For many people, recycling has become second nature. They don’t think twice about tossing and what about our soda can into a recycling bin. That’s especially true at home but recycling is also happening at schools, churches, shopping centers and most commercial buildings. If given the chance, then most people would recycle versus throwing something into the trash. There are a lot of important facts about recycling that might help bring the concept into sharper focus.
Even though recycling campaigns have proven to be effective, we still only recycle 25% of all the materials that could be repurposed. Still, that number represents an amount that has doubled in the last 15 years. If it keeps up, then many cities can hit the goal of achieving zero waste. It was only 20 years ago that a single curbside recycling program existed in the United States.
How does recycling help the planet? When a ton of paper is recycled it can save up to 17 trees from being cut down. Consider that Americans use more than 67 million tons of paper each year. That’s a lot of trees. And paper products make up the largest part of our trash at around 40%. It’s also smart business sense. Making recycled paper instead of new paper uses 64% less energy and 58% less water. Those are savings that any company would be happy to embrace. Just how many trees are used to make all the raw materials for paper each year? It takes around 900 million trees for that purpose. That is way too many trees being cut down.
The goal of any recycling program is to keep things out of a landfill. When something is left to rot in a landfill it begins to break down and can release toxic components into the environment. The other problem is that landfill takes up valuable space. And some of the trash isn’t going anywhere. For instance, an aluminum can that’s tossed in a landfill won’t break down for over hundred years. A plastic bottle takes around 700 years before it degrades. On the other hand, it only takes a few months before a recycled aluminum can is made into a new can and put back on the grocery shelf.
If recycling is important to you and your family, then you don’t have to stop with your plastic bottles, soda cans and papers. You can recycle your junk to if you hire Junk King Atlanta to haul it away. Junk King Atlanta has been recycling the bulk of what they collect since they began operation. That makes them the perfect junk recycling partner.
Everyone understands what recycling is all about but not many people know the specific details with regard to the benefits of recycling. A recent survey by the Institute Of Scrap Recycling Industries show that many adults don’t accept the truth of recycling as facts. For instance, only 27% believed that there are enough materials recycled of the US to meet the production needs of domestic manufacturers. Another 28% is all that believe that the US recycling industry is highly technical and sophisticated. At least 49% believe that recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions. All of those numbers should be higher because all of those things are true. Another fact about recycling is that you can recycle the bulk of junk that you get rid of from around the house if you partner with the right junk hauling service. Junk King Atlanta is the perfect junk recycling partners.
Since they began collecting junk over 10 years ago junk King has always been at the forefront of junk recycling. The never satisfied with just taking a truckload of rubbish and dumping it at a landfill. Instead, they would like to take the extra time to sort through all that collected rubbish and find a way to get it repurposed. A large portion of what junk King collects ends up getting donated to various charities. That absolutely counts as recycling because it is preventing those items from decomposing at a dump.
You may have tried to donate things like sofas, tables, chairs and even mattresses only to find out there aren’t a lot of organizations who will pick them up. When you hire Junk King Atlanta, you’re guaranteed to get all those items removed from your home in a single session. Junk King provides you with the moving crew and the truck needed to accomplish that task. It doesn’t matter what kind of shape your items are in. There many charities around Atlanta that specialize in repair and reupholstering. You don’t have to worry about looking those up or figure it out where your stuff should go. The Junk King Atlanta crews have been trained to handle that job from start to finish.
When it comes to recycling, you don’t have to stop at the blue bin. Hire Junk King Atlanta and get all of your unwanted clutter recycled and repurposed.
When it comes to the garbage rules in Marietta, things are a bit strict. All city residents have to sign up for sanitation service with the city. No outside contractors are allowed. Everyone who signs up needs to have an official city decal on their garbage cans. Without that decal, you could be fined $10. Your garbage can has to be no bigger than 32 gallons. If the can is bigger, you’ll be charged $10 for every pickup. The rules for yard trimmings are even more specific:
“Wednesday is the pickup day for brush and yard trimmings. Yard trimmings may not to be mixed with regular household garbage. Branches and limbs must be six feet or shorter, and no single piece may be more than four inches in diameter or weigh more than 100 pounds. Grass and leaves must be bagged and set next to the curb. Bags for grass and leaves must not exceed 32 gallons in size. The city will not pick up logs and stumps. There will be an excessive yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, shrubs, pine cones, pine needles and brush) collection fee that will be added at the rate of $100 per load (approximately 200 cubic feet or 4x4x12) or (48 bags or more of yard waste) and/or a combination of both to equal 200 cubic feet. Residents should notify the Sanitation Division when they have excessive amounts of brush.”
