An audit of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? conducted during the third quarter of last year revealed a landfill diversion rate of 61.3 percent. Just more than 40 percent of the waste collected by the firm was recycled, 16.2 percent was converted into energy, and 4.5 percent was reused.
"At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we are passionate about sharing our environmental performance through the auditing process and maintaining the highest level of transparency," said Craig Jooste, director of initiatives for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, in a press release. "Our customers want to know what happens to the junk once we pick it up, and we feel obliged to keep them as informed as possible. We have spent considerable time building out a measuring and reporting process which has given us the ability to audit our waste-stream and speak far more accurately about our environmental impact now and in the coming years."
In other news, the company has teamed with Philadelphia-based RecycleBank. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? customers in more than 150 New Jersey and Delaware communities can now earn RecycleBank points for their recyclables. Starting in April, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? customers nationwide will be able to use the RecycleBank service.
Through the RecycleBank program, households earn points based on how much they recycle. The points are redeemable as discounts at stores and restaurants.