Did you know that not all waste is created equal? Certain types of waste require special handling to prevent harm to humans, animals, and the environment. According to the EPA, each person in the US produces an average of four pounds of household hazardous waste each year. With our current population, that would be a total of 530,000 tons of hazardous waste a year! However, most of this waste – an average of 20 pounds of hazardous waste per household – accumulates and remains in the house until the residents relocate or require junk removal services for an extensive cleanout. Junk Angel has seen this many times when providing our junk removal services in Orlando.
Luckily, most waste such as electronics, plastics and paint can be reused when they are properly handled and recycled. Special equipment, tools, and disposal methods are to be used by junk removal services. If handled improperly, consequences could result from mishandled wastes.
Electronics and other wastes that contain harmful materials can seep into the groundwater and into our drinking water and food. The effects can be extremely harmful to our health and to the environment. According the EPA, some common potential household hazardous wastes include:
- Household polishers and cleaners
- Lighter fluids
- Nail polish and removers
- Used oil and oil filters
Protecting the environment is important, and knowing the proper methods of junk removal is one of the first steps. Junk Angel provides junk removal services in Orlando for jobs that are never too big or too small. Whether you are a commercial business or residential home, we clear the clutter for you and take care of every step of the process from pick up to disposal. Call us today at 1-888-80ANGEL and learn more about our junk removal services.