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6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

When you think of recycling, you probably picture aluminum cans, milk cartons, cardboard boxes, and computer paper. But it is so much more than that. If Americans knew about all the products that could be recycled, we could save tens of thousands of pounds of solid waste from ever entering our landfills.

Take these six items for example, which can all be recycled:

  • Running shoes. Is it time for your shoes to kick the curb? Don’t throw them away! Most running shoes can be broken down and remade into running tracks, playground flooring, and you guessed it – new shoes.

  • Cosmetics. Maybe your lipstick can’t be recycled, but the tube it comes in can be. Many makeup manufacturers even offer their own recycling programs.

  • Cell phones. Many people get new cell phones every two years, which eventually leads to a small (or large) collection of old devices. Recycle your old phones instead of letting them collect dust in your house.

  • Crayons. Don’t think crayons make a significant impact in our landfills? Consider the fact that more than 100,000 pounds of them are produced every single day.

  • Holiday decorations. Your holiday lights and fake Christmas tree are both made out of recyclable materials, meaning they don’t have to be thrown away.

  • Motor oil. If you get your oil changed at an auto shop, chances are the old oil is already being recycled. But for you DIYers, take the time to drop off your used oil at a local recycling center.

Looking for more household items to give a second life? Check out this list of recyclable products from Mother Nature Network.

866 We Junk It is fully committed to the health of our environment. When you hire us for your junk removal needs, you can rest assured knowing that all salvageable items are donated or recycled. Visit our website to learn more or call us for a free quote at 866-935-8654.

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Why You Should Choose 1-866-We-Junk-It for All of Your Junk Removal Needs

Have a heavy-duty cleaning project that could use an extra hand? There are many professional junk removal services that would be happy to help, but if you live on Long Island, there is only one right choice: 1-866-We-Junk-It.

Here are four reasons to choose us for all of your junk removal needs…

Same-Day Services

Got a last-minute project or emergency cleanup that you need to get done? No worries – 866 We Junk It provides same day junk removal services to homes and businesses across Long Island and New York City.

Fully Licensed & Insured

When the jobsite is at your home, you want to know that you are protected against all potential accidents. If an uninsured company is removing a large piece of furniture from your basement and one of their workers slips and falls down the stairs, you could be held personally liable. Luckily for you, 866 We Junk It is fully insured, giving you the peace of mind that you deserve.

Your Junk Won’t Go to Waste

Just because something is junk to you, it doesn’t mean that it is junk to everybody else. We look to give everything we haul away a second life, whether that means recycling it or donating to someone in need. The only items that get thrown away are that which have no other use.

A Great Job At a Great Price

The bottom line is that 866-We-Junk-It provides excellent service at a price that can’t be beaten. With more than 20 years of experience serving Long Island and New York, don’t trust anyone else for your junk removal needs.

If you live in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, or the Bronx, contact 866 We Junk It today. You can request a quote online, or give us a call at 866-935-8654.

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How to Properly Dispose of Your Medicine

We have
a lot of medicine in our homes. Medicine for headaches, fevers,
coughs, colds, stomach aches, allergies, and more. Just like anything
else, this medicine comes with an expiration date. It is important to
know how to properly dispose of your old medication in order to avoid
potential contamination and poisoning.

not to do

  • Flush it down the
    the medicine’s instructions specifically call for it to be flushed,
    don’t do it. This could pollute your drinking water, as treatment
    stations aren’t very effective at removing these types of chemicals.

  • Throw it straight
    into the garbage.
    are asking for trouble if you take your medicine out of the bottle
    and throw it straight into the garbage. Pets and small children are
    very curious, and could potentially get their hands (or paws) on
    them. People have also been known to rummage through garbage cans
    intentionally searching for medicine.

to properly dispose of your medicine

  • Find a local
    takeback pharmacy.
    of facilities exist around the country that will take back your
    unused medicine. Find one near you by clicking here. If you can’t
    find one close you, contact your local law enforcement or the DEA to
    find out about any upcoming takeback programs in your area.
  • If there are no
    medicine recycling centers around you…
    can throw your medicine away, but do it safely. Combine the medicine
    with an undesirable substance (such as coffee grounds or kitty
    litter) and seal them in a plastic bag. This helps prevents children
    and animals from poisoning themselves.
pros at 866 We Junk It are experts at all forms of junk removal. We
have helped Long Island and New York City businesses and residents
with all of their junk removal needs for over 20 years. If you are in
need of a dumpster rental, demolition, or clean out services, visit our website or give us a call at (866) 935-8654.
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Let 866-We-Junk-It Give You A Hand With Your Spring Cleaning!

that time of the year again. Spring is around the corner, and
homeowners are putting the finishing touches on their spring cleaning
cleaning can include a variety of tasks, but many people have one
common item on their lists: de-cluttering their homes and getting rid
of their old junk. Basements, attics, garages, and sheds tend to
accumulate all of our unused stuff, and before you know it there is a
mountain of garbage.
heavy appliances, old furniture, and seemingly endless pile of boxes
can be overwhelming – that’s where we come in.
of New York City and Long Island can call on the help of 866 We Junk It to assist them with all of their spring cleaning needs. Our team
of professional junk removers are more than happy to give you an
extra hand removing heavy items or cleaning out the messy areas in
your home. We even provide demolition services for structures such as
old decks, pools, sheds, patios, and garages.
More of
the DIY type? We can still help! We offer rental dumpsters in sizes
of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 cubic yards. No matter what your project is
– from cleaning out a small shed to remodeling your enitre home –
we have a container size to meet your needs. Enjoy the convenience of
throwing your junk in our dumpster and letting us take care of the
matter what service you choose, you can rest assured knowing that
your waste will properly be disposed of. 866 We Junk It donates
salvageable items, and recycles any products which can be given a
second life. The only things we throw away is that which has no other
possible use.
We even
offer same-day services for last-minute projects in the New York City
and Long Island area! Ready to get started? Visit the 866 We Junk It website for a free quote, or give us a call at 866-935-8654.