Every day, the average person in the United States throws away around 4.4 pounds of trash, unless you live in the state of Texas, that is. Everything is bigger in Texas, as the saying goes, and unfortunately, that also apparently applies to the amount of trash that we generate. According to the most recent statistics (from the fiscal year 2019), the 198 active municipal solid waste landfills in Texas received over 36.8 million tons of waste each year. The average per capita disposal rate was 6.96 pounds per person per day, around 2.5 pounds more than the national average.
Reducing the amount of trash that we throw away each year is one of the most important environmental responsibilities for individuals and businesses. By reducing our waste footprint, not only are we reducing stress on our state´s already overburdened landfill system, but we are also indirectly reducing pressure on future resource extraction. By increasing our recycling habits, the raw materials that go into our daily products can be reprocessed into new consumer items. Of course, the less amount of junk we throw away on a daily basis is also an indicator that we are using fewer items in our daily lives. Reducing our consumption is another important aspect of sustainability.
For individuals, homeowners, and business owners in North Richland Hills, Texas, finding ways to increase our recycling rate is perhaps the best way we can reduce our waste footprint. In this short article, we take a look at some of the challenges that come with recycling in North Richland Hills. We then explain why Junk King of Dallas Mid Cities is one of the best options for residents of North Richland Hills who need to get rid of large amounts of junk, but who also care about their environmental footprint.
The Difficulty with Recycling in North Richland Hills
Here in North Richland Hills, the public garbage system does offer curbside recycling service (along with regular trash pickup). Unfortunately, as is the case with many public trash programs, there are strict and rigorous rules regarding what items can be placed in the recycling bin. According to the City of North Richland Hills´ website, the following items are accepted in the recycling bins for pickup:
- plastic jugs, bottles and tubs;
- glass jars and bottles;
- paper, newspaper, magazines and flattened cardboard;
- wax coated paper containers and juice boxes;
- metal cans and aluminum cans;
- clean aluminum foil wrap and pans;
- aerosol cans.
Before placing these items in the bin, however, individuals will need to rinse all containers, put plastic lids back on the plastic containers as some lids are too small to be recycled individually, and all items need to be placed loosely (un-bagged) in the bin. The City even states that large cardboard boxes left next to recycling carts will be collected with regular trash and won’t be recycled.
The list of unacceptable items for City recycling is long, and includes such common household items such as:
- Plastic Bags
- Soiled Paper
- Clothing and Shoes
- Construction Waste
- Medical Waste
- Scrap Metal
- Greasy Pizza Boxes
- Electronics and Batteries
- Yard Waste
Unfortunately, many of the unacceptable recyclable items are the most ubiquitous sources of waste for individuals, homeowners, and business owners across the City. What exactly are you supposed to do with these sources of waste if they cannot be sent out with the rest of the recyclables?
Junk King Offers the Easiest Way to Recycle, Donate, or Repurpose all of your Junk Items
Though the City of North Richland Hills does offer drop-off centers for hazardous household waste (such as electronic waste items), most residents of our city probably don’t have the time or energy to drive their junk across the City. Fortunately, Junk King of Dallas Mid Cities has long been the leading provider of the fastest, most efficient, and most environmentally junk removal services to the wider Dallas Mid Cities area, including the communities of Bedford, Colleyville, Coppell, Dallas, Euless, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Roanoke, and Southlake.
We offer full-service junk removal for everything from used furniture, to large appliances, to construction and yard debris, and everything in between. When you hire us for any type of junk removal need you may have in North Richland Hills, our professional junk haulers will do all of the heavy lifting and hauling for you. Simply show us what items you want removed, and we will do the rest. Furthermore, we don’t have an extensive list of “prohibited” items, thus making it easy for you to get rid of virtually any junk item that you may have laying around your home or business.
Junk King offers the most efficient and environmentally friendly junk removal for almost every type of junk item imaginable, including:
- Yard debris
- Construction debris
- Old and used furniture
- Used and broken appliances
- Old hot tubs
- Old refrigerators and freezers
- Used electronics and other sources of e-waste
- And more!
As long as your junk is not officially classified as hazardous waste, we can haul it away!
Furthermore, our professional junk hauling teams take extra precaution to respect and care for your property throughout the junk removal process. In the unlikely event that we do scoff up a wall, our company is fully insured.
Another advantage that comes with hiring Junk King is that we can often offer our junk removal services on the same day you call us. Instead of waiting weeks for the local trash service to come around and haul away your old couch or other bulky junk item, we can often show up on the same day to help you clean up the junk taking up space in your home or business.
Lastly, Junk King of the Dallas Mid Cities area is not only the top-rated junk removal company, but is also the greenest one. Our junk removal services can help individuals, homeowners, businesses, and even large industries find an environmentally friendly solution to the trash that is accumulating in their spaces. Whereas many junk removal services will simply pick up your trash and drive it to the nearest landfill, we are 100 percent committed to making the effort to find a “second life” for the items we pick up.
Our team of junk removal professionals has strong relationships with local recycling operations, donation centers, and several nonprofit organizations. We are thus able to make every effort to either recycle, repurpose, or donate the items that we collect.
Lastly, providing our customers with “fair and transparent” pricing is one of the hallmarks of our company and we even offer your four different ways to get a free estimate, including free, on-site pricing estimates. You can also call us toll-free at 1 888-888-JUNK or at (706) 705-5320, text us a photo of the junk items you need hauled away at 737-888-5865, or use our easy-to-use online pricing estimator.
No matter what option you choose, as soon as a price is agreed upon, you choose a date and two-hour service window that works for your schedule. Our junk removal professionals will call you 15-30 minutes before we show up to promptly take your junk!
No matter what type of junk items your renters left behind, we are here to help you efficiently get rid of that junk as quickly as possible. Give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK, text a photo to 1-737-888-5865, or book an appointment online to save $20 on orders totaling more than $99. Junk King continues to offer free, on-site written estimates, which is still the best way for us to give you our lowest pricing possible.