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Earth Day 2023: Making a Positive Impact

A 505-Junk truck in front of a beautiful ocean on Earth Day 2023.

As Earth Day 2023 approaches, it is important to reflect on the progress made in protecting the planet and acknowledge the work that still needs to be done. At 505-Junk, we are proud to celebrate our commitment to sustainable practices and responsible waste disposal. Our focus is on reducing waste, recycling materials, and promoting environmental awareness. Here are some of the ways we are making a difference for Earth Day 2023:

25 Million Pounds of Material Recycled to Date

Since the summer of 2011 when 505-Junk started, we have recycled over 25 million pounds of material, diverting it from landfills and reducing our impact on the environment. We believe that recycling is a key component of waste reduction and we comit to increasing our recycling efforts in the years to come.

Responsible Disposal

We recognize that junk removal can have a significant environmental impact, particularly when it comes to disposing of large items like furniture, appliances, and electronics. That’s why we prioritize responsible recycling and disposal practices to ensure that we divert as much waste as possible from landfills.

Earth Day 2023: A beautiful mountain scenery.

Electronics Recycling Program

Electronic waste is a growing concern, with more and more devices being discarded each year. At 505-Junk, we have an electronics recycling divison that allows customers to dispose of their old electronics safely and responsibly. We ensure that all electronics are recycled in an environmentally friendly way, reducing the impact of e-waste on the environment. Every day, our team sorts through thousands of pounds of electronics and categorizes them correctly for recycling purposes.

Tree Planting Referral Program

We are proud to offer a tree planting referral program, which allows our customers to make a positive impact on the environment while supporting our commitment to sustainability. For every referral we receive, we will plant 2 trees. Our referral program gives our customers an opportunity to make a positive impact on the planet. By referring friends, family members, or colleagues to 505-Junk, they can help to support reforestation efforts and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable future.

Free Clothing Donation

Furthermore, as part of our commitment to waste reduction, we offer free clothing donation pickup services to our customers. Our team members are able to take clothing for free during your junk removal pickup, allowing your reusable clothing to have another life. We partner with the Salvation Army of Canada to donate reusable clothing those in need. If we are unable to donate the clothing, they will recycle it as textiles.

Construction Site Diversion Tracking

Additionally, we offer construction site diversion tracking. This allows builders and contractors to track the waste they generate on their construction sites and ensure responsible disposal. This service helps to reduce waste and increase recycling efforts in the construction industry.

Earth Day 2023

At 505-Junk, we’re proud to be taking action to protect the environment and create a more sustainable future. We believe that every individual and business has a responsibility to do their part, and we comit to doing ours. This Earth Day, let’s all take a moment to reflect on the ways we can positively impact the planet. Commit to taking action to protect the environment for generations to come.