Declutter Your Home

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level—in her NYT bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying—and her illustrated guide to decluttering your home—Spark Joy—both of … [Read more...]

International Polar Bear Day

You probably didn’t know that February 27th is International Polar Bear Day. Well, it is and the purpose is to raise awareness about polar bears but especially the conservation of these creatures. As you may be aware, polar bears are significantly affected by the impact of climate change. This is because, the warming climate reduces sea ice areas … [Read more...]

Random Acts of Kindness Day!

Did you know that February 17th is ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’?  Well it is.  Although it is a much lesser known holiday it sure is an important one.  While the exact origin of the holiday is unknown (to my knowledge) it’s purpose is simple and also contagious.  Perform a few random acts of kindness.  Who knows, you might even be the beneficiary … [Read more...]

President’s Day.

Happy President’s Day!  Did you know that President’s Day is also George Washington’s Birthday.  Well technically ‘Washington’s Birthday’ or ‘President’s Day’ is celebrated on the third Monday of February, which means that it can occur from the 15th through the 21st.  Washington was born on February 22nd and although he was the inspiration for the … [Read more...]

First Snow Of The Season

I hope everyone is prepared for the first snow of the season. Please remember not to be in a hurry when you drive.Check your tire tread, refill your washer fluid and remember to have a scraper and perhaps a small shovel in case you need to dig yourself out in the big storms. Happy Winter All. The Junk Recycler … [Read more...]

A Green New Year

We hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays.  With New Year’s Eve approaching, we thought we would take a minute to give you some quick green tips for celebrating as well as some ideas for potential new years resolutions.  If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party, try to make it a green one.  If you decide to send out invitations, try to do it … [Read more...]

The most beautiful Fall !!!

Is was an absolute joy driving through the back of Fairfield County this Fall. This is the most picturesque part of the world in the fall, and this one especially was a treat on the eyes. Hope you all enjoyed the scenery as much as we did. … [Read more...]

Going Green This Holiday Season

The holidays are rapidly approaching and along with the anticipation of the holidays come planning, driving around and shopping, decorating and lots of other activities.  While we know many of you have a lot going on leading up to the holidays, we thought we would take a minute to give you a few suggestions for ways you can be a little more ‘green’ … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day is nearly here and in the spirit of the holiday we just wanted to take a quick moment to check in with you and give thanks.  We at The Junk Recycler are of course thankful for family, friends, health, life etc., but we are also thankful for Mother Nature and you!  Without Mother Nature we wouldn’t be able to enjoy living on this … [Read more...]

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is coming up on November 11th.  Since the holiday is approaching, I found myself thinking about the meaning and impact of the holiday and decided to look up a bit about the history of the holiday.  I learned something new that I’m guessing some others were not aware of either.  Veterans day, observed by the U.S., evolved from Armistice … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween!

We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween since it is only a couple days away.  Whether you’ll be trick-or-treating, visiting a haunted attraction, attending a Halloween party or anything else, we hope everyone has a great time but as always, please be safe.  If you haven’t decided on plans yet or are still preparing for Halloween, here are some … [Read more...]

Stamford has the best Dino’s around.

Freeze, Dino PD! Love driving past this dinosaur cop on Broad Street in downtown Stamford. … [Read more...]

Earth Day

Earth Day is almost here! Earth Day is on Wednesday April 22nd!  While many people probably don't treat Earth Day much different than any other day of the year, it is a holiday that should not be overlooked.  After all, this wonderful planet Earth is our home. Did you know that this year marks the 45th anniversary of this special holiday and … [Read more...]

April is National Poetry Month

As it's National poetry month we thought we would put forward a little Rhyme: On the road and in our truck We are recyclers who do give a hoot Not a hoot on the horn But doing something for which we were born To  save the planet one load at a time.   Eco friendly, affordable and reliable We understand that we must be … [Read more...]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The big day is finally here!  That's right, so whether you're Irish or not, grab your green clothes and get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day or as they say in Gaelic, Lá Fhéile Pádraig.  Personally I love St. Patrick's day and look forward to it every year.  The holiday commemorates St. Patrick and also celebrates … [Read more...]

