Recycling vs Repurposing, What’s the Difference? - Kloos Hauling & Demolition - Junk Removal Winnipeg

Recycling vs Repurposing, What’s the Difference?

The terms recycling and repurposing are often confused with each other. Both mean something different, but it is not uncommon for individuals to think the terms have the same meaning. When it comes to getting rid of junk or clutter in the home, both can come in handy. Read on to learn more about recycling and repurposing to see how you can use either to clean your home.


Let’s start with recycling first. The term means to take an item and turn it into the raw material so that it can be used again. Recycling helps to reduce the amount of waste that is created by transforming materials that are useful for new products. Materials like glass, paper, and plastic can easily be recycled into something new. When you have such materials in the home, the items can be taken to a recycling plant and transformed into something new and useful.


The term repurposing means to use an object as is. Instead of throwing an item out based on its current use, it is transformed or used differently than its original use. Take for example an old table. You might not have a use for it anymore but do not want to throw it away. Perhaps the legs of the table can be removed and used for another project? Or the table top used for something else. This would be repurposing the item for a new use.

Recycling and repurposing can easily be used to declutter your home. When clearing out the junk in the home or a garage, take a look at each item. Can it be recycled? If so, make a recycling pile and take your items to the local recycling centre once you finish cleaning out space. If you look at an item and can repurpose it for another use, then do so. Using these options can help you remove clutter from home without filling up landfills with trash.

At Kloos Hauling & Demolition, assistance can be provided for cleaning out clutter, with options for recycling. Let us help you clear out unwanted clutter. Our experts can clean out storage rooms or garages, helping you to avoid unwanted clutter in the home, without harming the environment by filling landfills with items that could otherwise be recycled.

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