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How to recycle Christmas trees

1-800-GOT-JUNK? artificial tree disposal

Chances are, if you have a Christmas tree, you’re either going to pack it up after the holiday (artificial trees) or you’re going to be hurrying to get it out of the house before it sheds any more needles on your nice clean floor (real trees). ‘Tis the season to recycle–and 1-800-GOT-JUNK? recycles thousands of…


How to properly dispose of toxic items


The dark days of winter are passing us by and small spring buds are burgeoning from the warming soil. It’s spring! Got that urge to clean? Yes? No? It’s a primitive call to action, I’m sure. Read more on spring cleaning in a previous blog post. One of the most commonly asked questions we receive…


Inside a Landfill – Part 2

While landfills across the country are modernizing to enhance biodegradability, space is still a big concern. We are disposing at such a rate that it’s difficult for the earth to keep up. Landfills may be employing technology to protect the environment, but when our stuff gets packed into the earth in such a way that…


Inside a Landfill – Part 1

While this junk removal company has ambitious goals to divert waste from the landfill, let’s face it, some stuff still ends up in the landfill. With a system-wide average of more than 60% diversion, how is the true waste that cannot be recycled or donated to charity, treated? Like most environmentally-sensitive systems of this magnitude,…


Making sense of recycle codes

Oftentimes when I have friends and family over and we’re cleaning up in the kitchen someone will ask me:  “Can I recycle this?” Uhmm…. what do you say? Most of us are confused by the myriad symbols and numbers etched on the bottoms of plastic containers. Some of us go by feel. Hmmm…it’s pretty flimsy…bet…


Mitigating Damage in Flooding Situations

In the wake of the hurricane that barreled through the north-eastern US last weekend, our franchise partners in the area have been called in to help mop up the damage left behind by flying debris and flooded basements. It’s not the first time most have them have had to do so; 1-800-GOT-JUNK? regularly finds itself…