Every household and business today is concerned about its carbon footprint. It’s in your best interest to minimize the energy you and your family expend each day. Whether it’s commuting to work or heating your home during the chilling winter months, you’ll want to reduce your carbon footprint as much as you can. At Junk King, we have a strong eco-friendly junk removal policy and can help you reduce your carbon footprint significantly.
How Junk King Tallahassee Can Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
There’re several things we can do to help you reduce your carbon footprint beyond simply hauling away your waste and recycling your papers, soda cans, metals, electronics, and plastics. Here are some steps we can put into action to help you protect the environment:
1. Recycling Your Old Appliances
If you plan to get rid of some big items like kitchen appliances or old furniture, then we can help you recycle them. We understand how challenging it is to recycle bulky items if you’re doing it on your own. By turning it over to Junk King Tallahassee, you can be assured of an eco-friendly way of disposing of all the junk we collect. Our goal is to help you accomplish zero waste and significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
In fact, almost all of the pieces and bits that make up your old appliances, such as a dishwasher, can be effectively recycled or even reused if properly processed. The key is ensuring it gets to the right facility.
Junk King is the team to turn to for professional junk hauling services to remove old refrigerators, ovens, freezers, stoves, flattops, ranges, dishwashers, and more. We have all the equipment and expertise to remove large appliances out of your kitchen, through the hallways, and into our truck.
2. Eco-friendly Old AC Disposal
Old AC unit disposal is one of the actions that greatly impact the environment. Fortunately, you don’t have to be “hands-on” with old AC unit disposal. At Junk King, we handle old AC disposal in an environmentally friendly manner. Although we won’t actually be handling the dismantling of the AC unit, we’ll make sure it gets to the right recycling facility.
We closely collaborate with major players in the recycling industry. Since not every recycling facility is the same, we know where to take each and every item we collect from your home or business. Some recycling facilities deal strictly with plastics and papers, while others are focused on metals. We’ll only take your old AC unit to certified facilities that can handle the more complicated recycling tasks associated with electronics and air conditioners.
Our crew has the training and experience to remove an old AC from your home, down staircases and hallways, and load it onto the back of our truck. Besides, you can tap the crew to clear all the other unwanted junk from your home. It’s a perfect opportunity to finally toss out that old recliner or futon that nobody no longer sits on. We can also get rid of all the rubbish you’re keeping in your garage and quickly clear them away.
3. Recycling Furniture and Mattresses
Disposing of used box springs, mattresses, and other large furniture items is challenging to do by yourself since you can’t dump them at landfills. It’s because they contain chemicals that may be harmful to the environment. But the good news is that even old mattresses are recyclable. In fact, nearly 90 percent of the materials in your mattress can be recycled. Moreover, most furniture items are made of materials that can be easily broken down and recycled or reused.
At Junk King Tallahassee, we provide professional mattress and furniture removal services to help you minimize your carbon footprint. We are a full-service mattress disposal firm, providing an efficient and environmentally friendly means to recycle your mattress and bedsprings. And since there can be hazardous materials inside some furniture pieces, recycling is not always feasible. Our team will break down and sort various components of your furniture to ensure we recycle as much as possible.
4. Donating Your Old Appliances
The life expectancy of most appliances, such as a dishwasher, is about 10 years. However, various issues with the appliances tend to crop up within the first five years. That means that if you’ve decided to replace your old but working machine after six or seven years, then you can donate the appliance to serve someone else for another three to four years.
As long as your old dishwasher or washing machine is still usable, we will likely find a number of charitable organizations that would be happy to take it as a donation. Whether it’s a rescue mission, shelter, or other facilities, they’ll undoubtedly benefit from your old but functional appliance.
5. Recycling Electronic Devices
Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a growing concern and poses both economic and environmental impacts. According to the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union, nearly 45 million tons of electronic devices were thrown out in 2016, with only about 20 percent recycled.
These recyclable components contain valuable and hazardous materials. If you have broken or otherwise unusable electronic devices, you might have a hard time selling them or disposing of them appropriately. Selling old electronics can also take significant time if it doesn’t attract immediate interest, and you may not have the time or patience to handle the selling or donating process.
Simply throwing your broken TV, radio, or computer monitor out isn’t an option, and many curbside garbage programs don’t accept electronics such as televisions or monitors. And even if they do, there’s no guarantee the electronic devices won’t be tossed in a landfill or shipped overseas. While it might be out of your hair, it’ll likely cause serious damage to the environment.
At Junk King, we believe that recycling your old electronics is your best bet. For that reason, we work closely with local recycling facilities for eco-friendly disposal. Responsible electronic recycling programs have the equipment and expertise to deal with the toxic metals inside electronic devices, keeping them out of landfills and e-waste piles.
We understand that most electronics are not designed with recycling in mind, making them difficult to strip down and reuse. The whole process is expensive, and that’s why many responsible recycling services charge fees to continue operating and make profits. Junk King will take care of the entire process to ensure your old electronics are not shipped overseas or dumped elsewhere. By ensuring that every electronic is responsibly recycled, we can minimize your carbon footprint and protect the environment.
Turn to Junk King Tallassee to Help You Reduce Your Carbon Foot Print!
If you’re searching for an eco-friendly junk removal company that provides responsible junk pick up and disposal, Junk King Tallahassee can help. Along with old furniture, appliances, and electronics, we also pick up and haul away several other items, including yard debris. So, if you have extra junk lying around your home or business premises, check out our comprehensive services to see if we can take it off your hands. Ready to get rid of that junk in an eco-friendly fashion? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. Simply make an appointment by booking online or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).