Eco-friendly Disposal – adjective – “getting rid of trash, rubbish, junk, debris or waste in a way that is not going to be harmful to the environment.” Synonym – “going green, green policy, carbon footprint reduction.”
A perfect example of an eco-friendly disposal policy is how Minneapolis deals with old mattresses. Right now, the city spends around $600,000 every year to recycle upwards of 34,000. Each mattress and box spring set costs around $18 to take care of. Even with all this effort, there are still a lot of mattresses ending up in landfills. Plus, the current model isn’t cost effective. That is why the Minneapolis City Council has proposed a statewide recycling policy. If the entire state gets behind this effort, than the costs can come down and all the mattresses can be kept out of the local landfills.
Another example of a positive eco-friendly disposal policy can be found with the way that Junk King operates. They are part of a national chain of professional junk haulers who have been recycling since the very start of their company back in 2005. In addition to all the standard recycling that Junk King handles, they also take care of e-waste, construction debris and yes, mattresses. Best of all, they don’t pass the added costs of recycling to the customer. In fact, because of their eco-friendly disposal policy, you actually save money. Since they avoid the landfill, Junk King is able to avoid the exorbitant dumping fees. They pass those savings down to you.
Junk King also likes to donate a large portion of what they collect. If they come across an object that just needs a little fixing up, they are happy to get that object to a local charity. Recycling and donating adds a few steps to the disposal process. After the Junk King crews return to the depot with a truckload of rubbish, they have to sort through everything to decide what goes where. Once again, you won’t be charged for any of this. Instead, you’ll only pay a flat fee based on how much space your junk will take up on the truck. It’s all about volume. Any company that would charge you by the pound is not someone you should be hiring. Junk King’s eco-friendly disposal policy should make you feel good about getting rid of your junk.