Monthly Archives: December 2011

San Antonio Tire Recycling and Disposal – Do it the Right Way

The time has come to discuss what happens to your old tire. The sad truth about old tires is that of vast majority of them end up in a landfill which ends up creating a huge rubber mountain. This mountain can quickly become a breeding ground for disease carrying mosquitoes and rats. Should lightning strike that tire mountain and ignites it this pile could end up burning for months and even years generating smelly black smoke and toxic fumes. Doesn’t it then make better sense to recycle your tires? Absolutely it does! So, exactly what happens when you recycle a tire?
Almost half of all scrap tires end up being burned for their own energy. Each tire contains around 5 gallons of oil that is essentially burned out and used to fuel power plants. This is known as tire derived fuel or TDF. Most of the tire derived fuel goes into cement kilns for burning but they also fuel electric companies and paper factories. Before a tire can be burned for fuel it has to be shredded to extract the metal that is used in its own manufacturing process. It’s that tire shredding that also creates many other byproducts of recycled tires.
When a tire is shredded what’s left over is referred to as crumb rubber. This rubber can be used to surface playgrounds which in turn provide a soft padding for tumbling kids. That same concept is applied to rubberized asphalt that goes into paving roads which helps reduce traffic noise. This material is also ideal for running tracks because it absorbs impact a lot better than typical asphalt which is a lot easier on the legs. And that crumb rubber can also be recycled back into synthetic rubber which ends up going right back into making new tires!
If you get a flat and replace that tire you could find a way to recycle it on your own by turning it into a swing for the kids or a planter. While those are both practical reuses of a tire they’re not always appealing to look at. Your best bet is to hire professional junk haulers like Junk King San Antonio who know exactly where to take tires for recycling. The same pro junk haulers can also recycle other items you might want to get rid of. While it is true that your weekly garbage pickup can handle the recycling of most of your household throwaways, Junk King San Antonio can take care of the bigger items like an old sofa, mattress or even refrigerator. Then there is all that e-waste such as old computers, telephones and televisions. Much like tires that e-waste has to be disposed of properly in order to avoid releasing hazardous chemicals into the atmosphere.
Junk King’s professional junk removal team will be able to handle all the heavy lifting of your tires or any other item you’re throwing away. They’ll also have a big enough truck for all your junk. That’s a lot better than putting in old tire in the back of your SUV! Get rid of your tires the right way; let the pros handle that!

San Antonio Christmas Tree Guide and Disposal Methods

Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes. The type of tree you might buy for your own living space has a lot to do with just exactly how big that space is. Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have a live Christmas tree. And if your home has the space you might the type that embraces the floor to ceiling variety of Christmas tree! When it comes to decorating the tree and keeping it fresh there are some helpful hints to put on your own holiday checklist.
With regard to keeping your tree green, you should make a fresh cut on the stump of the tree and put it in water right away. If you’re buying a tree from a lot just ask them slice off an inch from the bottom in order to facilitate this. A fresh-cut tree can absorb several quarts of water right from the get go. That’s why it’s vital that you refill your Christmas trees planter several times a day in that first week. After that, you can cut back on the amount of water but it’s best to have a planter that’s large enough to hold water so your Christmas tree can drink whenever it’s thirsty!
Everyone has their own methods for decorating the tree. The best approach seems to be hanging up lights first, then the garlands and then the ornaments. You can then finish it all off with some tinsel. When it comes to hanging those Christmas lights don’t discount the inside of the tree. If you weave your light strings along the branches from the inside and move out to the outer edges you’ll get a much more robust array of twinkling lights. The same can be said for when you hang ornaments on your tree. Don’t just put them on the tip of branches but hang them inside for a bit more depth. This also creates a very interesting look for your Christmas.
As for your ornaments they’re probably fall into two categories: filler ornaments and keepsake ornaments. The filler ornaments are the round balls or other discount ornaments that might not be a family heirloom but certainly provide a lot of color and sparkle. Your keepsake ornaments are all those special ornaments that have either been given to you as gifts or handed down through the family. These one-of-a-kind ornaments should be spaced apart every 2 feet horizontally to create a layer of keepsake and filler.
Many families like to keep their Christmas trees up until at least January 6 which marks the end of the advent calendar. By that time your Christmas tree will definitely be more brittle than when you first bought it. You should make sure that you remove it from your home and have plans to make sure it properly disposed of before it creates a hazard. If you know when you’ll be taking your tree down then you can set up an appointment today with Junk King San Antonio to make sure that tree will be picked up from your curb. The last thing you want is to have that tree turning brown waiting to get picked up!