Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sacramento Cardboard Disposal and Recycling

According to a recent article in the Sacramento Bee, when Kyle Truitt was helping his friend, Josh Cox, move into a new home they became frustrated with all those cardboard boxes they needed to do the packing and moving. Because these friends were dedicated recyclers they wondered if there could be an alternative.

“He and I both try to recycle as much as we can in our own daily lives and leave as little footprint as we can,” Truitt told the Sacramento Bee. “It was one of those things where we thought, ‘There’s got to be an easier way.’”

As it happens there was an easier way; one that Truitt and Cox created. They co-founded an eco-friendly moving box rental company called Green Box Go. How this works is that anyone who is planning to move can rent industrial-strength plastic boxes from the company. These bins measure 27 inches long, 17 inches wide and 12 inches high can be used for packing up all kinds of personal belongings. What’s more is that they can be reused over a 100 times instead of the three or four times that a typical cardboard box can be used. After every rental Green Box Go cleans out the boxes using non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally safe cleaning products. This innovation in moving is finding a lot of willing customers who are looking for a more eco-friendly way to get from point A to point B.

“Our goal is to eliminate cardboard boxes from the moving experience,” Truitt said. “When you use cardboard boxes, you can’t really use them more than three or four times without the box wearing out or having to re-tape them. Indiana doesn’t really have anything like this, so why not try to put it out there and make Indiana moving just a little bit greener.”

If you are now smacking your forehead and exclaiming “d’oh!” because you didn’t rent reusable boxes don’t be too hard yourself. After all this is a very new concept but now that you know you’ll be ready for your next move. Unfortunately, you might now be stuck stacks of cardboard boxes taking up valuable storage space in your home. You can get rid of those cardboard boxes and do your bit for the environment by hiring a professional junk haulers who specialize in recycling like Junk King Sacramento.

A professional junk hauler is someone who is dependable and responsible. This is their business so they’re going to treat you as a valuable customer. When you call up to schedule an appointment to remove your cardboard boxes and other junk items ask them what they intend to do with your stuff. Hopefully, they’ll tell you how every effort will be made sure that your junk ends up at the right recycling facility. As you get rid of your cardboard boxes you can also get rid of anything else that you dragged along in that move. Even if you’ve been living in your home for a long time it’s never too late to get rid of the clutter.

Recycling News in Sacramento

You might not think that being out in nature requires an eco-friendly recycling program but no area in Sacramento should be exempt from going green. As part of their successful “Plastics. Too Valuable to Waste. Recycle” campaign, the America’s plastic makers who make up the American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently announced a partnership with the American River Natural History Association. As part of this new eco-friendly team, visitors to the Effie Yeaw Nature Center with now have an abundance of recycling options in the form of six recycling bins now situated throughout the park. With this effort, the American River Parkway in Sacramento will be that much brighter and cleaner.

“The nature center welcomes about 100,000 guests a year, the majority of whom are families and school children,” said Paul Tebbel, executive director of the center. “It’s not only important for us to educate our young visitors about the value of recycling, we also need to give them the opportunity to become the next generation of recyclers by providing recycling bins in our center.”

All together the “Plastics. Too Valuable to Waste. Recycle” has provided over 700 “permanent and seasonal bins across California in an effort to grow awareness for away-from-home recycling and increase recycling collection.”

This is not the only organization in Sacramento that can claim to embrace eco-friendly business practices. Junk King Sacramento has always been focused on going green and staying green. They accomplish this mission by diverting the majority of all its picked up junk items to the proper recycling centers located around the Sacramento area.

You don’t automatically think of bulky junk items as something you can recycle but if an item is made from a material such as wood, metal, foam, cloth or plastic that material can be melted down and turn into a batch of gooey raw material. That raw material can then be poured into any mold and reshaped into a new purpose. That is how recycling works: converting trash into something new.

Your big items can be just as effective recyclable materials as a soda cans or stacks of paper. The choice you have to make is whether or not you’re going to “activate” that material by hiring Junk King to haul it away. Sure, you can hang onto your old love seat or refrigerator but why would you? The reason you shoved something like that into a garage or down a basement is because you’re done with it. If you are truly done, then why not get it out of your home once and for all with the Junk King’s help? Nothing is too heavy or too cumbersome for the Junk King Sacramento crew to handle. They’re only happy if they can fill up their empty trucks every day. All you have to do is call them up and they’ll handle the rest.