Monthly Archives: April 2012

Recycling News in Charlotte

For this year’s Earth Day celebrations the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has reason to be very proud of themselves. Last year the campus broke their own record by recycling over 2,000,000 pounds of garbage. If you know a college aged student then you can appreciate how much garbage they can generate! UNC also was able to divert 39% of the campus trash away from landfills. This year the UNC Charlotte’s Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling Projects say that they are on target to break their own record once again and plan to hold a huge party on Earth Day.

At this year’s Earth Day celebration many campus organizations will be involved in the festivities. Among them will be the work of UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Office, Charlotte Green Initiative, Venture, Earth Club, Geography Club and Recreational Services. The engineering students are also getting into the spirit of recycling with their unveiling of two original interactive recycling bins. One of the bins which is meant for indoor use will start a football themed game whenever someone drops a can into the bin. The second been is powered by a small solar panel and launches a game inspired by the Price is Right. Both of these bins will be up and active starting this summer.

As if these accomplishments weren’t enough the Carolina Recycling Association also named UNC Charlotte’s recycling department as “the best among many colleges and universities in the Carolinas.”

The efforts of the students and faculty at UNC have a positive ripple effect throughout the entire community. Many local businesses are also getting into the recycling spirit by making sure their customers have the opportunity to properly dispose of any garbage that is generated at their stores. Keep in mind that the recycling effort isn’t restricted to the UNC campus and surrounding business community. You can get in on the act too, especially if you decide to hire Junk King Charlotte.

Junk King is a company made up of professional junk haulers who specialize in removing your clutter and making sure it is properly disposed of. Just like the campus programs, Junk King strives to divert the vast majority of what they collect away from landfills. While it might seem like a hassle for you to give up hours of your free time driving to recycling centers around Charlotte the Junk King crews make these drop-offs part of their daily routine.

When Junk King becomes involved in your recycling it’s usually to handle those bigger items that can’t fit in the weekly garbage pickup. Yes your sofa, old television, broken refrigerator and mattress can all be recycled. If you want to follow the lead set forth from the UNC students then keep up with your weekly recycling and make sure Junk King becomes your partner for junk removal.

Charlotte Attic Junk Removal

There is a unique program coming to Charlotte as part of Holocaust Remembrance gatherings. There are 18 violins that had been repaired by a special shop in Tel Aviv. These violins are no ordinary musical instruments but instead were once owned by Jewish musicians who played them in the death camps and ghettos of World War II. For the last several years Amnon Weinstein has been on a quest to find these special instruments and has scoured the attics and basements around the world. Now these fully restored violins will be part of a musical celebration honoring their previous owners. All of this points out that there may be some very special treasures in your own attic that should be brought down from the dust and cobwebs.

If you are lucky then you’re living in a Charlotte house that has been part of your family for generations. When that is the case there is no telling what kind of treasures might be up in that attic. The typical attic becomes a family’s go to storage zone. This is where all the unwanted furniture, clothing, heirlooms and other stuff get stored. Usually there are a couple of suitcases or trunks that might be holding precious keepsakes. There might be some photos of long forgotten family members that could be put into new antique frames for display. Because Charlotte played a vital role in Civil War history there is also a pretty good chance there might be some memorabilia from this era that could fetch a decent price at auction.

Obviously, you’ve got to go on your own attic scavenger hunt to find these items and that’s a perfect way spend a Saturday afternoon! While there might be a few pieces that are worthy of display it could also be that there is just a lot of junk up in that attic that needs to be tossed out. If you make that kind of discovery then you should have a professional team of junk haulers like Junk King Charlotte standing by to take away all of that garbage. The great thing about having professional junk haulers work with you is that they’ll make the climb up and down the attic steps. All you have to do is supervise.

Once your attic is clear of treasures and junk you might discover that it’s a perfectly viable space that can have many purposes. It might not take a lot of work to convert an attic into a spare bedroom or home office. It could even become your kids’ playroom. You’ll be amazed at what a little dry wall and fresh paint can do!

Keep in mind, that as long as you’re cleaning out your attic and having Junk King Charlotte take away all that garbage you also put them to work in other areas of your home. This could be the perfect excuse to finally clear out the clutter from your closets, basements and garages. Who knows? You might find treasure there as well!