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How To Get Rid Of Heavy Yard Debris

How do you define heavy? Is it something you absolutely cannot lift? Do you have a limit to your lifting capabilities? This is probably the reason why most people don’t get rid of heavy yard debris. It might be easy to move a couple of feet but lifting and loading it onto a truck is out of the question without help. Of course, you also need the truck! If you need to get rid of heavy yard debris, then the best approach is to hire Junk King Fort Lauderdale.

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Heavy yard debris can come in many forms. The most common here in Florida would be fallen palm fronds. Actually, they’re not heavy as much as they are hard to maneuver around without breaking them into pieces. They could also be some items that weren’t dropped in due to a storm. Patio furniture, lawnmowers, grills and planters are all things that would certainly qualify as heavy and needing help to get rid of. Junk King Fort Lauderdale provides the help in the form of a pair of very capable movers. This is a team that has a lot of experience lifting heavy objects. They know how to avoid back strain. You should never feel guilty about asking them to remove anything even something as big as a backyard hot tub.

Once all the heavy yard debris is loaded onto the Junk King truck, they can set their attention to getting rid of all the stuff from the inside of your house. You might have a heavy futon, bedroom set or baby crib that you want to remove to make room. That can all be cleared in the same exact session.

A lot of the heavy yard debris collected by Junk King Fort Lauderdale might actually be able to be recycled. Even things like chunks of concrete or bricks can be ground up and made into new materials. Junk King does do the actual recycling work but they can make sure that those items find their way to the right facility. Your back will never be at risk removing heavy yard debris when you’ve got Junk King Fort Lauderdale on the job.

Recycling Facts You Should Know

You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about where your garbage goes when you toss it out. There are really two options: It either gets dumped in a landfill or recycled. For something to be recycled, you need to decide to sort it and put it in the appropriate bin. Why is that so important? Consider these recycling facts:

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The EPA is the agency charged with implementing and supporting recycling programs across the country. In that capacity, they also do a lot of the research. A recent study found that in one year, there was close to 260 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste generated in the United States alone. Of that number, 34% was recycled. That translates to around 89 million tons. The rest was sent to a landfill. Raising that recycled number by just a few percentage points can make a huge positive impact on the environment.

Plastic represents around 13% of the amount of what is trashed each year. Of that total, 33 million tons only 3 million tons were recycled. That means only 9% of that amount was kept out of landfills. That is a number that is totally dependent on people making the choice to recycle. Why does it matter? We can save 66% of energy used in making plastics by using recycled materials vs. new plastic. That breaks down to around 2,000 gallons of gas being saved with just one ton of recycled plastic. And every hour, we toss out around 2.5 million plastic bottles. Most of those go into the trash instead of the recycling bin.

Electronic waste represents a large portion of what is tossed out in the trash. Fortunately, the numbers of recycled e-waste is going up. In 2010 is was at 10%. Now it is closer to 45%. That is important because the electronic waste that ends up in a landfill accounts for 70% of toxic waste.

If you want to expand your recycling, then you need to partner with the right disposal companies. Junk King Fort Lauderdale is a perfect example of a good recycling partner. They’ve been dedicated to an eco-friendly way of disposing of junk since they began collecting it over twelve years ago. Junk King maintains an average diversion rate of 60%. That is a very respectable number. When you need to get rid of junk and electronics, count on Junk King Fort Lauderdale to dispose of it the right way.