Recycling Gold — JK Recycled 1,869 Tons of Materials in 2016!

At JK Moving Services, we are proud of our sustainability efforts across the company. Each year, we publish a report with the results of our eco-friendly practices. In 2016, we diverted more than 1,869 tons of materials from local landfills. What type of materials, and how much, were we able to save from landfills? Mixed Paper – 1,079,940 pounds Metal – 1,474,540 pounds Corrugated Cardboard – 498,740 pounds Furniture – 373,850 pounds Code 2/Wood – 262,060 pounds E-Waste – 47,236 pounds Mixed Plastic – 1,760 pounds This year for Earth Day, we want to help you take part in our sustainability efforts. If you are interested […]

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How to Plan Your Eco-Friendly Move

Moving can have a major effect on your environmental impact. Transporting household goods from one end of the country to the other could lead to filling up a landfill with cardboard boxes. Even moving within the same city will mean a moving truck emitting fumes into the air. As we become more and more aware of our carbon footprint, eco-friendly practices have spread through all business industries. For example, in commercial moving, plastic crates have become the standard. JK uses reusable plastic bins as part of its Boxless Move to relocate businesses. By using plastic containers instead of cardboard boxes, […]

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JK Earns Silver in Green Business Challenge

As people learn more about the effect companies have on environmental health, businesses have started green initiatives to lessen their carbon footprint. JK Moving Services has maintained a steady promise, both inside our company and on behalf of our customers, to “go-green.” The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce recognized JK as a Silver Award winner in the Loudoun Dulles Green Business Challenge. The Green Business Challenge motivates Loudoun businesses to save energy, conserve water, reduce waste, combat congestion, and protect native habitat. The challenge is open to home-based businesses, Fortune 100 corporations, and any company in between. As a commercial […]

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Preventing Identity Theft — JK Hosts a Shredding and Recycling Day for Employees

To celebrate Earth Day, JK is encouraging its employees to bring in any personal documents and electronics they want to securely dispose of and recycle throughout the week. Using the professional shredding equipment of JK Archives, JK employees can trust that their paper documents, cell phones, computer hardware, etc. will undergo proper destruction and recycling procedures. When getting rid of old computer hardware, be sure to securely wipe or destroy the hard drive. Emptying your computer’s recycling bin is not a secure way to delete data – the data still actually exists on the hard drive and a persistent criminal […]

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