12 May 2015
It happens to everyone. You get to the point where you have collected so much stuff in your “no longer use/need” pile that you decide it’s time to high tail it all outta there. You start to go through your items to decide what you may want to sell, what is just plain trash and what to donate. But there is another category that is often overlooked and that is “what is recyclable.” Below are 5 things in your junk pile that are recyclable instead of dump worthy.
5 Things in Your Junk Pile that are Recyclable
Glass may seem like an obvious one, but many times people don’t pay attention how many items made out of the glass they actually have and then if it’s something that is old or cracked/chipped/broken they know it can’t be sold or donated so they decide to simply toss it. But instead, remember items such as vases, glass from picture frames, saved wine bottles or drink ware should be recycled instead!
There are centers that will recycle any kind of electronics or appliances – even curling irons! Here at Fire Dawgs we have relationships with centers like these and will happily take your items to be recycled by them. Computers and even your old, half broken holiday lights will be taken and recycled!
Mattresses are practically impossible to resell for obvious hygienic reasons and so many people are left wondering what to do with after their lifespan is done. While it may seem that a mattress contains too many different materials to be recycled, there are centers that have special saws to dismember your mattress and separate the wood, metal, foam and cloth to be recycled.
But why would you ever get rid of your 3rd place trophy for 5th grade basketball? While trophies and medals are cool as a kid, most people don’t showcase them around the house once they are older and so instead they end up in a box somewhere for decade after decade. So instead of taking up storage space – or landfill space – be happy to know that they instead can be recycled! Centers break them down by melting them and or reusing them for new trophies.
5. Carpet & Rugs
Stains, rips, pet hair – doesn’t matter! Recycling centers will happily take your old carpet and rugs off your hands to be recycled. Since items like this can be cumbersome to move and transport give Fire Dawgs a call and we are happy to do the heavy labor for you!
Hopefully these 5 things in your junk pile that are recyclable offered new insight into what can be recycled. The great news is when hiring a junk hauling company, like Fire Dawgs, is you don’t even need to know what can be recycled or not because we’ll happily do the sorting for you. We will dump what needs to be dump, donate what can be donated and recycle what can be recycled.
If you have any further questions please give us a call at 317-291-DAWG or visit our contact page here. If you prefer a more DIY approach you may be interested in our brother company, Dumpster Dawgs, who will also sort and recycle your items.