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Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Junk From Your Home 

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Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Junk From Your Home 

Your garage is full of things that you no longer need. Your old furniture is rotting in your backyard. Your wardrobe has clothes that you will never wear. Your garden is now dominated by weeds. 

It is time for you to get rid of all these unwanted items from your home. But before you do so, evaluate your disposing options. Instead of throwing everything together in a bin, why not sustainably dispose of them? 

How? Let’s find out.

  • Reuse 

You would have often heard about the three “Rs”- reduce, reuse, and recycle. While you have to adopt stringent steps to conquer the first “R”, let us tell you some easy ways to adopt the second “R”. 

Reusing what you already have is an effective way to manage your carbon footprint. Spend some time on the internet, and you will find a thousand ways to reuse the junk you already have in your home. 

You can reuse the glass jars, wine bottles, plastic containers, metal cases, papers, and many other things, for that matter. 

  • Recycle 

Go around your junk. You will find a hundred items that you can recycle and reuse. Segregate the recyclable items from the junk by checking the code rating. Most recyclable products are marked with a code rating to specify their biodegradability. 

You can use the old newspapers to create paper bags and gift wraps. Repaint your old furniture and use it in many ways. Recycle the old tin cans and milk cartons into bird feeders or planters. Make piggy banks for your kids using plastic water bottles. 

You can use the waste in numerous ways in craft projects. All you need is creativity and an urge for a sustainable lifestyle.

  • Donate 

Not everyone is as privileged as you are. The old furniture and electronic appliances lying in your junk can bring a broad smile to the lips of many. 

Give away all the recyclable and reusable junk in a charity or organize a backyard sale. You can also give away the clothes you no longer wear and the gadgets you no longer use. It is the most environment-friendly and humanitarian way of disposing of junk from your home. 

  • Hire a Professional Service 

If you can’t commit to the three “Rs” yourself, a professional service can help you out. Consider hiring a professional junk removal service to take care of all the junk. 

There are several benefits of hiring a professional service for junk removal. First and foremost, these services adopt the best practices in terms of sustainability. They know the right way of disposing of each item in the most eco-friendly way. Secondly, they are an expert in handling a large amount of waste generated through remodeling projects, moving houses, refurbishing offices, or downsizing. 

But before you hire any waste removal company, check their disposing methods. Go through the customer reviews to get the right account of their services and practices. 

  • Garden compost 

Apart from the junk accumulated over time in the garage or backyard, you produce a large amount of organic waste regularly. Peels and skins of fruits and vegetables, food-soiled papers, non-hazardous wood waste, and green waste are taken away by local garbage collectors. But we have an amazing sustainable idea to deal with this waste. 

How About composting?

All you need to do is set up a compost bin in your garden or backyard and collect all this organic waste. Within a few months, you will get compost for your garden. 


In times where climate change, shortage of natural resources, environmental pollution, and other such elements are a constant threat to our planet, even smaller steps like disposing of junk properly can go a long way in saving Earth. 

So, make sure you use these eco-friendly ways to dispose of junk from your home. 

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