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We’ve all heard about the benefits of recycling, and nowadays it’s easier than ever to recycle a wide range of items. But in many households, in many areas – including Denver – there’s still a lot more that can be done to increase how much we recycle. Many people ask if it’s even worth it. To help you sort out the myths from the facts, here are some reasons why – or why not – to recycle.

 

Why?

  • It’s good for the environment

It has been said hundreds of times, but what does this actually mean? In real terms, it refers to many benefits: saving natural resources, from water to minerals; causing less pollution, such as frommethane, which contributes to climate change, and others such as carbon dioxide that cause acid rain; and less energy wasted on processing new materials – up to 95% for aluminum. This keeps nature in a condition that we can feel proud handing down to future generations.

  • It’s better for wildlife

When we care about where our waste goes, it doesn’t end up in the sea, strangling marine mammals; and when we cut fewer trees cut down, there’s more habitat for animals to live in.

  • We’ll have fewer landfills

No-one wants to live near a landfill – they’re ugly and smelly – and the more we recycle, the less we need them.

  • It’s good for the economy

Recycling and reusing goods in the manufacturing industry creates hundreds of jobs that keep the American economy running. We even sell some recycling to be used abroad, where it’s in greater demand.

 

Why not?

  • It’s hard

Recycling takes time, space, and mental effort. Throwing everything into one trashcan seems much quicker and easier, even if it does create more, full garbage bags.

  • It’s expensive

For some items, you have to pay to get it recycled. In Denver, the composting service costs around $10 a month, which seems a lot for kitchen scraps and garden waste.

  • It’s impossible

While recycling is getting better, not everything can be recycled in every area. There are some items that will always be difficult to dispose of, like medical waste or things like herbicide that contain dangerous chemicals.

  • It’s impractical

If you’ve got a big job ahead of you, like remodeling, clearing out the garage, or full-on, large-scale construction work, it takes too much time and effort to sort through everything with a fine-tooth comb. You might not even know what that random object lurking in the attic is made from. It’s much easier to get a dumpster and let the professionals from http://www.j-drecyclers.com help you dispose of it.

 

After reading these arguments, you can make up your own mind whether recycling is necessary – at home, in businesses, and for jobs big or small. Just remember, for amounts of waste too large for the trashcan, you can get in touch with JD Recyclers at http://www.j-drecyclers.com and we’ll be happy to help you out!