Junk King Pittsburgh Uses New Mini Dumpster to Help Make Way for a Cleaner and Greener Tomorrow
Long known as both the City of Steel for its more than 300 steel-related business and the City of Bridges for its 446 bridges, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a city rich in history, high education and boats a great love of sports. The city is situated where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet to become the Ohio River.
Dubbed the Gateway to the West for its early days as a frontier village, Pittsburgh has always been a city abundant in natural resources like timber, limestone, natural gas, iron and coal. Those plentiful natural resources and the American Revolution made for the perfect formula to spur Pittsburgh into its first economic boom. The Whiskey Rebellion, the American Civil War, its Underground Railroad stops, and, in 1852, the arrival of the Pennsylvania Railroad all hastened this boom and the city’s developments.
Pittsburgh was home to some of the 19th century’s wealthiest and most influential industrialists. H.J. Heinz, George Westinghouse, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas and Andrew Mellon, Henry Clay Frick and Philander Knox all called Pittsburgh home as they worked to become some of the most recognizable names in business, finance and industry.
The 1970’s and early 1980’s lead to a decline and collapse of the steel industry in Pittsburgh. Manufactures of steel overseas offered newer technologies, lower labor costs and government-corporate partnerships which all made for a lower demand for Pittsburgh’s highest commodity. The recession of the ‘80’s made for a difficult time in Pittsburgh but the city proved its position as a come-back-kid and sought new ways for economic growth and recovery.
According to an article in the New York Times, Pittsburgh has turned its sights to building a community around healthcare, financial services, education and technology. Forbes rated Pittsburgh No. 94 on its list of Best Places for Business and Careers.
Employment and Education
According to Point2homes.com, more than 27-percent of people living in Pittsburgh hold a Bachelor’s degree and more than 22-percent hold a Graduate degree.
Pittsburgh is distinguished as the home of the six-time Super Bowl Championship Pittsburgh Steelers. Founded in 1833, and originally named the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Pittsburgh Steelers is the oldest franchise in the AFC and the team has won and hosted more Super Bowl Championships than any other team. While widely recognized for its accomplished football team, the City of Pittsburgh has deep roots in sports and was host to the first ever professional football game and the first World Series. In addition to the Steelers, Pittsburgh is home to several professional sports teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, and the Steel City Yellow Jackets. In 2009, Sporting News gave Pittsburgh the title of “Best Sports City” in the United States.
Pittsburgh has a long-standing history of giving. With tycoons like the Carnegie, Mellon and Heinz families making giving a priority, philanthropy is still of great importance to its residents. In 2012, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, it is estimated that $1,091,221,000 dollars were given.
Green Living in Pittsburgh
The Steel City has left behind its days of pollution and has been pursuing an environmental transformation as it seeks to build a more sustainable tomorrow. According to the city website, Mayor William Peduto has made sustainability the “driving force of his administration” and is committed to ensuring his efforts come to fruition through the following objectives:
Improving the internal operations of municipal government, to reduce the fiscal and environmental impact related to our local government’s services
Fostering innovative and collaborative solutions that overcome barriers to ecological responsible behavior
Ensuring that the City that provides clean air, water and livable communities for our residents and businesses
Being a leader locally, nationally and globally in the collective effort to reduce the impacts of climate change while growing our local economy
Encouraging economic opportunities for all communities
Working to improve life in Pittsburgh while lessening the impact on the environment has led the City of Pittsburgh to form the Office of Sustainability and the City Sustainability Committee whose purposes are to create and guide the sustainability initiatives of the city.
According to Pittsburgh Green Story, when residents were asked about climate change:
· 64% of Pittsburghers described climate change as a severe or moderate problem
· Fewer than 19% didn’t believe it is a problem
Recycling and Waste Reduction in Pittsburgh
Green initiatives have gone far in transforming this once industrial city to what it is today. Recycling is mandatory in the city of Pittsburgh for every resident, business and institution per City Code 619.
Did you know?
· According to the city website, for every ton of waste recycled – rather than paying a landfill fee of about $20 to $30 per ton – the City profits $25 per ton and gains as much as an additional $40 per ton while selling recycled material.
Pittsburgh Landfill Solutions
The City of Pittsburgh enforces recycling and encourages reuse of items to help prevent the amount of garbage and build up that finds its way into landfills thus creating greenhouse emissions and water contamination.
