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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Reducing Our Waste Pickup: Finding Alternative to Single Use Plastic Bags

Waste Pickup In Auckland & Single Use Plastic Bags It probably hasn’t escaped your attention that plastic bags have been in the news again in recent months. In February, a Greenpeace petition with over 65,000 signatures, urging New Zealand’s politicians to ban plastic bags was presented to Parliament, and several campaigns promoting a ban on single use plastic bags are highly visible across the media. With current and former politicians supporting a ban, and a number of New Zealand supermarkets agreeing to stop using plastic bags at the the end of this year, it seems like the right time to…
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The Journey to Junk Pickup – A Brief History of Waste Disposal

 Junk Pickup – A Brief History Hauling that leaky fridge up the driveway for inorganic collection might seem like a literal pain in the back. But take a look at how our forefathers had it, and you’ll see that we really have ended up at the top of the heap here in modern-day Auckland when it comes to junk pickup waste disposal. Rubbish really is a problem as old (or maybe even older) than civilisation itself, and humans throughout the ages have tried all sorts of ways of dealing with it. It’s hardly a surprise to learn that the  Ancient…
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The Future of Rubbish Removal

Rubbish is a part of life. There’s no way around it. As humans we cannot help but create waste. Whether it be food scraps, thread bare clothing, damaged goods that are unable to be mended, or simply used packaging materials, one way or another, we will have items we need to dispose of. Nobody likes living in mess and it has been proven that living in an unorganised, cluttered environment can increase our stress levels significantly. Inevitably, we will always have rubbish to dispose of. Luckily we are able to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill, by…
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How To Reduce Food Waste

Food Waste ready for compost

We’re pretty lucky here in New Zealand. While fruit and vegetables do seem to cost a lot, we have access to a good supply of relatively inexpensive and nutritious food. As a country though, we’re not so good at eating all of it. Large amounts of food end up in our rubbish. New Zealanders throw away over 122,000 tonnes of food each year, which is enough to feed the everyone in Dunedin for two years! This problem is not unique to New Zealand. Globally, one-third of all food produced is wasted. That’s 1.3 billion tonnes (that’s billion, with a b),…
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