Is it clean-up time? Hold on! There are types of recyclable waste that are turned into something new or disposed of in a recycling center. In this blog, you will learn more about what types of waste can be recycled and how we can help you recycle certain items.

Household Waste

Getting rid of junk around the house? There are a lot of household items that can be recycled. Some paper items include magazines, newspapers, and junk mail. Instead of tossing these out, find a recycling center that disposes of recycled materials. 

Recycling centers will accept certain household items depending on the type of material you have. 

These include: 

  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Juice and milk cartons
  • Hard plastic bottles
  • Steel and aluminum cans 

Don’t toss out paper bags or cardboard boxes just yet; you can reuse these as storage boxes or to store junk items until you can dispose of them (or until the junk removal company gets there!). Food waste and liquid waste won’t be accepted at these centers, however, but most food waste can be turned into compost to enrich your soil. 

These include:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Nuts and grains
  • Leftovers
  • Coffee and tea bags
  • Eggshells

Yard Waste

Cleaning out your yard? Unlike most waste, the type of material you will find in your yard is biodegradable, which means it will easily compost. You can therefore turn grass, bark, and leaves into mulch for your soil. The raw material will help your soil retain moisture and keep those pesky weeds from popping through. 

If you have any leftover yard waste you don’t want to keep around, try dropping it off at your local yard waste recycling service. Call ahead to confirm, as some centers may not accept invasive plants or plants. If your garden or street has experienced a fungi or parasite infestation, they may not accept your yard waste either. If you don’t have a yard waste recycling service available, contact a local junk removal team to quickly get rid of yard waste.

Construction Waste

Need to get rid of building material? The recycling process can be difficult as these items are quite large. The best way to recycle construction waste is to incorporate it into your new building design, where possible. Windows, doors, and roofing can be used in new buildings. Appliances and fixtures can be donated to someone who needs them. Even metals can be smelted or used for new projects. 

Not all recycling centers will accept construction waste as it requires quite an expensive recycling process. If you have large items, you can call your local recycling center to see if they will accept these items for recycling. If not, contact a junk removal team to help you transport these items to a landfill or rent a dumpster which they will collect so you don’t have to do the heavy lifting.

Electrical Waste

The recycling industry often labels electrical waste, such as old batteries and phones, as hazardous waste. Hazardous waste cannot be disposed of in your regular dumpster or by a junk removal or collection service, so you’ll have to make alternative arrangements to dispose of these items. 

Contact your local recycling center to check if they can dispose of electrical waste safely for you. Some suburbs have specific eWaste centers for old phones, laptop batteries, and plugs. Check your local directory to find out if there are any near you.

Hire A Junk Removal Company For Waste Removal

Junk Boss can help you recycle certain items, such as large stainless steel pieces or appliances. If you have trouble disposing of items that cannot be recycled or donated, we can help you clean them out and take them to a landfill. We also have dumpster rentals available if you prefer to do the cleanup yourself, but with our affordable services, why not let us handle the entire junk removal process for you?

Contact our team for more information on the types of recyclable waste we accept!