Trash or treasure? 1-800-GOT-JUNK? tells Fox News how to tell the difference
The average American generates four pounds of trash a day. How do you determine what's trash and what's treasure? 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Mobile Franchise Partner Trey Bennett gave Fox10 TV News some tips on how to reduce trash going to the landfill by separating true junk from re-usable and donatable treasures.
Trey's tips included:
- Metal, plastic, and paper can all be recycled - these types of items should never go to the landfill.
- Working appliances are always in demand - they should be donated instead of going to the landfill.
- Broken appliances are almost always recyclable. These should not be thrown out, but recycled instead.
- The most important items to keep out of landfills are TVs and other electronics. TVs contain lead, mercury and other heavy metals that can contaminate our water supply.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? always donates when possible to reduce the amount of trash going to the landfill. We take recycling very seriously and do our part to protect the planet.
Mobile's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team on WKRG
Mobile's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team landed a story on WKRG shortly after opening our junk removal franchise. Chad Petri heard of our recycling efforts, and did a news piece on us and our business. Click here to read more.
Mobile's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Team Lends a Helping Hand
Tiffany Craig had been documenting the plight of a Semmes man under court order to remove junk from his property. Our Mobile 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise aided in the effort, which was filmed by a crew making a show for a national network. This story also aired on WKRG. Read more.