Super Service

News update: It's official! We are very happy to have recently been named the recipient of  the 2014 Angie's List Super Service Award.  We have come a long way since we started in 2012 and we are very proud of this recent success as the award is an honor that less than 5% of thousands of businesses receive each year!We would like to sincerely thank … [Read more...]

All The Best for 2015

Happy New Year people! We hope everyone had a wonderful new year celebration and we wish you all the best for 2015! As we go forth into the new year, one can’t help but think about the past. As a result, when we at The Junk Recycler reflect about this past year, one thing especially comes to mind: you! Yes that’s right, I’m talking … [Read more...]

$50 off Garage Clean Out

As we prepare for winter and are looking to get into a warm car in the morning, The Junk Recycler will be offering $50 off any Garage Clear Out. Just mention our blog and we will apply you the discount. For Garage clean out only and cannot combine with other offers. Stay warm,   Best,   The Junk Recycler. … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving

The Junk Recycler would like to wish you all a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Drive safely  in our first snow storm of the year and we are always here if you need us. Have a good one. … [Read more...]

Do A Little More Good

This will be a brief post but I think it’s an important one and I hope you will too. We were driving to do a job in Stamford the other day when we saw the inspiration for this post. We were stopped at a red light and I saw a jogger pick up a water bottle from the sidewalk. I assumed the bottle belonged to her and that she just dropped it … [Read more...]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day July 19th

Friendly reminder to residents of Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton: There is a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day tomorrow July 19th from 9am-2pm at Rippowam Middle School located at 381 High Ridge Road. … [Read more...]

Re-use!

I’m sure by now most of you have heard the expression, “reduce, reuse, recycle.” While this is a great expression, recycling seems to get most of the attention. Recycling is extremely important and new programs and efforts to increase recycling rates such as single stream recycling are becoming even more prominent. However, the value of … [Read more...]

Hazardous Waste Collection today at Greenwich

Dispose of  your HHW today, May 10th, at Greenwich High School ( 25 Hillside Road ) between 9:00am-1:00pm … [Read more...]

Electronic Waste Recycling

Responsible Electronic Waste Recycling   One of the biggest waste and recycling issues today concerns the proper disposable of electronic waste or e-waste.  It is presently a very significant issue in relation to topics such as the environment, pollution and recycling and is a rather complex issue as well, so I will only touch on it … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning

Could it be? Could the winter weather finally be behind us? With the official start of spring only 9 days away and after a few recent days of nice weather, it’s looking promising. Heck I was so excited by the nice weather over the weekend, I was practically ready to put on the flip-flops and board shorts and sit outside in the … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays

The Junk Recycler would like to wish everyone a very merry Holiday season with peace, love and prosperity in 2014. Let's keep making the world a better place for everyone and everything in it. … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving

We wish everyone a Very Happy Thanksgiving. It's a time when the people who are most important in life gather together and share present joys,  past memories and future optimism. Hope you all have a stress free and joyously reflective time. All the Best for the future, The Junk Recycler. … [Read more...]

We ALWAYS tarp our loads.

Hitting one car and flying through the air and bouncing onto another before landing directly beneath our truck, a rogue tire vacated in the lanes on I95 was wreaking Havoc. Where the tire came from nobody knows. One thing for sure is that it was not secured properly and the owner may well be unaware it's missing or of the trail of damage left … [Read more...]

Christmas is on the way

We could tell the festive season is truly on the way when we saw the Rockefeller tree being driven down I95 surrounded by an escort of flashing lights. IT IS HUGE !!! Seeing it has given us the incentive to get prepared earlier as I always find the groundrush effect of Christmas day as i plummet into last gasp attempts of finding the right present … [Read more...]

The Good Ol’ Days

We always enjoy meeting customers who have a good story to share with us. Today we met Frank, an elderly gentleman who's Grand mother was born three years after Lincoln's assassination. It was clear in conversation that Frank is a man of great taste and culture and he tells us when in his childhood, in Southern Italy, the farmer would go to the … [Read more...]

Let’s Go U.S.A

Being a soccer fanatic, I have to give the a BIG CONGRATS to the U.S mens soccer team for qualifying for the finals held in Brazil 2014. Over 200 countries have entered (yes, surprisingly there are more than 200 countries in the world ) and we will be among the elite 32 to be competing for the most coveted trophy in global sport. LET'S GO USA. … [Read more...]

