Spring Cleaning and what to do with your Unwanted Junk?
People produce a lot of garbage. In 2009, the Conference Board of Canada reported that 777 kilograms of garbage were produced per citizen in Canada in 2009. That was about 200 kilograms more than the garbage produced by the average person in seventeen other countries. Managing waste disposal in Canada is, therefore, crucial to control the amount of waste produced. Junk removal companies have increased in popularity over the past few years. These companies offer feasible solutions to the removal of large waste material faced by the average home and business owner. Trashking is one such company that offers state of the art bin rental and junk removal services. We get rid of those large items that are not so easy to discard. These items include furniture, appliances, electronics, tires, construction debris and yard waste.
Flipping homes has become a popular income generating trend. As such, there has been an increase in the amount of large item junk that needs to be disposed of. Home and business owners have two options. They can hire a junk removal company, such as Trashking, or carry out the junk removal process on their own. The former option takes the stress of the process off the home or business owner. However, the latter option may prove to be more cost effective. If you choose to do the junk removal yourself, here are some tips that you should follow to ensure a smooth process:
Tip #1: Identify a Transfer station that Is Close to Our Area A transfer station temporarily houses waste for collection by larger waste collection vehicles. There are two main transfer stations in Vancouver: the Vancouver South Transfer Station and the Vancouver Landfill. You can find a list of transfer stations at the following websites:
Tip #2: Know the Garbage Schedule in Your Area
You may not have enough junk to warrant visiting a transfer station. It is, therefore, important for you to know the garbage pickup schedule in your area. Enter your street address at this website http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/garbage-and-recycling-collection-schedules.aspx to find your local garbage pickup schedule. Even if you don’t have any large items to dispose of, it is always good to know your local garbage pickup schedule. This knowledge can help you keep a clean environment that discourages rodents.
Tip #3: Know Your District’s Curbside Disposal Policies
Various Canadian districts have different curbside disposal policies. Most districts require that you sort your recyclables, glass and paper waste into separate containers. Most districts also require you to place your organic waste into green bins to facilitate organic recycling. Visit this website http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/what-food-scraps-and-yard-waste-go-in-green-bins.aspx to view the items that are considered organic matter.
Tip #4: Take Recycling Seriously
According to the Recycling Council of British Columbia, “recycling all of your home’s waste newsprint, cardboard, glass, and metal can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 400kg a year.” The depletion of the ozone layer is mainly due to negative human practices. The more garbage we produce is the more burning that has to be done at landfills. Landfills produce high levels of methane which is much more powerful than carbon dioxide. Recycling is a big deal and can truly save the environment.
Take your waste disposal seriously. Proper waste management can help Vancouver continue to be one of the most beautiful coastal seaport cities in the world.