Recycling in Nashville takes on many forms. There is the homeowners program that includes weekly pick up of recyclable materials but the concept of recycling extends far beyond the home. Many businesses are also proud to institute their own recycling programs with an emphasis on sustainability.
Over at the Nissan plant, they’re already contributing to the big picture with their assembly of the Leaf electronic car. The more electric cars that make it onto the highways, the better off we’ll all be in terms of reducing carbon emissions. But the Smyrna factory does more. For instance, they turn old soap drums into rain barrels used for decorative landscape accents. There are recycling bins all throughout the factory parking lot where employees can drop off their own recyclable trash like paper, plastic, glass, aluminum and electronics from home. Along the assembly line, other bins have been set up to sort and separate everything from pieces of scrap metal to ear plugs. Even the seats in the Leaf are made from recycled plastic bottles. At a 2010 company picnic, employees were given Frisbees to first use as plates for food and then for a toy.
“We’ve got to walk the walk,” said Mike Stender, a plant supervisor. “We need to look like a plant and be a plant that is environmentally conscious.”
It has been estimated that one assemble line job actually creates nine other support jobs. Everything from making parts to serving lunch from a food truck is part of making a car. That’s why the Nissan recycling program can touch so many lives. Another way Nashville residents have contributed to a more eco-friendly environment is to hire a company like Junk King Nashville to handle all their bulky item pickups. When you call up Junk King to schedule a junk pickup appointment you’re automatically getting a company who is dedicated to environmentally friendly practices.
Whenever possible, Junk King will drop off your junk items to one of the many recycling centers located in the Nashville area. There are different centers for each type of recyclable material but you don’t have to worry about looking for them on Google maps. Junk King already has those centers plugged into their daily drop-off routes. This makes Junk King a true “green” partner.
Junk King Nashville is also staying on top of any changing news with regard to Nashville’s recycling program. If a new facility opens up you can bet that Junk King will be first in line to drop off trash. Junk King works best with the big items you want to get rid of. You might not think that your sofa can actually be recycled but it can. This doesn’t mean selling it as is to some other family. Instead, the right recycle center will break down the sofa and separate the wood from the metal frame and the cloth from the foam cushioning. All of that can be reused as raw material for new furniture. Bottom line: when you hire Junk King Nashville you’re doing your part to keep Nashville clean!