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Where Do Junk Removal Companies Put All Of The Junk?

Apr 2, 2008
There is a lot of junk in people's homes, in their offices, and on their property that can be an eyesore. Junk can also attract a number of pests that can make the area rather unsanitary. That is why it is very important to contact a junk removal company that will dispose of the junk properly. But what exactly is the proper method that junk removal companies use to dispose of all of that stuff? Does it go straight to a landfill? Does it sit on their property for a while? Many do wonder this.

Well, if you have ever heard the saying, "another man's junk is another man's treasure," then junk removal is the perfect example and probably provides an adequate answer to the question for some. However, there is a system that the junk removal service uses that is quite commendable, which is one of the things that makes junk removal companies so great.

Furniture, Household items, metal, electronics, etc.

If you've ever seen a couch sitting in an alley by a garbage can or on a street corner, it is probably there because the owner of it wants someone to take it. That is an open invitation to get it off of their hands. When the junk removal company takes that piece of furniture, household item, scrap metal, or other item(s) off of your hands, they do a little something different with it. They don't throw it into a dump somewhere where it will rot and become infested with field mice, snakes, or some other animals. They will donate it to charities that can use it. Such organizations as Goodwill and others that give items to families in need can actually use the furniture to help a family furnish their home. Sometimes these are families that have been displaced by fire or some other unfortunate event in which they need furniture. The same goes for appliances. If it is broken and it can be fixed, it will be fixed and given to a family. However, if it is not feasible to fix it, it can be recycled.

Paper goods, aluminum, and plastic

When a junk removal company picks up items such as cardboard, plastic bottles, and aluminum-based items, these will most likely be taken to a recycling center so that they can be turned into usable products. Where these items could otherwise be taken to a landfill, the junk removal company makes sure that these materials get a second chance to serve society instead of wasting away in a dump somewhere and serving no purpose aside from polluting the environment.

Green waste and soil

Sometimes soil can be usable and many greenhouses would love to have some good soil to use. Instead of taking soil to the dump, some junk removal companies will donate it to greenhouses and nurseries if it is usable. If it is not usable, then that and green waste could go to the landfill, but they are not as harmful to the environment as the materials mentioned above. Actually, they are natural products of the environment. Now sometimes green waste can be used in lakes and ponds to create better habitats for aquatic life, depending on the condition of the plant.

So as you can see, much of the junk that is picked up by junk removal companies can somehow be transformed into a new product or reused in some way. There is no need for things that can be reused to be thrown away when they can serve another purpose and benefit displaced families, lower consumer costs, and benefit businesses.
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