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Is Junk Removal Environmentally Friendly?

May 22, 2022

More and more people have become environmentally minded. Staying aware of the waste your family makes and where it ends up is a key part of protecting our world for future generations. At the same time, it’s common to have more junk in your home than you realized. While the idea of 

Rest assured that 1st Class Junk Removal is fully committed to keeping our earth beautiful. We use eco-friendly methods to remove your clutter. Professional junk removal can actually reduce your carbon footprint. Here’s what to know about the environmental benefits of choosing our services. 

Recycling Made Easy

Recycling is one of the best ways to decrease the strain on the environment. Landfills are a major source of water pollution and wasted space. Alarmingly, about 80 percent of what’s thrown into landfills can actually be recycled. Much of this can be attributed to confusion among the general population. Determining what’s recyclable and what isn’t can be tricky. What’s more, many busy homeowners may struggle to find the time to drop off the materials at a recycling center.

When you hire us, you can relax knowing our team handles every step of the process. We recycle as much as we can and are very familiar with identifying recyclable materials. We strive to keep as much of your stuff out of the landfill, so rest assured that we uphold an environmentally-minded mission. Additionally, we donate items that are still of good quality so that they can be reused for other purposes. 

New Life to Household Items

Once we’ve recycled your materials, you may wonder what happens to it next. Many materials can be broken down and reused for other purposes, a process known as up-cycling. For instance, some electronic parts can be recycled and used as replacements rather than harvesting new materials to remake them from scratch. Similarly, certain plastics can be transformed into other objects. These processes give your household items a second life, therefore reducing your carbon footprint and keeping the earth cleaner. 

A few other examples include: 

  • Wood can be re-milled into new floors, doors and trim
  • Scrap metal can be turned into metallic products
  • Glass jars and other materials can be reused for many other purposes, such as storage or decoration

Reduces Effects of Dangerous Chemicals

One of the biggest parts of professional junk hauling is properly disposing of all materials, whether they are recycled or destined for the landfill. We handle your trash responsibility at all times. Many common plastic household items, such as toys, contain phthalate, which can be carcinogenic in some circumstances. If these items aren’t disposed of properly, their chemicals can leech into the ground and contaminate waterways. By disposing of the items correctly from the start, we can circumvent this issue entirely. 

Contact Our Junk Haulers to Begin

When you choose our professional junk hauling services, you are investing in a choice that will benefit the environment for generations. Contact our team today to schedule your home cleanout. We’re excited to work with you!

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