We had a customer give us a call to remove some items from the garage in Fairfax and donate them. Our guys showed up and sorted through the items to be donated and the other to be taken to the trash. Getting our early morning started with donations to help the ones in need.
Here at Git Rid Of It we believe in using our resources and allowing ourselves to reduce, reuse and recycle in order to help our environment. Not everything that we come across is considered junk or trash it is able to be given to ones in need or taken to a recycling station. If you are able to follow the three R’s then you will have less clutter, more organization, and most importantly less trash.
REDUCE the amount of waste produced in your household to help the environment. The other two R’s will help you learn how to reduce.
Reuse to avoid throwing everything away in the trash. For example:
- Use a gallon milk jug to water garden plants without standing there with a hose: Poke small holes in the bottom of the jug and bury it; fill with water for slow and steady irrigation.
- Make a bird feeder out of a 2liter plastic bottle.
- Don’t forget the old trick of using newspaper instead of paper towels to clean windows.
- Torn and crumpled toilet paper tubes also make fine packing material.
- Empty pill bottles need not head to the landfill when they can declutter your junk drawer, tool box, sewing kit, and so forth; they love to contain little things.
- Clothes, toys and furniture can be donated instead of thrown away. Many other people can reuse an are in need of such items.
Recycle is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, and cardboard, metal, plastic, tires, textiles, and electronics.
- Metals account for the fourth largest percentage of our rubbish. Along with beer and soft drink cans, you can recycle “tin cans.”
- Purchase products produced from recycled material. Look for the “recycled” symbol.
- All kinds of glass containers—heavy or light—can be recycled. In addition, glass can be recycled and reused an indefinite number of times.
- Reduce the number of paper and plastic bags your family uses by carrying reusable tote bags to grocery and department stores. Minimize use of paper towels, paper plates, and napkins. Invest in cloth napkins for everyday use, and choose reusable cloths, towels, and plates, rather than paper “throwaways.”
Hello all! We wanted to share with you a chart that may help you get an idea of what will fit into the junk removal truck we send. We charge by the portion of the truck used, and that is all you pay for! The dump fees, labor, crew members, tools, and everything else is included, as you will see in the image. Plus, make a note of a key factor that many people miss. Our trucks are 16ft long, and 6ft high. A very well known competitor is running 10ft long trucks, that are 5ft high. So the truck is smaller…quite a bit smaller. On top of the smaller size, they charge considerably more per quarter truck. So they charge more per quarter truck, and on top of that the truck is much smaller. That does not add up to savings for you I’m afraid. If you want real value during your junk removal experience, give Git Rid Of It a try. Whether this is your first time trying us, or you’re one of our friends who uses us often, we thought this might help by having something to reference. Keep in mind what you see in the images are examples, and they are approximate, but it’s definitely right about on target!
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