When it comes to your average residential junk removal service, you may not think that technology has much of an impact. To really consider how technology has affected junk removal, you must think about how technology has impacted waste management as a whole. Think back about 100 years ago. What did waste management look like at that time? All waste was sent to landfill; there was barely a concept of recycling. Technology has significantly increased the world’s capability to recycle various items. In turn, companies that provide a junk removal service in your local area can then process the items they pick up accordingly, rather than just dumping everything they pick up at a landfill site.
Two items that most people don’t know can be recycled are scrap metal and unwanted furniture. First, let’s discuss scrap metal. Anything made out of metal has value. In every major city in North America, you’ll find several metal processing facilities. These facilities readily accept any and all metal products from the general public. They also pay a good rate for your metal! They pay you to bring the metal to them because they process all metal received and sell it at an even higher price. So the next time you’re looking to get rid of something, inspect it closely, and if it’s made of metal, don’t pay someone to pick it up for you, just take it to your local metal processing facility and have them pay you!
Next, let’s discuss unwanted furniture. The average person will own many pieces of furniture over their lifetime. What do you do when you want to get rid of a piece? Maybe you’ve outgrown it and got something new, or you’re downsizing. Whatever the case is, one disposal option is putting it on the curb and calling your local municipality to come and pick it up. Or maybe you have several pieces and you’ll call a junk removal company, like Eco Junk Removal St. Catharines, which specializes in furniture removal services. Another option you may not be aware of is calling your local furniture donation center! Any large metropolitan area will have several furniture donation “banks”, like Niagara Furniture Bank. These kinds of furniture banks have the capability to accept furniture donations, and sometimes they’ll even be able to pick up your unwanted furniture for free! So instead of paying a junk removal service to pick up your furniture, the furniture bank will pick it up for free and you’ll be left with the peace of mind that your furniture will be going to someone who really needs it.
Lastly, junk removal companies can assist when it comes time to remove your old, unwanted technology. Have an old TV or microwave and you’re not sure how to get rid of it? You can check with your local municipality to see how to dispose of these items yourself, or you can call a junk removal company and they’ll take care of the heavy lifting for you. What about that massive, unslightly antenna mounted to the side of your house and/or your roof? If you want that gone, a local junk removal company might also be able to assist you with that. Not all junk removal companies offer this service, but I found it very interesting and useful that Eco Junk does mention an antenna removal service on their website. Good to know!