Monthly Archives: August 2013

Appliance Recyclers in Colorado Springs

appliance recyclers ColoradoWhen it comes to tossing out plastic bottles or newspaper, many of us don’t think twice about recycling. For one Colorado Springs couple, recycling inspired them to start a business that is taking the home remodeling world by storm. Debbie and Jerry Johnson saw a feature on the DIY network about recycled granite and thought they would give it a try for their own remodeling project. Often slabs of granite used for countertops are cut up into smaller pieces with plenty of leftovers. Those granite pieces can’t be a countertop but they can be cut up into tiles for backsplashes or even entire walls. That’s how the Johnson’s used recycled granite.

The Johnsons were so impressed that they set up a Colorado Springs franchise of the Recycled Granite Network. Since opening in March, Colorado Recycled Granite has expanded business in the area, hiring several employees. Since the Recycled Granite Network was started in 2009 they have managed to divert over 30 million pounds of granite away from landfills and generated over five million dollars in revenue. That’s taking recycling to a whole new level.

Sadly, not every recycling project you take on is going to lead to a lucrative business. But you should be satisfied that anytime you can recycle you’re reducing your carbon footprint and keeping our environment clean. You could accomplish both of those goals when you hire a company like Junk King Colorado Springs to pick up your old kitchen appliances. Yes, even your broken stove can be recycled.

When Junk King picks up an item they are always going to try and get that piece recycled whether it’s an old stove or sofa. Upwards of 60% of everything that Junk King collects gets recycled. There are two options. An item can go to a facility which will melt it down or grind it up. That works great for scrap metal, concrete, cement and even dirt. Another recycling choice would be to drop of the item at a refurbishing center. Typically these are charities which take in items that need a little TLC. The objects are then donated to those in need or sold to benefit the charity. It’s like getting a second lease on life for your junk.

You won’t have to think about what can be recycled and what can’t. The Junk King Colorado Springs crew will do all the sorting for you. You don’t even have to ask; they’re going to recycle automatically. That’s just the Junk King way! Call Junk King today to set up an appointment to get rid of your appliances and all the rest of your junk!

Colorado Springs Rubbish Removal

If you have some small rubbish items you want removed you might want to track down Dave Alvarez. He’s a Colorado Springs local who has been turning trash into art for years. His home and creative space is chock full of all kinds of things that most people would throw away. Call it organized chaos but you could find bins of items like broken guitars, cardboard packaging, bits of wood, lumber and debris. Even a bag of buttons.

“What are you going to do with a bag of buttons? Who knows? But when I need a bag of buttons, I’ve got a bag of buttons,” Alvarez recently told The Gazette. “I call it the Zen of recycling. People don’t often know what they have. That’s fine. They get rid of it; I’ll take it.”

It stands to reason that after this article first appeared, Dave was probably overrun with rubbish. Not everyone knows an artist like Dave who would gladly take away their trash. For the rest of us who are stuck with piles of junk the best course of action would be to turn to the junk removal experts. That would be Junk King of Colorado Springs. One call to them will set a junk removal project into action and you’re home will be clutter free in no time.

Junk King doesn’t really care what you want to get rid of. No doubt every piece of junk you’re throwing out could tell a story but that doesn’t mean you have to hold onto those things. Do you really need to keep the broken skis or the sled that everyone in the family has outgrown? What about that saggy mattress you replaced long ago? Are the shelves in your garage overflowing with debris? All of those are perfect excuse for a Junk King removal appointment but you don’t have to stop there.

When you hire Junk King you’re actually hiring two very capable movers. That means any junk you have down in your basement or up in your attic can finally be hauled away in a single trip. If you put off your big “spring cleaning” project you can turn it into a “fall cleaning” project. This is the perfect way to get ready for the holidays. Making sure your home is clear of clutter will change the energy and make your home warm and inviting once again. Don’t let another week go by surrounded by junk. Call Junk King and ask them how they can help. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how fast it can all happen!