How Much Junk Haulers Get Paid: Average Weekly Wage USA
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by Adam
4M ago
Ever wonder how much a junk hauler earns in the United States? With tens of thousands of junk removal companies operating from Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between, there’s simply no one-size-fits-all answer, but we’ve gathered the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to give an impression of how much they generally earn. We’ve already covered in great detail how much junk removal costs in the United States, but given that labor is perhaps one of the biggest expenses that any junk removal business (and indeed, most businesses) must account for, the expected wages can wor ..read more
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Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Junk
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by Adam
5M ago
When it comes to natural resources, we only have one Earth. Yet, in the United States, we generate 300 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) yearly, which is equal to around 5 pounds per person per day. According to recent EPA data, up to 32% of this waste gets recycled. But that still leaves over 140 million tons ending up in landfills, with significant environmental impacts. The good news is this amount has stayed steady since 1990 despite population growth. Still, we can do better to reduce our solid waste. Rethinking our recycling habits: what we can do better For many diligent recy ..read more
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How to Get Rid of an Old Mattress
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by Adam
1y ago
A good, comfy mattress is great to have for all sorts of reasons, especially if you’re getting a good eight hours’ worth of quality sleep every night. What about a ratty old mattress? Not so much. When it’s time to get rid of an old mattress and to upgrade to a cozy new mattress, you ought to be excited for your new investment, and rightfully so. But whatever will you do with your old one? Getting rid of an old mattress can be a challenge for many different reasons, but there are affordable, environmentally friendly ways to get rid of your mattress. Read on to learn more about how to get rid o ..read more
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The Difference Between Trash and Junk Removal Services
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by Adam
1y ago
Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter in the United States, you probably know how, when, and where to get rid of ordinary household garbage. Food scraps, plastic packaging, and all other sorts of ordinary trash are collected by the curbside every week by either city sanitation workers or a privately contracted waste management company, depending on your city and county. But what about other types of junk, like a ratty old sofa or a pile of construction debris from your latest kitchen renovation project? Chances are, your weekly municipal garbage collection worker won’t touch these items, so h ..read more
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Recycling Codes And What They Mean
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by Adam
1y ago
Ever wonder where all of that plastic, glass and paper end up once they’ve been collected from the curb? You might be inclined to think it all goes to a recycling facility, subsequently being reused as materials for park benches or packaging for parcels. The reality is that while much of your everyday recycling does end up getting recycled, most of it does not. There are many reasons why recycling is not as efficient in reality as many would have you believe, but one such reason is that not all glass, plastic and paper are made equally. It’s helpful to us in our everyday language to refer to a ..read more
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How Junk Haulers Dispose of Unwanted Junk
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by Adam
1y ago
Ever wonder where all of that junk goes after it’s been hauled away from your property in a trailer? Junk haulers have a lot of different ways to get rid of junk, so if you’re considering the environmental impact of junk removal services, it’s a perfectly fair question to be asking. While it’s impractical to list the waste streams of every individual junk hauler in the United States, we can look at the national picture to see where waste generally ends up as well as the incentives in place for junk haulers to choose landfill diversion and more eco-friendly practices. Where does waste end up ..read more
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How to Dispose of Toxic Waste Safely
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by Adam
1y ago
Toxic and hazardous waste may not be common in many households, but the proper disposal of any such waste should always include an abundance of caution. What is toxic waste and what is hazardous waste? How can you identify it in your home or business and how can you dispose of it safely? What is hazardous waste? Hazardous waste is defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “…waste with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human health or the environment.” This definition can include a wide variety of solid waste types, so it’s worth digging in ..read more
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Top Tips to Declutter Your Home This Holiday Season
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by Adam
1y ago
With the Christmas holiday season just around the corner, why not take advantage of the opportunity to declutter your home? Chances are, you’ve already gone through your storage for all of those bright lights and perhaps a Christmas tree (unless you like to buy real ones, of course). Spending time with friends and/or family is one of the great joys of the holiday season, so welcome guests to your clutter-free home this year with these five top tips: 1. Make a list, check it twice Santa Claus isn’t the only one that’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice this year. Take some time to make a lis ..read more
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Moving Out of State
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by Adam
1y ago
Migration to and from different states is on the rise in 2022, and that means a lot of properties being left behind for newer opportunities elsewhere. Moving homes can be exciting for many reasons, especially if you’re leaving the state for better job opportunities, to live in a safer community, to be closer to family, or whatever other reason you might have. It also means having to sift through all of the junk in your current home so that you leave nothing of value behind. This article will look at the scale of migration within the US in the past couple of years as well as how to de-clutter y ..read more
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10 Reasons to AVOID a Junk Removal Franchise
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by Adam
1y ago
Need quick and affordable junk removal for your property? Before picking up the phone to call a nearby junk hauler, hold your horses a moment. You work hard for your money and you probably value your time, so make sure you choose a junk hauler that’s dependable and affordable. Local, genuine junk haulers will be able to get the job done, often at far lower prices and with better service than many of the big national corporate junk hauler franchises. If you’re trying to find a reputable junk hauler near you, try to avoid calling a franchised junk hauler for these ten reasons: 1. You end up pay ..read more
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