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The Ultimate Junk Checklist


This is the ultimate “get-it-out-of-my-house” checklist! Go through your junk, checking items you have off the list. Psst… 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will pick up all of these items.

What can I do with old print cartridges?


Recent studies show that only 20 to 40 percent of empty ink cartridges are recycled.  To put this statistic into further perspective, each year 300 million ink cartridges are thrown away and end up in landfills. This amounts to 75,000 tons of trash!

FAQ: Upcycling


Upcycling is all about reusing, improving and recycling. Instead of discarding objects or material you no longer need, you can create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. Recycling is a chemical process that breaks down consumer materials like plastic, paper, metal and glass. The purpose of recycling is to remake…

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…

Your recycling questions answered!


Did you know that the average American generates almost 5 pounds of waste per day but only recycles 1.5 pounds? Let’s change that. This article was originally posted on America Recycles Day, and to celebrate, here are the answers to some of your commonly asked recycling questions: