Category Archives: e-waste recycling

Chattanooga Computer Monitor Recycling and Disposal

How did you spend this last Earth Day? Hopefully, you took a moment to think about the ways you’ve been reducing your carbon footprint and how you might improve on that. The Orange Grove Center teamed up with a bunch of local businesses to host a special Earth Day recycling event. On Monday, April 22 (the official Earth Day day) they had volunteers standing by from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to accept any recyclable items you could drop off. Best Buy was collecting old TV and Fast Break Athletics was taking in used tennis shoes. There were also stations set up to gather paper, cardboard, plastics and just about anything else that could be reused and repurposed. If you missed that collection day you don’t have to wait another year to get rid of your junk. Junk King Chattanooga is standing by to lend a hand or two plus a truck.

One of the major pluses of hiring Junk King for your junk removal project is that they’ll come to you. If you can’t fit the stuff in your car what good is a drop-off day? And if that drop-off day is when you work then you’re doubly out of luck. When you set up a pick-up appointment with Junk King you’ll be doing it around your schedule. Junk King Chattanooga is all about accommodation so what works best for you is what will work for them. Having Junk King come to your home means you don’t have to lift anything. No matter where in your home or yard the junk is, the JK crew will pick it up and load it onto their truck.

When it comes to getting rid of electronic waste, Junk King really is the only sensible way to go. You can’t throw out things like an old computer in the trash. Not only is it bad for the environment it’s also against city ordinances. All of your old computers, monitors, TVs, DVD players, VCRs, fax machines and copiers have to be taken apart piece by piece. Those pieces are then sorted and trashed the right way which won’t harm the environment.

Junk King Chattanooga is extremely proud of the work they’ve done on behalf of the environment. A large percentage of everything they collect gets recycled or refurbished. If Junk King had their way, there would be no need for a landfill! That should be everybody’s goal for Earth Day and every other day!

Chattanooga Recycling – Junk King can Help

The state of Tennessee is changing the way we think about recycling; at least when it comes to being a visitor. By now most of the local residents are already accustomed to recycling at home and in the workplace. We’re all getting into the habit of sorting our plastics, papers and soda cans out of the regular garbage and into the designated recycling bins. But what about out of town visitors who are making stops at welcome centers along I-75 in Chattanooga? Shouldn’t they be able to recycle? Now they can thanks to the efforts of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the state Tourist Department. Those agencies have gotten together to put out recycling bins at all those rest stops which will go a long way towards improving the state’s overall recycling goals.

“Recycling away from home is one challenge that all recyclers face,” said Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau in a news release. “Visitors to our state will now see receptacles with blue and green lids for recycling.” The rest stops included in the program are located at I-65 near Ardmore, I-81 at Bristol, I-24 at Clarksville, I-26 at Erwin, I-40 at Hartford, I-75 at Jellico, I-65 at Mitchellville and I-40 at Smith County.

Just to give you an indication of how successful a state program can be, since 1990, state workers have managed to recycle over 18,791 tons of mixed office paper. This has resulted in a huge savings to the tune of $564,000 in landfill disposal costs plus $213,000 in recycling revenue.

All of this adds up to the simple fact that recycling matters. But you can go beyond your weekly recycling pickup and make sure the majority of everything you throw out is recycled by contracting with a company like Junk King Chattanooga for your oversized junk removal. Junk King is a local TN business that supports the goals of the state and city by making junk recycling the foundation of their services. Even without an official mandate, Junk King already diverts a large portion of everything they collect away from local landfills and to certified recycling centers. By doing so they can officially help you reduce your own carbon footprint. That means that things like old furniture, refrigerators, stoves, mattresses, tires and e-waste won’t be tossed onto a dump pile to rot away in the sun. Instead, it will be properly dismantled and have all parts put to repurposing.

Why not let Junk King become your new recycling partner? Call them today to find out how they can help clean up your home, backyard or business. Keep Chattanooga clean the Junk King way.

