Just outside of Escondido in Oceanside a battle has been raging over what to do about a landfill in Gregory Canyon. This particular battle has been going on for close to twenty years. The recent salvo concerns an environmental impact report presented to the city staff for review. After giving this report the once over, the public will have a change to weigh in with their own comments. The goal is to gather all of this information before an April 15th deadline. Keep in mind that this landfill was approved by voters in 1994 and since then over $67 million has been invested in getting it ready for use but the permits are still under review. The fear is that the groundwater in the basin under the proposed site could be at risk. This is despite assurances from the developers that every reasonable precaution has been taken to prevent those kinds of leaks. Of course, the only absolute way to avoid those potential hazards is not to dump in the landfill at all. That might not be practical given the expanding population. However, dedicated efforts towards recycling can have a very positive impact on landfill volume.
Wouldn’t it be great if we reached a point where landfills were no longer needed? One company who is helping towards that noble goal is Junk King North County San Diego. They are junk removal experts who specialize in recycling. A major percentage of everything that Junk King collects is diverted away from local landfills and towards recycling facilities. Their recycling data shows impressive statistics by anyone’s measurements. Junk King takes all the hassle out of recycling for you. There is no need to rent a truck and drive around San Diego looking for those certified recycling centers. They’re all on the Junk King route. You also won’t have to worry about deciding which of your items can be recycled. The Junk King North County crew who will be assigned to your pickup has been trained on how to sort through collected items and make the determination of their final resting place.
You might be surprised to learn just how much of what you’re throwing away can actually be recycled. All manner of furniture and/or kitchen appliances are perfect examples of items that can be broken down and recycled. Whenever possible, those same items could be dropped off to a charity that refurbishes pieces and provides them to those in need. This is guarantying that your junk will have a second life. And yes, you can claim to reduce your carbon footprint when you hire Junk King. You’ll be reclaiming space in your home and doing your part for the environment. What could be better than that?