6 Surprising Benefits of Recycling and Trash Pickup ServiceFebruary 20, 2021
If you hire JRM Hauling & Recycling for recycling pickup service, residential trash pickup, commercial recycling, or commercial trash service, you’re not only paying for collection. What happens after your containers are delivered, filled, and hauled away? Let’s look deeper.
The volume of waste in the US alone is mind-blowing, and we are responsible for 12% of all of the world’s trash. On average, every American creates 250 pounds of waste each year. Altogether, that’s enough to fill more than 820,000 Olympic swimming pools! Last year, the recycling industry was able to shrink the total waste volume by 16%. JRM is part of that mission.
Commercial and residential trash pickup companies do more than just collect and remove waste. We play an important role in helping local businesses and residents safeguard the future of our planet. Here are six surprising benefits of JRM’s trash and recycling pickup services, from local parks to global gains:
1. Increase Company and Community Pride
Organized routes, timely pickup, and adequate waste containers keep trash out of public view. Communities that look and smell clean with well-maintained sanitation have higher property values and more positive buy-in from residents.
2. Keep Residents and Employees Healthy
Did you know that trash cans and dumpsters are breeding grounds for mosquitos, ticks, and fleas? By hauling trash regularly and keeping bins clean, we play an integral role in controlling vector-borne diseases, including malaria, Lyme disease, and the West Nile Virus.
3. Shrink C&D Waste Volume with Recycling
According to the EPA, waste from the construction and demolition (C&D) industry doubled the amount of municipal trash in 2018. We work with state-of-the-art recycling facilities to reuse, recycle, and recover C&D material so that it’s kept out of the waste stream.
4. Control Leaking Toxins – No Landfills!
Almost all solid waste leaks toxins when it breaks down and that leachate liquid can pollute the soil and groundwater. Recycling pickup services remove the most dangerous items, including electronic appliances, and keep toxic waste out of landfills. We follow strict guidelines from MassDEP and work with recycling facilities to ensure that every single item is disposed of properly.
5. Protect Our Waterways
8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. Some of this comes from illegal dumping at sea, but we’re also responsible at the local level. Well-maintained hauling trucks and sealed waste containers prevent the trash from entering our waterways.
6. Create Sustainable, Recycled Energy
Waste-to-energy recycling puts garbage to good use. We work with state-of-the-art facilities that incinerate non-hazardous waste that can’t be recycled and would otherwise be dumped in a landfill. Instead, the trash is burned to create electricity and steam for continuous power.
At JRM Hauling and Recycling, we’re committed to maximizing these six benefits with an eco-friendly focus on hauling, and recycling services.
Searching for ‘residential trash pickup near me’ or ‘recycling services near me? Call our office at 978-536-2500 for more information about New England’s most comprehensive recycling pickup service. We are proud to serve both residential and commercial customers.