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What is the process for junk disposal?

In our society, waste is compounded daily. People produce waste in numerous ways and in such extensive amounts that  smart waste management is critical. Read on to learn more about how best practices in junk disposal moves your junk to landfills, transfer stations, and resource recovery facilities.

Junk disposal is the collection process of throwing away all  types of commercial and residential junk. Only a handful of countries have rules and regulations regarding waste separation and junk disposal. According to studies, 60% of global waste is generated from households, and 40% of waste is generated from commercial sectors. 

Waste generated by human beings and commercial activities poses a threat to the environment and public health. As we understand the impact of the waste we generate on our planet, we can take measures to mitigate the damage. We can help by separating our recyclables. We can educate ourselves and learn about our responsibilities to reduce household waste. We must find sustainable ways to save the environment and recycle at every given opportunity. 

Maybe you’ve wondered where your garbage and recycling go once the garbage truck takes your waste each week. Most people don’t know what happens to their garbage after being collected by a junk removal company. The process of junk disposal involves moving garbage to landfills, transfer stations, and resource recovery facilities.    

Separating Trash and Recyclable Items 

Transfer stations are facilities where waste, recyclable items, and other items are sorted and collected. Separated items are then sent to a suitable destination (a resource recovery facility) or a landfill. Here is what the process might look like:

The Recycling Process

Tips for Conservation and Recycling

What is a Landfill? 

A landfill is an excavated hole where garbage is buried underground and is covered with soil to decompose. Some naturally existing methane gas and hazardous liquids known as leachate can be removed through this technique. Precautions must be taken while operating landfills to keep the waste from reaching and potentially contaminating groundwater. Landfills are the last option for the disposal of items that can’t be recycled or reused. 

Different Kinds of Landfills:

  1. Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSW) 

This is the most common type of landfill used to dispose of household items. Other non-hazardous wastes such as commercial waste, sludge, industrial solid waste, plastic packaging, glass and more may also be disposed here. 

  1. Industrial Waste Landfills 

These landfills consist of commercial and industrial waste that is disposed of separately. This institutional waste is generated by manufacturing or industrial processes. It consists of waste generated from cafeterias, dirt, concrete, scrap metals, oil, wood, trees, and more.   

  1. Hazardous Waste Landfills

Hazardous waste is disposed of in secure landfills because this type of waste can be a potential threat to public health if not handled properly. These landfills must provide 10 feet of separation between the lowest level of the landfill and the groundwater table.  

Stay Clean, Stay Green 

As North San Diego’s best-rated junk removal company, JDog Junk Removal in Encinitas aims to make you happy by handling your junk disposal in the most eco-friendly way possible. At JDog Junk Removal Encinitas, we always offer FREE estimates and our transparent JDog Junk Removal pricing before the start of every job, ensuring you have no unpleasant surprise charges or fees at the time of service. We offer service ranging from single item pick-up to a full trailer haulaway of your junk. JDog Junk Removal pricing is based on volume, so call for a free, transparent pricing estimate today.

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