As residents of this earth, everyone has the responsibility to do their part in keeping the planet green. It’s easy to get caught up in a wasteful lifestyle without even realizing the repercussions of your actions and the carbon footprint that is a result. Those three R’s you may not have thought about since elementary school still hold true: Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse. At Happy Hauler, we strive to abide by these golden rules of conservation with our eco-friendly junk removal services. If we all work together we can keep Seattle healthy and green. Here are some tips for following the three golden ‘R’ rule:
Stop junk mail
All those catalogs, solicitations, and coupon books that flood your mailbox generally stack up and turn into waste. Eliminate these useless paper piles to save yourself the hassle and to conserve material. Click here to stop unwanted junk mail and here to opt out of phone book delivery.
At Happy Hauler, we make sure none of your disposed items go to waste. Before taking rubbish straight to the dump, we recycle and donate salvageable items to charitable organizations. Keep usable items out of landfills by donating or reselling to those in need—there are countless organizations that can use your help. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
The plastic bag ban in Seattle has eliminated the pesky plastics within city limits. Use reusable bags when you go to the grocery store—plastic bags are harmful to the environment and end up littering landfills. Bring your own container when grabbing coffee on the go. Cafes will gladly fill your canister and you may even get more bang for your buck.
Click here for a list of items that are not acceptable for recycling or donation and how to dispose of them, provided by Seattle Public Utilities.
Contact us at Happy Hauler for all your eco-friendly junk removal needs.