Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hi Folks,

We borrowed this list from the folks at worldwarch.org. Let's do our bit for the environment...

10 Ways to Go Green and Save Green

Source: http://www.worldwatch.org/resources/go_green_save_green
How can we live lightly on the Earth and save money at the same time? Staff members at the Worldwatch Institute, a global environmental organization, share ideas on how to GO GREEN and SAVE GREEN at home and at work. 
Climate change is in the news. It seems like everyone's "going green." We're glad you want to take action, too. Luckily, many of the steps we can take to stop climate change can make our lives better. Our grandchildren-and their children-will thank us for living more sustainably. Let's start now.

  1. Save energy to save money.

    • Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs.
    • Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when your older incandescent bulbs burn out.
    • Unplug appliances when you're not using them. Or, use a "smart" power strip that senses when appliances are off and cuts "phantom" or "vampire" energy use.
    • Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water.
    • Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise used during machine drying.
  2. Save water to save money.
    • Take shorter showers to reduce water use. This will lower your water and heating bills too.
    • Install a low-flow showerhead. They don't cost much, and the water and energy savings can quickly pay back your investment.
    • Make sure you have a faucet aerator on each faucet. These inexpensive appliances conserve heat and water, while keeping water pressure high.
    • Plant drought-tolerant native plants in your garden. Many plants need minimal watering. Find out which occur naturally in your area.
  3. Less gas = more money (and better health!).

    • Walk or bike to work. This saves on gas and parking costs while improving your cardiovascular health and reducing your risk of obesity.
    • Consider telecommuting if you live far from your work. Or move closer. Even if this means paying more rent, it could save you money in the long term.
    • Lobby your local government to increase spending on sidewalks and bike lanes. With little cost, these improvements can pay huge dividends in bettering your health and reducing traffic.
  4. Eat smart.
  5. Skip the bottled water.

    • Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but itgenerates large amounts of container waste.
    • Bring a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminum rather than plastic, with you when traveling or at work.
    • Check out this short article for the latest on bottled water trends.
  6. Think before you buy.

    • Go online to find new or gently used secondhand products. Whether you've just moved or are looking to redecorate, consider a service like craigslist/gumtree to track down furniture, appliances, and other items cheaply or for free.
    • Check out garage sales, thrift stores (visit bondtradings.co.za), and consignment shops for clothing and other everyday items.
    • Watch a video about what happens when you buy things. Your purchases have a real impact, for better or worse.
  7. Borrow instead of buying.
    • Borrow from libraries instead of buying personal books and movies. This saves money, not to mention the ink and paper that goes into printing new books.
    • Share power tools and other appliances. Get to know your neighbors while cutting down on the number of things cluttering your closet or garage.
  8. Buy smart.

    • Buy in bulk. Purchasing food from bulk bins can save money and packaging.
    • Wear clothes that don't need to be dry-cleaned. This saves money and cuts down on toxic chemical use.
    • Invest in high-quality, long-lasting products. You might pay more now, but you'll be happy when you don't have to replace items as frequently (and this means less waste!).
  9. Keep electronics out of the trash.
    • Keep your cell phones, computers, and other electronics as long as possible.
    • Donate or recycle them responsibly when the time comes. E-waste contains mercury and other toxics and is a growing environmental problem. Visit just-junk.co.za for a list of our services including E-waste recycling.
    • Recycle your cell phone.
    • Ask your local government to set up an electronics recycling and hazardous waste collection event.

  10. Make your own cleaning supplies.
    • The big secret: you can make very effective, non-toxic cleaning products whenever you need them. All you need are a few simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and soap.
    • Making your own cleaning products saves money, time, and packaging-not to mention your indoor air quality.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

JUSTJUNK! Junk Removal Services

I'm sure you have seen our trucks on the road somewhere on the road in Cape Town?

This is our Services:
  • General Junk Removal
  • Transport within Cape Town
  • Deceased Estates
  • Document Shredding
  • Recycling Contracts
  • E-Waste Recycling
So should you need anything: Do not hesitate to call us on 021 801 1100/ 083 703 5865.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

E-Waste Drop Off in Wynberg

What is E-Waste?

E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic waste. Many of the E-Waste
products can be reused, refurbished or recycled. Such as computers, televisions, VCRs stereos, copiers and fax machines.
The E-waste division caters for the safe disposal of hidden toxic chemicals that are inside electronic items. It is important to dispose of E-Waste correctly to avoid breaking the law and suffering the consequential penalties and fines, as well as helping the environment.
Need your E-Waste to be removed? Just call JUSTJUNK! t+c's apply
021 801 1100/ 083 703 5865
You are more than welcome to drop off your broken electronics off at 
27 Thomas Rd,
Cape Town

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Who is JUSTJUNK! Cape Town?

Established in mid 2007, JUSTJUNK! introduced a simple, yet brilliant, concept to the Cape Town consumer and is now seen as a logistics industry. Starting small and growing organically JUSTJUNK! has become a well- recognised company.

Our Services are as follows:
  • Removal of Junk
  • Hazardous Waste
  • E- Waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Document Shredding
  • General Transport
  • Deceased Estates
  • Handyman Services
Removal of Junk
JUSTJUNK! is a local junk removal company which assists you with removing your junk such as unwanted items, rubble or even garden refuse.

Hazardous Waste
Our Hazardous Waste Division can take care of any of your hazardous waste which needs to be removed.

E-Waste (Electronic Waste)
Our Electronic Waste Division caters for the safe disposal of the hidden toxic chemicals that are inside electrical products.

Scrap Metal
We offer scrap metal removal from household, businesses, building sites. All our scrap metal are recycled- No exceptions. Ever since JUSTJUNK! was established, we have saved thousands of tons of scrap metal, e-waste, hazardous waste & junk from ending up on landfills and polluting our environment.

Document Shredding
Information and Intellectual property is powerful and valuable and therefore needs to be protected.  JUSTJUNK! provides an offsite confidential document shredding service.

General Transport
We offer all kinds of removal services. Including furniture, household, office, and general removals. We operate throughout the Cape Peninsula and can assist with small to large moves with our 1.5 to 10 ton trucks.  

Handy Man
Got any household problems?
JUSTJUNK! handyman services can help with all your DIY problems, from fixing a drywall to clearing a drain.

Deceased Estates
Estate cleanout is an emotional affair.
JUSTJUNK! can assist you with clearing the property of junk and will wherever possible donate items to Charity.

JUSTJUNK! also donates to various charity's such as Red Cross Children's Hospital or at various drop off points in our nearby townships.

This is what you will see if you commute along the Southern Suburb train line.


Click on any of our links on this post; it will take you to our website... www.just-junk.co.za
Call 021 801 1100/ 083 703 5865
Email: info@just-junk.co.za