The most obvious advantage of recycling is the significant reduction of garbage which finds its way into landfills. Many garbage removal companies send your junk straight to the local landfill without considering the various ways your materials might be reused or redistributed and it’s this unfortunate lack of attention that can mean big consequences for the ecosystem.
Landfills are a short term solution to a long term problem and although they can be a convenient dropping point for many removal companies, they have a limited amount of space and with it, a limited lifespan. When landfills reach their peak capacity a new one must be built and the cycle begins anew. What happens though when a new and viable location cannot be found?
Landfills are lined with clay and plastic and layered with soil, all of which keeps out sunlight, moisture, and oxygen – three things that are vital to the decomposition process of different materials. When these materials aren’t able to degrade, they become mummified and the break down process comes to a halt.
The following are the breakdown times for some items that could easily be recycled instead of ending up in a landfill:
With our customers and community in mind, Load of Rubbish commits to following a strict environmental policy that goes above and beyond Ontario’s waste management laws. When we remove rubbish from your home or estate, we do our best to recycle the items to new homes. We also donate all reusable items to our community partners like Habitat for Humanity or the Salvation Army so that your trash can become another person’s treasure.
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