Did you know that the Better Government Association reported that Chicago has the worst recycling rate of all US cities? They estimated that only 9% of residential waste is recycled in the area.
As the world evolves and moves to use the resources at its disposal more effectively, the state of Recycling in Chicago is quite a despairing revelation.
But before we point fingers at anyone, it is important to note that suffice the big corporations insist that they are moving towards green energy. Indeed, investing in alternative energy in the US, they still invest more in fossil fuels outside the US. This beats the whole premise of investing in greener energy as they are just shifting their fossil energy usage to other parts of the world.
Clearly, there is a big problem with the whole cycle of energy consumption affecting the entire world. But you may ask yourself, with these big corporations and governments doing the very least to preserve our planet, what can I do at an individual level? The answer may not be so straightforward, but recycling is an excellent place to start.
What is the importance of recycling?
Recycling not only helps preserve the environment but also helps declutter your home or business. Many people buy new things and simply store the old ones. While this might be the easiest option, the problem comes in when new products need to be made by manufacturers and processing plants.
Since fewer people are recycling, manufacturers and processors have to source new materials. Processing new raw material takes a lot of energy, contributing to this global crisis even more. Recycled material does indeed use less energy to repurpose, making it a cost-effective and environmentally viable solution.
By recycling more, the need to also mine or extract new natural resources is reduced, leading to slower exhaustion of said resources. We are mining and processing natural resources at a rate not seen before in history. Many countries and companies just find it easier to do this rather than holding everyone accountable for the betterment of future generations.
Why is it so hard to recycle?
Recycling should be a no-brainer with the knowledge and understanding of the environment we have today. But yet it is so difficult for companies or individuals to recycle at a consistent rate. So why is this, aren’t there measures and incentives to do this?
- Knowledge: one of the main reasons many people fail to recycle is that they do not know what to recycle and what not to. This also spills over to not knowing how to recycle. In the end, it is just easier for people to dump or hoard.
- Programs available: sadly, your recycling routine can depend mainly on where you live. The reality is we rely on the government and private companies for most of our recycling needs. If you do not have a program in your area, the process can be that much harder. Even if you have a private recycling company in your area, it may be expensive to use their services.
- Confusion in the process: research shows that most Americans support recycling, but only about 30% actually recycle. With only about 30% of the population actually recycling, that number goes even lower due to the recyclable material being contaminated or improperly sorting.
- Companies make the customer work: Many junk collecting companies just make it way too hard for their customers to have their trash disposed of. Often the prices are too high; they need to get their own transport or pay extra to have trucks carry the waste. Due to the expense and difficulty with the process, many opt not to recycle at all.
Reasons To Hire, Junk King Pros For Recycling in Chicago
With that said, you can see why recycling is so tricky yet an essential thing for both you and the environment. But why is using Junk King Pros a viable solution?
1. Online estimator and ease in getting an estimate
We understand that one of the biggest questions many clients ask before looking to have their junk removed and recycled is how much they will pay for the service. Sadly, if the service is too expensive, many just opt to dump or hoard the junk. But with Junk King Pros’ online price estimator, you can quickly check the cost through our online cost estimator and know precisely what you will pay, making it easy and transparent for you.
You can also set up an appointment with us through the phone or any other medium that is convenient for you. We will visit your residence or business and conduct no-obligation on-site pricing. We have come to learn that this is the most effective way of getting an estimate. Once you have the numbers and we agree on the cost, we set up a pick-up date when it is most convenient for you.
2. Experienced through growth
One of the biggest advantages we hold over most junk removal services is that we have gained experience on the job and used past encounters from our team members’ previous experiences to grow. For example, our founder was a logistics and financial expert before starting Junk King Pros. He then used his logistic expertise to create a well-rounded set-up from collecting junk, sorting to sending it to the correct recycling plant to make the business as efficient as possible. As a result, Junk King pros has evolved and grown to be one of the most extensive junk removal services in the US.
3. Focused on backend recycling
Many companies simply pick your junk with no proper plan on how to dispose of it. Some simply do not have the capacity or the manpower to deal with a large quantity of junk. In the end, instead of the junk being recycled, it ends up in landfills expediting the very problem recycling is trying to solve.
Junk King Pros focuses on the backend of recycling. We always have a plan in place even before we pick up your items from you. We have created a network with other businesses such as recycling plants to help eradicate, repurpose, reuse and recycle different types of materials.
4. Affordability and flexible services
One thing that many junk removal companies realize is that each business or home is different and has its specific needs. But expanding and diversifying can be difficult, leading to many junk removal companies focusing on specific aspects of the business only.
But Junk King Pros has evolved with the needs of the clients. We offer both residential and commercial junk removal services. This has allowed many of our clients to use our services both at home and at their place of business.
Like we have mentioned, every client’s needs are diverse. As a result, we have tailor-made solutions even for those looking to get rid of just a few items. You will only pay for the space used in our truck and not the entire vehicle. This makes it cheaper for you in the long run.
Hire Us Today!
With all the complexities that come with the recycling process, Junk King Pros has focused on simplifying it while making recycling affordable for everyone. Contact us for an on-site no-obligation quote, or use our online cost estimator to see our pricing and help you schedule a visit. We always call 15 minutes before we arrive on the site and need a two-hour window to collect all your junk effectively.