You might just need a lawyer to figure out if you’re in compliance. Then there is the weight issue for your regular garbage. That limit is 60 pounds. When all is said and done, you’re going to have an extremely challenging time throwing out heavy oversized items like furniture or appliances. As least, you would have a hard time if you tried doing that one you own. Thankfully, there is Junk King. Although Junk King is a private junk removal service, you are well within your rights to put them to work.
Every Junk King removal appointment comes complete with a strong two-man crew and a truck big enough to haul whatever you’re tossing out. That crew will do the all the lifting and loading work. All you have to do is tell them what you want gone. Junk King is part of a national franchise of professional junk haulers. This branch follows the same guidelines for delivering amazing customer service. Bottom line: Don’t stress over getting rid of your big junk. One call to Junk King will have it all taken care of!
Sometimes the trash and debris around a home gets so bad that the place just has to be torn down. That’s what happened in an Atlanta neighborhood as residents reached out to local authorities to help clean up a home that has been abandoned since 2007. After trying to get the owners to clean up their act, it was determined that the place was officially abandoned. The city moved in with a demolition crew and tore the place down much to the delight of the locals.
This is what happens when you’ve got junk and you don’t get rid of it. Obviously, tearing down a home is an extreme case but it should have you thinking about the kind of clutter you’ve got in your yards. Are you ready to clean that up? If you’ve got junk in Atlanta then the only call you should make should be to Junk King Atlanta.
Junk King are the professional junk removal specialists who have been helping Atlanta residents take back their property from piles of junk. It’s easy to keep something you’re not using especially when you consider the alternative of trying to get rid of that. We’re talking about bulky items like old furniture or kitchen appliances that are no longer being used. Instead of putting them out on the curb you end up keeping them out of the way in a garage or spare room. Before you know it other junk items junk the pile and all that clutter starts to take over your house. The better approach would be to toss it out once and for all. You can easily get that job done when you call Junk King.
For every junk removal appointment, Junk King Atlanta dispatches a two-man cleanup crew and a huge truck. That crew will be doing all the hard work of lifting those heavy objects and loading them up on the truck. It doesn’t matter where you’re keeping your junk; the Junk King crew will pull it out and take it away. Having that big truck can make all the difference when it comes to deciding what you want to throw out. In other words, now is the time you can throw out everything you don’t want! Not only will Junk King take away the stuff you brought into your home but it can also take away the things you’ve “inherited.” This would be all the yard debris like fallen tree limbs or dead bushes. And if there is anything left over from the previous occupant, it’s time to say good-bye! Let Junk King Atlanta show you the way.
Is there anything better than spending the day at one of our many beautiful historic state parks? How about spending the day at the park for free? The average cost of parking and admission to the state parks around Atlanta is around $15. That’s certainly not going to bust your budget but on an upcoming Saturday in September admission will be free if you promise to pitch in to help clean up the park. This is a statewide “Your State Parks Day” dedicated to sprucing up these wonderful sites.
“We are sponsoring the annual ‘Your State Parks Day’ to remind Georgians that these parks and historic sites belong to them,” Andy Fleming, executive director of the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, recently told a local newspaper. “Parks enrich communities and give us safe places for outdoor recreation. Our historic sites help educate schoolchildren in a way that can’t be done in a classroom. So during this event, we hope Georgians will visit sites closest to their homes or even join in on service projects.”
This special event is also very family friendly. There will be games, prizes and food for all. Everyone who works for the cleanup will also be getting coupons for future discounts at the campgrounds and parks. What a great lesson to teach the kids. Spending a few hours cleaning up the parks might also inspire your family to pitch in and clean up the entire house. Maybe not, but if you tell them that Junk King Atlanta will be help out with the house cleanup, that may get them motivated. That’s because when you hire Junk King all you have to focus on is what you want thrown out and the Junk King crew will do the rest.