Sustainability Update

Things have been going great here at The Junk Recycler.  It has been a successful summer so far and our recycling and donating rates have been outstanding.  Also, staying true to our mission and dedication to sustainability, we just recently became a sponsor of a water bottle filling station at the local Darien YMCA.  By sponsoring these filling … [Read more...]

Littering Yard Signs

You know what really grinds our gears here at The Junk Recycler? Yard signs. You know, the ones you see alongside the road that say something like “LOOK AT MY COMPANY’S ANNOYING YARD SIGN AND CALL US.” As a company committed to sustainability and keeping our planet clean and healthy, we made a conscious decision to not advertise with lawn … [Read more...]

Happy 4th Of July

Happy 4th of July to one and all. … [Read more...]

A Little On Recycled Paper

A Little on Recycled Paper   With more and more people increasing their efforts to be ‘green,’ a logical step many are taking is adopting the use of recycled paper.  While the concept of recycled paper may seem simple, it’s actually more complicated than most people realize. The phrase ‘recycled paper’ includes both post-consumer content … [Read more...]

Tomorrow is Flag Day

Friday is Flag Day!                                                                                                                                                                                                         If you weren’t aware, Flag Day in the U.S. is on June 14th.  It celebrates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which … [Read more...]

Memorial Day

"Freedom isn't free". So as I pack away the winter clothes  and bring out the shorts and bathing suits to enjoy those glorious days at the beach or town pool, I will be keeping in mind Colonel Walter Hitchcock's idiom and spare a thought and a prayer for the brave who havegiven their lives, and those still fighting against all tyranny, so that we … [Read more...]

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day to all! As I sat here contemplating what to write about for this blog entry, I decided to stray from the short and slightly humorous format that you may have seen in recent posts.  Instead I would like to take the time to briefly reflect on the significance of Earth Day and how it particularly resonates with our company. Did … [Read more...]

Spring to Action

I love the beauty and serenity that snow brings to the landscape; that said I must admit that we have been eagerly awaiting the first day of Spring, and in my eyes, today was that glorious day. The last remnants of snow melted from my driveway as I pulled out to run  some business errands . I reveled in the sight of a multitude of joggers and … [Read more...]

Single Stream Recycling

This may look like Junk to most, but it looks like heaven to us! Single stream recycling should be available to every community throughout the U.S. It gets more people to recycle more types of material. It keeps waste out of landfills, creates jobs and guess what....its Easy!!! … [Read more...]

The Junk Re……Cycler

We saved a great, vintage exercise bike destined for the scrapyard. 1930s. We would really like to find this a good home. Free to museum, sports center or nonprofit. Someone really envisioned where the future of fitness was heading. This bike looks like it came from the set of Star Wars. … [Read more...]

Even Dinosaurs Recycle

          We were driving the truck through Greenwich today when we passed The Bruce Museum and saw these majestic beasts.  Imagine the "uproar" in the Dino community if they could have envisioned how their fossils would be  pumped out of the ground and burned to fuel today's society.  I'm sure they would … [Read more...]

Donations

Picked up a nice bunch of framed pictures on a job that are going to be donated to  the Laurel House  store tomorrow. … [Read more...]

tenths of seconds away from being the fastest man on the planet

We recently did a junk removal for a building complex. The maintenance manager ( balding and overweight, but a handsome type guy nonetheless) commented on how quickly we were getting the job done. I responded typically for a man in his late forties " I was a lot faster 20 years ago". In a thick Jamaican accent he retorted " not as fast as me thirty … [Read more...]

Get an early start on March madness

Get an early start on March Madness aka spring cleaning if you're stuck indoors. Snow, ice and cold outside? We're happy to help recycle, reuse and cart away unwanted junk and rubbish from those closets and cupboards. … [Read more...]

Season Greetings and a Happy 2013

The Junk Recycler wishes you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year. For the month of January we are offering a $20 discount for all online bookings.       … [Read more...]

How do I dispose of paint?

Many customers ask why we cannot take paint. Oil based paint is considered Household Hazardous Waste which requires a special permit for transportation. To dispose of responsibly, contact your local recycling center; they should offer days when you can dispose of/ recycle the paint at their facility. We can take latex (water based) paint but … [Read more...]