You can tell how old a landfill is by the type of junk you might find abandoned there. Thirty years ago, just about everything that was picked up a garbage was dumped in the landfill. When things got too big, they just plowed them over, covered it with dirt and hoped for the best. Today, landfills are strictly regulated. Before they can begin collecting trash, a new landfill has to follow guidelines to make sure there won’t be any potential leakage of hazardous materials. We’re not just talking next year but decades from now. There are also certain items like electronic waste, air conditioners and refrigerators that are totally banned from landfills no matter how modern that are. If you’re looking to get rid of appliances the right way, then the company to hire is Junk King.
Since they began collecting unwanted items back in 2005, Junk King has had a strong, eco-friendly disposal policy put in place. This is a policy that all Junk King franchises must adhere too. It breaks down to two options: Recycling or donating. Here in Birmingham, Junk King has established terrific working relationships with all the certified recycling centers. They know all the players and just who takes in what type of material. Many appliances have to be dismantled before they can be recycled. It’s all in a day’s work!
As for donating, Junk King also has great relationships with many local charities through the area. Even if an appliance isn’t working, there are some charities who will be able to repair and resell that piece. It’s a way to help someone with a job and help someone in need. In either scenario, those items are being kept out of a local landfill and that’s wonderful news for Birmingham’s environment.
It’s not just appliances that Junk King recycles. They also make drop offs for e-waste, tires, scrap metal, lumber and furniture. In fact, they recycle the majority of what they collect on a daily basis. By avoiding the landfills, Junk King is also avoiding big fees. They are happy to pass those savings onto you. You’ll only be charged a single fee based on the volume of your junk as it will be loaded onto the truck. That fee includes everything from start to finish. Junk King is standing by to help you get rid of appliances and all of your junk the responsible way.