My crew and I at Junk King Middlesex provide environmentally responsible junk removal in Bedford and the surrounding areas. You will be pleased to know that Junk King Middlesex accepts commonly recycled items like cardboard, glass, and plastics as well as nearly everything else.
Junk King is proud to be North America’s ‘greenest’ junk removal company. I’m honored to be a part of the tradition of eco-friendly junk removal. While a lot of progress has been made, there’s still much more that can be done.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that about 300 million tons of municipal solid waste were generated in the United States in 2018. Of that almost 100 million tons were recycled or composted, which makes the recycling rate about 32 percent.
Which Items can be Recycled?
That’s a question that we get all the time. The answer is that Junk King Middlesex takes almost every kind of residential junk or commercial junk, except for hazardous waste, and almost all of it can be recycled, reused, or repurposed.
The crew at Junk King Middlesex has optimized the process and will separate similar items in our truck to make the process of recycling it all that much easier at the warehouse. Junk King can also recycle many more items than your average curbside recycling program can. Some examples are,
Paper, Glass, and Plastic
Paper products like newspapers and magazines can be picked up and recycled by Junk King Middlesex. Cardboard, glass bottles, and glass jars can also be taken away as part of Junk King’s full-service junk removal. Junk King can also recycle rigid plastic products unlike other recycling programs.
As long as the products aren’t soiled, they should be eligible for recycling and junk removal in Bedford. Remember, that virtually the only items that my crew doesn’t take are hazardous waste.
Junk King Middlesex works with e-waste recyclers to help homeowners responsibly dispose of their electronics. That’s great news because back in 2008 Massachusetts passed the ‘Mercury Management Act’. That prohibits the disposal of any product that contains heavy metal mercury.
Electronics like flat-screen monitors, televisions, and fluorescent lamps contain mercury. And, old cathode-ray tube (CRT) televisions and computer monitors contain quite a bit of lead. Because of the type of glass used for the screens of those devices. Making these products difficult to safely recycle.
E-waste is something of a double-edged sword because something like a cell phone contains harmful heavy metals. which need to be kept out of landfills, but also semi-precious and precious metals, such as gold and silver. When your electronics reach the end of their ‘useful life’, consider contacting Junk King to help with responsible e-waste disposal and other junk removal in Bedford
My crew also works with metal recyclers in Massachusetts to enable homeowners and businesses to recycle renovation/construction debris. Scrap metal may contain iron, steel, aluminum, brass, and copper. All of these metals can be recycled through local scrap metal recycling initiatives.
Our junk removal in Bedford programs can also include taking beams, wires, and construction debris from the job site, or plumbing fixtures from the home after a bathroom renovation. These fixtures often contain steel and copper, which can both be taken by me and my crew to local metal recyclers in Massachusetts for further processing.
Junk King fully supports recent efforts in the state of Massachusetts to have more new constructions comply with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project. LEED helps ensure that more materials in construction can be successfully processed and recycled.
An asphalt pavement and the asphalt shingles that make roads and roofs, respectively, can be separated and crushed to ultimately make a new mix. The fresh mix can go towards making new roads. Recycled concrete can similarly go towards making new homes (concrete is hard on the environment to make initially).
The crew at Junk King Middlesex even accepts ceiling tiles. It has been found that recycling the equivalent of 100,000 square feet of ceiling tile saves a whopping 70,000 pounds in terms of landfill mass, 35,000 gallons of water, and 700,000 pounds of unused materials.
Another way to say it is that this much ceiling tile would require approximately 134,000-kilowatt-hours of electricity to make afresh, so that’s how much recycling old ceiling tiles could ultimately save, according to Recycling Works Massachusetts. Everything from ferrous (iron) metals to processed wood and virtually any construction waste can be easily recycled by Junk King.
For junk removal, in Bedford call 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK) or book an appointment online to save $20 on orders of more than $99.
Removing used mattresses is a surprisingly common request for junk removal in Bedford. Hotels, university dorm rooms, real-estate cleanouts, and hospitals can have dozens or even hundreds of mattresses that need to be promptly removed, and Junk King is here to help.
Junk King, also takes mattresses from homes, and these can be recycled as well. (The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is on the verge of adding mattresses to its list of items that are banned for regular disposal.) At Junk King Middlesex we do our best to ensure mattresses get recycled, donated, or otherwise reused.
Mattresses contain many materials that can be recycled. The metal, wood, textiles, and foam from an average mattress can be recycled, and it probably should be for several reasons. Mattresses contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can pose environmental and health issues. What’s more, mattresses just take up a lot of physical space in landfills!
Mattress recyclers may not accept futons, mattress pads, and waterbeds, but Junk King Middlesex does!
Junk King is North America’s ‘Greenest’ Junk Removal Company
The goal at Junk King is recycling, repurposing, or reusing two-thirds or more of every junk haul. If you need environmentally responsible mattress removal and junk removal Bedford, then contact Junk King Middlesex at 1-888-888-5865 or book an appointment online to save $20 on orders of more than $99.
You can book an appointment online and select a convenient two-hour service window. Junk King always provides superior value, service, and effort!