According to Pareportcard.org, Pennsylvania has 46 active landfills and six resource-recovery (waste-to- energy) facilities. While the city of Pittsburgh seeks other ways to rid garbage, the city does still have two active landfills.
How Junk King Fits into Pittsburgh’s Sustainability Plan
Junk King Pittsburgh is working towards the same goal of sustainability be it through commercial or residential cleanouts. With the same goals in mind and the importance of recycling and sustainability at the top of the priority list, Junk King is fully equipped to help the city of Pittsburgh in establishing its goals. Junk King roll away dumpsters are taken to a recycling warehouse where employees take the time to sort each and every dumpster rental collection for metals, e-waste, paper, household goods, textiles, furniture and appliances before simply tossing more trash into the landfills. Junk King also strives to “go green” by working to donate, repurpose, and reuse everything from clothing, toys, baby cribs and strollers to office furniture and supplies. Junk is proud to run many of its trucks on biodiesel, a domestically produced fuel made from more environmentally safe non-petroleum, renewable resources. We are committed to continuing to lead the way to help keep the planet clean, green and beautiful for the generations to come. Just as Pittsburgh is striving for, Junk King is also committed to finding ways to reduce waste and encourage recycling and reuse of any qualifying products.
How to Rent a Junk King MINI Dumpster
MINI dumpster rentals offer customers a convenient and affordable way to remove trash, debris and junk from your home or business. Junk King Pittsburgh removes the hassle and worry that comes about when considering large recycling efforts. Junk King Pittsburgh provides quick and easy access to free quotes by phone or an online estimator and fast, affordable service? Simply choose a date and time to schedule your dumpster rental and contact Junk King for a quick estimate and your junk will be rolled away. With the Junk King MINI Dumpster, you are given three days to fill it on your own timetable before it is hauled away. The MINI Dumpster an easy, fast, purposeful way to remove your junk and debris.
Junk King Pittsburgh is the committed to top rated customer service and to furthering its mission of recycle-based junk removal through its dumpster rentals. With a city and government leadership so focused on sustainability, Junk King provides a necessary service to help reduce the growth of waste and increase reuse, recycling and donations of what we consider junk.
FAQ on Dumpster Rentals in Pittsburgh:
1) How much will a Junk King Dumpster hold?
a. Junk King Pittsburgh offers customers its convenient MINI Dumpster, a 12-cubic yard, driveway friendly debris box. Most household remodels and clean outs can be fit with a Junk King MINI.
2) What will you take?
a. If it isn’t hazardous waste, consider it gone! Furniture, appliances, textiles, construction debris, yard debris and more.
3) How much does it cost?
a. Junk King Pittsburgh offers fair, flexible pricing for its customers. With Junk King, we only charge you for the space you use.
4) How long do I have to complete my project?
a. After your date and time are schedule, Junk King will bring a MINI dumpster for you to fill at your convenience over a three-day period.
Recent Reviews of Junk King Pittsburgh
Junk King Pittsburgh is committed to creating a more sustainable future and is ready to partner with the city of Pittsburgh and its businesses, institutions and residents in its efforts. Junk King Pittsburgh takes great pride in the reviews we receive. Our customers serve as a reminder of the difference we make in people’s lives and in the community, as well as how we can better improve our services.
July 18, 2017 by C.V.
“Very friendly, prompt and neat.”
July 10, 2017 by C.A.P.W.
Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
“Prompt response to my inquiry, On Time for appointment, Fee cost within my expectation, appropriate number of Men and Trucks for the job, prepared to take the junk immediately, continued to work through a rainstorm, and did an excellent and unexpected sweep-up of miscellaneous debris after loading. 100% Satisfaction!”
July 19, 2017 by C.M.
“We were impressed with the crew from the professionalism during the estimate, to the efficiency and completeness of the clean-up and the accuracy of the estimate.”
July 17, 2017 by Jane Sorcan
“Junk King was easy to schedule, came on time and the driver called ahead to give me heads up they were on their way. They honored the quote they gave me over the phone. The guys were very professional and friendly. They quickly loaded and were on their way. My driveway clean and free of trash after they were done.”
Is recycling, reuse and waste reduction on your priority list? Junk King Pittsburgh is ready to assist you with your unwanted junk removal while keeping those same goals in mind. If you are ready to experience top-rated customer service please consider using Junk King for your dumpster rental and junk removal. Call today (412) 254-8437 or visit Junk King online to get a quick and easy quote for dumpster rentals or for more information on what size dumpster would best suit your needs.