A guide to decluttering your home to make the world a greener place.
The next time you move or invoke the spirit of Mrs. Clutterworth (Modern Family anyone?) on a beautiful spring day, take a look at some junk removal companies. They collect your junk and leave your house looking so much more welcoming. But how does this relate to being eco-friendly? These services don’t dump your waste into the nearest dumpster or landfill. They sort and dispose of or donate according to what’s in the truck. Here is a detailed analysis of what you can throw out and how a junk disposal service will service it.
The future of waste.
“Use it up, wear it out, Make it do, or Do without!”
This mantra for frugality was a nation-wide call during the Great Depression. We have moved far away from these ideals as we stock up our lives because buying is as simple as swiping. Heed to this mantra as you go through your attic, basement, garage, and closet to remove junk from your life and home.
Furniture: sofas, couches, wooden items, mattresses, etc.
These items, if in usable condition, can be refurbished, reupholstered, and donated. If they are beyond repair, wood and metal can be recycled in recycling plants. They will be manufactured as desks for schools, pallets for beds and side tables. Fibers of any kind will always be reused as new products.
Carpets contain a lot of polymers. Repurposing or recycling needs to be done by professionals. Habitat for Humanity accepts carpet scraps for their projects. They can also be recycled into sports pitches or insulation. Your junk removal service will bring your carpet to your local recycling unit. Almost all flooring is recyclable and can be used appropriately.
Appliances -Refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, and the like.
If in working conditions, many local charities will take them. These can be stripped for their spare parts and scrap metal for use in other appliances if they have outlived their purpose. Recycled devices have been used in construction.
Electronics – laptops, phones, printers, copy machines.
E-waste is a real threat. Your junk removal service will tackle these in earth-conscious ways. They will be mined for precious metals that can be reused, and the casing will serve as scrap metal.
The junk removers will sort household waste as per their biodegradability. Following regulations, they will be recycled or reused.
Construction debris: cardboard, packaging materials, and excess materials.
These will be cleared off your property and sorted in warehouses. They can be recycled (wood, metal, etc.) or used as a reimagined construction material for other projects.
- Commercial Needs – Even offices and industries generate paper, glass, and plastic waste. These, too, can be regenerated by your junk removal company for a sustainable future.
These are some examples of items that can be hauled away and discarded. If you have any other specialized materials, let your company know, and they will work suitably.
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
Buckle up and go Green.
A lot of us in today’s times have tackled home improvement and cleaning projects. If you’re looking for a greener way to address your extras, don’t hesitate to call a junk removal service. They will do their heavy-lifting-literally and get to your hard to reach spaces because they have the right equipment and experience to address your needs. Schedule an appointment in a jiffy because every minute and every act counts towards an ecologically responsible nation.
“Clutter is the enemy of clarity.”- Julia Cameron