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How You Can Celebrate Earth Day

Surprising Things You Can Recycle


How You Can Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day by learning about the surprising things in your home you can recycle.

Surprising Things You Can Recycle

  • Mattresses: 90% of the average mattress is made up of recyclable parts. The foam, cotton, and felt used in mattress padding is turned into carpet padding. Steel from metal springs and frames is melted and used as scrap metal. Wood is sent to a chipper to be turned into landscaping mulch.
  • Electronics: Electronic products like TVs contain chemicals. So, when simply dumped into a landfill, these chemicals are leaked out, polluting the water supply and air quality. Televisions contain a number of valuable recyclable materials. Some of these include copper, glass, and plastic.
  • Scrap metal: Some of the most commonly recycled metals include steel, copper, iron, lead, tin, aluminum, silver, and brass. It takes decades to decompose in a landfill. Recycling metal reduces the need for mining. Reusing recycled metals takes less energy than mining for the virgin ores needed to create new metal.
  • Appliances: If you can’t sell or donate your old appliance, recycling is the best alternative to tossing an old model into a landfill. Not only does it contain reusable metal, plastic, and glass, but it prevents the harmful chemicals appliances contain from leaching into the soil, atmosphere, and groundwater.
  • Couches: When you throw away a coach, it ends up in a landfill, adding to waste and leaching toxic substances. Your better option is to take it to a recycling facility where it can be taken apart and used for other products.

Call JDog Junk Removal & Hauling to Celebrate Earth Day

At JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, we pride ourselves in supporting the environment by donating and recycling 60% to 80% of the items we haul. When you call us, you can feel confident we will do everything we can to dispose of your junk properly and protect our planet. Call us today at 844-GET-JDOG for hassle-free, environmentally-friendly junk removal.