There are some folks who like to help the removal job by piling up all their junk in the driveway. That is a big help but it’s not necessary. The Junk King Atlanta crew will go wherever you’re keeping your junk whether that is down in the basement or up in the attic. As for the kids’ rooms, they can pile their junk in the middle of the floor and the JK crew will take it from there. Once your junk is loaded on the truck, it will be headed to the nearest recycling center or charity. That means you’ll be doing your part to keep Atlanta “green” just like pitching in at the parks. Give Junk King a call today to set up your removal appointment.
Atlanta isn’t the only place facing a crisis with electronic waste. Recently the entire country of South Africa held a national e-waste collection day. Imagine what could be collected if America had a national day of e-waste collecting? Here in Atlanta, like the rest of the country, discarded e-waste is quickly amounting to the majority of garbage that is being thrown away. We’re not just talking about tossing out cell phones and chargers. The e-waste category covers televisions, computers, laptops, printers, fax machines, copiers, DVD players and just about anything else that has to be plugged in to power up.
Although the summer is a slow time for e-waste disposal, by the time the holidays roll around there will be tons of gadgets being tossed out making way for new models. All of these items can’t merely be tossed out with the trash. That’s because there are too many harmful materials used to build this equipment which could be released if that stuff was just tossed in a landfill. Atlanta residents are already doing a terrific job with personal recycling but it shouldn’t stop with bottles and plastic. E-waste needs to be recycled as well and Junk King Atlanta can certainly help with that task.
Junk King is the Atlanta junk removal specialist who understands all things recycling. Much of what they collect is taken to one of the many local recycling centers but when it comes to e-waste these centers need to be certified. There have been some issues with loading this e-waste up in a container and dumping it in a third world country. That’s not going to happen when you turn your e-waste over to Junk King.
It might seem like a big deal to hire a crew and a big truck just to take away your old computer and TV. That’s just the way Junk King Atlanta operates. Every appointment comes with that qualified two man Junk King crew and their over-sized truck. Of course, if you call to get rid of your computer there is no reason that you can’t get rid of the rest of your junk at the same time.
What do you want to toss out? Is your garage clogged with useless stuff? Are you using your basement for a storage locker instead of a family room? Do you dread opening your closets for fear of everything falling out? Those are all great reasons for hiring Junk King. With a single appointment you could have all of the junk taken away from your home within a matter of minutes. Once that stuff is gone, you can reclaim that storage space and put it to more practical use. Yes, that even means under your bed where you’ve been keeping those old computers! Reach out to Junk King Atlanta today and tell them what you want tossed out.
There is good news for students in Atlanta. The Atlanta Board of Education voted to approve a 70 million contract to build a new North Atlanta high school campus on the Northside Parkway area. If all goes according to plan the new school will open in the fall of 2013. This will mean shifting around some students. For instance, Sutton Middle School students will go to the old North Atlantic site and East River students will go to the Sutton Middle School campus while a new school building is being built there. While there is sure to be some initial confusion the bottom line is that Atlanta is getting a brand-new modern school facility. That’s a win-win all around!
Parents who will have kids attending the new facility will want to keep an eye on the progress of the construction. After all it is their property tax money that is going towards building this school. Nobody wants to see any costly budget overruns. This holds true with any type of construction project; even something as simple as remodeling your own kitchen. There have been plenty of horror stories told by homeowners about contractor nightmares. A job that is supposed to be completed within a couple of weeks stretches out to several months. This causes a major headache for a family. If all these students are being shifted around to new schools then you can bet they will meet their construction deadline.
One of the common delays with a home remodel construction job is dealing with all the waste that is created. Too often a small construction crew will have to devote a lot of their work hours towards cleaning up and the removal of scraps of drywall, chunks of plaster and all manner of building material leftovers. If the contractor’s crew is supposed to haul away the garbage every day then they may end up leaving the jobsite early so as not to run into overtime. This means you’re technically not getting a full day of work. You can avoid this issue by contracting your own construction waste removal crew like Junk King Atlanta.
Junk King’s team of professional junk haulers will come equipped with their own empty truck ready to be filled up with all your construction waste. Like the rest of your workers these junk haulers will also be bonded and insured. Since they are working directly for you you’ll be able to arrange for any type of pickup schedule whether that means once a day or once a week. The other benefit is that this independent crew can also take away any other junk or bulky items you’re thinking about getting rid of. And they won’t charge you extra! There is no escaping the fact that any construction job is going to create piles and piles of garbage. You won’t have to worry about it when you hire the pros take it away.
