What Happens to My Junk After It Gets Picked Up?

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Junk removal services are responsible for gobbling up tons of waste and unwanted items and dispersing them for homeowners. If you’re like one of the many homeowners we service, you might wonder where this junk goes once taken away from your home. A high-end junk removal company will make sure to get rid of your unwanted trash effectively, promptly, and in a way that maximizes its ability to be useful to others. When you call a company like 1-888-PIK-IT-UP, you’ll get junk removal services that will pick up yard waste and junk and leave them in the right locations. 


Most of the time, junk goes into landfills built to handle all the rubbish thrown into them. Landfills are usually broken down into four layers, including:

  • Protective Liners
  • Drainage Systems
  • Gas/Energy Collection
  • The Junk

Protective liners guard the ground against the hazardous materials found in the junk. They consist of clay and plastic layers that are strong enough to prevent water and soil contamination. 

Drainage systems act to give liquid in your junk a place to disperse, so it doesn’t rot or turn the area hazardous. It also allows rainwater to pass through the landfill and drain out without contaminating the ground below or getting stuck in the landfill. Some landfills collect the gas from decomposing material released into the atmosphere and convert it into energy that can be used for neighboring communities.

Finally, the layer of junk collected from homeowners is compacted tightly and placed into the ground to keep it stable and in place. 

Recycling Centers

Junk removal companies are focusing more on eco-friendly ways to remove junk, and recycling facilities are one of the best ways to do it. While some of your favorite household items are gone for good, many others can be recycled at facilities and given a good treatment. Plastic, glass, metal, and paper items are usually given proper recycling and used for other products. These measures ensure that your junk isn’t thrown away for good and proves that another man’s trash can really be another man’s treasure.


The best way to ensure your trash is taken care of is by transferring them to donations and charities so they can be given out to others. Instead of having your item thrown away for good, a donation center is a great way to ensure that your item is awarded to an individual who needs it most. Furniture, appliances, and other things that are still well put together can be given to those who need them most.

Specialty Processing Centers

Sometimes, items require special processing, either due to the complexity of their materials or the difficulty of disassembly. These items often contain hazardous or recyclable material that needs special care to split apart. Typically, these involve heavy lifting appliances, such as refrigerators (or items with refrigerant in them) or electronics.

Call on a Junk Removal Service Equipped to Handle All Kinds of Junk

When your junk gets picked up, you aren’t responsible for it, but you are responsible for the company you choose to remove it. That’s why homeowners should turn to 1-888-PIK-IT-UP for junk removal in Raleigh, NC. We remove all kinds of junk, from yard waste to furniture and mattress removal. Contact us today for more information on how our junk removal services can help clear up your home. 

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