Sebastian Rubino / sebastian@thereflector.com

Dan Cain, the proprietor of Clark County-based Junk Administration, makes use of his experience to show one particular person’s trash right into a treasure for others.

His enterprise salvages junk from folks’s property all through Clark County after which repurposes it for different causes.

One instance of that’s Cain’s garden which options recycled supplies. He just lately grew tomatoes utilizing plastic milk jugs and plastic wrap after he noticed a video that utilized the same technique. The milk jug technique bumped his graden manufacturing forward a few weeks, Cain stated.

“I used to be making an attempt to be modern and never must spend extra money,” Cain stated.

Cain makes do with what he has as he experiments incessantly with completely different gardening strategies. He makes use of the assets he gathers in several methods, which is a course of Cain stated has been rewarding.

“(I’m) capable of say ‘alright, I put the work in and look, it really labored,’” Cain stated.

Except for the filth he utilized, Cain stated the opposite supplies for his garden didn’t price him something since he upcycled and repurposed supplies. He created his garden beds from a shed he tore down, using the wooden from the construction for the containers that include the soil and crops. 

Cain stated virtually something from somebody’s property will be repurposed. Wooden from the again of 1’s property will be upcycled into one thing else, or pallets will be crafted into good containers for crops in the event that they function all pure wooden with no staining.

“You’ll be able to upcycle virtually something, relying on the aim, in order that’s what we’re capturing for, simply to maintain our impression on the atmosphere as small as doable,” Cain stated.

Cain famous he utilized spice racks in his garden that have been as soon as used at Jake’s Crawfish in Portland in addition to one other shed he tore down in Battle Floor.

“We’re Junk Administration, we’re not simply junk removing. We’re altering junk removing as we all know it,” Cain stated. “We’re not simply taking our truck and dumping it. We’re taking all the pieces we presumably can and processing it. … If there’s stuff that’s precious in any other case, fairly than simply utilizing it in a garden, we attempt to get it a brand new residence as nicely. We upcycle as a lot as we presumably can.”

Cain stated his efforts are price it in the long run as he saves “hundreds of kilos” of recycled supplies every week that may have in any other case gone to landfills. He has two trailers he shops the supplies in and is ready to maintain the capability underneath management.

If Cain will get an excessive amount of materials at a jobsite, he takes it to native recycling facilities.

Junk Administration opened a couple of 12 months in the past and Cain has since gained a following by way of social media. His household is concerned within the enterprise, as they share his dream of recycling as a lot as doable.

Junk Administration’s web site will be discovered on-line at junkman
agement.enterprise.web site.

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