:



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Recycling is not a perfect process, but with greater participation, effort, and improved methods and technology, the future is looking greener all the time.

At Junk King, we have always been committed to being a green operation and we have always made recycling and repurposing a priority in our business practices. And we stand by our real and ongoing commitment to helping preserve our planet, our environment, and our neighborhoods by recycling as much of everything we pick up, every day.


Recycle Smart with Help from Junk King!

If you have large amounts of recyclable waste products just call your local Junk King.

Junk King provides professional junk hauling services for picking up and hauling off any amount of residential junk and debris., including recyclable materials.

And we work with commercial customers, too!

We're not just talking about the occasional appliance or piles of wood, however. At Junk King, we'll take your common recyclable items, too. Regardless of whether that's piles of plastic materials, discarded glass bottles, stacks of newsprint or other paper waste - we've got you covered. 

But the good news is that ALL of your junk, debris, and trash can likely be recycled and that's exactly what we do with up to 60 percent or more of everything we pick every day.

So, no matter what your junk consists of, Junk King can help you get rid of it.

Recycling is part of being a green junk removal company!

We provide the most eco-friendly junk disposal processes of any junk removal service. And we are ready to help you get rid of any large quantities of paper, plastic, metal, or glass waste, along with your other unwanted junk, large trash items.

And that includes broken furniture and old appliances!

Our professional and insured appliance disposal team will show up at your home or office; we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site and we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck. You just point and we'll haul your unwanted items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

You can make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865). 


Recycling Right By Recycling Smart: A Checklist


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