The Sacramento Bee recently put forth the “top seven ways to be less trashy.” The purpose of this article is to provide readers and local residents with helpful hints that will ultimately help avoid filling up the landfills around Sacramento. The less trash in landfills the better for the environment. Here are some of the hints that the Sacramento bee suggests.
First of all, they remind residents to recycle their paperboard. This is the thin cardboard packaging that is found in most of the items that we buy at the grocery store such as cereal boxes, tissue boxes and any other boxed item. Most of Sacramento’s curbside recycling programs accepts paperboard with the exception of pizza boxes. The reason is that pizza boxes are often greasy and not good for recycling purposes.
Along with paperboard is actual paper which is all the junk mail, magazines, newspapers and other paper items that comes through our hands nearly every day. The Sacramento Bee reminds readers that as long as the paper is free of food waste it can be recycled.
There is also a recommendation to reuse any disposable item as often as possible. Perhaps an old jar of baby food can become a storage container for loose screws or buttons. You could also convert the holiday cards you see this year into gift tags for next year’s presence. The bottom line is that any chance you get to stop an item from being thrown out is going to be a benefit.
Then there is the issue of electronic waste. That would be all the things you plug into the wall. This is becoming a huge issue not only for Sacramento but for the rest of the planet as e-waste is quickly becoming the fastest growing disposable problem for our planet. It’s great that we have access to so much technology to improve the quality of our lives. However, for every new gadget that comes our way we are tossing out those old gadgets. All of those computers, monitors, printers, fax machines and televisions contain heavy metals that when released into the atmosphere could become harmful. Those toxins are released the moment an item is crushed. That’s why it’s recommended never to throw out electronic waste in the garbage because it’s going to be crushed!
To help local residents get rid of their e-waste there are several drop-off sites throughout Sacramento. These might seem convenient if you happen to be driving in the neighborhood with an old computer in your backseat. The alternative is hiring Junk King Sacramento to handle all your e-waste and computer disposal. Junk King specializes in the removal of all kinds of junk, not just e-waste. Because they are a local company they also care about the environment around Sacramento. That’s why they make great strides in becoming as eco-friendly as possible with regard to junk removal.
Junk King Sacramento will come directly to your home when it is convenient for you and cart away any item you want to be disposed of. This will include all your old computers and monitors but also bulky items like unwanted furniture, old mattresses, kitchen appliances and anything else you might have boxed up and ready to be tossed out. Let Junk King Sacramento handle all your junk recycling concerns, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.