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Disposing of Old Tools and Equipment

There is excitement about the upcoming summer season. It’s time to get active in gardening activities. The first thing to do is clear a sunny area in the yard for planting. However, what is your plan for disposing of the junk occupying this unused yard space? Many people worry about what to do with their broken lawnmowers, rusted shovels, old wheelbarrows, and other tools accumulated in those underused corners of the yard. You cannot just place this idle equipment in the recycle bin. Here are some tips on how to dispose of these tools without adding them to the landfill.Sort the EquipmentStart with checking and sorting your items as repairable, recyclable, disposable, and the ones which are worth donating.TroubleshootTroubleshoot your equipment before disposing of it.  Many times equipment that isn’t working, can be easily fixed if you are able identify the problem.  Here’s a few steps to try that might bring a piece of equipment back to life.Lawn Mowers – After the long winter, it’s …

Mattress Recycling – Your Guide

Recycling is a great way to help the environment and maintain resources without risking further harm to regions affected by mining, foresting, or drilling. As technology advances, more and more items are recyclable, which means reduced consumption of raw materials and continued production and commerce. Sometimes what can and cannot be recycled might surprise people, and that includes mattresses.The bulk of a mattress can be recycled. Metal springs can be melted down and reused just like regular scrap metal; wooden pieces can be turned into wood chips, and the various mattress padding materials, which generally consist of foam, cotton, or felt, are useful for recycling into carpet pads.Of course, mattresses tend to be bulky and heavy, so they cannot generally be placed on the curb for pick-up by the weekly recycling truck. They’re also usually too big for most recycling centers, though that may vary depending on the center in question. So, what should you do?If a new mattress was purch…

What NOT To Recycle In Your Curbside Recycling Bin

Recycling is an essential part of protecting the environment against excessive waste and dangerous chemicals. Whether taking the recyclables to a local center or leaving them in a bin beside the trash for pickup, people tend to under-think what can and cannot be recycled. As a result, it’s not uncommon for stuff that cannot be recycled in the curbside pickup bin to be placed there anyway. This placement is a problem because not only is the bulk of recyclables hand-inspected at some point in the process, some materials, if recycled, can jam up the machines or are hazardous to people or the environment.That said, just because something can’t be placed on the curb for recycling pickup doesn’t mean it can’t be recycled at all. There are plenty of items that can be recycled as long as they are taken to a properly designated collection site. Good examples of this are batteries, plastic bags, yard waste, and wood. All of these items can be recycled, but they cannot be placed outside for curb…

Your Guide To Proper TV Disposal

Disposing of the waste is a big challenge, especially when they pose a threat to the environment. When talking about the old TV boxes with CRT tubes (better known as cathode ray tubes) is a problem. Almost 70% of people have already replaced these older TV boxes with the newer ultra-slim television sets; however, some of us still have these older tv sets lying around in our basements, attics, and garages. Now, the task is to find a safe way for residential junk removal. Here are the how and why of disposing of older TVs and other electronic goods.Recycle Your E- GoodsEnvironmentalists and many governments stress that electronic products (also known as the E- products) must be recycled. There are multiple reasons to recycle; here are just a few of the reasons:
Most electronic waste, including older television sets, contain toxic chemicals like lead, mercury, polyvinyl chloride, and chromium. These goods, when disposed of in landfills, result in soil pollution due to leaching. There is …

Taking Apart And Getting Rid Of Your Old Bed

Old beds and bed frames can be a hassle to remove from a home. They are bulky, heavy, and require some work to disassemble. As a result, many homeowners struggle to get rid of them.
Mattresses, bed frames, and other bed parts can indeed be hard to discard. But this is only the case when someone tries to dispose of a bed without the proper information. This article will make the process easier.Many bed frames will not fit through the door of the room where they are located. Several steps are needed to take apart a bed frame to get rid of it. Know that solutions are not limited to one option, though. Some homeowners opt to disassemble a bed and get rid of it on their own. Others call their local junk removal company. These companies can help lessen the burden of bed frame disposal and disassembly!How to Disassemble a BedThe bed frame should be dismantled first. Get the mattress and box spring off the bed. A few tools might be required to get the bed frame taken apart. But it shouldn’t b…

How to Organize Your Garage Like a Pro

The garage is one of the most unappreciated spaces in the house. Most people use their garage as a dumping ground for unwanted, broken, or “maybe I’ll need this in the future” items. Keeping this space clutter-free, this is a losing battle, but there comes a time when you have to clean it. Most people find that the garage is overflowing with an insane amount of cobwebs and junk, and cleaning it is an overwhelming thought. Organizing the messy garage and scheduling junk removal is made easier if you follow these simple tips:DeclutterSet aside a whole day. Start by getting everything out of the garage. Pile the items on your driveway and sort into a keep, sell, donate, or throw out piles. Don’t get caught up organizing the collection of things to keep. If there is a large number of items to throw out, call a reliable junk removal company to handle the trash.CleanEverything is out, and the garage is empty. Clean the garage top to bottom. Dust with a dry rag, then wipe surfaces with a dam…

All You Need to Know About Scrap Metal Recycling

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With an ever-increasing rate of pollution, the idea of sustainability is being preached all across the globe. It is essential to realize one’s responsibilities at an individual level and hence contribute towards minimizing waste and saving mother earth.When talking about waste reduction, recycling is one method available to each of us. Most of the time, we fail to realize that almost every item we use can be recycled. Metal recycling is one such impactful way to reduce waste.Sorting and disposing of waste metal scrap is a tedious task for households. However, rather than dumping metal in landfills, you can choose a better alternative. Take the metal to a recycler.
Recycling scrap metals is beneficial because:It is easier and cheaper to reuse metals than to extract virgin metal from the depleting ore depositsConsidering the time this task requires, recycling metal is highly efficient. Most metals can be recycled in 2-3 months. Steel and aluminum are the most recycled metals.For recycli…