You’ve got a pile of junk that you just can’t wait to get rid of. Maybe it’s some old appliances like a busted refrigerator or stove, or maybe it’s that dingy couch that has seen its last days. Thankfully, you can call up a local junk removal company and have it taken off your hands. If only everything could be solved with a phone call like that.
However, just because your junk is out of sight does not mean it’s out of mind — especially for the environment. And depending on which junk removal company you choose can mean the difference between deconstructed, salvaged, and recycled parts or a rusted hunk of an appliance taking thousands of years to decompose and leach its chemicals into the Earth.
We’ve improved with how we recycle small things like paper and plastic, but the large items need much of the same treatment. Consider all the different elements within that large item you’re junking and then check out these times for materials to biodegrade:
Nylon Fabric: 40 years
Plastic*: 100 to 500 years
Rubber*: 100 to 1,000 years
Metal*: 100 to 1,000 years
Glass: 1,000,000 years
That household headache can do a lot more damage outside if you aren’t careful. Don’t let your junk removal become the Earth’s junk collection. By choosing a responsible, eco-friendly junk removal company, you can get peace of mind knowing that you’ve cleaned your space and the environment, too. To be a mover in this industry, you can’t just take things from Point A to the Landfill. We need alternatives and responsible solutions. That’s what makes Junk Relief a step above in the Chicago area.
About Joe Weidman
As the founder and owner of a Chicago junk removal company, 1-800-JUNK-Relief.com, Joe’s expertise is finding creative, efficient, and safe solutions to junk removal projects big and small. Feel free to contact him on Google+ and follow 1-800-Junk-Relief.com on Twitter and Facebook.