It’s Not Junk Anymore

At a recent job, I had the pleasure of helping a man sort through the contents of his home. His children were grown and had moved away and his wife had recently passed on. It was time to downsize.

It used to be that you sorted things into 3 basic piles

  • Keep
  • Donate/give to friends
  • Junk

But, times have changed. With the growing concern for the environment have come more and more regulations about how people dispose of unwanted items. These days those 3 piles have morphed into: 

  • Keep
  • Donate/give to friends/sell
  • Plastic recycling
  • Metal Recycling
  • Electronics
  • Small appliances
  • Glass
  • Mattresses
  • Refundable bottles and cans
  • Light bulbs
  • Mixed paper/cardboard/newsprint/shredding
  • Chemicals/paint
  • Organics/yard trimmings
  • Construction
  • Untreated wood
  • Tires
  • Junk

After you have sorted everything into the appropriate categories you need to find out where to take each item or hire a company that will ensure the items are disposed of correctly. At Lara Transport Services we can sort through your unwanted items and dispose of them according to current regulations.

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