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Fall in Love with Recycling

A few years back, say a decade or two ago, nobody was concerned with the accumulation of waste in landfills. There was ample land to create new dumps, and the problem was not as significant as it is today. However, poor waste disposal would later become a disaster, and a solution had to be found. That is how recycling came to be.

Salvaging involves converting waste into new and useful products. About 75% of all waste can be recycled, but we are only reusing 30% of our waste. This is a sure sign that we have to intensify our salvaging efforts.

But why is it so important?

Benefits of Recycling

  • Environmental Conservation

RecyclingAmericans generated 254 million tons of trash back in 2013. Most of this waste found its way to the 2,000 landfills in the country. Some of it finds its way to our oceans and lakes where it chokes marine life, while the rest decomposes in the landfills producing methane gas which is known for its greenhouse effect.

However, by stepping up your reutilizing efforts, you reduce the waste in our oceans and reduce carbon emissions which cause global warming.

Moreover, reutilizing will improve groundwater quality. How?

Well, landfills do not treat the waste which is rarely environmentally friendly. These contaminants will pollute groundwater when it rains, or there is a runoff making it harmful for consumption.

  • Increases Property Value

One indisputable way to beef up your property value is to reclaim waste. Landfills reduce the resale value as no one enjoys living near a smelly area. It reduces the amount of waste ending up in landfills and consequently reduces the number of disposal areas needed.

  • Saves Energy

Tossing an aluminum can in the trash takes less than a second. Reusing a can takes the same amount of time and has more benefits. Reusing one aluminum can save enough power to run your TV for up to 3 hours. Moreover, companies that use recycled aluminum use 95% less energy than those that use raw materials.

  • Recycling Creates Employment

Plants and industries are required for effective reutilization. If we were to ramp up our efforts of recycling, we would create ten times more jobs than landfill management.

According to a 2016 EPA report, reusing created 1.57 jobs for every 1,000 tons of waste recycled. The total jobs created by recycling were 757,000 and generated more than $36 billion in wages.

So, recycling is good business.

  • Ensures a Sustainable Future

There is only so much the environment can offer with its limited natural resources. Recycling ensures that we minimize the immediate effect on the environment and giving it time to recover while creating sustainable habits for the future.

In fact, salvaging one ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 2 barrels of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space and 7,000 gallons of water.

Recycling is ABC easy and is a practice you should embrace. Given the benefits contrasted with the disadvantages of poor waste management, it is a no brainer that we should ramp up our efforts. Nonetheless, reusing is not easy while doing it as an individual and that is why you should engage our services to save yourself the trouble.   

Debris Removal: Here’s How to Get Rid of It

DebrisHere’s a junk-related question for you. What image springs to mind when you hear the phrase “debris removal?” Most people immediately think of trash pickup, but there are many types of debris that Marin County identifies on its website:

And don’t overlook severe weather-related debris like shingles, branches, and windblown garbage, all of which can become a serious problem after a storm.

From apartment, condo, and full-house clean outs to landscape clean-up, Junk King of Marin offers home and business owners the area’s most professional level of debris removal services. Our professional teams are committed to making the removal of debris from your property an easy and pleasant experience for all our customers.

The Best Way to Dispose of Debris

Marin County has a Zero Waste Program that aims to reach zero waste by the year 2025 by sending less debris to area landfills. If you live or own a business in Marin County and have bulk items like unwanted electronics, construction debris, discarded furniture, or other items not suitable for regular trash pickup or recycling, Junk King of Marin provides the following services:

  • Residential debris and junk removal.
  • Commercial debris removal that’s done in a clean, sustainable way.
  • Electronic debris hauling, included recycling items such as computers, TV’s, DVD players, printers, mobile phones, and most items that contained electronic elements.

From the very beginning, Junk King has been dedicated to removing debris in an eco-friendly manner, recycling, repurposing, or disposing of junk in an efficient and environmentally sound way.

The #1 Debris Removal Service in Marin County

At Junk King, our employees are driven by the principles of hard work, dedication, and community service. They’re also highly respectful of your property, arrive when expected, and are fully licensed and insured. Wouldn’t you rather have our friendly and experienced teams take care of all your debris hauling so you can sit back and relax or devote yourself to other home or business needs? When you work with us to supply your home or business facility debris removal needs, we make sure it happens in a professional and efficient way!

Why handle debris and junk removal and multiple trips to and from the local dump on your own? Contact us today to learn more about our fast, affordable, and dependable debris removal throughout Marin County. You can also text us a photo and book online. It’s the simplest and most effective way to remove debris from your home or business.