Junk Removal Services: It’s Easy Being Green

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Every household eventually winds up with the very same problem. They are left with junk that they have no idea how to dispose of. It is not recyclable, and if the garbage man is even willing to take it away, it will go straight to a landfill or a garbage island and take up space. Keeping the junk around to take up space in the garage, shed or basement is not an option either. It needs to be removed from the house, and many families would rather it be removed and scrapped in order for parts to be melted down and recycled or reused. The solution to this issue is a junk removal service. These types of services come to a home and remove old junk such as unusable appliances and large pieces of furniture and take them to a place where they can be refurbished, disassembled or recycled in parts.

Get Clean, Stay Green

The use of a junk removal service to get rid of old and unwanted furniture and appliances is of great benefit to the environment and the ecological movement. The United States has an unfortunately high number of landfills and garbage dumps which are full of waste that will not naturally decompose or biodegrade. This junk will be taking up space for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. It is space in which humans could be living to avoid overpopulation, and space which could be used to plant crops to increase sustainability to help end hunger in our country, a prevalent problem in many areas. If Americans do not decrease the rate at which they generate non biodegradable waste, the amount of space taken up by items that are simply garbage will begin to create a country that is barely habitable. By making sure that items that would otherwise sit in a landfill and take up space are disassembled, refurbished or broken down and recycled, new and usable products are created from those unwanted items, ending the gratuitous cycle of waste that has led to these overfilled garbage dumps.

Learn What Biodegrades

It is very important that when families and individuals begin to sort through items they would like to get rid of that they research what biodegrades and what does not. Many people are surprised by the amount of things that can now be recycled if the right avenues are found. Many if not most manufactured products take such a long time to biodegrade that disposing of them as garbage is contributing to a significant waste problem. In addition to learning what things can be recycled and making sure to take advantage of all local recycling services and junk removal services, families can also decrease their waste by using biodegradable waste to start their own compost pile and grow a garden. Another way to decrease waste is to encourage family members to get creative and upcycle items into new and useful tools, such as using part of an empty plastic milk container as a scoop or an empty cardboard canister to decorate and hold pens and pencils.

 

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