Spring Decluttering and Staggering Stats on Waste in the U.S.

Aerial view of a full dump truck after a spring cleaning project with Junk Bear

Surprising Waste Statistics in the U.S.

We often have too much clutter and too many items in our homes and businesses. Items that we rarely use if ever. This even happens with our CEO and Founder, Rob Paradis, he needs his own service on occasion! It’s human nature too. We work hard and we have access to so many goods in this country that we tend to over consume on occasion. If we aren’t over consuming than sometimes it’s just items breaking down and getting old that need to be replaced!

Here are some staggering statistics and the reason why Junk Bear LLC is in business:

  • 60-80% of what the U.S. population routinely throw out can be recycled or reused “as is”
  • The Average person produces 4.5 lbs of waste every day
  • The U.S. handles about 500,000,000 lbs of waste annually
  • We tend to only recycle about 34% of the waste we generate

This is why Junk Bear prides itself in it’s “R’s” approach before dumping and disposing. We Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Resell as many items as we can. If you have too much “stuff” and need some help disposing and/or donating, we are just a phone call away!

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