2 Questions To Ask When You Need Green Junk Removal Services For Your Rental Properties

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If you own or manage rental properties, there is likely to be a time when you will need to have your former tenant's belongings removed from the home. Unfortunately, many items can be re-used, re-purposed or recycled, but needlessly end up in landfills. In addition, the large vehicles that are used to transport the items are not always energy-efficient, so various types of pollution can increase as the direct result of the services they provide.

The obvious solution is to ask the right questions so that you can choose an environmentally responsible junk removal company to do the hard work in the right way. By doing so, it will be easier for you to re-rent the property as soon as possible.

#1-What Fuel Do The Vehicles Use?

The use of biodisel fuel has been proven to be better for water supplies, the air and the planet. Because it reduces the carbon monoxide and common pollutants in the air, the air is safer to breathe. Since one of the ingredients in biodiesel is used in cooking oil, that oil never makes it into landfills, so the earth is not unnecessarily contaminated. That same cooking oil can spill into water supplies after entering landfills, so by re-using it, the water becomes safer.

Many large trucks use diesel fuel, and diesel engines made in the last 15 years do not need any changes to use bio-diesel. Therefore, it makes sense that truly eco-friendly companies that depend on vehicles for working should use bio-diesel as much as possible.

#2-How Much Of The Junk That The Company Picks Up Makes It To Landfills Or Dumps?

It is important to note that given the plethora of recycling facilities and charities that can take almost any usable item for use or resale, it is easier than you might think to find responsible ways of getting rid of the items that seem like junk to you.

They may also be able to provide statistics as to the amount and type of items that eventually make it to landfills. Logically, your goal will typically be to choose a company that has arrangements with several different organizations, so that everything from damaged electronics to ugly couches can be re-purposed in some way as much as possible.

In conclusion, when you need junk to be removed from a rental property, choosing an eco-friendly company to do so is the right choice. Between the use of energy-efficient vehicles and recycling, re-using and re-purposing abandoned items, green junk removal services provide crucial assistance.

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