Junk It always strives to reuse and recycle as much of our clients’ junk as possible. We take pride in the fact that we are able to recycle 60% of the material we pick up on average. But we don’t just take the appliances, carpeting, electronics and furniture we pick up to recycling centres. We always take whatever we can to not-for-profit organizations as well.
They say that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and this statement is often true. Sometimes people throw away perfectly good items that can easily be reused. A family that gets a new couch may decide to part with the old one. A white dishwasher may not match with the new silver appliances in the kitchen, so it’s given to us. Some families end up moving across the country and they have us pick up almost everything they own! In these cases, and many other cases, we donate whatever we can to charity.
Here is a bit of detail on a few of the organizations we donate goods to:
Goodwill provides employment placement services, job training programs and other community-based programs for people that require them. Clothing and other household goods donated to Goodwill are sold in retail stores across North America. Goodwill generally accepts clothing and consumer electronic donations.
Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to building and selling affordable housing. Volunteers build homes which are then sold at no profit. They accept donations of building materials as well as other items that can be sold in their ReStore locations.
The Salvation Army is an international movement to help the poor and hungry, regardless of age, gender, colour or creed. They operate a network of thrift stores that resell donated clothing, housewares, toys and other items.
Junk It donates to these charities and several others, depending on each individual situation and the type of goods we receive. If you are looking at junk removal, furniture removal, appliance removal or carpet removal, you can rest assured that Junk It will make all efforts to ensure your unwanted goods are given to those who need them. When you’re cleaning out your home, you don’t need to worry about sorting materials and donating them separately. Junk It can handle the donation and the disposal all at once.Written April 22, 2010 by