According to the Pennsylvania Resource Council, “Pennsylvania’s recycling law, Act 101, established a variety of rules ensuring Pennsylvanians have free and convenient access to recycling services for commonly recycled materials from their homes and at their places of business. While Act 101 does not guarantee residents access to recycling for all common materials, market conditions have supported the collection for most.”
Translation: Pennsylvania is on its way to achieving zero waste. Pittsburgh is right along with those efforts, too. However, general recycling isn’t going to be enough. To really hit the zero waste goals, a city has to keep up to 90% of all collected trash out of a landfill. That is a pretty tall order but one that can be achieved if everyone gets on board with the project. One company who is leading the charge is Junk King. They are the junk removal pros who have been diverting junk since 2005. In that time, they’ve managed to maintain a robust 60% diversion rate. Not too shabby!
Junk King helps your home get to zero waste with every junk collection. The crews working for Junk King have all been trained to spot those items that can be pulled out for recycling. This sorting doesn’t happen on your property. Instead, the team from Junk King wants to get in and get your junk as quickly as possible. They know how valuable your time is. All of the sorting happens back at the Junk King depot.
Along with the standard recyclable materials, the Junk King crews will also pull out stuff that can be reused right away. Things like clothing, furniture and other household goods can find their way to a local charity. That way nothing you get rid of truly has to go to waste.
All of that recycling effort is included in the low fee offered by Junk King. The rates are based on how much space your junk is going to take up on the back of the truck. You’ll never be charged by the pound with Junk King and that’s a good thing! Once that rate is agreed to, it is not going to change. Even if your junk takes up more space, you’ll still pay that original estimate. For a fast and affordable way to get your home to zero waste, give Junk King a call.