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Business Name:
Junk Rescue


Business Type:
Junk Removal and Recycling Services

Services Provided:
Weekly Business Recycling - 96-Gallon Cart Pick-Ups (paper, cardboard, cans, bottles)
Removal Services for Business and Residential Clients

Sorting Material to be recycled at Warehouse, including carpet/carpet padding, mattresses, light bulbs, pallets, bulk plastics, metals, toners, electronics, scrap wood, shingles, concrete, tires, cardboard, and much more. 

 

Address:
628 E 27th Street
Charlotte, NC 28205

Web Address:
www.junkrescue.com

Facebook/Twitter Address:
@junkrescue

Number of Employees at this Location:
4

Describe your current waste reduction and recycling program and/or efforts.
Junk Rescue services a broad range of Charlotte customers with multiple facets of recycling. Currently, we provide a weekly recycling pick-up service for businesses that want to minimize their waste stream by recycling paper, cardboard, aluminum, plastics, and glass. We are capable of going inside and retrieving the bins on a floor to floor basis, as well. We also provide bulk item removal services for customers wanting to purge excess materials, or clean out a certain room, storage unit, garage, attic, etc. These items are taken to our warehouse where they will be sorted and separated to be donated, reused, recycled, broken down and recycled, utilized by an artist, or lastly landfilled.

We try to offer a one stop shop for customers. For example, one of our customers in a downtown tower, utilizes our services for floor to floor recycling, cardboard recycling, bulk item pick ups, and fluorescent bulb recycling. Once our services were offered, with clean bins and reliable employees, tenants began to take more interest in the recycling initiative. Making recycling clean and easy for customers, helps participation levels increase dramatically.

Please describe any education programs your company utilizes to encourage waste reduction, recycling and/or buying green products.
Junk Rescue offers to all customers the opportunity for a lunch meeting to help educate tenants and anyone interested in the proper techniques of recycling. This may include education on the materials accepted/unaccepted, ideas on how to properly dispose of products that aren't accepted, bin placement techniques, or how to encourage their customers to increase their recycling participation.

We had a customized bin made from all recycled material for a client that wanted to encourage even more. This bin was placed in their mailroom and included compartments for phones, batteries, plastic bags, light bulbs, paper, bottles, and cans. The bin placement has generated more recycling for this particular building.

Please describe what you do to actively promote Wipe Out Waste Ambassador initiatives on-site, both internally to staff and externally to customers or visitors.
With every person we touch, we want to express what we as a company were founded by, which are the same values shared by the Wipe Out Waste Programs. These values are found with employees that we hire, which helps spread these initiatives to customers we do pick-ups for. Our company's backbone is - Reuse>Recycle>Break Down Into Recyclable Elements>Can An Artist Utilize>Landfill. This helps people understand that their products aren't taken straight to a landfill like a lot of companies. If we aren't capable of handling certain materials, we have green resources that we will always recommend, so that these items are disposed of properly.

Please provide examples of your company's commitment to purchase "Green Products" and the result and/or impact doing so has had on your business.
All of our bins purchased are made from 100% recycled plastics. It's a statement to customers that assures them of our program. It's one thing to recycle, but to encourage the purchase of products made from recyclable materials, just by educating, certainly helps with word of mouth referrals.

Our main office was furnished through all reused materials from pick-ups. This isn't necessarily 'purchasing', but I think that it is very relevant. These items include the carpet, paint, computer, monitors, office desk, office chairs, filing cabinets, dry erase boards, corkboards, recycling receptacles, etc. Anyone that meets in the office is told of this, to show our commitment to the green initiative. It is a great story that helps encourage others to see the value of reuse or recycled products.

 



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