Now that 2021 has arrived, you might be feeling like it’s time to give your home a serious cleaning. That’s not surprising. Many of us were cooped up at home for most of 2020. It’s hard not to feel claustrophobic at this point. But what should you do with all the junk that’s accumulated? Should you just throw it all away? The answer to that is a resounding “NO!”

Simply tossing everything is bad for the environment. And remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. What you see as trash, someone else may be able to use. Donating and recycling are good ways to make an impact on the environment and your community.

But it’s not always obvious how to donate certain items. Removal Solutions from koik can help. We’ll remove your junk and keep it out of landfills. We’ll give your stuff new life by recycling, repurposing, reusing, and reintegrating it into the supply stream.

4 Items You Should Never Throw Away

While donating items like furniture and clothing is great, some items are better off recycled. Scrap metal, painted or treated wood, old tires, and obsolete computers are four items that should never end up in a landfill.

Scrap Metal
Although most metals are naturally derived from ore mined from the earth, once metal is scrapped it should not go into a landfill. Scrap metal is too valuable to simply throw away. It’s much better to recycle it into something new.

Painted/Treated Wood
Broken wood patio furniture, old pressure treated decking, and painted fence posts are just a few examples of wood treated with chemicals. When woods of this kind end up in a landfill, the toxic chemicals seep out into the surrounding soil. Removal Solutions sees that treated wood is responsibly disposed of or repurposed if possible.

Old Tires
Tires contain a small amount of natural rubber but are primarily a blend of synthetic materials — all of which are bad for the environment. So tires can’t simply be thrown away. The good news is that old tires can be recycled into other useful items or disposed of in an eco-friendly way at the proper facilities.

Obsolete Computers
Computers are modern-day wonders, but when they get old, they tend to end up in the trash. But here’s the problem: old computers are composed of all sorts of toxins and heavy metals that are bad for the environment. To make sure your old computer is properly disposed of and doesn’t end up in a landfill, it should be recycled, donated, or sold.

Removal Solutions knows what goes where
When it comes to removing items from your home, Removal Solutions by koik can help! We’ll get rid of your junk — without the hassle. We actively donate and repurpose useful items. And recycling non-useful items is just one of the ways we help keep junk out of landfills. We’ll get your items to the places they need to go. So please, let us lend a hand. Visit our website —, or call us at 540-413-8414. We’ll get rid of your junk without junking the environment!