Landfills Drowning in a Sea of Paper


Environmentally Friendly Junk Removal In Orange County

What is one of the biggest contributors to landfill and municipal waste? Paper. According to The World Counts website, which provides an overview of critical global challenges, 25% of landfill waste and 33% of municipal waste is made up of paper products. As OC Junk Hauling is a dedicated supporter of green alternatives, we would like to offer some suggestions on how you can go paperless at home.

Junk Mail

Junk mail. You get it and passively throw it away. Why? Like a boomerang, next month it will come again. For example, would you like to eliminate those pre-approved credit card solicitation applications? Don’t want them or the paper they are printed on anymore? The Federal Trade Commission says  “If you decide that you don’t want to receive pre-screened offers of credit and insurance, you have two choices: You can opt out of receiving them for five years or opt out of receiving them permanently.

  • To opt out for five years, call toll-free 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) or visit optoutprescreen.com. The phone number and website are operated by the major consumer reporting companies.
  • To opt out permanently, you may begin the permanent Opt-Out process online at optoutprescreen.com. To complete your request, you must return the signed Permanent Opt-Out Election form, which will be provided after you initiate your online request.

For full details on all the steps and what personal info you need to supply, go to the FTC page.

Electronic versions

Request electronic delivery of your regular paper mail in what areas you can. Medical bills or bank statements can be adjusted at origin site to be sent as emails rather than paper. Think about it. Do you send them a check or pay by credit card online? So, why do you need a paper bill anymore?

In fact, why do you need magazines, catalogs, and newsletters sent to you? Most sales-oriented operations have an on-line presence displaying full inventory (not just what they decided to “run this issue”).

In fact, Pinterest has just expanded a feature called Shop the Look, where shoppers can choose to get more information about products that are tagged in a Pinned image, instead of just deciding to buy or not buy.

Eliminating the need for 1 ton of paper saves around 682.5 gallons of oil, 26,500 liters of water and 17 trees. Ok. You don’t have a ton of paper at home. It takes 1.5 cups of water to make 1 sheet of paper.  Think of how much water you could save by reducing paper waste.

OC Junk Hauling is a family-owned and locally operated, licensed junk hauling business, serving the communities within Orange County for over a decade. We are extremely eco-friendly and take great pride in creating a clean and environmentally friendly California. If you have unwanted items, including paper products, call us for a no obligation, free estimate at 949-424-9265.

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