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Cincinnati Junk Recycling Benefits

A recent recycling drive between The City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environmental Quality Society of St. Vincent de Paul and The Kroger Company resulted in literally tons of waste being diverted away from landfills and back into circulation for a variety of purposes. This campaign was focused on East Price Hill and has become a model of success for the rest of Cincinnati.

“For every 10,000 tons of waste that we can take out of the landfills stream and put into the recycling stream, we’re able to create a lot more jobs,” said Sue Magness, recycling coordinator for the Office of Environmental Quality to The News Record. “For 10,000 tons that we send to Rumpke, they only need two or three guys to smash the garbage — 10,000 tons of garbage in the recycling stream is 25 jobs.

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“Think about plastic bottles,” Magness continued. “They meld it down into little pellets; they sell it to people who make lumber and carpeting. If we throw away those 10,000 tons of plastic bottles, we throw away these jobs.”

Another company who is leading the recycling charge in Cincinnati is Junk King. While the drive in East Price Hill was focused on collecting textiles, Junk King surveys everything they collect and ends up recycling a large portion of that unwanted rubbish. Those recyclables include the obvious things like metal appliances, furniture and clothing. But there are some unexpected items like concrete, granite, dirt and even yard waste that can also find a way to be repurposed.

The best part of Junk King’s recycling program is that it won’t cost you anything extra or take up more of your time. Once Junk King has loaded up their truck with your stuff, your part of the program is complete. Even if they take several more hours or sorting and dropping off, that is not anything you will have to deal with. As for the price, you’ll be paying the same flat rate whether you get everything recycled or just a few items. That rate is based strictly on volume as in how much space will your junk occupy on the back of the truck. Won’t it be nice knowing that your junk won’t be going to waste? For thorough junk removal and complete junk recycling, Junk King is the best deal in Cincinnati.