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Take the Pledge to Recycle Today!

Today is America Recycles Day! This means that all around the US, people are doing their part to help make the country more sustainable. We published a blog post last week that gives an example of what one community in Illinois is doing to raise awareness of green practices and recycling–check out their ‘trashion show’…

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Will You Please Recycle My Junk?

Most people are concerned about using a junk removal company because they assume the majority of junk collected ends up in the landfill. Perhaps they’ve seen our trucks at a transfer station or dump. This doesn’t mean there is no recycling occurring. The local landfill sorts a wide variety of items for proper disposal, and…

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The R Words – Part 2: Reuse

This is the second in a series of blog posts looking at the hallowed three Rs of waste reduction – reduce, reuse and recycle. We’ll look primarily at how people can incorporate the principles into their own lives at home, as well as how the professionals manage it. Reuse goes by many names: donated, repurposed,…

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The R Words – Part 1: Reduce

This is the first in a series of blog posts looking at the hallowed three Rs of waste reduction – reduce, reuse and recycle. We’ll look primarily at how people can incorporate the principles into their own lives at home, as well as how the professionals manage it. The first of the Rs is often…

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Why E-Waste Sucks

We’ve written about e-waste before on the blog, pointing to the fact that it needs special care and handling, and that it shouldn’t just be tossed in the landfill. What we haven’t touched on, and which most people never really get into, is why it’s all so awful. But knowledge is power, right? The hassle…

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Spring Cleaning with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Just a couple more days now and spring will be here! So not to dampen your mood, but I need to interrupt your musings about bright skies, warm breezes, fresh scents, and birdsong, for just a moment. I feel it’s my responsibility to encourage you to do some spring cleaning and share with you some…