Ya Ya Ya...You've heard it, but we can prove it.
It seems like all companies these days can claim to be green in anyway they can fabricate. They come up with a far fetched and stretched reason why their business is potentially "green."
Our sorting and recycling facility is far superior to any other junk removal company in this local area. We take recycling, repurposing, upcycling, disposal, and salvage seriously! These principles are what Mike built this business upon; after all he started this company by garbage picking the streets of north ridgeville when he was 16 years old.
Here is a list of EXACTLY what we do with all the materials we remove, where it goes, and why:
Garbage- sorted through by hand for recycables and items to repurpose; then properly disposed at a professional facility in which the garbage gets incerated into heat, which powers steam generators, producing electricity! From YOUR garbage!
Plastics- made by hand into repurposed materials; or taken to a professional plastics facility to be sorted, shredded into raw material, melted, and reused.
Metals- reshaped and repurposed by hand into practical items; actual scrap metal is taken to a professional scrap yard where it will be ground up into a pure form, melted down, and sent to various manufacturers to be used in a wide variety of state wide industries.
Construction Debris- piles of assorted construction waste is sorted and processed by hand to salvage all buildig materials that can be used again or in a different way. Glass, old lumber, and architectual salvage will all be reprocessed and repurposed into a variety of new materials. Somel lumber also gets donated to organizations like "Habitat for Hummanity."
Shingles- Shingles are made of asphalt material, and can be ground down and reprocessed into materials that will be used in public roads and blacktop surfaces around the local area and on interstate highways
Dirt- all dirt gets sifted, cleaned, and reprocessed into topsoil, fill dirt, and foundation cover. This process is undertaken at a local North Ridgeville materials recycling facility, called Pikeview Materials.
Concrete- broken concrete chunks are crushed down further to make recycled 1's and 2's as well as recycled 304's and 57's (those are different grades of crushed stone if you were not aware). These are used as bases for roads, driveways, and parking lots.
Bricks- bricks are used in combination with other dirt for what is called a "hard fill" used to fill up large holes and voids in varioius properties around the local area. Bricks can also be crushed and reprocessed with the broken concrete and become part of the recycle stone mixtures for road foundations.
Yard Waste- all plant and organic yard materials either get made into mulch or high grade woodchips along with all the other wood scraps and branches. This type of material can also be processed into compost where it will be mixed with a mutlitide of fine woodchips, manure, clean brown cardboard, and leaves!
Furniture- old furniture can take two paths 1) destruction or 2) reconstruction. Depending on the condition of tthe furniture, it will either get ground up along with other wood items, and wooden pallets, and used as a substiture for mulch; or the furniture will get repurposed into new pieces or will be donated to real families (no third party charities).
Our service is primarily a full-service junk removal service, meaning that we will come and do all the labor required to cleanup the site and load the truck; then dispose the material. However, we do have an option for you ambitious people to dropoff certain items to our facility at a small fee or no fee; depending on the material. Just call to discuss your situation!
Other recycling services include electronic waste collection, composting, fill dirt services, sale of small amounts of materials, concrete recycling, furniture and appliance recycling, cardboard recycling (no ink), paper recycling, palstic recycling, all types of wood recycling.
We take recycling seriously, because after all it is a big reason why we are in business. We beleive in a sustainable theory called repurposing, a branch of recycling. Mike's Hauling recycles, repurposes, donates to real people (not agencies), and is a big part of keeping NorthEast Ohio, clean, and green.