Ever Wonder Where Your Trash Goes?
We throw lots of things away from day to day but most of us don?t think about where these items are ultimately going to end up. The best place for unwanted items to end up is at a proper recycling facility.
While not all items can be recycled, much of what we dispose of can be recycled and reused so it makes the least amount of impact on the environment.
A recent study conducted in Seattle showed that only 50 percent of what could be recycled is and that the national average is only 38 percent. The resources for recycling are in place, they are just not used enough. If everyone does their part we could easily see a 60 percent recycling rate nationwide.
Most items can be broken down into the individual components and recycled. Old televisions are taken apart and the glass and lead are removed and reused. The glass is often times ground up back into sand and the lead is used to insulate hazardous waste containers.
Old furniture can also be recycled. The metal in furniture is generally melted down and reused and wood is ground up and used to make composite board which is used in new furniture and other wooden items
So much of what we dispose of is recyclable, but the problem is that the resources for recycling are not all easily accessible.
This is where the College Hunks Hauling Junk can help. We are experts at recycling and will make sure any items we remove find the proper facility so as much as possible can be recycled.