Dozens of companies provide Port Moody or Langley junk removal services, but how many make the environment a priority? If you recycle and reuse whenever possible, you will want to choose a green company to take away your junk. Follow this how-to guide when shopping for a junk removal company and be well on your way to using such environmentally friendly services:

Ask the company what items it recycles.

Expect a Langley or Port Moody junk removal company that calls itself green to remove and recycle the items below. Even if you do not need some of these items taken away, the fact that the company does take them says much about its environmental efforts.

Green Waste - Any trimmings from the yard, such as branches and grass, as well as trees, trunks, shrubbery and brush.

Household Items - You should expect recycling of everything from food waste and packaging to clothing and textbooks. If you have a particular item in mind, ask about it.

Construction Materials - An environmentally friendly Port Moody or Langley junk removal company will recycle lumber, concrete, asphalt, masonry, wallboard, roofing, insulation, carpeting, fly ash and clay bricks. This service proves especially helpful to homeowners with a remodeling project well underway or recently finished.

Metals, Glass and Plastics - Ask about both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as all types of glass, from bottles to automobile glass. Plastic to be taken away and recycled should include packaging, bottles, empty drums and mixed plastics.

Paper and Paperboard - The types of paper on the recycle list should include office paper, newspaper, corrugated cardboard, paper packaging, phonebooks and medium-density fiberboard.

Tires - A Langley or Port Moody junk removal company should take away and recycle any tires its pickup team can safely transport to its truck, including on-road and off-road vehicle tires, plus tires from construction equipment.

Electronics - Ask about computers, monitors and other electronics.

White Goods - An environmentally friendly Port Moody or Langley junk removal will take appliances both large and small, including air conditioners, dishwashers, dryers, freezers, fridges, microwaves, stoves, trash compactors and water heaters.

Ask the company what items it reuses.

A junk removal company also should reuse whenever possible. For example, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? works with community organizations and local branches of national charities such as the Salvation Army, Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity to find new homes for still-usable items. This company in particular has saved more than 1.5 billion pounds of junk from landfills since opening for business in 1989.

Have high expectations.

If the customer service person you speak to cannot answer the above questions, move on to another Langley or Port Moody junk removal company. A company that takes its environmental efforts seriously trains its representatives to deliver this information clearly and concisely.

Author's Bio: 

Adam Shepherd writes about environmentally friendly businesses for multiple publications in British Columbia. He recently used 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and was impressed with the convenience, affordability and environmental mission of the company. He now recommends it whenever someone asks about Langley or Port Moody junk removal .