The World of Dumpster Diving

As Junk2Go’s staff know from ample experience, finding a way to dispose of the excess stuff that accumulates over time is a challenge many people face. Even when budgets are tight, it seems hard to live in the modern world without finding ourselves surrounded with things we no longer have a use for, at which point many people find themselves turning towards mini skip bin hire or, better yet, the skip bin hire alternative that Junk2Go offers. However, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, as the saying goes, and accordingly there are some people who do things the other…
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The Psychology Behind Littering

Cheap Skip Bin Hire on the Brain: The Psychology Behind Littering Littering has been a no no for a long time, and yet we’re all accustomed to seeing trash in places it isn’t meant to be. It’s easy to imagine that only a careless minority litter, but the amount of trash left behind after crowded events such as parades and festivals suggests that the number might be higher, and if we think back, most of us probably have at least a few memories of littering ourselves. So why do we continue to litter, despite the fact it’s both frowned upon…
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Weird Things Found In Skip Bins

4 of the Strangest Things Found in Skip Bins At Junk2Go, we don’t make you rent a skip bin – instead we offer a skip bin hire alternative where we load our bins for you, clean up afterwards, and only charge for the rubbish we take away. As a result, we are able to make sure that everything we take really is junk. Skip bins aren’t usually loaded by the same people who take them away, however, and this can sometimes lead to some strange things turning up in them. We’ve done a little fossicking, and come up with 4…
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Rubbish Bin Rental – The Growth Of The Rubbish Bin

How We Reached Rubbish Bin Rental – The Industrial Revolution and the Proliferation of Packaging Our rubbish bin is something we rarely consider unless it gets too full, either because we forgot to put it out for collection last week or a sudden surge in waste – renovations, a big declutter, a successful house party – has stretched us beyond our means of disposal. But times like these, while frustrating, can also be an opportunity to think about how we reached the point where we have so much to throw away. Lift the lid of your rubbish or recycling bin,…
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Furniture Disposal Auckland – Cutting Down on Furniture and Other Clutter with a Smaller Home

Furniture Disposal Auckland  – Reducing Clutter with A Smaller Home You may at have found yourself wondering, in the middle of clearing out an overladen wardrobe or cupboard, how so much junk could possibly have accumulated in your home. And while we all know that part of the answer lies in our natural tendency to hoard and have trouble getting rid of things, this tendency has probably only been made worse by a relatively recent change to lifestyles, namely, bigger houses. In larger western countries such as the US, it’s been well-documented that houses are growing larger. According to one…
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Waste Removal… The Swedish Way

Waste Removal Services Get a Helping Hand from a Swedish Trend – Plogging: At Junk2Go, we know that waste removal can be a serious workout, particularly when heavy inorganics such as furniture and appliances are involved.  Then again, rubbish collection is what we do – most people tend to think of exercising and picking up rubbish as separate enterprises. Or at least they did until Sweden entered the picture. The Swedish have already been doing quite an impressive job of keeping things tidy – as we mentioned in our article on Top Waste Collection Services from Around the World, Sweden…
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Someone Call Junk2Go? China’s Growing Bicycle Problem

Call 0 800 Junk! China’s Growing Problem With Bicycles As far as Auckland goes, the Junk2Go team are happy to handle most of the junk that people throw our way. There are a few junk conundrums out there, however, that we would probably think twice about before trying to tackle. One of the latest of these is China’s sudden surplus of bikes. By the end of 2017, at least two million bikes were believed to have been abandoned throughout China’s city streets and junk heaps. In Xiamen city, one such junk heap, made up only of bicycles, has grown roughly…
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Top Waste Collection Services from Around the World

Waste Collection Services from Around the World While we’re proud of our junk pickup service here at Junk2Go, we can’t help but take our hat off to some of the waste collection initiatives going on around the world. Cleverly utilising advances in technology and infrastructure,  a number of countries both rich and poor have managed to dramatically reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, and some have even produced some surprising side-benefits from their waste. Sweden, already competent at recycling a large portion of its waste conventionally, has managed to ensure that less than 1% of the remainder ends…
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Alternative Dumpster Rental: 3 Unconventional Uses for the Conventional Dumpster

Alternative Dumpster Rental 3 Unconventional Uses for the Conventional Dumpster Most of us view dumpsters as big containers highly useful for disposing of unwanted junk. But some enterprising individuals, not content to stop at recycling its contents, have put their efforts into finding some imaginative ways to reuse the humble dumpster. We thought we’d share our three favourite reinventions of the dumpster below. Swimming Pool During a hot summer in New York back in 2009, a crafty New York design company called Macro Sea decided to turn the concept of ‘dumpster diving’ on its head. They came up with the…
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The Origin of Trash And Other Rubbish Words

English has often been described as a magpie language, picking up the shiniest words from Latin, German, French and many others to form the wonderful if hard-to-pronounce language we use today. But it’s easy to forget that, along with all the gems such as schadenfreude and deja vu, English has been picking up trash, junk, rubbish and the like. Here at Junk2Go, we’re pretty preoccupied with the topic of waste, so you’ll be pleased to learn that we’ve unearthed the roots of  today’s most common rubbish words, not to mention a neglected Australasian alternative. Trash, a word which today conjures…
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