Chattanooga Recycling News

You know about recycling your paper, plastics and soda cans but what about recycling Mother Nature? Yes, even the fallen leaves from the trees can be recycled. Recently the City of Chattanooga’s Department of Public Works announced that they will begin a loose leaf collection from November to February. Here’s the information they provide:

“Public Works crews will collect loose leaves on each residential street two times during the season. Bagged leaves, loose leaves, and brush must be separated at the curb for collection. Residents must request bagged yard waste collection and brush collection by calling 3-1-1. Leaves and brush may also be taken to the Wood Recycling Center located at 3925 N. Hawthorne Street where wood chips and leaf compost are also available free of charge to City of Chattanooga residents. Leaf collection is a residential service only.  It is illegal for landscapers or contractors to dispose of yard waste, including brush and leaves, by placing materials at the curb for City collection.”

They also have some handy guidelines for you to follow:

  • Separate loose leaves, bagged leaves, brush and bulky items.  These materials are collected, processed, and disposed of differently.
  • Move loose leaves, bagged leaves, and brush as close to the curb edge of pavement as possible, but avoid placing the materials in the street or co-mingling materials.
  • Avoid raking leaves into ditches.  Doing so can cause flooding problems and have a negative impact on water quality.
  • Avoid raking leaves into the street.  Doing so can cause drainage problems and lead to hazardous driving conditions when leaves become wet.

This is certainly a very nice service but it might not be the most convenient one. First of all, there is all that business with “co-mingling” materials. Do you really want to sort your piles of raked garbage? And what happens if you spend hours raking those piles but the crews don’t show up until the next day. Won’t those leaves blow back into your yard? And just try keeping kids from diving into those piles!

The better course of action for leaf recycling or any proper recycling of bulky items would be to give Junk King Chattanooga a call. This is the Chattanooga based business that has made recycling junk their number one priority. It doesn’t matter what you’re throwing away; if Junk King thinks it can be recycled they’ll make their best effort to insure that item gets to the right recycling center. There could be several facilities around Chattanooga which take in different types of materials. You won’t have to worry about finding out which piece of junk goes to what recycling center; the Junk King crew will do all the work. You also won’t have to get your hands dirty because that same Junk King crew will do all the heavy lifting. When it comes to recycling in Chattanooga, Junk King is your best bet!

E Waste Recycling In Chattanooga

Let’s talk e-waste factoids. The Environmental Protection Agency put out a report in 2007 (the last time they did this) entitled “Management of Select Electronic Products in the United States.”  According to the findings, there were 2.25 million tons of “televisions, cell phones and computer products” that were tossed on the scrap heap that year. Of that amount only 18% were actually recycled leaving a whopping 82% dumped into landfills. A vast majority of those e-waste items could end up leaking cadmium, lead and nickel into the top soil and water supply if they are left to rot in a landfill. That’s not a good thing.

The report also found that even though only 2% of municipal waste can be considered e-waste it is also a category that is growing twice as fast as any type of garbage. You can see why when you match that stat up with the one from the Consumer Electronics Association. According to those number crunchers there are at least 24 electronic products in every household. How many plug in products are operating in your home?

Here in Tennessee there are around 175 collection sites available for residents to drop off their e-waste. The trick is finding those places that are close to you and actually getting your stuff to the drop off center. That’s a lot to fuss with especially if you have a busy schedule. Is there a better way? As it turns out there is and that would be hiring Junk King Chattanooga.

The Chattanooga branch of Junk King joins in with other branches from all across the country to provided professional junk removal services to homeowners, apartment renters and businesses. You don’t have to track down those 175 collection sites because Junk King Chattanooga will do it for you. In fact, once your e-waste is piled onto the Junk King truck you’ll never have to think about it again but you can be assured that junk is being properly disposed of.

While you’re tossing out your old TV or computer with Junk King you might as well let them toss out the rest of your unwanted stuff. This would be the perfect opportunity to get rid of any old furniture, a lumpy mattress, trash in your garage or anything else you’re holding onto because it’s just too big to throw out. With Junk King you don’t have to do any of the heavy lifting. You also don’t have to worry about hidden costs or extra fees. That’s because you’re only going to be charge for the amount of space your junk takes up on the back of their truck. Simple, direct and to the point: that’s the Junk King promise when it comes to removing your clutter!