You may have heard that using proper junk removal services is good for the environment, and it’s true. However, we’d like to take this a step further by detailing the environmental benefits of hiring experienced junk removal companies.
From cleaner air to a more beautiful landscape, here are some of the ways that cleaning up junk can be good for the Earth (and its inhabitants.)
Less Material Ends Up In Landfills
This is a huge benefit of junk removal in Toronto. That’s because a good portion of recyclable materials left at the curb in the city still end up in a landfill, due to contamination.
For example, even though you have sorted different types of plastic, it doesn’t mean they can all be processed at a recycling plant. The same thing applies if organic waste is added to the mix, which can be collected separately by junk removal services. The result is that much of the material you thought would be re-used is ending up in a dump that releases harmful emissions as well as contaminating groundwater.
If the items collected can be recycled in any way (or even donated), junk companies will ensure they will be.
Less Burning of Harmful Chemicals
There are many substances in plastics that can cause harm if burned/incinerated instead of properly processed. For example, smoke from plastics can contain lead and mercury, both to have negative impacts on health and the environment.
Appliances that are dumped can emit polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which studies suggest is linked to cancer risk. It has also lead to respiratory illnesses.
By letting junk removal companies deal with your junk, they will ensure it ends up in the right place to be processed safely.
Recovered Resources from E-Waste
Did you know your electronic devices contain precious, non-renewable resources such as gold and copper?
Recent research found that 43% of Canadian households have e-waste to get rid of, and while most of it goes to the right place, a lot of it does not. That not only means adding to landfill, but also increasing the need to mine more resources.
Junk removal in Toronto can deal with all types of electronic waste, ranging from computers to commercial photocopiers. Any renewable materials contained inside will be used for new products.
A Cleaner, Safer Landscape
Garbage lying around your property is not good for anyone. Animals can eat it, making them sick – or worse. Illegally dumped trash can decay and emit harmful gases, while also attracting pests that carry diseases.
It’s best for everyone from a health perspective if unwanted items are handled by junk removal services that can economically haul them for recycling or re-use.