In the 1920s, 70% of cities in the United States ran recycling programs – just good economic sense for households. During World War II, industry recycled and reused about 25% of the waste stream, everything from steel to nylon stockings.
Recycling fell on hard times after the War. By 1960 only 7% of households recycled.
But now, we are returning to wisdom of the ages – Waste not, want not. By 1990, 17% of households recycled, and today more than 30% of households recycle.
Junk King is doing its part to keep tradition alive. We have achieved a 92% recycle rate.