Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Avoiding the Ottawa landfill is easy, with Capital Junk!

If you are like most people, you do not know much about what happens to all the junk that you put out at the roadside to be hauled away, each week. Sure, you walk it out to the curb, a large truck hauls it away, and you bring your garbage can back in. But there is more to it than that, and it can be a big problem, considering that the area produces around 212,000 tonnes of residential waste each year that is sent to landfills.

Because of this, it is important for people to practice what is called “waste diversion,” which is the process of minimizing the amount of waste that is sent to a landfill. One way to do that is through recycling. During 2005 alone, the Ottawa recycling program sold more than 66,000 tonnes of recyclables, amounting to around $7.9 million.

The more items that can be recycled, the better for the planet and the city’s waste removal budget. After all, in 2004, putting trash into landfills cost the area nearly $19 million. So what can you do to help with waste diversion, beyond your curbside recycling program? A lot!

Many larger items that people routinely set out as trash can actually be recycled. These items, such as appliances, furniture, old computers, and even scrap metal, can all be picked up by Capital Junk. We make every effort to get items recycled, and we make the entire process easy for you. So the next time you need to get rid of junk and clutter, or need waste hauling, give us a call.

Calling us for a junk pickup is the next smart step toward keeping things out of the landfill and getting them recycled. We specialize in helping residential and commercial clients with cleanup waste, basement cleanups, curbside appliance pickup services, and more.

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