Trash Pickup: The Benefits of Recycling

Our Recycling Services Save the Planet

 

Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at Oak Disposal Services, we are dedicated to providing the best waste removal and trash pickup services that we possibly can for the residents of Wet Mountain Valley. Proper waste removal is an essential component for a clean planet and, in today’s post, we are going to talk about one of our favorite waste removal topics: recycling. Recycling is beneficial in so many ways that we could spend days talking about how much we love it. However, we also understand that not everyone has the time to dedicate to the topic of recycling like we do, so we are going to limit our gushing to two posts. Continue reading below to learn more about the benefits of recycling.

 

Benefit 1: Saves Energy

 

As we have grown as a society, our demand for energy has increased. Whether we want to admit it or not, energy consumption and energy demand are closer together than is comfortable for many higher ups and, rightly so, every developed nation on Earth looks for ways to either reduce energy consumption or find a way to produce more energy. Although gains in the energy sector have been great in the last few years, we are still coming to a point where we, as a country, have to find any and every way possible to reduce our energy consumption. Recycling is one of the easiest ways to accomplish this goal. When people recycle, they are reducing the amount of energy that has to be expended in order to produce goods, the amount of energy needed to harvest the raw materials for said goods, and reducing the amount of energy that is expended on landfill management.

 

Benefit 2: Conserves Natural Resources

 

In today’s world of instant gratification and nearly endless consumer options, people often lose sight of the fact that every single product or good that is purchased requires a vast amount of resources to be used before it is placed on a store shelf. Even items that don’t require much in the way of manufacturing, such as fruits, vegetables, and other unprocessed food items, require resources such as oil, gas, and water to be grown and transported for sale. Recycling goes a long way to reduce the amount of resources that are used to produce goods. For example, recycling plastic greatly reduces the need for oil by products that are essential to the manufacturing process of plastic. Additionally, recycling helps to conserve other vital natural resources such as timber, water, and rare minerals.

 

Benefit 3: Reduce Pollution

 

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past decade, you are probably aware of the fact that pollution is becoming an ever increasing concern the world over. While industrialization has allowed us our current standard of living, it has also caused harm to our planet that, if ignored, could have disastrous effects. Across the globe, temperatures are rising at an alarming rate and, if we do not curb our production of pollution, could result in an Earth that is less than hospitable to human life. Luckily, recycling is an easy and effective way to cut down on the amount of pollution that is produced. When people recycle, they are reducing the need to collect new raw materials for products. This means that recycling reduces the amount of fossil fuels burned in order to harvest, transport, and manufacture said goods. While recycling will not completely solve the issue of pollution in the world, it is a solid step in the right direction.

 

Join us again next time as we continue to go over some of the greatest benefits of recycling and why you, as a citizen of the Earth, should take it upon yourself to make recycling a part of your lifestyle. If you are unsure how to start recycling, unsure of which items are and are not recyclable, or simply want to learn more about our recycling program, please contact us today. At Oak Disposal Services, we are dedicated to sustainable waste management and trash pickup services for the great Wet Mountain Valley area and we are certain that if you choose us as your trash service you will see what makes us one of the best services in the area.