There’s a company in Atlanta that operates a “free” appliance recycling drop-off facility. What’s free is the ability for you to drop off your washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators and freezers. If you are dropping off dishwashers, microwaves, hot water heaters, lawnmowers or other metal grills you have to pay five dollars per appliance. If you are dropping off water coolers or air conditioners you have to pay $10 per appliance.
The business hours for drop-offs a Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. On the surface this might seem like a pretty good deal but there is no mention of exactly how you’re supposed to get those items over to this facility. This calls into question the idea of “free” recycling. Would you have to rent some sort of U-Haul truck or van to carry out this mission? You might also have to hire some additional help. Because the center is only open during the week you’ll have to sacrifice work hours to get this job done. It’s easy to see how this “free service” could become a very costly affair. There is a better way.
That better way would be hiring professional junk haulers like Junk King Atlanta to take care of your personal junk removal. You don’t have to worry about whether or not your appliances will be recycled properly because they will. Junk King Atlanta prides themselves on being able to go green which means they are well versed in the proper recycle and disposal programs located throughout the Atlanta area.
You can also maximize the use of this junk hauling crew by turning the removal of your old refrigerator into a total junk removal for your entire home. This would be the perfect occasion to rid of some other bulky items you have been hanging onto for no good reason. This could be old furniture, mattresses, auto parts or anything else that’s taking up valuable space around your home. The professional junk haulers don’t care what you ask them to take away; they are happy filling up their truck anyway they can.
Of course, if you’re getting rid of your old refrigerator that means you’ll be replacing it with a newer model. This will give you the opportunity to purchase a more energy-efficient type of refrigerator that will help reduce your monthly electric bills. There might also be an opportunity to receive a rebate for turning in your old refrigerator. When you upgrade consider adding some special features that you’ve gone without such as an ice dispenser or special chilled containers. Your new refrigerator should last you anywhere between 5 to 8 years so spending a couple extra dollars now will be paid back in the long run over the course of time. If you time it right the same day that you schedule Junk King Atlanta to remove your old refrigerator and other items will be the same day that the new refrigerator shows up. This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “out with the old in with the new!”
While most Atlanta residents are settling in for the winter by making sure they’ve got enough wood for the fireplace and all the winter clothes are out of storage, organizers of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival are already hard at work planning the first big event of spring. This April festival has become a favorite for locals and visitors for over 75 years. Hopefully, the Dogwood trees that line many Atlanta streets will cooperate this year with a full, vibrant bloom. Either way, you’ll still be able to enjoy fine art, live music, international performances, casual and gourmet food, kids’ activities, young artists, and the return of the Seattle Ferris Wheel.
Looking ahead to the Dogwood Festival could have thoughts of spring in your mind. Of course, the word spring is synonymous with cleaning as in “spring cleaning.” Here’s a radical concept: Do your spring cleaning now and then when spring comes and you want to go to the Dogwood Festival you won’t have any chores keeping you stuck inside your home. Were you to adopt the “spring cleaning in the winter” concept, you won’t have to have to face this task alone. The first call you should make is to an eco-friendly junk hauling company and put them on stand-by alert – that company is Junk King Atlanta! The next step is to go through your home and target all the junk you want to get rid of. After all, you can’t really do a good spring cleaning in the winter when you’ve got to sweep, dust and mop around all that junk!
By picking an eco-friendly junk hauling company, you’ll be doing your part to make sure a large percentage of your junk is going to be diverted away from the local landfills. This is a major win for the local Atlanta environment. While it is true that most modern landfills are operating under strict guidelines with regard to protection the soil and ground water, it’s still better to decrease the volume. No matter how protected a landfill is you can’t escape the simple fact that its purpose is to provide a place for garbage to decompose. Not pretty. On the other hand, junk that can be directed to Atlanta recycling centers will have the opportunity to be repurposed and reused.
Now, you might be wondering where to find these recycling centers around the Atlanta area. When you partner up with an eco-friendly company like Junk King Atlanta you won’t have to wonder because those locations are already part of their normal drop-off routes. The next concern you might have could be with exactly what can be recycled from among your junk. Once again, you don’t have to worry. The professional junk hauling team will know exactly what can be turned over to a recycling center. Even items such as an old sofa or stove could be broken down and recycled. The moment your home is clear, then you can get all that serious cleaning. As soon as your house is sparkling again, maybe you’ll want to throw your own Dogwood Festival party. It’s going to be the best way to say good-bye to winter!
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