Monthly Archives: October 2010

San Antonio Recycling – The Basics Guide

Anyone passing through San Antonio will probably be thinking of that town’s most popular slogan “Remember the Alamo.” But if you talk to the locals, their new favorite slogan might just be “Remember the Recyclables.” San Antonio has gotten into the recycling game in a big way. Each home owner is provided with their own recycling bin that is picked up once a week. There are also drop off centers all around the town for various items that can’t be picked up but can still be recycled. So which are you… a drop-off or a pick-up recycler?

For the pick-up bins, it has become a new routine for folks in San Antonio to effortlessly separate their recyclable items. The first thing to go into the bin would be anything paper. Not only would this include newspapers, magazines and junk mail but also all the cardboard food box containers, phone books, office paper and paperback books.

You can also toss in most of your plastic bottles. The plastic industry has made San Antonio recycling even easier by labeling their products with a number 1 through 7 on the bottom of the packaging. Any item stamped with that range of number is good to go into the pick-up can. San Antonio recycling pick-ups also take on glass and metal. This means any of the glass jars with their metal lids that you’re finished with like baby food or pickle jars. It’s recommended that you rinse them out first. For the metal, all soda cans, aluminum foil or baking tins can be tossed into the bin as well.

What you can’t recycle in the weekly pick-up are diapers, clothing, shoes, hangers, auto parts, motor oil, paints, toiler paper or e-waste. E-waste is basically anything that can be plugged into an outlet. For these items you have the option of the many San Antonio recycling drop-off sites. Here’s the list of specific items that have their own dedicated recycling drop-off place:

* Brush
* Car Parts
* Cell Phones
* E-Waste
* Glass (from mirrors, windows etc.)
* Hangers
* Household hazardous waste (batteries, cleaning solvents, paints etc.)
* Household appliances
* Tires
* Shoes
* Clothing
* Used Cooking Oil

It might seem like a hassle to have to make several different stops at all those recycling centers but the benefit to San Antonio is easy to see when the roads and parks can stay free of garbage. Consider these facts from the Environmental Protection Agency:

“In 2007, 56% of all the paper that was used in American homes was from recycled paper. That translates into about 360 pounds of paper for every American. When we can recycle 1 ton of paper we are actually saving 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill, 2 barrels of oil and 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity. When you add in the decrease population and carbon emissions that go along with all that recycle, you can clearly see why a vibrant recycling program is important for all of us.”

San Antonio Office Junk Removal

One of the favorite pastimes for anyone who works in an office is to pick out which of their co-workers closely resemble the characters on the sitcom “The Office.”  Is your boss a “Michael Scott?” Are you stuck next to an “Angela?” Is there a “Dwight” lurking about the break room? Hopefully, any real life versions of those characters are just as funny as the ones on TV.

Depending on the size of your office, you might find yourself being surrounded by more than just wacky co-workers. You could also be surrounded by unwanted junk. If this junk has reached critical mass, then it might be time to bring in a professional San Antonio junk removal team.

Typically, office spaces fall into two distinct categories: spaces for clients and spaces for workers. In an office environment where clients are going to be attending meetings or being wooed by sales people then the surroundings need to be spotless and professional looking. At any given time a potential client might be taken on a tour of the office to meet the workers. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be shown the dreaded storage closet. That’s where every unused piece of office equipment goes to die. Chances are that when guests are coming over to the office everyone works together to keep it clean and that means shoving everything into the closet. Wouldn’t it be nice to get rid of that junk for good and never have to worry about the storage closet bursting open?

The other type of office is one in which workers go about their routines. They don’t need to impress any outside visitors; they just need to make it through the day. In this type of office environment, that storage closet might have overflowed to a storage cubicle. This is the empty work space where the old fax machine was put. Soon the old printer was shoved in the cubicle along with outdated boxes of files. What you end up having is a mountain of junk in a cubicle that has become an eyesore for anybody who walks by it. Not to mention wasting some perfectly good office space. This is another ideal job for a local junk removal service.

Every office building should come with a hard working maintenance crew but that crew isn’t there to haul away your garbage. Even the office cleaners can’t handle the big stuff. Office workers are constantly being told to be efficient. Is having piles off junk sitting around collecting dust an efficient use of space? Of course not. Now take that to the next step. Employees see all this junk that needs to be thrown out just sitting there. If the company doesn’t care about that what else aren’t they paying attention to? Yes, junk can breed contempt and waste. This is not the atmosphere you want to surround yourself with on a 9-5 basis. One call to a junk removal team can do the trick. Let them take away all those heavy items, broken chairs, and unwanted files and watch productivity increase.

Junk King San Antonio is your perfect choice to get rid of all that office junk.  Give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate today.