Recently, the second annual Westchester Green Business Challenge was proud to share the achievements of all the local businesses that took up the this friendly competition which event planners described as providing businesses with the motivation and resources to “move down a path toward environmental sustainability while saving money.” Every business who signed up for the challenge was given a scorecard that provided them with dozens of ways for them to reduce their carbon footprint. Everything from cutting back on water use to printing documents on double sided paper was on the table. The goal is that when businesses take the lead in recycling and eco-friendly policies everyone in the community will get into the act. It can’t just be done by one group. All of this begs the question, how are you with recycling? Would you merit an award?
Most folks living in the Westchester area are already doing their part with their weekly recycling program. In fact, Westchester is proud to boast about the fact that its recycling rate has been well above the EPA’s goal of 35% by hitting numbers as high as 52%. That’s mighty impressive especially when you consider that the bulk of those numbers have come from recycling things like paper, soda cans, bottles and yard waste. Even if you are an active recycler you don’t have to stop there with what you can put into your recycling bin. There is plenty more you can recycle and that would be with all your junk!
The classic definition of junk is anything you don’t use or nobody else could use. Trash is what fits into a can but junk is what is stored in garages, down in basements or in closets. If you could throw it out you would but because junk is often bulky and heavy objects you’re only viable solution is to hire a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Hudson Valley who specialize in removing heavy objects. Here’s the kicker: these same junk haulers are also “green.”
You might not know where the recycling facilities are located around Westchester, but the eco-friendly junk hauling team at Junk King Hudson Valley will know. In fact, most of their drop-offs go way beyond the plastics and paper recycling centers. They’ll find those places which can handle metal for your old kitchen appliances or car parts. They’ll know who handles e-waste for your computers, old TVs and other office equipment. And there is even a place which handles wood repurposing. That’s a lot of drop-off sites but its all part of the daily routine for a green junk hauler.
The alternative is to hire some guy with a pickup truck driving around your neighborhood looking for work. The problem with that guy is you have no guarantee where your junk it going to end up. It could be in a landfill or by the side of the road. You don’t have to follow your junk, but when you hire the professionals at Junk King, you’ll know where it will end up!