Monthly Archives: November 2017

St. Petersburg Recycling Facts

We all know that recycling involves separating our paper, plastic and soda cans. That’s easy. It is even easier when the city provides recycling bins for curbside pickup. Beyond that home recycling program, what other benefits are there from recycling? Consider these facts:

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Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, and 2 barrels of oil. Every ton of paper recycled can save the energy equivalent of 165 gallons of gasoline. Those 17 trees can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year. Burning that same ton of paper would create 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. The process of recycling paper instead of making it from new materials generates 74% less air pollution and uses 50% less water. Manufacturing recycled paper uses only 60% of the energy needed to make paper from new materials. The construction costs of a paper mill designed to use recycled paper is 50% to 80% less than the cost of a mill using new pulp.

What about all those cans? Recycling steel and tin cans saves 74% of the energy used to make them from virgin materials. A used aluminum can is recycled and back in use as a new can in as little as 60 days. Used aluminum cans are the most recycled item in the U.S. Other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames and lawn furniture can also be recycled. There is no limit to the amount of times aluminum can be recycled. A steel mill using recycled scrap reduces water pollution, air pollution, and mining waste by about 70%. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours or saves the equivalent of half a gallon of gasoline.

Then there is all the plastic that gets recycled. What happens with that material? 86% of plastic bottles in the U.S. end up in a landfill or incinerator. That averages to around 60 million plastic bottles ending up in landfills and incinerators every day.

All of that recycling generates a positive impact but you don’t have to stop with paper, plastic and metal. Junk King St. Petersburg can help you recycle all kinds of bigger objects like furniture, clothing and appliances. If they can drop those things off at a charity, then it still counts as recycling. If you want to expand your home recycling program, then count on Junk King St. Petersburg to get it done.

Best Approach To Heavy Yard Debris Removal

If you have ever met someone who lives heavy objects for living, then they will no doubt tell you that you do have to lift with your legs and not your back. That’s actually a good approach to take lifting anything regardless of its weight. Bending over automatically puts strain on your back. You could throw out your back by picking up a napkin. This is why you don’t want to get involved with any heavy yard debris removal project. Yes, you want to get rid of that stuff but that doesn’t mean you have to do the lifting and loading. That is a job best left for Junk King St. Petersburg.

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The movers who work for Junk King St. Petersburg have been licensed and insured. There also among that select group of professionals who know proper technique for lifting heavy objects. They might use specialized equipment for the task but they still have to lift a thing off the ground to get it onto that equipment. What is heavy in your yard that you want to get rid of? Patio furniture? A grill? A power lawnmower? All of those things can easily be placed on the back of the Junk King truck for proper disposal.

Knowing that you have a pair of movers and a truck at your disposal might inspire you to get rid of some other heavy objects around your house. The junking crew can take away the old crib, futon or recliner. They can also fill up the truck with a bunch of little things like outdated electronics and appliances. It is clear that one session with Junk King St. Petersburg can truly transform your home and free up a lot of storage space.

When you know what items you want to get rid of, you’ll be ready to set up your appointment. That’s easily taken care with a single phone call. You can also book it online. Most sessions are completed within 24 hours of that first contact. If you’d rather wait to the weekend, then Junk King can accommodate you. It’s all about working around your schedule. Don’t put your back at risk with heavy yard debris removal and junk hauling. Give that job to Junk King St. Petersburg.