So basically you’re in the business of moving things people don’t want from one place to another.
The key to making sure you don’t pollute the environment any more than you have to is to be contentious of the place you haul junk to.
For example, as a junk removal Houston company you probably pick up an old mattress from a customer and haul it off to the landfill.
Not a good idea.
Or you might pick up an old washer and dryer and haul it off to the junk yard.
Again, not good for mother earth.
So where should you take that old mattress? Who should you hand off those old household appliances to?
Well, for starters, one mans junk is another mans treasure.
What that means is maybe you should see if there are any companies that could use that junk for parts or materials in the products they sell.
Maybe there’s a charity that’ll take it and clean it up and give it to the less fortunate.
I know a guy that would fix those old washer and dryers and rent them out and make residual income from junk.
The skies the limit when you think about all the possibilities besides the landfill.
So the next time you’re out and about and hauling some junk, think about the things you’re hauling.
Are they recyclable?
Are they recoverable?
Are they donatable?
Are they sellable?
Once you figure that out, devise a plan on how you’re going to rid yourself of your new found junk.
Who should you contact?
What sort of information will they need from you about the junk?
Where do they want you to take the junk if they end up wanting it?
Do they know anyone or have any other contacts that do what they do?
Build up your list of drop off sites.
And if all that fails, then take what’s left to the landfill.
The point is to try not to do that as much as you can.
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