Recycling can take on many forms. Technically, when you have leftovers after Thanksgiving you are recycling that turkey dinner. In other words, you’re repurposing it and reusing that food again which is the heart of recycling. In Houston, there is a trend towards recycling old buildings and making them into useful new structures. Obviously, there is plenty of land around Houston. If a developer wants to put up a new bunch of offices or apartment they’ll just buy a lot and start building. However, with so many fine example of architecture and design still standing, there is no reason why they can’t be recycled, repurposed and reused.
You can see examples of this cropping up all over the inner Loop neighborhoods like EaDo, The Heights and the Warehouse District. A perfect example of this kind of building recycling can be found in the Alexan Lofts.
The true definition of a loft is a converted warehouse floor. Over at the Alexan Lofts, the developers transformed six abandoned warehouses into 244 units. There are also upscale amenities like a pool, WiFi, pine floors, exposed brick walls and 16 foot high ceilings. Another example could be the hip Down House which turned an old bank into this trendy restaurant. What’s cool is that they have incorporated the original building’s history and design elements into their own environment.
Most of us won’t have the opportunity to recycle an entire building, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pitch in to help Houston recycle other things like paper, plastics and aluminum. Those are actually the easy items to recycle. But what about the bigger pieces like major kitchen appliances or furniture? While it is true those can be stuffed into your municipal recycling bin they can still be properly disposed of if you call in the pros.
In this case, the “pros” are the professional junk haulers like Junk King Houston who specialize in recycling large items. It’s good when you can separate your trash, but that means it all ends up going to the same place for sorting. With the bigger items there are dedicated recycling facilities which can handle breaking down a piece to its core components. For instance, with a sofa you could have wood, fabric, metal and cushioning. All of those are separate elements that need to be sent off to different plants for repurposing. There are other big items like mattresses, old stoves and even car parts that can all be destined for the recycling heap.
When you hire a professional crew like Junk King you can depend on them showing up at the agreed upon time and having a truck large enough to take away all your junk. Before you throw out anything big ask yourself, “Can that be recycled?” Then call in the pros! It sure beats loading up your car and looking for the many recycling centers around Houston. You’ve got better things to do with your time like head to the inner Loop for some good times!