The Clean Air Council has some startling statistics to share: “Americans toss out enough paper & plastic cups, forks, and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times. Every year we fill enough garbage trucks to form a line that would stretch from the earth, halfway to the moon. Each day the United States throws away enough trash to fill 63,000 garbage trucks. The average American office worker goes through approximately 500 disposable cups each year.”
Bottom line: We’ve got a lot of trash to deal with. That is one of the reasons why Orange County, like the rest of California, is putting zero waste plans into affect. The goal is to divert up to 90% of all collected waste away from local landfills. Instead, those materials will either be recycled or used for fuel. What about around your home? Keeping up with your recycling is a good way to increase your diversion rate but you don’t have to stop there. If you need to get rid of bigger items, then Junk King is the perfect zero waste partner for you.
Every Junk King franchise must adhere to strict eco-friendly disposal policies. This is part of the founding principles that makes Junk King the leading junk hauler in the nation. Those disposal polices mean the crews have been trained to spot any item that can be diverted from the landfill. Along with materials you would expect, Junk King will also pull out things like clothes, toys, books, shoes, bedding, furniture and other household goods. Those items might not be recycled at a facility but if they can be donated to a charity, then the same diversion goal has been met. So far, Junk King has maintained a respectable 60% diversion rate and that is improving every day.
As for the cost of all this recycling effort, you’ll find that it is actually saving your money. Any time you make a deposit at a landfill, you have to pay a dumping fee based on weight. That can become a very expensive proposition. Since Junk King avoids the landfills, they also avoid those hefty fees and they’re happy to pass those savings onto you. If hitting zero waste is important, then Junk King is the only company to work with for your junk removal needs.