Monthly Archives: November 2017

Sacramento Recycling Facts

Sacramento has long been a leader for recycling programs. Many municipalities around the country look at Sacramento as a model for their own community’s recycling operations. Recycling is really about a legacy. What legacy will you leave behind? Over your lifetime, you could generate up to 90,000 pounds of trash. How much of that are you recycling?

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Recycling is a smart move that everyone benefits from. Consider these recycling facts compiled by Waste Management of Sacramento:

Recycling one ton of aluminum:

  • Saves 14,000 kWh of energy
  • Saves 39.6 barrels (1,663 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 237.6 million Btu’s of energy
  • Saves 10 cubic yards of landfill space

Recycling one ton of cardboard:

  • Saves 390 kWh of energy
  • Saves 1.1 barrels (46 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 6.6 million Btu’s of energy

Recycling one ton of glass:

  • Saves 42 kWh of energy
  • Saves 0.12 barrels (5 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 714,286 Btu’s of energy
  • Saves 2 cubic yards of landfill space
  • Saves 7.5 pounds of air pollutants from being released

Recycling one ton of paper:

  • Saves 4,100 kWh of energy
  • Saves 9 barrels (380 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 54 million Btu’s of energy
  • Saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
  • Saves 60 pounds of air pollutants being released
  • Saves 7,000 gallons of water
  • Saves 17 trees

Recycling one ton of plastic:

  • Saves 5,774 kWh energy
  • Saves 16.3 barrels (685 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 98 million Btu’s of energy
  • Saves 30 cubic yards of landfill space

Clearly, recycling can have a major impact all across our lives. At your home, you might be involved in “classic” recycling of paper, plastics and metal from all the stuff you toss out on a regular basis. But you don’t have to stop there. When you hire Junk King Sacramento, you’re hiring a company who is all about recycling. They’ll strive to recycle most of what gets loaded onto their truck including furniture, clothing, e-waste and even construction debris. If you’re looking for the perfect recycling partner for all your unwanted junk, then look no further than Junk King Sacramento.

Get Your Home Ready For Holiday Guests

We are officially in the holiday season and there’s no turning back! Despite all the potential running around your about to engage in this is actually everyone’s favorite time of the year. The hope is that you can enjoy the holidays without bringing too much stress on to yourself. This is also the time a year when we open our home to holiday guests. Here are some great ideas to keep in mind to make your home ready for those holiday guests:

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Clean Up the Entryway

The first stop any holiday guest will make will be at your front door. You might have the outside beautifully decorated but what’s the first thing they going to see when they step inside? If your front door is your home’s unofficial “mud room,” then you want to take steps to make sure all the shoes are picked up and the coats are hung where they should be. It might be time to introduce some wicker baskets for those shoes and designate a specific basket for each family member.

Make Room in Your Coat Closet

It’s a safe bet that all your guests will be wearing coats. You can throw them on your bed but that can create problems when it’s time to retrieve them. Instead, it makes more sense to make room in that hallway closet where you hang your family coats. You could also bring in a standing coat rack just for the holidays.

Stock Up On Guests Supplies

If some of your holiday guests will be spending the night, then you need to stock up on supplies. Think about getting additional towels, sheets, pillows, blankets or comforters. You could also set up guest baskets with tiny shampoos, conditioners, lotions and soaps. Whatever personal touches you can make will certainly be appreciated.

Think About Clearing Out Storage

Your overnight guests don’t want to live out of a suitcase. If you can make room in a dresser or guest room closet, then that is what you should do. It might mean putting some of your things in storage. Better yet, you could discover that a lot of stuff you’re holding onto could actually be tossed out. That’s where Junk King Sacramento comes into play. One session with these expert junk haulers will have your home cleared of all kinds of unwanted clutter. The best approach to getting your home ready for your holiday guests is a junk removal session with Junk King Sacramento.