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Common Household Items That Can Be Recycled

The benefits of recycling for both human health and environment have long been established. There are many reasons why there is a lot of emphasis on recycling, lately. It not only helps to reduce landfills and the emission of green houses gases, but it also requires fewer resources than other ways of junk removal.

It may come as a surprise to many, but according to experts, around 90% of the junk items that are dumped in landfills can be recycled.

Want to know what are the common recyclable items found in every house?

Here you go:

1. Ink Cartridges

Ink cartridges should never go into the trash because most of the cartridges contain toxic materials. There are some stores that accept old cartridges for recycling. If this is not an option for you, contact a junk removal service in your area and ask if they offer ink cartridge recycling.

2. Batteries

We all know that batteries contain toxic elements, which can greatly contribute to environmental pollution. When dumped in landfills, batteries start to leak and eventually break releasing the toxic chemicals into the earth.

The batteries that are commonly used in many household items can easily be recycled, so make sure you do not throw them away in trash ever again.

3. Old Televisions and Computers

Most of the American households have televisions and computers, or at least the first one. As they get old and/or damaged, we throw them in the garbage and buy new ones. But, have you ever considered how damaging this practice is for our environment?

The materials and chemicals used in the manufacturing of these electronic devices not only pollute the soil, but also the air. Since they use heavy metals, such as lead, they take a very long time to breakdown and dissolve naturally.

Fluorescent light bulbs, CDs and DVDs, wires and chords, carpets, and mattresses are some more household items that can easily be recycled.

Almost every reputable junk removal company now offers recycling services. However, make sure to check with your local service provider and ask what items they accept before starting to collect all your garbage in the recycle bins.

Looking for a Junk Removal Company in Scottsdale, AZ?

Call Happy Junk Removal and get both the recyclable and non-recyclable junk picked up from your doorstep. We are experts; we not only have the right recycling equipment, but also know the right ways to dispose-off other waste items, including the hazardous ones.


It may come as a surprise to many, but according to experts, around 90% of the junk items that are dumped in landfills can be recycled.

The article lists some of the common recyclable items found in every house.