With the real estate market rebounding, we have seen a lot of people moving into their new homes and investing in renovations. Some of the renovations might come with a little surprise, especially if the homes are 1990 or older. There is a high chance that some of the materials in your home might contain asbestos. If you decide to do any upgrades to your home, approach the renovation with caution and please take into consideration the following:
By maintaining and upkeeping your home, you are caring for your investment. Your home should be a safe place to live and laugh.
Earth day is a global event that has been celebrated for the past 40 years. It’s the day where we draw our attention to consumerism, the plastic pollution, the ocean garbage infestation, climate change and more.
In our business, we deal with junk removal, construction cleanup, interior demolition, asbestos and drywall removal. Everyday we get calls from companies getting rid of unwanted items. Our mission is to assess what can be salvaged , recycled and/or reused. We try to find places where the gently used items can have another life. We do our best to avoid dumping items in the landfill. We are conscious about our role in this industry and in our surroundings.
Here are some statistics of what we recycled in the first quarter of 2018:
|EWS truck |
weighs 4 tonnes
|A Blue whale |
weighs 120 tonnes
|An African Elephant |
weighs 8 tonnes
|A person can
weigh 176 pounds
|Drywall Removal||421.7|| 105.5 trucks||3 ½ whales|| almost 53 elephants|| 5282 people
|Garbage/Junk Disposal|| 127.4||32 trucks|| 1 whale|| 16 elephants|| 1596 people
|Asbestos|| 8.6||2 trucks||3/4 whale||1 elephant||108 people|
|Cardboard|| 0.08||0.02 trucks|
We are very proud of our accomplishments so far and continue to improve our positive impact on the environment.
On top of all the recycled materials that we mention in this table, we donated kitchen cabinets, fridges, stoves, washers and dryers, tables, toilets, etc. These items were reinstalled and enjoyed for much longer instead of being disposed of in the landfill!
We carefully choose other business partners to improve our resources to deviate garbage from the landfills.
This year we challenge you to change your purchase habits, to recycle more and to use less energy.
Earth day is just a reminder of what we should practice EVERY day!
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