How Are Junk Removal Services Used For Recycling Purposes?

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Junk removal services are commonly used to get rid of old items that homeowners no longer want or need. However, some of these items may still be in usable condition or can be recycled to make new items. This is very beneficial to both homeowners and consumers because it helps people get rid of things they do not want while also having new products available on the market to purchase as needed. These are some of the ways that junk removal services are used for recycling purposes.

Soil And Yard Waste Recycling 

Soil, brush, trees, rock, wood and other types of yard debris can often be reused. For instance, if you have recently had landscaping done around your home and have leftover soil or plants, these can be picked up by junk removal services.

The soil and plants can then be reused at nurseries, gardening shops and construction sites where new landscaping products will be needed. Tree branches and stumps can be used to make natural mulch and healthy plants and leaves can be ground up and put in planting mixes because they are rich in minerals that will help new plants grow.

Metal And Appliance Recycling 

Old appliances and other metal items are some of the most commonly picked up items by junk removal services. The metal on these items can be reused to make new products. The metal can be melted down or heated and shaped into new marketable products.

Appliances are often recycled for parts. Used appliance stores often buy old appliances and then strip out the parts that can be used again. They may use these parts to repair other appliances or they may also sell the parts individually to people who want to repair their own appliances.

Electronics Recycling 

Many junk removal services also pick up unwanted electronic items. This may include computers, televisions, printers and monitors. These items should always be recycled because they contain materials that could be hazardous if they are simply tossed away in the trash.

Junk removal services commonly pick electronic items up at residential homes or businesses and then transport them to the proper electronic recycling facility. The facility may then strip the electronics of usable parts or repair items with minor problems and resell them to used electronic vendors. If the electronics cannot be recycled, they are disposed of safely.

Some junk removal services also pick up automobiles that owners no longer want. These can be recycled in many ways. The metal and copper can be reused to make new products and the working parts can be resold to other vendors who sell used auto parts to customers at more affordable prices. 


13 January 2016

Those Cold, January Nights

When I was in college, I lived in an old house just south of the university campus with five other girls. When we came back from Christmas break, the heater was broken. The beginning of January was the coldest time of the year, and because it was the weekend, the heating company couldn't come fix it for a few days. My roommates and I pulled our mattresses into the front room and slept all together to keep warm. Two weeks later, our heater broke again! That time we ended up getting a completely new furnace. Needless to say, we got to be good friends with the heating contractor that month, and it was a good experience that led to the creation of this blog.