Monthly Archives: April 2012

Colorado Springs Cardboard Disposal and Recycling

Have you upgraded your cell phone recently? If you have then you’re now enjoying some of the newest innovations in cell phone technology. We can literally carry a computer in the palm of our hand. What about your old cell phone? Often those old phones are tossed in a drawer and forgotten about. But now the Promenade Shops at Briargate are joining a nationwide program called Cell Phones for Soldiers. How this program works is that the designated shops will collect your old cell phones and then turn them in for recycling. The money they collect from the recycling goes towards the purchase of telephone calling cards. These calling cards are then donated to military personnel serving overseas and allows them to make affordable calls to their families back home. This is a perfect excuse for cleaning out those stuffed drawers in your home and getting rid of the old cell phones.

If this kind of activity puts you in a recycling frame of mind kind of you don’t have to stop with the cell phones. You could consider finally getting rid of some bulkier items like all those big cardboard boxes you have left over from your last move. Selling boxes has become a big business for a lot of moving companies. As a result you’re probably not that eager to let go of those boxes you paid good money for. While it might be practical to hold onto a few boxes it doesn’t make sense to keep heaping piles of cardboard in your garage or basement. There is a concern that all of that cardboard stacked together could become a fire hazard. On the other hand, if it should happen to get wet and moldy it can become a health hazard of a different kind. That’s why you’re better off just getting rid of them once and for all.

Instead of taking several weeks to load up your recycling bin you can get rid of those boxes in one appointment when you hire Junk King’s team of Colorado Hauling specialists.. This is an experienced crew who can gather up all those piles of cardboard and toss them into the back of their truck. While they are at it you can also put them to work to get rid of anything else that’s too big for the weekly trash pickup. Finally you can get rid of that old broken down easy chair. You can also load up that truck with any kitchen appliances, an old mattress and even electronic waste like televisions and computer monitors.

Because these are professional junk haulers they will also know where to take these items to make sure they are properly recycled. You won’t have to worry about driving around Colorado Springs to look for the closest recycling facility; Junk King Colorado Springs will take care of all that. So your new plan should start with recycling your cell phone and finish with cleaning out the junk from your entire home!

Recycling News in Colorado

As far as awards go, there are the Oscars for movies, the Emmys for television and the Tonys for Broadway. Now the Colorado Association for Recycling is getting into the award business as they seek out nominations for their annual Recycling Awards. As their mission statement proclaims: “These prestigious awards recognize governmental entities, individuals, companies, media and organizations for their excellence in recycling or promotion of recycling.”

Just with those entertainment awards, the Recycling Awards have their own list of categories. These include:

  • Outstanding Media Coverage
  • Outstanding Elected Official
  • Outstanding Outreach – Educational Institution
  • Outstanding Outreach –Municipality (City, County, or State) or Nonprofit
  • Outstanding Business Recycling/Diversion Program
  • Outstanding Government or Nonprofit Recycling/Diversion Program
  • Outstanding Volunteer Of the Year
  • Recycler of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement

To be nominated is surely an honor and the Colorado Association for Recycling is asking residents to put forth their votes for “outstanding”  in each category. Anyone who has used Junk King Colorado Springs should surely consider them as Recycler of the Year! What most satisfied Junk King customers might not realize is that Junk King is often able to divert a large portion of everything they collect to a proper recycling facility. Translation: You’re recycling junk and don’t even know it when you hire Junk King!

As indicated by the list of possible nomination categories, there is a lot that goes into the many Colorado recycling programs. Most importantly is educating the public about all the benefits of recycling. Any trash that can be diverted away from a landfill is a good thing. When the Junk King Colorado Springs sizes up your trash piles they’re already thinking ahead as to which recycling facility in the area would be the most appropriate for a drop off. Not all junk is the same. For instance, your electronic waste needs to be properly processed to make sure none of the components being separated will cause any release of hazardous materials. This includes all your television, computer monitors, hard drivers, laptops and cell phones. You can’t just toss that stuff out. It requires special disassembly.

On the other hand, big metal items like a stove, dishwasher or dryer need to be dropped off at the scrap metal yard. That’s where those items will be melted down and turned into new raw materials. It’s the same thing that happens to all your newspapers and bottles when they are recycled.

If you were to tackle the assignment of recycling your bulky junk items yourself then you could end up driving around to several stops before clearing out your truck. That is if you have a truck! Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about that because Junk King will have your back!